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Lesser, Anton

Works: 271 works in 849 publications in 2 languages and 20,601 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Television plays  History  Poetry  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery stories  Adventure stories 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Other, Creator
Classifications: PZ7.P968, 791.4372
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Publications about Anton Lesser
Publications by Anton Lesser
Most widely held works by Anton Lesser
Miss Potter by Chris Noonan( visu )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,771 libraries worldwide
In an effort to give their younger brother, Norman a project to keep him busy now that he has joined the family publishing house, the older Warne brothers agree to publish Miss Beatrix Potter's first children's book. They don't expect the book to sell well, but they need to keep Norman busy. As a single woman living in Edwardian London, Beatrix suspects this endeavor may provide her with a small measure of freedom. But she also has very specific ideas about how the book should be published. As they work together, Norman and Beatrix become close. After the first book is published, Beatrix goes on to a second book and that sells well. One day at lunch, she meets the rest of Norman's family, including his sister, Millie and the two women become fast friends. Norman proposes, but Beatrix's parents object to the marriage proposal. After much argument, they agree to let Beatrix marry Norman provided they wait until the end of the summer
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( visu )
48 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
During a truce between the Greeks and the Trojans, Troilus and Cressida vow eternal love and faithfulness. But Cressida's father has gone over to the Greeks and exchanges her for a Trojan prisoner. Diomedes takes Cressida in the Greek camp, and during a friendly feast between the Greeks and Trojans, Troilus discovers that Cressida has been unfaithful
The ruby in the smoke by Philip Pullman( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 898 libraries worldwide
In nineteenth-century London, sixteen-year-old Sally, a recent orphan, becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby
Cat o'nine tales [and other stories] by Jeffrey Archer( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
In Archer's collection of 13 stories, some of these stories were inspired by the two years Archer spent in prison, including the story of the company chairman who tries to poison his wife while on a trip to St. Petersburg--with unexpected consequences
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( visu )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
After a shipwreck, twin siblings Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria. Viola, disguised as a man named Cesario, takes up service with the Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the Lady Olivia. But Olivia is in mourning over her brother's death, so Orsino sends Cesario over as an emissary of love, except that Olivia falls for Viola!
Charlotte Gray by Gillian Armstrong( visu )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 695 libraries worldwide
It's World War II and Charlotte has been trained to be an undercover courier for England. She straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. There she will assist the French Resistance in its defiance of Nazi occupation. Once behind enemy lines, she keeps secret her personal mission to find her lover, an RAF pilot downed over France
The mill on the Floss ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
The tragic tale of Maggie Tulliver, the miller's daughter, who defies her embittered brother in standing by the man she loves - shocking the stifling society in which she lives - in an attempt to pursue her blighted dreams
Shadow in the north by Philip Pullman( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 libraries worldwide
In 1878 in London, Sally, now twenty-two and established in her own business, and her companions Frederick and Jim try to solve the mystery surrounding the unexpected collapse of a shipping firm and its ties to a sinister corporation called North Star
The tiger in the well by Philip Pullman( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
In London in 1881, twenty-four-year-old Sally finds her young daughter and her possessions assailed by an unknown enemy, while a shadowy figure known as the Tzaddik involves her in his plot to defraud and exploit the hordes of Jewish immigrants pouring into the country
Fairy tale a true story ( visu )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
Young Frances and Elsie believe in fairies. The photographs the girls take of the winged beings put them at the center of a real-life controversy that sweeps through a recovering World War I England during 1917. Everyone is caught up in the excitement, including two of the era's most renowned men: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and master illusionist Harry Houdini. Are the photographs real or just a cleaver hoax?
The death-defying Pepper Roux by Geraldine McCaughrean( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
Having been raised believing he will die before he reaches the age of fourteen, Pepper Roux runs away on his fourteenth birthday in an attempt to elude his fate, assumes another identity, and continues to try to outrun death, no matter the consequences
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Presents Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder
The politician's wife ( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
The life of a consummate politician's wife is turned upside down when she discovers that her husband, the British Conservative government's Minister for the Family, has been having an affair with a former call girl
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
The classic story by Charles Dickens about a miser who learns the meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
The hollow crown. Richard II, Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2, Henry V ( visu )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
The Hollow crown: "New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal."--IMDb
King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 libraries worldwide
When England's aging King Lear renounces his throne to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, treachery, madness and murder soon follow. After banishing Cordelia, his most loyal daughter, Lear is betrayed and cast out by her elder sisters Regan and Goneril. Meanwhile, evil brews at the Gloucester castle as Edgar falls victim to his brother's deception. As battle lines are drawn and backs are stabbed, Lear rages against a fearsome storm
Spies of Warsaw ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Set in Poland, Paris and Berlin in the years leading up to the Second World War. At the French embassy in Warsaw, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of the city. At the same time, he is involved in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage. Risking his life, Mercier works in the shadows amid a remarkable cast of characters, some known to him as spies, some never to be revealed
Paradise lost by John Milton( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Presents a recording of Milton's epic tale in verse of man's creation, fall, and redemption
Midsomer murders ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Midsomer life: After the unpopular editor of a local magazine is found dead, Barnaby stumbles upon a nest of bribery, adultery, and secrets kept too long. The magician's nephew: Barnaby must determine if witchcraft is to blame when several members of a pagan cult are killed in an unusual manner. Days of misrule: Christmas comes early for Barnaby and Jones when a suspicious explosion frees them from a dreaded team-building exercise. Talking to the dead: Two couples go missing from the sleepy village of Monks Barton. The locals blame ghosts but Barnaby suspects a more earthly culprit
Othello by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
This widely-studied play is one of the best seller of the Shakespeare canon. This production is the sixth Shakespeare play in the series undertaken by Naxos Audiobooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press
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