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Langton, James

Overview
Works: 100 works in 237 publications in 1 language and 4,140 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Miscellanea  Novels  Religious fiction  Poetry  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Composer, Actor
Classifications: PS3606.I526, 813.6
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Publications about James Langton
Publications by James Langton
Most widely held works about James Langton
 
Most widely held works by James Langton
The art detective : [fakes, frauds, and finds and the search for lost treasures] by Philip Mould( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Philip Mould, one of the world's foremost authorities on British portraiture and an irreverent and delightful expert for the Antiques Roadshow, serves up his secrets and his best stories, blending the technical details of art detection and restoration with juicy tales peopled by a range of eccentric collectors, scholars, forgers, and opportunities
The man who broke into Auschwitz : [a true story of World War II] by Denis Avey( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Tells the true story of a British soldier who was held in a POW labor camp in the summer of 1944 and willingly smuggled himself into the Buna-Monowitz concentration camp--known as Auschwitz III--to witness firsthand the cruelty there
A beautiful blue death by Charles Finch( file )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
When Victorian gentleman Charles Lenox begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a friend's former servant, he suspects murder--but to find the killer, he must untangle a complex web of loyalties and animosities before it's too late
Siddhartha : an Indian tale by Hermann Hesse( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, through the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan and of wealth and fame to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation
A burial at sea : a mystery by Charles Finch( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
In March 1873 aristocratic sleuth Charles Lenox undertakes a delicate espionage mission to Egypt, where five British agents have been killed, apparently by the French. But soon after Charles's ship sets sail, the captain calls on him to dust off his deductive skills when a crew member is murdered and left eviscerated on the deck
Behind the palace doors : [five centuries of sex, adventure, vice, treachery, and folly from royal Britain] by Michael Farquhar( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Offers a secret history of the scandals, scheming, and intrigue surrounding the British royal family, from Henry VIII and his six wives to Queen Elizabeth II and the other members of the House of Windsor of the twenty-first century
Globish : [how the English language became the world's language] by Robert McCrum( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
In this provocative and compelling new work, the coauthor of the bestselling book and television series The Story of English shows how English became the language of the world
Cro-Magnon : how the Ice Age gave birth to the first modern humans by Brian M Fagan( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Bestselling author Brian Fagan brings early humans out of the deep freeze with his trademark mix of erudition, cutting-edge science, and vivid storytelling. Cro-Magnon reveals human society in its infancy, facing enormous environmental challenges---including a rival species of humans, the Neanderthals. For ten millennia, Cro-Magnons lived side by side with Neanderthals, an encounter that Fagan fills with drama. Using their superior intellects and tools, these ingenious problem solvers survived harsh conditions that eventually extinguished their Neanderthal cousins. Cro-Magnon captures the indomitable adaptability that has made Homo sapiens an unmatched success as a species. Living on a frozen continent with only the most basic tools, Ice Age humans survived and thrived.--Publisher website
I.O.U. : why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester( file )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Lanchester's survey of the current financial crisis explains how the booming global economy collapsed seemingly overnight
A stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Returning from a continental honeymoon with his wife, Lady Jane Grey, newly elected MP Charles Lenox is asked by his colleague, Ludovic Starling, to investigate the murder of his footman who was bludgeoned to death with a brick. Lenox gradually realizes that what seem to be the facts of the case may have been manipulated, and that an old friend may be implicated in the footman's death
Voodoo histories : the role of the conspiracy theory in shaping modern history by David Aaronovitch( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
A probing look at the conspiracy theories that operate on the sidelines of history and the reasons they continue to play such a seditious role
The brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 libraries worldwide
A catastrophic fire at the Turin cathedral, where the Holy Shroud is kept, and discovery of a dead man without a tongue set off an investigation by the elite Italian Art Crimes Department that leads back to the mysterious origins of the relic
A death in the small hours by Charles Finch( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Visiting his uncle's estate in Somerset for what he hopes will be a quiet working vacation, politician and new father Charles Lenox investigates a series of seemingly small acts of vandalism only to uncover a sinister plot by an adversary who may be targeting someone Lenox loves
The virtues of war : [a novel of Alexander the Great] by Steven Pressfield( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
A novel of the life of the legendary warrior
A beautiful blue death by Charles Finch( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
When Victorian gentleman Charles Lenox begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a friend's former servant, he suspects murder--but to find the killer, he must untangle a complex web of loyalties and animosities before it's too late
The divine comedy : inferno by Dante Alighieri( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
The classic story of a man who endures the torment of Hell and Purgatory in his quest to reach Paradise
The Republic by Plato( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
"What is at stake is far from insignificant: it is how one should live one's life."Plato's The Republic is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an inquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it
An old betrayal by Charles Finch( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
On a spring morning in London, 1875, Charles Lenox agrees to take time away from his busy schedule as a Member of Parliament to meet an old protege's client at Charing Cross. But when their cryptic encounter seems to lead, days later, to the murder of an innocuous country squire, this fast favor draws Lenox inexorably back into his old profession
The map of time by Félix J Palma( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
A skeptical H.G. Wells investigates time-travel mysteries including an aristocrat's love affair with a murdered prostitute from the past, a Victorian woman's escape to the future, and a plot to murder celebrated authors to steal their written works
The fleet street murders : a mystery by Charles Finch( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Called "absorbing" (Publishers Weekly) and "beguiling" (The New York Times Book Review), The Fleet Street Murders finds gentleman detective Charles Lenox investigating the mysterious, simultaneous deaths of two veteran newspapermen, while engaged in a heated race for Parliament
 
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