WorldCat Identities

Thomas, Sian

Overview
Works: 131 works in 407 publications in 1 language and 6,208 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Domestic fiction  Biography  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  History 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Other, Performer
Classifications: PN1995.9.S87, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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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 908 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 )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 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 )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 297 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 )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 293 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 )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 204 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 )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 186 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 Matthew Hall( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 177 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
Another view by Rosamunde Pilcher( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 176 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
A partisan's daughter by Louis De Bernières( Recording )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 172 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 redeemed by M. R Hall( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 150 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
The wedding gift( Visual )

2 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 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purge by Sofi Oksanen( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 115 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 )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kerstin Kvist comes over from Sweden to take up a job with the Cosway family at their grand, odd house in Essex. However, the family turn out to be even older than their home: living with the widowed Mrs Cosway are her three unmarried daughters, in thrall to the old lady, and her son, John - a sad self-absorbed figure in his thirties who haunts the house. But when a stranger with a glamorously Bohemian aura moves to the village, his presence sets the Conway family on a path to self-destruction
The devil's feather : a novel by Minette Walters( Recording )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 105 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 103 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
Two caravans by Marina Lewycka( Recording )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful summer's evening in a Kent field and around their two caravans a group of strawberry pickers celebrates a birthday. But what lies behind the buy-one-get-one-free offers at your supermarket and who picks our strawberries? The Ukrainians: Irina, just off the coach from Kiev, and Andriy, the miner's son from the other Ukraine; the Poles: Tomasz and Yola; two Chinese girls; Emanuel, the round-eyed eighteen-year-old from Malawi. And although he can't pick strawberries, there's also the Dog... Hilarious, gritty, moving and slapstick, Two Caravans has all the ingredients that made A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian so successful
The water's lovely : [a novel] by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine years on from her stepfather's death, Ismay & her sister still live in the same house in Clapham. It has been split into two flats. Their mother lives upstairs with her sister, Pamela. The bathroom where their stepfather drowned has disappeared
Bright lights and promises by Pauline McLynn( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's not easy being the mother of a 12-year-old boy who's in love with his babysitter and having trouble at school. Nor are matters helped by the unexpected arrival of an elderly mother who's suddenly footloose and fancy-free. There are times when Susie Vine wonders how she'll ever survive. At least she feels secure at Arland & Shaw, London's leading theatrical agency, her clients love her almost as much as they love themselves. But, as the New Year beckons, Susie feels something's missing. Then the man who broke her heart comes back into her life and she's forced to ask herself whether she was right to leave him all those years ago. Or is the man for her waiting in the wings elsewhere ...?"--Container
Hearts and minds by Amanda Craig( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great opportunistic metropolis that is 21st-century London draws in thousands of immigrants. So when a murdered girl is fished from Hampstead Ponds one morning, she could be anyone
 
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I think I love you : [a novel]
Alternative Names
Sian Thomas actrice britannique

Sian Thomas attrice britannica

Sian Thomas britische Schauspielerin

Sian Thomas britisk skodespelar

Sian Thomas britisk skuespiller

Sian Thomas Brits actrice

Sian Thomas brittisk skådespelare

Томас, Шан

سیان توماس بازیگر بریتانیایی

Languages
English (163)

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The disappearedA short history of tractors in UkranianAnother viewA partisan's daughterFundamentals of riding : learning the essential skillsThe minotaur : [a novel]Two caravansThe water's lovely : [a novel]