The Black Ascot

The Black Ascot

The Yard is already demanding his resignation, and Rutledge realizes that the only way to save his career, much less his honor, is to find Barrington. Against all odds, he must bring the Black Ascot killer to justice.

Author: Charles Todd

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062678775

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series. An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible—but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horse race meet honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade. Now it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving the Yard a last chance to retrieve its reputation and see justice done. Rutledge is put in charge of a quiet search under cover of a routine review of a cold case. Meticulously retracing the original inquiry, Rutledge begins to know Alan Barrington well, delving into relationships and secrets that hadn’t surfaced in 1910. But is he too close to finding his man? His sanity is suddenly brought into question by a shocking turn of events. His sister Frances, Melinda Crawford, and Dr. Fleming stand by him, but there is no greater shame than shell shock. Questioning himself, he realizes that he cannot look back. The only way to save his career—much less his sanity—is to find Alan Barrington and bring him to justice. But is this elusive murderer still in England?
Categories: Fiction

Hats

Hats

He redesigned the scene for the movie, drawing on the black Ascot of 1911. The scene with over four hundred black and white costumes was, as Deborah Landis says, 'one of the biggest design challenges of the production' and became a ...

Author: Clair Hughes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857851581

Category: Design

Page: 288

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Although a hat may be designed for the purpose of practicality or aesthetics, it is part of a complex interplay of wider cultural meanings. Throughout history hats have played a significant role in expressing and revealing notions of class, gender, authority, fashion and etiquette. By examining the consumption and production of hats from the 18th century to the present day, this book explores their significance as markers of social and cultural change. Taking a thematic approach, Clair Hughes charts how headgear during the modern era has been shaped by status, gender and necessity. Using case studies such as the bowler hat, which has moved up and down classes and professions, Hughes reveals that although a hat might seem bound to its status and context, it is as susceptible to subversion and reinvention as the society which creates it. From the transition of pilots' helmets from practical headgear to fashion items, to the Slouch hat and the baseball cap, hats have responded to cultural or political movements, often becoming conscious displays of identity and social allegiance. Drawing from material and historical research as well as depictions in art, literature and film, Hughes provides a fascinating insight into hats as a visible performance of social values and culture.
Categories: Design

The Album

The Album

THE WELL DRESSEL WOMAN M Y sister - in law insisted upon writing me a letter from the full skirt had a tlounce from the knees of the black Ascot , describing to me the various joys in which I muslin and yellow lace , while her hat had a ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951T00254985D

Category: Great Britain

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The Strange Case of Edward Gorey

The Strange Case of Edward Gorey

At the first Ascot racing season after the popular monarch's death, society appeared dressed from head to foot in black. Men wore black silk top hats with morning or frock coats, black waistcoats, black ties, while in their black-gloved ...

Author: Alexander Theroux

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606993842

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Drawing from a multitude of reference and his own personal relationship to Gorey, literary heavyweight Alexander Theroux has accomplished an amazing feat of illuminating the real Edward Gorey with ambiguity, wit, fervor and reverence, combined with honest and clear-eyed appraisals of his work. No Gorey fan can be without it. Black-and-white illustrations and photographs throughout.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Margot at War

Margot at War

Later it became known as 'the Black Ascot'– everywhere there were long black dresses trimmed with black fringes; black lace parasols cast a sombre shadow on the faces beneath; the hats, wider than ever, were lavishly surmounted by black ...

Author: Anne de Courcy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297869849

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a glittering social and intellectual salon. Yet her last four years at Number 10 were a period of intense emotional and political turmoil in her private and public life. In 1912, when Anne de Courcy's book opens, rumblings of discontent and cries for social reform were encroaching on all sides - from suffragettes, striking workers and Irish nationalists. Against this background of a government beset with troubles, the Prime Minister fell desperately in love with his daughter's best friend, Venetia Stanley; to complicate matters, so did his Private Secretary. Margot's relationship with her husband was already bedevilled by her stepdaughter's jealous, almost incestuous adoration of her father. The outbreak of the First World War only heightened these swirling tensions within Downing Street. Drawing on unpublished material from personal papers and diaries, Anne de Courcy vividly recreates this extraordinary time when the Prime Minister's residence was run like an English country house, with socialising taking precedence over politics, love letters written in the cabinet room and gossip and state secrets exchanged over the bridge table. By 1916, when Asquith was forced out of office, everything had changed. For the country as a whole, for those in power, for a whole stratum of society, but especially for the Asquiths and their circle, it was the end of an era. Life inside Downing Street would never be the same again.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Classic Ten

The Classic Ten

The True Story of the Little Black Dress and Nine Other Fashion Favorites Nancy MacDonell Smith. Sargent's career. ... But it wasn't until the Black Ascot of 1910 that mourning openly attained the heights of fashion.

Author: Nancy MacDonell Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101098783

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Nancy MacDonell Smith explores the origins, meaning, and remarkable staying power of the ten staples of feminine fashion: * the little black dress * the white shirt * the cashmere sweater * blue jeans * the suit * high heels * pearls * lipstick * sneakers * the trench coat Tracing the evolution of each item from inception to icon status, she reveals the history and social significance of each, from the black dress's associations with danger and death to the status implications of the classic white shirt. Incorporating sources from history, literature, magazines, and cinema, as well as her own witty anecdotes, Smith has created an engaging, informative guide to modern style.
Categories: Social Science

Baily s Magazine of Sports Pastimes

Baily s Magazine of Sports   Pastimes

The Australian not Ascot afford for slaking that mare had won à public trial , it is thirst ! What a sampling of brands true , in the Vase , but she only beat may ... The the best of it , and his win stamped i black Ascot , ” feared by ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B2994320

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Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

... being the black Ascot it proved . The day was one made to order ; everybody was there , and people could see and be seen without being incommoded by the multitude that Hocked there on the Thursday . The show of beauty was even above ...

Author: Tresham Gilbey

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ISBN: OXFORD:555043933

Category: Recreation

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Categories: Recreation

Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

... the black Ascot it proved . The day was one made to order ; everybody was there , and people could see and be seen without being incommoded by the multitude that Aocked there on the Thursday . The show of beauty was even above the ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433066620711

Category: Sports

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Hats

Hats

Such a style was worn by nearly everyone in the Enclosure at Ascot when public mourning was imposed for the death of King Edward VII . The occasion was known as the Black Ascot , and the hats worn , like this one , were nearly all of ...

Author: Hilda Amphlett

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486427463

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 237

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This book presents an illustrated view of 2,000 years of head coverings. Over 800 drawings by the author--adapted from rare paintings, sculptures, and illustrations--accurately depict headgear in various aspects, including gender, class, and nationality. Crowns, wigs, tiaras, and helmets appear among the varied forms of headdresses, which include conical leather caps worn by the Danes in 70 B.C.; metal Viking helmets with horns; feathered Flemish berets (1410); petite straw hats, adorned with a rosette and ribbons (187); handsome English top hats (1957); as well as ecclesiastical regalia, traditional and ethnic styles, and hats and head adornments from far beyond the European shores. Organized chronologically by century, the fetching drawings appear alongside an interpretive text that documents the development of styles, their changes with the passage of time, and the influences that both created and altered them. This reference for designers, art students, and costume historians is also for anyone who appreciates the age-old allure of a fine hat.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles