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Beardsley, Martyn

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Works: 35 works in 156 publications in 5 languages and 3,303 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  History  Diaries  Poetry  Detective and mystery fiction  Adventure stories  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ8.3.B382,
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Publications about Martyn Beardsley
Publications by Martyn Beardsley
Most widely held works by Martyn Beardsley
Sir Gadabout out of time by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 libraries worldwide
When Sir Gadabout disastrously helps King Arthur get a haircut, Merlin uses a Turn Back Time spell, but the spell goes wrong and Sir Gadabout ends up in the future instead of in the past
Five naughty kittens by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
A rhyming counting book shows how five rambunctious kittens are reunited after their games caused them to disappear, one by one
The cat that went woof! by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Jack's cat, Tiger, is his best friend, but when a puppy named Patch moves in, Tiger begins to express himself like a dog
Sir Gadabout by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the misadventures of Sir Gadabout, one of King Arthur's least accomplished knights, as he sets out on a quest to rescue the kidnapped Queen Guinivere
Sir Gadabout gets worse by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Sir Gadabout, the world's worst knight, is determined to retrieve Excalibur after it is stolen by the evil Sir Rudyard the Rancid
Deadly winter : the life of Sir John Franklin by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
"This account of the life of the famous British explorer John Franklin examines his incident-filled and sometimes contentious career from his early days, when he fought at the battle of Trafalgar, to his last expedition to seek the fabled Northwest Passage when he vanished along with his men in controversial and mysterious circumstances." "Though his name is perhaps one of the most significant in the many recent books written on Arctic exploration, no biography has appeared for over twenty years. Theories - many wild - continue to abound on the fate of his final expedition of 1845, while questions hang over his first Arctic overland expedition, when many men died of cold and starvation and Franklin himself was hours from death. The author has tackled these episodes in a fair and balanced way and, drawing on much recent research, settled many of the wilder theories." "A significant part of the book is also devoted to Franklin the sailor and the man. He was present at two of Nelson's most famous battles, Copenhagen and Trafalgar, and sailed with the great navigator Matthew Flinders on the first circumnavigation of Australia. The book covers his governorship of Tasmania, and gives an insight into the corruption and political chicanery which finally drove him out. Franklin was married to two exceptional women, and through surviving letters and diaries we catch a glimpse of his relationship with the precocious but frail Eleanor Anne Porden, who died tragically young while he was away on an expedition. He subsequently married the strong-willed Jane Griffin, who won great admiration in her attempts to pressure the Admiralty to step up their efforts to find her missing husband."--Jacket
Sir Gadabout goes overboard by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Sir Gadabout is determined to take on the pirate Longbeard and his crew when they make trouble on the seven seas--the only problem is that the unlucky knight has never even been on a ship before
'Gratefull to providence' : the diary and accounts of Matthew Flinders, surgeon, apothecary and man-midwife, 1775-1802 by Matthew Flinders( Book )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Matthew Flinders, surgeon and apothecary of Donington, in south Lincolnshire, in the late eighteenth century, was the father of the Matthew Flinders, sailor, navigator and explorer, and one of the central figures in the early history of the Australian nation. His diaries, published here in full for the first time, reveal a wealth of detail about the home, the family and the village in which the future explorer grew up. The daily routine of business, socialising with neighbours, unusual events such as the beaching of a whale near Boston, or the visit to Donington of Mr Powell the famous fire-eater are recorded alongside family joys and sorrows, the births and deaths of children, the passing of Flinders's beloved wife Susanna and his subsequent remarriage. The childhood and schooling of Matthew junior are a recurring theme, and the purchase of a two volume edition of Robinson Crusoe in 1782 gives a hint of things to come, though as the diaries reveal, his later career was a radical diversion from the original plan for him to follow in his father's path. --Publisher description
Sir Gadabout and the ghost by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and French and held by 152 libraries worldwide
After being scared witless when he encounters the ghost of Sir Henry Hirsute, Sir Gadabout decides to help restore the honor of the dead knight, who in life was accused of stealing a tin of pilchards
Sir Gadabout does his best by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Sir Gadabout's reputation as the worst knight in the world is challenged by the short and bad-tempered Sir Mistabit
Sir Gadabout and the little horror by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and French and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Sir Gadabout must escort back to Camelot the wicked, spoiled son who has become the ward of King Arthur, or else risk war with the neighboring kingdom
Murder in Montague Place by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Great Scotland Yard, 1844. When the beautiful Eleanora Scambles claims that her husband has been wrongly arrested for the murder of Edward Mizzentoft, Inspector Bucket of the recently formed detective force is intrigued - but there are two problems. The case is already being handled by Bucket's colleague, who is in no doubt about his man's guilt. And someone else observed the conversation between Bucket and Mrs Scambles - someone who will go to great lengths to ensure that the truth will never get out
Black death by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
The year is 1348. When Will comes home from France, he finds the Black Death is here too. When the people in his village start dying, those who are left think it's Will's fault. Can Will and his sister escape? Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Smuggler! by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Sir Gadabout goes to knight school by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
When Sir Lancelot is called away from knight school, Sir Gadabout becomes the teacher. How can the lads defeat the King of Gaul and his angry mob with the worst knight in the world as their leader?
The last duel by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
The life of Sir John Franklin by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Sir John Franklin : the man who ate his own boots by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Sir Gadabout by Martyn Beardsley( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Sir Gadabout is the worst knight at Camelot. When Excalibur is stolen, Sir Gad. sets off to try to return the mighty sword. However, he has many adventures on the way
A matter of honour : the story of England's last duel by Martyn Beardsley( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Duels usually took place over insults to honour, sometimes with tragic consequences, as in this tale of betrayal
 
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English (105)
French (9)
Polish (6)
Spanish (6)
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