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Harding, John 1951-

Works: 14 works in 53 publications in 7 languages and 1,277 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Young adult works 
Classifications: PR6108.A725, 823.914
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One big damn puzzler by John Harding( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
" On an island paradise somewhere in the South Pacific, Managua--the only native who can read or write--is busily translating Hamlet into pidgin English when a plane interrupts his noble work. Strapping on his false leg, he makes his way to the landing strip to greet the unexpected arrival: William Hardt, a young American lawyer driven by his misguided ambition to win reparations for the island's inhabitants. Hardt is not the first white outsider to pay a visit; the British came earlier, bringing their language, the small pigs that run wild in the jungle, and Shakespeare . . . and the Americans followed with guns, land mines, and Coca-Cola. But in this place of riotously logical ritual, Hardt's determined quest to do good could make him the most devastating visitor of all. Profoundly moving and achingly funny, One Big Damn Puzzler brilliantly explores the collision of the twenty-first century with unsullied pagan reality--and establishes John Harding as one of the most imaginative contemporary chroniclers of the human condition."--Publisher's website
Florence & Giles by John Harding( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 346 libraries worldwide
A sinister Gothic tale in the tradition of The Woman in Black and The Fall of the House of Usher
Florence & Giles by John Harding( file )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
In a remote and crumbling New England mansion, 12-year-old orphan Florence is neglected by her guardian uncle and banned from reading. Left to her own devices she devours books in secret and talks to herself - and narrates this, her story - in a unique language of her own invention. By night, she sleepwalks the corridors like one of the old house's many ghosts and is troubled by a recurrent dream in which a mysterious woman appears to threaten her younger brother Giles. Sometimes Florence doesn't sleepwalk at all, but simply pretends to so she can roam at will and search the house for clues to her own baffling past. After the sudden violent death of the children's first governess, a second teacher, Miss Taylor, arrives, and immediately strange phenomena begin to occur. Florence becomes convinced that the new governess is a vengeful and malevolent spirit who means to do Giles harm. Against this powerful supernatural enemy, and without any adult to whom she can turn for help, Florence must use all her intelligence and ingenuity to both protect her little brother and preserve her private world
What we did on our holiday by John Harding( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
While the sun shines by John Harding( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
La biblioteca dei libri proibiti by John Harding( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Italian and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Zon, zee en ander leed by John Harding( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Als een Engels echtpaar met de ouders van de man op vakantie naar Malta gaat, blijkt dit mede door de ziekte van Parkinson van de vader minder ontspannend dan ze hoopten
The girl who couldn't read by John Harding( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
New England, the 1890s. A man calling himself Doctor John Shepherd arrives at an isolated women's mental hospital to begin work as assistant to the owner Dr Morgan. As Shepherd struggles to conceal his own dark secrets, he finds the asylum has plenty of its own. Who is the woman who wanders the corridors by night with murderous intent? Why does the chief nurse hate him? And why is he not allowed to visit the hospital's top floor? Shocked by Morgan's harsh treatment of the patients, and intrigued by one of them, Jane Dove, a strange amnesiac girl who is fascinated by books but cannot read, Shepherd embarks upon an experiment to help her. As he attempts to solve the mystery of Jane's past his own troubled history begins to catch up with him and she becomes his only hope of escape, as he is hers. In this chilling literary thriller everyone has something to hide and no one is what he or she seems. The Girl Who Couldn't Read is the long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed international bestseller Florence and Giles but can also be read as a gripping standalone novel
Untitled by John Harding( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Embarquement immédiat by John Harding( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Siostrzyca by John Harding( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Polish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Dreaming of Babylon : the life and times of Ralph Hodgson by John Harding( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
50 years of enchanting music concert tribute concert for Chan Ho-choi ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Under the direction of Perry So, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra plays a series of classics popularized on the long-running RTHK programme, including Sibelius' Finlandia, Weber's Invitation to Dance, Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, and the Andante from Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, with pianist Nancy Loo. As a tribute to the beloved memory of the late Chan Ho-choi, four signature tunes of the longstanding RTHK programme Enchanting Music will also be played"--RTHK's web site
Florence a Giles by John Harding( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Czech and held by 1 library worldwide
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English (44)
Italian (3)
French (2)
German (1)
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