Most widely held works by Amanda Root
Persuasion ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,602 libraries worldwide
When Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, she allowed herself to be persuaded by her snobbish family's conviction of his unworthiness. But now, after a separation of eight years, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth are to meet again and the tables have turned. Her former lover's fortunes have prospered and he is now returned from a career at sea both eligible and affluent. Anne's father, Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall, has been forced to lease their home and move the family into a rather small abode in Bath. Just as Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, so she must accept that his heart now seems set upon the youth and beauty of the impetuous Louisa Musgrove.
William Shakespeare's Twelfth night by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
"Twelfth night is a riotous comedy of hopelessly unrequited passions and mistaken identity. Duke Orsino is in love with the noblewoman Olivia. She, however, has fallen for his servant Cesario, who is actually Viola, a woman disguised as a man, who loves Orsino: confusion is rife. Meanwhile, Olivia's arrogant steward Malvolio is cruelly tricked by her uncle Sir Toby Belch, his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek and the maidservant Maria into believing his mistress loves him"--Container.
Roald Dahl's The BFG (Big friendly giant) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
One night, Sophie is snatched from her bed at Mrs. Clonkers' orphanage by an awesome giant who whisks her away on a magical and funny adventure.
William Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
When Oberon, king of the fairies, uses his magic upon four runaway lovers in a midsummer wood outside Athens, chaos ensues. Who really loves whom?
Breaking the code ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
The story of Alan Turing, British mathematical genius and designer of the computer that broke the German Enigma code during World War II, whose admittance to homosexuality at a time when it was illegal presented problems for him, for his family, for his colleagues, and for the State's preoccupation with national security.
Midsomer murders. Set six ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. A talent for life: Sordid affairs and financial secrets boil silently beneath the surface in the village of Malham Bridge until a double murder stirs the waters. Death and dreams: Investigating a string of deaths in Midsomer Worthy, Barnaby follows a trail of strange clues, nearly to his own demise. Painted in blood: When Joyce Barnaby finds a fellow painter from her Midsomer Florey watercolor class stabbed to death, two National Intelligence Squad agents take over the case. A tale of two Hamlets: Someone is decimating the ancient Smyth-Webster family, and the bad blood between the villages of Upper and Lower Warden is renewed with a vengeance. Birds of prey: Investment in a secret invention leads to an apparent suicide in Midsomer Magna, and a plan to steal valuable falcon eggs leads to another death. Can Barnaby and Troy find the link?
The man who cried ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
The story of an unhappily married man who goes to desperate lengths to provide his son with a virtuous life. His adventures lead to murder, bigamy, and emotional upheavals.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
"One of the greatest love stories ever written, Jane Eyre is the tale of a young woman entangled with the powerful Mr. Rochester. What lurks in the attic at Thornfield, the ancestral home of the surly Mr. Rochester? Will the governess Jane Eyre discover his secret and having discovered it, live to regret that knowledge? Battling inside Jane are passion and prudence; she struggles to survive the turmoil they cause"--Container.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
When Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy relations at Mansfield Park, she seems shy and withdrawn beside her witty and vivacious cousins. As the others become tangled in a web of flirtation and intrigue, it is Fanny whose deep but secret love for Edmund Bertram remains true despite his fascination with her brilliant but frivolous cousin Mary.
Original sin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Book publishing has always been a competitive business. At Peverell Press, it's becoming cutthroat.
Time for murder ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Each author gives the mystery genre his or her own twist, with results from humorous to the macabre. You will visit conventional English drawing rooms, a boy's prep school, a luxury health spa and a snowbound hotel.
Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
After global warming causes the sea to rise until cities in England become islands, ten-year-old Zoe goes on a harrowing solitary boat journey to search for her parents.
Nicola and the viscount by Meg Cabot ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Nicola Sparks, sixteen and an orphan, has her dream of a proposal from the viscount coming true, but is it the right viscount giving it?
Persuasion ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 89 libraries worldwide
England, 1814. Several years before Anne Eliot was engaged to a young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth but she allowed herself to be persuaded by her trusted friend, Lady Russell, to break the engagement. Wentworth, now a rich and successful Captain, returns to find Anne's family on the brink of financial ruin and his own family tenants in her home. Their reunion gradually gives voice to long-buried emotions which will change their lives forever.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
The Robinsons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
A recently divorced South London man struggles to find meaning in his life.
Catherine Cookson's. Set 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Set in the windswept hills, gritty alleyways, and sumptuous estates of the 19th and early 20th century England, this is a tale of love, loss and redemption.
Nuria Espert's production of the house of Bernarda Alba ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Set in rural Spain at the turn of this century, the scene is a cloistered household managed by a newly widowed mother of five daughters. Under the shadow of the church and the tyranny bred from a need to protect the reputation of the family, the matron (Bernarda Alba) represses her daughters by enforcing an eight year mourning period. The tensions build rapidly among the imprisoned women, with a demented grandmother playing a role resembling that of a Greek chorus. Eventually, the natural spirits of the daughters circumvent Bernarda, but with tragic results.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Foyle's war. Sets 1-5, From Dunkirk to VE Day ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle works in the English town of Hastings. As World War II tears the social fabric of this once quiet coastal community, Foyle investigates crimes the conflict has fostered the home front.
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