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Gloucester Crescent

Author : William Miller
ISBN : 9781782834403
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Shortlisted for the 2019 PEN Ackerley Prize Gloucester Crescent is a curving, leafy street, tucked between Camden Town and Primrose Hill. It's unremarkable in many ways, unless you notice the lady in the van, and the familiar-looking residents crossing the road ... This is the story of the Miller family and their circle of brilliant, idealistic and intellectual friends in London in the 60s, 70s and 80s. We follow William through the ups and downs of childhood, as he explores the homes of his famous neighbours, attends dramatic rehearsals with his dad Jonathan Miller, gets drugs and advice from the philosopher A. J. Ayer's wife, and tries to watch the moon landing with Alan Bennett and a room full of writers. Hilarious, and at times heart-breaking, this is also about how we grow up and move on - and what happens when we come back. Not only a picture of an extraordinary time in Britain's cultural history - and a hitherto unseen portrait of some of the brightest minds of a generation - this book tells the funny, tender and moving story of a young boy trying to carve out his own identity.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Contemporary Debates On The Short Story

Author : José R. Ibáñez
ISBN : 3039112465
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For nearly a century of being underestimated as a literary genre, the short story is currently experiencing a revival. The editors of this collection of articles have brought together the contributions of nine outstanding scholars in the field of the short story to reveal some of the many directions in which the genre is expanding. This book is a reasoned and well-documented anthology which casts light on new aspects of the short story. It participates in the current trend of short story criticism, characterized by the gathering in one single volume of a diversity of approaches with the main aim of promoting discussion on this thriving area of literary studies. The editors of this volume believe that a fruitful tension may rise by putting side by side insights into a not so well known tradition, on the one hand, and fresh considerations on unexpected developments of the short story, on the other. All in all, the short story emerges as a dynamic and flexible form that reacts and adapts itself better than any other literary genre to the challenges of the sceptical times we live in.
Category: Literary Criticism

Post Office Guide

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ISBN : SRLF:A0001837483
Genre : Postal service
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Category: Postal service

The Lady In The Van

Author : Alan Bennett
ISBN : 9780571326396
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 31.46 MB
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Adapted for the screen by the author from his celebrated memoir, Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van, is directed by long-standing collaborator Nicholas Hytner. The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Their unique story is funny, poignant and life-affirming. The Complete Lady in the Van contains a Foreword by Nicholas Hytner, a substantial Introduction with diary entries by Alan Bennett, the original memoir and the screenplay. The book includes numerous illustrations by David Gentleman, who sketched on set throughout filming, and a colour plate-section including behind-the-scenes photographs and stills from the film
Category: Performing Arts

Walk With Me Charles Dickens

Author : John Costella
ISBN : 9781491889121
Genre : Art
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Charles Dickens spent most of his adult life in London whilst residing in locations which extended to every boundary of the Metropolis. Like Dickens, the author is passionate about London and in doing so has explored architectural and historical links together with sights and scenes, which the accomplished Victorian writer would have encountered in his quest to record the social depravation of London. With these thoughts in mind this book endeavors to track the many walks Dickens would have made, using an 1863 street map, in his quest to capture a library of characters for his literary works. In each of the ten walks the author has envisaged Dickens being an imaginary walking companion and hypothesized his comments regarding change. How would he react to a changing society which has evolved over the past 150 years and what opinions and arguments would this great Victorian novelist have when comparing his own creative era with that of the 21st century? To highlight certain places of interest on each walk, the author has included his own pen and ink illustrated sketches to provide a topographical and artistic account of each district in a manner that he feels Dickens would have approved of.
Category: Art

At Balthazar

Author : Reggie Nadelson
ISBN : 9781501116797
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Explore New York restaurant Balthazar and everything that makes it iconic in this brilliantly revealing book that celebrates the brasserie’s twentieth anniversary. Keith McNally, star restauranteur, gave author Reggie Nadelson unprecedented access to his legendary Soho brasserie, its staff, the archives, and the kitchens. Journalist Nadelson, who has covered restaurants and food for decades on both sides of the Atlantic, recounts the history of the French brasserie and how Keith McNally reinvented the concept for New York City. At Balthazar is an irresistible, mouthwatering narrative, driven by the drama of a restaurant that serves half a million meals a year, employs over two hundred people, and has operated on a twenty-four hour cycle for twenty years. Upstairs and down, good times and bad, Nadelson explores the intricacies of the restaurant’s every aspect, interviewing the chef, waiters, bartenders, dishwashers—the human element of the beautifully oiled machine. With evocative color photographs by Peter Nelson, sixteen new recipes from Balthazar Executive Chef Shane McBride and head bakers Paula Oland and Mark Tasker, At Balthazar voluptuously celebrates an amazing institution.
Category: Biography & Autobiography