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Reade, Simon

Works: 14 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 1,047 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  War stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6068.U757, [FIC]
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Publications by Simon Reade
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Midnight's children : [a novel] by Salman Rushdie( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
The story of Saleem Sinal, born precisely at midnight, August 15, 1947, the moment India became independent. Saleem's life parallels the history of his nation
Tales from Ovid by Ovid( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Ted Hughes' translation of 24 stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses into parts for six women, five men, and three musician performers
Moon tiger, or, The life & times of Claudia H. a history of the world by Simon Reade( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Compelling, moving and eloquent, one of the great novels of the 20th century is brought to the stage for the first time. Winner of the 1987 Booker Prize, Dame Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire. Claudia Hampton is a popular historian, a strong, beautiful and difficult woman. Now in her seventies, she is plotting her greatest work - a history of the world. She looks back over her life growing up between the wars and remembers the people who have shared its triumphs and tragedies. There is Gordon, her adored brother; Jasper, the charming, untrustworthy l
Morpurgo : war plays by Simon Reade( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
"Three war stories by Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse, powerfully dramatised by Simon Reade. Private Peaceful relives the short life of Tommo growing up in rural Devon before fighting the battles and facing the injustices of the First World War. In Toro! Toro! young Antonito liberates his favourite bull from the ritualised killing of the bullfight as he tries to escape the Spanish Civil War. In The Mozart Question Paolo Levi discovers the astonishing truth about his parents' flight to Venice from the gas chambers of the Second World War."--Page 4 of cover
Dear Mr Shakespeare : letters to a jobbing playwright by Simon Reade( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Written as a series of fictional letters to the emerging Elizabethan author, Dear Mr Shakespeare charts his career from young actor, poet and fledgling playwright through to national icon and old man of the theatre
Twist of gold by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
With famine gripping Ireland, Sean and Annie have just one chance of survival - they must find their father. Leaving their dying mother behind, they travel across rough seas to America. With only the gold torch that Annie wears as a necklace to protect them, they embark on a long and dangerous journey. But will they ever be reunited with their family?Twist of Gold is an epic adventure, a classic novel by the masterful storyteller and author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by the third Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, award-winning author of War Horse
The scarecrow and his servant by Philip Pullman( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Outrageously zany and filed with non-stop surprises, Simon Reade's theatrical adaptation of The Scarecrow and His Servant, renowned author Philip Pullman's fictional children's tale, is an enchanting play for young readers and performers. Delve into the magical world of Scarecrow as you accompany him as Jack, his trusty help-mate, and together you can embark on adventures that will make your head spin. From dodging dangerous bandits and surviving terrifying shipwrecks, to soaring through the skies with wild birds, this play is a roller-coaster ride of never-ending escapades. But when th
An elephant in the garden by Michael Morpurgo( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother - and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War. Escaping the Allies' advance from the West - and also the advancing Russian armies from the East - this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon. It is Lizzie's story - but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, load-b
Not the end of the world : a dramatisation by Simon Reade( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Pride & Prejudice (1813) or First impressions (1797) : a romantic comedy by Simon Reade( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."When Elizabeth Bennet first meets Mr Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited. When she later discovers that he has scuppered the relationship between his friend Bingley and her sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy that follows, the family?s lives are turned upside down as Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and pokes fun at the affectations and etiquette of provincial life
Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Simon Reade( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
When Alice falls down a mysterious rabbit hole she stumbles upon a magical fantasy world where anything can happen
Philip Pullman's The scarecrow and his servant by Simon Reade( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Salman Rushdie's Midnight's children by Salman Rushdie( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In the moments of upheaval that surround the stroke of midnight on August 14-15, 1947, the day India proclaimed its independence from Great Britain, 1,001 children are born - each of whom is gifted with supernatural powers. [This story] focuses on the fates of two of them - the illegitimate son of a poor Hindu woman and the male heir of a wealthy Muslim family - who become inextricably linked when a midwife switches the boys at birth. An allegory of modern India, [it] is a family saga set against the volatile events of the thirty years following the country's independence - the partitioning of India and Pakistan, the rule of Indira Gandhi, the onset of violence and war, and the imposition of martial law.-Back cover
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