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Rawlinson, Nick 1963-

Works: 34 works in 96 publications in 1 language and 1,094 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Fantasy fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Spy stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3556.U76, 823.914
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Publications about Nick Rawlinson
Publications by Nick Rawlinson
Most widely held works by Nick Rawlinson
William Blake's comic vision by Nick Rawlinson( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
In the eighteenth century, comedy played a pivotal role in debates on aesthetics, education, spirituality and morality. However, despite William Blake's full-bloodied engagement with the world of eighteenth-century ideas, the abundance of wit and humour in his work and his own claim that he 'loved laughing', literary criticism traditionally paints a sombre portrait of a man for whom laughter was, at best, a crude tool for attacking the dominant ideology and, at worst, a defensive psychological twitch. This groundbreaking study blends a close reading of Blake's early work, including An Island in the Moon, and The Songs of Innocence and of Experience with fascinating historical research to demonstrate that comedy was an essential component of Blake's artistic Vision. Appealing to both specialist and casual reader alike, William Blake's Comic Vision shows how Blake's comic genius mixed biblical profundity, fairground hilarity, Pythonesque absurdity and Shakespearean warmth in some fascinating ways and some unexpected placed
A month in the country by J. L Carr( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Haunted by his experiences in the war and recovering from a divorce, Tom accepts a job in a remote village. There he makes friends, falls in love and learns to live again
The book of lost things by John Connolly( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. As he takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes and David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters in his quest to find a legendary book...The Book of Lost Things
The dream of Scipio by Iain Pears( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Set in Provence at three different critical moments of Western Civilization - the collapse of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, the Black Death in the fourteenth century, and World War II in the twentieth century - this novel follows the fortunes of three men: Manlius Hippomanes a Gallic aristocrat obsessed with the preservation of Roman civilisation, Oliver de Noyen a poet and Julian Bareuve an intellectual who joins the Vichy government
Decive measures by John Nichol( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Helicopter pilot Jack Griffiths leaves the RAF to join a private military company, Decisive Measures. His new job takes him to Sierra Leone to carry out routine security operations in the diamond fields. There Jack meets Layla, a doctor working with a local charity, but their growing friendship is torn apart when civil war erupts
The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
"The White Company is a motley group of English mercenaries, fighting under the leadership of Sir Nigel Loring. Bound by an unquestioning respect for social order, patriotism and a lust for adventure, the company makes its way to France to fight in the local wars. Encountering pirate ships and other dramas during their crossing, they finally land at Bordeaux and become involved with the fighting at the siege of the Château of Villefranch du Périgord and in the Spanish Pyranees."--Container
Oxford remains by Veronica Stallwood( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Kate Ivory has moved out of her house in Agatha Street and is looking forward to starting afresh in Jericho, Oxford. But then she meets up with an old friend, Faith Beeton, who needs an impartial opinion on a pretty, blonde student at Bartlemas College. Daisy Tompkins has made a formal complaint about her tutor and, as Dean of Women Students, Faith is bound to investigate. But Faith finds the young woman devious and manipulative and she doesn't believe her story, while the accused Joseph Fechan, for all his oddities, is a friend of hers. When Daisy is murdered, Kate is drawn into the search for the truth. In the eyes of all at Bartlemas, Fechan is the obvious suspect, but is he really as weird as everyone thinks? And is Daisy the sweet and innocent young woman she appears to be, or is there a darker side to her story?
The lost village : in search of a forgotten rural England by Richard Askwith( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
The idea of the village - unspoilt, unpretentious, unchanging and growing almost organically out of the landscape - is one of the most potent in the English imagination. This work describes a journey in search of the quintessential English village, through dales and suburbs, down ancient lanes and estates
Human traces by Sebastian Faulks( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Jacques and Thomas come from different countries and contrasting families. They are united by an ambition to understand how the mind works and whether madness is the price we pay for being human
Havoc, in its third year by Ronan Bennett( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
The ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
In the dance halls of Camberwell, in the back streets of Peckham, in the residences on Denmark Hill and even on the Rye itself, the comic and diabolic influence of Dougal Douglas is felt. It is felt by Humphrey Place, refrigirator engineer, who says "no" at the altar rail - by Sixie Morse, typist, who has "no" said about her by Mr. Druce, managing director, who has not spoken to Mrs. Druce for five years and has a taste for going up and down lifts - by Miss Merle Coverdale, head of the typing pool, who feels that she is living a lie and whose life comes to a violent conclusion - by Nelly Mahone, prophet, who has lapsed from her religion on religious grounds - and most of all it is felt by Miss Belle Frierne, his landlady, who has known all Peckham in her youth
Parasite ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
On an abandoned oil rig in the middle of the North Sea, Dr. Christine Hansen and a crew of engineers join forces in a battle for survival against a savage new life-form which has made its home on the rig
The archivist's story by Travis Holland( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The casebook of Victor Frankenstein : a novel by Peter Ackroyd( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
This volume merges historical fiction with literary license to create an alternative reality in which Victor Frankenstein, the fictional scientist created by Mary Shelley, who, after studying chemical processes and the decay of living beings, gains an insight into the creation of life and gives life to his own creature. Frankenstein was one of Percy Shelley's (who became Mary Shelley's husband) schoolmates and close friends. In this retelling of the legend, Percy is the one who first gives Frankenstein the idea of creating a monster. Soon, both Frankenstein and the Monster are deeply entwined in the lives of the Shelleys and Lord Byron, becoming the cause of many of the strange occurrences that take place in their lives, including the inspiration for Mary Shelley's book. This book is a fascinating blending of Shelley's original novel, pulling occasional direct quotes from it, and a speculation about the real-life people who were involved in its creation
The gates by John Connolly( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Halloween which is how they come to witness the Abernathys unknowingly call forth Satan himself, creating a gap in the universe through with the gates to Hell are visible. There are some pretty terrifying beings just itching to get out and Samuel must harness the power of science, faith, and love to save the world and defeat evil. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
Spies of the Balkans : a novel by Alan Furst( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
As war approaches northern Greece, the spies begin to circle--from the Turkish legation to the German secret service. In the ancient port of Salonika, Costa Zannis, a senior police official, head of an office that handles special "political" cases, risks everything to secure an escape route for those hunted by the Gestapo
A garden lost in time by Jonathan Aycliffe( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Cornwall, 1917. Following the death of his father, fifteen-year-old Simon Lysaght is sent to live with his uncle Sir David Trevelyan at Trevelyan Priors. He soon discovers there have been a number of family suicides, and his crippled cousin William warns him never to wander the corridors after dark. Exploring after a day of heavy snow, Simon discovers fresh footprints in an enclosed and abandoned garden. Who do they belong to, and how did they get there? After an encounter with a mysterious girl called Lily, Simon realises that Trevelyan Priors and its inhabitants have much to hide
The Holmes affair by Graham Moore( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Victorian London: As the world mourns the demise of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle has a new preoccupation, as a chance encounter sets him on the trail of a brutal killer targeting suffragettes. Together with Bram Stoker, he roams the streets of Victorian London searching for clues. Modern-day New York: Literary researcher Harold White's lifelong obsession with Sherlock Holmes turns into something far more sinister. The world¡s leading Doylean scholar is found murdered, and only Harold is familiar enough with the Holmes novels to recognise the clues the killer has left. Clues which will lead him not only to a murderer, but also to the mystery of Conan Doyle's missing diary - and a secret that Conan Doyle risked everything to hide
The dream of Scipio by Iain Pears( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Three men live and fall in love in Provence during three very different times of crisis: the fall of the Roman Empire, the Black Death and World War II. There problems, however, are strikingly similar
Oxford remains by Veronica Stallwood( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Tensions are running high at Bartlemas College, Oxford. Daisy Tompkins, a bright, attractive student has put in a formal complaint about her tutor, the odd and unpopular Joseph Fechan. Faith Beeton, the Dean of Women Students, is asked to investigate but, for all his oddities, Joseph is a friend of hers, so she turns to her friend, Kate Ivory, for an impartial opinion. Kate, who is busy trying to put the recent traumatic events in Agatha Street behind her and settle into her new home, is reluctant to become involved in yet another battle in the political war raging at Bartlemas. But then Daisy is murdered. Although Fechan is the obvious suspect, Faith still believes he is innocent and, once again, Kate is drawn unwillingly into the search for the truth
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