Most widely held works about Giles Foster
Most widely held works by Giles Foster
Northanger Abbey ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,458 libraries worldwide
In 18th century Bath, a girl bursting with freshness and passion for macabre Gothic novels experiences intrigue, adventure, and romance, especially when the romantic Henry Tilney invites her to his ancestral home.
Silas Marner the weaver of Raveloe ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Silas Marner was a man who had everything, until he lost it all. Falsely accused of theft and driven out of his town, Silas starts life anew. One day, upon arriving home, he discovers a child asleep on the hearth.
Foyles war. Set 2 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Foyle, a veteran detective is persuaded to remain on duty at home rather than join the troops at the front as World War II begins. But home is on the vulnerable southern English coast and the chaos, danger and venality of war seep into everyday events.
Silas Marner ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
A young linen weaver's dreams are destroyed when he is falsely accused of a crime. Isolating himself, he becomes a selfish, despondent miser until he adopts an abandoned child.
Adam Bede ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Adam Bede, an honest, hard-working carpenter, has his heart set on marrying his sweetheart, pretty dairymaid Hetty Sorrel. Hetty wants nothing to do with her boring life on the farm and she allows herself to be seduced by the heir to a local estate. She finds herself abandoned and pregnant from her ill-fated dalliance.
Rosamunde Pilcher's Coming home ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
England between the wars is the starting place for this epic tale of love, friendship and the discovery of womanhood. Judith Dunbar is left behind at boarding school by her parents and sister, who are posted overseas in the days leading up to World War II. She comes of age in a time of turbulence and danger, but finds comfort in the wealthy Carey-Lewis family, whose estate on the Cornish coast, Nancherrow, becomes her surrogate home.
Bertie & Elizabeth the story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
James Wilby and Juliet Aubrey portray the reluctant royals who became king and queen of England when Edward VIII gave up the throne for the woman he loved.
Oliver's travels ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
"Oliver, a university lecturer with an obsession for anagrams and crosswords, has been a question-setter for "Mastermind". When made redundant by the new Vice-Chancellor of the New University (his former Polytechnic) in a general restructuring of the university, Oliver decides to use his new-found freedom to search for his favourite crossword compiler, known only by the pseudonym of "Aristotle". When he locates "Aristotle's" Welsh home, he is horrified to find that it has been burnt down. He goes to the local police station to report "Aristotle" as a missing person and, while there, meets Diane Priest, a policewoman who, Oliver claims, is his 'predestined' companion. Oliver invites Diane to join him in his travels and later, when she is suspended from duty by her superiors, she decides to do so - joining Oliver in his search for "Aristotle". From that moment on, they share many life-threatening situations (as well as mutual love) before their quest for the elusive "Aristotle" comes to a final and gripping conclusion."--David McAnally, Internet Movie Database.
The prince and the pauper ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 libraries worldwide
A poor boy with an abusive father dreams of a life steeped in riches and adventure. Living a life of royalty, Prince Edward dreams of playing with other children and frolicking in the mud. The two boys meet and become friends. In a whimsical act, they exchange clothing and are mistaken for one another.
Foyle's war. Set 2, disc 3, War games ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
A young secretary of a multinational corporation falls to her death in London and a member of the Home Guard is shot to death in the south of England. Finding how these deaths are related and how business and politics can be deadly Foyle finds who killed these people and why.
Foyle's war. Set 2, disc 4, The funk hole ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
The disappearance of a young boy and a break in at a food depot lead Foyle to a funk hole, a secret retreat where the wealthy can ignore war restrictions.
Foyle's war. Set 2, disc 1. Fifty ships ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
After his driver's boarding house is hit by bombs, things go missing pointing Foyle to an organized ring of looters.
Foyle's war. Set 2, disc 2. Among the few ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
A scheme involving missing fuel, RAF pilots, a bar, and a mobster involves Foyle's driver Sam Stuart and Foyle's son Andrew.
Rosamunde Pilcher's Nancherrow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
It is a bleak winter in 1947. Snow covers the grounds of the decaying Cornwall estate, Nancherrow. Food is scarce, the servants are gone and Diana Carey-Lewis is mourning the loss of her husband, the long-time master of the house. The massive family home now passes to their rebellious daughter, Loveday. Yet the cold, damp walls of Nancherrow hold many secrets and demand a high price for all who live in its foreboding shadow.
The Jane Austen collection ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Sense and sensibility: The story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 18th century England.
The rector's wife ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Anna Bouverie, a vibrant woman who has spent 20 years scrimping and saving to raise a family and support her husband's parish work, takes a job at a supermarket when her husband is passed over for a promotion. This simple expression of independence brings her the shocked disapproval of the parish and the icy fury of her husband. Isolated from her community, Anna finds a new self-reliance and attracts the interest of three very different men: Daniel Byrne, the new archdeacon; his younger brother Jonathan, a philosopher and academic; and Patrick O'Sullivan, the brash newcomer to the parish.
Patricia Routledge in three portraits ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Poignant, funny, warm, tragic - the acclaimed monologues of Alan Bennett crackle with wry observations, knowing irony and tender understanding. In superb performances, Patricia Routledge reaches beneath the surface to reveal unexpected secrets.
Hotel du Lac ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Story about the self-discovery of a romance writer as she learns the truth about others.
George Eliot collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Five made-for-televison movies based on the novels of George Eliot.
Foyle's war. Sets 1-5, From Dunkirk to VE Day ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle works in the English town of Hastings. As World War II tears the social fabric of this once quiet coastal community, Foyle investigates crimes the conflict has fostered the home front.
Adopted children Aristocracy (Social class) Austen, Jane,--1775-1817 Carpenters Church of England Clergy College teachers Country life Detective and mystery television programs Detectives Drama Eliot, George,--1819-1880 England England--Derbyshire England--Hastings False personation Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction Film adaptations Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Foundlings Foyle, Christopher (Fictitious character) George--VI,--King of Great Britain,--1895-1952 Great Britain History Kings and rulers Lookalikes Made-for-TV movies Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Melodrama Missing persons Murder Policewomen Princes Romance television programs Routledge, Patricia Spouses of clergy Television adaptations Television plays Television programs Television programs Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Weavers World War (1939-1945) Young women