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Owen, Alison 1961-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 217 publications in 6 languages and 15,030 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical drama  Fiction  Pictorial works  History  Melodrama  Church history  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Author, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Alison Owen
Publications by Alison Owen
Most widely held works about Alison Owen
 
Most widely held works by Alison Owen
Saving Mr. Banks by John Lee Hancock( visu )
12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,221 libraries worldwide
When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character Mary Poppins to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers' reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia
Jane Eyre by Cary Joji Fukunaga( visu )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,003 libraries worldwide
When orphaned governess Jane Eyre arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall, she's intrigued by her brooding, wealthy employer, Rochester. His dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever
The other Boleyn girl by Natalie Portman( visu )
14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,931 libraries worldwide
Anne Boleyn is a doe-eyed vixen who is ordered by her power-hungry uncle to bewitch King Henry VIII. Her shy sister Mary has always been in Anne's shadow. Anne is prettier, more accomplished, and desired by many men. So when the King picks Mary as his mistress, Anne turns on her sister and schemes to become not only the King's consort, but his new queen. Though the Boleyn girls' mother points out that her 'daughters are being traded like cattle for the advancement of men, ' it is Anne who ultimately throws her slight weight around to bully Henry into doing her bidding
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( visu )
47 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,897 libraries worldwide
England, 1554. Henry VIII is dead. The country is divided, Catholic against Protestant. Henry's eldest daughter Mary, a fervent Catholic, is Queen. She is childless. The Catholics' greatest fear is the succession of Mary's Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. After Mary's death, Elizabeth ascends to the throne, thrust into an edgy world of political and religious flux she struggles to protect her power, life, and independence as the court boils with intrigue and conspiracy. Elizabeth begins her reign in a land divided by bloody turmoil, and becomes a cunning strategist, weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country
The men who stare at goats by Grant Heslov( visu )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,441 libraries worldwide
Reporter Bob Wilton is trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails. He gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. With unparalleled psychic powers, they can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat by simply staring at it. Now, the founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends
Proof by John Madden( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,388 libraries worldwide
With the help of one of her father's former students, Catherine, a devoted daughter, must come to terms with the death of her father, a brilliant mathematician whose genius was crippled by mental instability. After his death, a notebook containing a mathematical proof is found and Catherine claims the proof is her own work
Sylvia by Christine Jeffs( visu )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,107 libraries worldwide
Explores the early romance and tempestuous marriage of poet Sylvia Plath and her husband Ted Hughes
Brick lane by Sarah Gavron( visu )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 916 libraries worldwide
Nazneen is a young Bangladeshi woman who arrives in London during the 1980s. She leaves behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. In a loveless marriage to the middle aged Chanu, she feels trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London. She begins to fear that her soul is quietly dying. Meanwhile, her sister Hasina, continues to live a carefree life back in Bangladesh. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle and tries to keep her head down in spite of life's blows. She soon discovers that life cannot be avoided and she is forced to confront life the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door
The Giver ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 856 libraries worldwide
The story centers on Jonas, young man who lives in a supposedly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the elder, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all; a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before
Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears( visu )
8 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 534 libraries worldwide
Tamara Drewe was an ugly duckling when she left town. Years later, she is a sexy swan who has returned to her hometown after the death of her mother. Her plans are to refurbish the family home and put it on the market. It isn't long before Tamara finds herself pursued by three men from her past: Andy, her former boyfriend, Ben, the drummer with a local rock band, and Nicholas, the boy she was infatuated with in her teens
Love and other disasters ( visu )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
An assistant at British "Vogue," Jacks adores fixing up her friends, but when it comes to finding the right guy for herself, she's totally clueless. Love comes knocking at her door when she meets sexy photographer Paolo, but will she dare to let her guard down and let romance in?
Rat ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Hubert Flynn enjoys three loves in his life: his nightly beer, betting on the horses, and his eccentric wife - in the order. One night he comes home from the pub and turns into a rat. When a local reporter offers to write a book about the family's plight, the opportunity to cash in on their experience begins the family's struggle between love of money and their love for Hubert
Moonlight and Valentino by David Anspaugh( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 111 libraries worldwide
A light hearted comedy about four women seeking answers to some of life's biggest questions
Chatroom by Hideo Nakata( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
William, a dark manipulative teen, opens an online chat room where he meets Jim, Eva, Emily, and Mo. As they become friends in a fantastical cyber reality, William's charisma impresses the others, and he gains influence over their lives. He targets Jim, who already suffers from depression, setting him into a path of self-destruction. As the other teens discover the truth about William, they must escape cyberspace and find Jim in the real world
Love + hate ( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
17-year-old Nassema is a young Muslim woman living in the north of England and keen to make something of her life. Taking a job in a local decorating store, she is attracted to Adam, whose blinkered racism is encouraged by his family and friends. Nassema's older brother Yousef is insistent that his sister conform to his idea of what a good Muslim girl should be. But his attitude toward race, religion and women is revealed as questionable when he embarks on a relationship with feisty Michelle
The Papal visit : John Paul II in Miami ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The young Americans by Danny Cannon( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
John Harris, a Drug Enforcement Agent is on the trail of Carl Frazer. Frazer will stop at nothing to seize the mob's drug trade, recruiting violent street punks to do his killing. Harris' only hope is to enlist Chris, a confused dead-end kid whose only allegiance is to his friends. But when Frazer's murderous ways hit too close to home, Chris crosses the line between honor and deceit to infiltrate the gang. Ultimately, both he and Harris must face Frazer's wrath in a deadly confrontation at point-blank range
Las Hermanas Bolena ( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Brick Lane ( visu )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Nazneem is a young Bangladeshi woman who arrives in London during the 1980s. She leaves behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. In a loveless marriage to the middle aged Chanu, she feels trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London. She begins to fear that her soul is quietly dying. Meanwhile, her sister Hasina, continues to live a carefree life back in Bangladesh. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle and tries to keep her head down in spite of life's blows. She soon discovers that life cannot be avoided and she is forced to confront life the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door
Hear my song ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Concert promotor Micky O'Neill is a charming inept manipulator who is intent on reviving his deteriorating theatre club. Micky thinks he's scored when a singer who bills himself as 'Mr X' books a spot at the club. Micky believes 'Mr X' is really retired Joseph Locke, the UK's own Frank Sinatra
 
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English (142)
Spanish (15)
German (2)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (2)
French (1)
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