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Wallis, Bill

Overview
Works: 247 works in 908 publications in 1 language and 11,155 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Radio plays  Poetry  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Humorous fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Legal stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor, Author, Singer
Classifications: PR6025.O7552, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Bill Wallis
Publications by Bill Wallis
Publications by Bill Wallis, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Bill Wallis
Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow murders by John Mortimer( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
Looking back a half century into a very different world, Rumpole recalls a man accused of murdering his father and his father's friend with a pistol taken from a dead German pilot. It was this trial and its outcome that put Rumpole on the map and began to shape him into the eccentric and cantankerous defender of justice and reciter of poetry readers know and love
Postern of fate by Agatha Christie( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
After Tommy and Tuppence Beresford move into an old house, they discover a message concerning the death of a woman who had once lived there
A Rumpole Christmas : stories by John Mortimer( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Collected here are stories about Horace Rumpole, with a Christmast theme
Rumpole and the reign of terror by John Mortimer( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
While defending a mind-numbingly dull theft charge, Rumpole finds that the new terrorist laws have hamstrung his beloved courts. Meanwhile, a Pakistani doctor has been imprisoned without charge or trial under suspicion of aiding al Qaeda in its plans for a terrorist attack. With the doctor's wife begging him to help her husband, the Great Defender is determined to bring the case before a jury. Trouble is also brewing at home as Hilda--She Who Must Be Obeyed--sits down to write her own memoirs describing her view of Rumpole and her own love life. Rumpole's battle on the home front threatens to derail his case but where there's a Rumpole, there's a way!
Rumpole misbehaves : a novel by John Mortimer( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) may be the pride and joy of the New Labour Party, but they don't cut much ice with Horace Rumpole--he takes the old-fashioned view that if anyone is going to be threatened with a restriction of their liberty then some form of legal proceeding ought to be gone through first. Not that Hilda agrees, of course, but she's too busy completing her memoirs to dissuade him from taking an interest when one of the Timson children is given an ASBO for playing football in the street. And pretty soon he realizes something fishy is going on. Why are the residents pursuing their vendetta against the Timson boy quite so strongly? Could they have a sinister reason for not wanting him on their street?
Rumpole and the primrose path by John Mortimer( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Solving the mystery of the Primrose Path Home proves to be the first of a collection of great new cases, as Rumpole defies hospital and returns triumphantly to defend the innocent--and the not-so-innocent
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous( file )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
This translation narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next Yuletide Gawain dutifully sets forth. His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dream-like castle, a dire challenge answered, and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing
The trials of Rumpole by John Mortimer( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Adaptations of the second season's episodes of Rumpole of the Bailey, the popular British courtroom comedy/drama that originally aired on Thames Television in 1978
A dead man in Istanbul by Michael Pearce( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
When the Second Secretary of the embassy in Istanbul dies from a bullet hole in his head while trying to swim the Dardanelles Straits, the Foreign Office sends Seymour to investigate
Rumpole and the golden thread by John Mortimer( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
In this collection, Horace Rumpole takes on the con-o-sewers of the art world, journeys deep into the throbbing heart of Africa, dabbles in some female politics, decides the country is a very dangerous place, and incurs the wrath of Hilda...The stories are: Rumpole and the Genuine Artlicle, Rumpole and the Golden Thread, Rumpole and the Old Boy Net, Rumpole and the Female of the Species, Rumpole and the Sporting Life and Rumpole and the Last Resort
Publish and be murdered by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
When the deputy editor of the right-wing magazine where Amiss is working is found dead, the suspects are many and the clues are few
Rumpole's last case by John Mortimer( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 163 libraries worldwide
The stories reveal more of the splendours and miseries of life
The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Algernon Moncrieff has invented an invalid friend, Bunbury, to call him away from his family duties. His friend Jack Worthing has created an imaginary brother, Earnest, to disguise his own misdemeanors. When Algernon turns up at the home of Jack's ward Cecily, only the truth -- no matter how extraordinary -- can put matters right
To cut a long story short by Jeffrey Archer( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Offers fourteen stories of intrigue and surprising twists, many of which are based on incidents recounted to the author in his travels throughout the world
Call the dead again by Ann Granger( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
When Meredith Mitchell drops a hitchhiker at Brussels-based lawyer Andrew Penhallow's home, she is left feeling uneasy, for the girl is highly secretive. The next morning Andrew is found murdered. Meredith and her boyfriend, Supeintendent Alan Markby, uncover shocking revelations as they investigate. When Meredith Mitchell gives a lone hitchhiker a lift into Bamford one evening, she is left feeling uneasy, for the girl is highly secretive
Tumtum and Nutmeg by Emily Bearn( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
In the broom cupboard of a small dwelling called Rose Cottage, stands a house fit for a mouse, well, two mice actually. A house made of pebblestone, with gables on the windows and turrets peeking out of the roof. A house with a ballroom, a billiard room, a banqueting room, a butler's room and a drawing room. The house belongs to Mr and Mrs Nutmouse, or Tumtum and Nutmeg as they affectionately call each other. Tumtum and Nutmeg have a wonderful life but the children who live in Rose Cottage, Arthur and Lucy, are miserable. So, one day Tumtum and Nutmeg decide to cheer them up. Tumtum repairs the electric heater in the attic where the children sleep and Nutmeg darns the children's clothes. Arthur and Lucy are delighted and think a Fairy of Sorts is looking after them. But then Aunt Ivy with her green eyelids and long arms arrives. She hates mice and hatches a plan to get rid of them. Soon Tumtum and Nutmeg are no longer safe to venture out
Rumpole for the defence by John Mortimer( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Horace Rumpole always knows what he is doing-even if no one else does. But in these challenging cases, even the beloved barrister gets more than he bargained for, as he gallantly teaches a Professor of Moral Philosophy about blackmail; consults with the dearly departed about a contested will; traces the path of true love after a doctor is murdered; and (in the name of duty, of course) drinks to excess with a teetotaling member of the prosecution. With some help from his wife, She Who Must Be Obeyed, the champion of the underdog and the scourge of judges triumphs yet again
The death of King Arthur : a new verse translation ( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
First appearing around 1400, The Alliterative Morte Arthur, or The Death of King Arthur, is one of the most widely beloved and spectacularly alliterative poems ever penned in Middle English. Now, from the internationally acclaimed translator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, comes this magisterial new presentation of the Arthurian tale, rendered in unflinching and gory detail. Following Arthur's bloody conquests across the cities and fields of Europe, all the way to his spectacular and even bloodier fall, this masterpiece features some of the most spellbinding and poignant passages in English poetry. Never before have the deaths of Arthur's loyal knights, his own final hours, and the subsequent burial been so poignantly evoked. Echoing the lyrical passion that so distinguished Seamus Heaney's Beowulf, Simon Armitage has produced a virtuosic new translation that promises to become both the literary event of the year and the definitive edition for generations to come
The Anglo-Irish murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Foolishly, the British and Irish governments have chosen the tactless and impatient Baroness Troutbeck to chair a conference on Anglo-Irish cultural sensitivities. Soon, however, the arrangements crumble around his ears
The Saint Valentine's Day murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Civil servant Amiss embarks upon a new job in the British Conservation Society. A few months into his employ and precisely on Saint Valentine's Day, a multiple murderer strikes co-workers and their families in a subtle but deadly manner
 
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Alternative Names
Bill Wallis acteur britannique
Bill Wallis actor británico
Bill Wallis British actor
Bill Wallis Brits toneelacteur (1936-2013)
Wallis, William
Билл Уоллис
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English (208)
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