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Howard, Geoffrey 1936-

Overview
Works: 108 works in 743 publications in 2 languages and 12,148 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Popular works  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Science fiction  Allegories  Apologetic writings  Autobiographies  Biographies 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6052.R4296, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Howard
Mere Christianity by C. S Lewis( Recording )

43 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( )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 369 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 wraped up in a beautiful black hurdler named Energise. But just when Steve 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 ..."--Container
The trial by Franz Kafka( Recording )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A symbolistic study of the tyranny of modern social systems. Portrays the experiences of a young man who is mysteriously arrested by agents of the police for an unspecified crime and is prepared for questioning and trial
Perelandra by C. S Lewis( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 345 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
Surprised by joy by C. S Lewis( )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 329 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
Death on the Downs : [the Fethering mysteries] by Simon Brett( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It wasn't the rain that upset Carole Seddon during her walk on the West Sussex Downs--it was her discovery of a human skeleton. So begins the second investigation for Carole and her unconventional neighbour Jude. The focus for their enquiries this time is the small downland hamlet of Weldisham, where the locals rather too readily identify the corpse
Murder in the museum by Simon Brett( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 307 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( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 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 256 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 body on the beach by Simon Brett( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 240 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( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 239 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 hanging in the hotel by Simon Brett( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 238 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 228 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 218 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 215 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 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Lincoln is a famous British actor, but when his godmother becomes worried that someone is interfering with her racehorses, her request for help brings him to South Africa
Murder in Montparnasse : a mystery of literary Paris by Howard Engel( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 204 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 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
Five days in London, May 1940 by John Lukacs( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the days between May 24 and 28, 1940, the British War Cabinet held a historic debate over whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. In this book, John Lukacs demonstrates the decisive importance of these five days. Lukacs takes us hour by hour into the critical unfolding of events at 10 Downing Street, where Churchill, who had only been prime minister a fortnight, painfully considered his war responsibilities. We see how the military disasters taking place on the Continent, particularly the plight of the nearly 400,000 British soldiers bottled up in Dunkirk, affected Churchill's fragile political situation and how the citizenry, though only partly informed about the dangers that faced them, nevertheless began to support Churchill's determination to stand fast
1812 : [a novel] by David Nevin( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war of 1812 would either make America a global power sweeping all the way to the Pacific or break it into small pieces bound to mighty England. It was a second revolution of sorts to prove to the British that America had to be taken seriously. The principal players in this drama were James and Dolley Madison and Andrew and Rachel Jackson. Their courage and determination would shape America's destiny
 
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Mere Christianity
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High stakesThe trialPerelandraSurprised by joyDeath on the Downs : [the Fethering mysteries]Murder in the museumThe torso in the townThe castle
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English (314)

Spanish (1)