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Burnip, Richard

Works: 80 works in 163 publications in 1 language and 1,413 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Railroad stories  Biography  Suspense fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6113.A78, 823.92
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Publications about Richard Burnip
Publications by Richard Burnip
Most widely held works by Richard Burnip
The war that ended peace : the road to 1914 by Margaret MacMillan( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
The century since the end of the Napoleonic wars had been the most peaceful era Europe had known since the fall of the Roman Empire. In the first years of the twentieth century, Europe believed it was marching to a golden, happy, and prosperous future. But instead, complex personalities and rivalries, colonialism and ethnic nationalism, and shifting alliances helped to bring about the failure of the long peace and the outbreak of a war that transformed Europe and the world
The loney by Andrew Michael Hurley( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
The eerie, suspenseful debut novel hailed by Stephen King as "an amazing piece of fiction" and taking the world by storm. When the remains of a young child are discovered during a winter storm on a stretch of the bleak Lancashire coastline known as the Loney, a man named Smith is forced to confront the terrifying and mysterious events that occurred forty years earlier when he visited the place as a boy. At that time, his devoutly Catholic mother was determined to find healing for Hanny, his disabled older brother. And so the family, along with members of their parish, embarked on an Easter pilgrimage to an ancient shrine. But not all of the locals were pleased to see visitors in the area. And when the two brothers found their lives entangling with a glamorous couple staying at a nearby house, they became involved in more troubling rites. Smith feels he is the only one who knows the truth, and he must bear the burden of his knowledge--no matter the cost. Proclaimed by London's Sunday Telegraph as a "modern classic," The Loney marks the arrival of an important new voice in fiction
Children of the revolution by Peter Robinson( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered on a disused railway line near his home. He has 5,000 euros in his pocket, yet in the four years since his dismissal has been living in poverty-stricken and hermit-like existance. There are many suspects, mostly at the college where he used to teach, but Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, much to the chagrin of his boss, soon becomes fixated on Lady Veronica Chalmers, who appears to have links with the victim going back to the early 1970s at the University of Essex, then a hotbed of political activism. Banks suspects that Lady Chalmers is not telling the whole truth, and after he pushes his inquiries a bit too far, he is called on the carpet and warned to lay off. He must continues to conduct his investigation surreptitiously. When the breakthroughs come, they are not the ones that Banks and his team expected, and everything turns in a different direction and moves into very high gear
Tatiana [an Arkady Renko novel] by Martin Cruz Smith( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
The fearless reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow the same week that a mob billionaire, Grisha Grigo-renko, is shot and buried with the trappings due a lord. No one else makes the connection, but Arkady Renko is transfixed by the tapes he discovers of Tatiana's voice describing horrific crimes in words that are at odds with the Kremlin's official versions
The pastor's wife by Elizabeth Von Arnim( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
lngebor Bullivant, the put-upon daughter of the Bishop of Redchester, suddenly rebels and takes a weeks tour of Lucerne. Constantly in the company of a ponderous German pastor, she is put into a quandary when he proposes marriage. Faced with her father's wrath on her return, she accepts Herr Dremmel with simple relief. But as a pastor's wife in East Prussia, she finds she has merely exchanged one set of rules for another
Target Tirpitz by Patrick Bishop( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
All the colours of darkness by Peter Robinson( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 libraries worldwide
"A beautiful June day in the Yorkshire Dales, and a group of children are swimming in the river near Hindswell Woods. But the idyll is shattered by their discovery of a man's body, hanging from a tree. DI Annie Cabott soon discovers he is Mark Hardcastle, the well-liked set designer for the Eastvale Theatre's current production of Othello. Everything points to suicide, and Annie is mystified. Then Annie's investigation leads to another shattering discovery, and DCI Alan Banks is called back from the idyllic weekend he had planned with his new girlfriend. Banks soon finds himself plunged into a shadow-world where nothing is what it seems, where murder is seen as the solution to a problem. Nobody is safe."--Publisher description
The real great escape by Guy Walters( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
In early 1942 the Germans opened a top-security prisoner-of-war camp in Lower Silesia for captured Allied airmen. Called Stalag Luft III, the camp soon came to contain some of the most inventive escapers ever known. They were led by Squadron Leader Roger Bushell, code-named 'Big X', who masterminded an attempt to smuggle hundreds of POWs down a tunnel built right under the noses of their guards. The escape would come to be immortalised in the famous film The Great Escape, in which the ingenuity and bravery of the men was rightly celebrated. The plan involved multiple tunnels, hundreds of forged documents, as well as specially made German uniforms and civilian clothing. In this book Guy Walters takes a fresh look at this remarkable event and asks the question, what was the true story, not the movie version? He also examines what the escape really achieved, and the complex nature of the man who led it
Bomber by Len Deighton( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
'Bomber' follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of 24 hours in the summer of 1943. It portrays all the participants in a terrifying drama, in the air and on the ground, in Britain and Germany
The kissing gates by Mackenzie Ford( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
The lost luggage porter by Andrew Martin( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
After his adventures as an amateur sleuth, Jim Stringer is now an official railway detective. The local paper carries a story highly unusual by York standards: two brothers have been shot to death. Meanwhile, Jim is hot on the trail of pickpockets, "station loungers" and other small fry of the underworld. Then in a tiny, one-room pub he enters the orbit of a dangerous villain who is playing for much higher stakes. Historical mystery
The Somme stations by Andrew Martin( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
York, 1914. An army enlistment notice is pinned up in the railway police office. Detective Sergeant Jim Stringer recognises that he must do his patriotic duty and join what would become known as the Railway Pals and set sail for France. July 1916, the first day of the Somme. Friendships and enmities have already been born among the Pals. Before they departed for France, a member of Jim's unit was murdered. Jim and his comrades operate the trains carrying munitions to the Front by night. Close co-operation and trust are vital. And as a military policeman pursues the original killing, the finger of accusation begins to point towards Jim
Pavel & I by Dan Vyleta( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Berlin, 1946. During one of the coldest winters on record, Pavel Richter, a decommissioned GI, finds himself at odds with a rogue British Army colonel and a Soviet General when a friend deposits the frozen body of a dead Russian spy in his apartment. So begins the race to take possession of the spy's secret, a race which threatens Pavel's friendship with a street orphan named Anders and his budding love for Sonia, his enigmatic upstairs neighbour. As the action hurtles towards catastrophe, the hunt merges with one for the truth about the novel's protagonist: who exactly is Pavel Richter?
I was Vermeer by Frank Wynne( file )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
In 1945, a small-time Dutch art dealer was arrested for selling a forgery of a priceless national treasure - a painting by Vermeer - to Hitler's right-hand man. The charge was treason; the only possible sentence death. And yet Han van Meegeren languished in his dark prison cell, incapable of uttering the words that would set him free 'I am a forger'. This riveting account of greed, hubris, excess, treason and fine art is the story of a failed artist and the greatest forger of all time
The wilding by Maria McCann( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Life is struggling to return to normal after the horrific tumult of the Civil War. In the village of Spadboro Jonathan Dymond, a 26-year old cider-maker who lives with his parents, has until now enjoyed a quiet, harmonious existence. As the novel opens, a letter arrives from his uncle with a desperate request to speak with his father
Death and the virgin : Elizabeth, Dudley and the mysterious fate of Amy Robsart by Chris Skidmore( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth came to the throne in 1558 a 25-year-old virgin - the most prized catch in Christendom. For the first ten years of her reign, one matter dominated above all others: the question of who the queen was to marry and when she would produce an heir. Elizabeth's life as England's Virgin Queen is one of the most celebrated in history. Christopher Skidmore reveals a very different picture: of a vulnerable young woman, in love with her suitor, Robert Dudley. Had it not been for the death of his wife, Amy Robsart, Elizabeth might have one day been able to marry Dudley, since Amy was believed to be dying of breast cancer. Instead, the suspicious circumstances surrounding Amy Robsart's death would cast a long shadow over Elizabeth's life, preventing any hope of a union with Dudley and ultimately shaping the course of Tudor history
Conquest by Stewart Binns( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 27 libraries worldwide
It's 1066 - Senlac Ridge, England. William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy, defeats Harold Godwinson, King Harold II of England, in what will become known as the Battle of Hastings. The battle is hard fought and bloody, the lives of thousands have been spent, including that of King Harold. But England will not be conquered easily, the Anglo-Saxons will not submit meekly to Norman rule. Although his heroic deeds will nearly be lost to legend, one man unites the resistance. His name is Hereward of Bourne, the champion of the English. His honour, bravery and skill at arms will change the future of England. His is the legacy of the noble outlaw. This is his story
The Baghdad Railway Club by Andrew Martin( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Baghdad, 1917. Captain Jim Stringer has been dispatched to investigate what looks like a case of treason. He arrives to find his cover blown, his contact dead. The Baghdad heat alone threatens the lives of the British soldiers who occupy the city. But the recently ejected Turks are still a danger, and the local Arabs are none too friendly either. Aside from his investigation, Jim is working on the railways around the city. His boss, Lieutenant-Colonel Shepherd, presides over the dining society called The Baghdad Railway Club. Jim's search for the truth brings him up against murderous violence as enemies wait around every corner
The last train to Scarborough by Andrew Martin( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
One night, in a private boarding house in Scarborough, a railway man vanishes. It is the eve of the Great War, and Jim Stringer, railway detective, is uneasy about this assignment. His governor seems to be deliberately holding back details of the case and that his assistant is trigger-happy. When Jim encounters the seductive and beautiful Amanda Rickerby a whole new personal danger enters Jim's life. Historical mystery
The secrets of the chess machine by Robert Löhr( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Vienna 1770 - Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen unveils an amazing invention, The Mechanical Turk, an unbeatable chessplaying automaton. Hailed as the greatest innovation of the century, the chess machine is really a brilliant illusion, secretly operated from inside by the Italian dwarf Tibor. But when a beautiful and seductive Countess dies mysteriously in the presence of the automaton, the machine and its inventor become the target of espionage, persecution, and intrigue. What is the dark secret behind this automaton and what strange powers does it hold
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