Tropic Of Ruislip

Tropic Of Ruislip


  • Release: 2011-02-15
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781446439388
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TROPIC OF RUISLIP is a sage for life on a modern executive housing estate, seething with the fears, snobbereis, frustrations and lusts of well-heeled young couples trundling uneasily towards middle age.

Making Sense of Suburbia through Popular Culture

Making Sense of Suburbia through Popular Culture


  • Release: 2013-06-20
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9781780932590
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We all know what suburbia is, indeed the majority of us live in it. Yet, despite this ubituity, with no formal definition of the contept, the suburbs have developed in our collective imagination through representations in popular culture, from Terry and June to Desparate Housewives. Rupa Huq examines how suburbia has been depicted in novels, cinema, popular music and on television, charting changing trends both in the suburbs and popular media consumption and production. She looks at the differences in defining suburbia in the US and UK and how characteristics associated with it have shifted in meaning and form.

All the Tiny Moments Blazing

All the Tiny Moments Blazing


  • Release: 2020-10-07
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 480 page
  • ISBN: 9781789143089
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The London suburbs have, for more than two hundred and fifty years, fired the creative literary imagination: whether this is Samuel Johnson hiding away in bucolic preindustrial Streatham, Italo Svevo cheering on Charlton Athletic Football Club down at The Valley, or Angela Carter hymning the joyful “wrongness” of living south-of-the-river in Brixton. From Richmond to Rainham, Cockfosters to Croydon, this sweeping literary tour of the thirty-two London Boroughs describes how writers, from the seventeenth century on, have responded to and fictionally reimagined London’s suburbs. It introduces us to the great suburban novels, such as Hanif Kureishi’s Bromley-set The Buddha of Suburbia, Lawrence Durrell’s The Black Book, and Zadie Smith’s NW. It also reveals the lesser-known short stories, diaries, poems, local guides, travelogues, memoirs, and biographies, which together show how these communities have long been closely observed, keenly remembered, and brilliantly imagined.

Lost Elysium

Lost Elysium


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 185 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015061430313
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"Lost Elysium? quotes extensively from contemporary sources, and is illustrated in colour with images from the beginnings of Metro-land's development and new photographs of Middlesex today. In addition, following in the footsteps of Nikolaus Pevsner, Richard Piper has trodden the streets and footpaths of six Metro-land 'villages' - Wembley, Harrow, Pinner, Eastcote, Ruislip and Ickenham - recording what he saw there and giving his impressions and opinions. Piper's conclusions give insight into the long-term results of urban and suburban planning policy. There are many lessons to be learned here, as pressure to provide housing increases especially in the south-east of England."--BOOK JACKET.

Enser   s Filmed Books and Plays

Enser s Filmed Books and Plays


  • Release: 2018-04-27
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 1216 page
  • ISBN: 9781351769839
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This title was first published in 2003. The sixth edition of this compendium of film and television adaptations of books and plays includes several thousand new listings that cover the period from 1992 to December 2001. There are 8000 main entries, covering 70 years of film history, including some foreign language material.

That Old Gang Of Mine

That Old Gang Of Mine


  • Release: 2011-03-31
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: 9781446472125
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At four-thirty one January afternoon a bus returning to Miami and Fort Lauderdale containing tourists who have been visiting a Seminole Indian Reservation is held up at gunpoint by five hooded gangsters. The combined ages of the 5 robbers total 320 years... Leslie Thomas’s latest novel is the hilarious account of the adventures of a group of elderly gangsters in Florida – the Ocean Drive Delinquent Society, known as the ODDS for short. The members include Ari the Greek – he of the legendary nose; K-K-K-Katy, the aging dancing girl who can still manage a high kick; and Molly Mandy, whose metal detector uncovers the gang’s arms cache – and it’s the one and only bullet. Along with Sidewalk Joe, Lou the Barbender, and one or two more, they form a daring band who have little to lose, and their audacious – and frequently unsuccessful – enterprises soon have Captain Salvatore of the local police baffled. Salvatore calls in an elderly private eye, George Zaharran, to help him out, but instead of simplifying the mystery, Zaharran’s presence serves only to multiply it. That Old Gang of Mine is both a riotous adventure and an affectionate evocation of the geriatric gang’s bond with the beautiful girl and two younger men who lead it. It is wholly delightful book form the pen of one of England’s funniest storytellers.

Sexual State

Sexual State


  • Release: 2012-04-12
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9780748649457
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This is the first scholarly study of Scotland's sexual coming-of-age in the post-war period, charting its political growth from a deeply moralistic policy framework towards a less judgmental, global and scientific context.

The Complete Dangerous Davies

The Complete Dangerous Davies


  • Release: 2011-03-31
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 720 page
  • ISBN: 9781446472163
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As plain-clothes men go, Dangerous Davies looks like a non-starter. The small fry of petty larceny and minor disturbances in the backwaters of north-west London are his daily round. His philosophising Welsh drinking companion Mod, his outsized and unruly dog Kitty, his quarrels with his landlady Mrs Fulljames - none of these bodes well for the efficient solving of crimes and outwitting of villainy. But Davies is encouraged by his beautiful friend Jemma, and every so often he stumbles upon something really big. Gathered together for the first time in one volume, here are Leslie Thomas's three books about the most endearing comic hero he has ever created.

Enser s Filmed Books and Plays

Enser s Filmed Books and Plays


  • Release: 1993
  • Publisher: A A Balkema
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 970 page
  • ISBN: 1857420268
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**** Previous editions of this comprehensive compendium of motion picture and television adaptations of books and plays are cited in Sheehy and Walford. Covering more than 60 years, and with far wider coverage of US, Canadian, Australian, and foreign language material, there are some 6,000 listings in this current edition, incorporating live-action and animated films made since the advent of sound, television movies and mini-series, and the acclaimed television serials produced by the BBC and other British television networks. For students, scholars, and buffs. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR