When Eight Bells Toll

Author: Alistair MacLean
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007289472
Size: 12,25 MB
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From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classic

Visual Culture In The Northern British Archipelago

Author: Ysanne Holt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351187694
Size: 17,42 MB
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This edited collection, including contributors from the disciplines of art history, film studies, cultural geography and cultural anthropology, explores ways in which islands in the north of England and Scotland have provided space for a variety of visual-cultural practices and forms of creative expression which have informed our understanding of the world. Simultaneously, the chapters reflect upon the importance of these islands as a space in which, and with which, to contemplate the pressures and the possibilities within contemporary society. This book makes a timely and original contribution to the developing field of island studies, and will be of interest to scholars studying issues of place, community and the peripheries.

Beside The Seaside

Author: Jane Struthers
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 140903478X
Size: 12,93 MB
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Can you remember why the sea is salty? How does the moon affect the tide? Where were Britain's most notorious places for smugglers? And what was the mystery of St Michael's Mount? There are almost as many stories about the sea as there are pebbles on the beach. Beside the Seaside is a book for anyone who has been captivated by the crash of waves on sand, thrilled by the exploits of pirates or delighted in an ice cream at the end of the pier. Answering such questions as what to look for in rock pools, which are the best knots and how to avoid being cursed by a mermaid, Beside the Seaside is bursting with facts, fables, history and mystery about Britain's seaside and coast.

Bestsellers Routledge Revivals

Author: John Sutherland
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136830634
Size: 13,84 MB
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First published in 1981, this book offers a study of British and American popular fiction in the 1970s, a decade in which the quest for the superseller came to dominate the lives of publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. Illustrated by examples of the lurid incidents that catapult so many books into the bestseller charts, this comprehensive study covers the work of Robbins, Hailey and Maclean, the 'bodice rippers', the disaster craze, horror, war stories and media tie-ins such as The Godfather, Jaws and Star Wars.

Historical Dictionary Of British Spy Fiction

Author: Alan Burton
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442255870
Size: 18,73 MB
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The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on individual authors, stories, films, filmmakers, television shows and the various sub-genres of the British spy story.

American International Pictures

Author: Rob Craig
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476635226
Size: 15,38 MB
Format: PDF
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American International Pictures was in many ways the "missing link" between big-budget Hollywood studios, "poverty-row" B-movie factories and low-rent exploitation movie distributors. AIP first targeted teen audiences with science fiction, horror and fantasy, but soon grew to encompass many genres and demographics--at times, it was indistinguishable from many of the "major" studios. From Abby to Zontar, this filmography lists more than 800 feature films, television series and TV specials by AIP and its partners and subsidiaries. Special attention is given to American International Television (the TV arm of AIP) and an appendix lists the complete AITV catalog. The author also discusses films produced by founders James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff after they left the company.

San Andreas

Author: Alistair MacLean
Editor: Fawcett Books
ISBN: 9780449209707
Size: 20,82 MB
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A hospital ship becomes the target of German U-boats in this thriller set during World War II. Also use: When Eight Bells Toll (1984) and Seawitch (1986).

Glasgow Smells Better

Author: Michael Meighan
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445612585
Size: 17,71 MB
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Recalling the successful Glasgow Smiles Better campaign of the 1980s, Michael Meighan restarts his journey begun in his previous book Glasgow Smells. He takes us on a new trip through Glasgow of the 1970s and 80s and revisits it in present times.

The True Adventures Of The World S Greatest Stuntman

Author: Vic Armstrong
Editor: Titan Books
ISBN: 085768793X
Size: 13,12 MB
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You may not know it, but you've seen Vic Armstrong's work in countless movies. From performing stunts in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice to directing the actions scenes for recent blockbusters The Green Hornet and Thor, the Academy Award-winning Vic Armstrong has been a legend in the movie industry for over 40 years. Along the way he's been the stunt double for a whole host of iconic heroes, including 007, Superman, and most memorably, Indiana Jones - as Harrison Ford once joked to him, “If you learn to talk I'm in deep trouble.” As a stunt co-ordinator and second unit director, Vic is behind the creation of such movies as Total Recall, The Mission, Dune, Rambo III, Terminator 2, Charlie's Angels, Gangs of New York, War of the Worlds, I Am Legend and Mission: Impossible III, to name but a few, as well as several Bond films. He's got a lot of amazing stories to tell, and they're all here in this hugely entertaining movie memoir, which also features exclusive contributions from many of Vic's colleagues and friends, including Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Pierce Brosnan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Angelina Jolie, Kenneth Branagh and Sir Christopher Lee. With an introduction by Steven Spielberg, and over 100 previously unpublished on-set photos from Vic's own collection.

British Film Culture In The 1970s

Author: Sue Harper
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748654283
Size: 20,93 MB
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This volume draws a map of British film culture in the 1970s and provides a wide-ranging history of the period.