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Wilby, James

Works: 178 works in 547 publications in 6 languages and 15,261 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Television programs  Television mini-series  Detective and mystery stories  Television adaptations  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by James Wilby
Howards End by E. M Forster ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites
Gosford Park by Robert Altman ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What starts out as a typical country party at Gosford Park turns into something more sinister when one of the guests turns up dead. The servants have just as many secrets as the aristocratic guests, and everyone is under suspicion
Maurice by James Ivory ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings
A tale of two cities by Philippe Monnier ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the dock of a British courtroom, French aristocrat Charles Darnay stands accused of spying. The outlook appears grim until some last-minute help comes from the mysterious Sydney Carton. Darnay goes free and makes plans to marry Lucie Manette. Carton keeps his love for her to himself, yet assures her that he would make the ultimate sacrifice for her 'or for anyone you love'"--Container
A handful of dust by Evelyn Waugh ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1930s England, Tony and Brenda Last and their son, John Andrew, live an idyllic life in the huge Victorian country house that is the symbol of Tony's family pride. The chance arrival of a penniless scrounger irrevocably shatters the gentle balance of their lives as Brenda's search for excitement and Tony's determination to hold on to what is his eventually lead in the direction of divorce and sends Tony to South America
The wish list by Eoin Colfer ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meg Finn is in trouble. She's dead, but not at peace--she's in limbo, her good deeds perfectly balanced against her bad deeds; Heaven or Hell wait, a tip of the scale away. So she's back on Earth trying to tip the scale to the good by helping her last victim, and her former "partner" is also back, trying to force her to tip the scale to the bad
The woman in white by Wilkie Collins ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sane woman is locked up in an asylum by a fraudulent English aristocrat who is afraid she may expose his 'secret.' Escaping while wearing a white gown, she runs into a youthful hero who becomes haunted by his brief meeting with this 'woman in white.'
Adam Bede by George Eliot ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 570 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
Island at war ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 554 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 treasure seekers by Nicholas Farrell ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The five motherless Bastable children struggle to save their inventor father from financial ruin
Bertie & Elizabeth the story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth ( Visual )
9 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
Marple ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miss Marple returns to help solve mysteries with her keen powers of observation and her quiet common-sense analysis. Sleeping murder: Gwenda arrives in England, looking forward to her impending marriage and new life in a lovely old coastal estate. But she begins to experience visions and Miss Marple concludes that the bride-to-be witnessed a murder in that very house as a child. By the pricking of my thumbs: Miss Marple teams up with two detectives, Tommy and Tuppence, to investigate the suspicious death of Tommy's Aunt Ada and sudden disappearance of Ada's friend, Mrs. Lancaster. The moving finger: When Jerry Burton moves to Lymstock to convalesce after a motorcycle crash, he meets villagers who traffic in gossip and double-entendres. But the accusations in several anonymous poison-pen letters go beyond the usual prattle and result in two citizens to commit suicide. Or were they murdered? The Sittaford Mystery: Among the guests at a Dartmoor hotel, a seĢance starts out as an amusing diversion to apss the time on a snowy evening but then takes a sinister turn
Midsomer murders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. The made-to-measure murders: Barnaby and Jones investigate the murder of a widow on her way to confession as well as the death of her husband two years before. The sword of Guillaume: While visiting Brighton on business, DCI Barnaby partners with his cousin, Brighton's DCI John Barnaby, to investigate a local murder. Blood on the saddle: A dispute over property lines turns a Wild West show into a crime scene. The silent land: Barnaby and Jones investigate a librarian obsessed with the March Magna cemetery found dead on top of a grave
Lady Chatterley ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When her paralyzed husband urges the repressed Lady Chatterley to find fulfillment and an heir for his fortune in the arms of another man, she embarks on a journey that changes her forever
Behind the lines ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. William Rivers is a psychiatrist in a moral straightjacket. At a respected Scottish asylum, he heals shell-shocked he can reluctantly send them back to the unspeakable carnage of the European trenches. Then he encounters an intriguingly different kind of patient, Siegfried is a brilliant, courageous war hero sent to the asylum for publishing an outspoken anti-war pamphlet. As Rivers and Siegfried each struggle to cope with memories of the war's nightmarish brutality, the line between patient and doctor begins to blur. Now the fight for sanity in the midst of an insane conflict becomes the most desperate life-and-death battle of all
Original sin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book publishing has always been a competitive business. At Peverell Press, it's becoming cutthroat
New tricks ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For eight years, the old dogs of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad--veteran detectives Jack Halford (James Bolam, The Beiderbecke Affair), Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong, Garrow's Law), and Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman, The Sweeney)--have been a close-knit team. Led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman, Sexy Beast)their beautiful, younger boss, they have solved cold cases with classic policing skills and easy camaraderie. Before long, Sandra finds a replacement in retired detective Steve McAndrew. A chatty, enthusiastic Scot, Steve treads on toes but gives the hit British series a "charm injection."
Cotton Mary ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1954, the Malabar Coast. British and Anglo-Indian identities blur when an English-woman with a neglectful husband births a sickly baby. Cotton Mary, a hospital aide and moralizing Anglophile who claims her father was a British officer, takes over the infant's care and, without a word to the mother, takes the baby daily to her sister to nurse. Mary moves into the English household, taking over more and more duties as she plays on the mother's fatigue and lack of spousal counsel: in effect, Mary colonizes the English household while she pilfers its stores and tells tall tales to her own family. For how long can Mary sustain her rule before the Englishwoman stands on her own feet?
Chatterton by Peter Ackroyd ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poet, forger and genius, Thomas Chatterton died in 1770, aged eighteen. His death was thought to be suicide: but what really happened? Two hundred years later, Charles Wychwood and Harriet Scrope become obsessed with decoding the clues in an eighteenth-century
Foyle's war ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1941, as World War II rages over Europe, Michael Kitchen stars as detective Christopher Foyle, whose loyalties are put to the test as his investigations uncover unpleasant truths that powerful people would rather keep hidden
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