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Thomson, Basil 1861-1939

Overview
Works: 137 works in 476 publications in 4 languages and 4,934 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction
Classifications: D639.S7, 352.209421
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Most widely held works by Basil Thomson
The story of Scotland Yard by Basil Thomson( Book )

23 editions published between 1935 and 1937 in 3 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fijians; a study of the decay of custom by Basil Thomson( Book )

23 editions published between 1908 and 2011 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversions of a prime minister by Basil Thomson( Book )

22 editions published between 1894 and 2014 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My experiences at Scotland yard by Basil Thomson( Book )

9 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage Island; an account of a sojourn in Niué and Tonga by Basil Thomson( Book )

25 editions published between 1902 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a first hand account of two important events which occurred in the Pacific at the turn of the century - the annexation of Niue and the establishment of a protectorate over Tonga by Great Britain
The scene changes by Basil Thomson( Book )

7 editions published between 1937 and 1939 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The criminal by Basil Thomson( Book )

14 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The allied secret service in Greece by Basil Thomson( Book )

18 editions published between 1931 and 1933 in 4 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage of H.M.S. "Pandora" despatched to arrest the mutineers of the "Bounty" in the South Seas, 1790-91; being the narratives of Captain Edward Edwards, R.N., the commander, and George Hamilton, the surgeon by Edward Edwards( Book )

8 editions published between 1915 and 2008 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition includes the account of the surgeon of the Pandora, Hamilton, which was first published in 1793 and is rare today. However, this work is particularly significant for the inclusion of the many reports and letters penned by Captain Edward Edwards, who was commissioned with orders to find the mutineers, and whose conduct was vilified in the eighteenth-century press. This was the first time any of Edwards' reports were printed, and as a result this is an important contribution to the study of the Bounty mutiny -- Hill
The discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro de Mendaña in 1568 by William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst Amherst( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Sea yarns by Basil Thomson( Book )

14 editions published between 1894 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"South Sea Yarns is a collection of short stories and sketches. Of particular interest are "The First Colonist" concerning the wild career of Charles Savage and "The Coolie Princess," about a Chinese plantation worker in Fiji who refused to do any labour."--Inside cover
The discovery of the Solomon Islands by William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst Amherst( Book )

27 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continued from Second Series 8, with which it has continuous pagination. Contains three further narratives, edited with introduction and notes, including one by Gomez Catoira. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1901
The discovery of the Solomon Islands. Vol. I/II by William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst Amherst( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memories of Sir Walter Scott by James Skene( Book )

6 editions published in 1909 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queer people by Basil Thomson( Book )

8 editions published between 1922 and 1925 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tongans : OU09( )

in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection about the Tonga consists of 111 documents, and covers the time span from 900 to 2004. Topics include early accounts of traditional Tongan ethnography, kinship, kava ceremonialism, rank and status, missionization in Tonga, demography, child care and socialization, gender relations, health and medicine, material culture, and myths, legends, and folktales. The Tongans primarily live on a group of islands (islands of Tonga, also known as the Friendly Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean. Tonga established its own constitutional monarchy in 1875 and became an independent country in 1970
The story of Dartmoor prison by Basil Thomson( Book )

9 editions published between 1907 and 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To one who has spent seven years in and about the sombre granite walls of Dartmoor Prison as I have ... I have never understood why it should have been left to so late a comer to write the first connected history of the most famous prison in England. There was ample material. Besides the Admiralty records, there are the narratives of three prisoners of war--one Frenchman and two Americans"--Preface, page vi
The Dartmoor enigma : Inspector Richardson's fifth case by Basil Thomson( Book )

7 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in English and French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I'm writing to you about the death of Mr. Dearborn. You bet the murderer's laughing up his sleeve now that he's got away with it."An inquest is held in South Devon on the death of a man apparently killed in a motor accident on Dartmoor: the verdict is "Death from misadventure." But soon afterwards Scotland Yard and the Devon Chief Constable receive anonymous letters alleging that the verdict was wrong; that the death was caused by blows inflicted by a person, or persons, unknown.The Chief Constable asks for help from Scotland Yard. Richardson is detailed, as Chief Inspector C.I.D., to unravel the case. A discharged quarryman is suspected by the local police; Richardson clears him. He finds the writer of the anonymous letters, but he also finds that the dead man had shrouded his own past in mystery and was going under an assumed name. It looks like the most difficult case he has had to unravel, but Chance steps in to provide him with a clue...The Dartmoor Enigma was originally published in 1935. This new edition, the first in many decades, features an introduction by crime novelist Martin Edwards, author of acclaimed genre history The Golden Age of Murder."Sir Basil Thomson's tales are always good reading, and he has the knack of being accurate about Scotland Yard." Dorothy L. Sayers
Who killed Stella Pomeroy? Divisional Superintendent Richardson's sixth case by Basil Thomson( Book )

6 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There's one thing which I daresay you noticed--that pair of slippers half kicked under the bath were of men's size.""Yes, I noticed that, too, and they were sprinkled with blood." A man went calmly about his work while his wife lay dead in the house. After he is arrested and accused of the murder, doubt is cast regarding his guilt. Richardson is assigned the case.Richardson delves into the murdered woman's strange background, and becomes convinced that the law is holding an innocent man. With dogged persistence and courage he pursues the sinister figure who dominated the terrible business. Will he, in the end, with the aid of an initialled handbag and an initialled hammer, bring the case to a successful end and find the guilty person?Who Killed Stella Pomeroy? was originally published in 1936. This new edition, the first in many decades, features an introduction by crime novelist Martin Edwards, author of acclaimed genre history The Golden Age of Murder."Sir Basil Thomson's tales are always good reading, and he has the knack of being accurate about Scotland Yard." Dorothy L. Sayers
La chasse aux espions; mes souvenirs de Scotland Yard (1914-1919) by Basil Thomson( Book )

5 editions published in 1933 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Savage Island; an account of a sojourn in Niué and Tonga
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Basil Thomson British civil servant and writer

Basil Thomson Brits ambtenaar (1861-1939)

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Voyage of H.M.S. "Pandora" despatched to arrest the mutineers of the "Bounty" in the South Seas, 1790-91; being the narratives of Captain Edward Edwards, R.N., the commander, and George Hamilton, the surgeonSouth Sea yarnsThe discovery of the Solomon Islands