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Jennings, Alex

Works: 256 works in 786 publications in 3 languages and 25,712 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  History  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Film adaptations  Satire  Historical drama  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Singer, Author
Classifications: PZ7.C7878, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alex Jennings
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,684 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 )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,848 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 dark is rising by Susan Cooper( Recording )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,548 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 )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,249 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
The sins of the father a novel by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

17 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,160 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
Be careful what you wish for by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the struggles and triumphs of the Clifton and Barrington families into the 1960's: 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
Over sea, under stone by Susan Cooper( Recording )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member 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 851 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 )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 823 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 )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 751 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 )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of some English children as they journey to the land of Narnia with fantastic creatures and epic battles between good and evil
Five children & It by J Stephenson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member 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
Lionel Asbo state of England by Martin Amis( Recording )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 611 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
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 WorldCat member 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 by Iain Softley( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 478 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
The 39 steps( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member 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 )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford visit the Sunny Ridge Rest Home, where an old rambling woman insists that something is buried in the fireplace in the sitting room, and tat a painting of a secluded house is strangely familiar. When the woman disappears without a trace, the sleuths discover something wicked at Sunny Ridge
Agatha Christie Marple( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Marple returns to help solve mysteries with her keen powers of observation and her quiet common-sense analysis. A pocket full of rye: Who poisoned the wealthy businessman Rex rotescue? Miss Marple barely has time to ponder this question before her former maid Gladys turns up strangled on the Fortescue estate. Murder is Easy: Murder is easy, says elederly Miss Pinkerton to Miss Marple during a chance encounter on a train. However, when Miss Pinkerton herself dies, Miss Marple believes it was no accident. The Do it with Mirrors: Miss Marple's old friend Carrie-Louise has always had a soft heart for charitable causes. This time it's juvenile criminals lodged in a reformatory on her estate. Murder and mystery follow needing Miss Marple's sleuthing skills. Why Didn't they Ask Evans? A dying man's last words turn young Bobby Attfield into an amateur detective. With the help of two assistants, socialite Frankie Derwent and Jane Marple, he sets out to solve the riddle they pose
William Shakespeare's The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Leontes of Sicilia is seized by sudden and terrible jealousy of his wife Hermione, whom he accuses of adultery. He belives 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' crueltry has terrible consequences. Loss paves the way for reunion, and life and hope are born out of desolation and despair
The secret adversary by Agatha Christie( Recording )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley team up for the first time in Agatha Christie's second crime caper, originally published in 1922. The two unemployed school chums bump into each other in London and over tea agree to become the "Young Adventurers," who will go anywhere and do anything, according to their ad. Soon they are involved in a complex plot involving the sinking of the Lusitania, British Intelligence, false identities, kidnapping, and poison. The two sleuth's partnership is cemented when they solve the fast-paced case and make marriage their next collaboration
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English (229)

German (3)

French (1)

The dark is risingThe sins of the father a novelOver sea, under stoneCranford return to CranfordGreenwitchSilver on the treeThe chronicles of NarniaFive children & It