Wood, John 1930-2011
Most widely held works about John Wood
Most widely held works by John Wood
Chocolat ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,763 libraries worldwide
Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility. If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you. In this village, if you saw something you weren't supposed to see, you learned to look the other way. If perchance your hopes had been disappointed, you learned never to ask for more. So through good times and bad, famine and feast, the villagers held fast to their traditions. Until, one winter day, a sly wind blew in from the North...
WarGames ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 980 libraries worldwide
Young electronics wizard David Lightman unwittingly hooks into America's supersecret wargames computer and the world is suddenly threatened with nuclear annihilation.
Sabrina ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Sabrina, the naive daughter of the chauffeur for an immensely wealthy family, is obsessed with David, the family's younger son. When Sabrina returns to Long Island from Paris as a sophisticated young woman, she begins a romance with David, who has meanwhile become engaged to the daughter of a wealthy family. This new romance threatens the business interests of Linus, the older son, so he pretends to court Sabrina in order to woo her away from David, but ends up falling in love with her himself.
Orlando ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
"Orlando, an English nobleman, defies the laws of nature with surprising results. Immortal and highly imaginative, he undergoes a series of extraordinary transformations that humorously, hauntingly illustrate the eternal war between the sexes."--Container.
William Shakespeare's Richard II by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
"The sensitive and poetic Richard II is undoubtedly the rightful king of England but he is unscrupulous and weak. When his cousin Henry Bolingbroke returns from banishment and mounts a challenge to his authority, Richard's right to the throne proves of little help to him"--Container.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Arthur Chipping is the new Latin master at an English boy's boarding school. The eccentric schoolmaster lives a full, rich life within the cloistered school, defined by his role as the intellectual shepherd of generations of young students. Then while traveling through the countryside on summer holiday, he unexpected falls in love. His new wife ignites his passion and brings him out of his shell. Spans over 50 years in the life of Mr. Chipping.
Lady Jane ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
"In 1553, England's idle rich were anything but idle. With the blessing of the royal family, they plundered the riches of the church, stold the finest farmlands, and generally took all the best things the country had to offer. A cousin to the infamous Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey disapproved of the way her fellow nobles behaved, and disagreed with their religious beliefs. But as a sheltered 16-year-old, there wasn't much she could do about it. Then, through a strange turn of events, Lady Jane Grey was crowned Queen Jane, ruler of all England. Based on the true story of the girl who found herself Queen of England for nine days at age 16." -- Container.
Rasputin ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
The story of Rasputin, the monk who rose to power in Russia during a time of war and radical upheaval.
Citizen X ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Viktor Burakov (Rea), a brilliant forensics expert but an inexperienced detective, is put in charge of investigating the case of a serial killer. As the number of victims continues to rise, the investigation slows to a standstill, buried under government red tape.
Uncovered ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Julia is an art restorer who is restoring a fifteenth-century painting. Her work on a Flemish painting reveals a hitherto undiscovered Latin phrase which translates as "Who killed the knight?". She goes to the art authorities she knows to find out what it might mean. Oddly, at the same time, a series of murders, including art experts, patrons and restorers has Julia scrambling to find out what is happening. She finds that the mystery of the painting is interwoven with the mystery of the deaths around her.
Richard III ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
In 1930's Britain, in the wake of a bloody civil war, the younger brother of the new King sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the throne for himself. Updated version of Shakespeare's tale.
The gambler ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Based on a true episode in literary history, this is a tale of the strange circumstances that led Dostoyevsky to write his novel "The gambler". A young woman, in desperate need of money, takes a job as a stenographer while Dostoyevsky dictates his novel to her. The terms of her employment are extraordinary: she must stay in his apartment during the next month. As the novel unfolds, she discovers that she must come face-to-face with her own eroticism.
Wargames ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Young computer genius David Lightman breaks into the Defense Department's war computer, but what he thinks is a game just may start World War III.
War games ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
David is a bright young kid but he is also shy. He does most of his socializing through his home computer. He also uses his computer to change his grades, play pranks and compete at games. Unwittingly, he breaks into the most sophisticated computer system ever built, JOSHUA, the Defense Department's master war computer.
Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles of World War II by B. T White ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Barnaby Rudge ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
A gripping tale of murder, conspiracy and revolt that culminates in the burning of the Newgate Prison during the anti-popery riots of 1780, Barnaby Rudge tells the story of a sweet, simple-minded youth swept up by the mob into acts of horrible violence and barbarism.
Orlando ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Orlando, an English nobleman, defies the laws of nature with surprising results. Immortal and highly imaginative, he undergoes a series of extraordinary transformations that humorously, hauntingly illustrate the eternal war between the sexes.
The motorcycle story by Cyril Posthumus ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Every colour under the sun : songs on thoughtful themes for primary school assemblies ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Jumpin' Jack Flash ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
A bank clerk is inadvertently drawn into the world of high-stakes international espionage; hilarity ensues.
Art Art restorers Boarding schools Boarding school students Chocolate Cities and towns Comedy films Computer games Computer hackers Computer war games Courts and courtiers Drama England Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired France Great Britain Grey, Jane,--Lady,--1537-1554 Historical films Historical films History Internet and teenagers Lent Made-for-TV movies New York (State)--Long Island Nobility Queens Rasputin, Grigori Efimovich,--ca. 1870-1916 Richard--II,--King of England,--1367-1400 Romantic comedy films Russia Science fiction films Serial murders Sex role Single mothers Teacher educators Teen films Television plays Television programs Thrillers (Motion pictures) Transsexuals United States Video games and teenagers Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War games
John Norris Wood 1930