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A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal Book
Author : John Preston
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2016-05-05
ISBN : 0241973759
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for murder Behind oak-panelled doors in the House of Commons, men with cut-glass accents and gold signet rings are conspiring to murder. It's the late 1960s and homosexuality has only just been legalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide. As long as Norman Scott, his beautiful, unstable lover is around, Thorpe's brilliant career is at risk. With the help of his fellow politicians, Thorpe schemes, deceives, embezzles - until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good.

An Accidental Icon

An Accidental Icon Book
Author : Norman Scott
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2022-04-07
ISBN : 1529370302
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Compelling' The Daily Mail 'So many gripping moments... a real cracker' The Evening Standard The jaw-dropping and inspiring story of accidental queer icon Norman Scott (the hero of TV drama A Very English Scandal) and the part he played in one of the greatest political scandals of the 20th century. In October 1975 an assassin tried to murder Norman Scott on Exmoor but the trigger failed and he only succeeded in shooting Scott's beloved dog, Rinka. Scott subsequently found himself at the centre of a major political scandal and became an unlikely queer icon. But this was never his intention... He was born in 1940 into a poor, dysfunctional and abusive family. Aged sixteen he began an equestrian career, animals having been the one source of comfort in his childhood. By the age of twenty he had run into debts and had suffered a nervous breakdown. In 1960 Scott began a sexual affair with Jeremy Thorpe. By the time of the attempted assassination of Scott, Thorpe was married, leader of the Liberal Party and a figure at the heart of the establishment. He was embarrassed by their former relationship and wanted to cover it up. But he failed. The assassination attempt culminated in a sensational trial in 1979, where Thorpe was tried for conspiracy to murder. The press labelled Scott a madman and the establishment protected Thorpe, who was acquitted. Only recently has Scott's version of events been vindicated. An Accidental Icon tells a story that is inspiring and jaw droppingly unbelievable: it is the tale of the courage and survival of one man who took on the establishment

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2020

Actors  and Performers  Yearbook 2020 Book
Author : Lloyd Trott
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-10-31
ISBN : 1350107581
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work on stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. With several new articles including The multi-hyphenate comedy actor-performer-writer; Ignition, inspiration and the imposter; Be prepared for publicity; and Equity pension scheme, Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2020 features aspects of the profession not previously covered, as well as continuing to provide valuable insight into auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and financial issues. This is a valuable professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. All listings have been updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

The Penguin Book Quiz

The Penguin Book Quiz Book
Author : James Walton
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2019-10-03
ISBN : 0241986044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS DAY ACTIVITY! Which Haruki Murakami novel shares its title with a Beatles song? In Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is Charlie's surname? What is heavy-drinking Rachel Watson known as in the title of a 21st-century bestseller? And what do you get if you add the number of Bennet sisters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to the number of Karamazov brothers in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov? With four hundred questions covering books from literary classics to modern bestsellers, through iconic children's books and books you say that you've read but really you haven't, The Penguin Book Quiz is as appropriate for a making you look well-read at a party as it is for a book-loving family to tuck into after Christmas dinner: it's as enjoyable to read as it is to play. Featuring the work of everyone from Antony Beevor to Zadie Smith, books from The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses, and with movie, music, television and literary references abound, this entertaining quiz tickles the fancy (and the brains) of light and heavy readers alike. Answers: - Norwegian Wood - Bucket - The Girl on the Train - Eight (five sisters, three brothers)

A Light in the Dark

A Light in the Dark Book
Author : David Thomson
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-08-20
ISBN : 0297608428
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In little more than a century of cinema - Birth of a Nation was one hundred years old in 2015 - our sense of what a film director is, or should be, has shifted in fascinating ways. A director was once a functionary; then an important but not decisive part of an industrial process; then accepted as the person who was and should be in charge, because he was an artist and a hero. But the world has changed. In a nutshell, the change takes the form of a question: Who directed The Sopranos or Homeland? Hardly anyone knows, because we don't tend to read TV credits and the director has returned to a more subservient and anonymous role. Directors now try to be efficient, the deliverers of profitable films, and are often involved as producers, like Steven Spielberg. David Thomson's brilliant A Light in the Dark personalises each chapter through an individual: Jean Renoir, Howard Hawks, Jean-Luc Godard, Alfred Hitchcock, Luis Bunuel, Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, Jane Campion, Stephen Frears and Quentin Tarantino. Through these characters (and other directors not mentioned here), David Thomson relates an imaginative new history of a medium that has changed the world.

The Art of American Screen Acting 1960 to Today

The Art of American Screen Acting  1960 to Today Book
Author : Dan Callahan
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2019-01-31
ISBN : 147663596X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Modern screen acting in English is dominated by two key figures: Method acting guru Lee Strasberg—who taught the “the art of experiencing” over “the art of representing”—and English theater titan Laurence Olivier, who once said of the Method’s immersive approach, “try acting, it’s so much easier.” This book explores in detail the work of such method actors as Al Pacino, Ellen Burstyn, Jack Nicholson and Jane Fonda, and charts the shift away from the more internally focused Strasberg-based acting of the 1970s, and towards the more “external” way of working, exemplified by the career of Meryl Streep in the 1980s.

Law and the Arms Trade

Law and the Arms Trade Book
Author : Laurence Lustgarten
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2020-09-03
ISBN : 150992230X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This ground-breaking book offers an extensive legal analysis-grounded in public, EU, and international law-of arms trade regulation, integrated with insights drawn from international relations. The sale of weapons and related technologies is, globally, one of the most politically controversial and ethically contentious forms of commerce. Intimately connected with sustaining repressive governments and violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, arms exports are also a central element in the economic and strategic policies of the governments of all large industrial states. They have also been the source of abundant corruption, and of serious challenges to the norms and effectiveness of constitutional accountability in democratic states. On paper, the arms trade is heavily regulated: national legislation and international treaties are in place which purport to prohibit certain transactions and limit others. Yet despite its importance, legal and international relations scholarship on the subject has been surprisingly limited. This book fills this gap in the literature by examining and comparing the export control regimes of eight leading nations - USA, Russia, the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, China, and India - with chapters contributed by leading experts in the field of law and international relations.

Appearance and Illusion

Appearance and Illusion Book
Author : Rob Stuart
Publisher : eBook Partnership
Release : 2019-09-24
ISBN : 1913227308
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What do you know about Kesheva?' Wendy asks.'Kesheva? Central Asia. Used to be a Soviet Republic but struck out on its own in 1992, along with all the other Stans in that area. Run by adictator called Aslan Dargan and his family. Floating on oil. Why?''I've just been offered a secondment to go and teach the President's son for six months.''Really? Make a bit of a change from here, won't it?'Do you think I should go?''What's the dosh like?''Tempting.''Do you have any problems with a one-party dictatorship?''No. I work here don't I?Dr. Wendy McPherson is a thirty-something academic English lecturer approaching a mid-life crisis. She has not been in a stable relationship for two years, drinks too much and is bored with her job. The offer of a teaching job tutoring the son of the dictator of the Central Asian country of Kesheva offers her a possible life-changing experience. But when she's caught up in a violent revolution she finds her life in great danger and makes new discoveries about love and trust that turn her life around and give a new meaning to everything.

Secrets of Screen Directing

Secrets of Screen Directing Book
Author : Patrick Tucker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-03-11
ISBN : 0429647735
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Secrets of Screen Directing: The Tricks of the Trade is a practical guide which bridges the gap between classroom learning and the realities of being on a set. Author Patrick Tucker uses insights and techniques gained from over 40 years of directing both screen and stage to open up the craft of effectively telling stories, exploring the reality of a directing career with practical day to day solutions and problem-solving methods for working directors. This book addresses the fact that most professional directors spend their careers directing other writers’ scripts, and deals with the practicalities of working on continuing dramas. Following the Director’s mantra of ‘show, not tell’ it contains over 300 illustrations, diagrams, paperwork examples and floor plans, with lists and charts throughout. Covering planning, preparation, and shooting a project, it delves beyond just script construction and into the nuts and bolts of screen directing. Directors at any level are always under huge time constraints, and this book provides immediate and simple solutions to working under such restrictions. This is an ideal resource for filmmaking students and early career directors to refer to when encountering a problem, as well as all those screen enthusiasts, actors and writers, who want to know what directors actually do.

A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Very Public Scandal

A Very Public Scandal Book
Author : Jennifer Bacia
Publisher : Brio Books Pty Ltd
Release : 2020-12-15
ISBN : 1925995623
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A novelist to rival Sheldon…." – Cosmopolitan Magazine A past that haunts her dreams. A present too painful to remember. In post-war London, a beautiful European refugee makes a hasty marriage to a handsome, wealthy Australian. A mystery lies at the heart of this marriage of convenience but on the surface at least, Marianne and Charles are the perfect couple. Yet Marianne’s powerful mother-in-law is determined to destroy the nobody who has ‘trapped’ her son. In one fateful moment, life changes for them all and in the high society scandal that follows, Marianne is forced to pay an impossible price. Thirty years later, Marianne's daughter Eve, is tormented by the mystery of her parents’ past. In her search for the truth, the high-profile media star is dragged into a labyrinth of secret and lies – and finds herself charged with murder. To save herself can she betray those who are closest to her? From the internationally bestselling author of "Indecent Ambition": a compelling tale of high-society family drama, a web of lies and deceit that spans generations. About the Author Jennifer Bacia’s first novel, Indecent Ambition (original title, Shadows of Power) was sold for a record-breaking advance and became an international bestseller. The success of that compelling, fast-paced thriller opened the door to the boom in Australian popular fiction publishing that followed. The author of nine novels and dozens of short stories, Jennifer was invited to establish the first creative writing course at Bond University. Based on that course, her non-fiction work, Bestseller!: How to Write Novels that Sell, offers a detailed, practical guide to writing for the popular fiction market. Born in the UK of a Scottish mother and Polish father, Jennifer has lived in London, Rome and LA and now resides in Brisbane, Australia. Her surname is pronounced ‘batcher’.

Fall

Fall Book
Author : John Preston
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2021-02-04
ISBN : 0241985978
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD A SUNDAY TIMES AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR The dramatic, gripping story of notorious business tycoon Robert Maxwell is this year's must have Christmas gift for fans of true crime and corruption! From the acclaimed author of A Very English Scandal. 'The best biography yet of the media magnate Robert Maxwell - by turns engrossing, amusing and appalling' Robert Harris, Sunday Times 'Electrifying... the supreme chronicler of modern British scandals' Mail on Sunday Robert Maxwell was a very British success. Born an Orthodox Jew, he escaped the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, fought in the Second World War, and was decorated for his heroism with the Military Cross. He went on to become a Labour MP and an astonishingly successful businessman, owning a number of newspapers and publishing companies. But after his dead body was discovered floating in waters around his superyacht, his empire fell apart as long-hidden debts and unscrupulous dealings came to light. Within a few days, Maxwell was being reviled as the embodiment of greed and corruption. What went so wrong? How did a man who had once laid such store on the importance of ethics and good behaviour become reduced to a bloated, amoral wreck? In this gripping book, John Preston delivers the definitive account of Maxwell's extraordinary rise and scandalous fall. 'I have a shelf full of books about frauds, but this one is by far the most enjoyable' Craig Brown, author of Ma'am Darling

A Very English Deceit

A Very English Deceit Book
Author : Malcolm Balen
Publisher : 4th Estate, Limited
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The early years of the 18th-century produced two great monuments: one, Christopher Wren's new cathedral of St Paul's, an enduring testament to principled craft and masterful construction, the other an empty fraud of such magnitude that its collapse threatened to overturn monarchies and governments. Its failure delayed the introduction of modern market economies by two generations. Yet the full scale of this monumental deceit was quietly covered up and hidden, its enduring legacy a poorly understood colloquialism: the South Sea Bubble.

Books

Books Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1989-04
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Trudeau Decade

The Trudeau Decade Book
Author : Rick Butler,Jean-Guy Carrier
Publisher : Doubleday Canada ; Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday
Release : 1979
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THIS COLLECTION OF ARTICLES ON PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU'S PERFORMANCE FROM 1968 TO 1978 TRACES THE EBB AND FLOW OF PUBLIC FAVOUR IN CANADA AND THE WORLD.

Wyld Dreamers

Wyld Dreamers Book
Author : Pamela Holmes
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2021-05-26
ISBN : 1504070593
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Holmes creates a quiet air of tension as she deftly describes the carelessness of youth and its consequences in her endearingly flawed characters.” —Hilary Boyd, bestselling author of Thursdays in the Park In the summer of 1972, a group of friends is invited to Somerset to help photographer Seymour Stratton renovate a dilapidated cottage on Wyld Farm. Over the next year, they come to regard the farm as a place to be for the rest of their lives, to enjoy the good life. But despite the commitment and camaraderie, the rural idyll collapses. Twenty-five years later, the group is brought together again in unexpected circumstances—and the secrets of the past that are revealed may devastate once unbreakable friendships—in this extraordinary novel from the bestselling author of The Huntingfield Paintress. “Wry, vivid and deftly plotted, this account of how youthful follies can come back to haunt you in middle age is a real delight.” —John Preston, author of A Very English Scandal

Fall

Fall Book
Author : John Preston
Publisher : Harper
Release : 2021-02-09
ISBN : 9780062997494
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the acclaimed author of A Very English Scandal, a thrilling and dramatic true-life account of the rise and fall of one of the most notorious media moguls of all time: Robert Maxwell. In February 1991, Robert Maxwell triumphantly sailed into Manhattan harbor on his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, to buy the ailing New York Daily News. Taxi drivers stopped their cabs to shake his hand, children asked for his autograph, and patrons of the hottest restaurant in Manhattan gave him a standing ovation while he dined. Ten months later, Maxwell disappeared off that same yacht in the middle of the night and was later found dead in the water. As John Preston reveals in this entertaining and revealing biography, Maxwell's death was as mysterious as his remarkable life. A tightly paced, addictive saga of ambition, hubris, narcissism, greed, power, and intrigue, Fall recounts Maxwell's rise and fall and rise and fall again. Preston weaves backwards and forwards in time to examine the forces that shaped Maxwell, including his childhood as a Jew in occupied Eastern Europe through his failed political ambitions in the 1960s which ended in accusations of financial double-dealing, and his resurrection as a media mogul--and on to the family legacy he left behind, including his daughter Ghislaine Maxwell. Preston chronicles Maxwell's all-encompassing rivalry with Rupert Murdoch--a battle that ruined Maxwell financially, threatened his sanity and lead, indirectly, to his death. Did Maxwell have a heart attack and fall overboard? Was his death suicide? Or was he murdered--possibly by Mossad or the KGB? Few in the twentieth century journeyed as far from his roots as Robert Maxwell. Yet, as Fall reveals, no one, however rich and powerful, can entirely escape their past.

A Little London Scandal

A Little London Scandal Book
Author : Miranda Emmerson
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2020-08-20
ISBN : 0008244340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A story of class and corruption, sex and the Sixties, for fans of A Very English Scandal and The Trial of Christine Keeler

Doctor Who Rose Target Collection

Doctor Who  Rose  Target Collection  Book
Author : Russell T Davies
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2018-04-05
ISBN : 1473531233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discover the new Doctor Who classics. “Nice to meet you, Rose. Run for your life!” In a lair somewhere beneath central London, a malevolent alien intelligence is plotting the end of humanity. Shop window dummies that can move – and kill – are taking up key positions, ready to strike. Rose Tyler, an ordinary Londoner, is working her shift in a department store, unaware that this is the most important day of her life. She’s about to meet the only man who understands the true nature of the threat facing Earth, a stranger who will open her eyes to all the wonder and terror of the universe – a traveller in time and space known as the Doctor.

An English Affair

An English Affair Book
Author : Richard Davenport-Hines
Publisher : HarperPress
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780007435852
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A racy snapshot of Britain in the late 1950s and early 1960s, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Profumo affair.