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Howard, Geoffrey 1936-

Works: 101 works in 673 publications in 2 languages and 12,804 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Popular works  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Allegories  Science fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6056.R27, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Howard
Mere Christianity by C. S Lewis( Recording )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, C.S. Lewis finds a common ground on which all those who have Christian faith can stand together, proving that "at the center of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice."
High stakes by Dick Francis( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 383 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
Out of the silent planet by C. S Lewis( Recording )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 383 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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 367 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( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 338 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
Surprised by joy by C. S Lewis( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 324 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 )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 315 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( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It wasn't the rain that upset Carole Seddon during her walk on the West Sussex Downs, nor was it the dilapidated barn in which she sought shelter. What upset her was the human skeleton she discovered there, neatly packed into two blue fertilizer bags. Thus begins the mystery for strait-laced Carole and her more laid-back neighbor Jude, whose investigation takes them to the small hamlet of Weldisham. There gossips quickly identify the corpse as Tamsin Lutteridge, a young woman who disappeared from the village months before. But Detective Sergeant Baylis will confirm nothing, and Tamsin's mother is adamant that her daughter is still alive. Others believe a serial killer is on the loose. As Jude sets out to find Tamsin-either dead or alive-Carole digs deeper into Weldisham's history and the bitter relationships simmering beneath the village's gentle facade
Murder in the museum by Simon Brett( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 298 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( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 273 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 master : a novel by Colm Tóibín( Recording )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 263 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 )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His new edition of Kafka' terrifying and comic masterpiece is the product of an international team of experts who used Kafka' original text and notes to render this story as close to the author' vision as possible. Kafka' final novel tells the haunting tale of a man' relentless struggle with authority in order to gain entrance to the Castle."--Publisher's description
The hanging in the hotel by Simon Brett( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 257 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
South by Ernest Henry Shackleton( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 248 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( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 246 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 witness at the wedding by Simon Brett( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 233 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 )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 213 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( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 201 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( )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 198 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
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Mere Christianity
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Spanish (1)

High stakesOut of the silent planetThe trialPerelandraSurprised by joyEnquiryDeath on the Downs : [the Fethering mysteries]Murder in the museum