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Balchin, Nigel 1908-1970

Overview
Works: 190 works in 772 publications in 12 languages and 5,903 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  War films  Film adaptations  Spy films  Romantic plays  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Historical fiction  History 
Subject Headings: Novelists, English 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, win, Other, Adapter
Classifications: PR6003.A52, 823.91
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Most widely held works about Nigel Balchin
 
Most widely held works by Nigel Balchin
The small back room by Nigel Balchin( Book )

73 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sammy Rice is a weapons scientist, one of the 'back room boys' of the Second World War. A crippling disability has left him cynical and disillusioned--he struggles with a drink problem at home, and politics and petty pride at work. Worse still, he fears he is not good enough for the woman he loves. The stakes are raised when the enemy begin to drop a new type of booby-trapped bomb, causing many casualties. Only Sammy has the know-how to diffuse it--but as he comes face-to-face with real danger, all his old inadequacies return to haunt him. Can he, at last, prove his worth and put his demons to rest?
The Man who never was by Ronald Neame( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of wartime espionage based on the true story of an intelligence operation designed to mislead the Nazis prior to the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily
Separate lies by Julian Fellowes( Visual )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and French and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis : James Manning, avocat d'affaires reconnu et respecté, et son épouse Anne vivent avec bonheur entre leurs deux résidences : la semaine à Londres et le week-end à la campagne où ils aiment à recevoir leurs amis dans leur magnifique maison. Ils jouissent d'une existence paisible et privilégiée, ne sont confrontés à aucun souci et il serait proprement absurde d'imaginer que leur vie puisse s'effondrer en quelques minutes. C'est pourtant précisément ce qui se produit quand le mari de leur femme de ménage est trouvé mort sur une route de campagne, victime d'un chauffard. Ce qui ressemble de prime abord à un banal accident provoque très rapidement une cascade de mensonges qui seront lourds de conséquences pour la vie harmonieuse de James et Anne Manning
Mine own executioner by Nigel Balchin( Book )

53 editions published between 1945 and 1981 in 8 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kings of infinite space by Nigel Balchin( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cambridge, England, physiologist, Frank Lewis, ... because of his work on Fatigue Deterioration is sent as a scientific observer to America, ready for her first manned lunar expeditions. He leaves behind Dr. Julian Parker, a young woman of hot allure along with considerable cool, and he goes there for the eighteen months work-up. The briefing and screening and training procedures are highly fascinating; so are the reactions of all around him (particularly the appealing Isa, astronaut Zenno's wife); so is his particular stress situation as he approaches his own commitment to go up, underlining the book's meaning and message that 'our technical skill has outrun our imagination' and perhaps our possibilities to accommodate the unknown."--Plot summary from Kirkus reviews
A way through the wood by Nigel Balchin( Book )

43 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young man is knocked off his bicycle and subsequently dies, James Manning, a country magistrate, is sure that the Honourable William Bule is the culprit - after all, he saw a scratch on his car the day of the accident and it matches the description. But events take an unexpected turn when James discovers that it was really Jill driving that night, and he is torn between obligations to his wife and to his profound sense of right and wrong
Fatal fascination by Nigel Balchin( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four historic cases of crime
The Borgia testament by Nigel Balchin( Book )

31 editions published between 1948 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seen dimly before dawn by Nigel Balchin( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in 5 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last recollections of my Uncle Charles by Nigel Balchin( Book )

18 editions published between 1950 and 1965 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sort of traitors by Nigel Balchin( Book )

25 editions published between 1949 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sundry creditors by Nigel Balchin( Book )

27 editions published between 1900 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of the sparrow by Nigel Balchin( Book )

24 editions published between 1955 and 1972 in English and French and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fall of the Sparrow is a piece of textbook storytelling, tracing the inexorable downfall of the morally-weak public schoolboy, Jason Pellew who inspires loyalty in a small group of friends, even as he betrays their trust. But are the lights of the law too dim to illuminate the predicament of an individual like Jason, or perhaps of any individual?
In the absence of Mrs. Petersen by Nigel Balchin( Book )

28 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in 5 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jim Petersen witnesses the plane crash that kills his wife, he is thrown into a deep despair and runs off to Paris to get away from her memory. There, he meets Katerina, a woman that bears a striking resemblance to Sarah. When he mentions the similarity, Katerina asks him to take her to Yugoslavia, pretending that she is his wife, in order to recover a family fortune hidden there. With nothing else to do, he agrees, and they set off. But Katerina is keeping secrets and Jim could be the victim of her schemes
Darkness falls from the air by Nigel Balchin( Book )

25 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic novel of the London Blitz, DARKNESS FALLS FROM THE AIR captures the chaos, absurdity and ultimately the tragedy of life during the bombardment. Bill Sarratt is a civil servant working on the war effort. Thwarted at every turn by bureaucracy and the vested interests of big business, the seemingly unflappable Bill is also on the verge of losing his wife Marcia to a literary poseur named Stephen. As the bombs continue to fall, Bill must decide whether he his willing to compromise his principles and prevent his life from crumbling before his very eyes
The anatomy of villainy by Nigel Balchin( Book )

17 editions published between 1950 and 1966 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord, I was afraid by Nigel Balchin( Book )

18 editions published between 1947 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the absence of Mrs. Peterson by Nigel Balchin( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of a sparrow by Nigel Balchin( Book )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is my neighbor? by Nigel Balchin( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The small back room
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Alternative Names
Balchin Nigel

Balchin, Nigel Marlin 1908-1970

Bèlchin, Naĭdzhel

Belchin, Naidzhel 1908-1970

Nigel Balchin auteur de nouvelles et scénariste

Nigel Balchin britischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

Nigel Balchin Brits auteur

Nigel Marlin Balchin

Spade, Mark

Spade, Mark 1908-1970

Найджел Балкин

ナイジェル・バルチン

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