Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray

These harrowing scenes are presented with the passion and narrative force that readers will recall from Birdsong. Charlotte Gray will attract even more readers to Faulks's remarkable fiction.

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780804152600

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Faulks's first novel since the extraordinary success of Birdsong is written with the same passion, power and breadth of vision. Set in England and France during the darkest days of World War II, Charlotte Gray, like Birdsong, depicts a complex love affair that is both shaped and thwarted by war. It is 1942. London is blacked out, but France is under a greater darkness, as the occupying Nazi forces encroach ever closer in a tense waiting game. Charlotte Gray, a volatile but determined young woman, travels south from Edinburgh. Working in London, she has a brief but intense love affair with an RAF pilot. When his plane is lost over France, she contrives to go there herself to work in the Resistance and to search for him--but then is unwilling to leave as she finds that the struggle for the country's fate is intimately linked to her own battle to take control of her life. Faulks's novel is an examination of lost paradises, politics without belief, the limits of memory, the redemptive power of art and the existence of hope beyond reason. It is also a brilliant evocation of life in Occupied France and, more significantly, a revelation of the appalling price many Frenchmen paid to survive in unoccupied, so-called Free France. As the men, women and children of Charlotte's small town prepare to meet their terrible destiny, the truth of what took place in wartime France is finally exposed. When private lives and public events fatally collide, the roots of the characters' lives are torn up and exposed. These harrowing scenes are presented with the passion and narrative force that readers will recall from Birdsong. Charlotte Gray will attract even more readers to Faulks's remarkable fiction.
Categories: Fiction

Reluctant Genius

Reluctant Genius

This is an essential portrait of an American giant whose innovations revolutionized the modern world.

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781628721409

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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The popular image of Alexander Graham Bell is that of an elderly American patriarch, memorable only for his paunch, his Santa Claus beard, and the invention of the telephone. In this magisterial reassessment based on thorough new research, acclaimed biographer Charlotte Gray reveals Bell’s wide-ranging passion for invention and delves into the private life that supported his genius. The child of a speech therapist and a deaf mother, and possessed of superbly acute hearing, Bell developed an early interest in sound. His understanding of how sound waves might relate to electrical waves enabled him to invent the “talking telegraph” be- fore his rivals, even as he undertook a tempestuous courtship of the woman who would become his wife and mainstay. In an intensely competitive age, Bell seemed to shun fame and fortune. Yet many of his innovations—electric heating, using light to transmit sound, electronic mail, composting toilets, the artificial lung—were far ahead of their time. His pioneering ideas about sound, flight, genetics, and even the engineering of complex structures such as stadium roofs still resonate today. This is an essential portrait of an American giant whose innovations revolutionized the modern world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mrs King

Mrs  King

Mrs. King is the superbly told story of a woman lost in the shadows of Canadian history.

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 0143168355

Category: Mothers of prime ministers

Page: 472

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Mrs. King is the superbly told story of a woman lost in the shadows of Canadian history. Daughter of William Lyon Mackenzie and mother of Canada's longest-serving prime minister, Isabel Mackenzie King was intimately involved in the changing political and social landscape of Canada. Yet we have known very little about her. In this meticulously researched and beautifully crafted biography, award-winning writer Charlotte Gray pulls Isabel Grace Mackenzie King into the light while painting a highly absorbing portrait of our Canadian past.
Categories: Mothers of prime ministers

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

A biography of the nun who founded the Missionary Sisters and Brothers of Charity, gained wide recognition for her work with the destitute and dying in Calcutta and elsewhere, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

Author: Susan Ullstein

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub

ISBN: 0836803930

Category: Religion

Page: 68

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A biography of the nun who founded the Missionary Sisters and Brothers of Charity, gained wide recognition for her work with the destitute and dying in Calcutta and elsewhere, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
Categories: Religion

Nellie McClung

Nellie McClung

Acclaimed writer Charlotte Gray, who has forged a distinguished career exploring the lives of such notable women as Susanna Moodie and Pauline Johnson, is the perfect writer to reinterpret McClung.

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Penguin Books Canada

ISBN: 0143054554

Category: Feminists

Page: 204

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Feminist, politician, and social activist, Nellie McClung altered Canada's political landscape, leaving a legacy that has long survived her. She had a wicked wit, and her convictions and campaigns helped shape the Canada we live in today. Acclaimed writer Charlotte Gray, who has forged a distinguished career exploring the lives of such notable women as Susanna Moodie and Pauline Johnson, is the perfect writer to reinterpret McClung.
Categories: Feminists

Autobiography of a London Detective

Autobiography of a London Detective

Just fancy often joined us for an hour or two , a detective police - officer ,
hardened , and more than once listened with apcynicized by the wear and tear of
five parent interest Miss Charlotte Gray and - twenty years ' experience in the
especially ...

Author: William Russell

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064914664

Category:

Page: 187

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Forever My Husband

Forever My Husband

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846343488

Category: Husbands

Page: 29

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Categories: Husbands

Gold Diggers

Gold Diggers

Gold Diggers follows six stampeders—Bill Haskell, a farm boy who hungered for striking gold; Father Judge, a Jesuit priest who aimed to save souls and lives; Belinda Mulrooney, a twenty–four–year–old who became the richest ...

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582438528

Category: History

Page: 432

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Between 1896 and 1899, thousands of people lured by gold braved a grueling journey into the remote wilderness of North America. Within two years, Dawson City, in the Canadian Yukon, grew from a mining camp of four hundred to a raucous town of over thirty thousand people. The stampede to the Klondike was the last great gold rush in history. Scurvy, dysentery, frostbite, and starvation stalked all who dared to be in Dawson. And yet the possibilities attracted people from all walks of life—not only prospectors but also newspapermen, bankers, prostitutes, priests, and lawmen. Gold Diggers follows six stampeders—Bill Haskell, a farm boy who hungered for striking gold; Father Judge, a Jesuit priest who aimed to save souls and lives; Belinda Mulrooney, a twenty–four–year–old who became the richest businesswoman in town; Flora Shaw, a journalist who transformed the town's governance; Sam Steele, the officer who finally established order in the lawless town; and most famously Jack London, who left without gold, but with the stories that would make him a legend. Drawing on letters, memoirs, newspaper articles, and stories, Charlotte Gray delivers an enthralling tale of the gold madness that swept through a continent and changed a landscape and its people forever.
Categories: History

Branson Farrar s North Carolina Business Directory

Branson   Farrar s North Carolina Business Directory

Granger , T. A. , proprietor Granger'shotel , Goldsboro . Griswold , Mrs. , joint
proprietor Griswold hotel , Goldsboro . Graham , H. , tailor , corner Church and
Hay streets , Fayetteville . Gleason & Wintfield , grocers , Charlotte . Gray , J. W. &
Co.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000117939698

Category: Businessmen

Page:

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Categories: Businessmen

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks

This guide will deal with his themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will be accompanied with likely exam questions, and contexts and comparisons - as well as providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent ...

Author: Jonathan Noakes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448138975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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In Vintage Living Texts teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Sebastian Faulks. This guide will deal with his themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will be accompanied with likely exam questions, and contexts and comparisons - as well as providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Barbara Cartland Romances

Barbara Cartland Romances

Buck Rogers, an American astronaut who awakens from suspended animation to find himself in the twenty-fifth century, joins forces with Colonel Wilma Deering and the members of the Galactic Peace Patrol to preserve order in the universe

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Music Sales Corporation

ISBN: 0825632218

Category: Art

Page:

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Buck Rogers, an American astronaut who awakens from suspended animation to find himself in the twenty-fifth century, joins forces with Colonel Wilma Deering and the members of the Galactic Peace Patrol to preserve order in the universe
Categories: Art

Canada

Canada

"In Canada: A Portrait in Letters, renowned biographer and popular historian Charlotte Gray weaves together more than two hundred letters written by Canadians, both famous and ordinary.

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117989298

Category: Canada

Page: 536

View: 746

"In Canada: A Portrait in Letters, renowned biographer and popular historian Charlotte Gray weaves together more than two hundred letters written by Canadians, both famous and ordinary. These priceless documents are accompanied by a visual narrative of one hundred illustrations, including maps, sketches, and photographs. Adding her own notes and commentary, Gray creates a captivating portrait of a country, rich in diversity and hope, once a backwater of the British Empire, that has matured to take its place among the world's cultural and economic leaders."--Pub. desc.
Categories: Canada

History of the Northwest Coast 1543 1800

History of the Northwest Coast  1543 1800

To Queen Charlotte , Gray gave the name of Washington , apparently not aware
that any other navigator had discovered its separation from the mainland . “ Had
we not met with the misfortune of running ashore in the storm our discoveries ...

Author: Hubert Howe Bancroft

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044042380261

Category: Northwest Coast of North America

Page:

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Categories: Northwest Coast of North America

History of the Northwest Coast

History of the Northwest Coast

4 To Queen Charlotte , Gray gave the name of Washington , apparently not
aware that any other navigator had discovered its separation from the mainland .
“ Had we not met with the misfortune of running ashore in the storm our
discoveries ...

Author: Hubert Howe Bancroft

Publisher: San Francisco : A. L. Bancroft

ISBN: UCSC:32106018475142

Category: Northwest Coast of North America

Page:

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Categories: Northwest Coast of North America

Canada a Portrait in Letters 1800 2000

Canada  a Portrait in Letters  1800 2000

This is history in the making, in the fragile moment before it is rendered into an official version, its heroes and villains into two-dimensional puppets.

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 9780385658751

Category: Canada

Page: 544

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In this rich and diverse collection of two centuries of letters, renowned biographer Charlotte Gray gives us the inside story on how we came to be who we are. As the expression of one person’s thoughts, ideas, and emotions, a letter offers a unique and privileged look at a moment in history. Whether written to a close friend or an entire nation, a letter speaks volumes about the writer and his or her time. This is history in the making, in the fragile moment before it is rendered into an official version, its heroes and villains into two-dimensional puppets. In their letters, those who have been actors in Canada’s defining junctures, along with those who have lived through and been affected by them, offer us familiar historical moments from exciting new perspectives and in frank, intimate, and often unexpected words. Readers will see themselves in this book -- whether the connection is through a letter they might have written themselves, or a letter dating from their mother’s childhoods. And letters penned in the first decades of the nineteenth century, though written in unfamiliar words, will touch the reader with the immediacy and timelessness of the emotions they express -- loneliness, excitement, determination, and pride. In Canada: A Portrait in Letters, renowned biographer and popular historian Charlotte Gray weaves together more than two hundred letters written by Canadians, both famous and ordinary. These priceless documents are accompanied by a visual narrative of one hundred illustrations, including maps, sketches, and photographs. Adding her own notes and commentary, Gray creates a captivating portrait of a country, rich in diversity and hope, once a backwater of the British Empire, that has matured to take its place among the world’s cultural and economic leaders. Letters from: Norman Bethune • Sir Robert Borden • Emily Carr • Sir Winston Churchill • Robertson Davies • John Diefenbaker • Glenn Gould • Grey Owl • W.L. Mackenzie King • Pierre Laporte • Margaret Laurence • Sir Wilfrid Laurier • Sir John A. MacDonald • Marshall McLuhan • L.M. Montgomery • Susanna Moodie • Farley Mowat • Emily Murphy • Lester B. Pearson • Louis Riel • Tom Thomson • Catharine Parr Traill From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Canada

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register

6 mos ; wife of Hon. Ebe- nexer Everett, of Brunswick. Everett, Mrs. Charlotte Gray
, at Boston, July 2, a. 58, wife of Hon. Edward Everett. She was dau. of Hon. Peter
Char- don Brooks, of whom a memoir, by Mr. Everett, will be found in vol. viii. p.

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025408167

Category: New England

Page:

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Beginning in 1924, Proceedings are incorporated into the Apr. no.
Categories: New England

The Greatest Blessing of Life

The Greatest Blessing of Life

Charlotte Gray pinched poor Catherine ' s arm black and blue . Mr . Gray wanted
very much to tell the young orator who was there , and between both , Catherine
was covered with blushes ; but she succeeded in keeping Gray still , and the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:RSMCXG

Category:

Page: 167

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All for Her

All for Her

Among them were the names of Miss Charlotte Gray , Miss Gray , Miss Ruth Gray
, Miss Olive Gray , Mr. Beekman , Mr. Southgate , and Mr. Brand of New York .
Paul's ticket had been for Saratoga , but he diverted his course and brought up at
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435018041897

Category:

Page: 429

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