Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray

and exchanged a brief greeting, Charlotte felt an impulse to declare herself,
admit the game was up and ask him to take ... nor was Dominique in the least
affected by the lesions and unresolved knots of Charlotte Gray's childhood: she
had her ...

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780804152600

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 758

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

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

View: 620

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

Je T Aime Moi Non Plus

Je T Aime    Moi Non Plus

Directed in 2001 by Gillian Armstrong and starring Cate Blanchett and Billy
Crudup, Charlotte Gray could hardly be more different. The high-profile
international movie was a coproduction between the U.K., Australia and Germany
; its crew ...

Author: Lucy Mazdon

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845458553

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 176

A series of limiting definitions have tended to delineate the Franco-British cinematic relationship. As this collection of essays reveals, there is much more to it than simple oppositions between British critical esteem for the films of France and French dismissal of 'le cinéma British', or the success of Ken Loach et al. at the French box office and the relative dearth of French movies on British screens. In fact, there has long been a rich and productive dialogue between these two cultures in which both their clear differences and their shared concerns have played a vital role. This book provides an overview of the history of these relations from the early days of sound cinema to the present day. The chapters, written by leading experts in the history of French, British and European cinema, provide insights into relations between French and British cinematic cultures at the level of production, exhibition and distribution, reception, representation and personnel. The book features a diverse range of studies, including: the exhibition of French cinema in Britain in the 1930s, contemporary 'extreme' French cinema, stars such as Annabella, David Niven and Jane Birkin and the French Resistance on British screens.
Categories: Performing Arts

Contemporary British Novelists

Contemporary British Novelists

Since Birdsong Faulks has published Charlotte Gray (1998) and On Green
Dolphin Street (2001). In Charlotte Gray he is (perhaps too clearly) trying to use a
narrative set in the Second World War to investigate the same kind of relationship
 ...

Author: Nick Rennison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134604708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 402

Featuring a broad range of contemporary British novelists from Iain Banks to Jeanette Winterson, Louis de Bernieres to Irvine Welsh and Salman Rushdie, this book offers an excellent introductory guide to the contemporary literary scene. Each entry includes concise biographical information on each of the key novelists and analysis of their major works and themes. Fully cross-referenced and containing extensive guides to further reading, Fifty Contemporary British Novelists is the ideal guide to modern British fiction for both the student and the contemporary fiction buff alike.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

View: 800

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

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

View: 647

Categories:

Branson s North Carolina Business Directory

Branson s North Carolina Business Directory

L. K. Glasgow. High school, Huntersville, Rev. W. W. Orr (stock company). High
school, Hopewell, Prof. J. \V. Sample. Macon School, Charlotte, Capt. W. A.
Barrier. Sharon Academy, Charlotte, A. G. Kirk- patrick. The Gray School,
Huntersville, ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101067695237

Category: Businessmen

Page:

View: 175

Categories: Businessmen

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

View: 773

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

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:

View: 712

Categories: Businessmen

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

View: 812

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

Literatures of Memory

Literatures of Memory

CHAPTER I Postmodernism and the death of the past Throughout Charlotte Gray
( 1998 ) , Sebastian Faulks ' s historical novel about the Second World War , the
protagonist Charlotte Gray , who was born near the end of the First World War ...

Author: Peter Middleton

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071905950X

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 498

Not only do drama and poetry about the past and historical novels reveal a shared understanding of pivotal moments, historical figures, and every life of earlier times, say Middleton (English, U. of Southampton) and Woods (English, U. of Wales-Aberystwyth), they also outline more general beliefs about the past and its relation to the present. It is.
Categories: History

Autobiography of an English detective by Waters

Autobiography of an English detective  by  Waters

Her father , the Reverend Mr . Gray , and two sisters were waiting for her at the
landing - place . ... and more than once listened with apparent interest - Miss
Charlotte Gray especially — to my youthful adventures as a detective in the bud .

Author: William Russell (miscellaneous writer.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600067531

Category:

Page:

View: 297

Categories:

Women Directors and Their Films

Women Directors and Their Films

In Charlotte Gray (2001), Armstrong directed a film from Sebastian ... Kate
Blanchett plays Charlotte Gray, a Scotswoman
whogoestoLondontoworkasamedicandfallsmadlyinlovewithRAFpilotPeter
Gregory, who is shot down and rumored to be ...

Author: Mary G. Hurd

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275985784

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

View: 468

Provides biographical information and critical analysis of the lives and works of the most important female directors of American and international film.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Old Records of the Town of Fitchburgh Massachusetts

The Old Records of the Town of Fitchburgh  Massachusetts

Eunice Downe first Daughter of Sam ! ! Downe & Eunice his wife born at
Fitchburg August 19th 1776 Joseph Fox Town Clerk Charlotte Gray first daughter
of Timothy Gray and Abigarl his wife born at Fitchburg May 14th 1798 Joseph Fox
Town ...

Author: Fitchburg (Mass.)

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002163287T

Category: Fitchburg (Mass.)

Page:

View: 955

Categories: Fitchburg (Mass.)

The Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg Massachusetts Feb 9 1789 Apr 18 1796 Town meetings selectmen s and miscellaneous records also vital statistics from ms v 1 and 2 1899

The Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg  Massachusetts  Feb  9  1789 Apr  18  1796  Town meetings  selectmen s and miscellaneous records     also  vital statistics  from ms  v  1 and 2  1899

Downe & Eunice his wife born at Fitchburg August 19th 1776 Joseph Fox Town
Clerk Charlotte Gray first daughter of Timothy Gray and Abigarl his wife born at
Fitchburg May 14th 1798 Joseph Fox Town Clerk Reco 11 Octr 1799 — and ...

Author: Fitchburg, Mass

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B542225

Category: Fitchburg (Mass.)

Page:

View: 824

Categories: Fitchburg (Mass.)

The Museum Called Canada

The Museum Called Canada

This majestic collection brings together high art and popular culture, science and nature, rare objects and whimsical ephemera.

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 9780679312208

Category: Canada

Page: 705

View: 137

Hold our history in your hands, with a spectacular virtual museum that is at once a sweeping exploration of Canadian history and culture, an indispensable reference guide and a remarkable treasury of information. Welcome to a museum so vast and full of wonder that it could only be called Canada. Each ofThe Museum Called Canada’s 25 rooms houses carefully chosen exhibits that illuminate a significant historical theme. This majestic collection brings together high art and popular culture, science and nature, rare objects and whimsical ephemera. Here you will see the empty eye sockets of Tyrannosaurus Rex and be able to examine intricate and ethereal wood-carved angels built for Quebec’s Rideau Chapel. Exhibits span the breadth of our nation, from the Yuquot Whaler’s Shrine of Vancouver Island’s Nootka to an anti-Confederation poster from the controversially soon-to-be-province Newfoundland. Your guide to the collection is historian and author Charlotte Gray. For each room in the museum, Gray has written a short essay that delves into the world of a particularly evocative artifact and its importance in the context of the room’s theme and time period. The Museum Called Canada— with its expansive vision, its surprising juxtapositions, its visual feasts and intellectual explorations — is a beautiful and inspiring place that you will want to visit again and again.
Categories: Canada

History of the Northwest Coast

History of the Northwest Coast

... island , and penetrated the maze of islands and channels beyond as far as 55°
43 ' 4 To Queen Charlotte , Gray gave the name of Washington , apparently not
aware that any other navigator had discovered its separation from the mainland .

Author: Hubert Howe Bancroft

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105048888098

Category: Northwest Coast of North America

Page:

View: 771

Categories: Northwest Coast of North America

The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft

The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft

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: MSU:31293500241694

Category: British Columbia

Page:

View: 121

Categories: British Columbia

War and Virtual War

War and Virtual War

The worlds created by films like The English Patient ( 1996 ) , Enigma ( 2001 )
and Charlotte Gray ( 2002 ) reflect society ' s changed understanding of war .
These stories are based on a different grammar of heroism to that which
structured ...

Author: Jones Irwin

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042019336

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 736

If the practice of war is as old as human history, so too is the need to reflect upon war, to understand its meaning and implications. The Pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus asserted in 600BC that War (polemos) is justice, thus inaugurating a long philosophical tradition of consideration of the morality of war. In recent times, the increased specialisation of academic disciplines has led a to a fragmentation of the thematic of war within the academy - the topic of war is as likely to be addressed by sociologists, cultural theorists, psychologists and even computer scientists as it is by historians, philosophers or political scientists. This diversity of disciplinary approaches to war is undoubtedly fruitful in itself but can lead to an isolation of respective disciplinary analyses of war from each other. In July 2002, at Mansfield College, Oxford, an inter-disciplinary conference on war (entitled 'War and Virtual War') was held so as to redress some of this disciplinary isolationism and to forge an integrative dialogue on war, in all its facets. The papers in this volume were nominated by delegates as the most paradigmatic of the ethos of the original project and the most successful in achieving its aims of inter-disciplinarity and critical dialogue.
Categories: History