Love In The British Isles

Author: Sherry F. Chancellor
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608440389
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LOVE IN THE BRITISH ISLES Three stories, three American women in Britain, three romances. In WEEKEND AT UPPER EVES, Widow Paige spends a weekend at the home of her friend, Sir Giles. Will she find love in an unexpected place? In THE KING'S ARMS, Writer Peyton is in London to seal a movie deal for her latest novel. She is not looking for love, but will it find her? In GRAY'S INN, Piper, American lawyer turned British barrister, falls for Angus, a fellow barrister. Is their love strong enough to last? SHERRY FOWLER CHANCELLOR is an attorney practicing law in the Pensacola, Florida area. These three stories are her first foray into fiction publishing. She lives in the Pensacola, Florida area with her family. She has a spouse and two sons.

How The British Fell In Love With Food

Author: Lewis Esson
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Electronic Dreams

Author: Tom Lean
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472918355
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How did computers invade the homes and cultural life of 1980s Britain? Remember the ZX Spectrum? Ever have a go at programming with its stretchy rubber keys? How about the BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, or Commodore 64? Did you marvel at the immense galaxies of Elite, master digital kung-fu in Way of the Exploding Fist or lose yourself in the surreal caverns of Manic Miner? For anyone who was a kid in the 1980s, these iconic computer brands are the stuff of legend. In Electronic Dreams, Tom Lean tells the story of how computers invaded British homes for the first time, as people set aside their worries of electronic brains and Big Brother and embraced the wonder-technology of the 1980s. This book charts the history of the rise and fall of the home computer, the family of futuristic and quirky machines that took computing from the realm of science and science fiction to being a user-friendly domestic technology. It is a tale of unexpected consequences, when the machines that parents bought to help their kids with homework ended up giving birth to the video games industry, and of unrealised ambitions, like the ahead-of-its-time Prestel network that first put the British home online but failed to change the world. Ultimately, it's the story of the people who made the boom happen, the inventors and entrepreneurs like Clive Sinclair and Alan Sugar seeking new markets, bedroom programmers and computer hackers, and the millions of everyday folk who bought in to the electronic dream and let the computer into their lives.

The Beauty Of The British Alps Or Love At First Sight

Author: Mary Leman Grimstone
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Modern Love

Author: Marcus Collins
Editor: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874139150
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What succeeded separate spheres? How did women's emancipation reshape friendship, marriage, and sexuality? Why did second-wave feminists declare that "the personal is political"?

A Nation Of Gardeners

Author: Twigs Way
Editor: Carlton Publishing
ISBN: 9781853758065
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Who were the earliest gardening gurus? What were the biggest trends of the 1930s and what happened during the Second World War when the country was urged to dig for victory? This book answers all these questions and also illustrates the innocently amusing advertisements and literature that appeared as our passion for gardening increased.

The British Drama

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Wartime Summer

Author: Caroline Taggart
Editor: John Blake
ISBN: 1789461308
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We take summer holidays for granted but, back in the 1940s, the picture was very different. War had gripped Britain. Wave after wave of bombs fell, beaches were closed off, and petrol was rationed by the forbidding question, 'Is your journey really necessary?' But the summer days (with double summer time) seemed to go on forever, war or no war - and British families were determined to make the best of their paralyzed country. For evacuated children, this meant freedom that is unimaginable today: wandering at will, discovering wildlife in fields and ponds, foraging from orchards and hedgerows and swimming in the streams. Elsewhere, country estates were requisitioned for the war efforts, the tennis courts given over for training and the Lord and Lady of the manor sent packing! Dances attracted people from all walks of life - from ballroom dances to the thrill of the arrival of the GIs and the jitterbug. But the shadow of war was never far away; the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, and the D-Day Landings in 1944 took place in June - with unreliable summer weather playing a part in both. In this book, Caroline Taggart shows us how Britons succeeded in keeping up spirits in spite of the constant devastation of battle. It is a revealing and entertaining collection of first-hand reminiscences from people who lived through those six long years. Touching, tragic, occasionally hilarious, it shows the British soldiering on as best they could.

Women Love And Commodity Culture In British Romanticism

Author: Professor Daniela Garofalo
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409479277
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Offering a new understanding of canonical Romanticism, Daniela Garofalo suggests that representations of erotic love in the period have been largely misunderstood. Commonly understood as a means for transcending political and economic realities, love, for several canonical Romantic writers, offers, instead, a contestation of those realities. Garofalo argues that Romantic writers show that the desire for transcendence through love mimics the desire for commodity consumption and depends on the same dynamic of delayed fulfillment that was advocated by thinkers such as Adam Smith. As writers such as William Blake, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, and Emily Brontë engaged with the period's concern with political economy and the nature of desire, they challenged stereotypical representations of women either as self-denying consumers or as intemperate participants in the market economy. Instead, their works show the importance of women for understanding modern economics, with women's desire conceived as a force that not only undermines the political economy's emphasis on productivity, growth, and perpetual consumption, but also holds forth the possibility of alternatives to a system of capitalist exchange.

The Works Of The British Poets

Author: Robert Anderson
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Bell S British Theatre Comus By J Milton Love In A Village By I Bickerstaff E

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Revelations Of Divine Love Translated From British Library Additional Ms 37790

Author: Julian (of Norwich)
Editor: DS Brewer
ISBN: 9780859914536
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Frances Beer chooses Julian's first, more intimate, Revelations on which to base this accessible edition and study of her life and work.

Nichol S Library Edition Of The British Poets

Author: George Gilfillan
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The Churchills In Love And War

Author: Mary S. Lovell
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393342255
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Portrays the ambitious, impulsive, brave and arrogant English family that gave the world Winston Churchill, describing generations of ancestors who were recklessly wasteful womanizers but also triumphant military leaders all saddled with the upkeep of the family palace, Blenheim. 50,000 first printing.

The Works Of The British Poets

Author: Ezekiel Sanford
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Seeking Love In Modern Britain

Author: Zoe Strimpel
Editor: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 1350095915
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Seeking Love in Modern Britain charts the emergence of the modern British single through an account of the dating industry that sprang up to serve men and women. It shows how – amid a period of unprecedented sexual and social change – 'the single' became a key unisex identity and lifestyle. From around 1970, a growing, cottage-style matchmaking industry in Britain was offering the romantically solo a choice between computer dating firms, such as Dateline or Compudate, introduction agencies and the lonely hearts pages of Private Eye, Time Out and others. Zoe Strimpel reveals how this rapidly expanding landscape of services was catering to a new breed of single people, and how – by the late 1990s – singleness had become the culturally mainstream, wholly expected part of the romantic life cycle that it is today. Refuting the widespread idea that the Internet invented modern dating, this book uses an eclectic and engaging range of first-person accounts and snapshots from the time to show that the story of contemporary romance, mediated courtship and singleness began in a time long before Tinder.

Adaptation Intermediality And The British Celebrity Biopic

Author: Dr Maddalena Pennacchia
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 147240792X
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Beginning with the premise that the biopic is a form of adaptation and an example of intermediality, this collection examines the multiplicity of 'source texts' and the convergence of different media in this genre, alongside the concurrent issues of fidelity and authenticity that accompany this form. The contributors focus on big and small screen biopics of British celebrities from the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, attending to their myth-making and myth-breaking potential. Related topics are the contemporary British biopic's participation in the production and consumption of celebrated lives, and the biopic's generic fluidity and hybridity as evidenced in its relationship to such forms as the bio-docudrama. Offering case studies of film biographies of literary and cultural icons, including Elizabeth I, Elizabeth II, Diana Princess of Wales, John Lennon, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Beau Brummel, Carrington and Beatrix Potter, the essays address how British identity and heritage are interrogated in the (re)telling and showing of these lives, and how the reimagining of famous lives for the screen is influenced by recent processes of manufacturing celebrity.