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A Game Of Hide And Seek

By Elizabeth Taylor
  • ISBN Code: : 0748131590
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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'Elizabeth Taylor is finally being recognised as an important British author: an author of great subtlety, great compassion and great depth. As a reader, I have found huge pleasure in returning to Taylor's novels and short stories many times over. As a writer I've returned to her too - in awe of her achievements, and trying to work out how she does it' Sarah Waters An intelligent, haunting love story, with echoes of Brief Encounter, by one of the best British writers of the 20th century. During summer games of hide and seek Harriet falls in love with Vesey and his elusive, teasing ways. When he goes to Oxford she cherishes his photograph and waits for the letter that never comes. Years pass, and Harriet stifles her imaginings; with a husband and daughter, she excels at respectability. But then Vesey reappears and her marriage seems to melt away. Harriet is older, it is much too late, but she is still in love with him.

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  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Book Code : 1631527983
  • Total of Pages : 295
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 294
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This is a book that champions older women’s stories and challenges the limiting outcomes we seem to hold for them. The Book of Old Ladies introduces readers to thirty stories featuring fictional “women of a certain age” who increasingly become their truest selves. Their stories will entertain and provide insight into the stories we tell ourselves about the limits and opportunities of aging. A celebration of women who push back against the limiting stereotypes regarding older women’s possibility, The Book of Old Ladies is a book lover’s guide to approaching old age and dealing with its losses while still embracing beauty, creativity, connection, and wonder.

At Mrs Lippincote's

By Elizabeth Taylor
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  • Publisher : Virago
  • Book Code : 0748131612
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 295
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Book Short Summary:

The debut novel from Elizabeth Taylor - shortlisted for the Booker Prize * Mrs Lippincote's house, with its mahogany furniture and yellowing photographs, stands as a reminder of all the certainties that have vanished with the advent of war. Temporarily, this is home for Julia, who has joined her husband Roddy at the behest of the RAF. Although she can accept the pomposities of service life, Julia's honesty and sense of humour prevent her from taking her role as seriously as her husband, that leader of men, might wish; for Roddy, merely love cannot suffice - he needs homage as well as admiration. And Julia, while she may be a most unsatisfactory officer's wife, is certainly no hypocrite. * 'Her stories remain with one, indelibly, as though they had been some turning-point in one's own experience' Elizabeth Bowen 'No writer has described the English middle classes with more gently devastating accuracy' Rebecca Abrams, Spectator 'A Game of Hide and Seek showcases much of what makes Taylor a great novelist: piercing insight, a keen wit and a genuine sense of feeling for her characters' Elizabeth Day, Guardian

Recovering the Self

By Ernest Dempsey
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  • Publisher : Loving Healing Press
  • Book Code : 1615990704
  • Total of Pages : 108
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 687
  • Pdf File: recovering-the-self.pdf

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Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No. 4) October 2010 "Recovering The Self" is a quarterly journal which exploresthe themes of recovery and healing through the lenses ofpoetry, memoir, opinion, essays, fiction, humor, art, mediareviews and education. Contributors to RTS Journal comefrom around the globe to deliver unique perspectives youwon't find anywhere else! The theme of Volume II, Number 4 is "Homelessness in America." Inside, we explore this and several other areas ofconcern including: DietHealthFitnessParentingDisaster RecoveryAbuse SurvivorsRelationshipsGrievingJournaling ...and much more! This issue's contributors include: Janet Grace Riehl, Robin Marvel, Barbara Sinor, Ken La SallePamela Hobart Carter, Kat Fasano-Nicotera, Jim Kelly, Holli Kenley Telaina Eriksen, Sam Vaknin, Marjorie McKinnon, Heyward B. Ewart, John Schreiber, Max Wallis, Cheryl Bremer, Michelle Lichtenfels-Robertson, Patricia Wellingham-Jones, Sweta Srivastava Vikram, Stella Riunga, Katrina Wood, Katherine Zimmerman, George W. Doherty, Victor Paul Scerri, David Roberts, Jay S. Levy, Daniel Tomasulo, and Bonnie Spence "I highly recommend a subscription to this journal, "Recovering the Self, " for professionals who are in the counseling profession or who deal with crisis situations. Readers involved with the healing process will also really enjoy this journal and feel inspired to continue on. The topics covered in the first journal alone, will motivate you to continue reading books on the subject matter presented. Guaranteed." --Paige Lovitt for Reader Views Visit us online at www.RecoveringSelf.com Published by Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com Periodicals: Literary - Journal Self-Help: Personal Growth - Happiness

Comedy and the Feminine Middlebrow Novel

By Erica Brown
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317320743
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 529
  • Pdf File: comedy-and-the-feminine-middlebrow-novel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Elizabeth von Arnim and Elizabeth Taylor wrote witty and entertaining novels about the domestic lives of middle-class women. Widely read and enjoyed, their work was often dismissed as middlebrow. Brown argues their skilful use of comedy and irony provided the receptive reader with subversive commentary on the cruelties and disappointments of life.

Elizabeth Taylor

By N. H. Reeve
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443836877
  • Total of Pages : 195
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 596
  • Pdf File: elizabeth-taylor.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Elizabeth Taylor (1912–75) is increasingly being recognised as one of the leading English novelists and short story writers of the middle of the twentieth century. Successive generations of readers have delighted in her subtle and penetrating exposures of the vanities and self-delusions of everyday life, her special sensitivity to frustration and disappointment, and the marvellous freshness of her wit and humour. Now, to mark the centenary of her birth, Elizabeth Taylor: A Centenary Celebration presents several new critical assessments of her work by leading academics, together with a sizeable number of Taylor’s uncollected or unpublished writings: short stories, including the first and the last she completed, essays on writers and writing, and a selection of letters to various correspondents, including Virginia Woolf and Elizabeth Bowen. Opening many previously unexplored perspectives on Taylor’s work, this volume will be essential reading for her admirers and for the wider study of the literature of her time.

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors

By Jerry Roberts
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810863782
  • Total of Pages : 862
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 423
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-television-film-directors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From live productions of the 1950s like Requiem for a Heavyweight to big budget mini-series like Band of Brothers, long-form television programs have been helmed by some of the most creative and accomplished names in directing. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors brings attention to the directors of these productions, citing every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well as drama, comedy, and musical specials of more than 60 minutes. Each of the nearly 2,000 entries provides a brief career sketch of the director, his or her notable works, awards, and a filmography. Many entries also provide brief discussions of key shows, movies, and other productions. Appendixes include Emmy Awards, DGA Awards, and other accolades, as well as a list of anthology programs. A much-needed reference that celebrates these often-neglected artists, Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of the medium.

The Life of Saul Bellow

By Zachary Leader
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 1101875178
  • Total of Pages : 784
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 355
  • Pdf File: the-life-of-saul-bellow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When this second volume of The Life of Saul Bellow opens, Bellow, at forty-nine, is at the pinnacle of American letters - rich, famous, critically acclaimed. The expected trajectory is one of decline: volume 1, rise; volume 2, fall. Bellow never fell, producing some of his greatest fiction (Mr Sammler's Planet, Humboldt's Gift, all his best stories), winning two more National Book Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and the Nobel Prize. At eighty, he wrote his last story; at eighty-five, he wrote Ravelstein. In this volume, his life away from the desk, including his love life, is if anything more dramatic than in volume 1. In the public sphere, he is embroiled in controversy over foreign affairs, race, religion, education, social policy, the state of culture, the fate of the novel. Bellow's relations with women were often fraught. In the 1960s he was compulsively promiscuous (even as he inveighed against sexual liberation). The women he pursued, the ones he married and those with whom he had affairs, were intelligent, attractive and strong-willed. At eighty-five he fathered his fourth child, a daughter, with his fifth wife. His three sons, whom he loved, could be as volatile as he was, and their relations with their father were often troubled. Although an early and engaged supporter of civil rights, in the second half of his life Bellow was angered by the excesses of Black Power. An opponent of cultural relativism, he exercised great influence in literary and intellectual circles, advising a host of institutes and foundations, helping those he approved of, hindering those of whom he disapproved. In making his case, he could be cutting and rude; he could also be charming, loyal, and funny. Bellow's heroic energy and will are clear to the very end of his life. His immense achievement and its cost, to himself and others, are also clear.

Post-War British Women Novelists and the Canon

By Nick Turner
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441178880
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 453
  • Pdf File: post-war-british-women-novelists-and-the-canon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With the increasing number of books on contemporary fiction, there is a need for a work that examines whom we value, and why. These questions lie at the heart of this book which, by focusing on four novelists, literary and popular, interrogates the canon over the last fifty years. The argument unfolds to demonstrate that academic trends increasingly control canonicity, as do the demands of genre, the increasing commercialisation of literature, and the power of the literary prize. Turner argues that literary excellence, demonstrated by style and imaginative power, is often missing in many works that have become modern classics and makes a case for the value of the 'universal' in literature. Written in a jargon-free style, with reference to many supporting writers, the book raises a number of significant cultural questions about the arts, fashions and literary reputations, of interest to readers in contemporary literary studies.

Women in Magazines

By Rachel Ritchie,Sue Hawkins,Nicola Phillips,S. Jay Kleinberg
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317584023
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : History
  • Members : 764
  • Pdf File: women-in-magazines.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Women have been important contributors to and readers of magazines since the development of the periodical press in the nineteenth century. By the mid-twentieth century, millions of women read the weeklies and monthlies that focused on supposedly "feminine concerns" of the home, family and appearance. In the decades that followed, feminist scholars criticized such publications as at best conservative and at worst regressive in their treatment of gender norms and ideals. However, this perspective obscures the heterogeneity of the magazine industry itself and women’s experiences of it, both as readers and as journalists. This collection explores such diversity, highlighting the differing and at times contradictory images and understandings of women in a range of magazines and women’s contributions to magazines in a number of contexts from late nineteenth century publications to twenty-first century titles in Britain, North America, continental Europe and Australia.

Twentieth Century Fiction

By George Woodcock
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349170666
  • Total of Pages : 781
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 723
  • Pdf File: twentieth-century-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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Growing Old with the Welfare State

By Nick Hubble,Jennie Taylor,Philip Tew
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 135003312X
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : History
  • Members : 646
  • Pdf File: growing-old-with-the-welfare-state.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The combined effect of the welfare state and medical advances means that more people now live longer lives than ever before in history. As a consequence, the experience of ageing has been transformed. Yet our cultural and social perceptions of ageing remain governed by increasingly dated images and narratives. Growing Old with the Welfare State challenges these stereotypes by bringing together eight previously unpublished stories of ordinary British people born between 1925 and 1945 to show contemporary ageing in a new light. These biographical narratives, six of which were written as part of the Mass Observation Project, reflect on and compare the experience of living in two post-war periods of social change, after the first and second world wars. In doing so, these stories, along with their accompanying contextual chapters, provide a valuable and accessible resource for social historians, and expose both historical and contemporary views of age and ageing that challenge modern assumptions.

Breaking the Code

By Gyles Brandreth
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  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Book Code : 1849548188
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 591
  • Pdf File: breaking-the-code.pdf

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"Brandreth is the true Samuel Pepys of our day." Andrew Neil, BBC Radio Five Live "Brandreth, for my money, offers about the most honest, and the most amusing, account of the demented, beery futility of the Tory-ruled Commons in the 1990s." Boris Johnson, Daily Telegraph "Hilariously acute ... Irresistible." Matthew d'Ancona, Sunday Telegraph "Extremely touching ... Brandreth emerges as a decent, amusing, talented and charming man." Simon Heffer, Daily Mail "As a witty and insightful chronicler ... Brandreth is unsurpassed." Michael Simmons, The Spectator Gyles Brandreth's revealing journal paints an extraordinary portrait of Whitehall and Westminster in our time - warts and all. Brandreth - MP for Chester and government whip - enjoyed a ringside seat at the great political events of the 1990s, from the fall of Margaret Thatcher to the election of Tony Blair. With candid descriptions of the key figures of the era, from the leading players to the ministers who fell from grace, and a cast that includes the Queen, Bill Clinton and Joanna Lumley, these widely acclaimed diaries provide a fascinating insight into both the reality of modern government and the bizarre life of a parliamentary candidate and new MP. Controversially, Breaking the Code also contains the first ever insider's account of the hitherto secret world that is the Government Whips' Office. This new, complete edition features material previously excised for legal reasons, as well as additional diaries that take the story on another ten years to the departure of Tony Blair and the arrival as Tory leader of David Cameron - a bright young hopeful when Brandreth first meets him in 1993.

Mary Lavelle

By Kate O'Brien
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  • Publisher : Virago
  • Book Code : 0349008833
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 557
  • Pdf File: mary-lavelle.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mary Lavelle, a beautiful young Irish woman, travels to Spain to see some of the world before marrying her steadfast fiance John. But despite the enchanting surroundings and her three charming charges, life as governess to the wealthy Areavaga family is lonely and she is homesick. Then comes the arrival of the family's handsome, passionate - and married - son Juanito and Mary's loyalties and beliefs are challenged. Falling in love with Juanito and with Spain, Mary finds herself at the heart of a family and a nation divided.