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Reade, Simon

Overview
Works: 21 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 1,881 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Humorous fiction  Paranormal fiction  Drama  Epic fiction  War stories  Historical fiction  War films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6068.U757, FIC
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Publications about Simon Reade
Publications by Simon Reade
Most widely held works by Simon Reade
Private Peaceful ( visu )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Details the gritty rural lives and loves of Tommo and Charlie -- two young brothers -- and their poor Devonshire family from 1909 until 1916, when the outbreak of war destroys their country idyll. Both join up (one under age) leaving behind the beautiful Molly who is the love of both their lives. The young men survive gas attacks, shelling, German troops and the appalling deaths of their close friends. But one thing they cannot escape is summary military justice
Midnight's children : [a novel] by Salman Rushdie( Book )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 284 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
Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid by Tim Supple( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 169 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
Absolute monologues : European classics for women ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Absolute monologues : European classics for men ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Contains monologues that have been translated and adapted from European classic plays
Dear Mr Shakespeare : letters to a jobbing playwright by Simon Reade( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 91 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
Moon tiger, or, The life & times of Claudia H. : a history of the world by Simon Reade( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
"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 lover and father of her daughter; and Tom, her one great love, both found and lost during the El Alamein campaign when she worked as a war correspondent. Against a background of world events, Claudia's own remarkable story provokes a sharp combination of sadness, shock and amusement."--Page [4] of cover
Morpurgo : war plays by Simon Reade( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 65 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
An elephant in the garden by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 29 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 mechnanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon. It is Lizzie's story -- but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, load-bearing, indestructible, cheering -- Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive."--Page [4] of cover
Twist of gold by Simon Reade( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 29 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
The scarecrow and his servant by Philip Pullman( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A scarecrow and his boy servant, Jack, set off on a dangerous adventure as they try to outwit the crooked Buffaloni family and stake their claim to valuable Spring Valley
Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Simon Reade( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
When Alice falls down a mysterious rabbit hole she stumbles upon a magical fantasy world where anything can happen
Private peaceful by Michael Morpurgo ; Aladdin and the enchanted lamp by Philip Pullman ; The owl who was afraid of the dark by Jill Tomlinson by Simon Reade( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Private peaceful by Simon Reade( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 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 17 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
Not the end of the world : a dramatisation by Simon Reade( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Forty days below the decks of a ship in relentless storms. Squalid conditions, a cargo of animals, and the man in charge claims he is acting on God's orders. Written for an ensemble cast, Not the End of the World tells the exhilarating and gripping story of the world's first natural disaster, and the making of the world's first Middle Eastern religious fanatic
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 8 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
Pride & prejudice, or, First impressions : a romantic comedy by Simon Reade( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Philip Pullman's The scarecrow and his servant by Simon Reade( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1 library 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
Morpurgo : war plays : Private Peaceful, Toro! Toro!, the Mozart Question by Michael Morpurgo( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Three war plays 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. Each play is accompanied by an introduction from Micha
 
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