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Society S Queen

Author : Anne de Courcy
ISBN : 9781780225760
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the author of the critically acclaimed THE VICEROY'S DAUGHTERS, the story of a glittering aristocrat who was also at the heart of political society in the interwar years. At the age of twenty-one, Edith Chaplin married one of the most eligible bachelors of the day, the eldest son of the sixth Marquess of Londonderry. Her husband served in the Ulster cabinet and was Air Minister in the National Government of 1934-5. Edith founded the Women's Legion during the First World War and was also an early campaigner for women's suffrage. She created the renowned Mount Stewart Gardens in County Down that are now owned by the National Trust. All her life, Edith remained at the heart of politics both in Westminster and Ireland. She is perhaps best known for her role as 'society's queen' - a hostess to the rich and famous. Her close circle of friends included Winston Churchill, Lady Astor, Neville Chamberlain and Harold Macmillan who congregated in her salon, known as 'The Ark'. Other members included artists and writers such as John Buchan, Sean O'Casey. Britain's first Labour prime minister, Ramsey MacDonald, became romantically obsessed by her.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Society S Queen

Author : Ina Leon Cassilis
ISBN : 1356894941
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Functions Of The Fantastic Selected Essays From The Thirteenth International Conference On The Fantastic In The Arts

Author : Joseph L. Sanders
ISBN : 9780313368448
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of 23 essays represents the best papers from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Scholars representing diverse perspectives on the fantastic address a variety of works—including those by Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen Donaldson, Ursula Le Guin, Jean Baudrillard, Anatole France, William Blake, and Angela Carter. Subjects addressed range from children's tales and classic literature to paper sculptures and popular television series. Containing provocative applications of scholarly observation to practical life, this volume will be of interest to scholars of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and popular culture, and to others who want to know which topics are currently in vogue in the field.
Category: Literary Criticism

Queen Bees

Author : Siân Evans
ISBN : 9781473618046
Genre : History
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Queen Bees looks at the lives of six remarkable women who made careers out of being society hostesses, including Lady Astor, who went on to become the first female MP, and Mrs Greville, who cultivated relationships with Edward VII, as well as Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan and Lady Colefax. Written with wit, verve and heart, Queen Bees is the story of a form of societal revolution, and the extraordinary women who helped it happen. In the aftermath of the First World War, the previously strict hierarchies of the British class system were weakened. For a number of ambitious, spirited women, this was the chance they needed to slip through the cracks and take their place at the top of society as the great hostesses of the time. In an age when the place of women was uncertain, becoming a hostess was not a chore, but a career choice, and though some of the hostesses' backgrounds were surprisingly humble, their aspirations were anything but. During the inter-war years these extraordinary women ruled over London society from their dining tables and salons - entertaining everyone from the Mosleys to the Mitfords, from millionaires to maharajahs, from film stars to royalty - and their influence can still be felt today.
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The British Ethical Societies

Author : I. D. MacKillop
ISBN : 9780521266727
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A 1986 study of the British ethical societies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dr Mackillop's comprehensive account explores these societies, which became havens of discussion, rallying-points for progressive campaigns and places of secular worship along with the significant events and personalities in the history of the ethical movement.
Category: Literary Criticism

Our Queen

Author : Robert Hardman
ISBN : 9781407088082
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The inside story of a thoroughly modern monarch told by the maker of ITV's upcoming documentary on Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee. This bestselling acclaimed biography of our Queen contains previously unseen material. History has known no monarch like her. She has travelled farther than all her predecessors put together and lived longer than any of them. She has known more historic figures than anyone alive - from Churchill to Mandela, de Gaulle to Obama. Now, the distinguished royal writer Robert Hardman has been granted rare and privileged access to the world of Queen Elizabeth II to produce this enthralling new portrait of one of the most popular public figures on Earth. 'So much has changed around the Queen yet she has remained utterly true to herself,' says Hardman. 'There is this timeless quality about her. The more you talk to Her Majesty's family and to her people, the more you look at her life, the more impressive the scale of her achievement becomes.' Here is the inside story.
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Bibliography Of The Eskimo Language

Author : James Constantine Pilling
ISBN : HARVARD:32044043090653
Genre : Eskimo languages
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List of works in or on the Eskimo dialects of Greenland, North America and Asia (including Aleut) with a chronological index of authors.
Category: Eskimo languages

Gramercy Park

Author : Paula Cohen
ISBN : 9781429972284
Genre : Fiction
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New York City, 1894. To Gramercy Park, bordered by elegant town houses, cloistered behind its high iron fence, comes Mario Alfieri, the world's greatest tenor. Poised for his premier at the Metropolitan Opera, the summit of society, the handsome Alfieri needs a refuge from the clamor of New York's elite . . . and from the eager women who rule it. He finds it, he thinks, at Gramercy Park, in the elegant mansion of the recently deceased Henry Ogden Slade. The house is available . . . but not quite empty. Clara Adler, Slade's former ward, lives there still, friendless and alone. Who is this bewitching orphan? Why did Slade take her into his home, only to leave her penniless at his death? And what tragedies and terrors have left Clara little more than a pale and frightened ghost, haunting the deserted mansion? Mystified, then enchanted, Alfieri is soon involved in an intrigue that spans two decades and pits him against a vicious enemy who swears to destroy both him and the woman he loves . . . and whose weapon is a scandal that has already come close to killing Clara Adler.
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Out Of My League

Author : Judith Kay
ISBN : 9781469101064
Genre : Fiction
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Out of My League is a compelling story of letting go of the past in order to grow into the future. At its center is a couple, two worlds apart, who find themselves facing decisions that challenge their independence, their commitments, and their way of life. Neither knew that a single trip to the library packed the potential to change them both forever. Consumed by ambition, J.P. Ralston has control over everything in his reach. A successful law practice, any woman he desires, and total social freedom. A sudden turn of events has J.P. scrambling for parental rights as he is forced to come to terms with remnants of past mistakes. In the midst of the chaos, one woman threatens to strip the jurisdiction hes come to know as his own life. Samira Cartwright is a young widow, raising her daughters, completely content in the world shes created for herself. Safe from relationships and social agendas, Samiras days are immersed in family affairs and managing the business of the Maple Street Library. One visitor awakens her spirit in ways shed banished from memory. Samira suddenly finds herself longing for companionship and dreaming of the man who dared to make her whole again. Out of My League is so real readers will find their own lives etched in the pages. Love never makes a wrong choice. Yet surrendering what has always been to seek what might yet be is the challenge of a lifetime.
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