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Wark, Kirsty

Overview
Works: 55 works in 92 publications in 4 languages and 727 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Documentary films  Biography  Illustrated works  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Documentary television programs  Cultural television programs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Narrator
Classifications: PR6123, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kirsty Wark
The legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Pringle has lived on the beautiful Scottish island of Arran for over 90 year; the retired teacher and spinster is a familiar and yet solitary figure tending her garden and riding her bicycle around the island. When she dies she leaves her beloved house 'Holmlea' to a woman she merely saw pushing a pram down the road over thirty years ago. That young mother Anna had put a letter through Elizabeth's door asking to buy the house but Elizabeth never pursued her. But time passed and Anna is now in a home with dementia and it falls to her daughter Martha, the baby in the pram, to come and take up their inheritance. Martha, in her mid-thirties, is unfulfilled by her job as a journalist, bruised by a bad relationship, and struggling to cope with her mother's encroaching illness, compounded by her younger sister Susie's denial of her mother's worsening condition. 'Holmea, ' will be Martha's escape. Once on the island Martha meets a brother and sister Niall and Catriona Anderson and a Buddhist monk called Saul, each of whom leads her closer to Elizabeth while revealing their surprising friendships with this old woman. The house itself, its tapestries and books, gardening notes and letters all help Martha understand Elizabeth ... But Elizabeth has left behind a memoir, and Martha is drawn into Elizabeth's past with suprising and heart-breaking revelations. Elizabeth's legacy and Martha's future are more connected than she would ever have thought
Life after life( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary, by Louise Shorter, is about the life after prison. John Kamara was imprisoned for 20 years before being set free after being found not guilty
Empire of the nude( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though today the Victorian era is considered extremely prudish, the artists of that period created a tradition of the nude in British art. See how it came about, with examples by such noted artists as William Etty, Lord Leighton and more
The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett story by Pink Floyd( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about ex-Pink Floyd member Roger "Syd" Barrett. Contains interviews with Pink Floyd members including Roger Waters and David Gilmour, plus former manager Peter Jenner. Discusses his life, music and use of psychedelic drugs ; includes previously unseen performances
Violence and beauty : Botticelli's drawings for the Divine comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translator Mark Musa, art historians, clergy, and other experts guide viewers through Botticelli's exquisite portrayal of Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, images that have had a lasting impact on the collective imagination of Western civilization."--Container
The legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born just before the First World War, Elizabeth Pringle has been a familiar yet solitary figure on the Scottish island of Arran. A dutiful daughter, an inspirational teacher, a gardener. But did anyone really know her? When Elizabeth dies, her will contains a surprise. She has left everything to a young mother she watched pushing a pram more than 30 years ago. Now it falls to Martha, the baby in that pram, to find out how her mother inherited the house in such strange circumstances, and in doing so, perhaps leave her own past behind
Annie Leibovitz( Visual )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with the photographer, Annie Leibovitz, who has provided some of the most memorable images of the last twenty years
Poland( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the series looking at eight former Eastern Bloc countries which have become part of the enlarged European Union, Kirsty Wark visits Poland, where she runs into David Lynch at the famous Lodz Film School
Tanja Geke und Regina Lemnitz lesen Kirsty Wark "Der Gesang der Wellen nach dem Sturm" Argon-Hörbuch by Kirsty Wark( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matisse( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of Matisse to coincide with the exhibition on him and Picasso at Tate Modern
The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett story by Pink Floyd (Musical group)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life and musical output of Syd Barrett, main songwriter in the early incarnation of the British psychedelic rock group Pink Floyd. Featured is information on the early days of the band, as Barrett, a creative but troubled individual, is slowly consumed by drug-induced insanity. Also touches on life for the band after Barrett's departure, as they became one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Facts, opinions and emotions are aired by the band members, those who knew them, and some other later musicians inspired by Pink Floyd in general or Syd Barrett in particular
Botticelli : visions of violence and beauty by Ben McPherson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandro Botticelli's illustrations to Dante's Divine comedy, as they are being shown in an exhibition at the Royal Academy, London
Cast and crew( Visual )

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

Kirsty Wark chairs a discussion about Lindsay Anderson's controversial 1960 film If ..., a portrayal of youthful rebellion in an English public school, which pushed the limits of British cinema in the Sixties. The films production and impact are discussed with the cast and crew
Cezanne and Poussin : the classical vision of landscape( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Scotland held as part of the Edinburgh International Festival
Haig : the unknown soldier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the man behind the myth and a reassessment of his strategies with the aid of some of the world's leading historians and military experts
A nation once again( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish politics past and present and future in the light of recent developments
Fascinatin' rhythm : the story of tap( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of tap dancing from African American rhythms and North England clog dancing - the latter making the claim to be the origin of tap
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School of Art( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In designing the Glasgow School of Art, Charles Rennie Mackintosh wanted to create the perfect working environment for creative people. It is a building whose shape and form has evolved from the inside out
The British in India by Andrew Roberts( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Historian Andrew Roberts argues that Britain should take pride in its imperial past. His opinions are then forcefully challenged in a discussion chaired by Kirsty Wark
Newsnight review( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kirsty Wark is joined by Britain's most successful artist, Damien Hirst, for a special extended interview. Hirst talks about his passions and his new work, a cast of a human skull covered in over 8000 diamonds, which is the most expensive artwork ever made
 
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Languages
English (49)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

Dutch (1)