Most widely held works about Paul English
Most widely held works by Paul English
Red headed stranger by Willie Nelson ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Mao's last dancer by Cunxin Li ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
This is the true story of how, by the thinnest thread of a chance, one moment in time changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond imagination. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a president and first lady, movie stars and the most influential people in America. One day he would become a star: Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West. Here is Li Cunxin's own story, a beautiful, rich account of an inspirational life, told with honesty, dignity and pride.
The tyrant's novel by Thomas Keneally ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Imagine a faraway country that was once a friend of the West becoming the enemy, its people isolated and savagely repressed by a tyrant known as Great Uncle. As one of the country's most celebrated writers and a war hero, the storyteller has a better life than most until he is made an offer he can't refuse. He must write a great novel, telling of the suffering of his people under the enemy's cruel economic sanctions and portraying Great Uncle as their saviour. This masterpiece must be completed in time for its international debut in three months - or else. If the writer cannot - or will not - meet the tyrant's deadline, he and anyone he cares for will pay the ultimate price.
Dalai Lama : man, monk, mystic by Mayank Chhaya ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Mirrorscape by Mike Wilks ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Melkin Womper is thrilled to escape his dull future as a village weaver and develop his artistic talent when he's apprenticed to Ambrosius Blenk, one of Vlam's most famous masters. Mel is especially excited by the colors that he'll be able to use, since color is a very expensive Pleasure, strictly controlled by the sinister Fifth Mystery ...
The peasant prince by Cunxin Li ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
This true story of a poor Chinese peasant boy who, plucked unsuspectingly at the age of ten from millions of others across the land to be trained as a ballet dancer, is a fairytale that has already captivated many children and young adults. Ages 5+. (SA: Reception - Year 2).
Ned Kelly a short life by Ian Jones ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Ned Kelly the man - warts and all - the most vivid portrait yet of Australia's immortal outlaw! Author, Ian Jones, acknowledged Kelly authority, shares with us the results of a lifetime's research. For the first time Ned Kelly truly emerges as a man - a man who hated conflict yet never escaped it. A private man incapable of being ordinary and unnoticed. A man who was seen, even in his own lifetime, as what he represented rather than what he was.
Heaven's net is wide by Lian Hearn ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Set before the Tales of the Otori begins, Heaven's Net recounts the life of Lord Otori Shigeru, the series' spiritual warrior-godfather and adoptive father of the Tales' Takeo. We learn about Shigeru's training in the ways of the warrior and feudal lord; his relationship with the Tribe of mysteriously powerful assassins; his fateful meeting with Lady Maruyama, who would become his secret lover; the battle of Yaegahara, where his father is killed; and other turning points that shaped the Tales. The first four volumes gave us only glimpses. Now we are treated to rich detail and more of Hearn's fantastical Japanese world. Gripping and bewitching, Heaven's Net is a new beginning and a grand finale; a story of monumental battles, supreme loyalty, triumphant love, and heartbreak. It ends just before Across the Nightingale Floor begins, bringing the Otori epic full circle.
Standing on the bank by Tab Benoit ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
The lost boy by Robert Wainwright ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
In the stifling Australian heat of October 1993, a campsite the size of a small town was spontaneously created at a lonely desert roadhouse. A local son, Clinton Liebelt had disappeared without a trace. They came from all corners of the farflung Northern Territory - townspeople, stockmen, tourists, police, soldiers and emergency services.
True history of the Kelly gang by Peter Carey ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Ned Kelly is a convict, murderer, and thief who became an Australian legend. This is his personal interpretation of the harsh world around him, written for his daughter.
Mirrorstorm by Mike Wilks ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
A tale involving kidnap, invisible burglary, tunnel-licking monsters and a battalion of moth bodyguards. Mel, Ludo and Wren are battling a new enemy, the sinister order of Ters, who have created storms over the city of Vlam. After a cry for help from a land in the Mirrorscape, the three friends go back into that strange and unpredictable world. They make new friends (and enemies) as they attempt to prevent the storms that threaten Vlam with a plague of demons. But the Ters and the terrifying demon-slayer Morg are sniffing at their heels. And it seems there is a traitor in their midst.The fate of more than one world is balanced on the tip of a brush.
Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Against the backdrop of Darwin - that small, tropical hothouse of a port, half-outback, half-oriental, lying at the tip of northern Australia - a young and newly arrived southerner encounters the 'maestro', a Viennese refugee with a shadowed past. ...
The highest court ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The role of the Court is explored as we follow the handing down of two historic constitutional judgements. We also follow the appointment of two new Justices - Hayne and Callinan. For the first time cases have been filmed as they actually happen in the court.
The Wollemi pine by James Woodford ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
In 1994, in the Wollemi wilderness, a field officer stumbled onto a stand of weird, towering trees. He had unwittingly stumbled upon the botanical equivalent of a living dinosaur.
The patron saint of eels by Gregory Day ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
In the southern Italian village of Stellanuova, in the 1700s, a Franciscan monk, Fra Ionio, is celebrated as the Patron Saint of Eels when he brings a distraught fisherman's yearly catch of eeels back from the dead in the village market. When Stellanuova's inhabitants emigrate to Australia in the post World War II migrations of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, the immortal saint is left looking down on an abandoned town.
War babies by Robert Macklin ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
In War Babies, Macklin is amusingly true to the absurd comedy of growing up. Set in suburban Brisbane in the 40s and 50s, Macklin's memoir is located in family.
The marsh birds by Eva Sallis ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Dhurgham As-Samarra'i is a twelve year old boy who flees with his family from Baghdad. When he becomes separated from his family he begins a journey as a refugee to the other side of the world. Suggested level: secondary.
Corfu a novel by Robert Dessaix ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
In a village on the island of Corfu, alone in the cottage of a man he's never met, a young Australian actor gradually pieces together the strange life story of the writer whose house he is living in. As he explores his surroundings and makes new friends in Corfu, his own life begins to appear to him like an illuminating shadow-play of his absent host's. Inspired by the life of the little-known Australian writer Kester Berwick, "Corfu: a novel" is about friendship, love, the ordinary and the extraordinary, exile and home.
The Hamilton case by Michelle De Kretser ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The place is Ceylon, the time the 1930s. filled with irresistible characters and set amid tea plantations and jungle, decay, corruption and the backwash of empire, this gripping nuanced novel has a pitch-perfect ear for the comedy and sharp eye for the tragedy ...
Adventure stories Apprentices Art Artists Audiobooks Audiobooks Australia Australia.--High Court Ballet dancers Biography Blues (Music) Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,--Dalai Lama XIV,--1935- Bushrangers China Conifers Country music Crime Dalai lamas Dancers Defectors Despotism Detention of persons Fantasy Feudalism Fiction Fiction--Authorship Guitar music (Blues) Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Japan Jewish children in the Holocaust Jews Journalists Juvenile works Kelly, Ned,--1855-1880 Li, Cunxin,--1961- Manners and customs Missing children Murder New South Wales Northern Territory Novelists Painting Personal narratives Poland--Łódź Political prisoners Political science Talking books Talking books Talking books for children World War (1939-1945)