Ethel & Ernest

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407093320

Category: Art

Page: 104

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A marvellous, life-enhancing book for all ages, now a major animated film starring Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn and Luke Treadaway Utterly original, deeply moving and very funny, Ethel & Ernest tells the story of Raymond Briggs' parents' marriage, lady's maid Ethel and milkman Ernest, from their first chance encounter in 1928, through the birth of their son Raymond in 1934, to their deaths, within months of each other, in 1971. Told in Brigg`s unique strip-cartoon format, Ethel and Ernest live through the defining moments of the twentieth century: the darkness of the Great Depression, the build up to World War II, the trials of the war years, the euphoria of VE Day and the emergence of a generation from post war austerity to the cultural enlightenment of the 1960s. Ethel & Ernest is a heartfelt and affectionate tribute to an ordinary couple and an extraordinary generation.
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Ethel & Ernest

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0224046624

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 103

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Utterly Original, Deeply Moving And Very Funny, Ethel & Ernest Is The Story Of Raymond Bribb`S Parents' Marriage, From Their First Chance Encounter To Their Deaths Told In Brigg`S Unique Strip-Cartoon Format. Nothing Is Invented, Nothing Embroidered-This Is The Reality Of Two Decent, Ordinary Lives Of Two Peoplewho, As Briggs Tells The Story, Become Representative Of Us All. The Book Is Also Social History; We See The Dark Days Of The Second World War, The Birth Of The Welfare State, The Advent Of Television And All The Changes Which Were So Exhilarating And Bewildering For Ethel And Ernest. A Marvellous, Life-Enhancing Book For All Ages.
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When the Wind Blows

Author: N.A

Publisher: Samuel French

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama in English, 1945- - Texts

Page: 46

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Notes From the Sofa

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783521708

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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From Raymond Briggs, the beloved and bestselling author of The Snowman, comes his first book in a decade, now in an updated edition with new columns and illustrations. Notes from the Sofa is a beautifully illustrated compilation of reflections on life and what it means to get older. Raymond dips into his past to remind us of scrumping apples, National Service, party lines on telephones, the torment of cinema organs and the endless obsession with laxatives, alongside his take on the absurdities of the modern world. This collection gives us warm and memorable sketches of Raymond’s life now and reminds us why he is one of our best-loved storytellers.
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The Tin-Pot Foreign General And the Old Iron Woman

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141351381

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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BANG! BANG! BANG! went the guns of the Tin-Pot Foreign General BANG! BANG! BANG! went the guns of the Old Iron Woman Raymond Briggs's visceral take on the Falklands War is uncompromising in its dark and moving satire of the build-up and aftermath of the conflict. This controversial book's infamous stars - General Leopoldo Galtieri and Margaret Thatcher - are depicted as robotic caricatures with a pointless blood lust. Now available as an eBook for the first time.
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His Second Wife

Author: Ernest Poole

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635229720

Category: Fiction

Page: 129

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His Second Wife was written in the year 1918 by Ernest Poole. This book is one of the most popular novels of Ernest Poole, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
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The Snowman

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 072327259X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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The Snowman audio ebook is based on the much-loved and iconic children's book, The Snowman, written by Raymond Briggs. This enchanting ebook tells the story of a small boy's magical friendship with a snowman one winter's night and is illustrated with beautiful images from the original Snowman film. On Christmas Eve 2012, the Snowman's 30th anniversary, the much-anticipated sequel, The Snowman and the Snowdog, was broadcast on Channel Four. Watched by 11 million people, it is set to become a family festive favourite for many years to come.
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The Bear

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241377234

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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One night a great big, white polar comes to stay with Tilly. The bear's got black hooked claws and huge yellow teeth; but his white furry coat is warm and soft and Tilly decides he's the cuddliest thing in the whole world. Tilly soon finds out that a big bear can cause big problems - he takes a LOT of looking after! But when she describes the bear's latest antics to her parents they think he's a figment of her imagination - but is he? From the creator of The Snowman, Father Christmas and Fungus the Bogeyman - now a live theatre show!
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On Golden Pond

Author: Ernest Thompson

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822208488

Category: Drama

Page: 83

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THE STORY: This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory--but still as tart
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The Snowman and the Snowdog

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385387369

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2016

A new Christmas classic based on Raymond Briggs’s holiday favorite The Snowman. In this holiday picture book, a companion to Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman, a little boy builds a snow puppy next to his snowman—in hopes of getting a real puppy for Christmas. That night the Snowman comes to life and takes the boy and the Snowdog on an adventure to the world of Snow People. But the best is yet to come on Christmas morning, when a real, live puppy is waiting under the tree. Based on the original classic by Raymond Briggs, which has sold over 8.5 million copies and is available in fifteen languages, the story and illustrations are by the creators of the animated special by the same name.
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Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author: Robert F. Kennedy

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393341539

Category: History

Page: 192

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"A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the most dangerous moment in human history."—Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes each of the participants during the sometimes hour-to-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In a new foreword, the distinguished historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., discusses the book's enduring importance and the significance of new information about the crisis that has come to light, especially from the Soviet Union.
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Bloodline

Five Stories

Author: Ernest J. Gaines

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307830365

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In these five stories, Ernest Gaines returns to the cane fields, sharecroppers' shacks, and decaying plantation houses of Louisiana, the terrain of his great novels A Gathering of Old Men and A Lesson Before Dying. As rendered by Gaines, this country becomes as familiar, and as haunted by cruelty, suffering, and courage, as Ralph Ellison's Harlem or Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County. Gaines introduces us to this world through the eyes of guileless children and wizened jailbirds, black tenants and white planters. He shows his characters eking out a living and making love, breaking apart aand coming together. And on every page he captures the soul of black community whose circumstances make even the slightest assertion of self-respect an act of majestic—and sometimes suicidal—heroism. Bloodline is a miracle of storytelling. STORIES INCLUDE: A Long Day in November The Sky Is Gray Three Men Bloodline Just Like a Tree
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Ug

Boy Genius of the Stone Age and His Search for Soft Trousers

Author: N.A

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375916113

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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To the dismay of his parents and friends, a prehistoric boy continually thinks of making things softer, warmer, and nicer, rather than being content in a world of stone.
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Flying elbows

Author: Ernest Lockridge

Publisher: Scarborough House

ISBN: 9780812818123

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

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Father Christmas

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780241351536

Category:

Page: 32

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"BLOOMING CHRISTMAS, HERE AGAIN!" Raymond Briggs's hilarious comic strip picture book has amused generations of children, telling the story of grumpy Father Christmas making his rounds on the busiest night of the year. Now reissued in a small gift edition, perfect for slipping into a Christmas stocking . . .
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Ethel Merman

The Biggest Star on Broadway

Author: Geoffrey Mark

Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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The star of 15 Broadway musicals and more than a dozen motion pictures, singer and actress Ethel Merman was one of America's most riveting performers. This biography offers detailed coverage of Merman's personal life--including her brief marriage to Ernest Borgnine--and the salient points of her career. The volume is illustrated with b&w publicity
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Under a Cruel Star

A Life in Prague 1941-1968

Author: Heda Kovály

Publisher: Granta Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781847084767

Category: Antisemitism

Page: 192

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The daughter of prosperous Jews, Heda Kovály found her world turned upside down with the German annexation of Czechoslovakia. Deported to Lodz Ghetto in 1941 and then to Auschwitz, where her parents were murdered, in 1944, Kovaly made a miraculous escape from a column of prisoners being marched to Bergen-Belsen in early 1945. On reuniting with her husband in Prague after the war, things started to look more hopeful. Rudolf Margolius became a deputy minister of foreign trade. But in 1952 he and 13 other government officials were tried and 11 of those hanged in one of the era's most notorious show trials. Heda Kovály and her four year old son were hounded by the state and shunned by society. In this powerful and moving memoir, Kovály describes her imprisonment by the Nazis during WWII and her persecution by the Communists in the 1950s -- a classic account of life under totalitarianism.
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