Some Sunny Day

Author: Dame Vera Lynn

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007343361

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 899

The remarkable autobiography of the last great wartime icon.

Some Sunny Day

Author: Paul Davies

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 1897414056

Category: Fiction

Page: 161

View: 3533

You may wonder what happened to the Greek gods after the fall of Olympus. This mystery is revealed, and others are explored, in Davies' new novella, Some Sunny Day. Myth, dream and devotion are woven into a connected stream of short narratives OCo some tragic, some poignant, some touching and some uncertain OCo together forming a death diary, threaded through ten centuries of memories. Each new voice that follows adds clues to the wraith's grasp of her journey and its genesis, then animates the journey's probabilities for the future."

Some Sunny Day

Author: Madge Lambert,Robert Blair

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509859381

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4043

A moving true story of love on the front lines. It was July 1944 when Madge stepped onto a troopship that was to carry her thousands of miles away from home. Only twenty years old and not long qualified as a nurse, she had signed up to serve in the Burma Campaign. She would be based on the Indian border, near the frontline where a fierce battle was raging between Allied forces and the Japanese. As Madge arrived in Chittagong, she wondered how she would adapt to the ever present danger of invasion and to life in a military hospital. She spent long, exhausting hours nursing the badly-injured young soldiers in her care, but found strength in her friendship with the other nurses. And then, one day, she met Captain Basil Lambert . . . Could their fragile, new found romance survive the terrifying final months of war? Heart-warming and poignant, Some Sunny Day by Madge Lambert is a story of courage, sacrifice and the power of true love.

Some Sunny Day (Lavender Road 2)

Author: Helen Carey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472231457

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 419

In Helen Carey's poignant and nostalgic novel SOME SUNNY DAY, it's 1940, and two young women are growing up in a world full of drama and danger. Perfect reading for fans of Kate Thompson and Donna Douglas. September 1940 As Luftwaffe bombs rain from the skies over London, the women of Lavender Road are fighting their own battles. Shy Katy Parsons has always been sheltered by her over-protective parents. The war is her chance to see life from beyond her bedroom window. Enrolling as a nurse was always her dream, but the reality is tougher than she ever imagined. And falling in love isn't all plain sailing either... Privileged Louise Rutherford secretly hoped the war would bring her some fun and romance. But far it has brought her pain and grief, and now she has a secret... something her strict father must never find out about. London during the Blitz is a dangerous place to live but the Lavender Road residents never stop believing their sunny day will come.

Martin Sherman

Author: Tish Dace

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786488131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

View: 7776

Playwright and screenwriter Martin Sherman dramatizes outsiders—gay, female, foreign, disabled, different in religion, class or color—skipping over quicksand as they strive to survive. This book analyzes and evaluates Sherman’s work, while correcting previously published errors and establishing the flavor of the critical debate. Devoting more attention to such internationally acclaimed works as Bent and Mrs. Henderson Presents, it also considers less well known and even unpublished and unproduced scripts as well as his working relationships with the luminaries of stage and screen who have appeared in, directed, and produced his plays and screenplays.

Sanctuary of Expression

Author: Jonathan Patrick Lamas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469715506

Category: Poetry

Page: 124

View: 7973

Sanctuary of Expression is a collection of heart and soul poetry by accomplished writer Jonathan Patrick Lamas. Spanning nearly five years of his life, Jonathan expresses, through intense emotion and vivid imagery, the many trials and tribulations he faced while struggling to achieve his dreams. From warm, sunny days in the mystical southwest, to the lonely, crowded streets of New York City, Sanctuary of Expression reveals the inner workings of a young man learning to come to terms with himself and the world around him. Works are of a spiritual nature, straight from the soul.

The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

Author: Will Friedwald

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 110187175X

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 3259

The author of the magisterial A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers now approaches the great singers and their greatest work in an innovative and revelatory way: through considering their finest albums, which is the format in which this music was most resonantly organized and presented to its public from the 1940s until the very recent decline of the CD. It is through their albums that Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, and the rest of the glorious honor roll of jazz and pop singers have been most tellingly and lastingly appreciated, and the history of the album itself, as Will Friedwald sketches it, can now be seen as a crucial part of musical history. We come to understand that, at their finest, albums have not been mere collections of individual songs strung together arbitrarily but organic phenomena in their own right. A Sinatra album, a Fitzgerald album, was planned and structured to show these artists at their best, at a specific moment in their artistic careers. Yet the albums Friedwald has chosen to anatomize go about their work in a variety of ways. There are studio and solo albums: Lee’s Black Coffee, June Christy’s Something Cool, Cassandra Wilson’s Belly of the Sun. There are brilliant collaborations: famous ones—Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson—and wonderful surprises like Doris Day and Robert Goulet singing Annie Get Your Gun. There are theme albums—Dinah Washington singing Fats Waller, Maxine Sullivan singing Andy Razaf, Margaret Whiting singing Jerome Kern, Barb Jungr singing Bob Dylan, and the sublime Jo Stafford singing American and Scottish folk songs. There are also stunning concert albums like Ella in Berlin, Sarah in Japan, Lena at the Waldorf, and, of course, Judy at Carnegie Hall. All the greats are on hand, from Kay Starr and Carmen McRae to Jimmy Scott and Della Reese (Della Della Cha Cha Cha). And, from out of left field, the astounding God Bless Tiny Tim. Each of the fifty-seven albums discussed here captures the artist at a high point, if not at the expected moment, of her or his career. The individual cuts are evaluated, the sequencing explicated, the songs and songwriters heralded; anecdotes abound of how songs were born and how artists and producers collaborated. And in appraising each album, Friedwald balances his own opinions with those of musicians, listeners, and critics. A monumental achievement, The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums is an essential book for lovers of American jazz and popular music.

Last Words

Author: William S. Burroughs

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 080219723X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7282

Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs is the most intimate book ever written by William S. Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and one of the most celebrated literary outlaws of our time. Laid out as diary entries of the last nine months of Burroughs's life, Last Words spans the realms of cultural criticism, personal memoir, and fiction. Classic Burroughs concerns -- literature, U.S. drug policy, the state of humanity, his love for his cats -- permeate the book. Most significantly, Last Words contains some of the most personal work Burroughs has ever written, a final reckoning with his life and regrets, and his reflections on the deaths of his friends Allen Ginsberg and Timothy Leary. It is a poignant portrait of the man, his life, and his creative process -- one that never quit, not even in the shadow of death.

The German Perfect

Author: R. Musan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401005524

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

View: 3256

1. OUTLINE German has the three main perfect constructions which are illustrated in (1. 1). 1 In each of these constructions, the verb appears in the past participial form and is combined with an auxiliary - in this case, haben ('have'); other verbs form their perfect constructions with the auxiliary sein ('be'). 2 The auxiliary can then be com bined with a tense -Le. the present tense as in (Ua), the past tense as in (b), or the future tense as in (c). 3 (1. 1) a. PRESENT PERFECT: Die Eule hat die Schule verlassen. the owl has the school left b. PAST PERFECT: Die Eule hatte die Schule verlassen. the owl had the school left c. FUTURE PERFECT: Die Eule wird die Schule verlassen haben. the owl will the school left have As will shortly become clear, the present perfect is the most intricate of the perfect constructions in German. It has been investigated intensely in the past, with the result that today there is little doubt about what the core problems concerning its semantics are.