WorldCat Identities

Woodward, Gerard 1961-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 160 publications in 5 languages and 4,303 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Black humor  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6073.O634, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gerard Woodward
I'll go to bed at noon by Gerard Woodward( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the story of the Jones family, introduced in the novel August
Vanishing : a novel by Gerard Woodward( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From London's Soho underworld to the battlegrounds of North Africa, an odyssey following the exploits of an enigmatic camouflage officer--and brilliant painter--during World War II
Letters from an unknown woman : a novel by Gerard Woodward( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With her children evacuated and her husband at the front, Tory Pace is grudgingly sharing the family home with her irascible mother, working at the local gelatin factory--to help the war effort--and generally doing just about as well as could be expected in difficult times. Her quiet life is thrown into turmoil, however, when her prisoner-of-war husband, Donald, makes an outrageous demand for sexual gratification. He wants a dirty letter"--Dust jacket flap
A curious Earth by Gerard Woodward( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldous Jones is an old man whose wife has died and whose children have left home, but he still sets out to lead a full life
August by Gerard Woodward( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'August' depicts the life of a family through fifteen summer trips to Wales. Little did Aldous Jones know when he careened over his bicycle handlebars back in 1955, landing next to farmer Evan's field, that it would turn into the bucolic start of a series of camping holidays in that same field. As the years pass, Aldous's family idyll starts to disintegrate, and the farm becomes a place drenched in memory." Book jacket
Nourishment by Gerard Woodward( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her children evacuated and her husband at the front, Tory Pace is grudgingly sharing the family home with her irascible mother; working at the local gelatine factory - to help the war effort - and generally doing just about as well as could be expected in difficult times
Caravan thieves by Gerard Woodward( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of these vivid and unsettling stories are rooted in apparently everyday lives and situations, but suddenly become surreal or disturbing - reading them feels sometimes as though you're walking along in the real world and suddenly step off an edge into a void, where rules of gravity and normality have disappeared but life carries on
Householder by Gerard Woodward( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the deafening by Gerard Woodward( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We were pedestrians by Gerard Woodward( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In poems full of rooms and houses, where wily nature eludes the instinct to tame, Woodward combines the observing eye of an anthropologist with an exuberant, daring and endlessly playful imagination. There are houses of memory and houses of the future, houses that stand empty and houses crammed with the accumulations of life. From the clothes that house our bodies to the atmosphere that clothes our universe, from the flush of a toilet to the colonisation of Mars, Woodward is always looking at juxtapositions of the unruly and the controlled. Perhaps it is no accident that several of the poems are about coastal places or climate change. The ceaseless erosion of nature is an image of the impossibility of capture, with language the last barrier against decay and disappearance. In 'Norfolk', the pebbles on the beach, the pennies in a slot machine and his young son's wobbly tooth concatenate with enormous pathos as we watch the boy's realisation that life's events do not match his desire."--BOOK JACKET
Legoland : short stories by Gerard Woodward( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many of Legoland's fifteen stories begin with Woodward's sharp and unflinching eye alighting upon an apparently everyday detail or situation, but then a sudden twist takes them to an unsettling place where life's normal rules no longer apply. Whether he's writing about domestic subjects - such as in 'The Unloved', when a woman in a dysfunctional marriage finally leaves home after decades of misery; or tackling large issues on a global stage - the tyranny of dictators in 'The Fall of Mr and Mrs Nicholson'; or the invasion of an unnamed country in 'The Flag', each story is full of Woodward's blacker-than-black humour, fearless surrealism, and gift for phrase-making. The collection also includes Woodward's brilliant story 'The Family Whistle', shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, in which a woman's husband returns home from war, only to discover his wife thinks he's been back for years because another man has already claimed his place."--Jacket
Island to island by Gerard Woodward( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanishing by Gerard Woodward( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Brill is an unremarkable schoolboy but he has one remarkable talent, his ability to draw. Through this he is thrown into Bohemian 30s London. This talent also leads him to become part of the allied camouflage group in North Africa, tricking the Germans through elaborate concealment. Alongside this he is introduced to sex via life drawing classes in Soho brothels and his own fumblings with his future wife April. What Gerard does uniquely is to take great subject matter and provide a surreal take based on true stories
The seacunny by Gerard Woodward( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerard Woodward's considerations of trampolines, bird-tables and lightbulbs will leave the reader unable to regard those things in quite the same way again; they will also find science-fiction novels compressed to a few stanzas, strange potted biographies, and lists of edicts from long-dead tyrants
Letters from an unknown woman by Gerard Woodward( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her children evacuated and her husband at the front, Tory Pace is grudgingly sharing the family home with her irascible mother, working at the local gelatin factory--to help the war effort--and generally doing just about as well as could be expected in difficult times. Her quiet life is thrown into turmoil, however, when her prisoner-of-war husband, Donald, makes an outrageous demand for sexual gratification. He wants a dirty letter
The unwriter & other poems by Gerard Woodward( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper Lovers by Gerard Woodward( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of two married couples and an affair. The Paper Lovers by Gerard Woodward opens with a man who suddenly develops a crush on one of his wife's friends. As his affections deepen, he becomes aware that she too has feelings for him. Soon they transgress. But what does this mean? Is it love? Will they be caught?The second part of the story is about the crisis of identity that comes with betrayal. If you are no longer faithful to yourself, to your spouse or to your God, who are you now? If you have been deceived, diminished, your world destroyed without your knowledge, who are you now? And in each case: how might you live on, who might you become?
Pivska kultura severne Evrope temleji na pivu, južne pa na vinu : britanski pisatelj in pesnik Gerard Woodward by Gerard Woodward( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August by Gerard Woodward( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nai : 2003 nian du ying guo duan pian xiao shuo jing xuan = Milk by G. Wudewode( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Letters from an unknown woman : a novel
Alternative Names
Gerard Woodward British writer

Gerard Woodward Brits dichter (1961-)

Gerard Woodward écrivain britannique

Gerard Woodward escritor británico

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Letters from an unknown woman : a novelA curious EarthAugustNourishmentCaravan thievesWe were pedestriansIsland to island