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Watford, Gwen

Overview
Works: 24 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 3,727 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Historical films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Historical television programs  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Gwen Watford
Publications by Gwen Watford
Most widely held works by Gwen Watford
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives
Battles at Thrush Green by Read( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Feelings are running high in the Cotswold village of Thrush Green. The rector's plan for the neglected churchyard doesn't meet with universal approval; there is a clash of personalities at the local school; and someone has returned to the village after an absence of fifty years
Celebrations at Thrush Green by Read( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Plans for the centenary celebration of Nathaniel Patten's time as a missionary in Africa are merged with a celebration of Thrush Green's own village school
Sorrell and son ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Captain Sorrell goes off to fight in World War I, leaving behind a wife, son and good prospects. When he returns from war, his prospects dim, and his wife deserts him. He then dedicates himself to assuring his son a bright future, no matter the costs to himself
Affairs at Thrush Green by Read( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
A story of the happenings in a small Cotswold community
At home in Thrush Green by Read( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 libraries worldwide
As Rectory Cottages, a senior citizen housing complex, is being built, local residents worry about who will live there and how everyone will get along
The Christmas mouse ; and, No holly for Miss Quinn by Read( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Enjoy two heartwarming Christmas tales, now on CD, by one of Britain's beloved storytellers. In The Christmas Mouse, a mouse's appearance on Christmas Eve in an old widow's bedroom leads to a chance encounter with a small boy; a meeting that would be remembered by both of them for a very long time. In No Holly for Miss Quinn, the three young children of Miss Quinn's brother are staying with her while their mother is in the hospital. Usually preferring to be left alone at Christmas, Miss Quinn's stern sense of duty is undermined by preparations for Christmas, the infectious enthusiasm of the children, and the unexpected arrival of an old flame
Village diary by Read( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
"When Miss Read receives a magnificent diary for Christmas instead of the more customary bath salts, she decides she must make good use of it. In each chapter of her diary, Miss Read recounts a month in her life as headmistress of Fairacres School. With kindly humor, she relates all the difficulties and all the enjoyment of living in a small country community. Her jollity lasts even through staff problems, a village decision to marry her off, and a nagging cleaning lady. But when she writes about her younger pupils, that amusement breaks into laughter"--Publisher's web site
News from Thrush Green by Read( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
There are new people moving to Thrush Green and the village is rife with speculations and curiosity. Who are these people and will they be good for the village?
The Body in the library ( visu )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
A beautiful spring morning is marred when the corpse of a platinum blonde is discovered in the library of Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Bantry. Fortunately, the Bantry's have a good friend in Miss Marple
Taste the blood of Dracula ( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
"It's the boys' night out, time for bawdy fun. Yet revelry alone can't satisfy these community leaders out on a lark. There's still an adventure they can be duped into trying, one that will transform a certain Count from moldering dust into blood-lusting flesh"--Container
Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre by Read( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Through the eyes of many Fairacre friends, we trace Mrs. Pringle's life and her stormy standing as the redoubtable cleaner of the town's school. However maddening she is, life at Fairacre would be poorer without her
Gossip from Thrush Green by Read( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
A fire at the rectory, a loud rock quartet, the closing of a tea shop and a serious illness ruffle the calm of Thrush Green
Hammer films ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
[These are the damned]: Two people stumble upon a military facility that harbors 'naturally' radioactive children. Original British title, The damned
Fresh from the country by Read( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Anna Lacey, a young country girl, is given her first job in a Greater London primary school. She learns to cope with her new life and young pupils who are her delight and challenge
Tyler's row by Read( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Miss Read heard about the sale of Tyler's Row from Mrs Pringle - and before long Fairacre was alive with rumours. Why were the present owners selling? Was it true that a football pools winner was about to buy it? Had Tyler's Row been condemned - or was it to be restored? All speculation ends when Peter and Diana Hale arrive in Fairacre to view Tyler's Row, with plans to create their own rural haven. However, the Hales soon discover that Fairacre is no Utopia, but a normal English village, with all the usual ups and downs
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Three of Agatha Christie's most popular mysteries featuring Miss Marple, including the BBC series premiere
Over the gate by Read( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Miss Read (in real life Mrs. Dora Saint), the village schoolmistress, "continues to attract odd incidents and excellent stories and to retell them with characteristic grace, astringency and compassion"--Container
Friends at Thrush Green by Read( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
The Cotswold village of Thrush Green is a particularly close-knit community where many of the inhabitants have known each other since childhood, and any unusual events are quickly noted
4 film favorites ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Dracula, a centuries-old nobleman damned to an eternal blood-crazed half-life, travels from his native Transylvania to London and to a savage fate. In the decadent nightlife he finds new victims. He also finds Dr. Van Helsing, a brilliant scientist, who becomes Dracula's implacable foe in a bat-and-mouse game of blood-red Gothic gore
 
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