In Chancery

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Author: John Galsworthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 373

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The Complete Chronicles of Narnia

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Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060281375

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

View: 7392

All seven Chronicles are bound together in this one magnificent volume with a personal introduction by Douglas Gresham, stepson of C. S. Lewis.

South Riding

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Author: Winifred Holtby

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446416461

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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The community of South Riding, like the rest of the country, lives in the long shadow of war. Blighted by recession and devastated by the loss, they must also come to terms with significant social change.Forward-thinking and ambitious, Sarah Burton is the embodiment of such change. After the death of her fiancé, she returns home to Yorkshire focused on her career as headmistress of the local school. But not everyone can embrace the new social order. Robert Carne, a force of conservatism, stands firmly against Sarah. A tormented man, he carries a heavy burden that locks him in the past. As the villagers of South Riding adjust to Sarah's arrival and face the changing world, emotions run high, prejudices are challenged and community spirit is tested. Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House) and David Morrissey lead an outstanding cast in this rich and panoramic portrait of community in turmoil. Winifred Holtby's little-known and hard-to-find literary gem is a magnificent masterpiece, to be joyfully rediscovered by a whole new generation of readers.

Whose Body?

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Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611242X

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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There's a dead body in his bathtub, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez spectacles. Enter Lord Peter Wimsey, the original gentleman sleuth, who debuted in this 1923 novel.

The Forsyte Saga

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Author: John Galsworthy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141958731

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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In this final volume of The Forsyte Saga Galsworthy writes about the lives and loves of the Cherrell family, cousins of the Forsytes. For centuries, the Cherrell sons have left their home of Condaford Grange to serve the state as soldiers, clergymen and administrators, but the 1930s bring uncertainty in a world of rapidly altering morals and unemployment. Galsworthy’s portrayal of the effect of political change on individuals show him as a great social novelist as well as the author of one of the most gripping family sagas ever written.

The Ice House

A Novel

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Author: Minette Walters

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312427535

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Content to live a quiet and reclusive life at Streech Grange, Phoebe Maybury's family estate, Phoebe and her housemates, Diana Goode and Anne Cattrell, suddenly find their sanctuary violated by the discovery of a corpse in the estate's ice house, launching an investigation that threatens to reveal long-hidden secrets. Winner of the CWA John Creasey/New Blood Dagger Award. Reprint.

Cards on the Table (Poirot)

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Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0007422199

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4824

A flamboyant party host is murdered in full view of a roomful of bridge players...

The White Monkey

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Author: John Galsworthy

Publisher: John Galsworthy

ISBN: 6050416990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This book is written by John Galsworthy in 1924. Fleur Forsyte is now married to Michael Mont, but the marriage is haunted by the ghost of a past love story . Fleur is an unhappiness woman , but Michael want to save is marriage , also finds himself caught in another tragic and moving story……

The Forsyte Saga

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Author: John Galsworthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Character studies

Page: 870

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Combines into one novel of the Forsyte family of three generations, three of Mr. Galsworthy's novels--"The man of property," "In chancery" and "To let"--And two stories--"The Indian summer of a Forsyte" and "Awakening."

Making Masterpiece

25 Years Behind the Scenes at Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Prime Suspect, Cranford, Upstairs Downstairs, and Other Great Shows

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Author: Rebecca Eaton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101620412

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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The Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! reveals the secrets to Downton Abbey, Sherlock, and its other hit programs For more than twenty-five years and counting, Rebecca Eaton has presided over PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre, the longest running weekly prime time drama series in American history. From the runaway hits Upstairs, Downstairs and The Buccaneers, to the hugely popular Inspector Morse, Prime Suspect, and Poirot, Masterpiece Theatre and its sibling series Mystery! have been required viewing for fans of quality drama. Eaton interviews many of the writers, directors, producers, and other contributors and shares personal anecdotes—including photos taken with her own camera—about her decades-spanning career. She reveals what went on behind the scenes during such triumphs as Cranford and the multiple, highly-rated programs made from Jane Austen’s novels, as well as her aggressive campaign to attract younger viewers via social media and online streaming. Along the way she shares stories about actors and other luminaries such as Alistair Cooke, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Radcliffe, whose first TV role was as the title character in David Copperfield. Readers will also get to know Eaton on a personal level. With a childhood steeped in theater, an affinity for nineteenth century novels and culture, and an “accidental apprenticeship” with the BBC, Eaton was practically born to lead the Masterpiece and Mystery! franchises. Making Masterpiece marks the first time the driving force behind the enduring flagship show reveals all.

Dissolution

A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery

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Author: C. J. Sansom

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650161

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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From the bestselling author of Winter in Madrid and Dominion comes the exciting and elegantly written first novel in the Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series Dissolution is an utterly riveting portrayal of Tudor England. The year is 1537, and the country is divided between those faithful to the Catholic Church and those loyal to the king and the newly established Church of England. When a royal commissioner is brutally murdered in a monastery on the south coast of England, Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s feared vicar general, summons fellow reformer Matthew Shardlake to lead the inquiry. Shardlake and his young protégé uncover evidence of sexual misconduct, embezzlement, and treason, and when two other murders are revealed, they must move quickly to prevent the killer from striking again. A "remarkable debut" (P. D. James), Dissolution introduces a thrilling historical series that is not to be missed by fans of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

The Making of a Marchioness

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Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American fiction

Page: 187

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The author describes this book as 'a picture of a nice simple, sweet prosaic soul who arrives at a good fortune almost comic because it is in a way so incongruous. Its heroine is a sort of Cinderella with big feet instead of little ones.'.

The Camomile Lawn

A Novel

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Author: Mary Wesley

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 148045057X

Category: Fiction

Page: 297

View: 9527

International Bestseller: A novel of youthful love and loss and “a powerful evocation of the war years” in England (TheGuardian). On a hot August evening in 1939, cousins Oliver, Calypso, Polly, Walter, and Sophy spent one last night together, celebrating the end of summer, at the home of their aunt and uncle. Now, forty years later, as the motley cast of characters drive to the funeral of one of their own, they recall how important that night truly was—and all that came after. From Oliver, whose desperation to prove himself in war ended up as his downfall, to Calypso, whose flirtations landed her in an unlikely marriage with even less likely results, to Sophy, whose secrets from that night haunted her for the rest of her life, each of them recalls the twisted paths of love and betrayal they walked as the country came apart around them under the coming shadow of World War II. Mary Wesley masterfully interweaves tragedy and humor in this “extraordinarily accomplished and fast-moving” novel, presenting a tale of both the world at large and the dalliances, allegiances, and losses of her expertly crafted characters (Financial Times).

Love for Lydia

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Author: H.E. Bates

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1448216443

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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'An honest and skilfully told love story' – New York Times Lydia – shy, sheltered, beautiful and just 19 – glides into Evensford one wintry day, stirring up feeling amongst the town's young men. But it is the young Mr Richardson that she befriends. As winter turns to drowsy summer, his world becomes a wondrous place, full only of Lydia; but a change comes over the once retiring girl as she discovers the effect she has on other men. As his closest friends fall under her spell, the love Richardson feels for Lydia becomes tangled with jealousy and resentment, a rift that may never be repaired. First published in 1952, Love for Lydia is a poignant look at love through the eyes of a boy growing up. Set amidst the hazy beauty of the English countryside and the crumbling splendour of the British upper classes, Bates demonstrates his ability to capture the complexities of human character, his remarkable talent for contrasting romance against stark reality, and the innocence, joy and sadness of young love.

Flowering Wilderness

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Author: John Galsworthy

Publisher: John Galsworthy

ISBN: 8893153386

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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“Flowering Wilderness” is a literary work written by John Galsworthy in 1932.This work is as if it were in its own right and does not intend to continue the story of the Forsytes. It's a prose offering discussions of significant social and moral issues revisited in a gently ironic key. Galsworthy's work here is more to ask questions that answer and that is why the book offers useful insights for any personal opinion ...

Maid in Waiting

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Author: John Galsworthy

Publisher: John Galsworthy

ISBN: 8893152614

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Maid in Waiting (1931) is the beginning novel in the trilogy of John Galsworthy ‘s Forsyte Chronicles.The story tells of the loves and losses, and fortunes, of life and death of the fictional but representatively and Victorian landowner Forsyte family. The Forsyte Chronicles is regarded as one of the most popular literary works of the twentieth century and is basically a social satire of large proportion.

In Chancery

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Author: John Galsworthy

Publisher: John Galsworthy

ISBN: 6050438560

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 351

John Galsworthy OM (/ˈɡɔːlzwɜːrði/; 14 August 1867 – 31 January 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906–1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932.

Brideshead Revisited

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Author: Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316216534

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece-a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire. Through the story of Charles Ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities. At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber, Brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh's early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity.

The Classic Serial on Television and Radio

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Author: R. Giddings,K. Selby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230596290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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The classic serial, invented by BBC Radio Drama sixty years ago, survived and adapted itself to television, the arrival of colour and the global market in what has become a flood of classics with all channels competing for ratings and overseas sales. This richly detailed book traces these developments and analyses the genre's response to social, economic, technical and cultural changes, which have re-shaped it into the form we recognise today. The book contains considerable interview material with performers and media professionals.