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Jennings, Alex

Works: 240 works in 720 publications in 4 languages and 23,434 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  History  Film adaptations  Political fiction  Audio adaptations  Satire  Domestic fiction  Historical drama 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Vocalist, Singer
Classifications: PZ7.C7878, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
Publications about Alex Jennings
Publications by Alex Jennings
Most widely held works by Alex Jennings
The Queen by Stephen Frears( visu )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,588 libraries worldwide
The Queen begins with a familiar epigraph "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"--Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief
The horse and his boy by C. S Lewis( Sound Recording )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,763 libraries worldwide
Narnia: where horses talk, where treachery is brewing, where destiny awaits. On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself
The dark is rising by Susan Cooper( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,559 libraries worldwide
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of Dark
Over sea, under stone by Susan Cooper( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,157 libraries worldwide
Three children on vacation in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the Dark
Best kept secret by Jeffrey Archer( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
Embarking on a shared family life, Harry, Emma, Sebastian, and Jessica find their happiness challenged by Emma's brother's engagement to a fortune-seeker, Sebastian's hedonist pursuits, and a grudge-bearing enemy from the past who would destroy their careers
The sins of the father a novel by Jeffrey Archer( Sound Recording )
18 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. After his ship is sunk, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past by assuming the identity of an American officer
Greenwitch by Susan Cooper( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 833 libraries worldwide
Jane's invitation to witness the making of the Greenwitch begins a series of sinister events in which she and her two brothers help the Old Ones recover the grail stolen by the Dark
Cranford return to Cranford ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 813 libraries worldwide
Miss Matty's house is full of life and bustle. Her dream of having a child in the house has been realised in the birth of Tilly, daughter of her maid Martha and carpenter Jem. The shadow of the railway still looms but, to the relief of Matty and the Amazons, the line has been halted five miles outside of Cranford because of Lady Ludlow's refusal to sell her land. Elsewhere Miss Matty's friend Mr Buxton returns to town with his son, William, and his niece, Erminia. Miss Matty decides to introduce them to Peggy Bell, a young woman who lives in an isolated cottage with her mother and domineering brother, Edward, in the hope of building friendships. But, when tragedy strikes, she comes to believe that she has opened Pandora's box and fears Cranford will never recover
Silver on the tree by Susan Cooper( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
In the Welsh hills Will Stanton, youngest of the immortal Old Ones, joins forces with Merriman, Bran, and the mortal Drew children in a quest through space and time against the powers of evil known as the Dark
The chronicles of Narnia by C. S Lewis( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
The adventures of some English children as they journey to the land of Narnia with fantastic creatures and epic battles between good and evil
Five children & It ( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
What would you wish for if you were granted a new wish every day? That's the interesting situation five children face when they're sent to live with their eccentric uncle in his moldering mansion while their father fights in World War I. There they discover It, a fairy who makes their wishes come true
Lionel Asbo state of England by Martin Amis( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Lionel Pepperdine is the ferocious antihero of Martin Amis' latest, who proudly changes his surname legally to ASBO -- which stands for "Anti-Social Behavior Order." When Lionel wins just under a hundred million pounds in the National Lottery, the Lotto Lout is unleashed as a menace to society. Much of the action is seen through the eyes of Lionel's honest, intelligent, and frighteningly vulnerable mixed-race nephew, Desmond Pepperdine. Desmond has a guilty secret--and powerful reasons to fear his uncle's anger, which he knows to be limitless.--Publisher's web site
A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( visu )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 538 libraries worldwide
This adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, sets the play in a contemporary landscape and introduces the character of the Boy, through whose dream we view the play
The wings of the dove by Henry James( visu )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and German and held by 458 libraries worldwide
A young society woman's love for a common journalist presents her with an impossible decision: leave him or marry and face a life of poverty. Events take an unexpected twist when she befriends a lonely young heiress whose own tragic secret offers an irresistible but dangerous solution
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Wrongfully accused of murder, Richard Hannay finds himself on a roller coaster action adventure full of excitement, drama, danger, fun, and romance as he attempts to save the nation from invasion. On the run from spies and the police, the last thing he expected was to be stuck with Victoria Sinclair, an opinionated suffragette, but their mutual loathing turns to romance as they find themselves facing death together
By the pricking of my thumbs a Tommy & Tuppence mystery by Agatha Christie( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Tommy and Tuppence Beresford visit the Sunny Ridge Rest Home, where an old rambling woman insists that something is buried in the fireplace in the sitting room, and tat a painting of a secluded house is strangely familiar. When the woman disappears without a trace, the sleuths discover something wicked at Sunny Ridge
The secret adversary a Tommy & Tuppence mystery by Agatha Christie( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Undercover investigators Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley know that Jane Finn, a woman missing for five years, was carrying top secret documents, the retrieval of which will affect the economic recovery of post-WWI England. They know the only photo of her is in the hands of her rich American cousin. What they don't know is that a beautiful but sinister older woman knows all about Jane, and therefore must die. When they solve the fast-paced case, they make marriage their next collaboration
William Shakespeare's The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
"King Leontes of Sicilia is seized by sudden and terrible jealousy of his wife Hermione, whom he accuses of adultery. He believes the child Hermione is bearing to have been fathered by his friend Polixenes, and when the baby girl is born he orders her to be taken to some wild place and left to die. Though Hermione's child escapes death, Leontes' cruelty has terrible consequences. Loss paves the way for reunion, and life and hope are born out of desolation and despair"--Container
Agatha Christie Marple ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Miss Marple returns to help solve mysteries with her keen powers of observation and her quiet common-sense analysis. A pocket full of rye: Who poisoned the wealthy businessman Rex rotescue? Miss Marple barely has time to ponder this question before her former maid Gladys turns up strangled on the Fortescue estate. Murder is Easy: Murder is easy, says elederly Miss Pinkerton to Miss Marple during a chance encounter on a train. However, when Miss Pinkerton herself dies, Miss Marple believes it was no accident. The Do it with Mirrors: Miss Marple's old friend Carrie-Louise has always had a soft heart for charitable causes. This time it's juvenile criminals lodged in a reformatory on her estate. Murder and mystery follow needing Miss Marple's sleuthing skills. Why Didn't they Ask Evans? A dying man's last words turn young Bobby Attfield into an amateur detective. With the help of two assistants, socialite Frankie Derwent and Jane Marple, he sets out to solve the riddle they pose
The tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
The new tenant of Wildfell Hall, the beautiful & mysterious Mrs. Graham receives attention from the local gossips as well as from Mr. Gilbert Markham, the young squire. What is the secret that Mrs. Graham is hiding?
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English (235)
German (3)
Japanese (1)
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