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    • The British TV sitcom quiz book [electronic resource]
      The British TV sitcom quiz book [electronic resource]
      compiled by Chris Cowlin
      The sitcom has proved to be one of the most enduring genres in British TV history, reflecting the social changes and national concerns of the time, and has brought many memorable and much-loved characters to our screens. Who can forget iconic figures like Frank Spencer, Basil Fawlty and Reggie Perrin or the antics of the Trotters, the Meldrews and the staff of Grace Brothers department store, to name but a few? The 1,000 questions in The British TV Sitcom Quiz book will test your knowledge of y.
    • Dear Sparkle [electronic resource] : cat-to-cat advice from the world's foremost feline columnist
    • Joy of the gospel [electronic resource] : evangelii gaudium
    • The most beautiful woman in the world [electronic resource] : the obsessions, passions, and courage of Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011
      The most beautiful woman in the world [electronic resource] : the obsessions, passions, and courage of Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011
      Ellis Amburn.
      An expose of Elizabeth Taylor's private life covers her brain surgery, her successful fragrance line, her recovery from a near nervous breakdown, and her relationships with her husbands and other men.
    • The Fawlty Towers Quiz Book [electronic resource] : the TV Quiz Books
      The Fawlty Towers Quiz Book [electronic resource] : the TV Quiz Books
      Paul Andrews.
      Are you a fan of the classic TV sitcom Fawlty Towers? This quiz book will test you, your family and friends knowledge of the show, with questions on the cast, characters, production, and shows. Show how much you know with this fun quiz book.
    • The complete gone with the wind trivia book [electronic resource] : the movie and more
    • MGM [electronic resource] : Hollywood's greatest backlot
      MGM [electronic resource] : Hollywood's greatest backlot
      Steven Bingen, Stephen X. Sylvester, Michael Troyan
      Going behind the scenes at one of Hollywoods greatest movie studios, this extraordinary history reveals the untold story of the soundstages and outdoor sets where many of the worlds greatest films were produced. Featuring candid, previously unpublished photographs from the studios archives and exclusive interviews with actors and staff, this detailed exploration of MGMs backlotthe setting for more than a fifth of the films produced prior to 1980takes film buffs back to Hollywoods golden age, offering an insiders look at the movie business and celebrating many of its best films and the leading actors of the studio system. Today, when a film set can be anywhere at anytime, this treasure trove of information reveals the creativity and ingenuity of a bygone era when the studio system, coping with the limitations of space and technology, produced screen gems such as The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, and the Our Gang shorts.
    • Beyond Bruce Lee
      Beyond Bruce Lee
      Bowman, Paul.
      In order to understand Bruce Lee, we must look beyond Bruce Lee to the artist's intricate cultural and historical contexts. This work begins by contextualising Lee, examining his films and martial arts work, and his changing cultural status within different times and places. The text examines Bruce Lee's films and philosophy in relation to the popular culture and cultural politics of the 1960s and 1970s, and it addresses the resurgence of his popularity in Hong Kong and China in the twenty-first century. The study also explores Lee's ongoing legacy and influence in the West, considering h
    • Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the wind [electronic resource] : a bestseller's odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood
    • Nashville Songwriter
      Nashville Songwriter
      Brown, Jake.
      You've heard them on the radio, listened to them on repeat for days, and sang along at the top of your lungs—but have you ever wondered about the real stories behind all your favorite country songs? Nashville Songwriter gives readers the first completely authorized collection of the true stories that inspired hits by the biggest multi-platinum country superstars of the last half century—recounted by the songwriters themselves. Award-winning music biographer Jake Brown gives readers an unprecedented, intimate glimpse inside the world of country music songwriting.Featuring exclusive commentary f.
    • The Best New Horror 5
      The Best New Horror 5
      Campbell, Ramsay.
      Best New Horror has established itself as the world's premier horror annual, showcasing the talents of the very best writers working in the horror and dark fantasy field today. In this latest volume, the multi-award winning editors have chosen razor-sharp stories of suspense and disturbing tales of terror by authors on the cutting edge of the genre. Along with a comprehensive review of the year and a fascinating necrology, this is the book no horror fan can afford to miss.
    • The Best Horror of the Year
      The Best Horror of the Year
      Datlow, Ellen.
      A doctor makes a late-night emergency call to an exclusive California riding school; a professor inherits a mysterious vase ... and a strange little man; a struggling youth discovers canine horrors lurking beneath the streets of Albany; a sheriff ruthlessly deals with monstrosities plaguing his rural town; a pair of animal researchers makes a frightening discovery at a remote site; a sweet little girl entertains herself ... by torturing faeries; a group of horror aficionados attempts to track down an unfinished film by a reclusive cult director; a man spends a chill night standing watch over his.
    • The Best Horror of the Year
      The Best Horror of the Year
      Datlow, Ellen.
      Celebrities take refuge in a white-walled mansion as plague and fever sweep into Cannes; a killer finds that the living dead have no appetite for him; a television presenter stumbles upon the chilling connection between a forgotten animal act and the Whitechapel Murders; a nude man unexpectedly appears in the backgrounds of film after film; mysterious lights menace the crew of a small plane; a little girl awakens to discover her nightlight--and more--missing; two sisters hunt vampire dogs in the wild hills of Fiji; lovers get more than they bargained for in a decadent discotheque; a college pr.
    • Crossed hearts.
      Crossed hearts.
      Delinsky, Barbara.

    • The dream comes true crosslyn rise series, book 3.
    • The dream crosslyn rise series, book 1.
    • The dream unfolds crosslyn rise series, book 2.
    • Oliver Twist
      Oliver Twist
      Charles Dickens
      Fleeing the workhouse, Oliver finds himself taken under the wing of the Artful Dodger and caught up with a group of pickpockets in London. As he tries to free himself from their clutches he becomes immersed in the seedy underbelly of the Capital, amongst criminals, prostitutes and the homeless.
    • Making Masterpiece : 25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece and Mystery! on PBS
      Making Masterpiece : 25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece and Mystery! on PBS
      Rebecca Eaton with Patricia Mulcahy.
      "The Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS's Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! reveals the secrets to Downton Abbey, Sherlock, and its other hit programs. For more than twenty-five years and counting, Rebecca Eaton has presided over PBS's Masterpiece Theatre, the longest running weekly prime time drama series in American history. From the runaway hits Upstairs, Downstairs and The Buccaneers, to the hugely popular Inspector Morse, Prime Suspect, and Poirot, Masterpiece Theatre and its sibling series Mystery! have been required viewing for fans of quality drama. Eaton interviews many of the writers, directors, producers, and other contributors and shares personal anecdotes--including photos taken with her own camera--about her decades-spanning career. She reveals what went on behind the scenes during such triumphs as Cranford and the multiple, highly-rated programs made from Jane Austen's novels, as well as her aggressive campaign to attract younger viewers via social media and online streaming. Along the way she shares stories about actors and other luminaries such as Alistair Cooke, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Radcliffe, whose first TV role was as the title character in David Copperfield. Readers will also get to know Eaton on a personal level. With a childhood steeped in theater, an affinity for nineteenth century novels and culture, and an 'accidental apprenticeship' with the BBC, Eaton was practically born to lead the Masterpiece and Mystery! franchises. Making Masterpiece marks the first time the driving force behind the enduring flagship show reveals all"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Fodor's puerto rico.
    • Glenn Ford [electronic resource] : a life
      Glenn Ford [electronic resource] : a life
      Peter Ford.
      <DIV>Glenn Ford & mdash;star of such now-classic films as Gilda , Blackboard Jungle , The Big Heat , 3:10 to Yuma , and The Rounders & mdash;had rugged good looks, a long and successful career, and a glamorous Hollywood life. Yet the man who could be accessible and charming on screen retreated to a deeply private world he created behind closed doors. 160;160;160; Glenn Ford: A Life chronicles the volatile life, relationships, and career of the renowned actor, beginning with his move from Canada to California and his initial discovery of theater. It follows Ford & rsquo;s career in diverse media & mdash;from film to television to radio & mdash;and shows how Ford shifted effortlessly between genres, playing major roles in dramas, noir, westerns, and romances. 160;160;160; This biography by Glenn Ford & rsquo;s son, Peter Ford, offers an intimate view of a star & rsquo;s private and public life. Included are exclusive interviews with family, friends, and professional associates, and snippets from the Ford family collection of diaries, letters, audiotapes, unpublished interviews, and rare candid photos. This biography tells a cautionary tale of Glenn Ford & rsquo;s relentless infidelities and long, slow fade-out, but it also embraces his talent-driven career. The result is an authentic Hollywood story that isn & rsquo;t afraid to reveal the truth.</DIV> 160.
    • Come the Morning.
      Come the Morning.
      Graham, Heather.
      A battle of wills is ignited when a Viking&rsquo;s daughter is forced to marry a Scottish warrior knight During a bloody borderland skirmish, thirteen-year-old Waryk de Graham wields his slain father&rsquo;s sword and vanquishes the Norman enemy. Ten years later, with King Henry I dead and the English succession in chaos, Waryk, the newly knighted Laird Lion, is once again fighting for his Scottish homeland&mdash;this time against Normans and Vikings alike. But it is for the heart of one extraordinary woman that the great warrior will wage his fiercest battle. The daughter of a Gaelic noblewoman and a Viking warlord, proud, independent Lady Mellyora MacAdin of Blue Isle is a formidable swordswoman who yields to no man. When Scotland&rsquo;s King David decrees that she marry the war-scarred knight Waryk in order to keep the Viking island secure for his kingdom, she defiantly rebels. Come the Morning is the first novel in Heather Graham&rsquo;s medieval Scottish series that introduces the Graham clan, Gaelic-speaking Lowlanders who fight with their Highland brethren for the country they love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author&rsquo;s personal collection.
    • Conquer the Night.
      Conquer the Night.
      Graham, Heather.
      Revenge turns into unbridled passion when a Scottish nobleman steals his enemy&rsquo;s intended bride With hatred in his heart, Sir Arryn Graham rides out to Seacairn Castle to avenge the murder of his wife and unborn child. But first, he will claim the woman betrothed to Lord Kinsey Darrow for himself. Then he&rsquo;ll ruin her. And he won&rsquo;t rest until everything and everyone that belongs to the English nobleman is destroyed. But Lady Kyra of Seacairn is not what he expects. The beautiful, strong-willed daughter of a Scotswoman, Kyra is now an English subject, promised in marriage by the ruthlessly plundering King Edward. She will not be a pawn&mdash;not Darrow&rsquo;s and not this vengeful Scottish knight&rsquo;s. But when a carefully orchestrated seduction ignites irresistible passion, Kyra is swept into the heat of battle, risking the gallows for a breathtaking love. Conquer the Night is the second novel in Heather Graham&rsquo;s medieval Scottish series that features the Graham clan, Gaelic-speaking Lowlanders who fight with their Highland brethren for the country they love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author&rsquo;s personal collection.
    • Forbidden Fire.
      Forbidden Fire.
      Graham, Heather.
      Deception flames into passion when a lady&rsquo;s maid secretly takes her mistress&rsquo;s place in an arranged marriage On a frigid March day in Yorkshire in 1895, ten-year-old Marissa Ayers encounters the raven-haired, blue-eyed stranger for the first time. When next they meet, she has escaped the dust of the coal mines and is now a lady&rsquo;s maid at a fine estate, determined to escape her hardscrabble life. She instantly recognizes him, but has no inkling that their lives are about to come together in the most intimate way&mdash;until her mistress begs her to take her place in a marriage of convenience. Haunted by the memory of his lost love, Ian Tremayne is honor-bound by the promise he made to an old friend. His marriage to Katherine Mary Ahearn will be a union in name only. Yet something about the proud, green-eyed Englishwoman seems familiar . . . and intrigues him. He takes her home to America, where the willful beauty slowly begins to thaw his guarded heart. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author&rsquo;s personal collection.
    • King solomon's mines.
      King solomon's mines.
      Haggard, H. Rider.

    • Every part of you.
      Every part of you.
      Hart, Megan.

    • Caligula and the fight for artistic freedom [electronic resource] : the making, marketing and impact of the Bob Guccione film
      Caligula and the fight for artistic freedom [electronic resource] : the making, marketing and impact of the Bob Guccione film
      William Hawes.
      "The fight for artistic freedom in Hollywood movies reached a boiling point when Bob Guccione combined traditional and adult filmmaking values--including incest, violence, and homosexual rape--in 1979's controversial Caligula. This is the story of the making of the film, its distribution, and its social and cultural impact"--Provided by publisher.
    • Les miserables
      Les miserables
      Victor Hugo
      Former prisoner Jean Valjean struggles to live virtuously after an unexpected act of forgiveness by a kindly bishop changes his life. His righteous actions change people's lives in surprising ways and culminate in romance between two young people.
    • Guitar Amps and Effects For Dummies
      Guitar Amps and Effects For Dummies
      Hunter, Dave.
      Learn the secrets to achieving your ultimate sound Whether amateur or pro, guitarists live for the ultimate sound. Guitar Amps & Effects For Dummies provides the information and instruction you need to discover that sound and make it your own! Written in the characteristically easy-to-read Dummies style, this book is ideal for beginners and experienced musicians alike, and can help all players expand their skill set with effects. Guitarists tend to be gearheads when it comes to sound, and this book provides guidance on topics ranging from the guitar itself to amps, pedal.
    • Furious Love
      Furious Love
      Kashner, Sam.
      A tough Welshman, he was softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman: she was a modern-day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark Antony. For quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were the king and queen of Hollywood. Yet their two marriages to each other represented much more than outlandish romance. Together, Elizabeth and Richard were a fascinating embodiment of the mores and transgressions of their time and even luminaries like Jacqueline Kennedy looked to them as a barometer of the culture. The enduring glamour, grandeur, drama and bravado e
    • Myrna Loy [electronic resource] : the only good girl in Hollywood
    • Drive-in dream girls : a galaxy of B-movie starlets of the sixties
    • My life as a Mankiewicz [electronic resource] : an insider's journey through Hollywood
      My life as a Mankiewicz [electronic resource] : an insider's journey through Hollywood
      Tom Mankiewicz and Robert Crane.
      The son of famed director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz and nephew of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz was genuine Hollywood royalty. This book is an autobiography of his life.
    • Last Man Standing
      Last Man Standing
      Moore, Roger.
      In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of the show business scene. Of course, he''s an actor and has starred in films that have made him famous the world over; but he''s also a tremendous prankster, joker and raconteur - in fact, he''s well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, and someone who has always been up for some fun. In this fabulous collection of true stories from his stellar career, Roger lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. It features outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those tol.
    • Constance [electronic resource] : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde
      Constance [electronic resource] : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde
      Franny Moyle.
      Constance Wilde "... had held a privileged position in society. Part of a gilded couple, she was a popular children's author, a fashion icon, and a leading campaigner for women's rights. A founding member of the magical society The Golden Dawn, her pioneering and questioning spirit encouraged her to sample some of the more controversial aspects of her time .... But [in the spring of 1895] Constance's entire life was eclipsed by scandal. Forced to flee to the Continent with her two sons, her glittering literary and political career ended abruptly. She lived in exile until her death"--Front jkt. flap.
    • I hate everyone... starting with me
    • Hollywood's Indian
      Hollywood's Indian
      Rollins, Peter.
      Offering both in-depth analyses of specific films and overviews of the industry's output, Hollywood's Indian provides insightful characterizations of the depiction of the Native Americans in film. This updated edition includes a new chapter on Smoke Signals, the groundbreaking independent film written by Sherman Alexie and directed by Chris Eyre. Taken as a whole the essays explore the many ways in which these portrayals have made an impact on our collective cultural life.
    • Inside Gilligan's island [electronic resource] : from creation to syndication
    • Ivanhoe
      by Sir Walter Scott.
      Ivanhoe (1819) was the first of Scott's novels to adopt a purely English subject and was also his first attempt to combine history and romance, which later influenced Victorian medievalism. Set at the time of the Norman Conquest, Ivanhoe returns from the Crusades to claim his inheritance and the love of Rowena and becomes involved in the struggle between Richard Coeur de Lion and his Norman brother John. The gripping narrative is structured by a series of conflicts: Saxon versus Norman, Christian versus Jew, men versus women, played out against Scott's unflinching moral realism. A beautifully illustrated comic graphic novel; a classic you will enjoy and treasure.
    • Hellraisers : the life and inebriated times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed
    • Deadly obsession.
      Deadly obsession.
      Shayne, Maggie.

    • The darkest touch.
      The darkest touch.
      Showalter, Gena.

    • Death Punch'd : surviving Five Finger Death Punch's metal mayhem
    • Guitar Encyclopedia
      Guitar Encyclopedia
      Tarquin, Brian.
      From renowned guitarist and multi-Emmy-award winning composer, Brian Tarquin, comes a display-quality, full-color reference guide to guitars. The Guitar Encyclopedia begins with the history of guitars spanning back to the birth of Epiphone by a Greek immigrant and the great inventions of Les Paul, to the boom of the Rock-&#x91;n-Roll-shredder days with Ibanez guitars and the futuristic designs of the Gibson Moderne and the Randy Rhodes Polka Dot Flying V. The book also contains interviews from guitar designers such as Fender and Eastwood, as well as boutique companies such as Gander and Specimen.A.
    • Ballads
      William Makepeace Thackeray.

    • Orbit of Discovery : the all-Ohio space shuttle mission
    • A journey to the center of the earth
    • Last of the summer wine : the best scenes, jokes and one-liners
    • The $50 home makeover : 75 easy projects to transform your current space into your dream space -- for $50 or less!
    • Essays and lectures
      Essays and lectures
      Oscar Wilde.
      Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) is remembered best for his sharp wit, his comedic plays and for his contribution to aestheticism and decadence. In this collection of essays, however, Wilde writes predominantly on socialism, anarchy and libertarianism. He believed in these passionately and was influenced among others by William Morris and John Ruskin.