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

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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

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: 917

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

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

Mrs King

Mrs  King

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Penguin, 1998

ISBN: 014025367X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

View: 299

Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Forever My Grandma

Forever My Grandma

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846343496

Category: Grandmothers

Page: 29

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Categories: Grandmothers

Forever My Husband

Forever My Husband

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846343488

Category: Husbands

Page: 29

View: 533

Categories: Husbands

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: 956

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

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: 535

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: 967

Categories: Art américain - 20e siècle - Expositions

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: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub

ISBN: 1555328164

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 68

View: 148

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: Juvenile Nonfiction

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: 765

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

The Conviction of Charlotte Grey

The Conviction of Charlotte Grey

Author: Jeanne Cheyney

Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company

ISBN: 0310471826

Category: Christian fiction

Page: 189

View: 939

Categories: Christian fiction

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: 128

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

Murdered Midas

Murdered Midas

Murdered Midas is the story of the man behind the newspaper headlines, a man both admired and reviled who, despite great wealth and public standing, never experienced justice.

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9781443449366

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 992

A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year In this “engrossing must-read” by “Canada’s most accomplished popular historian” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine), the glittering life and brutal murder of Sir Harry Oakes is newly investigated. Murdered Midas is “superior true-crime writing” (The Globe and Mail). On an island paradise in 1943, Sir Harry Oakes, gold-mining tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest men in the British Empire, is murdered. The news of his death surges across the English-speaking world, from London, the Imperial centre, to the remote Canadian mining town of Kirkland Lake in the Northern Ontario bush. The murder becomes celebrated as the crime of the century. The layers of mystery deepen as the involvement of Count Alfred de Marigny, Oakes’s son-in-law, comes into question. Also suspicious are the odd machinations of the governor of the Bahamas, the former King Edward VIII. But despite a sensational trial, no murderer is convicted. Rumours about Oakes’s missing fortune are unrelenting, and fascination with the story has persisted for decades. Award-winning biographer and popular historian Charlotte Gray explores the life of the man behind the scandal—from his early, hardscrabble days during the massive mineral rush in Northern Ontario, to the fabulous fortune he reaped from his own gold mine, to his grandiose gestures of philanthropy. And Gray brings fresh eyes to the bungled investigation and shocking trial on the remote colonial island, proposing an overlooked suspect in this long cold case. Murdered Midas is the story of the man behind the newspaper headlines, a man both admired and reviled who, despite great wealth and public standing, never experienced justice.
Categories: True Crime

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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Categories:

The Massey Murder

The Massey Murder

Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Non-Fiction Winner of the Toronto Book Award Winner of the CAA Lela Common Award for Canadian History Winner of the Heritage Toronto Book Award A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year Finalist ...

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 1443436429

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 178

A scandalous crime, a sensational trial, a surprise verdict—the true story of Carrie Davies, the maid who shot a Massey In February 1915, a member of one of Canada’s wealthiest families was shot and killed on the front porch of his home in Toronto as he returned from work. Carrie Davies, an eighteen-year-old domestic servant, quickly confessed. But who was the victim here? Charles “Bert” Massey, a scion of a famous family, or the frightened, perhaps mentally unstable Carrie, a penniless British immigrant? When the brilliant lawyer Hartley Dewart, KC, took on Carrie’s case, his grudge against the powerful Masseys would fuel a dramatic trial that pitted the old order against the new, wealth and privilege against virtue and honest hard work. Set against the backdrop of the Great War in Europe and the changing face of a nation, The Massey Murder brings this sensational crime to vivid life for the first time. Multi-award-winning historian and biographer Charlotte Gray has created a captivating narrative, rich in detail and brimming with larger-than-life personalities. As in her previous bestselling book, Gold Diggers—on which the Discovery Channel’s hit television mini-series Klondike was based—she shines a light on a central moment in our past.
Categories: History

Henry Dunant

Henry Dunant

Describes how a young Swiss businessman, accidentally viewing the bloody Battle of Solferino in 1859, was shocked at the lack of care given the wounded and went on to found the International Red Cross.

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub

ISBN: 1555328245

Category: Social Science

Page: 68

View: 726

Describes how a young Swiss businessman, accidentally viewing the bloody Battle of Solferino in 1859, was shocked at the lack of care given the wounded and went on to found the International Red Cross.
Categories: Social Science

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: 928

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

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: 385

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