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Thomas, Sian

Works: 33 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 2,684 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biography  Psychological fiction  Biographies  History  Domestic fiction  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Narrator
Classifications: PN1995.9.S87, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sian Thomas
Perfume : the Story of a Murderer by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1738 in Paris, a baby is born under a fishmonger's bloody table in a marketplace and abandoned. Orphaned, passed over to the monks as a charity case, already there is something about the tiny infant that is unsettling. No one will look after him; he is somehow too demanding and, even more disturbing, something is missing: he doesn't smell the way a baby should; indeed, he has no scent at all. Yet Jean-Baptiste Grenouille clings stubbornly to life, because he possesses an absolute sense of smell, and with it, he can read the world, discovering truths that elude ordinary men. As he leaves childhood behind and comes to understand his terrible uniqueness, his obsession becomes the quest to identify, and then to isolate, the perfect scent--that of life itself. Grenouille embarks on a monstrous quest, until the frenzy of his final triumph explodes in all its horrifying consequences
I think I love you : [a novel] by Allison Pearson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel by a writer who understands the female psyche, and observes the male with a wary eye. This novel, set in the '70s and the present day, is about teen obsession, rites of passage and one girl's infatuation with David Cassidy. It's about love in many forms, but first love in particular, how it shapes us and imprints us
A possible life : [a novel in five parts] by Sebastian Faulks( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout five masterpieces of fiction, exquisitely drawn and unforgettable characters risk their bodies, hearts and minds in pursuit of the manna of human connection
Maggie Smith : a biography by Michael Coveney( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Coveney shines a light on the life and career of a truly remarkable performer, one whose stage and screen career spans six decades. This biography, written with Maggie Smith's blessing and drawing on personal archives as well as interviews with immediate family and close friends, is a portrait of one of the greatest actors of our time
A partisan's daughter by Louis De Bernières( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late 1970's North London, a sales rep going through a mid life crisis attempts to pick up of a young woman
The disappeared by Matthew Hall( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coroner Jenny Cooper takes on the corrupt establishment of England's investigative institutions, fighting a lone battle for justice
A short history of tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an elderly and newly widowed Ukrainian immigrant announces his intention to remarry, his daughters must set aside their longtime feud to thwart him. For their father's intended is a voluptuous old-country gold digger with a proclivity for green satin underwear and an appetite for the good life of the West. As the hostilities mount and family secrets spill out, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian combines sex, bitchiness, wit, and genuine warmth in its celebration of the pleasure of growing old disgracefully
The coroner by M. R Hall( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When lawyer Jenny Cooper is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she's hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce, but the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence. Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? Jenny embarks on a lonely and dangerous one-woman crusade for justice which threatens not only her career but also her sanity
The wedding gift( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a final act of affection for her husband, a dying woman orchestrates a gift of love for him by secretly setting him up with another woman. Based on a true story
The redeemed by M. R Hall( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man's body is discovered in a church yard, the sign of the cross carved into his abdomen. Later he is found to be Alan Jacobs, a troubled psychiatric nurse. It seems to Jenny Cooper, Severn Vale District Coroner, this is likely to be an open and shut suicide case, but something tells her to probe a little deeper
Robert Browning : selected poems by Robert Browning( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and biographical commentary
Lord Byron poems by George Gordon Byron Byron( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merrybegot by Julie Hearn( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring 1645. In a remote village, rumours of bad magic are spreading, and fingers are pointing at Nell, the cunning woman's granddaughter. With Matthew Hopkins, the WitchFinder General, on his way, Nell is in mortal danger. Summer 1692. Half a century later, the minister's daughter has a confession to make
Information for occupational health : report to the British Library Research and Development Department on Project SI/g/574 by Frances E Wood( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are all made of glue by Marina Lewycka( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgie Sinclair's husband has walked out and work is getting her down. So when she spots Mrs. Shapiro, an eccentric old neighbour, rummaging through her skip in the middle of the night, it's just the distraction she needs. And although they mistrust each other at first a firm friendship is formed. Then Mrs. Shapiro is admitted to hospital and, to Georgie's surprise, she is named as her next of kin
Hearts and minds by Amanda Craig( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden by London's wealth, energy and need for cheap labour, the city's immigrant population is powerless, despised and often illegal. So when a young woman's body is discovered on Hampstead Heath one cold morning, she could be anyone
A woman in Arabia : the writings of the queen of the desert by Gertrude Lowthian Bell( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia, the subject of the upcoming major motion picture Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis, and Robert Pattinson, and directed by Werner HerzogGertrude Bell was leaning in 100 years before Sheryl Sandberg. One of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century, she turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world, and became the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East. As she wrote in one of her letters, "It's a bore being a woman when you are in Arabia." Forthright and spirited, opinionated and playful, and deeply instructive about the Arab world, this volume brings together Bell's letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and travel writings to offer an intimate look at a woman who shaped nations.For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.From the Trade Paperback edition
Purge by Sofi Oksanen( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep in an Estonian forest, two women, one young, one old, are hiding. Zara is a prostitute and a murderer, on the run from brutal captors, men who know how to punish a woman. Aliide offers refuge but not safety: she has her own criminal secrets, traitorous crimes of passion and revenge committed long ago, during the country's brutal Soviet years. Both women have survived lives of abuse. But this time their survival depends on revealing the one thing history has taught them to keep safely hidden: the truth
Perpetual light by Melissa Murray( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A BBC Radio full-cast Sci-Fi drama set in the very-near future. A new way to remember the dead has been developed. The Maken Corporation can construct an interactive avatar--a perfectly realistic representation of the deceased--in cyberspace, using all the data available on an individual. At first, this appears to be a huge comfort for the bereaved. They can see and speak to their dead. The pain of mourning is eased. But it's a controversial issue. One that divides society and divides families. When William Hellier dies suddenly, his wife Barbara and daughter Rachel, not for the first time in their lives, come into conflict. Barbara goes to Maken and has an avatar of her dead husband created. But as she begins to spend more time with William--and more money at Maken--Rachel begins to believe that the corporation is preying on the grief of the vulnerable. Her cousin Jas also has reasons to distrust Maken. He believes they have imprisoned William Hellier's soul. Can Jas persuade Rachel to destroy her father's avatar? And if he can, will Rachel go through with it once she comes face to face with the man she loved?
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I think I love you : [a novel]
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A partisan's daughterA short history of tractors in UkranianRobert Browning : selected poemsLord Byron poems