Most widely held works about Harriet Walter
Most widely held works by Harriet Walter
Atonement ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,078 libraries worldwide
In 1935, thirteen-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that Cecilia has comparable feelings. All it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie, is compelled to interfere. She goes so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. As Briony grow older, she continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.
Sense and sensibility ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1,808 libraries worldwide
Tells of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne, whose chances at marriage seem doomed by their family's sudden loss of fortune.
The young Victoria ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,678 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and times of Queen Victoria from her childhood to her early rise to power and the first turbulent years of her rule. Her romantic relationship and eventual marriage to Prince Albert culminates in a royal power struggle which ultimately is the key to her happiness when she comes to the realization that he is someone she can fully trust and believe in.
William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
"The noble Titus returns victorious to Rome bringing Tamora, Queen of the Goths, as his captive. When one of Tamora's sons is condemned to die, she vows revenge and, aided by the villainous Aaron, she exacts a terrible retribution, inaugurating a grim cycle of rape, murder, and cannibalism. This macabre, often brilliant tragedy comes from the earliest stage of Shakespeare's dramatic career"--Container.
Hard times ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-mad, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall.
Prince Charming by Julie Garwood ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Lady Taylor Stapleton agrees to marry Lucas Ross. Once they get to America they will go their separate ways. They could not have come from more different worlds: his, the wide-open skies of Montana territory, and hers, the restrictive, proper London drawing rooms. They have only one thing in common. They will do anything to protect the innocents who depend on them.
The Governess ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
A young woman loses her identity and her innocence in an all-consuming love affair.
Strong poison ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
In the first of Dorothy L. Sayers's famous Harriet Vane mystery series, amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey falls in love with Harriet Vane, the mystery writer as she stands in the dock of Old Bailey. Harriet Vane is on trial for the diabolically clever murder of her fiancé. Not only does Wimsey believe in her innocence, he fall is love with her at first sight. Can he save her from the gallows and will he win her hand?
Have his carcase ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
In this, the second of Sayers's famous Harriet Vane mystery series, Harriet Vane the mystery writer, cleared of murder through the efforts of Lord Peter Wimsey, seeks solace in the country. Walking along a barren beach she stumbles across the body of a bearded young man with his throat cut. From the moment she photographs the corpse, which soon disappears with the tide, she is puzzled by a mystery that might have been suicide, murder or a political plot. With the appearance of her dear friend Lord Peter Wimsey, she finds a reason for detective pursuit ... as only the two of them can.
Gaudy night ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
The third installment of Dorothy L. Sayers's famous Harriet Vane mysteries, unfolds at the all female Shrewsbury College at Oxford. Upon returning to Oxford for the first time in years for a school reunion, Harriet Vane is asked by her old professors to turn her talents as a detective writer to practical use. Someone is terrorizing the faculty and students of the college by sending vicious anonymous letters, eventually leading to the destruction of collegiate property and the attack of faculty members. Harriet struggles with the realization that the perpetrator may be a professor as well as the realization of her growing feelings for Lord Peter Wimsey.
William Shakespeare's Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Macbeth, driven by ambition and an unscrupulous wife, murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself and begins a violent reign of terror. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife descend into the depths of madness and paranoia.
Agatha Christie Poirot set 4 the movie collection ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
At the Meadowbank School, Miss Bulstrode counts girls from England's finest families among her young charges. And she treats them all as equals, even royalty like Princess Shaista of Ramat, a political refugee. After a vicious murder shocks the students and staff, Hercule Poirot delves into the school's secrets.
Mischief by Amanda Quick ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
"Quick's spunky hroines and dashing heroes are characters you'd love --- and love to know." (USA Today).
Midsomer murders. Set nine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Things that go bump in the night: A series of grisly murders rocks the village of Fletcher's Cross and local spiritualists fall under suspicion. Dead in the water: Barnaby and Scott immerse themselves in the luxurious world of rowing after a murder mars the annual Midsomer Regatta. Orchis fatalis: In the orchid-mad village of Midsomer Malham, Barnaby and Scott must discover who would kill to own an extremely rare specimen. Bantling boy: Why did the owner of Bantling Hall bequeath his champion thoroughbred to four Midsomer villagers? The only person who knows doesn't live to tell the tale.
Other people's shoes : thoughts on acting by Harriet Walter ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Dorothy L. Sayers mysteries ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Three elegant murder mysteries adapted from the crime novels of Dorothy L. Sayers which chronicle the relationship of amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane unfolds in a realm of romance and intrigue.
Lady Susan by Jane Austen ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
The intelligent and beautiful, yet manipulative Lady Susan Vernon, recently widowed, strives for nothing more than to obtain financial security for both herself and her unruly, yet shy daughter Frederica.
Mistress by Amanda Quick ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
The powerful Earl of Masters agrees to help Iphiginia Bright pose as his mistress so that she can stop the man who is blackmailing her aunt, but he wants to tempt her to become more than his mistress in name only.
The good father ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Anthony Hopkins portrays a father recently separated from his wife. Bitter, frightened and enraged, he releases his anger on other women and a friend whose wife has just left him.
The Churchills ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Spanning two centuries and three generations, The Churchills chronicles the public and private lives of one of Britain's most celebrated political dynasties and the 20th-century statesman whose remarkable achievements brought glory to his nation and family name.
Acting Actors Albert,--Prince Consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain,--1819-1861 Atonement Audiobooks Audiobooks Biography Criminal investigation Detective and mystery television programs Detectives Dickens, Charles,--1812-1870 Drama England England--London False testimony Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Generals Germanic Invasions of Rome (3rd-6th centuries) Goths Great Britain Historical films History Love Macbeth,--King of Scotland,--11th cent Made-for-TV movies Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Marriage McEwan, Ian Murder--Investigation Private investigators Queens Romance films Rome Sisters Talking books Television programs Vane, Harriet (Fictitious character) Victoria,--Queen of Great Britain,--1819-1901 Video recordings Video recordings Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Walter, Harriet War films Wimsey, Peter, Lord (Fictitious character) Women--Political activity
Walter, Dame Harriet 1950-
Walters, Harriet, 1950-