Most widely held works by Alex Jennings
The Queen ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,270 libraries worldwide
The Queen begins with a familiar epigraph "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"--Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief.
The horse and his boy by C. S Lewis ( Recording )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,162 libraries worldwide
A boy and a talking horse share an adventurous and dangerous journey to Narnia to warn of invading barbarians.
The dark is rising by Susan Cooper ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of Dark.
Over sea, under stone by Susan Cooper ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 801 libraries worldwide
Three children on vacation in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the Dark.
Cranford return to Cranford ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Miss Matty's house is full of life and bustle. Her dream of having a child in the house has been realized in the birth of Tilly, daughter of her maid Martha and carpenter Jem. Elsewhere, the shadow of the railway still looms, but the line has been halted five miles outside Cranford, a disaster as far as Captain Brown is concerned. Meanwhile, as Mr. Buxton returns to town with his son, William, and his niece, Erminia, Miss Matty becomes concerned about another young person, Peggy Bell, who lives in an isolated cottage with her mother and domineering brother. She decides to intervene and engineers an invitation that will bring the four young people together. But when tragedy strikes, she fears she has opened a Pandora's box from which Cranford will never recover.
Greenwitch by Susan Cooper ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
Jane's invitation to witness the making of the Greenwitch begins a series of sinister events in which she and her two brothers help the Old Ones recover the grail stolen by the Dark.
Five children & It ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
What would you wish for if you were granted a new wish every day? That's the interesting situation five children face when they're sent to live with their eccentric uncle in his moldering mansion while their father fights in World War I. There they discover It, a fairy who makes their wishes come true.
Silver on the tree by Susan Cooper ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
In the Welsh hills Will Stanton, youngest of the immortal Old Ones, joins forces with Merriman, Bran, and the mortal Drew children in a quest through space and time against the powers of evil known as the Dark.
The chronicles of Narnia by C. S Lewis ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Tells the tales of Narnia, a magical, fantastic place where good and evil battle, children have adventures as kings and queens, and beasts and creatures can talk.
A midsummer night's dream ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 471 libraries worldwide
This adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, sets the play in a contemporary landscape and introduces the character of the Boy, through whose dream we view the play.
The wings of the dove ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
A young society woman's love for a common journalist presents her with an impossible decision: leave him or marry and face a life of poverty. Events take an unexpected twist when she befriends a lonely young heiress whose own tragic secret offers an irresistible but dangerous solution.
The 39 steps ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
Wrongfully accused of murder, Richard Hannay finds himself on a roller coaster action adventure full of excitement, drama, danger, fun, and romance as he attempts to save the nation from invasion. On the run from spies and the police, the last thing he expected was to be stuck with Victoria Sinclair, an opinionated suffragette, but their mutual loathing turns to romance as they find themselves facing death together.
By the pricking of my thumbs a Tommy & Tuppence mystery by Agatha Christie ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
When Tommy Beresford's aunt, Mrs. Lancaster, disappears, he and his wife Tuppence commence an investigation at the Sunny Ridge Rest Home, uncovering sinister secrets beneath the home's pleasant facade.
William Shakespeare's The winter's tale by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
"King Leontes of Sicilia is seized by sudden and terrible jealousy of his wife Hermione, whom he accuses of adultery. He believes the child Hermione is bearing to have been fathered by his friend Polixenes, and when the baby girl is born he orders her to be taken to some wild place and left to die. Though Hermione's child escapes death, Leontes' cruelty has terrible consequences. Loss paves the way for reunion, and life and hope are born out of desolation and despair"--Container.
William Shakespeare's Love's labor's lost by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
The young King of Navarre and three of his courtiers have vowed to lock themselves away for three years of study and fasting, and to forswear the company of women for this period -- Container notes.
The secret adversary by Agatha Christie ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Undercover investigators Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley know that Jane Finn, a woman missing for five years, was carrying top secret documents, the retrieval of which will affect the economic recovery of post-WWI England. They know the only photo of her is in the hands of her rich American cousin. What they don't know is that a beautiful but sinister older woman knows all about Jane, and therefore must die. When they solve the fast-paced case, they make marriage their next collaboration.
The sonnets by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 283 libraries worldwide
This audio presentation contains all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets using the New Cambridge Shakespeare text.
The tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
The heroine leaves her dissolute husband and must earn her own living to rescue her son from his influence.
Crime & punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
A man kills someone simply because he believes himself to be so superior to the masses that he cannot be convicted of murder.
Undercurrents by Frances Fyfield ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Audiobooks Audiobooks Beresford, Tommy (Fictitious character) Beresford, Tuppence (Fictitious character) Blair, Tony,--1953- Brothers and sisters Children's audiobooks Diana,--Princess of Wales,--1961-1997 Domestic fiction Drama Elizabeth--II,--Queen of Great Britain,--1926- England England--Cornwall (County) England--London Fairy plays Fantasy Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction television programs Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Funeral rites and ceremonies Good and evil Gossip Great Britain History Juvenile works Lion Made-for-TV movies Magic Manners and customs Market towns Married people Melodramas (Motion pictures) Mourning customs Narnia (Imaginary place) Older women Princes Private investigators Public relations and politics Single women Social norms Space and time Television melodramas Television mini-series Television programs--for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wishes Witches