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Household, Geoffrey 1900-1988

Works: 156 works in 738 publications in 12 languages and 16,394 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Political fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films  Suspense fiction  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Conceptor
Classifications: PR6015.O7885, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Geoffrey Household
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Household
Rogue male by Geoffrey Household( Book )

111 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological novel depicting an English sportsman with a desire to attempt an unnamed European dictator
Watcher in the shadows : a novel by Geoffrey Household( Book )

53 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former British intelligence officer and a Frenchman, survivors of the Second World War, fight a grim duel in London and Sussex. Includes descriptions of the English countryside
Dance of the dwarfs by Geoffrey Household( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist working alone in the Amazon is drawn by local superstition into a terrifying nightmare of brutality and death Deep in the heart of darkness, Dr. Owen Dawnay has stumbled across an unimaginable horror. A dedicated agricultural scientist, he has set up a lonely outpost on the outskirts of Colombia's Amazon to study the flora that thrives in one of the most remote and inhospitable regions on the face of the Earth. It is the odd behavior of the local population, however, that soon captures his interest-their superstitions, their reticence . . . their terrors. Why do the native village
Rogue justice by Geoffrey Household( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having failed his first attempt to assassinate Hitler, British citizen, "Mr. Smith", is back for another attempt. It too ends in failure, but is the start of a series of suspenseful adventures that leave the reader guessing, once again, about the hero's fate
The last two weeks of Georges Rivac by Geoffrey Household( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hostage--London : the diary of Julian Despard by Geoffrey Household( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operating under the guise of a publisher's salesman, Julian Despard is a loyal member of Magma, a group of ruthless anarchists. When he discovers their mass-murder plot to blow up London, he sets out to find the bomb, even as the terrorists blackmail of Downing Street begins. Will he locate the bomb before Scotland Yard arrests him or before Magma kills him?
Red anger by Geoffrey Household( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gurney is one of those floaters who has never found himself until he defects to England, stages his suicide, and assumes the identity of Willie
Arabesque by Geoffrey Household( Book )

12 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In war-torn Lebanon, a beautiful French woman fights a war of spy versus spy There is no privacy in Beirut. In the hotel lobbies and high-class bars of this beautiful Eastern capital, intelligencers of every stripe hide in plain sight: British spies and Nazi moles, Free French operatives and the lackeys of Vichy France. Stalin has his men here, as do the Zionists who would turn British Palestine into a haven for the Jewish people. There are agents of every race, gender, and nationality—and they are all at one another’s throats. Armande Herne is not one of them—but she will be soon enough. A French woman raised in England, Armande came to Beirut after her husband joined the navy. When the French army hands the city over to the British, an arms deal draws Armande into the shadowy side of this city of intrigue, taking her on a desert adventure that will change the war—or leave her dead in the sand
Prisoner of the Indies by Geoffrey Household( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the fifteen-year voyage of Miles Philips who signed on as a cabin boy with John Hawkins on a voyage to New Spain. There he chose to stay ashore with several comrades, to avoid the scurvy and starvation of ship life, preferring to face the perils of the Inquisition as an Englishman on sixteenth century Spanish soil
The sending by Geoffrey Household( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this remarkable thriller, a British estate owner with psychic powers senses he’s being hunted on his own land by a bloodthirsty beast Alfgif Hollaston, a cultured English gentleman and painter, has returned to his childhood home in remote Somerset following the death of his father. In this confusing time, he is grateful for the nascent friendship and support of Paddy Gadsden, an amiable saddler on the family estate. But only days after his arrival, Alfgil is shocked to learn Paddy has been violently murdered. After assuming ownership of Paddy’s beloved pet, a tame and playful polecat named Meg, Hollaston—who is more attuned to the mystical than some—begins receiving strange psychic sensations. An instinctual, animalistic sense of impending danger is telling him to flee this place as fast and as far as possible. Before he knows it, this man of class and breeding finds himself abruptly and frighteningly transformed into that most primal of creatures: prey. An ingenious novel of suspense and terror that exposes the animal within us all, Geoffrey Household’s The Sending is a masterful tale of mortal peril and self-preservation that will keep thriller fans awake and reading into the late hours of the night
The three sentinels by Geoffrey Household( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doom's caravan by Geoffrey Household( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disappearance of a British intelligence agent at the height of World War II sparks a desperate manhunt through the treacherous shadows of a battle-scarred Middle East Oliver Enwin was a valuable member of the British intelligence community in the Middle East in those dark days at the onset of the Second World War. Talented enough and devious enough to make his mark, he rose to the rank of assistant defense security officer at Nazareth by 1941, entrusted with the choosing, running, and support of local assets. Then he vanished without a trace, leaving fear and turmoil in his wake and scores of unanswered questions. In a tightly closed desert world on the brink of chaos—an essential playing piece in the complex wartime strategies of Allies, Arabs, and Nazis—determining the motives and whereabouts of a British agent gone rogue and potentially traitorous might be the most impossible assignment of the entire Middle Eastern conflict . . . and quite possibly the most important. In the vein of works by John le Carré and Len Deighton, Doom’s Caravan is a masterful, ever-twisting tale of wartime espionage unfolding on a vivid and blood-stained canvas. Gripping, electrifying, evocative, and surprising at every turn, this is the work of a true twentieth-century master
A time to kill by Geoffrey Household( Book )

19 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seemingly innocuous mission of a part-time British spy and devoted family man soon places the lives of his loved ones in dire jeopardy Family man, estate agent, and ex–army infantryman Roger Taine has already served crown and country exceedingly well, most recently by derailing an insidious conspiracy by modern-day fascists. Now the Foreign Office is asking for his help once again. A former adversary of Taine’s claims to be turning over a new leaf and is offering to expose a plot by East German Communists to infect British livestock with a deadly disease. What at first seems to be no more than a ludicrous invention of an overactive imagination soon draws Taine into the lethal crossfire of an internal power struggle between opposing Red factions, plunging him into a secret war that threatens to turn the waters off the Dorset coast crimson with human blood. But for Roger Taine, the stakes have never been higher—for if he falters in his mission to prevent the unthinkable, it could cost the lives of his own beloved children. In this riveting sequel to the acclaimed A Rough Shoot , one of the most able and prolific thriller writers of the twentieth century delivers a superb Cold War adventure brimming with action and unrelenting suspense. A Time to Kill is a gripping tale of intrigue and danger with a breathtaking climax that will keep readers perched on the edges of their seats
Summon the bright water by Geoffrey Household( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a walk in the woods, a historian is drawn into a conspiracy of murder Piers Colet is about to fly to Spain when his planes engine catches fire. His research trip delayed, he decides to spend the week exploring the banks of the Severn, the ancient river that winds through the backwoods of Wales. Searching for a place to bed down for the evening, he finds himself in Simeon Marrin & rsquo;s commune, where a group of people disgusted with the course of modern civilization have gathered to wait for the coming end of the world. Here he meets the charming Elsa, who intrigues him only slightly less than the rumors that the Severn runs rich with gold. When a trip into the water with Marrin nearly costs Colet his life, the economic historian goes to ground, taking shelter in the mysterious Forest of Dean. Where ancient Romans once fought, where Druids once worshipped, Colet must now learn to kill
The courtesy of death; a novel by Geoffrey Household( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of like-minded folks in Somerset, England band together to revive the hunt of their ancestors
Arrows of desire by Geoffrey Household( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far in the future, a group of dissidents fight to rebuild Britain It has been seven hundred years since the United Kingdom was destroyed. In the aftermath of a global cataclysm, the peoples of Europe banded together under a single flag, but the English refused to go along. Their resistance was rewarded with a genocide that wiped out half the population. The survivors resettled in North Africa, and Britain was declared uninhabitable. To celebrate the year 3000, the island is repopulated, to be ruled according to Federation law. But there are those in the underground determined to begin old battles anew. A barbarian king rides in the forests, drinking beer and promising to resist the Federation at all costs. In the new capital, a student takes a shot at the High Commissioner, nearly killing him with an ancient weapon known as a rifle. After seven centuries of silence, the British are ready to rise again
Escape into daylight by Geoffrey Household( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In danger of losing their lives, two kidnapped youngsters being held in a ruined abbey make several desperate attempts to escape
The lives and times of Bernardo Brown by Geoffrey Household( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fellow passenger by Geoffrey Household( Book )

23 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international scoundrel recalls his life of intrigue and adventure in a witty and exciting nonstop thriller Held prisoner in Britain's fabled Tower of London, Claudio Howard-Wolferstan revels in his well-earned notoriety and reflects on the events that landed him here. A rogue and an adventurer of English and Ecuadorian descent, he has lived a globe-trotting life of peril and excitement, driven by an addiction to the adrenaline rush that comes with placing himself in constant, life-threatening jeopardy. Having used a youthful flirtation with communism to its greatest advantage, he recalls
Thing to love by Geoffrey Household( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the republic of Guayanas teeters on the brink of civil war, the revolution depends on one man When Miro Kucera arrived in Guayanas, the glorious army of the republic was little more than an expensively costumed joke. Born in Czechoslovakia, Kucera learned to fight under the tutelage of the Free French, and it took him less than a decade to make the Guayanan army the envy of Latin America. As President Vidal modernized the country, Kuceras forces backed him up. But though they pledged allegiance to the president, their loyalty was to Kucera alone. After years in power, Vidal finds that his hold on the country is slipping. An army of reformers is gathering in the shadows, and a coup is coming fast. When the rebellion begins, Kucera & rsquo;s army will be the deciding factor. But after years preparing for war, will this leader be ready to fight a revolution?
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Rogue male
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Household britischer Schriftsteller

Geoffrey Household britisk skribent

Geoffrey Household Brits schrijver (1900-1988)

Geoffrey Household brittisk författare

Geoffrey Household écrivain britannique

Geoffrey Household scrittore inglese

Household, Geoffrey

Household, Geoffrey Edward West 1900-

West, Edward 1900-1988

West, Geoffrey Edward 1900-1988


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