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Armstrong, Gareth

Overview
Works: 161 works in 359 publications in 1 language and 5,601 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Horror tales  Periodicals  War stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Creator, Translator
Classifications: HG171, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Gareth Armstrong
Publications by Gareth Armstrong
Most widely held works about Gareth Armstrong
 
Most widely held works by Gareth Armstrong
The ascent of money by Niall Ferguson( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
Based on professor Niall Ferguson's best-selling book "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World" in which he predicted the current economic crisis delves into how the complex system of global finance evolved over the centuries, how money has shaped the course of human affairs and how the mechanics of this economic system work to create seemingly unlimited wealth--or catastrophic loss. By the beginning of the 21st century, the systems of credit, insurance, bond trading and stock markets had transcended all national boundaries to create a truly global economic system, opening the door to unprecedented growth, but also worldwide instability in the event of one nation's downturn. In an effort to establish more stability following the Great Depression, the U.S. government's New Deal created a "property owning Democracy," a system of federally backed savings and loans that allowed more people than ever before to buy homes by offering low interest rates and long-term mortgages. Rampant inflation in the 1970s, however, led the government to remove regulations on interest rates and opened the door to a massive scandal in the 1980s and one of the country's worst economic crises. The vulnerabilities of America's property-based economy would be felt again 20 years later, in the current economic crisis that has shaken the world. The crisis threatens "Chimerica," the symbiotic relationship between China and America in which China's vast savings from the manufacturing of cheap goods has been lent to America to fuel growth. But at what point will America's battered economy lead China to cut off its line of credit? And how might America respond? The answer, Ferguson suggests, may be found in the history of the ascent of money
Must you go? my life with Harold Pinter by Antonia Fraser( Computer File )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
"Celebrated playwright Harold Pinter and critically acclaimed biographer Antonia Fraser lived together from August 1975 until his death thirty-three years later on Christmas Eve 2008. Must You Go? is an eccentric, hilarious and often moving testimony of their life together, based partly on Antonia Fraser's own diaries and also her own recollections of their fascinating life together. It is, above all, a compelling love story"--Publisher's description
The cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
"A spare and haunting, wise and intelligent novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo is a testament to the endurance of the spirit and the subtle ways individuals reclaim their humanity in a city ravaged by war." "In a city under siege, four people whose lives have been upended are ultimately reminded of what it is to be human. From his window, a musician sees twenty-two of his friends and neighbors killed by a mortar attack. In an act of defiance, the man picks up his cello and decides to play at the site of the attack for twenty-two days in their memory. Elsewhere, a young man leaves home to collect drinking water for his family and in the face of danger must weigh the value of generosity against selfish survivalism. A third man, older, sets off in search of bread and distraction, and instead runs into a long-ago friend who reminds him of the city he thought he had lost, and the man he once was. As both men are drawn into the orbit of cello music, a fourth character - a young woman, a sniper - holds the fate of the cellist in her hands. While she protects him with her life, her own army prepares to challenge the kind of person she has become." "A novel of great intensity and power. The Cellist of Sarajevo explores how war can change one's definition of humanity, how music affects our emotional endurance, and how a romance with the rituals of daily life can itself be a form of resistance"--Book jacket
Peaches for Father Francis a novel by Joanne Harris( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
Vianne Rochet returns to the French village of Lansquenet with her daughters, Anouk and Rosette, before allying herself with a desperate Father Frances Reynaud to reverse disturbing local changes
Peaches for Father Francis a novel by Joanne Harris( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet, the beautiful French village in which eight years ago she opened a chocolate shop and first learned the meaning of home. But returning to one's past can be a dangerous pursuit. Vianne, with her daughters Anouk and Rosette, finds Lansquenet changed in unexpected ways : women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea -- and there on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church, a minaret. Most surprising of all, her old nemesis, Father Francis Reynaud, desperately needs her help. Can Vianne work her magic once again?--Container
How to lose friends & alienate people by Toby Young( Computer File )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
A journalist who has been fired from a succession of prestigious newspapers and magazines recounts five years of his life during which he was cast out of numerous jobs, social hangouts, and organizations in his quest to find himself
Prince William the man who will be king by Penny Junor( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
An in-depth portrait of William, the man who will be King of England-- and the story of his relationship with the woman who will be his queen
The merry wives of Windsor by Robin Lough( visu )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's hilarious and brilliantly constructed farce, delighted audiences at the Globe Theatre in London. Filmed in high definition, the pace, polish, gorgeous Elizabethan costumes and the rollicking performances dazzled the audience
The sound of no hands clapping memoir by Toby Young( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
After receiving a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity from a big Hollywood producer, Toby Young sets his sights on a high-flying career on the West Coast. On the home front Toby manages to persuade his girlfriend to marry him and move to Los Angeles---but then she decides to abandon her promising legal career in order to become a fulltime homemaker and mother. This is the story of Toby's attempts to pursue a glamorous showbiz career while buried in diapers
The glass of time by Michael Cox( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
In the autumn of 1876, nineteen-year-old orphan Esperanza Gorst arrives at the great country house of Evenwood to become a lady's maid to the twenty-sixth Baroness Tansor. Esperanza is no ordinary servant, but has been sent by her guardian, the mysterious Madame de l'Orme, to uncover the secrets that her new mistress has sought to conceal and to set right a past injustice in which Esperanza's own life is bound up. At Evenwood, she meets Lady Tansor's two dashing sons, Perseus and Randolph, and finds herself enmeshed in a complicated web of seduction, intrigue, deceit, betrayal, and murder
The boy with no shoes by William Horwood( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
"The boy with no shoes" is struggling to exist in 1950s seaside Kent. His father is an abstract memory, his brother has been hollowed by abuse, at school he must face the soul-destroying Captain Flax and at home his mother has been washed away by family secrets
So you want to do a solo show? by Gareth Armstrong( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Sergeant Simpson's sacrifice by Nicholas Rhea( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
It was the ambition of Dick Simpson, a uniformed town patrol sergeant, to investigate a murder case, and as he approached the end of his career he was pitched headlong into Hildenley's first murder. The victim was a known rapist and suspected murderer, and Simpson's son becomes a prime suspect. Sergeant Simpson faces the likelihood that a deep family secret could be revealed as he himself falls under suspicion. The officer in charge of the enquiry boasts a one hundred percent success rate, so to protect his family, Sergeant Simpson must make a remarkable sacrifice
The spear by James Herbert( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
When Steadman agreed to investigate the disappearance of a young Mossad agent, he had no idea he would be drawn into a malevolent conspiracy of neo-Nazi cultists bent on unleashing an age-old unholy power on an unsuspecting world. A terrifying power rising out of a demonic relic from man's dark primal past threatens humanity with horror from beyond any nightmare
The fog by James Herbert( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"A tour de force" - Ramsey Campbell. A classic tale of horror from the master of the genre. You can't escape the fog ... The peaceful life of a village in Wiltshire is suddenly shattered by a disaster which leaves behind it a trail of misery and horror. A yawning crack spreads through the earth, out of which creeps a fog that drives people insane
Free fall by John Francome( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Jockey Pat Vincent has ambitions to win the best races and become a wealthy sporting hero. But Pat knows his dreams will never be fulfilled, so he's devised a brilliant new scam that, if discovered, would see him warned off for life. Pat's girlfriend Zoe is starting her second full season as an apprentice jockey. A talented rider, she has every chance of becoming champion apprentice, if she's not sidetracked by the disasters of her sister Harriet's unhappy marriage. Every day Andy Burns - Pat's partner-in-crime and Harrie'¡s tortured husband - wrestles with the demons that haunt his life. And one day, these thoughts might just send him over the edge
Lair by James Herbert( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
The mutant white rat had grown and mated, creating offspring in its own image. They dominated the others, the dark-furred ones, who foraged for food and brought it back to the lair. Now the dark rats were restless, and the white slug-like thing that ruled them rememberd the taste of human flesh
The Nostradamus prophecies by Mario Reading( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Nostradamus wrote 1000 prophecies. Only 942 have survived. What happened to the missing verses? This mystery drives two very different men. Adam Sabir is a writer desperate to revive his flagging career; Achor Bale is a member of an ancient secret society dedicated to the 'Three Antichrists' foretold by Nostradamus: Napoleon, Adolf Hitler - and the 'one still to come'. As Sabir is drawn into the hidden world of France's gypsies, Bale is on his trail. A terrifying hunt begins - Container
My life on a hillside allotment by Terry Walton( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Terry Walton has kept an allotment for over 50 years in the Rhondda valley, South Wales. He started age 4, helping on his dad's plot on the side of the mountain, when he was sent to cut bracken and collect sheep manure by the bucketful to feed the rows of vegetables. By the time he was eleven, he had his own plot - the youngest ever to do so. From the first time he opened his eyes in a nursing home at the other side of the allotment fence to his current role as media personality on radio, TV and in the press, Terry's tale unfolds in fascinating detail
Diamonds in disguise by Tessa Barclay( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
When the ex-Queen Nicoletta of Hirtenstein, Gregory's redoubtable grandmother, summons him to Rome, he is powerless to refuse. She is redecorating the villa of an Italian politician, Signor Ardicci. A Russian painting, belonging to Signor Ardicci's opera singer wife Rini, has disappeared. It appears that the value of the artwork lies in the diamond frame that Rini had made for it. Greg is initially reluctant to get involved, not least because of the Ardicci family's refusal to involve the police. But when his long-time companion, Liz Blair, agrees to accompany him to Rome, Greg is persuaded. It's not long, though, before he realises the goings-on at Villa Stefani are more complex and frightening than at first appeared
 
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