WorldCat Identities

Wilby, James

Works: 135 works in 510 publications in 5 languages and 4,811 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  History  Romance films  Political fiction  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Television programs  Melodrama 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Wilby
The treasure seekers by Nicholas Farrell( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five motherless Bastable children struggle to save their inventor father from financial ruin
The wish list by Eoin Colfer( Recording )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Megan Finn is in trouble. A botched attempt to rob a pensioner's flat ends with a fatal gas explosion and puts Meg in a very sticky situation. Her soul is up for grabs as Heaven and Hell try every trick imaginable to claim it. Helping a lonely old man complete tasks on his wish list is her only chance. But even if she takes that chance, will she really have enough points to face up to St Peter?
Bertie & Elizabeth the story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 468 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
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )

68 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality
Behind the lines by Gillies MacKinnon( Visual )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a psychiatrist at a respected Scottish asylum, Dr. Rivers heals shellshocked soldiers so they can be sent back into the trenches. Then he encounters a different kind of patient--a war hero sent to the asylum for publishing an outspoken anti-war pamphlet. As each struggles to cope with the war, the line between patient and doctor begins to blur. Taken from Pat Barker's 1991 novel Regeneration and based on true events
Chatterton by Peter Ackroyd( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London in the eighteenth century is a city of extremes: squalor and superstitution vie with elegance and enlightenment as the captial's brilliant architect Nicholas Dyer is commissioned to build several new churches in the aftermath of the great fire. Two hundred and fifty years later in the vast, sprawling metropolis of London the legacy of the past lives on, as CID Detective Nicholas Hawksmoor investigates a series of macarbe murders that have occurred on the sites of certain eighteenth century churches in the City
A handful of dust by Evelyn Waugh( Visual )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of upper class British lives in which the husband in a seemingly perfect marriage invites a penniless socialite for a weekend stay. The result is passion, infidelity, and death
Island at war( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the little-known stories of WWII is the fate of the Channel Islands, the only part of the British Isles invaded and occupied by the Germans. Tells the story through the eyes of three island families and the German soldiers with whom their lives become interwined
The sweet shop owner by Graham Swift( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a busy day in a sweetshop, Mr Chapman must come to terms with his strange, beautiful wife, with his clever, angry daughter, and with a mysterious bargain struck 30 years ago
The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope( Recording )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolph Rassendyll's life is interrupted by his unexpected and personal involvement in the affairs of Ruritania while travelling through the town of Zenda. He is shortly on the way to Streslau, the capital, where he finds himself engaged in plans to rescue the imprisoned king
Disordered minds by Minette Walters( Recording )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970, twenty-year-old Howard Stamp was convivted on disputed evidence of brutally murdering his grandmother in her home. Less than three years later he was dead, driven to suicide by self-hatred and relentless bullying by other prisoners. A fate befitting a murderer, perhaps, but what if he was innocent? When Dr Jonathan Hughes re-examines Stamp's case, his research leads him to believe that Stamp was wrongly convicted
Border crossing by Pat Barker( Recording )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLAYAWAY. Tom Seymour is a child psychologist who has worked in the North of England for many years. One day while walking by a river near his home, he rescues a young man from drowning, and realises it's Danny Miller, a child murderer at whose trial he once gave evidence. Evidence he has since come to regard as flawed. Danny has served his sentence but is now asking for Tom's help
The professor by Charlotte Brontë( Recording )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Professor (1845-6), written before Jane Eyre, challenged contemporary expectations of the novel by its brevity, realism, and insistence on a working career both before and after marriage for its hero and heroine. Strikingly up to date for its period, the action begins against a background of the fight for better factory conditions in the 1830s, and finishes in the early 1840s with the spread of liberal ideas which led to the continental revolutions of 1848. This edition is based directly on the author's fair copy manuscript, and also includes 'Emma', Charlotte Bronte's last, unfinished attempt to write a novel after Villette
Jump tomorrow( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Nigerian man, about to enter into an arranged marriage, starts to question his situation after he meets a stunning Latin woman
Essays in love by Alain De Botton( Recording )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in Love charts the progress of a love affair from the first kiss to argument and reconciliation, from the anxieties of when to say "I love you" to the challenges of disagreeing with someone's taste in shoes. It minutely analyzes the emotions we've all felt but never understood so well. Essays in Love charts the progress of a love affair from the first kiss to argument and reconciliation, from intimacy and tenderness to the onset of anxiety and heartbreak
Stories from Shakespeare by Geraldine McCaughrean( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are stirring retellings of ten of Shakespeare's best-known plays, including Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, and Macbeth. Meet murderers, mad kings, soldiers, ghosts, and witches in stories to delight and haunt you - and excellent way to discover Shakespeare
Saturday by Ian McEwan( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man - a successful neurosurgeon, devoted husband and proud father of two grown-up children. Unusually, he wakes before dawn, troubled about the impending war in Iraq, and the fear that his city and his happy family life are under threat. Later, Perowne makes his way to his weekly squash game through London streets filled with anti-war protesters. A minor car accident brings him into contact with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive young man who is to change his life irrevocably
The girl at the Lion D'Or by Sebastian Faulks( Recording )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious young girl arrives to take up a post at the seedy Hotel du Lion D'Or in a small French town in the mid-1930's. Befriended by a local landowner, her longing to be loved seduces him into tackling his own problems - with a courage matching hers
Faulks on fiction by Sebastian Faulks( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication of 'Robinson Crusoe' in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form - the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storyteller - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives - container
The collector by John Fowles( Recording )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom
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The treasure seekers
Alternative Names
Iacobus Wilby

James Wilby acteur britannique

James Wilby attore britannico

James Wilby britischer Schauspieler

James Wilby britisk skodespelar

James Wilby britisk skuespiller

James Wilby Brits acteur

James Wilby brittisk skådespelare

Джеймс Уилби

ג'יימס וילבי


English (215)

German (16)

Spanish (9)

French (4)

Italian (2)

The wish listBehind the linesA handful of dustBorder crossingThe professorEssays in loveStories from ShakespeareFaulks on fictionThe collector