Pike, Rosamund 1979-
Most widely held works by Rosamund Pike
Pride & prejudice ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,325 libraries worldwide
Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. There is the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately, if Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met. The family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr. Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing, rich, but proud Mr. Darcy. Love soon buds for one of the Bennet sisters, while another sister may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness.
An education ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,563 libraries worldwide
In the early 1960's, 16-year-old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in a London suburb. She is smart, pretty, and working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life will take a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age. Now she must decide if she will pursue an education at Oxford, or if she will choose to learn all that a charismatic older man can teach her.
Die another day ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,493 libraries worldwide
"When his top-secret mission is sabotaged, James Bond finds himself captured by the enemy, abandoned by MI6 and stripped of his 00-license. Determined to get revenge, Bond goes head-to-head with a sultry spy, a frosty agent and a shadowy billionaire whose business is diamonds ... but whose secret is a diabolical weapon that could bring the world to its knees!"--Container.
Fracture ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,259 libraries worldwide
Ted Crawford is a wealthy, brilliant, and meticulous structural engineer who lives in Los Angeles. He shoots his wife and entraps her lover. After the police arrive, he signs a confession. At his arraignment, he asserts his rights to represent himself and asks the court to move immediately to trial. The prosecutor is Willy Beachum, a hotshot D.A. who is getting ready to leave for a civil-law firm. He is told by everyone the case is open and shut. Crawford, however, sees Beachum's weakness - the hairline fracture of his character.
Surrogates ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates - sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery.
Made in Dagenham ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
In 1968, the female workers at the Ford Dagenham car plant, walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Their actions played a major role in the battle for equal pay, both nationally and internationally.
Doom ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Something has gone terribly wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars. All research at the station has ceased and communication with Earth is failing. The messages that do get through are becoming more frantic and less than comforting. It's a level 5 quarantine and the only humans allowed in or out of the area are the Rapid Response Tactical Squad - hardened Space Marines armed to the teeth with enough firepower to destroy a legion of nightmarish creatures.
Restless a novel by William Boyd ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
When Sally Gilmartin's life is threatened, she must turn to her daughter Ruth for help. But first Sally must reveal the truth about her past: she is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré once recruited by the British Secret Service during World War II. Though Ruth is struggling with her own demons, she is now drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing events of her mother's past.
Barney's version ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Barney Panofsky is a seemingly ordinary man who lives an extraordinary life. With his father, Izzy as his sidekick, Barney reflects on the many highs, and a few too many lows, of his long and colorful life. Not only does Barney turn out to be a true romantic, he is also capable of all kinds of sneaky acts of gallantry, generosity, and goodness when it is least expected. His gloriously full life is played out on a grand scale all the way through the final chapters.
Burning palms ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Five stories so twisted, they could only take place in Los Angeles. A father's relationship with his precocious teenage daughter is too close for comfort for his fiancee. A woman becomes undone by her boyfriend's kinky bedroom request. A gay couple brings home the ultimate lifestyle accessory: an African child. An unsupervised young boy leads his brothers in disturbing games. A lonely woman confronts her attacker with a bizarre request.
The Elizabeth Gaskell collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Cranford: For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness in Cranford, and Matty, her demurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue. A handsome new doctor, Frank Harrison, has arrived from London, a retired Army captain and his daughters have moved into a house opposite the sisters, and the preparations for Lady Ludlow's garden party are under way. Everyone -- from charming rogue Dr. Marshland to mean Mrs. Jamieson and her lap dog -- talks, and is talked about, behind closed doors. The town also has its secrets, which it slowly reveals.
Pride and prejudice ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
The story of lively and rebellious Elizabeth, one of five unmarried daughters living in the countryside of 19th century England, in a world where an advantageous marriage is a woman's sole occupation.
Foyle's war. Sets 1-5, From Dunkirk to VE Day ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle works in the English town of Hastings. As World War II tears the social fabric of this once quiet coastal community, Foyle investigates crimes the conflict has fostered the home front.
James Bond. Vol. 2 007 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Thunderball : The thrills never let up as James Bond dives into this riveting adventure filled with explosive confrontations and amazing underwater action sequences! Sean Connery brings his characteristic style, humour and magnetism to Agent 007 as he travels to Nassau to track down villainous creminal Emilio Largo, who is threatening to plunge the world into a nuclear holocaust.
Fugitive pieces ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 37 libraries worldwide
The story of Jakob Beer, a man whose life is haunted by his childhood experiences during WWII. As a child in Poland he is orphaned during wartime then saved by a compassionate Greek archaeologist. Over the course of his life, he attempts to deal with the losses he has endured. Through his writing, and then through the discovery of true love, Jakob is ultimately freed from the legacy of his past.
Foyle's war. Set 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Michael Kitchen stars as Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Foyle in this original PBS Masterpiece Theatre mystery series. Set in the beautiful southern English countryside amid the disorder and danger of World War II, Foyle's War takes place far from the glory of the front. His is an ordinary struggle, against everyday evil, in extraordinarily dangerous times.
An education ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 32 libraries worldwide
In the early 1960's, 16-year-old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in a London suburb. She is smart, pretty, and working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life will take a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age. Now she must decide if she will pursue an education at Oxford, or if she will choose to learn all that a charismatic, older man can teach her.
Wives and daughters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
A coming of age story, a romance and a comedy of manners, the film focuses on the fortunes of three families -- the Gibsons, the Hamleys and the Cumnors -- in the English village of Hollingford.
Fugitive pieces La mémoire en fuite ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Jacob Beer, a man whose life is haunted by his childhood experiences during WWII. As a child in Poland he is orphaned during wartime then saved by a compassionate Greek archaeologist. Over the course of his life, he attempts to deal with the losses he has endured. Through his writing, and then through the discovery of true love, Jakob is ultimately freed from the legacy of his past.
Love in a cold climate ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Based on Nancy Mitford's beloved novel Love in a cold climate - partly thinly veiled memoir, part biting satire, and part fascinating window on a vanished way of life - this witty drama from the BBC follows the romantic adventures of three young women from aristocratic families.
Action and adventure films Androids Austen, Jane,--1775-1817 Bennet, Elizabeth (Fictitious character) Bond, James (Fictitious character) Businesspeople California--Los Angeles Coming-of-age films Confession (Law) Conspiracy Courtship Darcy, Fitzwilliam (Fictitious character) Defense (Criminal procedure) Dependents Detective and mystery films Drama England England--London Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Great Britain Great Britain.--MI6 Intelligence officers James Bond films Legal films Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Marriage customs and rites May-December romances Murder--Investigation Pro se representation Public prosecutors Romance films Science fiction films Sisters Social classes Social history Spy films Swindlers and swindling Technology and civilization Teenage girls Trials (Murder) United States Utopias Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women--Social conditions Young women