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

Gold Diggers

Gold Diggers

Drawing on letters, memoirs, and newspaper articles, tells the story of the Klondike Gold Rush through the lives of six people, including writer Jack London, businesswoman Belinda Mulrooney, British journalist Flora Shaw, and miner William ...

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 9781582436111

Category: History

Page: 413

View: 755

Drawing on letters, memoirs, and newspaper articles, tells the story of the Klondike Gold Rush through the lives of six people, including writer Jack London, businesswoman Belinda Mulrooney, British journalist Flora Shaw, and miner William Haskell.
Categories: History

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: 394

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

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

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

Stories from Ethiopia

Stories from Ethiopia

Gray has a keen eye and a deep sympathy for her subject. This richly imagined collection is a tour de force.

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: ARC Light Books

ISBN: 1939353319

Category:

Page: 320

View: 793

In Stories from Ethiopia, Charlotte Schiander Gray deftly presents the trials and the delights of life in Ethiopia. The sharp aroma of roasting coffee, the cascades of bougainvillea, the press of the streets, the cool of a compound, the buzz of flies, and the incense of Coptic churches are all here in a series of swiftly sketched vignettes, old and new. In fourteen tales, each revealing a new facet of a glorious story and a proud people, we catch a sweep glimpse of Abyssinian history and see encounters with outsiders, real and imagined: Early Portuguese explorers casting out for the rumored land of Prester John. The British expeditionary force that came to free the shackled prisoners of the mad King Tewodros. The acquisitive Italians, angling for a colonial prize in the splendor of the court of Menelik and his consort. Then the fading, doomed pageantry of Haile Selassie's proud resistance to Mussolini. On a more intimate scale, we edge up to the present, with stories of yearning: an injured beggar befriends a wealthy aid worker through the window of her fancy European car; the longing of the lover whose sweetheart left him for America and a marriage of convenience. Gray has a keen eye and a deep sympathy for her subject. This richly imagined collection is a tour de force.
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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

Thank You

Thank You

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 184634350X

Category: Gratitude

Page: 29

View: 402

Categories: Gratitude

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846343518

Category: Birthdays

Page: 29

View: 464

Edition bilingue anglais-français. Leurs premiers pas en anglais. Their first steps in French : Oops et Ohlala préparent l'anniversaire de Tom. Avec des phrases simples en anglais. Version audio en ligne sur Internet
Categories: Birthdays

Forever My Grandma

Forever My Grandma

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846343496

Category: Grandmothers

Page: 29

View: 820

Categories: Grandmothers

Forever My Wife

Forever My Wife

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 184634347X

Category: Wives

Page: 32

View: 953

Categories: Wives

Forever Your Baby Boy

Forever Your Baby Boy

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846343526

Category: Infant boys

Page:

View: 600

Categories: Infant boys

Forever My Husband

Forever My Husband

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846343488

Category: Husbands

Page: 29

View: 690

Categories: Husbands

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: 803

"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

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: 736

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

House Guests

House Guests

Author: Jennifer Anne Rieger

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047905677

Category: Art américain - 20e siècle - Expositions

Page: 115

View: 869

Categories: Art américain - 20e siècle - Expositions