Most widely held works about Tom Courtenay
Most widely held works by Tom Courtenay
Doctor Zhivago ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,829 libraries worldwide
A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget.
The golden compass ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,368 libraries worldwide
In a wondrous parallel world where witches soar the skies and Ice Bears rule the frozen North, one special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands. When Lyra Belacqua becomes the keeper of the Golden Compass, she discovers that her world and all those beyond are threatened by the secret plans of Ms. Coulter. With the help of Lord Asriel and a group of unlikely allies ready to stand at her side, Lyra embarks on an extraordinary quest that celebrates friendship and courage against all odds.
Doctor Zhivago ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 1,301 libraries worldwide
A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget. Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak. Filmed in Spain during the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco under the surveillance of Spain's secret police. Won Academy Awards in 1965 for Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score (including Lara's Theme), Best Art Direction/Set Direction, and Best Costume Design.
Little Dorrit ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
When Arthur Clennam returns to London after several years abroad, he wants to learn more about his mother's new seamstress, young Amy Dorrit. His search brings him to the Marshalsea Debtors Prison, where he learns the truth about struggle and hardship in 1820s England.
Nicholas Nickleby ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 797 libraries worldwide
Nicholas becomes the head of the family when his father dies unexpectedly. Keeping watch over his mother and his sister Kate becomes an even greater challenge when Nicholas discovers that his father lost the family fortune due to ill-advised investments. Without a shilling to his name, Nicholas turns to his wealthy but unforgiving Uncle Ralph for help.
The loneliness of the long distance runner ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Colin, a young rebel and promising distance runner, is chosen to represent his reform school in a track race. However, the opposition for Colin isn't another runner, it's the Establishment.
Last orders ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Danish and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Follows the lives of four men, covering nearly a half-century of these South London buddies lives, from thier adopted pub to Margate Pier. Through a series of flashbacks, they take you on a journey of a lifetime. Along with them are the ashes of Jack, their larger-than-life friend, whose deathbed request sends them on their way.
Billy Liar ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Billy Fisher, whose constant daydreams and truth-deficient stories earn him the nickname of "Billy Liar," dreams of escape from an unsympathetic, resolutely working-class family, a pair of demanding fiancees, and an insecure dead-end job at an undertakers.
The Old curiosity shop ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
Young Nell and her grandfather are forced to flee London and their curio shop when their money-grubbing landlord finds out that the grandfather has been gambling away money borrowed to help the shop stay afloat. In flight, the two meet a fabulous collection of characters in colorful 19th century England.
A rather English marriage ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Two recently-widowed men come to terms with the deaths of their wives. Reggie Conyngham-Jervis is a wealthy ex-fighter pilot. Roy Southgate is a retired milkman. Both are widowed on the same night. Now this 'odd couple' decide to overlook their differences and move in together. At first the two become friends, until their unlikely relationship is threatened by the arrival of Liz Franks, an alluring woman with a hidden agenda.
The Dresser ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and German and held by 384 libraries worldwide
Sir, a grandiloquent old man of the theater, has given his soul to his career, but his tyrannical rule over the company is now beginning to crack under the strain of age and illness as he prepares for his two hundred twenty-seventh performance of King Lear. Sir's dedicated dresser, Norman, submits to Sir's frequently unreasonable demands, tends to his health, and reminds him of what role he is currently playing.
The dresser ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Film adaptation of Harwood's play about an aging English actor/manager, his dresser, and their theatre company touring England during WWII. Both the leader of the company and his dresser are essential to each other. However, the devoted dresser struggles to support the unreasonable demands of the tyrannical head of the company, during the London blitz.
Treasure of the peacock's eye ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
The war in Europe ends but a new adventure begins for Indy when a mysterious man's dying words, "The eye of the peacock!" send him and Remy on a thrilling treasure hunt through Egypt, Java, and the South Pacific for one of Alexander the Great's most prized possessions.
King Rat ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
In Singapore's Changi Gaol during WWII, Corporal King, a thoroughly unscrupulous and opportunistic American POW, makes shabby deals with the camp guards in order to make his confinement more comfortable. King delights in rising above his military rank and social class as he uses his streetwise tactics to "rule" over his fellow Allied prisoners and his Japanese captors.
Dear Tom : letters from home by Tom Courtenay ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Story of Ivan Denisovich, prisoner in a Stalinist work camp in Siberia, and his determination to retain his sanity and his self worth in an oppressive system designed to break the human spirit. This film portrays the angst and hope conveyed by Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn in his internationally acclaimed novel.
I heard the owl call my name ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Story about a young priest who, unaware that he is dying, is sent to a remote parish in Canada to minister to an Indian community. Father Mark's gentle struggle to reach an understanding with the Indians mirrors his inner strength to understand his own situation.
The Noël Coward collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Noël Coward is the definitive playwright of the early 20th century, contributing a robust repertoire of brilliant material. Playwright, actor, composer, and irrepressible socialite, Coward charmed high society in both London and New York during his heyday, and his work continues to charm audiences today with its urbane wit, sly humor and distinctive style.
L'Histoire du soldat by Igor Stravinsky ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Ballet for narrator actors, and dancers accompanied by clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone, violin, double bass, and percussion.
King & country ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 libraries worldwide
"A tough, no-nonsense British Army lawyer is assigned to defend a lowly private at his court martial. The private has been arrested for desertion during battle. The lawyer, Captain Hargreaves, is convinced the young man should fry. However, as the trial progresses and the strain of three horrible years endured at the Allied front is revealed, the more he is compelled to spare the youth from a firing squad"--Container.
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Courtenay, Thomas Daniel 1937-
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