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Wale, Terry

Overview
Works: 324 works in 762 publications in 1 language and 6,025 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Adventure stories  Domestic fiction  Biography  Thrillers (Fiction)  Naval history  Political fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6066.E693, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Terry Wale
Hard going by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder comes much to Slider's family's disgust during his week off, saving him from the horrors of a trip to the shopping centre with his two older children. The late Mr Lionel Bygood, who looks, to all intents and purposes, like an old-fashioned sort of gentleman, has been bashed in the head with a bronze statue, in what Doc Cameron describes as 'our old friend the Frenzied Attack'. It soon emerges that Mr Bygood was a philanthropist, well-known locally for giving help and advice to all who needed it, from all walks of life. But with all signs pointing to the victim knowing his killer, Slider and his team find themselves embroiled in an investigation that provides scant evidence or possible motive, but all too many suspects
Blood never dies by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Slider and his team face yet another mystery when an unidentifiable man is found dead. It 'appears' that he has commited suicide but all the signs point to murder
Churchill's hour by Michael Dobbs( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941, the war appears to be going badly on many fronts, but Britain, battered, bloody and almost bankrupt, limps on. Churchill knows his country cannot win the war alone. An alliance with America is paramount and Churchill is determined to develop and use a friendship with Averall Harriman, American Ambassador to Britain and personal friend of President Franklin Roosevelt. But his son's wife exploits the friendship first. Pamela's passionate affair presents Churchill with the appalling dilemma between saving his country and allowing his son Randolph to be cuckolded. America continued resolute against fighting, but by the year's close Pearl Harbour had forced America into the war. Why had the Japanese been persuaded to attack American targets? And how were rumours of the attack prevented from reaching American ears? Decisions of love and war are often matters of perception. And so it was in this case
A sign of the times by Mary Jane Staples( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is contempt for old traditions and enthusiasm for everything new and fashionable about to threaten the Adams family and their easy-going existence?
Treachery at Lancaster Gate by Anne Perry( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Pitt arrives at a devastating bombing in Lancaster Gate to find two policemen dead and three more gravely wounded. London's anarchists are blamed, but as Pitt and Inspector Tellman investigate they find it looks increasingly like a personal vendetta against those particular men. Did they lie about a drugs raid that went fatally wrong, and let an innocent man hang? The idea of police dishonesty cuts Tellman to the quick - he joined the force to protect society, not exploit it. But he must uncover the truth, however much he wants to resist the signs of blackmail and corruption
The way ahead by Mary Jane Staples( Recording )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1944, and the Adams family is weary of the war against Hitler. Bobby Summers and Helene, living in France with a group of Resistance fighters, find themselves in great peril. Boots returns from Italy, to the delight of Polly and their twins - but he brings a German prisoner who has a horrifying story to tell. Sammy and Susie Adams are trying to keep the family business going in wartime London, while their son Daniel catches the eye of a lively young American girl. As plans for the invasion of France get under way there is excitement and danger, but love continues to blossom
Winston's war by Michael Dobbs( Recording )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturday 1 October, 1938. Two men meet. One elderly, the other in his twenties. One will became the most revered man of his time, time, and other known as the greatest of traitors. Winston Churchill met BBC journalist Guy Burgess at a moment. when the world was about to explode
Churchill's triumph by Michael Dobbs( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yalta, 4th February, 1945. At the close of war, the three most powerful men on earth gather to thrash out the details of peace: the cantankerous Winston Churchill, the idealistic but ailing Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin, perhaps the bloodiest butcher of all time. Over eight days these men will lie, cheat and deceive each other as they struggle to find an agreement and secure their places in history. Meanwhile, as the smoke rises above Europe, a Polish soldier tries to make his way back home. He has cheated death many times but his luck is running out - though he'll still risk everything to find his daughter, missing in the ruins of Warsaw. For this man, and many like him, the enemy is everywhere
The homecoming by Mary Jane Staples( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1946, and most members of the Adams family who had been serving with the forces begin to come home. But grandson Daniel is still serving in an army unit out of Palestine and his fiancee, Patsy, is counting the days until his return. While the new Labour government struggles with the problems of a country drained by the war, Sammy pursues his business interests with unfamiliar optimism. Many new family members join in as the whole Adams family comes together as never before to celebrate peacetime
Long Spoon Lane by Anne Perry( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early one morning, two bombs explode in an East London street. Forewarned of the attack, Thomas Pitt of the Special Branch arrives in time to chase the bombers to a tenement in Long Spoon Lane. There, two men are arrested and one shot dead - but who fired? As Pitt investigates, he uncovers truths more disturbing than the acts of a few misguided idealists. There's a web of corruption within the police force and all the clues point to Inspector Wetron of Bow Street as its mastermind. But as head of the sinister Inner Circle, Wetron has powerful allies in every sphere
The ascent of Rum Doodle by W. E Bowman( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This] is the hilarious story of a group of endearing incompetents who set out to conquer the world's highest peak. Binder, the kindly, under-insightful leader of the party, heads a singularly ill-assorted team of comic immortals such as Jungle, the route-finder who cannot find his way to any assembly point, and Wish, the scientist conducting dotty experiments on the boiling point of ice"--Container
A wartime marriage by Mary Jane Staples( Recording )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1918; the Kaiser's empire is about to fall, and Captain Harry Phillips, a prisoner of war in a Romanian hospital, has had a very hard time of it. Then, out of the blue, comes an offer he can't refuse - a ticket home to his beloved England and to the arms of his much-missed fiancee Elizabeth. But the ticket comes with a heavy price: Harry must marry beautiful, headstrong Princess Irena of Moldova, whose only hope of survival is to leave the country. He is forced to risk both their lives by escorting her back to England, and they set off on a long and treacherous journey, with enemies at every turn
Love for an enemy by Alexander Fullerton( Recording )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1941: The exotic city of Alexandria, the Royal Navy's major Eastern Mediterranean base, is virtually under siege by the Afrika Korps. A particularly lethal threat to warships is being posed by Italian frogmen and their so-called "human torpedoes". Hardly the time or place for a British submarine commander to fall in love; especially as the girl in question is half-Italian, and Alexandria's large Italian population is only too eager to welcome Rommel and his troops into town. Interspersed with scenes of naval action described in gripping and authentic detail - and seen through Italian as much as through British eyes - the human drama unfolds, its actors ever aware of the mounting threat of a German breakthrough
Ragtime in Simla by Barbara Cleverly( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simla, 1922. The summer capital of the British Raj is fizzing with the energy of the jazz age. When Commander Joe Sandilands's travelling companion, a Russian opera singer, is shot dead at his side in the back of the Governor's car, he finds himself plunged into a murder investigation
Changing times by Mary Jane Staples( Recording )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1953, Coronation year, brings celebrations and changes for the Adams family
The road to Samarcand by Patrick O'Brian( Recording )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Derrick's missionary parents are tragically murdered, he is entrusted to his gruff, seafaring Uncle Sullivan, captain aboard the Wanderer. After surviving a killer typhoon in the South China Sea and meeting up with an elderly and eccentric cousin, they set off across land to discover the treasures of Central Asia. Along the way, Derrick befriends a fierce young Mongol warrior who saves his life and helps to defeat a ruthless Chinese warlord. Having been given a gift of priceless jade, the group is pursued into the inhospitable mountains of Tibet where they are caught between the fierce ascetic mountain monks and a terrifying creature that stalks them through the snow
The liberators by James Pattinson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English adventurer Harvey Landon is alone in New York - wanted by the police and with only a few dollars in his pocket. Then Theodore Cranefield offers him a job that he can't afford to refuse. Soon he is driving south with a gunman named Gregg to a rendezvous in Florida with the so-called El Aguila, Ramon Arturo Alvarez, and the tough young Pete. The drama swiftly moves across the hurricane-swept Gulf of Mexico to a country shortly to be ravaged by a volcanic eruption, an earthquake and a revolution in which Landon finds himself unwillingly involved
Traitor's gate by Anne Perry( Recording )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Victorian England, superintendent Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, investigate murder and espionage. The case centers on traitors selling Germany documents relating to Britain's colonial plans in Africa
Battersea girl by Martin Knight( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellen Tregent was born in 1888 and died a hundred years later. Born into a poor working-class family in Battersea, London, her lifetime encompassed an unprecedented century of social change and world upheaval. Always intrigued by his family history, Martin Knight began to reassemble the events that shaped his grandmother's life, using uncovered papers and conversations with living relatives. In Battersea Girl, Knight charts Ellen's long and eventful life and the lives of her siblings. As they encounter abject poverty, disease, suicide, murder and war, the spirit of these stoical people reveals a determination to make the most of everything - a spirit that shines through this enchanting book
Special dynamic by Alexander Fullerton( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Former SBS Captain Ollie Lyle is assigned to a civilian expedition into Norwegian Lapland. A nationalist movement has sprung up among the Laps and their actions have seemingly escalated into terrorism and murder. As Lyle and his expedition penetrate further into the icy interior, they discover the terrible truth behind the killings: a vicious Russian undercover operation serving as a prelude to a full scale invasion of Lapland. What began as a peaceful, fact-finding mission is now a deadly struggle against two implacable enemies: the brutal, highly-trained Soviet guerilla force and the pitiless Arctic winter. Hampered by his inexperienced companions, Lyle must use all his combat and survival skills to stand any chance of coming out alive."--Publisher description
 
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