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Howard, Geoffrey 1936-

Works: 99 works in 623 publications in 2 languages and 12,850 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Popular works  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Allegories  Science fiction  Suspense fiction  Autobiographies  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6056.R27, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Howard
Mere Christianity by C. S Lewis( Recording )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis's forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books, The Case for Christianity, Christian behavior, and Beyond personality, Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of religion. Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, C.S
High stakes by Dick Francis( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful, wealthy inventor, Steven Scott 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. But then he discovers deceit in his own stables. Termination of the troublemaker marks Steven for his own termination-and much sooner than he can imagine
Out of the silent planet by C. S Lewis( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 374 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
The trial by Franz Kafka( Recording )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 363 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
Perelandra by C. S Lewis( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perelandra is a planet of pleasure, an unearthly, misty world of strange desires, sweet smells, and delicious tastes, where beasts are friendly and naked beauty is unashamed, a new Garden of Eden, where the story of the oldest temptation is enacted in an intriguingly new way. Here, in the second part of the trilogy, Dr. Ransom's adventures continue against the backdrop of a religious allegory that, while it may seem quaint in its treatment of women today, nonetheless shows the capability of science to be an evil force tempting a ruler away from the path that has produced a paradisiacal kingdom
Surprised by joy by C. S Lewis( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 326 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
Enquiry by Dick Francis( Recording )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charge of throwing a race for personal profit leaves jockey Kelly Hughes and trainer Dexter Cranfield barred from racing. When Hughes refuses to take the charge lying down, his personal enquiry may leave him lying down -- permanently
Death on the Downs : [the Fethering mysteries] by Simon Brett( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 305 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( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 305 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( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 272 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 right up her alley. There is no way of knowing how long the dead body has been there, or even who it once was. Intrigued by this new mystery, Jude elicits the help of her reluctant neighbor, Carole, to help solve the case. And perhaps in the process she can snap Carole out of her growing depression, the result of a recently failed relationship. Their detective work soon uncovers that Pelling House's previous owners include two divorced couples who harbor a lot of resentment--and Jude and Carole suspect that they may be harboring some dark secrets as well. Once again, the two middle-aged women from Fethering find themselves embroiled in a puzzling whodunit
The master : a novel by Colm Tóibín( Recording )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Henry James, a famous novelist born into one of America's intellectual first families two decades before the Civil War. James left his country to live in Paris, Rome, Venice, and London among privileged artists and writers. In stunningly resonant prose, Tóibín captures the loneliness and longing, the hope and despair of a man who never married, never resolved his sexual identity, and whose forays into intimacy inevitably failed him and those he tried to love. Time and again, James, a master of psychological subtlety in his fiction, proves blind to his own heart
The castle by Franz Kafka( Recording )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 262 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
The hanging in the hotel by Simon Brett( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 260 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. She hires Jude to help keep the spirits flowing. But when one of the initiates turns up dead, it's up to Jude to uncover a truth no one wants discovered
The body on the beach by Simon Brett( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 250 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
South by Ernest Henry Shackleton( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 242 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 witness at the wedding by Simon Brett( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 235 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
C.S. Lewis : the signature classics audio collection by C. S Lewis( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 210 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
In the frame by Dick Francis( )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regina's death plunges Charles Todd into a violent manhunt across England, Australia and New Zealand, as he stays one jump ahead of the police
Murder in Montparnasse : a mystery of literary Paris by Howard Engel( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 195 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
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High stakesOut of the silent planetThe trialPerelandraSurprised by joyEnquiryDeath on the Downs : [the Fethering mysteries]Murder in the museum