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Armstrong, Gareth

Works: 193 works in 461 publications in 1 language and 6,083 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  History  Fiction  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Sports films  Subculture films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Author, Performer, Creator, Translator
Classifications: PN1997, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Publications about Gareth Armstrong
Publications by Gareth Armstrong
Most widely held works about Gareth Armstrong
Most widely held works by Gareth Armstrong
The color of money by Niall Ferguson( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 658 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. From bullion to bubbles: This episode documents the roots of money and finance in the conquest of the Americas, from the Incan empire to the Louisiana territory. Bonds of war: This episode is on John Law and his Louisiana territory Ponzi scheme, how bond markets support warfare in Europe, and how globalization accelerates with the economic invasion of the Far East. Risky business: This episode examines the roots of the insurance industry in Europe; how disasters like Hurricane Katrina expose problems in risk management; how countries like Japan and Chile manage risk for their citizens; and the great rewards that can be accumulated through risk with hedge funds. Planet finance: This episode chronicles the spread of good -- and bad -- financial practices across the globe, the meteoric rise of the American real estate market, and the consequences of the subprime mortgage fiasco
Peaches for Father Francis a novel by Joanne Harris( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 617 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
Must you go? my life with Harold Pinter by Antonia Fraser( file )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 576 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 )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 535 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"--Jacket
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( visu )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 183 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
How to lose friends & alienate people by Toby Young( file )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 167 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
The sound of no hands clapping : memoir by Toby Young( file )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Toby comes back to London after having been chewed up and spat out by New York. He describes his relationship with a Hollywood movie producer, his attempts to become a micro-celebrity, and his hopeless struggle to cope with the demands of marriage and fatherhood. This work has gossip about the worlds of media and entertainment
Prince William the man who will be king by Penny Junor( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 112 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
Black diamonds the downfall of an aristocratic dynasty and the fifty years that changed England by Catherine Bailey( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Rooms comes the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England's wealthiest families. Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England's aristocrats
Night music by John Connolly( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
From stories of the monstrous for dark winter nights to fables of fantastic libraries and haunted books, from a tender account of love after death to a frank, personal, and revealing account of the author's affection for myths of ghosts and demons
The glass of time a novel by Michael Cox( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 96 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
So you want to do a solo show? by Gareth Armstrong( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
The boy with no shoes by William Horwood( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 68 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
Sergent Simpson's sacrifice by Nicholas Rhea( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 60 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 Nostradamus prophecies by Mario Reading( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 52 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
The spear by James Herbert( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 50 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 - power rising out of a demonic relic from man's dark primal past to threaten humanity with horror from beyond any nightmare
Free fall by John Francome( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 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
The fog by James Herbert( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
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
Diamonds in disguise by Tessa Barclay( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 47 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
Lair by James Herbert( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 46 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
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Alternative Names
Gareth Armstrong actor Cymreig, cyfarwyddwr ac athro
Gareth Armstrong British actor, director, teacher and writer
Gareth Armstrong britisk skodespelar
Gareth Armstrong britisk skuespiller
Gareth Armstrong Brits acteur
Gareth Armstrong brittisk skådespelare
Gareth Armstrong Welsh actor, director, teacher and writer.
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