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Kent, Graeme

Overview
Works: 153 works in 369 publications in 5 languages and 4,752 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Fables  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6061.E635, 823.914
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Publications about Graeme Kent
Publications by Graeme Kent
Most widely held works by Graeme Kent
Devil-devil by Graeme Kent( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
"It's not easy being Ben Kella. As a sergeant in the Solomon Islands Police Force, as well as an aofia, a hereditary spiritual peacekeeper of the Lau people, he is viewed with distrust by both the indigenous islanders and the British colonial authorities. In the past few days he has been cursed by a magic man, stumbled across evidence of a cargo cult uprising, and failed to find an American anthropologist who had been scouring the mountains for a priceless pornographic icon. Then, at a mission station, Kella discovers an independent and rebellious young American nun, Sister Conchita, secretly trying to bury a skeleton. The unlikely pair of Kella and Conchita are forced to team up to solve a series of murders that tie into all these other strange goings-on ..."--Dust cover flap
One blood by Graeme Kent( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Once again, Ben Kella has his hands full. A sergeant in the Solomon Islands Police Force, as well as an aofia, a hereditary spiritual peacekeeper of the Lau people, he's called to investigate acts of sabotage that threaten the local operations of a powerful international logging company. Meanwhile, Sister Conchita, a young nun with a flair for detection, has been forced to assume command of a run-down mission in the lush Western District of the Solomon Islands. When an American tourist is murdered in the mission church, she and Kella join forces to uncover the links between these goings-on and a sudden upsurge of interest in John F. Kennedy, who was once a wartime U.S. naval officer in the area but now, in 1960, thousands of miles away, about to become the thirty-fifth American President
Company of Heaven; early missionaries in the South Seas by Graeme Kent( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
"Christianity was brought to the islands of the South Seas by European explorers in the sixteenth century, and has remained through all manner of trials and tribulation. This book is about the missionaries, their achievements and adversities over four turbulent centuries. Graeme Kent describes their exploits agains such exotic backgrounds as Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Pitcairn, New Caledonia, the Solomons, the Cooks, the New Hebrides and many other beautiful yet savage lands ..." -- Inside front cover
Congregation of the dead by Graeme Kent( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
The great white hopes : the quest to defeat Jack Johnson by Graeme Kent( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
"In Sydney, Australia, in 1908 the brash and talented black fighter Jack Johnson won the heavyweight championship of the world from the Canadian Tommy Burns. There was an immediate storm of protest. Writers, including Jack London, and politicians feared the accession of the fearless and outspoken Johnson would threaten white supremacy. It was predicted - accurately - that his reign would lead to civil unrest and race riots."
A pictorial history of wrestling by Graeme Kent( Book )
9 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Om brydning
Blackboard to computer: a guide to educational aids by Graeme Kent( Book )
8 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 libraries worldwide
On the run : deserters through the ages by Graeme Kent( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 libraries worldwide
This fascinating history of deserters and desertion details those men and women who have gone absent without leave. Among them are pugilists, poets, thieves, thugs, lovers and lunatics, princes and politicians. Covering thousands of years in time, and over forty countries, it is an anecdotal history of one of the most emotive subjects in war
Aesop's fables by Graeme Kent( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Polish and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Contains sixty-three well-known fables with a moral at the end of each fable
Guadalcanal: island ordeal by Graeme Kent( Book )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Omhandler kampenene om øen Guadalcanal, den mest blodige i Stillehavskrigen omkring august 1942
Projects in the primary school by Graeme Kent( Book )
9 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Heidi by Graeme Kent( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 102 libraries worldwide
A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city
Poverty by Graeme Kent( Book )
4 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Olympic follies : the madness and mayhem of the 1908 London games : a cautionary tale by Graeme Kent( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
"The London Olympics of 1908 was intended to reveal Britain and its empire at its zenith. Before the games had ended, almost everything that could go wrong had, and the organizers were universally condemned. The games opened in the pouring rain, which was to continue for the entirety of the two week event. At the opening ceremonies one country insisted that another march under its banner, and another refused to dip its banner to King Edward, resulting in an uproar. Decisions on competitions were questioned, contestants were accused of being professionals, a rival dropped the shot of the shot-put on the foot of a competitor, and one contestant ended up running a race alone. Amongst the chaos there were some outstanding athletic performances, but these were far overshadowed by disputes, backbiting, disqualifications, and more. This is the superb and entertaining tale of one of the most fascinating, unusual, and at times hilarious Games ever held"--Publisher's description
Boxing's strangest fights by Graeme Kent( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 76 libraries worldwide
That boxing has always attracted colourful, larger-than-life figures is amply borne out by the bizarre collection of true stories gathered together in this fascinating book. Bringing together the rich history and folklore of the fight game, Graeme Kent, who first became interested in boxing after listening to the tales of his sporting grandmother, has amassed over a hundred events in over 250 years of the sport. These intriguing stories include that of the two boxers who scored a double knockout; the bout in which four different decisions were given, and the strange tale of the boxer who had part of his ear bitten off, as well as many other besides. In compiling this collection Graeme Kent has interviewed many fighters and followers of boxing, and the funny and sometimes tragic tales recounted here provide a rich and offbeat alternative history of this ever-popular sport
Killman : a sister Conchita and Sergeant Kella mystery by Graeme Kent( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
"Sister Conchita, the young nun with a flair for detection, is immersed in another Solomon Islands investigation when an islander who claims to be a reincarnation of Noah is drowned outside his ark. To make matters worse, Conchita suspects that the murderer might be a Japanese soldier, still prowling the jungle fifteen years after the end of World War II. Once again she enlists the aid of her friend Sergeant Ben Kella of the Solomon Islands Police Force. Together they try and track down the malevolent Killman, a professional assassin who is introducing a reign of terror to the beautiful but dangerous island of Malaita that they both love so much. This time their perilous quest takes them as far as the wild Polynesian island of Tikopia, the almost legendary tiny island of the four kingdoms."--Publisher description
Espionage by Graeme Kent( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in Undetermined and English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Fighting sports by Graeme Kent( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Teaching after school by Graeme Kent( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
The strongest men on Earth : when the muscle men ruled show business by Graeme Kent( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Strong men were the pop stars of their day, topping the bill before packed houses with their bizarre and often dangerous stunts. Their photographs sold in the millions and the more popular among them gave private displays of rippling physiques to gatherings of thrilled society ladies willing to pay many guineas to bear witness. The craze began towards the end of Victoria's reign and spread across the world before the outbreak of the Great War. It encompassed larger than life characters both on and behind the stage, dazzling displays, bitter rivalries, tragedy and disaster. The Strongest Men on Earth looks at the rise and fall of the body beautiful craze, with each chapter focussing on a particular strong man, showing how each developed and refined their art against the backdrop of Music Halls, Svengali like managers and an admiring but demanding public. This remarkable book gives a fascinating insight into a little known aspect of Edwardian social history, sport and show business
 
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Alternative Names
Kent, G.W.
Kent, Graeme, 1933-
켄트, 그레임
Languages
English (108)
Spanish (8)
Polish (4)
Dutch (3)
Chinese (2)
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