Claude on Holiday

Author: Alex T. Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444915185

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 3060

Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with 52 episodes. Sir Bobblysock and Claude go on holiday for the very first time. They build sandcastles, eat ice cream and sunbathe. It is all very normal until ... Claude meets a band of pirates and discovers buried treasure! The second book in this hilarious bestselling series - perfect for new readers and also great for sharing! Praise for the Claude series: 'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times 'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' Metro Claude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014. Follow Alex at and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith

Claude de Vacaciones

Author: Alex T. Smith

Publisher: Edebe

ISBN: 9788468308616

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5142

¿Conoces a Claude? ¡No es un perro cualquiera! ¡Las vacaciones en la playa resultan más divertidas de lo imaginado, pues se encuentra con unos piratas, surca los siete mares y descubre un tesoro!

Claude Rains

An Actor's Voice

Author: David Skal

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813172187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9146

Late in Claude Rains’s distinguished career, a reverent film journalist wrote that Rains “was as much a cinematic institution as the medium itself.” Given his childhood speech impediments and his origins in a destitute London neighborhood, the ascent of Claude Rains (1889–1967) to the stage and screen is remarkable. Rains’s difficulties in his formative years provided reserves of gravitas and sensitivity, from which he drew inspiration for acclaimed performances in The Invisible Man (1933), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Casablanca (1942), Notorious (1946), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and other classic films. In Claude Rains: An Actor’s Voice, noted Hollywood historian David J. Skal draws on more than thirty hours of newly released Rains interviews to create the first full-length biography of the actor who was nominated multiple times for an Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor. Skal’s portrait of the gifted actor also benefits from the insights of Jessica Rains, who provides firsthand accounts of the enigmatic man behind her father’s refined screen presence and genteel public persona. As Skal shows, numerous contradictions informed the life and career of Claude Rains. He possessed an air of nobility and became an emblem of sophistication, but he never shed the insecurities that traced back to his upbringing in an abusive and poverty-stricken family. Though deeply self-conscious about his short stature, Rains drew notorious ardor from female fans and was married six times. His public displays of dry wit and good humor masked inner demons that drove Rains to alcoholism and its devastating consequences. Skal’s layered depiction of Claude Rains reveals a complex, almost inscrutable man whose nuanced characterizations were, in no small way, based on the more shadowy parts of his psyche. With unprecedented access to episodes from Rains’s private life, Skal tells the full story of the consummate character actor of his generation. Claude Rains: An Actor’s Voice, gives voice to the struggles and innermost concerns that influenced Rains’s performances and helped him become a universally respected Hollywood legend.

Holiday Rescue

One Hot Forty-Five\Miracle at Colts Run Cross

Author: B.J. Daniels,Joanna Wayne

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460382471

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6063

THIS CHRISTMAS, THE STAKES ARE HIGH FOR THESE TWO COWBOYS! ONE HOT FORTY-FIVE Dede Chamberlain is desperate for Lantry Corbett's help and will get it at gunpoint if necessary. With a Montana blizzard bearing down, they set out…but make it only as far as a deserted cabin. While they're snowbound, sparks fly between them. But with a killer and the law after them, they'll need more than Christmas blessings to mete out justice before it's too late. MIRACLE AT COLTS RUN CROSS Nick Ridgely prides himself on his control. But nothing prepares him for learning his twin boys have been kidnapped. He'll do whatever it takes to find them…even if that means facing his ex-wife and the attraction he thought he'd buried months ago. Until his sons are safely back with him, Nick can't let himself wonder if there's hope for this family…

The Delicious History of the Holiday

Author: Fred Inglis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134786484

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6799

Our holidays lie near the heart of our emotional life, enjoyed for a fortnight, fed on imagination for eleven months of the year. What we want from our holidays tells a lot about who we are and what we wish we were. In this charming account, Fred Inglis traces the rise of the holiday from its early roots in the Grand Tour, through the coming of Thomas Cook and his Blackpool packages, to sex tourism and the hippie trail to Kathmandu. He celebrates the bodily pleasures of generations of tourists - from Edwardian banquets in Paris to fish and chips on the beach, from the Bright Young Things on the Riviera to the chosen hardships of the sea, the desert wastes and the mountain tops. He considers the ideals and the spiritual aspirations which are part of what we look for in a holiday, but he also warns of a darker current - how we have increasingly destroyed what we take most pleasure in and how the dealings between those who have much and those who have little, can seldom, however good our intentions, avoid the taint of exploitation.

The Christmas Ranch & A Cold Creek Holiday

Author: RaeAnne Thayne

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460343700

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6636

A NEW Cowboys of Cold Creek story from New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne! Hope Nichols has never felt as if she belonged anywhere except her hometown of Pine Gulch. So when she hears that her family's property, Christmas Ranch, is set to be shut down forever, a determined Hope heads home. She refuses to let anything ruin her holiday—this will be the most memorable ranch Christmas ever! And thanks to hunky former navy SEAL Rafe Santiago and his adorable nephew, she might just pull off that miracle. Plus a heartwarming RaeAnne Thayne favorite from the Cowboys of Cold Creek series, A Cold Creek Holiday, also included in this book! "A richly plotted story with characters that are easy to care about, this one is as emotional as it is funny." —RT Book Reviews on A Cold Creek Holiday

Monsieur Hulots Holiday

Author: Jean Claude Carriere

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 9780353288560

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 7770

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Claude Vivier

A Composer's Life

Author: Bob Gilmore

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1580464858

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 295

View: 6588

In 1983, French-Canadian composer Claude Vivier was murdered in Paris at the age of thirty-four. Based on unrestricted access to Vivier's personal archives, this book is the first to tell his story.

Never anyone but you


Author: Rupert Thomson

Publisher: Secession Verlag

ISBN: 3906910547

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 6210

Auf den Trümmern des Ersten Weltkriegs blühen in Europa die Traumwelten. Wer so tief in den Abgrund geschaut hat, sehnt sich nach Freiheit von allen hergebrachten Ordnungen. Das ist das Klima, in dem Claude Cahun und Marcel Moore ihre Kunst und sich selbst inszenieren – provozierend, gegen jede Konformität und jenseits der Geschlechtergrenzen. Die siebzehnjährige Suzanne Malherbe freundet sich kurz vor Beginn des Kriegs mit der etwas jüngeren, aber umso aufregenderen Lucy Schwob an, der Tochter eines jüdischen Zeitungsverlegers. Zunächst noch im Verborgenen entwickelt sich aus der Freundschaft der beiden jungen Frauen eine Liebesbeziehung, die ihr Leben prägen wird. Einfühlsam und in klarer Sprache zeichnet Rupert Thomson ihren Weg nach, auf dem sie unter geschlechtlich willkürlichen Künstlernamen im Paris der Zwan- zigerjahre mit ihren radikal modernen Texten, Collagen und Fotografien erstes Aufsehen erregen. Ihr Salon wird zum In-Treff der Surrealisten, wo sich neben Stammgästen wie André Breton und Salvador Dalí auch Hemingway einfindet. Doch der um sich greifende Antisemitismus treibt sie aus der Metropole. Freiheit versprechen sie sich fortan von einem Leben auf der Kanalinsel Jersey, und die verteidigen sie auch, als die Wehrmacht die Insel 1940 besetzt. Rupert Thomson kommt diesen beiden Frauen und ihrer existenziellen Liebe in seiner intimen Schilderung sehr nah. In Never anyone but you erweckt er die surrealistischen Fotografien zum Leben, mit denen dieses Paar die Kategorien von Identität und Geschlecht bis heute herausfordert und zur Inspirationsquelle von Ikonen wie Cindy Sherman und David Bowie wurde.

Texan for the Holidays

Author: Victoria Chancellor

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426810229

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8940

Christmas Cheer In A Small Texas Town No sooner has Scarlett, a hairstylist from Atlanta, Georgia, shouted, "California, here I come!" than her clunker of a car breaks down. There are worse places to be stranded than Brody's Crossing, especially when hunky local James Brody is dying to show her how they celebrate the holidays in their quaint Texas town. James can't believe this far-out redhead was planning on spending Christmas without her family. Especially when family means so much to him—it's why he moved back home. He knows there's no way he can keep a big-city girl in a place like this for long… but can he keep her here long enough to explore the feelings growing between them? Maybe so, because even though Scarlett promised herself she'd be in Los Angeles by the New Year, she's becoming more Texan by the minute!

Claude Going for Gold!

Author: Alex T. Smith

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

ISBN: 9781444926484

Category: Children's stories

Page: 96

View: 8754

When Claude and Sir Bobblysock discover a Very Exciting Sports Competition at their local sports centre, they are very excited. They are even more excited when they are asked to take part. But Claude's doggy paddle isn't fast enough, and he's not quite as good at gymnastics as he thought he might be. Then some robbers steal the Gold Cup and Claude chases them - can he run fast enough to catch them? Claude was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the Richard and Judy Book Club. Alex T. Smith was the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The Times Follow the author at and

Murder takes a holiday

stories from Ellery Queen's mystery magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's mystery magazine

Author: Cynthia Manson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781566192828

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 643

View: 7867


The Diary of the Naughtiest Girl

Author: Jeanne Willis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444932586

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5569

Inspired by Enid Blyton's bestselling school series The Naughtiest Girl - this is the hilarious diary of the naughtiest pupil there's ever been. Fans of Tom Gates will love this! 'Mum says pupils aren't allowed to take mobile devices to Whyteleafe ... excuse me? It's the twenty-first century! What next? Ride to school on a penny-farthing?' When Elizabeth Allen is packed off to boarding school, armed with nothing but a journal to write in for entertainment, she is NOT impressed. How will she survive without her home comforts, especially her pony Ross (the only boy she has ever truly loved)? Elizabeth comes up with a cunning plan: she will be so naughty that she gets sent home . . . But then Elizabeth discovers a love for music and makes her first ever friend ... perhaps school life might not be as bad as she thought? The Diary of the Naughtiest Girl is written by bestselling author Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Alex T. Smith, acclaimed creator of the Claude books.

The Journal of Claude Fredericks Volume Three Part One: Cambridge (1943)

Author: Claude Fredericks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146530617X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 712

View: 3086

This third volume of The Journal Of Claude Fredericks is his journal for the year 1943, a Wanderjahr that begins with a spring in Cambridge, where Volume Two ended, but with Fredericks, having left studies at Harvard, living now in a room at Maud Bemiss house on Nutting Road near the Cowley Fathers, seeing various friends from earlier, Brie Taylor, John Simon, Anthony Clark, Paul Doguereau, the George Sartons, and making new friends as well. The summer is spent in a cabin on the shore near Belfast Maine, writing and studying still and coming to know the family that lives on the hill. In September, after spending ten days with Paul Doguereau and Fanny Mason in Walpole New Hampshire on the beautiful Mason estate overlooking the Connecticut and a month in New York living in an apartment on University Place and seeing his friend May Sarton and coming to know Muriel Rukeyser and Julian Beck, he heads with his friend William Quinn to Iowa to live with several friends of theirs who also have left Harvard, in particular Michael Millen and Paul Rail, all of them proclaiming in different ways, as Quinn and Fredericks do in theirs, their objections to Americas part in the war that had begun in December 1941. After two weeks Fredericks leaves to stay with a friend in Chicago, Martha Johnson, and to settle in and write about the troubling events of the previous days and then go on to Missouri, to pay filial pieties to members of his family there and after that go south with his mother to Mexico City for a week and then with her to Acapulco for ten days at Christmas, a spot at that time still undiscovered and with only two small hotels. Finally at the years end he heads back east to New York, where he has plans to settle down and live forever, in the city he had always loved the most of any he knew.

The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz

Author: the late Leonard Feather,Ira Gitler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199886407

Category: Reference

Page: 744

View: 2932

Do you want to know when Duke Ellington was king of The Cotton Club? Have you ever wondered how old Miles Davis was when he got his first trumpet? From birth dates to gig dates and from recordings to television specials, Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler have left no stone unturned in their quest for accurate, detailed information on the careers of 3.300 jazz musicians from around the world. We learn that Duke Ellington worked his magic at The Cotton Club from 1927 to 1931, and that on Miles Davis's thirteenth birthday, his father gave him his first trumpet. Jazz is fast moving, and this edition clearly and concisely maps out an often dizzying web of professional associations. We find, for instance, that when Miles Davis was a St. Louis teenager he encountered Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie for the first time. This meeting proved fateful, and by 1945 a nineteen-year-old Davis had left Juilliard to play with Parker on 52nd Street. Knowledge of these professional alliances, along with the countless others chronicled in this book, are central to tracing the development of significant jazz movements, such as the "cool jazz" that became one of Miles Davis's hallmarks. Arranged alphabetically according to last name, each entry of this book chronologically lists the highlights of every jazz musician's career. Highly accessible and vigorously researched, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz is, quite simply, the most comprehensive jazz encyclopedia available.

The Quebec Anthology, 1830-1990

Author: Matt Cohen,Wayne Grady

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776603477

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

View: 7250

The Quebec Anthology: 1830-1990 provides a complete overview of the Quebec short story from its beginnings to the 1990s and offers a unique opportunity for English readers to discover the essence of this fascinating literature. In addition, a detailed biography of each author and an assessment of each story's place in the larger canvas of Quebec literature are included.

ECMT Round Tables Holiday Traffic Report of the Forty-Fourth Round Table on Transport Economics Held in Paris on 7-8 December 1978

Report of the Forty-Fourth Round Table on Transport Economics Held in Paris on 7-8 December 1978

Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9282105091


Page: 55

View: 7559

This Round Table looks at holiday traffic, in particular the imbalances it causes and solutions to the imbalance.