Most widely held works about Stephen Thorne
Most widely held works by Stephen Thorne
The tainted relic an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
"July 1100 and Jerusalem has fallen to the Crusader armies. Amid the ensuing chaos a priceless holy relic is entrusted to English knight Geoffrey Mappestone. But the relic is said to be cursed, bringing death and destruction to whoever posesses it. And down the ages the relic continues to wreak its havoc."
The sheep-pig Babe : the story of the movie by Dick King-Smith ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
A pig who doesn't let conventional boundaries stop him, a dog whose kindness knows no limits, these are two of the extraordinary characters you'll meet in The Sheep-Pig.
Anne Frank by Lina Tridenti ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Traces the life of the Jewish girl who hid with seven other people in an attic for two years in Nazi-occupied Holland and chronicled her day-to-day life in a diary which was discovered after her death in a German concentration camp.
The stars, like dust by Isaac Asimov ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Pursued by the warlords of the Nebular Kingdoms, Biron Farrill seeks refuge on the last peaceful planet of the galaxy.
Brother Cadfael's penance by Ellis Peters ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Brother Cadfael searches for a hostage of war, who is his secret son, and attempts to save his brother-in-law from a murder.
An excellent mystery by Ellis Peters ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Brother Cadfael learns that the two monks taken in by his Abbey have a secret that could destroy a life and an entire holy order.
Somebody owes me money by Donald E Westlake ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Cab driver Chet Conway was hoping for a good tip from his latest fare, the sort he could spend. But what he got was a tip on a horse race. Which might have turned out okay, except that when he went to collect his winnings, Chet found his bookie lying dead on the living room floor. Chet knows he had nothing to do with it--but just try explaining that to the cops, to the two rival criminal gangs who each think Chet's working for the other, and to the dead man's beautiful sister, who has flown in from Las Vegas to avenge her brother's murder.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
A romantic tale of love gone astray and an indictment of the British class system, as revered by some Victorians.
A rare benedictine by Ellis Peters ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Twelfth-century monastic sleuth Brother Cadfael tracks down criminals in three tales of his life before he entered a Benedictine monastery.
The confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
On his deathbed, meek Brother Haluin confesses to a shocking act in his past -- but then recovers. As atonement, Aboot Radulfus sends Haluin -- with Brother Cadfael's escort -- on a journey of expiation that proves not only physically arduous but reveals shocking discoveries of thwarted love, deceit, betrayal, revenge .... and murder, with only Brother Cadfael to avert further tragedy.
A shilling for candles by Josephine Tey ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
On a clear, sunny morning on the southern coast of England, the body of famous screen actress Christine Clay is found lying limp on the beach. As Scotland Yard's Inspector Alan Grant tries to determine whether it was an accidental death or murder, he finds too many clues, too many motives, and too many people who wanted the movie star dead.
Strangers by Anita Brookner ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Resigned to bachelorhood in his London flat, retiree Paul Sturgis unexpectedly finds himself in two relationships, including one with a separated woman he met on a holiday trip to Venice and another with an ex-girlfriend.
The potter's field by Ellis Peters ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
The potter's field is an entertaining mystery combining romance and adventure in medieval England.
The pilgrim of hate by Ellis Peters ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
As hundreds of pilgrims arrive at the shrine of St. Winifred, Brother Cadfael wonders if two of the pilgrims, obviously intensely bound to each other, are bound to the murder of a knight in Winchester.
The man in the queue by Josephine Tey ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
A stranger found stabbed to death outside a theatre lacks any form of identity. Inspector Grant of the CID travels deep into the theatrical world in his efforts to build up a picture of the nameless man and solve the murder.
Memory by Donald E Westlake ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Hospitalized after a liaison with another man's wife ends in violence, Paul Cole has just one goal: to rebuild his shattered life. But with his memory damaged, the police hounding him, and no way even to get home, Paul's facing steep odds--and a bleak fate if he fails.
A falcon flies by Wilbur A Smith ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Set in the untamed wilderness of pre-colonial Africa, this is a roaring saga of exploration and adventure, of elephant hunting and slave trading, of fierce and ruthless men and of one courageous and determined woman.
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Hardy's first masterpiece. Bathsheba Everdene, while well able to manage her farm, has more difficulty with her suitors. Though not without tragedy, there is fine comic observation, and a rich portrait of rustic life in Wessex.
Blue horizon by Wilbur A Smith ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 libraries worldwide
After struggling through adversity and high seas, the Courtney family finally reached the Cape of Good Hope. The new generation of native born Courtneys must now stake their claim in South Africa. Travelling along the infamous 'Robber's Road', their journey is both hazardous and exhilarating as they traverse a land of untouched beauty filled with wild animals and warring tribes.
The triumph of the sun by Wilbur A Smith ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
In 1880s Sudan, decades of brutal misgovernment by the ruling Egyptian Khedive precipitate a fierce and bloody rebellion headed by a charismatic new religious leader, The Madhi or ?Expected One?. The British are forced to intervene to protect their national interests and to attempt to rescue the hundreds of British subjects stranded in the country. Along with hundreds of others, British trader and businessman, Ryder Courtney is trapped in the capital city of Khartoum. It is here that he meets Captain Penrod Ballantyne of the 10th Hussars, as well as the British Consul, David Benbrook and his three beautiful daughters.
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