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Foster, Giles

Overview
Works: 220 works in 540 publications in 3 languages and 8,877 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Melodrama  History  Television programs  Romance television programs  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Performer, Restager , Collector
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Most widely held works about Giles Foster
 
Most widely held works by Giles Foster
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( Visual )

74 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member 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 by George Eliot( Visual )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 WorldCat member 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
Adam Bede by George Eliot( Visual )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member 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
Bertie & Elizabeth : the story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member 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
Foyle's war( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in September and October 1940, Michael Kitchen stars as the quietly enigmatic detective Christopher Foyle, whose territory on the south coast of England is rocked by the chaos and danger of World War II
Rosamunde Pilcher's Coming home( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member 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
Silas Marner by George Eliot( Visual )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member 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
Oliver's travels( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member 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 by Mark Twain( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor boy with an abusive father, Tom 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
Rosamunde Pilcher's Shades of love by Rosamunde Pilcher( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As they pose for the cover of a glossy magazine, the aristocratic Aird family appears to have the perfect life. But beneath the breeding lie dark secrets that will soon jeopardize their storybook world. Edmund Aird is the lord of Balnaird House, one of the most splendid estates in the Scottish Highlands. He and his American-born wife, Virginia, seem to have everything: wealth, beautiful children, and a thriving family business
The Jane Austen collection by Jane Austen( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popularity of the adaptations of Jane Austen's novels is staggering. Much is attributed to her use of such universal themes as marriage, social pressure, and the generation gap; many love her strong, spirited and unpretentious heroines and her emphasis on reason, moderation, fidelity and consideration; but most of all it is her sparkling dialogue, razor-sharp wit, marvellous characters and ingeniously intricate plots that have made her a small-screen success. All of these are intrinsic in the BBC television adaptations of the Austen novels. "Emma" perfectly balances humour and romance; "Persuasion" has a great strong heroine; "Sense and sensibility" features the duelling of spirited sisters; "Mansfield Park" can claim Austen's most outrageous supporting characters; "Northanger Abbey" marvellously satirizes gothic romances, while the electric sensuality of "Pride and prejudice" has, with the courtship of Elizabeth and Darcy, remained everyone's favourite love story
Foyle's war( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member 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
Foyle's war( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member 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
The rector's wife( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spirited women in a dying marriage decides, after 20 years of meeting demands of her husbands parishioners, that she has to save herself
Foyle's war( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member 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
Rosamunde Pilcher's Nancherrow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member 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 Alan Bennett collection by Alan Bennett( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven episodes of the television miniseries
Patricia Routledge in three portraits( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member 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
Foyle's war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member 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
 
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