Charlotte Gray

These harrowing scenes are presented with the passion and narrative force that readers will recall from Birdsong. Charlotte Gray will attract even more readers to Faulks's remarkable fiction.

Charlotte Gray

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804152608

Page: 416

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Faulks's first novel since the extraordinary success of Birdsong is written with the same passion, power and breadth of vision. Set in England and France during the darkest days of World War II, Charlotte Gray, like Birdsong, depicts a complex love affair that is both shaped and thwarted by war. It is 1942. London is blacked out, but France is under a greater darkness, as the occupying Nazi forces encroach ever closer in a tense waiting game. Charlotte Gray, a volatile but determined young woman, travels south from Edinburgh. Working in London, she has a brief but intense love affair with an RAF pilot. When his plane is lost over France, she contrives to go there herself to work in the Resistance and to search for him--but then is unwilling to leave as she finds that the struggle for the country's fate is intimately linked to her own battle to take control of her life. Faulks's novel is an examination of lost paradises, politics without belief, the limits of memory, the redemptive power of art and the existence of hope beyond reason. It is also a brilliant evocation of life in Occupied France and, more significantly, a revelation of the appalling price many Frenchmen paid to survive in unoccupied, so-called Free France. As the men, women and children of Charlotte's small town prepare to meet their terrible destiny, the truth of what took place in wartime France is finally exposed. When private lives and public events fatally collide, the roots of the characters' lives are torn up and exposed. These harrowing scenes are presented with the passion and narrative force that readers will recall from Birdsong. Charlotte Gray will attract even more readers to Faulks's remarkable fiction.

Gold Diggers

Charlotte Gray, one of our best writers of non-fiction, tells the story of the Gold Rush through the intimate lives of six extraordinary people: the saintly priest Father Judge; the feisty entrepreneur Belinda Mulrooney; the struggling ...

Gold Diggers

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Phyllis Bruce Books

ISBN: 9780006385233

Page: 413

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No event in our history is more legendary than the Yukon Gold Rush of 1896. On August 16, when rich gold deposits were discovered in Bonanza Creek, 100,000 prospectors set off for the newly created Dawson City in search of instant wealth. Hungry miners hoped for the one big strike; others, for prosperity in this instant boom town; some, for the adventure of a lifetime. Charlotte Gray, one of our best writers of non-fiction, tells the story of the Gold Rush through the intimate lives of six extraordinary people: the saintly priest Father Judge; the feisty entrepreneur Belinda Mulrooney; the struggling writer Jack London; the imperious British journalist Flora Shaw; the legendary Sam Steele of the Mounties; and the prospector William Haskell. Brilliantly interweaving their stories, Gray creates a fascinating panorama of a frontier town where desperados, saloon keepers, gamblers, dance hall girls, churchmen and law-makers were thrown together in a volatile time. Beautifully illustrated with period photographs and documents of the Gold Rush, Gold Diggers is a colourful and entertaining journey into a world gone mad for gold.

Sebastian Faulks

This guide will deal with his themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will be accompanied with likely exam questions, and contexts and comparisons - as well as providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent ...

Sebastian Faulks

Author: Jonathan Noakes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448138973

Page: 208

View: 921

In Vintage Living Texts teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Sebastian Faulks. This guide will deal with his themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will be accompanied with likely exam questions, and contexts and comparisons - as well as providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels.

She Landed By Moonlight

On the night of the 22 September 1943 Pearl Witherington, a twenty-nine-year-old British secretary and agent of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), was parachuted from a Halifax bomber into Occupied France.

She Landed By Moonlight

Author: Carole Seymour-Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444724630

Page: 432

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On the night of the 22 September 1943 Pearl Witherington, a twenty-nine-year-old British secretary and agent of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), was parachuted from a Halifax bomber into Occupied France. Like Sebastian Faulks' heroine, Charlotte Gray, Pearl had a dual mission: to fight for her beloved, broken France and to find her lost love. Pearl's lover was a Parisian parfumier turned soldier, Henri Cornioley, who had been taken prisoner while serving in the French Logistics Corps and subsequently escaped from his German POW camp. Agent Pearl Witherington's wartime record is unique and heroic. As the only woman agent in the history of SOEs in France to have run a network, she became a fearless and legendary guerrilla leader organising, arming and training 3,800 Resistance fighters. Probably the greatest female organiser of armed maquisards in France, the woman whom her young troops called 'Ma Mère', Pearl lit the fires of Resistance in Central France so that Churchill's famous order to 'set Europe ablaze', which had brought SOE into being, finally came to pass. Pearl's story takes us from her harsh, impoverished childhood in Paris, to the lonely forests and farmhouses of the Loir-et-Cher where she would become a true 'warrior queen'. Shortly before Pearl's death in 2008, the Queen presented her with a CBE in Paris. While male agents and Special Force Jedburghs received the DSO or Military Cross, an ungrateful country had forgotten Pearl. She had been offered a civilian decoration in 1945 which she refused, saying 'There was nothing civil about what I did.' But what pleased her most was to receive her Parachute Wings, for which she had waited over 60 years. Two RAF officers travelled to her old people's home and she was finally able to pin the coveted wings on her lapel. Pearl died in February 2008 aged 93.

Nellie McClung

Acclaimed writer Charlotte Gray, who has forged a distinguished career exploring the lives of such notable women as Susanna Moodie and Pauline Johnson, is the perfect writer to reinterpret McClung.

Nellie McClung

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Penguin Books Canada

ISBN: 9780143054559

Page: 204

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Feminist, politician, and social activist, Nellie McClung altered Canada's political landscape, leaving a legacy that has long survived her. She had a wicked wit, and her convictions and campaigns helped shape the Canada we live in today. Acclaimed writer Charlotte Gray, who has forged a distinguished career exploring the lives of such notable women as Susanna Moodie and Pauline Johnson, is the perfect writer to reinterpret McClung.

The Promise of Canada

Opening doors into our past, present, and future with this masterful work, Charlotte Gray makes Canada’s history come alive and challenges us to envision the country we want to live in.

The Promise of Canada

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476784698

Page: 400

View: 761

What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? An award-winning writer casts her eye over our nation’s history, highlighting some of our most important stories. From the acclaimed historian Charlotte Gray comes a richly rewarding book about what it means to be Canadian. Readers already know Gray as an award-winning biographer, a writer who has brilliantly captured significant individuals and dramatic moments in our history. Now, in The Promise of Canada, she weaves together masterful portraits of nine influential Canadians, creating a unique history of our country. What do these people—from George-Étienne Cartier and Emily Carr to Tommy Douglas, Margaret Atwood, and Elijah Harper—have in common? Each, according to Charlotte Gray, has left an indelible mark on Canada. Deliberately avoiding a top-down approach to history, Gray has chosen Canadians—some well-known, others less so—whose ideas, she argues, have become part of our collective conversation about who we are as a people. She also highlights many other Canadians from all walks of life who have added to the ongoing debate, showing how our country has reinvented itself in every generation since Confederation, while at the same time holding to certain central beliefs. Beautifully illustrated with evocative black-and-white historical images and colorful artistic visions, and written in an engaging style, The Promise of Canada is a fresh, thoughtful, and inspiring view of our historical journey. Opening doors into our past, present, and future with this masterful work, Charlotte Gray makes Canada’s history come alive and challenges us to envision the country we want to live in.

Murdered Midas

Murdered Midas is the story of the man behind the newspaper headlines, a man both admired and reviled who, despite great wealth and public standing, never experienced justice.

Murdered Midas

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443449369

Page: 352

View: 550

A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year In this “engrossing must-read” by “Canada’s most accomplished popular historian” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine), the glittering life and brutal murder of Sir Harry Oakes is newly investigated. Murdered Midas is “superior true-crime writing” (The Globe and Mail). On an island paradise in 1943, Sir Harry Oakes, gold-mining tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest men in the British Empire, is murdered. The news of his death surges across the English-speaking world, from London, the Imperial centre, to the remote Canadian mining town of Kirkland Lake in the Northern Ontario bush. The murder becomes celebrated as the crime of the century. The layers of mystery deepen as the involvement of Count Alfred de Marigny, Oakes’s son-in-law, comes into question. Also suspicious are the odd machinations of the governor of the Bahamas, the former King Edward VIII. But despite a sensational trial, no murderer is convicted. Rumours about Oakes’s missing fortune are unrelenting, and fascination with the story has persisted for decades. Award-winning biographer and popular historian Charlotte Gray explores the life of the man behind the scandal—from his early, hardscrabble days during the massive mineral rush in Northern Ontario, to the fabulous fortune he reaped from his own gold mine, to his grandiose gestures of philanthropy. And Gray brings fresh eyes to the bungled investigation and shocking trial on the remote colonial island, proposing an overlooked suspect in this long cold case. Murdered Midas is the story of the man behind the newspaper headlines, a man both admired and reviled who, despite great wealth and public standing, never experienced justice.

Film Review

The Oscar - nominated Australian actress has worked nearly non - stop for the
past year - plus , filming The Gift , The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the
Ring , The Two Towers and The Return of the King , Bandits , Charlotte Gray ,
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Reader s Choice

Using specific examples , trace the progress of the trip or journey in the essay ,
and identify the primary method of organization Gray has used . Why do you think
Gray might have selected this pattern ? MAKING CONNECTIONS 1 . Charlotte ...

Reader s Choice

Author: Kim Flachmann

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130418746

Page: 558

View: 490

Designed for Developmental Writing courses (Essay level). An appealing alternative to the popular Reader's Choice, now in its third Canadian edition, Reader's Choice: Essays and Stories adds fiction to provide a broader range of models of writing. The book's primary purpose continues to be helping students improve their ability to think, read, and write on progressively more sophisticated levels.

Charlotte Gray

Press kit includes: 1 booklet (production and biographical information, cast and credits listing, 17 black and white still photographs, Brief: Women Agenst of the SOE), 12 black and white still photographs.

Charlotte Gray

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Press kit includes: 1 booklet (production and biographical information, cast and credits listing, 17 black and white still photographs, Brief: Women Agenst of the SOE), 12 black and white still photographs.

Flint And Feather

Charlotte Gray. " While a proud defender of her native culture , ( Johnson ) also
toured the capitals of Europe with her performance pieces ; she asserted the
equality of both Indian spirituality and Christianity ; she was an unmarried woman
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Flint And Feather

Author: Charlotte Gray

Publisher: Phyllis Bruce Books Perennial

ISBN: 9780006391197

Page: 464

View: 616

A graceful biography that was a #1 national bestseller, Flint & Feather confirms Charlotte Gray’s position as a master biographer, a writer with a rare gift for transforming a historical character into a living, breathing woman who immediately captures our imagination. In Flint & Feather, Charlotte Gray explores the life of this nineteenth-century daughter of a Mohawk chief and English gentlewoman, creating a fascinating portrait of a young woman equally at home on the stage in her “Indian” costume and in the salons of the rich and powerful. Uncovering Pauline Johnson’s complex and dramatic personality, Flint & Feather is studded with triumph and tragedy, mystery and romance—a first-rate biography blending turn-of-the-century Canadian history and the vibrant story of a woman whose unforgettable voice still echoes through the years.

Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780375714245

Page: 467

View: 675

'Charlotte Gray' is a remarkable story of a young Scottish woman who becomes caught up in the effort to liberate Occupied France from the Nazis while pursuing a perilous mission of her own. In blacked-out, wartime London, Charlotte Gray develops a dangero

Magill s Cinema Annual

She is to be a courier, and her tasks won't be clear, even to her. She is told that "
Charlotte Gray is dead" as long as she is in France, and she assumes a new
identity — that of a Parisian woman named Dominique. Blanchett's hair goes
from ...

Magill s Cinema Annual

Author: Christine Tomassini

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: 9781558624597

Page: 650

View: 171

Magill's Cinema Annual offers an in-depth retrospective of significant domestic and foreign films released in the U.S. Distinguishing features include its extensive credits, awards and nominations, MPAA ratings, eight indexes, and most importantly its exhaustive critical reviews with author bylines.

Charlotte Gray

In the midst of World War II, a young Scotswoman named Charlotte Gray falls passionately in love Peter Gregory, an RAF pilot.

Charlotte Gray

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Charnwood

ISBN: 9780708990780

Page: 592

View: 239

In the midst of World War II, a young Scotswoman named Charlotte Gray falls passionately in love Peter Gregory, an RAF pilot. When Peter crash-lands in France, Charlotte persuades the British Secret Service to allow her to go there, in disguise, in search of him.

Party Politics in Canada

8 Ways Around Expense Accounting Rules CHARLOTTE GRAY The 1988
Canadian election was far and away the most expensive election in Canadian
history . Officially , each of the three major parties will claim disbursements just
below the ...

Party Politics in Canada

Author: Hugh G. Thorburn

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Page: 549

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