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Howard, Geoffrey 1936-

Works: 121 works in 806 publications in 2 languages and 12,168 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Popular works  Detective and mystery fiction  Biographies  Allegories  History  Science fiction  Apologetic writings  Radio plays  Autobiographies 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6056.R27, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Howard
Mere Christianity by C. S Lewis( Recording )

47 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First heard as informal radio broadcasts, Mere Christianity brings together what C.S. Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of religion. Rejecting the divisions between denominations, he finds common ground on which all Christians can stand together
High stakes by Dick Francis( )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven Scott is relatively new to horses. A successful, wealthy inventor, he takes up horse racing as a hobby?a hobby that soon brings him winner after winner under the inspired guidance of his trainer, Jody Leeds. Currently both their reputations are wrapped up in a beautiful black hurdler named Energise. But just when Steven is winning at both women and horses, he discovers deceit in his own stables. Termination of the troublemaker marks Steven for his own termination?and much sooner than he can imagine
The trial by Franz Kafka( Recording )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josef K. is an employee at a bank, an Everyman without any particular qualities or ambitions. His inconsequence makes doubly strange his "arrest" by an officer of the court, made with no formal charges or explanation. Disoriented and consumed with guilt for a "crime" he does not understand, Josef K. must justify his life to a "court" with which he cannot communicate. The defendant can only ask questions, but receives no answers to clarify the surreal world in which he is compelled to wander. Through the court's relentless bureaucratic proceedings and absurd juxtapositions of different hypotheses of cause and effect, the whole rational structure of the world is undermined. The trial of Josef K. becomes a chilling existential metaphor for life itself, where every sentence is a sentence of death
Surprised by joy by C. S Lewis( )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book C.S. Lewis tells of his search for joy, a spiritual journey that led him from the Christianity of his early youth into atheism and then back to Christianity
Perelandra by C. S Lewis( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Ransom, is ordered to Perelandra where he finds a new Garden of Eden. He encounters an new Adam and Eve and battles with the forces of evil
Death on the Downs : [the Fethering mysteries] by Simon Brett( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carole Seddon and her friend Jude set out to investigate when Carole stumbles across a bag of bones in an old barn rumored to be those of missing girl Tamsin Lutteridge, and the mystery only deepens when Tamsin is found alive and well in the company of a New Age healer
Murder in the museum by Simon Brett( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carole Seddon and her bohemian neighbor Jude find that even the cultured can be crass when it comes to murder. The life of noted man of letters Esmond Chadleigh--poet, children₂s author, essayist, fantasist--is celebrated in the halls of Bracketts House. However, despite the efforts of the house's trustees, most of Chadleigh's work remains out of print, leaving the once famous literary figure out of sight and out of mind and Bracketts out of funds. An American literature professor with a big interest in Chadleigh--and an even bigger bankroll from the university where she's tenured--can keep Bracketts running, in exchange for assistance on her Chadleigh biography. But the mistrustful trustees are afraid the biographer is only interested in rooting out the skeletons in Chadleigh's closet--especially after uncovering one in his garden. Now, Carole and Jude must risk tarnishing the sterling reputation of a beloved author to learn whether his sword was mightier than his pen
The torso in the town by Simon Brett( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dinner party at an English mansion with some stuffy, not-very-close friends is not exactly Jude's cup of tea. But the practically mummified torso of a woman found in the cellar is much more up Jude's alley. Once again, the two middle-aged women from Fethering, Jude and her reluctant neighbor, Carole, find themselves embroiled in another puzzling whodunit
The castle by Franz Kafka( Recording )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surveyor is lost in a labyrinth in this 1926 German novel, reflecting the author's concern with man's inability to assert himself in the face of bureaucracy. It is a new translation that restores the eccentricities in style of the original
South by Ernest Henry Shackleton( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out for the last unknown continent, Antarctica, but his ship became locked in sea ice then was crushed and his crew marooned. This is Shackleton's gripping account of how he and his men survived their incredible ordeal
The body on the beach by Simon Brett( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carole Seddon is recently retired and living in the overdeveloped residential hamlet of Fethering. She maintains a quiet and sensible life with the companionship of Gulliver, her Labrador retriever, but everything changes when she and Gulliver find a corpse on the beach. Then, the body mysteriously disappears and the police dismiss Carole as a befuddled middle-aged woman. Carole confides in her eccentric neighbor, Jude, who suggests that if the police cannot be bothered to catch a killer, maybe they should do it themselves
The hanging in the hotel : [a Fethering mystery] by Simon Brett( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hopwicke Country House Hotel once boasted a clientele of the rich and famous. But hard times call for hard measures, so owner Suzy Longthorne throws open her doors to welcome the Pillars of Sussex, an elitist group of local businessmen whose social gatherings revolve around drinking and off-color commentary. Jude, a new waitress, finds the body of a young man, supposedly an initiate for Pillar membership, hanging from the beam of a four-poster bed. The police are quick to rule the death a suicide, and Suzy wants to forget it happened. Jude knows that both parties have something to hide, so she enlists a reluctant Carole to nurture her relationship with a flirtatious Pillar in the hope that they'll topple him over and uncover the truth
The witness at the wedding by Simon Brett( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carole is thrilled with the coming wedding of her once-estranged son, Stephen. She finds it odd, though, that the parents of the bride have no interest in arranging the wedding and seem terrified at the prospect of publicizing it. Things turn deadly intriguing when the father of the bride disappears at the engagement party, only to be found brutally murdered the following morn. Now, Carole elicits her friend Jude's help in sifting through the guest list, including Gaby's nefarious brother and her uncle, a justice of the peace, before the festivities become completely funereal
Out of the silent planet by C. S Lewis( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the silent planet is the first novel from the Cosmic Trilogy, considered to be C.S. Lewis's chief contribution to the science fiction genre. The trilogy concerns Dr. Ransom, a linguist, who, like Christ, was offered a ransom for mankind. The first two novels are planetary romances with elements of medieval mythology. Each planet is seen as having a tutelary spirit; those of the other planets are both good and accessible, while that of Earth is fallen, twisted and not known directly by most humans. The story is powerfully imagined, and the effects of lesser gravity on Martian plant and animal life is vividly rendered
C.S. Lewis : the signature classics audio collection by C. S Lewis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four of C.S. Lewis's most popular theological works
Smokescreen by Dick Francis( Recording )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Lincoln, a movie star who plays daring detectives on the silver screen, travels to South Africa to find out who is tampering with his grandmother's race horses. Edward discovers that he is the target and not the horses
Murder in Montparnasse : a mystery of literary Paris by Howard Engel( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teacher of French is murdered among the American expatriate colony in 1920s Paris and suspicion falls on Jack de Paris, a serial killer of beautiful women. Canadian journalist Mike Ward goes after him
In the frame by Dick Francis( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Todd is an English artist who is well known and respected for his renderings of sleek and athletic horses. What he now faces at his cousin Donald's house is also art-the art of a perfectly brutal murderer. Donald's home has been burglarized and his wife, Regina, is lying on her back dead, her face the color of cream. Donald is shattered, shocked ... and a prime suspect. And Todd suddenly finds himself involved in a dangerous man-hunt as he searches, against all odds, for an elusive killer and some murderous answers
Enquiry by Dick Francis( )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being charged at a secret enquiry with throwing a race for profit, jockey Kelly Hughes and trainer Dexter Cranfield have been barred from racing; a devastating event for both of them. It was a vicious frame-up, and worse, they have nowhere to turn to clear their names. Still, Hughes refuses to take the phony verdict lying down ... even though his personal enquiry might have him lying down permanently
Five days in London, May 1940 by John Lukacs( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The days from May 24 to May 28, 1940 altered the course of the history of this century, as the members of the British War Cabinet debated whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. The decisive importance of these five days is the focus
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Mere Christianity
High stakesThe trialSurprised by joyPerelandraDeath on the Downs : [the Fethering mysteries]Murder in the museumThe torso in the townThe castle
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