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Rycroft, William

Works: 29 works in 110 publications in 1 language and 1,210 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  History  Young adult works  Psychological fiction  Fantasy fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6054.A923, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Rycroft
Lights out in Wonderland by D. B. C Pierre( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught up in his decadent lifestyle, 20-something Gabriel Brockwell decides to kill himself. But before he does, he embarks on a quest for Wonderland--a bacchanal to end all bacchanals. His journey takes him around the globe, from London to Tokyo to Berlin, to taste all of life's wildest pleasures, only to emerge with a renewed spirit and a desire to make up for some of the terrible things he's done in his life
Rise of the heroes by Andy Briggs( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Toby, Pete, Lorna, and Emily download powers off the Internet to become superheroes, they must band together to save Toby and Lorna's mother from the evil supervillain Doc Tempest
The chop by Graham Hurley( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like everyone else in UK, Norman's grandfather gets the bird flu
Number9dream by David Mitchell( Recording )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eiji Miyake arrives in a sprawling Japanese metropolis to track down the father he has never met, but the city is a mapless place if you are 19, broke, and the only person you can trust is John Lennon
Ghosting by Keith Gray( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nate and his sister Sandy are fake mediums and don't believe in the ghosts they pretend to see. That is, until the real ghost of a serial killer's victim appears with a message for Sandy."
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell( Recording )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oblivious to the bizarre ways in which their lives intersect, nine characters--a terrorist in Okinawa, a record-shop clerk in Tokyo, a money-laundering British financier in Hong Kong, an old woman running a tea shack in China, a transmigrating "noncorpum" entity seeking a human host in Mongolia, a gallery-attendant-cum-art-thief in Petersburg, a drummer in London, a female physicist in Ireland, and a radio deejay in New York--hurtle toward a shared destiny of astonishing impact
Thieves like us by Stephen Cole( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious benefactor hand-picks a group of teen geniuses to follow a set of clues leading to the secrets of everlasting life, secrets which they must steal and for which they risk being killed
Mr. Toppit by Charles Elton( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When 'The Hayseed Chronicles', an obscure series of children's books, become world-famous millions of readers debate the significance of that enigmatic last line and the shadowy figure of Mr Toppit who dominates the books. The author, Arthur Hayman, an unsuccessful screenwriter mown down by a concrete truck in Soho, never reaps the benefits of the books' success. The legacy passes to his widow, Martha, and her children - the fragile Rachel, and Luke, reluctantly immortalised as Luke Hayseed, the central character of his father's books. But others want their share, particularly Laurie, the overweight stranger from California, who comforts Arthur as he lies dying, and has a mysterious agenda of her own that changes all their lives. For buried deep in the books lie secrets which threaten to be revealed as the family begins to crumble under the heavy burden of their inheritance. "--Publisher description
A wolf in Hindelheim by Jenny Mayhew( Recording )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A remote German village, 1926. A baby has gone missing. A police constable has been called. A doctor suspects a storekeeper. A son wants to prove himself a man. A love affair unfolds. Then the rumours begin to spread. Once suspicion has taken hold, is anything beyond belief?
The Windsor faction by D. J Taylor( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autumn 1939, in a parallel world where Edward VIII never abdicated and the Second World War might have taken a very different course. As the storm clouds gather over Europe and German troops are amassing, a clandestine 'King's Party' of fascist peace campaigners is stealthily undermining the war-effort. Back from Ceylon, Cynthia Kirkpatrick finds herself at the centre of a web of intrigue
The lessons by Naomi Alderman( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lessons' is a spellbinding novel about shattered hopes, destructive love and dark family secrets from the author of 'Disobedience."
The great lover by Jill Dawson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imaginative, fascinating novel about the poet Rupert Brooke, showing the complex man behind the romantic image as it tells a poignant story of love and loss
The nemesis program by Scott Mariani( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While secretly researching the bizarre discoveries of Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla many years earlier, physicist Claudine Pommier becomes the victim of a remorseless and cruel murderer who breaks into her Parisian apartment. Maverick American biologist Dr Roberta Ryder receives a mysterious letter from her friend Claudine and travels to Paris to see her, only to learn of her shocking death. Before she knows it, Roberta becomes the target of ruthless men with a deadly agenda that only the letter can unmask. She's alone and vulnerable. But she knows someone - the only someone - who can help her
Young Prince Philip : his turbulent early life by Philip Eade( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Prince Philip recounts the Prince's extraordinary upbringing in Greece, France, Nazi Germany and Britain. His deaf mother was committed to a psychiatric clinic when he was nine, and his father left him to be brought up by her family. He emerged from this unsettled background self-confident, capable and famously opinionated, yet also prone to outbursts and putting his foot in it, characteristics which would have profound consequences for his family and monarchy."--Container
Home by Nicola Davies( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 2067 and the world has become uninhabitable with all the pollution created by mankind. Ruling classes live holed up in the cities and workers live in Stations, safe from the outside world. But one day Station 27 is taken over by rebels and Nero, from the ruling classes, and Sacks, a worker, find themselves thrown together
The walls of Byzantium by James Heneage( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

15th-century Europe: in the midst of growing unrest, rivals battle for a hidden treasure, each desperate to secure its power for their own nations. But no-one can discover its whereabouts; nor even knows if it is still in the possession of those born to guard it. Four remarkable characters from four leading families provide the story as their crossed allegiances, plots and passions are played out on this epic scale. Yet the private lives are there too, and in castle and church, in siege and on battlefield, the love, fear, violence and reluctant loyalty to creed or destiny propel the characters to their fates
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