Thaw, John 1942-2002
Most widely held works about John Thaw
Most widely held works by John Thaw
A year in Provence ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 987 libraries worldwide
Based on Peter Mayle's bestseller by the same name, it is the hilarious first year account of the Mayles' adjusting to both the idiosyncracies of the locals and the quaint traditions of this ancient and charming region.
Goodnight Mister Tom ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 646 libraries worldwide
As Britain stands on the brink of WWII, Tom Oakley, a cantankerous old man living a solitary life in a small village becomes the guardian of an 11-year-old evacuee of London. The two develop a bond of friendship that gives them both new hope.
Inspector Morse, the dead of Jericho collection set ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Inspector Morse and his partner solve mysteries and bring murderers to justice.
Chaplin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Chaplin's entire life is covered in the biographical film. From his upbringings in the slums of England to his Honorary Oscar in 1972.
WWII, the lost color archives ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Until today, our collective memories of World War II have lived almost exclusively in black and white. Recently re-discovered color film archival materials, assembled after years of research, offers a new perspective on everything from the war's most critical battles and key personalities to details of life on the home front to the plight of uprooted refugees.
Chaplin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
"Portrays the amazing life and times of the "Little Tramp" from his poverty-stricken childhood in England, to his friendships, his many wives and scandalous affairs, his acting career, and his relentless pursuit by J. Edgar Hoover."--Container.
Monsignor Renard ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Monsignor Renard tells the story of the German occupation of France during World War II through the eyes and experiences of a humble and extraordinary priest-- whose beliefs are tested to the breaking point.
The Wolvercote tongue ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
A precious jewel known as The Wolvercote tongue is missing and its owner has been found dead in a hotel room. Morse suspects foul play, despite the pathologist's report that she died of a heart attack.
Last seen wearing ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Inspector Morse returns when a schoolgirl from a wealthy family is missing. Morse is convinced she has been murdered and his investigations reveal that there is more going on at her exclusive school than meets the eye. But before he has unravelled the mystery, he finds another murder on his hands.
The silent world of Nicholas Quinn ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Inspector Morse is called in to investigate one of the most puzzling murder cases yet. Someone is selling examination secrets at Oxford and making a killing in more ways than one. Nicholas Quinn is the hard-of-hearing member of an examinations board until one day he is found dead at home. Can Morse match up the clues with the killer?--Container.
Infernal serpent ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Morse and Lewis have to tackle a particularly unsavory case involving child abuse. Their inquiries into the murder of an eminent environmentalist, killed minutes before he was scheduled to give a controversial lecture, unearth skeletons in the cupboard of a respectable academic family.
Fat chance ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Romance threatens the well-ordered life of Inspector Morse when he is attracted to a female cleric whilst investigating the suspicious death of a young woman deacon. A strong candidate to become the first female chaplain of St. Saviour's College in Oxford, the victim had a vociferous group of supporters. But could the strong feelings surrounding the campaign have developed into murder?
Dead on time ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
When an elderly Don apparently commits suicide, Inspector Morse is called in and finds he has a personal involvement in the case. The wife of the dead man is the woman Morse was engaged to be married to years ago.
Deceived by flight ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Sergeant Lewis gets to display his cricketing skills as a sub with the Clarets XI old boys' team when they gather for their annual match at Oxford, but Morse is called in when one of the team is murdered.
The ghost in the machine ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Valuable paintings are stolen from the estate of Sir Julius Hanbury, and when Sir Julius himself disappears Morse and Sergeant Lewis are called upon to investigate the minds and morals of the aristocracy to solve the mystery.
Greeks bearing gifts ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
The Greek community in Oxford closes ranks when a Greek restaurant chef is found dead and a baby goes missing. Morse feels more at home with Oxford's other Greek connection - the classical scholars - and surprisingly discovers there could be a link between the two worlds.
The secret of Bay 5B ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Playboy architect Michael Gifford has been found strangled in his car and the only clues to the murder are his diary and a car park ticket. The diary shows that Gifford had regular assignations in the car park and a telephone number proves to be that of a local insurance company, although Gifford did not have a policy there. The plot thickens as Morse and Lewis uncover a love triangle involving the dead man.--Container.
Masonic mysteries ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Morse is top of the list of suspects when his lady friend is found murdered. Even the loyal Sergeant Lewis has to admit that all the clues point to Morse when Beryl Newsome is stabbed at a dress rehearsal for the local drama society's production of the Magic Flute.
Absolute conviction ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Bailey, Thornton and Cryer were eighties entrepreneurs until it was found that they had stolen millions of pounds from their investors. All three are serving sentences in the same prison where Cryer is found dead in his cell. It looks like a heart attack but the pathologist's report quickly points to murder. Morse and Lewis go behind bars to investigate but must tread carefully with the prison governor.
Kavanagh Q.C. A sense of loss ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
In A sense of loss, Kavanagh struggles to defend a troubled youth who refuses to co-operate on his own behalf after he is accused of killing a policewoman.
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