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Thompson, Brian 1935-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 138 publications in 2 languages and 4,562 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  History  Drama  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Film and video adaptations  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Producer, Editor
Classifications: QB981, 823.914
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The disastrous Mrs. Weldon : the life, loves, and lawsuits of a legendary Victorian by Brian Thompson( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 666 libraries worldwide
"When an 1882 Act of Parliament gave her the legal right to represent herself in court, Georgina became one of the first Victorian women to sue her persecutors, and she helped to overturn England's infamous Lunacy Laws, which allowed patients to be committed against their will without proper medical examination."--Jacket
The widow's secret by Brian Thompson( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 478 libraries worldwide
In Victorian England, Bella, a widow who writes novels under the pen name Henry Ellis Magram, investigates the murder of a prostitute found with a crested cigar case for a new novel, but becomes the murderer's next target in the process
The player's curse by Brian Thompson( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
The captain's table by Brian Thompson( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Imperial vanities : the adventures of the Baker brothers and Gordon of Khartoum by Brian Thompson( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
"Imperial Vanities is the entwined story of three Victorians. Two of these men were brothers - Sir Samuel Baker, the irrepressible adventurer and explorer, and Colonel Valentine Baker, reckoned by his age to be the leading cavalry officer of the British Army before disgrace and humiliation overwhelmed him. The third is the enigmatic and troubled Charles 'Chinese' Gordon, murdered by the Mahdi's forces in Khartoum in 1885." "The lives of these three men were bent and twisted by the nineteenth-century conviction that an Englishman was at the summit of God's creation, to whom was given the task of changing the entire world. The outcome of such a belief was to turn a collection of forts and anchorages, factories and trading posts into the quasi-mystical Big Idea we have forgotten today - the British Empire as creator and destroyer." "Imperial Vanities is an adventure story in the high tradition, ranging from the upper Nile to Ceylon, Egypt and the slave markets of the Balkans. Wilful, profoundly eccentric and driven by the sort of idealism we no longer consider an heroic virtue, the lives of these men combine to make a tragi-comic commentary on the most widely-held conviction of their times: that God himself was an Englishman. 'Better a ball in the brain than to flicker out unheeded', Gordon wrote in his journal. Written with Thompson's masterly touch, this is history at its best."--Jacket
Campion the complete second season ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Peter Davison plays Margery Allingham's enigmatic sleuth, with Brian Glover as his loyal but slightly shady manservant
Buddy boy : a novel by Brian Thompson( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Placed in a private school in Cambridge, young Barry feels a sense of dislocation as he watches war rising before his eyes and observes the activities of the American Eighth Air Force
The sailor's ransom by Brian Thompson( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
"London is alive with gossip about the thrilling new book by sensationalist author Henry Ellis Margam, but only a select group of people know that the real author is beautiful widow, and member of high society, Bella Wallis. One of her confidantes is the dashing Philip Westland, who comes to Bella now with a problem: his best friend Kennett is smitten with the heiress Mary Skillane but Mary's father, Sir William, has promised her to Robert Judd, a vulgar treasure-seeker. Mary is due to inherit the Skillane pearls, which are currently residing in a Cornish bank vault, but it seems that the pearls were ill-gotten. Can Bella and her friends reunite the young lovers and escape the attention of the villainous Judd?"--P. [4] of cover
Ladder of angels by Brian Thompson( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
British PI Patrick Ganley is hired to find the missing daughter of a businessman and the probe leads him to an affair with the client's wife. A tale of sodomy, sex-for-hire and murder
Devastating Eden : the search for Utopia in America by Brian Thompson( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Tishoo, a play by Brian Thompson( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Bad to the bone by Brian Thompson( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Portrait of Leeds by Brian Thompson( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Turning over by Brian Thompson( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Clever girl by Brian Thompson( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The Bella Wallis mysteries by Brian Thompson( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
The universe ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Explores the history of man's expanding knowledge of the universe, including the most recent celestial discoveries
A half-baked life : my story so far by Brian Thompson( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Keeping Mum a wartime childhood by Brian Thompson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
The author describes his boyhood growing up in London during with Blitz with an eccentric swarm of indolent, ribald relations
India ( visu )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
British writer Brian Thompson travels south in India by train from Bombay, passing through four states and crossing the dusty Deccan Plain, to Cochin. He visits Ootacamund
 
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Alternative Names
Thompson, Brian John William 1935-
Languages
English (96)
Dutch (1)
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