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The Mercer's House

The Mercer's House
Author : Antonia Frost
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2016-06-04
Category :
Total pages :292
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'There's something terrible hiding in the Mercer's House, and I don't know what to do...' On the windswept Northumberland coast stands the Mercer's House, thought to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who in earlier times died a violent and tragic death at the hands of her husband. Now it holds the key to the mystery of Helen Devereux, who disappeared with her young son twenty-five years ago and was never seen again. In the intervening years the Devereux family have done their best to come to terms with their loss, but their fragile peace is shattered when Zanna Chambers arrives at the Mercer's House in search of her Aunt Helen, after a promise made to her father. Zanna is recovering from a battle with her own demons, but her search brings them back more terrifyingly than ever when she starts to receive mysterious communications, seemingly from Helen herself. But are the messages real or imagined? Confused as to her own sanity, and unexpectedly attracted to the Devereux brother who was left behind, Zanna must decide whether to flee back to the safety of her old life, or continue the search for Helen and strike out into the frightening unknown.

The House That George Built

The House That George Built
Author : Wilfrid Sheed
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2008-05-13
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :368
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From Irving Berlin to Cy Coleman, from “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” to “Big Spender,” from Tin Pan Alley to the MGM soundstages, the Golden Age of the American song embodied all that was cool, sexy, and sophisticated in popular culture. For four glittering decades, geniuses like Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Harold Arlen ran their fingers over piano keys, enticing unforgettable melodies out of thin air. Critically acclaimed writer Wilfrid Sheed uncovered the legends, mingled with the greats, and gossiped with the insiders. Now he’s crafted a dazzling, authoritative history of the era that “tripled the world’s total supply of singable tunes.” It began when immigrants in New York’s Lower East Side heard black jazz and blues–and it surged into an artistic torrent nothing short of miraculous. Broke but eager, Izzy Baline transformed himself into Irving Berlin, married an heiress, and embarked on a string of hits from “Always” to “Cheek to Cheek.” Berlin’s spiritual godson George Gershwin, in his brief but incandescent career, straddled Tin Pan Alley and Carnegie Hall, charming everyone in his orbit. Possessed of a world-class ego, Gershwin was also generous, exciting, and utterly original. Half a century later, Gershwin love songs like “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “The Man I Love,” and “Love Is Here to Stay” are as tender and moving as ever. Sheed also illuminates the unique gifts of the great jazz songsters Hoagy Carmichael and Duke Ellington, conjuring up the circumstances of their creativity and bringing back the thrill of what it was like to hear “Georgia on My Mind” or “Mood Indigo” for the first time. The Golden Age of song sparked creative breakthroughs in both Broadway musicals and splashy Hollywood extravaganzas. Sheed vividly recounts how Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer spread the melodic wealth to stage and screen. Popular music was, writes Sheed, “far and away our greatest contribution to the world’s art supply in the so-called American Century.” Sheed hung out with some of the great artists while they were still writing–and better than anyone, he knows great music, its shimmer, bite, and exuberance. Sparkling with wit, insight, and the grace notes of wonderful songs, The House That George Built is a heartfelt, intensely personal portrait of an unforgettable era. A delightfully charming, funny, and most illuminating portrait of songwriters and the Golden Age of American Popular Song. Mr. Sheed’s carefully chosen depictions and anecdotes recapture that amazingly creative period, a moment in time in which I was so fortunate to be surrounded by all that magic.” –Margaret Whiting From the Hardcover edition.

Urban Culture in Medieval Wales

Urban Culture in Medieval Wales
Author : Anonim
Publisher : University of Wales Press
Release Date : 2012-01-05
Category : Social Science
Total pages :352
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This collection of twelve essays describes aspects of town life in medieval Wales, from the way people lived and worked to how they spent their leisure time. Drawing on evidence from historical records, archaeology and literature, twelve leading scholars outline the diversity of town life and urban identity in medieval Wales. While urban histories of Wales have charted the economic growth of towns in post-Norman Wales, much less has been written about the nature of urban culture in Wales. This book fills in some of the gaps about how people lived in towns and the kinds of cultural experience which helped to construct a Welsh urban identity.

Journals of the House of Commons

Journals of the House of Commons
Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1803
Category : Great Britain
Total pages :129
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The Mercers' Hall

The Mercers' Hall
Author : Jean Imray
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1991
Category : Clothing trade
Total pages :509
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Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom

Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom
Author : Linda Young
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2016-12-13
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :312
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Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom: A History addresses the phenomenon of historic houses as a distinct species of museum. Everyone understands the special nature of an art museum, a national museum, or a science museum, but “house museum” nearly always requires clarification. In the United States the term is almost synonymous with historic preservation; in the United Kingdom, it is simply unfamiliar, the very idea being conflated with stately homes and the National Trust. By analyzing the motivation of the founders, and subsequent keepers, of house museums, Linda Young identifies a typology that casts light on what house museums were intended to represent and their significance (or lack thereof) today. This book examines: • heroes’ houses: once inhabited by great persons (e.g., Shakespeare’s birthplace, Washington’s Mount Vernon); • artwork houses: national identity as specially visible in house design, style, and technique (e.g., Frank Lloyd Wright houses, Modernist houses); • collectors’ houses: a microcosm of collecting in situ domesticu, subsequently presented to the nation as the exemplars of taste (e.g., Sir John Soane’s Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum); • English country houses: the palaces of the aristocracy, maintained thanks to primogeniture but threatened with redundancy and rescued as museums to be touted as the peak of English national culture; English country houses: the palaces of the aristocracy, maintained for centuries thanks to primogeniture but threatened by redundancy and strangely rescued as museums, now touted as the peak of English national culture; • Everyman/woman’s social history houses: the modern, demotic response to elite houses, presented as social history but tinged with generic ancestor veneration (e.g., tenement house museums in Glasgow and New York).

Commemorative Historical and Biographical Record of Wood County, Ohio: Historical record

Commemorative Historical and Biographical Record of Wood County, Ohio: Historical record
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1897
Category : Wood County (Ohio)
Total pages :129
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Commemorative Historical and Biographical Record of Wood County, Ohio

Commemorative Historical and Biographical Record of Wood County, Ohio
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1897
Category : Wood County (Ohio)
Total pages :1386
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Author : John Berendt
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2010-05-12
Category : True Crime
Total pages :400
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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.

Records of the Borough of Nottingham: 1485-1547

Records of the Borough of Nottingham: 1485-1547
Author : Nottingham (England)
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1885
Category : Nottingham (England)
Total pages :129
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A Kentish Country House, Or, Records of the Hall House, Hawkhurst, and Its Inhabitants [microform]

A Kentish Country House, Or, Records of the Hall House, Hawkhurst, and Its Inhabitants [microform]
Author : Lady Mary Adelaide JENNINGS
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1894
Category :
Total pages :197
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Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1992
Category : Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
Total pages :129
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The Works ...

The Works ...
Author : Francis Beaumont
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1859
Category : English drama
Total pages :129
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The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher

The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher
Author : Francis Beaumont,John Fletcher
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1890
Category :
Total pages :129
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The works of Beaumont and Fletcher, with an intr. by G. Darley

The works of Beaumont and Fletcher, with an intr. by G. Darley
Author : Francis Beaumont
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1862
Category :
Total pages :129
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