WorldCat Identities

Harvey, Jonathan 1968-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 127 publications in 3 languages and 2,714 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Television programs  Melodrama  Film adaptations  Television series  Screenplays  Television comedies  Juvenile works  Prison films 
Roles: Author, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1992.77, 822.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Harvey
Lilies by John Greyson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iris, May, and Ruby are sisters living in Liverpool after WWI. Dutiful, devout Iris runs the household efficiently in place of their deceased mother. Wayward, dreamy May works as a maid but longs to act. And feisty, ambitious Ruby sells corsets to keep the family afloat. With their overbearing father and war-tormented brother, they struggle through poverty, passions, and profound disappointments
Beautiful thing by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jamie and Ste (short for Steve) are teenage neighbors in a working-class housing project in London. Jamie is bookish and shy while Ste is more athletic. Neither one has an ideal home life: Jamie's mother Sandra is bitter over her financial situation and her romantic life, but she's willing to settle for a bloke named Tony and cover up her disappointment with scathing humor; Ste's father and brother abuse him in the form of escalating domestic squabbles and actual beatings. After one such fight, Ste asks Sandra if he can stay at her house and she lets him and Jamie bunk together. As their friendship grows, Jamie begins to realize he has stronger feelings for Ste, and one night, after Ste suffers a particularly bad beating, the two boys decide to experiment together. Both realizing they're gay, Ste and Jamie begin a tentative relationship. Soon, Sandra hears the rumor that her son's gay, and knowing that he's been having trouble in school, she confronts him and he admits the truth. Ste and Jamie's friend, Leah, is also in on the secret and she's supportive of them, probably because of her own outsider status as a Mama Cass worshipper. The play ends with the two boys feeling less alone in the world than before; they have each other, and even the bickering Sandra and Leah call a truce and accompany the boys in a slow dance for all their neighbors to see."--Publisher's description
Beautiful thing by Hettie MacDonald( Visual )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A crowd-pleasing heartfelt drama of young love triumphant against all odds, ... buoyed by an irresistible soundtrack with the music of Mama Cass and the Mamas and the Papas."--Container
Confusion of Karen Carpenter by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Having the same name as a 70s pop star was just the start of her troubles . . .' Hello. There are two things you should know about me: 1) My name is Karen Carpenter. 2) Just before Christmas my boyfriend left me. I?m not THE Karen Carpenter. I just have the most embarrassing name in Christendom. Particularly as I?m no skinny minny and don?t play the drums. I can?t even sing. I?m tone deaf. I work in a school in the East End. (Where I came third in a?Teacher we?d most like to sleep with? competition amongst the Year 11 boys). My Mum?s driving me mad. She?s come to stay and is obsessed with Scandi crime shows and Zumba. Oh yeah. The boyfriend. After eleven?happy? years he left me. No explanation just a post it on the kettle when I got in from work. I think I?m handling it really well. I don?t think I?m confused at all. What was my name again?
Babies by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First staged at the Royal Court Theatre in 1994, 'Babies' is a warm-hearted, buoyant and very funny comedy about homosexuality and judgement in a working-class setting, centred on a 24 year-old Liverpudlian form tutor at a south-east London comprehensive. Alternately advising and battening down a group of 14 year-olds with a mixture of naivety and Scouse nous, he keeps his homosexuality a secret from the insult-slinging Year Nines. At home, he is flummoxed by his partner's reliance on drugs. Then there is a pupil's birthday party to negotiate: he has to fend off the advances of her rapacious, wisecracking mum, only to find himself entangled with her uncle
All she wants by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are some things in life you can always rely on. Living in the shadow of your 'perfect' brother Joey, getting the flu over Christmas, and your Mother showing you up in the supermarket. Then there are some things you really don't count on happening: a good dose of fame, getting completely trashed at an awards ceremony, and catching your fella doing something unmentionable on your wedding day. This is my story, it's dead tragic. You have been warned ... Jodie xx"--Publisher
Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club ; &, Boom bang-a-bang by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girl who just appeared by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na de dood van haar adoptieouders gaat een vrouw onderzoeken waar ze vandaan komt en wie ze is
The secrets we keep by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's hard being that woman, the one whose husband disappeared. It's made me quite famous. I just wish it was for something else. He went out five years ago for a pint of milk and never came back. So here I am with a daughter who blames me for all that's wrong in the world, a son trying his best to pick up the pieces and a gaggle of new neighbours who are over friendly, and incredibly nosy. Then I find a left luggage ticket in the pocket of one of his old coats and suddenly I'm thinking... What's if he's not dead? What if he's still out there somewhere? You think you have the perfect life, the perfect kids, and then it's all turned inside out. What if I don't like what I find? And is it a chance I'm willing to take?
Hushabye mountain by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First performed in 1999 at the Lyceum Theatre, Crewe, 'Hushabye Mountain' reveals a world that has learned to live with AIDS. It is a world full of love, pain, laughter and friendship, where drugs in their various combinations are exhilarating, destructive, costly and even life restoring
Plays : 2 by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guiding star by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First performed at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre in 1998, 'Guiding Star' is a funny and powerfully authentic portrait of a Liverpudlian family. At its centre is Terry and his unapproachable silence; he and his sons were Laurence and Liam were at the Hillsborough disaster. All three survived, but 9 years later he is still struggling to cope with what he saw. His wife can't bear how remote he has become, and their marriage is suffering. Next door, Marni and her husband have a son in hospital with cystic fibrosis. For some, life goes on: the quiet tragedy is lifted by the comic sparring between Laurence and his Ricki Lake-loving girlfriend. Terry's younger son Liam is also looking for a relationship, though his dad might not be pleased about where he's looking
The girl who just appeared by Jonathan Harvey( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London 2014. Holly Smith has never fitted in. Adopted when just a few months old she's always felt she was someone with no history, the girl who just appeared. All she has is the address of where she was born - 32B Gambier Terrace, Liverpool. By a bizarre twist of fate Holly discovers that the flat is available to rent. She travels north and moves in. When she finds a biscuit tin full of yellowing papers under the floorboards, she wonders if this might hold the secret to her past. Liverpool 1981. 15-year-old Darren negotiates life with his errant mother and the younger brother he is bringing up. When the Toxteth Riots explode around him Darren finds himself with a moral dilemma that will have consequences for the rest of his life. Flitting between the present and the past, we discover how Darren and Holly's lives become intertwined
Plays : 1 by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canary by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1960s Liverpool Tom and Billy hide their love in the closet, then go their separate ways. As pits close and the dole queues grow, Mickey and Russell escape to find Heaven in 1980s London. But today the paparazzi turn judge and jury over a love story that could tear this family apart. Then a grieving mother gets lost up a mountain, with a vicar for some dubious consolation. A deeply moving, funny, uplifting and often magical story about love, honesty and being brave enough to sing out at the top of your voice - with style. 'Canary' premiered at the Liverpool Playhouse in April 2010
Gimme gimme gimme by Jonathan Harvey( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von trapped!: Maria Moogan is obsessed with "The sound of music," making it a part of her everyday life. When she travels to Salzburg to try to end her compulsion, she makes a discovery that changes her life forever. Beauty: Hideous aristocrat Tom Fitzhenry hides his face from the world in his slightly decaying family mansion. When a pretty plumber comes to fix the pipes, he is forced to venture outside-- if he is to have any chance at romance. King of fridges: Eager to prove his supervisory skills, anxious assistant manager Alan gets stuck with an obnoxious elderly trainee on the rooftop of the store when things go awry on a busy bank holiday
The secrets we keep by Jonathan Harvey( Recording )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's hard being that woman, the one whose husband disappeared. It's made me quite famous. I just wish it was for something else. He went out five years ago for a pint of milk and never came back. So here I am with a daughter who blames me for all that's wrong in the world, a son trying his best to pick up the pieces and a gaggle of new neighbours who are over friendly, and incredibly nosy. Then I find a left luggage ticket in the pocket of one of his old coats and suddenly I'm thinking ... What's if he's not dead? What if he's still out there somewhere? You think you have the perfect life, the perfect kids, and then it's all turned inside out. What if I don't like what I find? And is it a chance I'm willing to take?
 
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Alternative Names
Jonathan Harvey britischer Theaterautor

Jonathan Harvey Brits scenarioschrijver

Джонатан Харви

جاناتان هاروی فیلمنامه‌نویس و نویسنده بریتانیایی

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BabiesRupert Street Lonely Hearts Club ; &, Boom bang-a-bangHushabye mountainPlays : 2PlaysGuiding starPlays : 1CanaryGimme gimme gimme