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Jennings, Alex

Overview
Works: 280 works in 928 publications in 3 languages and 29,704 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Juvenile works  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Children's audiobooks  Historical films  Detective and mystery films  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Singer, Author
Classifications: PR6051.R285, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alex Jennings
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,788 WorldCat member 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 )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narnia: where horses talk, where treachery is brewing, where destiny awaits. On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself
The lady in the van by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for fifteen years
The dark is rising by Susan Cooper( Recording )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member 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
Best kept secret by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embarking on a shared family life, Harry, Emma, Sebastian, and Jessica find their happiness challenged by Emma's brother's engagement to a fortune-seeker, Sebastian's hedonist pursuits, and a grudge-bearing enemy from the past who would destroy their careers
Be careful what you wish for by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

18 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the struggles and triumphs of the Clifton and Barrington families into the 1960s: the construction of a luxury ocean liner which comes under sabotage from the IRA; the Clifton family's entry into the London art scene; and a sweeping ending with all of the Barringtons and the Cliftons aboard the ship for its maiden voyage
The sins of the father : a novel by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

17 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. After his ship is sunk, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past by assuming the identity of an American officer
Mightier than the sword by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Harry arrives in New York, his publisher Harold Guinzberg tells him he has been elected as the next president of English PEN, which will give him the opportunity to launch a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who is languishing in a Russian Gulag in Siberia. His crime, writing a book Uncle Joe, which gives an insight into what it was like to work for Josef Stalin
A God in ruins : a novel by Kate Atkinson( Recording )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life after life explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again. A god in ruins tells the dramatic story of the twentieth century through Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy--would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather--as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have
Over sea, under stone by Susan Cooper( Recording )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three siblings 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 )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member 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
Silver on the tree by Susan Cooper( Recording )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member 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
Lionel Asbo : state of England by Martin Amis( Recording )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lionel Pepperdine is the ferocious antihero of Martin Amis' latest, who proudly changes his surname legally to ASBO -- which stands for "Anti-Social Behavior Order." When Lionel wins just under a hundred million pounds in the National Lottery, the Lotto Lout is unleashed as a menace to society. Much of the action is seen through the eyes of Lionel's honest, intelligent, and frighteningly vulnerable mixed-race nephew, Desmond Pepperdine. Desmond has a guilty secret--and powerful reasons to fear his uncle's anger, which he knows to be limitless.--Publisher's web site
The wings of the dove by Iain Softley( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member 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
Cometh the hour by Jeffrey Archer( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot. Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic, whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Nadira, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings. Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated.Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels--all of which hit the New York Times bestseller list--showcases Jeffrey Archer's extraordinary storytelling with his trademark twists
 
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Alternative Names
Alex Jennings acteur britannique

Alex Jennings attore britannico

Alex Jennings britischer Schauspieler

Alex Jennings britisk skodespelar

Alex Jennings britisk skuespiller

Alex Jennings Brits acteur

Alex Jennings brittisk skådespelare

Дженнингс, Алекс

Ալեքս Ջենինգս

אלכס ג'נינגס שחקן אנגלי

アレックス・ジェニングス

阿歷·真寧斯

Languages
English (236)

German (4)

French (2)

Covers
The dark is risingThe sins of the father : a novelOver sea, under stoneCranford : return to CranfordGreenwitchSilver on the treeThe chronicles of Narnia