Most widely held works by Miriam Margolyes
Legend of the guardians the owls of Ga'Hoole ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,456 libraries worldwide
Fledgling barn owl Soren lives in the forest of Tyto with his father Noctus, mother Marella, older brother Kludd, younger sister Eglantine, and their snake nest maid Ms. P. Noctus enjoys telling Soren and Eglantine stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a mythical group of warrior owls, who once saved all owlkind from the evil "Pure Ones." One night Kludd pushes Soren and they both fall to the ground. They are kidnapped taken to the home to the Pure Ones, and put to work: Soren as a slave, and Kludd as a soldier. The Pure Ones' are laying a trap for their enemies, the Guardians of Ga'Hoole. The Pure Ones storm the Great Tree, and the Guardians lead the owls into battle against them, wherein which Soren and his friends emerge to play pivotal roles.
Cats & dogs ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,356 libraries worldwide
A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, which their humans are blissfully unaware of. The film follows Mr. Tinkle's (a cat) plan to destroy a new vaccine, that if developed, would eliminate all human allergies to dogs, and allow cats to rule the world. Lou, a beagle puppy accidentally becomes the dog-agent assigned to stop the cat plan.
Being Julia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
London, 1938. Julia is a true West End diva: beautiful, talented, wealthy, and famous. She has a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career - but after years of the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. She finds what she is looking for in a handsome young American fan, who adds a few more sparks than Julia was hoping for.
Ladies in lavender ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
In the 1930s, the peaceful life of two aging sisters is shattered when they take in a young Polish violinist who they find injured after having been washed ashore near their coastal English home. Their town is suspicious of any visitors and things get worse when he befriends a Russian woman who is visiting the town.
The age of innocence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,160 libraries worldwide
In New York City in the 1870s, a rigid social code governs how people talk, walk, meet, part, dine, earn their livings, fall in love, and marry. Not a word of the code is written down anywhere, but these people have been studying it since they were born. In this elegant milieu, marriages, like treaties between nations, exist to provide for the orderly transmission of wealth; scions of old and rich families understand that their personal desires have no place in the design. One such is Newland Archer, engaged to marry pretty young May Welland. When he becomes entranced with May's cousin Ellen, the notorious Countess Olenska, every member of that class mobilizes to prevent Archer from doing anything that threatens their needs.
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
A modern adaptation of the classic love story, moved to the futuristic urban backdrop of Verona Beach.
Chasing Liberty ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 772 libraries worldwide
Anna Foster is the 18-year-old daughter of President of the United States James Foster. Anna has led a privileged life, but she has grown to resist the constant presence of Secret Service agents getting in the way of her independence. While on a family trip to Europe, Anna manages to get away from security for a brief time. She inevitably falls for Ben Calder, with whom she enjoys a fresh and clean European vacation. Not wanting to ruin her fun, she doesn't tell him who she really is. Unfortunately, Ben has a secret identity of his own.
The life and death of Peter Sellers ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
Peter Sellers was one of the most gifted British comic actors of his time, perfectly moving from costume to costume and accent to accent in a series of films that ranged from brilliant to awful. Despite his brilliance as an actor, Sellers led a deeply disturbing personal life. The actor is best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies. Despite his Hollywood success, Peter Sellers' comic virtuosity belied a troubled private life.
Sunshine ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
A compelling epic about generations of a Hungarian Jewish family caught up in the upheavals and false hopes of a war-swept 20th century.
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Baz Luhrmann's unconventional adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic love story, with the setting moved from Renaissance-era Verona to modern-day southern California.
The long way home ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
This documentary traces the stories of courage in the years between the end of World War II and the formation of the state of Israel. Includes archival footage, original broadcasts and personal testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust.
A little princess ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Sara Crewe has always been the pampered darling of the doting father, a British Indian Army captain, and by the exclusive boarding school were she attends. But when her father dies and her fortune is lost, Sara becomes the victim of hardship and cruelty. Through friendship, imagination and her own resolute nature, Sara finds her way back to happiness.
Wallis & Edward ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been demonized as the woman who stole the King of England. Wallis and Edward presents these events from Wallis's point of view. The drama follows the beginning of their affair, when Edward was the playboy Prince of Wales and Wallis was married to Ernest Simpson. When Wallis and Ernest finally divorce, the fear that Edward will seek to marry this American commoner builds toward a showdown, with even Wallis urging him to accept reality and let her go.
Troy by Adèle Geras ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
The last weeks of the Trojan War are told from the point of view of the women of Troy.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Persecuted by his wrathful stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; deceived by his boyhood idol, the callous, charming Steerforth; driven into moral combat with the sniveling clerk Uriah Heep, and hurled, pell-mell, into a blizzard of infatuation with the adorably dim-witted Dora--He survives it all with inimitable style.
James and the giant peach ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Do you recall how the world looked to you as a child? Everything was huge. Buildings, furniture, and grown-ups -- they all dwarfed you, some of them so large as to seem monstrous. If a thing delighted you, it was a wonder; if it frightened you, it was a terror-this spirit animates this animated version of Roald Dahl's story "James and the Giant Peach." James' parents have died, and now he toils for his cruel aunts, Spiker and Sponge. One day, an old man arrives and gives him bag of glowing green 'crocodile tongues.' James accidentally drops these, whereupon they cause a tree to sprout a giant-size peach. Soon enough, James finds himself magically inside the Peach, where insects have taken up residence. One day the Peach rolls away with James inside, and the adventure begins.
Troubletwisters by Garth Nix ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Jaide and Jack Shield don't know that the world is under attack. They don't know that their dad and their Gramma X, who they move in with, are Wardens, or that they themselves are troubletwisters, young Wardens just coming into their powers. But soon they will find out, and the responsibility of saving the world will be on their shoulders.
Freud ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
A six-part BBC mini-series, filmed in Austria, New York and London. This series examines Freud's complex life, his groundbreaking work and his relationship with his patients. Special features include a newly filmed interview with David Suchet and a gallery of Suchet's personal Freud archive including production photos, press clippings, etc.
Lady Windermere's fan by Oscar Wilde ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
"A lord, his wife, her admirer and an infamous blackmailer converge in the irreverent satire that launched Wilde's succession of classic social comedies. This delicious comic feast serves up a scandal about good girls, bad husbands and hilarious hypocrisy-- utterly contemporary and divinely funny"--Container.
The worst witch strikes again by Jill Murphy ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Summer term at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches has just begun and disaster-prone Mildred Hubble is in deep trouble again-- all because of the new girl, Enid Nightshade, who isn't nearly as placid as she looks.
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