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Sixsmith, Martin

Overview
Works: 60 works in 292 publications in 10 languages and 8,386 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Biographies  Fiction  Field guides  Satire 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Martin Sixsmith
 
Most widely held works by Martin Sixsmith
Philomena : a mother, her son, and a fifty-year search by Martin Sixsmith( Book )

45 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a "fallen woman." Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena's son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother. A gripping exposâe told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separation."--
Russia : a 1,000 year chronicle of the wild east by Martin Sixsmith( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full and fascinating story of Russia, from its founding in the waning years of the tenth century to its resurgence of wealth and power in the early years of the twenty-first, skillfully tracing the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past. Covering politics, music, literature and art, the author explores the myths Russians have created from their history and explains the nation's seemingly split personality.--From cover, p. [2]
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

36 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het waargebeurde verhaal van de Ierse Philomena Lee die na 50 jaar op zoek gaat naar haar zoon, die als peuter door nonnen ter adoptie werd afgestaan. Ze krijgt hulp van een journalist en samen gaan ze naar Amerika waar haar zoon woont
The Litvinenko file : the life and death of a Russian spy by Martin Sixsmith( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When (Marina Litvinenko) got up at six, she found (her husband Alexander) still awake and gripped by pain. He took her hand and said, "You know, Marina, it's strange. These are exactly the symptoms we learned about at military school: they're the symptoms of a chemical weapons attack." Marine looked at him in horror: "What do you mean, (Alexander)?" He winced, "It looks like they've poisoned me."
Putin's oil : the Yukos affair and the struggle for Russia by Martin Sixsmith( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Russia's energy wars and their consequences, focusing on Mikhail Khodorkovsky, owner of Yukos, which was once the country's biggest oil firm and key to the Russian economy
The lost child of Philomena Lee : a mother, her son and a fifty-year search by Martin Sixsmith( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Lost Child of Philomena Lee' is the story of a mother and son, whose lives were blighted by the forces of hypocrisy on both sides of the Atlantic and of the secrets they were forced to keep. A compelling narrative of love and loss, Martin Sixsmith's moving account is both heartbreaking yet ultimately redemptive
Ayesha's gift by Martin Sixsmith( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the bestselling Philomena, comes the story of a young woman, born in Pakistan, living in Britain, whose life is thrown into desperate turmoil by the violent death of her father. The Pakistani authorities talk of suicide, but why would Ayesha's happy, gentle father kill himself? Ayesha's quest to find the truth takes her right away from her safe London existence. She meets with threats, intimidation and smiling perjurers who resent her intrusion into their world. She is warned that her life is in danger; powerful, ruthless men have reasons to want her silenced. But there are things she needs to know, that compel her to press on with her search for the truth. Was her father an innocent victim? Can she continue to revere the image of him she grew up with, that of a good, loving parent? Or will she be forced to accept that her father was not the person she thought he was? Ayesha decides that the only way forward is to fly to Pakistan and confront his killers. When she goes, Martin Sixsmith goes with her. The denouement of their journey together is extraordinarily moving, with unforeseen repercussions for them both
Philomena : a mother, her son, and a fifty year search by Martin Sixsmith( Recording )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years after giving her son up for adoption, Irishwoman Philomena Lee decides to find him, while, on the other side of the Atlantic, her son, a lawyer in the first Bush administration, struggles to find his mother
Spin by Martin Sixsmith( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the year 2011. The New Project Party is in power and on a moral revival campaign. Selwyn Knox is at its helm. Sonya Mair, his political adviser, is helping him call the shots - along with some more personal matters ... They've selected the team with dossiers on each member ... Sir Robert Nottridge, Permanent Secretary: married, no children - or so his wife thinks. Christopher Brody, director of policy: a gambler with debts up to his eyeballs. Nigel Tonbridge, director of strategy and communications: ex-journo and keeper of some dark family secrets and disturbing political ones that might taint Saint Selwyn ... But for now, they must do as they're told, and get down to administering morality
Moscow coup : the death of the Soviet system by Martin Sixsmith( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philomena : de hartverscheurende zoektocht naar haar gestolen kind by Martin Sixsmith( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een ongehuwde, jonge Ierse vrouw wordt gedwongen haar driejarig kind af te staan; tientallen jaren later gaat ze naar hem op zoek
Russia : a 1,000-year chronicle of the wild East : as heard on Radio 4 by Martin Sixsmith( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixsmith traces the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past, and explains the nation's seemingly split personality as the result of influences that have divided it for centuries
I heard Lenin laugh by Martin Sixsmith( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet Zhenya Gorevich - an irrepressible idealist baffled by life. In the cut-throat arenas of pre-school spelling tests, teenage football and Socialist Art competitions, he is beset by contradictions and absurdities." "As his eyes open to love, life (and Lenin), he struggles to reconcile his own reality with the world about him: Soviet Russia, where the future is certain, but the past is unpredictable and the truth always negotiable." "So when his mother confesses the unlikely secret of his parentage, Zhenya knows he must go west, find his long-lost father and save his mother from the neighbours' small-minded vitriol. His impossible quest takes him from provincial Vitebsk to Moscow and finally to London and the 1966 World Cup ..." "I Heard Lenin Laugh is a story of one man's circuitous journey through life - bringing the riotous tradition of Russian satire to the swinging London of the 1960s, Ivan Denisovich face to face with Bridget Jones."--Jacket
Russia : a 1,000 year chronicle of the wild East by Martin Sixsmith( Recording )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Sixsmith's radio history of Russia, from its formation, through to the tumultuous events of 1917, and to the country's re-emergence as one of the world's most powerful nations
I heard Lenin laugh by Martin Sixsmith( Recording )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the looking glass world of the old Soviet reality, the future is certain. But the past is unpredictable & the truth a negotiable commodity. Into this environment comes young Zhenya Gorevich, struggling to embrace a supposed Communist utopia
Spin : a novel by Martin Sixsmith( Recording )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirisk science fiction-roman om den politiske magt og hvordan arbejdet omkring denne magt i virkeligheden fungerer
Putin i delo I︠U︡KOSa : borʹba za rossiĭskui︠u︡ neftʹ by Martin Sixsmith( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Russian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philomena une mère, un fils, la quête de toute une vie pour se retrouver : document by Martin Sixsmith( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lost child by Martin Sixsmith( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AWhen she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising never to attempt to see her child again, she nonetheless spent the next fifty years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic. Philomena's son, renamed Michael Hess, grew up to be a top Washington lawyer and a leading Republican official in the Reagan and Bush administrations. But he was a gay man in a homophobic party where he had to conceal not only his sexuality but, eventually, the fact that he had AIDS. With little time left, he returned to Ireland and the convent where he was born: his desperate quest to find his mother before he died left a legacy that was to unfold with unexpected consequences for all involved. The Lost Child is the tale of a mother and a son whose lives were scarred by the forces of hypocrisy on both sides of the Atlantic and of the secrets they were forced to keep. With a foreword by Judi Dench, Martin Sixsmith's book is a compelling and deeply moving narrative of human love and loss, both heartbreaking yet ultimately redemptive
Russia : the wild East, a history by Martin Sixsmith( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Litvinenko file : the life and death of a Russian spy
Covers
Russia : a 1,000 year chronicle of the wild eastThe Litvinenko file : the life and death of a Russian spyPutin's oil : the Yukos affair and the struggle for RussiaThe lost child of Philomena Lee : a mother, her son and a fifty-year searchSpinRussia : a 1,000-year chronicle of the wild East : as heard on Radio 4I heard Lenin laugh
Alternative Names
Martin Sixsmith britischer Schriftsteller und Moderator

Martin Sixsmith British author

Martin Sixsmith Brits journalist

Siksmits, Mārtins

Мартин Сиксмит британский журналист

מרטין סיקסמית

식스미스, 마틴

マーティン・シックススミス

馬丁·思科史密斯

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