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Gooden, Philip

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Works: 79 works in 218 publications in 1 language and 10,243 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction  Dictionaries  Anecdotes  Quotations  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6057.O533, 823.92
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Faux pas? a no-nonsense guide to words and phrases from other languages by Philip Gooden( file )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
If you have ever been bamboozled by the use of a foreign word or phrase, or simply want to spice up your vocabulary with some well-chosen bons mots, then this is the book for you
Who's whose? a no-nonsense guide to easily confused words by Philip Gooden( file )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
Lists in alphabetical order some of the more commonly confused English words with definitions, examples of proper and improper usage, and how to avoid typical mistakes
The tainted relic an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( file )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
"July 1100 and Jerusalem has fallen to the Crusader armies. Amid the ensuing chaos a priceless holy relic is entrusted to English knight Geoffrey Mappestone. But the relic is said to be cursed, bringing death and destruction to whoever posesses it. And down the ages the relic continues to wreak its havoc."--Container
The pale companion by Philip Gooden( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
Nick Revill, part of the Elizabethan acting troupe known as the Chamberlin's Men, becomes entngled in a violent family feud when he is hired to perform "A Midsummer's Night's Dream" at a country house near Salisbury
The Durham deception by Philip Gooden( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
Newlyweds Tom and Helen Ansell find their lives turned upside down after Helen is accused of murder and they are drawn into the underworld of spiritualism and stage magic while visiting the Durham
Alms for oblivion by Philip Gooden( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Murder turns the table on actor-sleuth Nick Revill in the fourth novel of this popular historical mystery series set in Elizabethan England
Mask of night by Philip Gooden( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth I approaches the end of her illustrious reign, the plague is raging in London, and the Privy Council has ordered the theaters closed. Still, author Philip Gooden's fifth novel in the popular Shakespearean series brings us a great mystery as actor-sleuth Nick Revill and the Chamberlain's Men travel to Oxford, where a local physician, Dr. Hugh Fern, has commissioned a private performance of Romeo and Juliet. While Fern's motive is obscure-an attempt to reconcile two feuding families to the prospect of a marriage, perhaps; or maybe simply a ploy to get himself a role in the production-his fate is not. Indeed, he is decidedly dead, when his body is discovered during a performance at the Golden Cross Inn. No matter that the deceased lies inside a locked room or that the pestilence has followed the Chamberlain troupe from London, Revill is convinced Fern has not succumbed to natural causes. Nor is Fern's death the only one that rouses Revill's suspicions. The mysteries multiply as a strange band of men in cowls patrols the town at night, a simple carter meets a baffling end, and a corpse changes its shoes
The Ely testament by Philip Gooden( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Tom Ansell and his wife Helen search the Phoenix House in Ely looking for the late Mr. Lye's will, when their host Ernest Lye is arrested for murder. As Tom and Helen get involved in the mystery, they find it may be connected to a murder that took place there during the English Civil War
The story of English : how the English language conquered the world by Philip Gooden( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Overview: Born as a Germanic tongue with the arrival in Britain of the Anglo-Saxons in the early medieval period, heavily influenced by Norman French from the 11th century, and finally emerging as modern English from the late Middle Ages, the English language has grown to become the linguistic equivalent of a superpower, now sometimes described as the world's lingua franca. This study tells the story of the English language in all its richness and variety, from the intriguing origins and changing definitions of common words such as "OK," "beserk," "curfew," "cabal," and "pow-wow;" to the massive transformations wrought in the vocabulary and structure of the language by Anglo-Saxon and Norman conquest; through to the literary triumphs of Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, and the works of Shakespeare. This is a fascinating tale of linguistic, social, and cultural transformation, accessibly and authoritatively told by an author in perfect command of his material
Sleep of death by Philip Gooden( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 libraries worldwide
In a mystery set in Shakespearean England, aspiring actor Nick Revill draws parallels between the playwright's latest play, Hamlet, and the situation he stumbles upon in the Thameside mansion in which he is a lodger, when he discovers evidence that his melancholy host's father did not die a natural death
The Salisbury manuscript by Philip Gooden( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
In 1873 a canon dies violently while sneaking ancient artifacts out of a burial chamber on the outskirts of Salisbury. London lawyer Tom Ansell discovers the body and comes under suspicion of his murder. To clear himself, he must find the killer
An honorable murderer by Philip Gooden( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
It is the summer of 1604, many years after the defeat of the Armada, and the Spanish are in London to negotiate a peace treaty. Nick Revill's theater company- newly promoted to the King's Men now that James I is on the throne-are given a ceremonial role at the celebrations. But not everybody welcomes this outbreak of peace
Sword of Shame : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Five enthralling interlinked mysteries from Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, and Philip Gooden
Death of kings by Philip Gooden( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
The lost world and other thrilling tales by Arthur Conan Doyle( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Spurred by the woman he loves, young journalist Edward Malone eagerly joins forces with irascible Professor Challenger on an expedition to South America. Their mission is to verify Professor Challenger's claim of the existence of a Lost World: a mysterious Jurassic-age plateau untouched by human civilization, which holds the promise of treasure and of terror
Idiomantics the weird and wonderful world of popular phrases by Philip Gooden( file )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Idiomantics is a unique exploration of the world of idiomatic phrases. The very etymology of the word 'idiom' reveals what's so endlessly fascinating about the wide range of colourful phrases we use in everyday speech: their peculiarity. They're peculiar both in the sense of being particular or unique to the culture from which they originate, and in the sense of being downright odd. To cite three random examples - from American English, Dutch and Italian - what on Earth are a snow job, a monkey sandwich story, and Mr Punch's secret? Fascinating and illuminating, Idiomantics explains all...The ideal gift for word buffs and in fact, anyone who enjoys a good yarn, this playful book looks at 12 groups of idioms around the world, looking at subjects such as fun and games, gastronomic delights and the daily grind
The first murder : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
A sudden snowstorm in late December 1199 means that two parties of travellers are forced to abandon their journeys and take refuge in the bustling market town of Carmarthen. Unfortunately, the two groups, one representing the Archbishop of Canterbury and one comprising canons from St David's Cathedral, are bitter opponents in a dispute that has been raging for several months. When an enigmatic stranger appears, and requests permission to stage The Play of Adam, which he claims will alleviate tensions and engender an atmosphere of seasonal harmony, the castle's constable, Sir Symon Cole, refuses on the grounds that encouraging large gatherings of angry people is likely to end in trouble, but his wife Gwenllian urges him to reconsider. At first, it appears she is right, and differences of opinions and resentments do seem to have been forgotten in the sudden anticipation of what promises to be some unique entertainment. Unfortunately, one of the Archbishop's envoys, the one chosen to play the role of Cain, dies inexplicably on the eve of the performance, and there is another 'accident' at the castle, which claims the life of a mason. Throughout the ages, the play is performed in many guises, but each time bad luck seems to follow after all those involved in its production
The sacred stone : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
1067. In the desolate wastes of Greenland, a band of hunters stumble across a strangely shaped object which has fallen from the sky. At first, the mysterious "sky-stone" seems to bring them good luck, healing a lame boy and guaranteeing a good catch of furs. But violence and murder soon follow in fortune's wake as the villagers fight and struggle among themselves to gain control of the precious stone. Over the next 600 years, the Sky-Stone falls into the hands of crusading knights, the wicked Sheriff of Devon, a group of radical young kabbalists, the dying King Henry III, and a band of traveling players
Sword of shame an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( file )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 libraries worldwide
From its first arrival in Britain, with the Norman forces of William the Conqueror, violence and revenge are the cursed sword's constant companions. From an election-rigging scandal in 13th century Venice to the battlefield of Poitiers in 1356, as the Sword of Shame passes from owner to owner, it brings nothing but bad luck and disgrace to all who possess it
The mammoth book of literary anecdotes ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
 
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