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Hensher, Philip

Works: 80 works in 424 publications in 5 languages and 8,981 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Drama  Historical fiction  Epic fiction  Operas  Autobiographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Editor, Author of introduction, Narrator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PR6058.E554, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Philip Hensher
The northern clemency by Philip Hensher( Book )

38 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1974, the Sellers family is transplanted to Sheffield n northern England. On the day they move in, neighbor Malcolm Glover has disappeared, convinced that his wife is having an affair. As the connection between the families deepen, the reverberations of this rupture echo through the years
The Mulberry Empire, or, The two virtuous journeys of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan by Philip Hensher( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the spring of 1839, some fifty thousand British forces entered Afghanistan with "the full pomp of Empire," possessed of the certainty that they would replace the Amir with someone less hostile toward their ally, the King of the Punjab. Three years later, a single British horseman rode out of the Afghan mountains into India, the sole survivor of the original vast contingent."--Jacket
King of the badgers by Philip Hensher( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hanmouth, situated where the river Hain flows into the Bristol channel, is usually quiet and undisturbed
Scenes from early life by Philip Hensher( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late 1970 a boy named Saadi is born into a large, defiantly Bengali family in eastern Pakistan. Months later the country splits in two, in what will become one of the most ferocious twentieth-century civil wars. Saadi tells the story of his childhood and of the ingenious ways his family survived the violence and conflicts: from his aunts stuffing him endlessly with sweets to stop marauding soldiers from hearing him cry, to street games based on American television shows; from the basement compartment his grandfather built to hide his treasured books, pictures, and music until after the war, to the daily gossip about each and every one of the relatives, servants, and neighbors
The missing ink : the lost art of handwriting by Philip Hensher( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Philip Hensher realized that he didn't know what one of his closest friend's handwriting looked like, he felt that something essential was missing from their friendship. It dawned on him that, having abandoned fountain pens for keyboards, we have lost one of the ways by which we come to recognize and know another person. The Missing Ink tells the story of this endangered art. Hensher reflects on what handwriting can tell us about personality and personal history: are your own letters neat and controlled or messy and inconsistent? Did you shape your penmanship in worshipful imitation of a popular girl at school, or do you still use the cursive you were initiated into in the second grade? Hensher guides us through Arabic calligraphy and the story of the nineteenth-century handwriting evangelists who traveled across America to convert the masses to the moral worth of copperplate; he pays tribute to the warmth and personality of a handwritten note. With the teaching of handwriting now required in only five states, and many expert typists barely able to hold a pen, the future of handwriting is in jeopardy. Or is it?
The northern clemency by Philip Hensher( )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malcolm Glover disappears the night the Seller family moves to Sheffield. From then on, the families' destinies are forever entwined
Powder her face by Thomas Adès( Recording )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and German and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emperor waltz by Philip Hensher( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Emperor Waltz' draws together various narrative strands into a compelling symphonic whole. In a third-century desert settlement on the fringes of the Roman Empire, a new wife becomes fascinated by a cult that is persecuted by the Emperor Diocletian
The friendly ones by Philip Hensher( Book )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a warm Sunday afternoon, Nazia and Sharif are preparing for a family barbecue. They are in the house in Sheffield that will do for the rest of their lives. In the garden next door is a retired doctor, whose four children have long since left home. When the shadow of death passes over Nazia and Sharif's party, Doctor Spinster's actions are going to bring the two families together, for decades to come. The Friendly Ones is about two families. In it, people with very different histories can fit together and redeem each other. One is a large and loosely connected family who have come to England from the subcontinent in fits and starts, brought to England by education and economic possibilities. Or driven away from their native country by war, murder, crime and brutal oppression - things their new neighbours know nothing about. At the heart of their story is betrayal and public shame. The secret wound that overshadows the Spinsters, their neighbours next door, is of a different kind: Leo, the eldest son, running away from Oxford University aged eighteen. How do you put these things right, in England, now? Spanning decades and with a big and beautifully drawn cast of characters all making their different ways towards lives that make sense, The Friendly Ones, Philip Hensher's moving and timely new novel, shows what a nation is made of; how the legacies of our history can be mastered by the decision to know something about people who are not like us." --
Powder her face : an opera in two acts, op. 14 (1995) by Thomas Adès( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pleasured by Philip Hensher( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin Ouest, 1988 avant la chute du mur. Frederich vit petitement, travaillant deux jours par semaine dans une librairie. Daphné est étudiante et fait partie d'un groupe d'activistes en lutte contre les symboles trop voyants du capitalisme. Les personnages s'expriment sur les conséquences inattendues de l'effondrement du rideau de fer et vivent des aventures cocasses et déjantées
Tales of persuasion by Philip Hensher( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backdrops vary in this collection of stories from the author of The Northern Clemency - from turmoil in Sudan following the death of a politician in a plane crash, to southern India where a Soho hedonist starts to envisage the crump and soar of munitions. Each story, regardless of location, reveals a great writer at the peak of his powers
Kitchen venom by Philip Hensher( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of political life, betrayal and passion, which lifts the lid on vice within the Palace of Westminster
The fit by Philip Hensher( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John is an indexer, and a bloody good one. He lives in a beautiful house with a beautiful garden, and has a beautiful wife, Janet. (Yes, yes, they are called Janet and John. They know.) And then, out of this clean blue May morning, John wakes up with the hiccups, and Janet has left him. So begins an extraordinary month, involving three conceptual artists, an unprecedented volume of champagne and some bad advice from Barbra Streisand as John sets out to avoid some awkward questions about his marriage, his wife, his life." "Meanwhile, Janet has embarked on a journey of her own, off to the other side of the world - to Greece, or India, or perhaps even Australia. But how far can you go away from the man you love?"--Jacket
The bedroom of the mister's wife by Philip Hensher( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and French and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The missing ink : the lost art of handwriting (and why it still matters) by Philip Hensher( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The wisest and wittiest argument imaginable for the preservation of handwriting. I have learnt so much, and by it have been so happily entertained, that I am compelled to recommend it to everyone.' Diana Athill The simple pleasure of picking up a pen and writing is a skill that has existed for thousands of years - but that skill is slowly dying. Where once we would have reached for a pen and paper to commit our innermost thoughts to a diary, to send a letter home or to slip a note to a loved one, instead we now stare at tiny screens, typing with our thumbs. And all that typing looks the same. The Missing Ink is a book about the characters who shaped our handwriting, and how it in turn shaped us. From Victorian idealists, preaching the moral worth of italic copperplate, to great modern educational reformists such as Marion Richardson, throughout history the style in which we write has influence the way we learn, behave and communicate. But this is also a book about the physical act itself: about the pots of ink, treasured pens and chewable Biros that we used to take for granted, and whether the style of our writing really does reveal anything about our true selves. Hugely entertaining, witty and thought-provoking, The Missing Ink is itself a love letter to the warmest of technologies, and the place it still has in our lives
Powder her face by Thomas Adès( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamber opera written by Thomas Adès in 1995 to a joint commission from London's Almeida Opera and the Cheltenham Festival. Based on the life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll
Possession : a romance by A. S Byatt( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of England's Booker Prize, a coast-to-coast bestseller, and the literary sensation of the year, Possession is a novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and a triumphant love story. Revolving around a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets, Byatt creates a haunting counterpoint of passion and ideas
Other Lulus by Philip Hensher( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powder her face : an opera in two acts and eight scenes by Thomas Adès( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The northern clemency
The Mulberry Empire, or, The two virtuous journeys of the Amir Dost Mohammed KhanKing of the badgersThe northern clemencyPowder her face : an opera in two acts, op. 14 (1995)PleasuredKitchen venomThe fitThe bedroom of the mister's wife
Alternative Names
Hensher, Philip Michael 1965-

Philip Hensher

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Philip Hensher Brits auteur

Philip Hensher écrivain britannique

Philip Hensher escriptor britànic

Philip Hensher escritor británico

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English (256)

French (8)

German (4)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)