WorldCat Identities

Thomas, Sian

Works: 141 works in 481 publications in 1 language and 6,221 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Domestic fiction  Biography  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  History 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Author, Other, Performer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sian Thomas
Perfume : the Story of a Murderer by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 884 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 )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 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
Maggie Smith : a biography by Michael Coveney( Recording )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 322 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 possible life : [a novel in five parts] by Sebastian Faulks( Recording )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 299 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
The disappeared by Matthew Hall( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coroner Jenny Cooper takes on the corrupt establishment of England's investigative institutions, fighting a lone battle for justice
The coroner by Matthew Hall( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 181 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
A short history of tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 174 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
A partisan's daughter by Louis De Bernières( Recording )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 161 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
Another view by Rosamunde Pilcher( Recording )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman struggles with her feelings toward the father who abandoned her to boarding schools, and her new stepbrother, who now wants to get to know her as a person
The redeemed by Matthew Hall( Recording )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 156 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. After another tragic death, Jenny's suspicions turn toward a powerful new global phenomenon: the politically ambitious and intoxicatingly charismatic Mission Church of God. Meanwhile Jenny must finally confront the demons of her past, and as her private life threatens to shatter, she faces intense pressure from all angles to cease her investigations. But to Jenny Cooper, whose whole life has been governed by deception, the truth is everything
The wedding gift by Alexandra Raife( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 139 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
Fundamentals of riding : learning the essential skills by Elwyn Hartley Edwards( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purge by Sofi Oksanen( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 110 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
The minotaur : [a novel] by Barbara Vine( Recording )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kerstin Kvist didn't quite know what to expect when she took up a job with the Cosway family at their odd, almost grand home, Lydstep Old Hall, deep in the Essex countryside. The family turned out to be even odder than the house: the widowed Mrs Cosway lived with her three unmarried daughters, in thrall to the old lady. A mysterious fourth daughter, a widow herself and apparently quite rich, came and went, with ill-disguised contempt for the others. More puzzling still was Mrs Cosway's son, John, a sad, self-absorbed figure in his 30s who haunted the house. There's 'madness in the family' offered one of the daughters by way of explanation, but Kerstin had trained as a nurse and knew it wasn't right to be administering such powerful drugs to a vulnerable figure like John
The devil's feather : a novel by Minette Walters( Recording )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When five women are brutally murdered in Sierra Leone, Reuters correspondent Connie Burns questions the arrest of three rebel soldiers for the crimes. No-one listens. In the wake of a vicious civil war that saw hundreds of thousands killed and displaced, the rape and murder of women are of little consequence. And who cares if child soldiers are beaten into confessing? With little to go on except her witnessing of a savage attack on a prostitute, Connie makes the hazardous decision to unmask the killer - knowing he will come looking for her
The dark room by Minette Walters( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jinx Kingsley had tried to kill herself after being jilted by her fiance, who has since disappeared. When Jinx wakes from her coma, she can remember nothing of the alleged suicide, until the memories and the terror begin to resurface
The water's lovely : [a novel] by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who had died was Ismay's stepfather, Guy. Nine years on, she and her sister, Heather, still live in the same house in Clapham. But it has been divided into two self-contained flats. Their mother lives upstairs with her sister, Pamela. And the bathroom, where Guy drowned, has disappeared. Ismay works in public relations, and Heather in catering. They get on well. They always have. They never discuss the changes to the house, still less what happened that August day... But even lives as private as these, where secrets hang in the air like dust, intertwine with other worlds and other people. And, with painful inevitability, the truth will emerge
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I think I love you : [a novel]
Alternative Names
Sian Thomas actrice britannique

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Sian Thomas Brits actrice

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English (167)

The disappearedA short history of tractors in UkranianA partisan's daughterAnother viewFundamentals of riding : learning the essential skillsThe minotaur : [a novel]The water's lovely : [a novel]