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Runcie, James 1959-

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Most widely held works about James Runcie
 
Most widely held works by James Runcie
Sidney Chambers and the shadow of death by James Runcie( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces unconventional clergyman Sidney Chambers, who teams up with roguish Inspector Harry Keating to investigate a suspicious suicide, a jewelry theft, the unexplained demise of a jazz promoter, and a shocking art forgery
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time
Sidney Chambers and the perils of the night by James Runcie( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second in a series of detective novels set against the backdrop of 30 years of British history, featuring an unforgettable and unlikely hero, Sidney Chambers
Sidney Chambers and the problem of evil by James Runcie( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our favorite clerical detective is back with four longer mysteries in which Canon Sidney Chambers attempts to stop a serial killer with a grievance against the clergy; investigates the disappearance of a famous painting after a distracting display of nudity by a French girl in an art gallery; uncovers the fact that an "accidental" drowning on a film shoot may have been something more sinister; and discovers the reasons behind the theft of a baby from a hospital just before Christmas 1963. In the meantime, Sidney wrestles with the problem of evil, attempts to fulfill the demands of his faithful Labrador, Dickens, and contemplates, as always, the nature of love"--
Sidney Chambers and the forgiveness of sins by James Runcie( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a latest Grantchester mystery set in 1960s Cambridge, a man seeks sanctuary after killing his wife, a friend is pursued by a mysterious stranger, a man is accidentally crushed by a piano and Sydney is wrongly accused of theft
The discovery of chocolate by James Runcie( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young Spaniard sets off for South America in 1518 with Cortes and the Conquistadors, propelled by his love's declaration that she will not marry until he returns with a special treasure, a symbol of their love that no man or woman has ever before received. But during his travels he falls in love with Ignacia, a native woman who introduces him to the secrets of the most delicious drink he has ever tasted, chocolate."--Jacket
Canvey Island : a novel by James Runcie( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canvey Island tells of the changing times in post-war Britain through the story of one family's tragedy and loss
Sidney Chambers and the dangers of temptation by James Runcie( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects six new stories featuring the priest and part-time detective Sidney Chambers, in which he helps a youth in a hippie commune, a student who is divested of a family heirloom, and his former curate, who has been tied to an arson attack
East Fortune by James Runcie( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the three Henderson brothers head to their childhood home in East Fortune for their annual summer gathering, they steel themselves against sibling rivalry, parental expectation and the vulnerability that comes with being among those who know them best
Monarchy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivid descriptions and analysis of historical personalities with costumed actors, historical locations, and portraits to visually enliven the story of the English crown from the fall of Rome to the 1660s
Hildegard by James Runcie( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hildegard of Bingen was one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages--an abbess and woman of God, a visionary, naturalist, playwright, mystic, political moralist and composer. Yet, despite her outpouring of religious creativity, her visions were called into question, and she was put on trial by the Church in 1148. This is the story of the events leading up to that trial and of the trial itself
The colour of heaven by James Runcie( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional account of a young man who travelled to what are now Afghanistan and China to discover lapis lazuli, the precious stone that when turned into ultramarine changed the history of painting -- allowing artists to abandon gold as a background and open up depth, landscape and perspective with the most beautiful shade of blue. Along the way, Paolo suffers the torments of unfulfilled love before he returns to his anxious family in Venice, where he also plays a part in the early development of lenses and spectacles!
Hidden treasures of Indian art( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Griff Rhys Jones goes to India in search of exquisite, traditionally made textiles. Can the traditional practices survive in today's world?
Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life and works of Bach, whose compositions represent the height of the Baroque and the beginning of the Modern Age of music. Includes a discussion of Bach's masterpiece the St. Matthew Passion, and performances of the Mass in B minor, Golberg Variations, and the Toccata and Fugue in D minor
The gentle art of making enemies( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the artist behind the famous painting "Whistler's Mother" and demonstrates some of his techniques. Also dramatizes the Whistler-Ruskin libel trial
Rembrandt by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Night Watch and his portraits of the richest merchants of Amsterdam, Rembrandt had done the impossible: made something heroic, dramatic and grand out of a world of merchants and money. Yet, 10 years later, he was bankrupt, out of fashion, dismissed as an obstinately rough painter in a smooth age. Then the chance of a comeback, Rembrandt was commissioned to decorate the halls of Amsterdam Town Hall. But instead of the classical restraint and grandeur required, Rembrandt creates the roughest, toughest history painting ever, and one of the greatest masterpieces of his age" - container
Sidney Chambers and the shadow of death by James Runcie( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces unconventional clergyman Sidney Chambers, who teams up with roguish Inspector Harry Keating to investigate a suspicious suicide, a jewelry theft, the unexplained demise of a jazz promoter, and a shocking art forgery
Status anxiety by Alain De Botton( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Alain de Botton examines the origins of status anxiety - ranging from the consequences of the French Revolution to our secret dismay at the success of our friends - before revealing ingenious ways in which people have learnt to overcome their worries in their search for happiness
A day on the mountain( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three artists all inspired by Cézanne's paintings visit the mountain of Saint Victoire in Provence to talk about his life and work
Sidney Chambers and the perils of the night by James Runcie( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1955. Canon Sidney Chambers, loveable priest and part-time detective, is back. Accompanied by his faithful Labrador, Dickens, and the increasingly exasperated Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is called to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel; a case of arson at a glamour photographer's studio and the poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester's finest spin bowler. Alongside his sleuthing, Sidney has other problems. Can he decide between his dear friend, the glamorous socialite Amanda Kendall and Hildegard Staunton, the beguiling German widow? To make up his mind Sidney takes a trip abroad, only to find himself trapped in a web of international espionage just as the Berlin Wall is going up
 
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Alternative Names
James Runcie britischer Autor und Fernsehproduzent

James Runcie Brits romanschrijver

James Runcie brittiläinen kirjailija, tuottaja ja ohjaaja

רונסי, ג׳יימס

רונסי, ג׳יימס 1959-

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The discovery of chocolateCanvey Island : a novelEast FortuneMonarchyThe colour of heaven