skip to content

Syms, Sylvia 1934-

Works: 83 works in 183 publications in 2 languages and 6,379 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film and video adaptations  Film adaptations  Television mini-series  History  Fiction  Television programs  Biographical films  Historical films  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Singer, Costume designer, Performer
Classifications: PN1995.9.B55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Sylvia Syms
Publications by Sylvia Syms
Publications by Sylvia Syms, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Sylvia Syms
Most widely held works by Sylvia Syms
The Queen by Stephen Frears( visu )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,591 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
Is anybody there? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Edward lives in his family-run retirement home. While his mother struggles to keep the family business afloat and his father copes with the onset of a mid-life crisis, Edward leads an increasingly lonely existence until he meets Clarence, a retired magician and grieving widower who refuses to give in gracefully to old age
Victim by Basil Dearden( visu )
27 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 495 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the problems of the criminalization of homosexual acts between consenting adults. Bogarde plays a successful barrister who places his career on the line by 'coming out' in order to expose a blackmail racket. It was the first British film to concentrate on male homosexuality and was made with the specific intention of supporting the new recommendations of the 1957 Wolfenden Committee for the partial decriminalization of male homosexual acts
Shirley Valentine by Lewis Gilbert( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
An English housewife, bored with her life, goes on a vacation with a friend to Greece and finds that there's more to life than just dishes and laundry when she has a fling with a handsome man
Agatha Christie Marple ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 352 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 world of Suzie Wong by Richard Quine( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Robert Lomax, who aspires to follow his passion to paint and having quit his architectural profession, lands in Hong Kong. On the ferry he meets a young girl Suzie Wong who lies that she is from a wealthy family but actually is working as a "Wan Chai girl" in the Wan Chai district on Hong Kong island. Lomax may have an opportunity to be the husband of a Hong Kong banker's daughter, but he chooses to be with Suzie Wong. Some street and harbour scenes of Hong Kong in the late 1950s are captured on film in colour
Original sin ( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Book publishing has always been a competitive business. At Peverell Press, it's becoming cutthroat
The jury ( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Home use only
Time for murder ( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Each author gives the mystery genre his or her own twist, with results from humorous to the macabre. You will visit conventional English drawing rooms, a boy's prep school, a luxury health spa and a snowbound hotel
The quare fellow ( visu )
10 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
A rookie prison guard, and advocate of capital punishment, has a change of heart after he begins an affair with a condemned man's wife and discovers that key evidence was withheld from his trial
The Ruth Rendell mysteries ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
The orchard walls: Sent by her mother to live in the country during the London blitz, sixteen-year-old Jenny senses unspoken secrets among her taciturn relatives, secrets that could turn deadly
Expresso bongo ( visu )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
A sly, sleazy and unscrupulous music agent, Johnny Jackson, trolls the neon-streaked sidewalks of London's SoHo district in search of fresh meat to exploit. He finds it in a teen-packed coffee bar where a pompadoured rebel is dazzling his peers with his pouty, Presleyish voice and a talent for pounding the skins. Johnny renames the kid "Bongo" Herbert and with the help of his stripper girlfriend guides the potential teen idol to fame
Asylum by Roy Baker( visu )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Four horror tales are tied together by a search for the missing director of a British asylum
Doctor Who ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"London, 1983. An old house mysteriously burns to the ground. One hundred years earlier, the Doctor and Ace arrive at a sinister mansion in the rural hamlet of Perivale. Horrors old and new await the Doctor amongst the peculiar residents of Gabriel Chase, but it is Ace who must confront her own worst nightmares when she discovers that her past and the house's future are inextricably linked."
A chorus of disapproval by Michael Winner( visu )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Centers on the comic misadventures of a recently widowed man who auditions for a local production of The beggar's opera in order to "have fun and make friends."
The fiction-makers ( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Shortly after he's hired to protect beautiful young author, Amos Klein, Templar and his client are kidnapped by twisted criminal mastermind Warlock. Their captor's outrageously evil plot: bring to life the fiendish fictional crime empire of Amos' latest bestseller. Forced to devise a foolproof plan for Warlock's next multimillion dollar heist, Simon and Amos must prove they have the right stuff to survive everything from laser disintegration rays to infrared mine fields
Ferry to Hong Kong by Gilbert Lewis( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
A straight-faced ferry boat skipper and a drunken Austrian drifter battle one another on a trip from Hong Kong to Macao until a typhoon hits
Flame in the streets ( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
A union boss is forced to confront the prejudices of his members when they threaten to strike over the appointment of a black foreman. The issue is complicated further when his daughter tells him she has fallen in love with a Jamaican
The young ones ( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Six well loved celebrities in an extraordinary experiment. Can re-living your youth make you young again?
The jury ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A young schoolboy is murdered and his schoolmate is arrested. But was he just arrested because he was Sikh, or is he really the killer? The jury must look through the racism and media attention behind the trial and seek the truth
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Alternative Names
Sims, Sylvia 1934-
English (95)
Italian (1)
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.