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Olivia Manning

Author : Deirdre David
ISBN : 9780191655043
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Olivia Manning: A Woman at War is the first literary biography of the twentieth-century novelist Olivia Manning. It tells the story of a writer whose life and work were shaped by her own fierce ambition, and, like many of her generation, the events and aftermath of the Second World War. From the time she left Portsmouth for London in the mid-1930s determined to become a famous writer, through her wartime years in the Balkans and the Middle East, and until her death in London in 1980, Olivia Manning was a dedicated and hard-working author. Married to a British Council lecturer stationed in Bucharest, Olivia Manning arrived in Romania on the 3rd September 1939, the fateful day when Allied forces declared war on Germany. For the duration of World War Two, she kept one step ahead of invading German forces as she and her husband fled Romania for Greece, and then Greece for the Middle East, where they stayed until the end of the war. These tumultuous wartime years are the subject of her best-known and most transparently autobiographical novels, The Balkan Trilogy and The Levant Trilogy. Olivia Manning refused to be labelled a 'feminist,' but her novels depict with cutting insight and sardonic wit the marginal position of women striving for independent identity in arenas frequently controlled by men, whether on the frontlines of war or in the publishing world of the 1950s. However, she did not just write about World War Two and women's lives. Amongst other things, Manning published fiction about making do in Britain's post-war Age of Austerity, about desecration of the environment through uncontrolled development, and about the painful adjustment to post-war British life for young men. As the author of thirteen published novels, two volumes of short stories, several works of non-fiction, and a regular reviewer of contemporary fiction, she was a visible presence on the British literary scene throughout her life and her work provides a detailed insight into the period. Grounded in thorough research and enriched by discussion of previously unexamined manuscripts and letters, Olivia Manning: A Woman at War is a timely study of Olivia Manning's remarkable life. Deirdre David integrates incisive critical analysis of Manning's writing with extensive discussion of the historical contexts of her fiction.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Camperlea Girls

Author : Olivia Manning
ISBN : STANFORD:36105126992564
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School For Love

Author : Olivia Manning
ISBN : 9781446429471
Genre : Fiction
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Orphaned, friendless and bewildered, young Felix Latimer comes to war-time Jerusalem to lodge with Miss Bohun, one of the most redoubtable (and ridiculous) of comic horrors in English fiction.
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Olivia Manning

Author : Neville Braybrooke
ISBN : UOM:39015060387464
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Olivia Manning was a superb writer - extravagantly funny and deeply serious at the same time - but her talent was not fully recognised in her lifetime. This beautifully written biography puts the record straight. Born in 1908 in Portsmouth into a naval family, she seized independence at the first opportunity, making a penurious life for herself in London as a furniture painter at Peter Jones, before signing up as a wartime ambulance driver - although she had never learned to drive. Her personality was as idiosyncratic her novels. Her husband, Reggie Smith, was equally a 'character' - a BBC producer, self-proclaimed communist and life-long philanderer. Both indulged in affairs, but their unusual marriage was sustained by his lifelong support for his wife's gifts. After their adventurous war (Reggie was then in the British Council - and probably a spy) they became the centre of London literary life, numbering among their close friends Iris Murdoch, Muriel Spark, Stevie Smith, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Anthony Burgess and Laurence Durrell. Olivia Manning died in 1980 in their house on the Isle of Wight; a cat lover, she left most of her money to the Wood Green Animal sanctuary.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Colonial Strangers

Author : Phyllis Lassner
ISBN : 0813534178
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This title aims to revolutionize modern British literary studies by showing how our interpretations of the postcolonial must confront World War II and the Holocaust. Lassner's analysis reveals how writers such as Muriel Spark, Olivia Manning, Rumer Godden, Phyllis Bottome, Elspeth Huxley and Zadie Smith insist that World War II is critical to understanding how and why the British Empire had to end. to the end of fascism. Drawing on memoirs, fiction, reportage and film adaptations, the book explores the critical perspectives of women who are passionately engaged with Britian's struggle to yield the last vestiges of imperial power. British women as agents of imperialism by questioning their own participation in British claims of moral righteousness and British politics of cultural exploitation. The authors discussed take centre stage in debates about connections between the racist ideologies of the Third Reich and the British Empire.
Category: Literary Criticism

Twentieth Century Epic Novels

Author : Theodore Louis Steinberg
ISBN : 0874138892
Genre : Literary Collections
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Every age that has produced literary epics has also produced variations on the elements that constitute the epic. 'Twentieth-Century Epic Novels' examines the most popular 20th-century manifestations of epic sensibilities by looking closely at five major examples of the 20th-century epic novel.
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Eli Manning

Author : Matt Doeden
ISBN : 9780761342083
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Think you know all there is to know about Eli Manning? Well, did you know that:
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The Balkan Trilogy

Author : Olivia Manning
ISBN : 9781446429532
Genre : Fiction
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'So glittering is the overall parade - and so entertaining the surface - that the trilogy remains excitingly vivid; it amuses, it diverts and it informs, and to do these things so elegantly is no small achievement' Sunday Times 'A fantastically tart and readable account of life in eastern Europe at the start of the war' Sarah Waters The Balkan Trilogy is the story of a marriage and of a war, a vast, teeming, and complex masterpiece in which Olivia Manning brings the uncertainty and adventure of civilian existence under political and military siege to vibrant life. At the heart of the trilogy are newly-weds Guy and Harriet Pringle, who arrive in Bucharest - the so-called Paris of the East - in the autumn of 1939, just weeks after the German invasion of Poland. Guy's lecturing job awaits, alongside friends and the ever-ardent Sophie - but for Harriet, alone and naive, it's a strange new life. Other surprises follow: Romania joins the Axis, and before long German soldiers overrun the capital. The Pringles flee south to Greece, part of a group of refugees made up of White Russians, journalists, con artists, and dignitaries. In Athens, however, the couple will face a new challenge of their own...
Category: Fiction

Eli Manning Revised Edition

Author : Jeff Savage
ISBN : 9780761379744
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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When Eli Manning joined the National Football League (NFL) after being chosen with the first pick in the 2004 draft, many people compared him to his older brother Peyton. After Eli led his New York Giants to victory in the 2007-2008 Super Bowl, people stopped wondering if he was as good as his brother. When Eli was named Super Bowl MVP and the Giants won the big game again in 2011-2012, people began comparing him to football's all-time great quarterbacks. Learn more about Eli's journey to the top of the football world.
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Eli Manning

Author : Mark Stewart
ISBN : 1433919664
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Eli not only had to prove he could win-- he had to win a Super Bowl just like his older brother, Peyton! Learn how Eli stepped out of his brother's shadow and into the spotlight.
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Peyton Manning

Author : Indy-Tech Publishing Editorial
ISBN : 079061314X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recaps the 2004 season of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, the year during which he broke Dan Marino's record for most touchdown passes in a season.
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Peyton Manning

Author : Jameson Anderson
ISBN : 9781629685700
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This title introduces readers to Peyton Manning, the National Football League's Super Bowl-winning quarterback. Manning's life story is examined from his childhood in Louisiana where he was Gatorade Circle of Champions National Player-of-the-Year, to his years at the University of Tennessee, where he was first team All-American and Heisman Trophy runner-up on the way to being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1998 NFL Draft. Manning's years with the Colts are examined, including his Super Bowl victory against the Chicago Bears, as are his years with the Denver Broncos, where he lost in the Super Bowl to the Seattle Seahawks. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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Peyton Manning

Author : Marty Gitlin
ISBN : 9781617149559
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Biography of Indianapolis Colt's star quarterback Peyton Manning.
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Iris Murdoch A Writer At War

Author : Peter J. Conradi
ISBN : 0199830657
Genre : Literary Collections
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These never before published writings comprise Iris Murdoch's passionate wartime correspondence with two early intimates: the poet Frank Thompson, brother of the historian E.P. Thompson, who was killed in 1944, and David Hicks, with whom she had a dramatic affair, engagement, and breakup. It also includes the journal that Murdoch kept as a touring actress during August of 1939. The selection sheds new light on a brilliant young mind ("sharp and polished as a sword" as Frances Wilson describes it), while painting a vivid picture of life during the Second World War.
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Peyton Manning Famous Quarterback

Author : Sarah Tieck
ISBN : 1616139765
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Presents the life and career of the NFL quarterback, from his childhood and family roots in football to his professional football accomplishments and philanthropic endeavors.
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The Great Fortune

Author : Olivia Manning
ISBN : 1906147205
Genre : Man-woman relationships
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Guy and Harriet Pringle marry after a six month courtship. Still getting to know each other they arrive in Bucharest where Guy is employed in the English Department of the University of Bucharest. Over the following years Guy builds an eclectic network of friends and acquaintances. These charismatic contacts include his work colleague Clarence, his boss Lord Inchcape, the eccentric Prince Yakimov and Sophie, a local Romanian beauty. Harriet appears tough, but is also vulnerable and lonely, nuances that Guy often misses as he plunges wholeheartedly into one project after another. Set under the gathering storm that is the Second World War in Romania, this is the first book of The Balkan Trilogy.
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The Spoilt City

Author : Olivia Manning
ISBN : 9781446494578
Genre : Fiction
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It is 1940, and Guy and Harriet Pringle and their friends in the English colony in Bucharest find their position growing ever more precarious. The 'phoney war' is over and invasion by the Germans is an ever-present threat. Harriet finds her new husband's idealism clashing with her own more down-to-earth attitudes, his generosity to all comers frustrating her attempts to survive in a city of shortages. Their easy life among Bucharest's café society is gradually eroded as rumours become reality, and the Germans march in. The Spoilt City is a dramatic and colourful portrait of a city in turmoil - and a sharply perceptive portrait of a young couple struggling to make their marriage work in the face of adversity.
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Friends And Heroes

Author : Olivia Manning
ISBN : 9781446494424
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Harriet Pringle is newly arrived in Athens. Having fled Nazi-occupied Rumania, she anxiously awaits news of her husband Guy, trapped in the spoilt city of Bucharest. When the young couple are reunited, in the sunlight of a capital still at peace, they have little idea of the problems still to come. Greece is invaded by the Italians and work is scarce; hardly the best time for a marriage to flourish. Guy, as ever, is engrossed in his work and the problems of others, and when Harriet is diverted by a handsome young officer, their marriage seems doomed. But when Greece is defeated, and as Europe disintegrates around them, Guy and Harriet are forced to find a new strength in a crumbling world of turmoil.
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