WorldCat Identities

Laing, Robin 1946-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 47 publications in 2 languages and 916 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Personal narratives‡vNew Zealand  Detective and mystery films  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Personal narratives 
Roles: Actor, Producer
Classifications: PN1992.77.C33, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robin Laing
The potter's field ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a woman's skeleton is discovered in a local potter's field, Cadfael must find the culprit before he himself is found lynch by an angry mob
Perfect strangers ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Melanie goes home from a local pub with the best looking man in the room, she's captivated by his charm and attentiveness. He sails her away to his "castle"--A rundown shack on a deserted island. But soon, his passion turns to obsession and romance turns to rage and Melanie realizes that she is the victim of a kidnapping. Torn between fear and desire, Melanie must escape her schizoprenic captor. A moment of panic leads to murder and madness. Melanie's time is running out, but for her perfect stranger, it may already be too late
Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle the dark beginnings of Sherlock Holmes ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1878, when Mr. Doyle meets the brilliant teacher, Dr. Bell, the young medical student is drawn into a new world of crime investigation. As he assists Bell in solving gruesome police cases, Doyle becomes fascinated with his tutor's uncanny talent for outwitting the most clever criminals. But, one particularly vicious cat-and-mouse game has a diffrent ending. Doyle finds his life completely changed ... and even Dr. Bell's agile mind cannot predict the outcome
The dark beginnings of Sherlock Holmes Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edinburgh 1878. Mr. Doyle becomes fascinated with Dr. Bell's uncanny talent for outwitting the most clever criminals
Kiwiana ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lighthearted look at Kiwi popular culture (Kiwiana) which includes a diverse range of objects and social events. Includes contributions from well known New Zealanders. Suggested audience: general
Flip & two twisters by Shirley Horrocks ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about film maker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye. Explores Lye's career, including newly discovered historical footage of the artist. Also chronicles recent attempts to realise Lye's plans for giant versions of his sculpture. Suggested audience: secondary, general
Relative strangers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maureen Lessing, a newly widowed wife and mother, stumbles upon a painful secret: her husband had another wife. Shattered, Maureen's quest to confront the woman brings her face to face with yet another secret: her husband's other wife had a child, a little boy. Furious and deeply hurt by her husband's betrayal, Maureen must put aside her own dark and raw emotions to confront the final issue - one she can hardly bear: that the little boy is sick and needs help from her own children to survive
For love or money ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at a range of New Zealanders who share a passion for art and art collecting. Artists and art dealers offer their own perspectives on art collecting
Putting our town on the map ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miranda Harcourt takes a trip round the country to see how towns are putting themselves on the map. Examples include the use of giant fish, fruit and vegetables, novel signs, murals, and unusual festivals. Suggested audience: secondary, general
The Making of Bread and roses ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the making of a film to be made into a four-part television drama series. Interviews the director, producer, writer and other production people who discuss their roles in the making of the film; such as raising the finance, designing the sets and organising the schedules for production. Suggested audience: secondary
Kiwi as! Kiwiana! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transformers sculpture at the New Gallery Auckland ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ruby and Rata ( Visual )
in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fiercely independent 83 year old Ruby is determined to live her own life in her own home. Ruby rents her basement flat to single mother Rata and her 8 year old son Willie. Both women are strong-willed and unprepared to concede they might need each other's friendship. To gain the upper hand, Ruby kidnaps Willie. But it will be the boy who brings them together
Bread and roses ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A four-part television mini-series based on the autobiography of trade unionist, peace campaigner and Member of Parliament, Sonja Davies. Covers the period 1923-59 and deals with Sonja's early life and the forces that shaped it. Designed for Senior English and Media Studies classes. Suggested audience: senior secondary
Transformers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a documentary on the exhibition of contemporary art "Transformers". Introduces the artists, who explain their work and follows the non-stop transformations of their art, sculpture that grows, burns, melts, makes its own music and constantly tests the boundaries of art
Dark of the night ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After buying a used Jaguar, a young woman becomes convinced that the car is haunted
Mr. Wrong ( Visual )
in Spanish and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman buys a little bit of freedom with a new car and is haunted by the murder of the previous owner
War stories our mothers never told us ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pamela Quill, Flo Small, Tui Preston, Jean Andrews, Rita Graham, Neva Clarke-McKenna and Mabel Waititi talk about their lives during the Second World War
Absent without leave by John Laing ( Visual )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young soldier in New Zealand during 1942 goes Absent Without Leave (AWOL) in order to honor a pledge to see his young, pregnant wife home safely
Married ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While parenthood has changed Trish's life utterly, it seems to have little impact on Kevin's, except that Kevin feels that Trish is not as much fun as she used to be. An entertaining and provactive film about a day in the life of a marriage"--Container
 
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Languages
English (42)
Spanish (1)