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Owen, Alison 1961-

Works: 30 works in 164 publications in 6 languages and 11,664 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical drama  Fiction  Melodrama  Church history  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Alison Owen
Jane Eyre by Cary Joji Fukunaga ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When orphaned governess Jane Eyre arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall, she's intrigued by her brooding, wealthy employer, Rochester. His dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever
The other Boleyn girl by Philippa Gregory ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anne Boleyn is a doe-eyed vixen who is ordered by her power-hungry uncle to bewitch King Henry VIII. Her shy sister Mary has always been in Anne's shadow. Anne is prettier, more accomplished, and desired by many men. So when the King picks Mary as his mistress, Anne turns on her sister and schemes to become not only the King's consort, but his new queen. Though the Boleyn girls' mother points out that her 'daughters are being traded like cattle for the advancement of men, ' it is Anne who ultimately throws her slight weight around to bully Henry into doing her bidding
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs
The men who stare at goats by George Clooney ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reporter Bob Wilton is trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails. He gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. With unparalleled psychic powers, they can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat by simply staring at it. Now, the founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends
Proof ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A devoted daughter comes to terms with the death of her father, a brilliant mathematician whose genius was crippled by mental insanity, with the help of one of her father's former students
Sylvia by Christine Jeffs ( Visual )
12 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born in Boston, MA, in 1932, Sylvia Plath developed a talent as a writer and published her first poem when she was eight years old. That same year, Plath was forced to confront the unexpected death of her father. In 1950, she began studying at Smith College on a literary scholarship. In 1955, she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study in England at Cambridge. There, Plath met Ted Hughes, a respected author. The two fell in love, and married in 1958. However, marriage, family, and a growing reputation as an important poet failed to bring Plath happiness
Brick lane by Sarah Gavron ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nazneen is a young Bangladeshi woman who arrives in London during the 1980s. She leaves behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. In a loveless marriage to the middle aged Chanu, she feels trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London. She begins to fear that her soul is quietly dying. Meanwhile, her sister Hasina, continues to live a carefree life back in Bangladesh. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle and tries to keep her head down in spite of life's blows. She soon discovers that life cannot be avoided and she is forced to confront life the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door
Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tamara Drewe was an ugly duckling when she left town. Years later, she is a sexy swan who has returned to her hometown after the death of her mother. Her plans are to refurbish the family home and put it on the market. It isn't long before Tamara finds herself pursued by three men from her past: Andy, her former boyfriend, Ben, the drummer with a local rock band, and Nicholas, the boy she was infatuated with in her teens
Love and other disasters ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An assistant at British "Vogue," Jacks adores fixing up her friends, but when it comes to finding the right guy for herself, she's totally clueless. Love comes knocking at her door when she meets sexy photographer Paolo, but will she dare to let her guard down and let romance in?
Rat ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hubert Flynn enjoys three loves in his life: his nightly beer, betting on the horses, and his eccentric wife - in the order. One night he comes home from the pub and turns into a rat. When a local reporter offers to write a book about the family's plight, the opportunity to cash in on their experience begins the family's struggle between love of money and their love for Hubert
Moonlight and Valentino by David Anspaugh ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A light hearted comedy about four women seeking answers to some of life's biggest questions
Chatroom by Hideo Nakata ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William, a dark manipulative teen, opens an online chat room where he meets Jim, Eva, Emily, and Mo. As they become friends in a fantastical cyber reality, William's charisma impresses the others, and he gains influence over their lives. He targets Jim, who already suffers from depression, setting him into a path of self-destruction. As the other teens discover the truth about William, they must escape cyberspace and find Jim in the real world
Love + hate ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17-year-old Nassema is a young Muslim woman living in the north of England and keen to make something of her life. Taking a job in a local decorating store, she is attracted to Adam, whose blinkered racism is encouraged by his family and friends. Nassema's older brother Yousef is insistent that his sister conform to his idea of what a good Muslim girl should be. But his attitude toward race, religion and women is revealed as questionable when he embarks on a relationship with feisty Michelle
The young Americans by Danny Cannon ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Harris, a Drug Enforcement Agent is on the trail of Carl Frazer. Frazer will stop at nothing to seize the mob's drug trade, recruiting violent street punks to do his killing. Harris' only hope is to enlist Chris, a confused dead-end kid whose only allegiance is to his friends. But when Frazer's murderous ways hit too close to home, Chris crosses the line between honor and deceit to infiltrate the gang. Ultimately, both he and Harris must face Frazer's wrath in a deadly confrontation at point-blank range
Hear my song ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concert promotor Micky O'Neill is a charming inept manipulator who is intent on reviving his deteriorating theatre club. Micky thinks he's scored when a singer who bills himself as 'Mr X' books a spot at the club. Micky believes 'Mr X' is really retired Joseph Locke, the UK's own Frank Sinatra
Las hermanas Bolena The other Boleyn girl ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historia de dos bellas hermanas, Ana y María Bolena que, llevadas por la ciega ambición de su familia, compiten por el amor del atractivo y apasionado rey Enrique VIII
For Roseanna ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marcello (Jean Reno) is a restauranteur in a small Italian village where he lives with his dying wife, Roseanna (Mercedes Ruehl). Her final wish is to be buried in one of the three remaining plots in the local churchyard and Marcello is desperate to see her last request fulfilled. Unfortunately, no plots can be reserved - it's a case of first come first served - so to speak. So Marcello sets out to do the only thing possible: keep those in the village who are dying safely alive
Elizabeth la Reina Virgen = Elizabeth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nos transporta hasta una de las épocas más conflictivas de la humanidad. Llegada al mundo en medio de los sangrientos enfrentamientos entre católicos y protestantes en la Inglaterra del siglo XVI. Elizabeth fue vista como una amenaza para el reinado de su hermana María Tudor por lo que fue encarcelada y condenada a muerte, sentencia que nunca se realizó y en su lugar dio paso a la coronación de la joven heredera. Rodeada de intrigas, traiciones y ejecuciones reales. Elizabeth tuvo la determinación para librarse de sus enemigos y ascender al trono como la Reina Virgen."
Mi vida como una rata ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Una noche al regresar a casa un hombre se convierte en rata. Entonces su esposa prepara el lugar de acción para una serie de divertidas y bizarras aventuras con él de protagonista en aras de hacer fortuna
Sylvia [2003] ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sylvia is a story of love, passion, wit and despair between two of the 20th century's most brilliant minds, the American poet Sylvia Plath and the British poet Ted Hughes. From their initial meeting, they embarked on a tumultuous affair, igniting an epic and violently powerful love. Sylvia takes us beyond the myth of a legendary writer, behind the romance and behind the tragedy to recreate the most devastating love story of our time
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English (131)
Spanish (14)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (2)
German (1)
French (1)