A Positively Final Appearance

A Positively Final Appearance

A continuation of the author's diary covers his rejuvenation after cataract surgery, observations on the death of Princess Diana and the election of Tony Blair as prime minister, and reflections on English country life

Author: Alec Guinness

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UVA:X004073149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 245

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A continuation of the author's diary covers his rejuvenation after cataract surgery, observations on the death of Princess Diana and the election of Tony Blair as prime minister, and reflections on English country life
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Waiting for the Last Bus

Waiting for the Last Bus

This is the spirit of Alec Guinness's memoir, A Positively Final Appearance. The
famous film star even complains about the length of movies nowadays: What
good stories were told in the cinema in those days, swiftly, directly and without ...

Author: Richard Holloway

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781786890238

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us? Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. In The Last Bus, he presents a positive, meditative and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn from death: facing up to the limitations of our bodies as they falter, reflecting on our failings, and forgiving ourselves and others. But in a modern world increasingly wary of acknowledging mortality, The Last Bus is also a stirring plea to reacquaint ourselves with death. Facing and welcoming death gives us the chance to think about not only the meaning of our own life, but of life itself; and can mean the difference between ordinary sorrow and unbearable regret at the end. Radical, joyful and moving, The Last Bus is an invitation to reconsider life's greatest mystery by one of the most important and beloved religious leaders of our time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Murray s Magazine

Murray s Magazine

positively final last appearances . ” No , Mrs. German Reed retired as quietly and
modestly as she had always lived , taking with her not only the good wishes , but
the love and affection of all those who had been fortunate enough to be ...

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The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

FEW can doubt that the eponymous Epilogue to His Last Bow was originally
meant to be the final appearance of Sherlock ... plays, thereby giving another
example of the 'positively last appearance' common among members of his
profession.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191500787

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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In The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes we read the last twelve stories Conan Doyle was to write about Holmes and Watson. They reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written, and he can be seen to take advantage of new, more open conventions in fiction. Suicide as a murder weapon and homosexual incest are some of the psychological tragedies whose consequences are unravelled by the mind of Holmes before the eyes of Watson. That said, the collection also includes some of the best turns of wit in the series, and indeed in the whole of English literature. The editor of this volume, W.W. Robson, is Emeritus David Masson, Professor of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and the author of Modern English Literature. The general editor of the Oxford Sherlock Holmes, Owen Dudley Edwards, is Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh and author of The Quest for Sherlock Holmes. A Biographical Study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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John Gielgud Matinee Idol to Movie Star

John Gielgud  Matinee Idol to Movie Star

Alec Guinness, A Positively Final Appearance, Hamish Hamilton, 1999. Tyrone
Guthrie, A Life in the Theatre, Hamish Hamilton, 1960. Arthur Marshall, Life's Rich
Pageant, Hamish Hamilton, 1984. Anna Massey, Telling Some Tales, ...

Author: Jonathan Croall

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408131077

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

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In his lifetime Gielgud was acclaimed as the finest classical actor of the twentieth century and Jonathan Croall's biography from 2000 was instantly recognised by critics as a masterful achievement, one that was 'unlikely to be surpassed' (Sunday Telegraph). Since that time however a considerable amount of new material has come to light and the passing of time has allowed a new candour. John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star sees this peerless biographer return to his subject to offer the definitive life of Gielgud. For this new biography Croall's exhaustive research has included over a hundred new interviews with key people from his life and career, several hundred letters from Gielgud that have never been published, scores of letters written to him and archived versions of his film and television work. As Gielgud worked increasingly in this medium during the last third of his life much greater attention is given to this than in the earlier work. Fresh light is thrown on his professional relationships with figures such as Laurence Olivier and Edith Evans, and on turbulent episodes of his private life. The overall result is a a much more rounded, candid and richly textured portrait of this celebrated and complex actor.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The G K Chesterton Collection 50 Books

The G  K  Chesterton Collection  50 Books

No doubt this final phrase has been used about each of the great Victorians one
after another from Matthew Arnold and Browning to Swinburne and Meredith. No
doubt the public has grown a little tired of the positively last appearance of the ...

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

ISBN: 9781783792085

Category: Literary Criticism

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THE G. K. CHESTERTON COLLECTION [50 BOOKS] G. K. CHESTERTON — 50 Books in One: 22 Non-Fiction, 11 Fiction, 8 Biographies, 4 Poetry, 1 Play, 3 Critiques, 1 Introduction — Over 2.3 Million Words in one E-Book — Includes an Introduction to Gilbert Keith Chesterton — Includes an Active Index to all books and 50 Table of Contents for each book — Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) was an English writer. He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox". Whenever possible, Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, and allegories—first carefully turning them inside out. Chesterton is well known for his reasoned apologetics and even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both progressivism and conservatism, saying, "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify such a position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius". INCLUDED BOOKS: GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON —NON-FICTION— HERETICS ORTHODOXY WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE WORLD WHAT I SAW IN AMERICA THE NEW JERUSALEM IRISH IMPRESSIONS A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLAND EUGENICS AND OTHER EVILS THE SUPERSTITION OF DIVORCE THE APPETITE OF TYRANNY THE CRIMES OF ENGLAND THE BLATCHFORD CONTROVERSIES THE VICTORIAN AGE IN LITERATURE A MISCELLANY OF MEN ALARMS AND DISCURSIONS ALL THINGS CONSIDERED THE DEFENDANT TREMENDOUS TRIFLES UTOPIA OF USURERS AND OTHER ESSAYS THE USES OF DIVERSITY ESSAYS BY CHESTERTON A CHESTERTON CALENDAR —FICTION— THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN THE WISDOM OF FATHER BROWN THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILL THE FLYING INN MANALIVE THE BALL AND THE CROSS THE CLUB OF QUEER TRADES THE TREES OF PRIDE OTHER STORIES —BIOGRAPHY— VARIED TYPES CHARLES DICKENS APPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ROBERT BROWNING WILLIAM BLAKE G.F. WATTS BIOGRAPHIES BY CHESTERTON —POETRY— THE BALLAD OF THE WHITE HORSE THE BALLAD OF SAINT BARBARA THE WILD KNIGHT AND OTHER POEMS GREYBEARDS AT PLAY —PLAYS— MAGIC —CRITIQUES— GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON by Cecil Chesterton GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON by Patrick Braybrooke OTHER G. K. CHESTERTON CRITIQUES PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING
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The Positively Last Performance

The Positively Last Performance

Sheepsgate had an excellent tailor of mourning clothes, and Mama believed a
lady's appearance was more important than anything. Was it? Lately Florence
had started to wonder. The men who carted away the furniture to the Auction
House ...

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780192733160

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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The performances at The Royal Theatre are extraordinary. You'd have to see them to believe them! But that's the problem. Nobody can see them. Except Gracie, that is. Newly arrived in her favourite seaside town and its beautiful old theatre, Gracie's quickly making friends. There's Mikey the Mod who wears a parka and drives a scooter, Miss Melluish whose skirt is missing, and Frank Stuart, the maker of mechanical elephants. But the old theatre is under threat. Will Gracie and her friends be able to save their home, or is the curtain set to fall on their very last performance? 'Everybody should read Geraldine McCaughrean' Philip Reeve
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Little Pedlington and the Pedlingtonians

Little Pedlington and the Pedlingtonians

being positively his very last appearance here , as he is compelled to leave Little
Pedlington this evening , having received orders irom HIS EXCELLENCY THE
NEAPOLITAN AMBASSADOR to return immediately to his post in LE CAPELLO ...

Author: John Poole

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021810582

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Page: 310

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The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt

The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt

But that farewell address, that positively final appearance as a sometime theorist
is severely subverted by such terms of entombment, such verbal harassment.
And if such concern for the state and fate of discourse about music in my concern
 ...

Author: Milton Babbitt

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400841226

Category: Music

Page: 544

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Like his compositions, Milton Babbitt's writings about music have exerted an extraordinary influence on postwar music and thinking about music. In essays and public addresses spanning fifty years, Babbitt has grappled profoundly with central questions in the composition and apprehension of music. These writings range from personal memoirs and critical reviews to closely reasoned metatheoretical speculations and technical exegesis. In the history of music theory, there has been only a small handful of figures who have produced work of comparable stature. Taken as a whole, Babbitt's writings are not only an invaluable testimony to his thinking--a priceless primary source for the intellectual and cultural history of the second half of the twentieth century--but also a remarkable achievement in their own right. Prior to this collection, Babbitt's writings were scattered through a wide variety of journals, books, and magazines--many hard to find and some unavailable--and often contained typographical errors and editorial corruptions of various kinds. This volume of almost fifty pieces gathers, corrects, and annotates virtually everything of significance that Babbitt has written. The result is complete, authoritative, and fully accessible--the definitive source of Babbitt's influential ideas.
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Jo s Boys

Jo s Boys

POSITIVELY LAST APPEARANCE 'Upon my word, I feel as if I lived in a powder-
magazine, and don't know which barrel will explode next, and send me flying,'
said Mrs Jo to herself next day, as she trudged up to Parnassus to suggest to her
 ...

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 9781681951409

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 197

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The Third Book in the Little Women Series by Louisa May Alcott "Better lose your life than your soul..." — Louisa May Alcott, Jo's Boys Jo's Boys is one of a series of books by Louisa May Alcott. Jo's Boys is a continuation of Little Men. It takes place ten years after Little Men. Jo's Boys is about the Plumfield boys and where their life has gone and the people around them. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Murder With Peacocks

Murder With Peacocks

... Dad gathered an impressive new bouquet to replace the one Mother had
destroyed on Jake's head, the revised wedding went forward. I made my
absolutely, positively final appearance as a maid of honor. After the ceremony,
the sheriff and ...

Author: Donna Andrews

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429901276

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Three Weddings...And a Murder So far Meg Langslow's summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she's maid of honor at the nuptials of three loved ones--each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the lawn. Only help from the town's drop-dead gorgeous hunk, disappointingly rumored to be gay, keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors. And, in whirl of summer parties and picnics, Southern hospitality is strained to the limit by an offensive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests' closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she's found dead in suspicious circumstances, followed by a string of accidents--some fatal. Soon, level-headed Meg's to-do list extends from flower arrangements and bridal registries to catching a killer--before the next catered event is her own funeral...
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New Catholic World

New Catholic World

suddenly for a positively last appearance , and played the mischief with
Canadian tempers and Canadian spring costumes . The whirl and rush of
pleasure still went on . The snow lay thick and the days were clear and sunshiny ;
parties and ...

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Catholic World

Catholic World

suddenly for a positively last appearance , and played the mischief with
Canadian tempers and Canadian spring costumes . The whirl and rush of
pleasure still went on . The snow lay thick and the days were clear and sunshiny ;
parties and ...

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Jo s Boys and How They Turned Out

Jo s Boys and How They Turned Out

CHAPTER XXII POSITIVELY LAST APPEARANCE ** TT T" PON my word, I feel
as if I lived in a powder-magazine, and don't know which barrel will explode next,
and send me flying," said Mrs. Jo to herself next day, as she trudged up to ...

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781616402464

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

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Taking place ten years after Little Men, Jo's Boys and How They Turned Out, by Louisa May Alcott, is the third and final book in the Little Women trilogy. Originally published in 1886, two years before Ms. Alcott's death, Jo's Boys follows the lives of the young men readers came to love and cherish in its prequel. In it, we learn the fates of Jo's sons Rob and Teddy, along with the other boys at Plumfield Estate School. Written in classic Alcott style, we see how the boys struggle to overcome their many flaws, in the end learning life's lessons the hard way. Just as the March girls did, each boy must learn to deal with death, love, heartbreak, and the consequences of their actions. Readers will feel pain and joy along side each young man as he completes his life journey and fulfills his dreams in this classic conclusion to one of America's most beloved series. LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (1832-1888), one of the most well-known American novelists of the 19th century, was born on November 29, 1832 to transcendentalist educator Amos Bronson Alcott and his wife, Abigail May Alcott. She was the second of four sisters (like Jo, her literary corollary), and grew up in a family that encouraged and sympathized with her abolitionist and feminist leanings. As a child she received instruction from noted literary figures such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, all family friends. In addition to the Little Women series, which included four novels, she wrote 28 other works, three under the pen name A.M Barnard. Though Alcott had chronic health problems in her later years, most likely attributed to an autoimmune disease, she continued to write until her death at 55 in 1888.
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Too Many Notes Mr Mozart

Too Many Notes  Mr Mozart

8. Positively. Last. Appearance. It is odd that you sometimes know when
something that concerns you is happening behind your back. Being by nature
arational person, andno enthusiastic seeker after supernatural explanations, I
canonly think ...

Author: Bernard Bastable

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447239444

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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The Mr Mozart of Bernard Bastable’s Dead, Mr Mozart was a German child prodigy who stayed on in England after his visit of 1764, cursing the luck that made him a despised hack in a foreign country, instead of being cherished and honoured in his native Austria. Then he found himself involved, willy-nilly, in the sordid business of George IV’s divorce from Queen Caroline. Now, in 1830, with Wolfgang Gottlieb (he prefers the German form of his name) Mozart still remarkably spry for his age, it seems things are looking up: he is asked to give piano lessons to the young Princess Victoria. He is less sure of his good fortune, however, when the princess, during her first lesson, makes a most unusual demand of him. And things go from bad to dangerous when she becomes Heir Apparent to the throne, and seems destined to be the victim of a tug-of-love between the new King, William IV, and her unwise mother, the Duchess of Kent. When the King’s brood of illegitimate children, the FitzClarences, join in the situation rapidly gets alarming overtones, and when one of the guests at a Windsor Castle reception finds that drinking out of other people’s glasses can have fatal consequences, Mr Mozart has to face up to the fact that someone may have designs on his rather delightful new pupil.
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In Search Of a Character

In Search Of a Character

At last the ship—a small, 5,000-ton oil-driven cargo ship, one of the newest of the
Elder Dempsters, with neat bright little ... A last look at England in Mersey mist,
but then the positively last appearance doesn't come off: we anchor in the Mersey
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Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409020264

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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To Graham Greene, 'Africa will always be the Africa of the Victorian atlas, the blank unexplored continent the shape of the human heart.' IN SEARCH OF A CHARACTER contains two African notebooks: Congo Journal, which records Graham Greene's travels in 1959, and his stay at the Yonda leper colony in the jungle which inspired the story for A Burnt-Out Case. Convoy to West Africa describes Greene's voyage in a cargo boat during the Second World War, from Liverpool to Freetown, Sierra Leone, the setting for THE HEART OF THE MATTER.
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The Musical World

The Musical World

And positively Last Appearance in London this Season , FOR THE BENEFIT OF
MONDAY , AUGUST 6 , 1860 . MADAME JULLIEN , UNPRECEDENTED
ATTRACTIONS FOR THIS EVENING , On which occasion the Proprietors of the
Royal ...

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Works

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VINCENT CRUMMLES , AND POSITIVELY HIS LAST APPEARANCE ON THIS
STAGE . It was with a very sad and heavy heart , oppressed by many painful
ideas , that Nicholas retraced his steps eastward and betook himself to the
counting ...

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175007404547

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Works of Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby

Works of Charles Dickens  Nicholas Nickleby

VINCENT CRUMMLEB , AND POSITIVELY HIS LAST APPEARANCE ON THIS
STAGE . It was with a very sad and heavy heart , oppressed by many painful
ideas , that Nicholas retraced his steps eastward and betook himself to the
counting ...

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015091650658

Category: England

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Categories: England