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Caistor, Nick

Overview
Works: 115 works in 487 publications in 7 languages and 25,867 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Guidebooks  History  Science fiction  Biography  Fantasy fiction  Fantasy fiction, English  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PQ8098.1.L54, 863.64
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nick Caistor
The Japanese lover : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family--like thousands of other Japanese Americans--are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco's charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives. Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change"--
Mexico by Nick Caistor( Book )

54 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Museums, beaches, ancient sites, crafts, fiestas, pyramids, maps, food, churches"--Cover
The Devil and Miss Prym : a novel of temptation by Paulo Coelho( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A community devoured by greed, cowardice and fear. A man persecuted by the ghosts of his painful past. A young woman searching for happiness. In one eventful week, each of them will face questions of life, death and power, and each of them will have to choose their own path. Will they choose good or evil?
The map of time : a novel by Félix J Palma( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1896. Andrew Harrington's beloved has been murdered by Jack the Ripper. Claire Haggerty longs to escape the constraints of Victorian society. For both, time is the problem: to escape it, to change it, it might offer them the hope they need. As their lies become entangled with that of H.G. Wells, who is basking in the success of his novel The Time Machine, all three set of on a desperate flight through these countries
Journey to Portugal : in pursuit of Portugal's history and culture by José Saramago( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jose Saramago decided some twenty years ago to write a book about Portugal, his only desire was that it be unlike any other book on the subject, and in this he certainly has succeeded. Recording the events and observations of a journey across the length and breadth of the country he loves dearly, Saramago brings Portugal to life as only a writer of his brilliance can. Forfeiting sources of information such as tourist guides and road maps, he scours the country with the eyes and ears of an observer fascinated by the ancient myths and history of his people. Whether an inaccessible medieval fortress set on a cliff, a wayside chapel thick with cobwebs, or a grand mansion in the city, the extraordinary places of this land come alive with kings, warriors, painters, explorers, writers, saints, and sinners. Always meticulously attentive to those elements of ancient Portugal that persist today, Saramago examines the country in its current period of rapid transition and growth
The map of the sky : a novel by Félix J Palma( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a New York socialite challenges her millionaire suitor to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds," three fantastical adventures in time travel and mystery ensue
The German girl by Armando Lucas Correa( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before everything changed, young Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags; her family's fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places that once felt like home. Hannah and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: whatever the future has in store for them, they'll meet it together. Hope appears in the form of the SS St. Louis , a transatlantic liner offering Jews safe passage out of Germany. After a frantic search to obtain visas, the Rosenthals and the Martins depart on the luxurious ship bound for Havana. Life on board the St. Louis is like a surreal holiday for the refugees, with masquerade balls, exquisite meals, and polite, respectful service. But soon ominous rumours from Cuba undermine the passengers' fragile sense of safety. From one day to the next, impossible choices are offered, unthinkable sacrifices are made, and the ship that once was their salvation seems likely to become their doom. Seven decades later in New York City, on her twelfth birthday, Anna Rosen receives a strange package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. Its contents will inspire Anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family's mysterious and tragic past, a quest that will help Anna understand her place and her purpose in the world. The German Girl sweeps from Berlin at the brink of the Second World War to Cuba on the cusp of revolution, to New York in the wake of September 11, before reaching its deeply moving conclusion in the tumult of present-day Havana
The Japanese lover : a novel by Isabel Allende( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family--like thousands of other Japanese Americans--are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco's charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives. Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change"--
What we become : a novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En route from Lisbon to Buenos Aires in 1928, Max and Mecha meet aboard a luxurious transatlantic cruise ship. There Max teaches the stunning stranger and her erudite husband to dance the tango. A steamy affair ignites at sea and continues as the seedy decadence of Buenos Aires envelops the secret lovers. Nice, 1937. Still drawn to one another a decade later, Max and Mecha rekindle their dalliance. In the wake of a perilous mission gone awry, Mecha looks after her charming paramour until a deadly encounter with a Spanish spy forces him to flee. Sorento, 1966. Max once again runs into trouble--and Mecha. She offers him temporary shelter from the KGB agents on his trail, but their undeniable attraction offers only a small glimmer of hope that their paths will ever cross again. Arturo Pérez-Reverte is at his finest here, offering readers a bittersweet, richly rendered portrait of a powerful, forbidden love story that burns brightly over forty years, from the fervor of youth to the dawn of old age
The map of chaos : a novel by Félix J Palma( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The action of the wondrous final volume in Spanish author Palma's speculative thriller trilogy (which began with "The Map of Time" unfolds in several Victorian eras in parallel universes, beginning with esteemed biologist Herbert George Wells' attempt to create a virus that will allow the residents of his doomed steampunk world to escape to another realm free of threat"--
Traveler of the century by Andrés Neuman( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for an inn, the enigmatic traveler Hans stops in a small city on the border between Saxony and Prussia. The next morning, Hans meets an old organ-grinder in the market square and immediately finds himself enmeshed in an intense debate-- on identity and what it is that defines us-- from which he cannot break free. Indefinitely stuck in Wandernburg until his debate with the organ-grinder is concluded, he begins to meet the various characters who populate the town, including a young freethinker named Sophie. Though she is engaged to be married, Sophie and Hans begin a relationship that defies contemporary mores about female sexuality and what can and cannot be said about it
Talking to ourselves by Andrés Neuman( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A family drama about a seriously ill father and his son who go on a road trip while the mother/wife remains at home, reading literature and carrying on an affair with her husband's doctor"--
Che Guevara : a life by Nick Caistor( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist/broadcaster Caistor delivers a well-written and pleasantly even-handed biography of the well-known revolutionary leader of the 1950s and 1960s. Portraying Guevara neither as a saint nor as a demon, the author fills in the details of the young Ernesto's upbringing in Argentina and his work as a physician in a number of Latin American countries. While giving ample coverage of Guevara's role in Cuba's revolution, Caistor also examines his activities from the end of that revolution to the abortive guerilla campaign in Bolivia that led to Guevara's death in 1967. Although this is far from a definitive Guevara biography, it is a welcome alternative to the hagiographies and hatchet jobs that have thus far characterized accounts of the life of this important 20th century figure. Annotation ♭2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The house of paper by Carlos María Domínguez( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Months after his predecessor and lover is hit and killed by a car while reading a volume of Dickinson poetry, a Cambridge professor receives a copy of a Conrad novel with a mysterious dedication and travels to Buenos Aires and Uruguay in search of its sender
Chile : a guide to the people, politics and culture by Nick Caistor( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A funny dirty little war by Osvaldo Soriano( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sort skildring af magtkampe og interne opgør blandt peronisterne i en lille provinsby i Buenos Aires-provinsen under Perons sidste regeringsperiodei 1973-74
Mexico City : a cultural and literary companion by Nick Caistor( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavio Paz by Nick Caistor( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Octavio Paz won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990, it was in recognition of the fact that for many years he had been the pre-eminent poet in the Spanish speaking world. His work takes the traditions of Mexican poetry as well as French and Spanish influences, and adds what he himself read of his contemporaries in Mexico, Britain and France, in particular, the Surrealists. But Paz was also a great polemicist and essayist, described by V.S. Naipaul as 'a kind of Mexican George Orwell'. He made a huge contribution to intellectual debates on Mexican art and identity, its connections with the USA, and the European heritage of Latin America." "Nick Caistor examines how Paz, born during the Mexican Revolution, participated in the attempts to bring a utopian revolution to his country, which was emerging into the modern world after decades of repressive rule. At the same time, he was wary of ideology imposing itself on art and always sought an independent position. Later, Paz lived in the USA, Europe and, as a member of the Mexican diplomatic service, in India, returning to his home country in 1968 where he became an influential critic of the regime in power." "As well as examining Paz's intellectual adventures, Caistor relates his fascinating private life - his marriages and friendships with leading figures of Mexican and Latin American cultural life, as well as with important literary figures in France, Britain, the United States and Italy. Caistor reveals how Paz's poetry and other writing were always intimately related to the circumstances of his life, and shows how his ideas and poetic expression were inspired by the events in which he was involved."--Jacket
Argentina by Nick Caistor( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the geography, history, industry, agriculture, people, culture, and future prospects of Argentina
Procession of shadows by Julián Ríos( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories of love, war, and vengeance, focusing on the tiny, remote village of Tamoga-- a place where vendettas are passed down from generation to generation, and where violence has left its trace in every corner"--Page 4 of cover
 
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The map of time : a novel
Alternative Names
Caistor, N.

Caistor, N. (Nick)

Caistor, Nicholas

Caistor, Nicholas 1946-

Caistor, Nick

Nick Caistor British translator and journalist

Languages
English (183)

German (9)

Polish (7)

Swedish (5)

Dutch (5)

Russian (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
The Devil and Miss Prym : a novel of temptationThe map of time : a novelJourney to Portugal : in pursuit of Portugal's history and cultureChe Guevara : a lifeThe house of paperChile : a guide to the people, politics and cultureMexico City : a cultural and literary companionOctavio PazProcession of shadows