Noel Coward's celebration of the strength and humour of the British working class in times of crisis struck a resounding impact with viewing audiences when first released, and still does to this day. Chronicling the trials and tribulations of the Gibbons family from the end of World War One, Coward's anthem to British resilience became the most successful film of 1944. This Happy Breed was David Lean's first credit as a solo director and was the first in a succession of worldwide hits for him and his distinctive visual style. Both Robert Newton and Celia Johnson preside over the ups and downs of their family with great humour and patience, ably supported by John Mills and Stanley Holloway. This is a High Definition digital restoration from the original film elements.
Ian Carmichael and Janette Scott star in this sparkling, utterly irresistible romantic comedy – a major project for Roy Boulting, who with twin brother John formed one of post-war Britain's most successful and influential film partnerships. Also featuring comedy greats Terry-Thomas, Joyce Grenfell, Irene Handl and John Le Mesurier, Happy Is the Bride is featured in a brand-new transfer from original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. David proposes to Janet in the middle of a cricket match, a prospect less-than-enthusiastically received by Janet's prosperous father. The thought of his daughter's marriage to a young man of unimpressive means and hazy future is accepted with dubious grace, and the two lovebirds find romance being replaced by a regiment of interfering relatives! Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Promotional Material PDF
In an early lead role, Robert Newton stars in a compelling murder melodrama charting a struggling novelist's desperate bid to start life anew - in a dead man's clothes... Released in 1939, Dead Men Are Dangerous captures the richly talented British stage star at a point of transition, as West End acclaim gave way to burgeoning film success; Newton's pre-War achievements would be consolidated with iconic portrayals of Bill Sikes and Long John Silver in the 1940s and '50s. This rare, London-set thriller is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer from the original film elements. Aylmer Franklyn, an unsuccessful writer saddled with debts, seizes the chance to change his identity after discovering a corpse under a fallen branch. Faking his own death, he swaps his clothes for those of the dead man, and even attends his own inquest. But the events that result make him only too happy to resume his own identity... Special Features: Image Gallery
Airsha was a strong woman. But being pregnant, raising an airling army, keeping her four husbands happy, dealing with a rude and surly teenage girl who is vying for the attentions of one of her husbands, and having her nasty twin brother arrive on the scene to cause more havoc, is just more than any woman should be expected to deal with. But Airsha isn't just any strong woman, she's the Goddess's Chosen One. The one the prophesies said would bring magic to all. So she will raise her army, become a mother, love her husbands, and do whatever is necessary, including manipulating elements in ways never done before, to end the war that is ravaging the known world. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sienna Frances, Fleur Strange. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/009080/bk_tant_009080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you feel that your family is not what it used to be, or what it has the potential to be? Do you worry that the parenting decisions you're making today may be scarring your child for life? Do you sometimes feel you are in a tug of war with the world over who will shape your child's values and beliefs? Dr. Phil has been working with families for over 25 years to help them repair the fissures that have fractured their home lives. In Family First, he provides a proven action plan to help parents determine the strengths and weaknesses of their parenting style. His Seven Tools for Purposeful Parenting cover the most important elements for any parent: parenting for success, for the purpose of raising cooperative, caring, and competent children. Dr. Phil shows parents how to make changes now: how to put a stop to your children's tantrums, talk to them about peer pressure or self-esteem, instill values like integrity, honesty, and respect for other people, and bring order back to your house. If you want your child to have a happy, fulfilled life, you must open your eyes to the crucial role you play in his or her development. Family First offers you and your family hope for a phenomenal home life now, and a productive, fulfilling future for your children. As Dr. Phil says, you are not raising children you are raising adults, and everything you do today impacts what kind of adult your child will become. You are building the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil McGraw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000943/bk_sans_000943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first biography in English of the Japanese artist who was a central figure in the dazzling artistic milieu of 1920s Paris When we think of expatriates in Paris during the early decades of the twentieth century, certain names come to mind: Hemingway, Picasso, Modigliani--and Foujita, the Japanese artist whose distinctive works, bringing elements of Japanese art to Western oil painting, made him a major cultural figure in 1920s Montparnasse. Foujita was the only Japanese artist to be considered part of the 'School of Paris,' which also counted among its members such prominent artists as Picasso and Modigliani. Noteworthy, too, was Foujita's personal style, flamboyant even for those flamboyant times. He was best known for his drawings of female nudes and cats, and for his special white color upon which he could draw a masterful line--one that seemed to outline a woman's whole body in a single unbroken stroke. With the advent of the Second World War, Foujita returned to Japan, where he allied himself with the ruling Japanese mili-tarists and painted canvases in support of the war effort. After Japan's defeat, he was scorned for his devotion to the military cause and returned to France, where he remained until his death in 1968. Acclaimed writer and translator Phyllis Birnbaum not only explores Foujita's fascinating, tumultuous life but also assesses the appeal of his paintings, which, in their mixture of Eastern and Western traditions, are memorable for their vibrancy of form and purity of line. Phyllis Birnbaum is a novelist, biographer, journalist, and translator. Her work has appeared in 'The New Yorker,' 'The Times Literary Supplement,' and other publications. 'Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo: Five Japanese Women' is a collection of her biographical essays. She lives near Boston. When we think of expatriates in Paris during the early decades of the twentieth century, certain names come to mind: Hemingway, Picasso, Modigliani--and Foujita, the Japanese artist whose distinctive works, bringing elements of Japanese art to Western oil painting, made him a major cultural figure in 1920s Montparnasse. Foujita was the only Japanese artist to be considered part of the 'School of Paris,' which also counted among its members such prominent artists as Picasso and Modigliani. Noteworthy, too, was Foujita's personal style, flamboyant even for those flamboyant times. He was best known for his drawings of female nudes and cats, and for his special white color upon which he could draw a masterful line--one that seemed to outline a woman's whole body in a single unbroken stroke. With the advent of the Second World War, Foujita returned to Japan, where he allied himself with the ruling Japanese militarists and painted canvases in support of the war effort. After Japan's defeat, he was scorned for his devotion to the military cause and returned to France, where he remained until his death in 1968. Acclaimed writer and translator Phyllis Birnbaum not only explores Foujita's fascinating, tumultuous life but also assesses the appeal of his paintings, which, in their mixture of Eastern and Western traditions, are memorable for their vibrancy of form and purity of line. 'As an artist who has received relatively scant attention from biographers outside Japan and France, Foujita presents Ms. Birnbaum with an uncommonly rich opportunity. His story is colorful, dramatic, controversial and even mysterious . . . An intriguing book on the basis of its odd story, its resurrection of Foujita's reputation and its exploration of the many contradictions he embodied.'--Janet Maslin, 'The New York Times' 'Engaging . . . Phyllis Birnbaum shows convincingly that Foujita could be a serious artist.'--Ian Buruma, 'The New York Review of Books' '[Foujita is] fortunate that, in this first full-length biography, he has found a chronicler of the caliber of Birnbaum . . . His whole wonderful, terrible, happy and sad saga [is] now perfectly preserved for us.'--Donald Richie, 'The Japan Times' 'Brisk and stylishly written . . . [an] engaging portrait of the artist as cultural chameleon.'--Christopher Benfey, 'The New York Times Book Review' 'Informed by Birnbaum's wry affection for her subject, ['Glory in a Line'] offers 'a complicated kind of
By a happy coincidence, the completion of this text coincided with the 200th anniversary of the discovery of gadolinite, the mineral with which the lanthanide story begins. For a group of elements which occur in only trace amounts biologically, and which have no known metabolic role, the lanthanides have spawned a surprisingly large biochemicalliterature. Se rious interest in the biochemical properties ofthese elements can be traced to concerns about the safety of radioactive lanthanides toward the end of World War 11. As recent events at Chernobyl indicate, this concern re mains topical. However, the literature on lanthanide biochemistry pre dates the atomic era, beginning with sporadic, medically motivated studies in the latter part of the 19th century. Much of the present biochemical activity involving the lanthanides centers around their ability to provide 2 important information on the interactions of Ca + with macromolecules and with eukafyotic cells. With the increasing industrial use of the lan thanides, their toxicological properties will need to be examined more closely. Rare earth pneumonoconiosis has already been identified as a disease produced by industrial exposure to lanthanides. Several of the biochemical properties of the lanthanides are of relevance to modern medicine. Already cerium-based ointments are used to treat burn wounds, while paramagnetic lanthanides find application in nuclear magnetic res onance imaging. This book is an attempt to collate and to present in reasonable detail existing knowledge of lanthanide biochemistry before the literature be comes unmanageable.
Originally published in 1982 to wide acclaim, 'The Good Son' remains Craig Nova's undisputed masterpiece. This classic explored the complicated entanglements of fathers and sons --expressed in the story of nouvue-riche father Pop Mackinnon, who used his wealth to manipulate his son Chip into the 'right' kind of marriage upon the young man's return from World War II. Chip eventually gave up the love of his life and married to secure his future - and what were the consequences of that decision? 'All the Dead Yale Men' answers that question in telling the story of Frank Mackinnon, son of Chip, a prosecutor in Boston with a happy marriage and a daughter set to follow his footsteps into law school. Chip's death throws Frank into his family's legacy, where he must contend with the inheritance of the Mackinnon's beloved land and a bevy of secrets that dates back three generations. And when Frank's daughter Pia falls under the sway of local bad boy Aurlon Miller, his grief over his father's death triggers the family legacy of social standing and manipulation to begin anew, leading Frank to the darkest edges of what a father will do to protect the ones he loves. 'All the Dead Yale Men' examines the end of an era, how privilege and inheritance often crumble in the face of the modern world, a story enriched by the setting and mythology of Boston and its surroundings. The novel not only moves the Mackinnon's story forward but will recast historical elements of the classic novel as well, heralding the arrival of a new American classic.
A haunting story of magic and myth, of one boy caught between worlds, and of the lengths he will travel to save those he loves. 'Dark, magical, and mysterious, Bone Jack captured me and carried me away.' -Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me and Goodbye Stranger Times have been tough for Ash lately, and all he wants is for everything to go back to the way it used to be. Back before drought ruined the land and disease killed off the livestock. Before Ash's father went off to war and returned carrying psychological scars. Before his best friend, Mark, started acting strangely. As Ash trains for his town's annual Stag Chase-a race rooted in violent, ancient lore-he's certain that if he can win and make his father proud, life will return to normal. But the line between reality and illusion is rapidly blurring, and the past has a way of threatening the present. When a run in the mountains brings Ash face-to-face with Bone Jack-a figure that guards the boundary between the living world and the dead-everything changes once more. As dark energies take root and the world as he knows it is upended, it's up to Ash to restore things to their proper order and literally run for his life. Praise for Bone Jack: A 2015 Carnegie Medal nominee A 2015 Branford Boase Award nominee 'Though this might seem like justanother ghost story, there's subtle depth here, too, and teen fans of both horror and literary fiction will findlots to like.' -Booklist 'Crowe is a masterly storyteller whose lyrical prose will enthrall young readers. A page-turning and atmospheric offering for middle graders who crave dark fantasy.' -School Library Journal 'Crowe is particularly effective in evoking the sensory elements of the natural world...eminiscent of David Almond's work in its sensuality and mysticism.' -Horn Book 'British author Crowe crafts a tense, atmospheric tale steeped in folklore, where the setting itself comes alive. It's a quick but memorable read, and a fascinating take on the power of belief and healing.' -Publishers Weekly 'The action scenes around the chase itself are gripping, with lots of high drama and no guaranteed happy outcome. What's even more memorable, however, is the lingering feeling of loss that shapes so many lives in this British import; plenty of real-life monsters like war, depression, and isolation haunt people as much as ghostly hound boys.' -BCCB '[P]owerful and beguiling.' -Telegraph 'A lovely, eerie adventure, balancing the ancient magic with Ash's very real character growth.' -Kirkus Reviews