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Thorpe, David

Works: 281 works in 454 publications in 1 language and 4,389 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Audio adaptations  Horror tales  Juvenile works  Radio programs  Radio adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Author, Narrator, Illustrator, Redactor
Classifications: PR2807, 822.33
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Publications about David Thorpe
Publications by David Thorpe
Most widely held works by David Thorpe
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( file )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
"Hamlet, set in Denmark, tells the story of the titular prince and his supposed madness after his uncle Claudius kills his father, marries his mother, and takes the throne. Shakespeare's most popular and most performed play, Hamlet has spawned countless interpretations and continues to intrigue audiences with its timeless themes of revenge and moral corruption"--Container
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare( file )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 libraries worldwide
The lovely Viola disguises herself as a young man and quickly falls in love with the Duke she serves. The Duke in turn sends the disguised Viola to woo his lady - the fiesty and impetuous Olivia. Olivia becomes smitten with the young man Viola impersonates, and all careens to a happy resolution by the play's end
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
The noble Veronese houses of Montague and Capulet are locked in a bitter feud. When Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, fall in love they are swept up in a series of violent events and cruel twists of fortune
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Henry V is a study of kingship, patriotism and heroic determination, tempered by tender comedy as Henry courts Katherine, Princess of France
Dead famous by Ben Elton( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 libraries worldwide
One house, ten contestants, 30 cameras and 40 microphones. Another televised, real-life soap opera, House Arrest. Everyone knows the rules: total strangers are forced to live together while the rest of the country watches them do it. Only this time they're asking: who is the murderer?
A sentimental traitor by Michael Dobbs( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
A missile tears a passenger plane from the skies over London. Everyone on board is killed, including 37 exceptional children. As terror turns to international chaos, can the government survive? When Harry Jones starts searching for answers, he stumbles into the middle of a plot that stretches across the globe. Yet every lead he pursues finds its way back to the secret corners of Brussels and a British woman named Patricia Vaine. She and Harry are doomed to fight their battle to the death. Their own lives, and the future of an entire continent, are at stake. And in this deadly game, the victors will claim total victory - unless Harry Jones can stop them
Attention all shipping a journey round the shipping forecast by Charlie Connelly( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
The shipping forecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben. Sitting at home listening to it can be a cosily reassuring experience. There's no danger of a westerly gale eight, veering southwesterly increasing nine later (visibility poor) gusting through your average suburban living room. Yet familiar though the sea areas are by name, few people give much thought to where they are or what they contain. In Attention All Shipping, Charlie Connelly wittily explores the places behind the voice, those mysterious regions whose names seem often to bear no relation to conventional geography. Armchair travel will never be the same again
Old enemies, Michael Dobbs by Michael Dobbs( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 libraries worldwide
An international conspiracy is about to shake the world, and nothing stands in its way apart from the love of a father and mother for their only child. It starts in the Swiss Alps, where a teenage boy, Ruari, is abducted. Ruari's father is a newspaper owner in possession of diaries that can make or break leaders around the globe. When Ruari disappears, his father is left powerless while his mother turns to Harry Jones, the lover she walked out on many years ago. Much more than one life is at stake as the past comes back to decide who will live, and how many will not
Torn apart by Sybil Le Fleur( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
When Sybil and Blanche Le Fleur were growing up in Burma in the 1920s and 30s, little did they realise how their lives would change. When the Japanese bombed Rangoon in 1941, Sybil escaped to India, married a soldier and moved to Scotland. Blanche lived under Japanese occupation and moved to India in 1958. This is the heart-rending account of how the sisters lived separate lives for more than 65 years
Counting the stars by Helen Dunmore( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
In the heat of Rome's long summer, the poet Catullus and his older married lover, Clodia Metelli, meet in secret. Living at the heart of sophisticated and brittle Roman society Catullus is obsessed with Clodia, the Lesbia of his most passionate poems. He is jealous of even of her pet sparrow. And Clodia? Catullus is possibly not her only interest
The edge of madness by Michael Dobbs( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Cyber-warfare: the kind that brings nations to their knees, switching off energy lifelines, crippling the financial markets, starving leaders of authority. An old Russian nuclear reactor goes into Chernobyl-style meltdown while, on the other side of the world, the US Eastern Seaboard is plunged into darkness. No one knows - yet - who is responsible for the chaos. Hidden from view of the rest of the world, an extraordinary meeting of the US President, the Russian President and the British Prime Minister is about to take place. They have the weekend to save the world - and they must do it alone. Something serious is going on in Beijing. Military manoeuvres. Troops on the streets. It's as though the Chinese are preparing for the final thrust against their old enemies, bringing them to their knees in a war that will see not a single shot being fired
And did those feet [walking through 2000 years of British and Irish history] by Charlie Connelly( file )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
As a lover of both history and the countryside, urbanite couch-potato Charlie Connelly decides to rectify this and sets out on foot along some famous routes, journeying alongside Boudica's chariot in Norfolk, reliving Bonnie Prince Charlie's fight to Skye of Connemara. It's a tale that features broken toes, dead poets, a couple of ghosts, and rain. Lots and lots of rain
The Lords' Day by Michael Dobbs( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Once a year, the most powerful people in the land gather together in one room. The Queen, the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the judges and the bishops - leaders spiritual and temporal - assemble in the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament. On this particular Lords' Day, the gathering is still more impressive, for sitting beside his mother is the heir to the throne, and up in the galleries are the sons of both the US President and the British Prime Minister. But all are about to be taken hostage. It is the greatest siege of all time. It will lead some to selfless sacrifice, others to lose the respect of those they love most dearly
The Stonehenge legacy by Sam Christer( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Archaeologist Gideon Chase receives a cryptic letter after his estranged father's suicide. Now Gideon must team up with an intrepid policewoman to expose a secret international society of Stonehenge cultists, whose ruthless new leader performs human sacrifices to unlock the secret of the stones
And did those feet walking through 2000 years of British and Irish history by Charlie Connelly( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
A wittily told journey through time as the author walks a series of famous historical journeys, uncovering British heritage and discovering the contemporary landscape
The telling error, Hannah Sophie by Sophie Hannah( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Apartment 16 by Adam L. G Nevill( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Some doors are better left closed ... In Barrington House, an upmarket block in London, there is an empty apartment. No one goes in, no one comes out. And it's been that way for fifty years. Until the night watchman hears a disturbance after midnight and investigates. What he experiences is enough to change his life forever. A young American woman, Apryl, arrives at Barrington House. She's been left an apartment by her mysterious Great Aunt Lillian who died in strange circumstances. Rumours claim Lillian was mad. But her diary suggests she was implicated in a horrific and inexplicable event decades ago. Determined to learn something of this eccentric woman, Apryl begins to unravel the hidden story of Barrington House. She discovers that a transforming, evil force still inhabits the building. And the doorway to Apartment 16 is a gateway to something altogether more terrifying
How the world works: an Oxfam guide by David Thorpe( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Uses cartoon strips to illustrate and explain the disparity in wealth between countries of the South and the North; examines economic and social conditions in developing countries. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
The séance by John Harwood( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Growing up with a distant father and a mother in perpetual mourning for a lost child, Constance Langton takes her mother to a séance hoping to help her find peace, only to be left alone to deal with a legacy of a decaying mansion in rural England
The Goldfish Club by Danny Danziger( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Since the first world war, many hundreds of pilots have been forced to bail out over water. Sometimes in the heat of battle, sometimes in the calm skies of peace time, these incidents are without exception, dramatic and life-changing. The men and women who go through this extraordinary experience are invited to become members of The Goldfish Club - an organisation that aims to foster a comradeship among those who have survived going down in the drink. Bestselling author Danny Danziger has interviewed its members and tells their stories in this unique and fascinating book
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