Bailey, Paul 1937-
Most widely held works about Paul Bailey
Most widely held works by Paul Bailey
Uncle Rudolf by Paul Bailey ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
"Seventy-year-old Andre reflects back on his life, beginning with his Jewish childhood in Romania on the eve of World War II. Andre's father, in a desperate effort to save him from the coming holocaust, hands him over to his captivating uncle Rudolf, an internationally famous singer of popular operettas. Rudolf is a sublimely gifted lyric tenor, a dashing leading man who is the object of many women's affections-but also an artist who lives in the shadow of his own unachieved potential as an opera star. Rudolf takes the boy to back to London, renames him Andrew, turns all his attention and sardonic humor upon him, and gradually sculpts him into a gentleman. Vivid, often lighthearted scenes of Andrew's worldly life with Rudolf are intertwined with the unfolding secrets of his forgotten past as Andre, which have shadowed his otherwise happy life. Uncle Rudolf reveals the emotions of a man whose achievement falls short of his brilliant promise. It is a wise, knowing, elegant story about the sacrifices we make for those we love"--Publisher's description.
Kitty & Virgil by Paul Bailey ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and French and held by 613 libraries worldwide
The love story of Kitty Crozier and Virgil Florescu, "a dissident poet who swam the Danube to escape Ceauşescu's Romania to live in London."--Jacket.
Gabriel's lament by Paul Bailey ( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Before his father, Oswald, inherited the money, Gabriel Harvey was a happy enough child. Though missing his beloved mother, Amy, when she went off to work in her "secret place," he was beguiled by his father's tall tales and absurdly embellished memories of a deprived childhood, recounted in the gaslit kitchen of their terraced house in a poor part of London. Even the regulars at the Prodigal's Return noted how the switch from beer to whiskey had transformed Oswald from wag to philosopher. For Gabriel, the windfall marked an ominous change in his father's character.
The Oxford book of London ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
An immaculate mistake : scenes from childhood and beyond by Paul Bailey ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
The chronicle of a young boy growing up in 19th century London.
Trespasses by Paul Bailey ( Book )
7 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and German and held by 292 libraries worldwide
The family, marital, and personal history of Ralph Hicks.--From publisher description.
At the Jerusalem by Paul Bailey ( Book )
11 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and Italian and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Old soldiers by Paul Bailey ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
The story of Victor Harker who moves to London after his wife's death and his new friend Captain Harold Standish, a man of many disguises.
A dog's life by Paul Bailey ( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
This memoir tells the 16 years Paul Bailey spend in his dog Circe's company, while also offering portraits of friends and acquaintances, living and dead.
The stately homo : a celebration of the life of Quentin Crisp ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Sugar cane by Paul Bailey ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and German and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Peter Smart's confessions by Paul Bailey ( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Three queer lives : an alternative biography of Fred Barnes, Naomi Jacob and Arthur Marshall by Paul Bailey ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
In this book, Bailey vividly describes gay life when it was still illegal, and how he became fascinated by these three characters, Fred Barnes, Naomi Jacob and Arthur Marshall, all gay in more senses than one.
An English madam : the life and work of Cynthia Payne by Paul Bailey ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A distant likeness by Paul Bailey ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in Undetermined and English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Mastering office practice by Paul Bailey ( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Chapman's Odyssey by Paul Bailey ( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Censoring sexuality : Poulenc's priest by Paul Bailey ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
The writers discuss the political and cultural role of American Indian in contemporary United States as portrayed in their writings.
Adult children Anecdotes Audiobooks Authors, English Autobiographical memory Bailey, Paul,--1937- Biography California Crisp, Quentin Dog owners Dogs England England--London English literature Europe Failure (Psychology) Fiction Gay men Great Britain History Hospital patients Jacob, Naomi Ellington,--1889-1964 Large type books Lesbians Literary collections Love stories Manners and customs Marshall, Arthur Mentally ill New York (State)--New York Novelists, English Office practice Older men Orphans Payne, Cynthia,--1932- Police Prostitutes Psychological fiction Refugees Reminiscing in old age Romanians Singers Tenors (Singers) Travel Typewriting Uncles United States Veterans Water-supply World War (1914-1918)
Bailey, Peter Harry.
Bailey, Peter Harry, 1937-
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