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Thorpe, David

Works: 80 works in 188 publications in 1 language and 902 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Psychological fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PR6103.H75, 823.92
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Publications about David Thorpe
Publications by David Thorpe
Most widely held works by David Thorpe
The Stonehenge legacy by Sam Christer( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
From author Sam Christer comes a gripping thriller packed with fascinating detail about one of the world's most mysterious places--Stonehenge
Into the darkest corner by Elizabeth Haynes( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape. Four years later, struggling to overcome her demons, Catherine dares to believe she might be safe from harm. Until one phone call changes everything
The geographer and urban studies by D Thorpe( Book )
10 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
A sentimental traitor by Michael Dobbs( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
A missile tears a passenger plane from the skies over London. Everyone on board is killed, including 37 exceptional children. As terror turns to international chaos, can the government survive? When Harry Jones starts searching for answers, he stumbles into the middle of a plot that stretches across the globe. Yet every lead he pursues finds its way back to the secret corners of Brussels and a British woman named Patricia Vaine. She and Harry are doomed to fight their battle to the death. Their own lives, and the future of an entire continent, are at stake. And in this deadly game, the victors will claim total victory - unless Harry Jones can stop them
The last Viking by Berwick Coates( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
With the death of Edward the Confessor, the crown of England is hanging in the balance. And in the north Harald Hadrada, the Norwegian Viking leader, is determined to take his chance of capturing the country. But Harold will not let that happen without a fight. Charismatic and the leader of a mighty army, he is determined to make Hadrada the last Viking in England. And so the bloodiest battle yet fought on English soil is about to begin. At stake is sovereignty, freedom and honour
Deadline by Barbara Nadel( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
When Inspector Cetin Ikmen is invited to a murder mystery evening at Istanbul's famous Pera Palas Hotel he finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of life imitating art. Halfway through the evening, one of the actors is found actually dead in the room where Agatha Christie used to stay when she was in Istanbul. Walking in the steps of the great, Ikmen experiences fear and hatred which have echoes deep in his own and his country's past
Patterns of child protection intervention and service delivery : report of a pilot project by D Thorpe( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Abbot Dagger's Academy and the quest for the Holy Grail by Sam Llewellyn( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Abbot Dagger's Academy is a boarding school for children so weird, bad or dangerously brilliant they must be locked up far from civilisation. Onyx, Owen and Rosetti are the weirdest, baddest and brilliantest. They have to win the Greyte Cup -- no small undertaking, for it is the Holy Grail, which has been hidden in the trackless wastes of time
Raiders from the north by Alex Rutherford( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
It is 1494 when the tragic death of the ruler of Ferghana leaves his only son, twelve-year-old Babur, facing a seemingly impossible challenge: to live up to the example of his great ancestor, Tamburlaine, whose conquests stretched from Delhi to the Mediterranean, from wealthy Persia to the wildernesses along the Volga. But Babur is dangerously young to inherit a kingdom and, from that moment, his precarious reign will be fraught with danger, in a world of tribal rivalries, rampaging armies and ruthlessly ambitious enemies
Grandad and John by Jeanne Willis( file )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
With his dad out of the picture and his mum working full time, six-year-old John's grandad ends up looking after him most of the time. But John doesn't mind - he loves his grandad, even if they don't always see eye to eye. In fact, much of the time they get on each other's nerves! When it comes to the important things though, Grandad and John know just how to cheer each other up
Casper Candlewacks in the time travelling toaster by Ivan Brett( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Most villages have an idiot but Casper's village is full of them, so being bright makes Casper something of an outsider. Luckily Casper has Lamp to keep him company. Lamp is Casper's less-than-bright best mate who is also a strangely ingenious inventor. Lamp's latest invention is a time-travelling toaster, but when Casper time travels to the future he finds the evil Blights have taken over everything! Will Casper save the future or will he just end up as toast? Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Casper Candlewacks in the claws of crime! by Ivan Brett( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
2nd of the risible Casper Candlewacks adventures. Most villages have an idiot but Upper Crustenbury has more than its quota. Being bright makes poor Casper an outsider. When a crime wave sweeps over the village it is up to Casper to catch the crook and save the day
Casper Candlewacks in attack of the brainiacs! by Ivan Brett( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Grab your glow-in-the-dark trousers, Casper's back in this third ridiculously hilarious, hilariously ridiculous madcap adventure. Most villages have an idiot but Casper's village is full of them. So being bright makes poor Casper something of an outsider. A side-splittingly funny romp for girls and boys, featuring a massive food fight, an evil French chef and a machine that fires omelettes
A ghost at the door by Michael Dobbs( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
"Tell me about your father." Five short, razor-edged words that rip the world of Harry Jones to pieces. He barely knew his father Johnnie and hated what little he did know. Harry has already lost almost everything - there is little left, apart from his love for the headstrong Jemma, and now he must risk losing her and even his own life to uncover the truth about his dead father. At every turn Harry discovers that the childhood world he thought he knew was false. Only when he confronts his own death does he realize that all along he's been used as a pawn in a far larger game
Dogstar rising by Parker Bilal( file )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
It is the summer of 2001 and in Cairo's crowded streets the heat is rising...The unsolved murders of young homeless boys are fanning the embers of religious hatred.As tensions mount, Makana - who fled his home in Sudan a decade ago - has a premonition that history may be about to repeat itself. Hired to investigate threats that have been made to a hapless travel agent Makana finds himself drawn to Meera, a woman who knows what it is like to lose everything and who needs his help. But Makana's troubled past is trying to lay claim to him once again, this time in the form of a dubious businessman who possesses a powerful secret. When Makana witnesses a brutal killing he attracts the attention of both the state security services and a dangerous gangster family. His search for answers takes him from the labyrinths of Cairo to the ancient city of Luxor and an abandoned monastery in the desert, into a web of intrigue and violence
The silent woman by Edward Marston( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
When fire destroys their London theatre, Lord Westfield's players must seek out humbler venues in the countryside. But company manager Nicholas Bracewell is distracted by a shocking tragedy: a mysterious messenger from his native Devon is murdered by poison. Though the messenger is silenced, Nicholas understands what he must do: return to his birthplace and reconcile some unfinished business of the past. The rest of Westfield's Men, penniless and dejected, ride forth with him on a nightmare tour that will perhaps become their valedictory, dogged as they are by plague, poverty, rogues and thieves. And among the sinister shadows that glide silently with them toward Devon is one who means Nicholas never to arrive
Death of a scholar : the twentieth chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew by Susanna Gregory( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The University should have been delighted when an influential courtier decides to found a new college in Cambridge, but the older colleges are jealous of the newcomer's ostentatious wealth, and the townsfolk bitterly resent yet another academic foundation. Tensions between town and gown rise further still when physician Matthew Bartholomew snatches an unpopular felon from the jaws of death. As the new college is about to receive the charter that will make it an official part of the University, an arrow flies through the air and kills the Junior Proctor. With the townsfolk and the scholars blaming each other, Bartholomew and his friend, Brother Michael, must find the culprit before the whole region erupts in a frenzy of recrimination and revenge
One-nil by Tony Bradman( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The England football team are secretly training at Luke's local ground. But how can he see them when he has to go to school. Luke's got to come up with a plan, fast, so that he can meet his heroes and make his dream come true
Shut it! by Pete Johnson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Ben thinks Andy is the worst brother ever. Especially when Andy humiliates him in front of his girlfriend Tara. So as a protest Ben decides he's not speaking for a month. Not to anyone. Even the teachers at school. "Shut it" becomes a new craze - but will Ben last? A fun family comedy
Beatrice and Benedick by Marina Fiorato( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Messina, Sicily, 1588. Beatrice of Mantua is brought to live at the court of her uncle Leonato, to be companion and goveness to his daughter, Hero. That fateful summer, Spanish lordling Don Pedro visits for a month-long sojourn on the island with his regiment. In his company is the young soldier Benedick of Padua. Benedick and Beatrice begin to wage their merry war of wit, which masks the reality that they dance a more serious measure, and the two are soon deeply in love. But the pair are cruelly parted by natural disaster and man-made misunderstanding. Oceans apart, divided by war and slander, Beatrice and Benedick begin their ten-year odyessy back to Messina and each other
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