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Thorpe, Adam 1956-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 242 publications in 6 languages and 5,752 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Bildungsromans  History 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PR6070.H696, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Adam Thorpe
The rules of perspective : a novel by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In April 1945, as a shell from the advancing American army tears through the roof of the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, acting museum director Heinrich Hoffer and three of his colleague seek refuge from the bombardment in the museum's vaults
Ulverton by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
41 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starting from a bedrock of folk tale, myth, and oral tradition, Adam Thorpe builds his narrative out of diaries, sermons, drunken pub conversations, letters, and film scripts - each of them evoking the style and substance of its particular era, and all threaded through with recurrent motifs and images. The result is a dense, richly allusive portrait of the village as palimpsest, with its stories written onto place and into time. Highly inventive, darkly erotic, by turns hilarious and deeply moving, Adam Thorpe's novel, a best seller in England, is a brilliant performance which offers the reader a creative role as one more participant in the ongoing drama that is Ulverton
Pieces of light : a novel by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hugh's life began in Africa, but at the age of seven, he was sent to live with an eccentric uncle in England. The mystery of his life concerns the strange disappearance of his mother, years before, when she "simply walked out of her house and without a trace disappeared into the vast, unmapped lands of Africa."--Jacket
The standing pool by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two Cambridge history professors take a sabbatical with their children in a Languedoc farmhouse with a strange history of its own
Flight by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bob Winrush used to fly passengers, then worked for years as a 'freight dog', flying consignments of goods and sometimes people to all the corners of the world - including bush-strips in war zones: 'real flying', as he called it. Until, one day, he walked away from a deal that didn't smell right - something a freight dog should never do. Now working as a private pilot for an Emirate prince in Dubai, he finds that moment of refusal catching up with him. Caught between those who want to find out more and those who want to cover their traces, he becomes a marked man, and flees to a remote Scottish island. Pursued by both armed assassins and a ruinous, bitter divorce, he struggles to re-fashion himself in this barren, beautiful place, taking on another identity. But back in the world of smuggled AK-47s and heroin, the stakes are rising. Despite the presence of Judith, the lovely environmentalist, memories of his uglier flights return to haunt him
Hodd by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Was Robin Hood a good guy or a bad guy? A long-hidden document casts doubt on our pre-conceptions about a medieval folk hero when the written testimony of a monk named Matthew is rescued from a ruined church on the Somme and describes life with the half-crazed, murderous bandit Hodd
Between each breath : Adam Thorpe by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once Èngland's most promising young composer' - now living comfortably in Hampstead with his wife Milly, an heiress - Jack Middleton is in mid-life decline, his career in free-fall. When he visits Estonia for a three-week search for inspiration, he falls for a young waitress called Kaja, deeply bound up in the suffering of her country and the joy and danger of its new freedom. They embark on a passionate affair on a lonely island in a time warp. Then it's over
Nineteen twenty-one by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the freakishly hot, drought summer of 1921, a young writer is holed up in a cottage in the Chilterns, striving to write the first great novel of the War, impelled by his own suffering. In what sense can art be made out of such horror?
Bicycle theft by Shane D Johnson ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Still by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman, hvis tekst udelukkende består af filmregissøren Richard Thornby's indre monolog: Han sidder i en flyvemaskine på vej for at vise sin nye film, og hans tanker, minder og pludselige indfald flyder sammen
No telling by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gilles Gobain vokser op i Paris i tiden op til foråret 1968; hans far er agent i støvsugere, men han dør i en ulykke og farbroderen overtager både familiefirmaet og familien
Is this the way you said? by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shifts by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madame Bovary : provincial morals by Gustave Flaubert ( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mornings in the Baltic by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Birds with a broken wing by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Juxtaposing creation and destruction, hope and grief, this book presents poems that argue for bewilderment and 'the slight bruise of doubt'. It features poems that remind us of our abdications, of our collapsed relationships with nature, with history and with ourselves; whether walking an abandoned road, or considering a friend's suicide
Voluntary by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meeting Montaigne by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Neanderthal by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De wetten van het perspectief by Adam Thorpe ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eind april 1945 vindt een Amerikaanse korporaal in een Duits stadje vier doden in het plaatselijk museum, dat in zijn keldergewelven een geheim herbergt
 
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Languages
English (182)
German (2)
French (2)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (2)
Polish (1)
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