very hungry frenchman series 1 the ean 5050582882094 title very hungry frenchman series 1 the sku dv 001245211 v product category dvds binding dvd region code 2...... more
very hungry frenchman series 1 the ean 5050582882094 title very hungry frenchman series 1 the sku dv 001245211 v product category dvds binding dvd region code 2 format pal label universal pictures uk release date 02 04 2012 discs 2 height 15 mm width 138 mm length 180 mm weight 82 grams language none english manufacturer universal pictures uk publisher universal pictures uk studio universal pictures uk actor raymond blanc mpn 5050582882094 about speedy hen ltd by continuing with this checkout an
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot (Picture Puffins) - Alice Provensen
Paperback. Pub Date: 1987 07 Pages: 40 Language: English in Publisher: Penguin This book ... recounts the the persistence of a Frenchman. Louis. to build a...... more
Paperback. Pub Date: 1987 07 Pages: 40 Language: English in Publisher: Penguin This book ... recounts the the persistence of a Frenchman. Louis. to build a flying machine to cross the English Channel .... The text is succinct. caption-like in its directness and evity .... The paintings ... add the necessary texture and tone to this marriage. This is vintage Provensen. - School Liary Journal. Caldecott Medal.
Glazunov's Third Symphony No.3 hints at the exoticism of Debussy, so perhaps it is less surprising than it might otherwise be to find Russian and French music...... more
Glazunov's Third Symphony No.3 hints at the exoticism of Debussy, so perhaps it is less surprising than it might otherwise be to find Russian and French music brought together for this imaginative programme. Glazunov's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra (1934) was among the composer's final works, and blends his elegantly poetic style with graceful jazz elements. Debussy's Rhapsodie Arabe for alto saxophone and orchestra was commissioned by Mrs. Richard J. Hall in 1895, and though she had to wait until 1919 to face her music, her patience was well rewarded. This is Debussy at his most sensuously evocative, a distant companion to Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune. Darius Milhaud's Scaramouche suite was composed for a children's play in 1937. The opening is a frenetic variation on "Ten Green Bottles", leading to a sultry central movement and ending with a colourful visit to Brazil. Jacques Ibert's Concertino da Camera (1935) is wistful and witty, resolved with characteristic exuberance. The concert concludes with the Frenchman Ravel's orchestration of the Russian Mussorgsky's "The Old Castle" from Pictures At An Exhibition, and a Japanese Improvisation for solo saxophone by Sohre Rahbari, who with her brother, conductor Alexander Rahbari, has created a diverse and thoroughly enjoyable musical journey. --Gary S. Dalkin
Columbia's biggest hit of 1943, Sahara confirmed the superstar status Humphrey Bogart attained with his Warner Brothers' North African adventure, Casablanca...... more
Columbia's biggest hit of 1943, Sahara confirmed the superstar status Humphrey Bogart attained with his Warner Brothers' North African adventure, Casablanca (1942). Surrounded by the Germans on three sides, Bogart's tough-as-they-come Sergeant Joe Gunn takes his tank and a crew of American, British and French soldiers into the Sahara to reach the retreating allied forces. But when they find that the only water for 100 miles is also the target of a German battalion they decide to take a desperate stand. Early scenes present the characters with assorted perils: thirst, sandstorms and a German air attack. The characters are rather stereotypical: the cowardly Italian prisoner, the Frenchman obsessed with food, the German humourless and fanatical, though the British come out well, and there's a sympathetically drawn black British Sudanese soldier (Rex Ingram). The director was Zoltan Korda, the man behind such British classics as The Four Feathers (1939), and though Sahara lacks the scale of that adventure, Korda's experience pays off in mounting the extended and suspenseful siege/action climax. With support from Lloyd Bridges and Dan Duryea, Oscar-nominated photography by Rudolph Mate and a fine score by Miklós Rózsa, Sahara is a taut, gripping desert war thriller which wouldn't be bettered until Ice Cold in Alex (1958). On the DVD: The black and white picture is presented in the original 4:3 ratio and looks very good for its age, though there are numerous brief instances of substantial print damage. Audio is strong, clear mono. Given the age of the movie it is not surprising the only extras are filmographies and a small selection of beautifully reproduced original advertising posters. The film is presented with alternative soundtracks in French, Italian and Spanish, as well as with English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Finnish subtitles. There are trailers for The Caine Mutiny (1954), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and The Guns of Navarone (1961). --Gary S Dalkin
Notwithstanding: Stories from an English Village - Louis de Bernieres
A Frenchman once pointed out to Louis de Bernieres that Britain was the most exotic country in Europe, adding that it was 'an immense lunatic asylum'. Casting...... more
A Frenchman once pointed out to Louis de Bernieres that Britain was the most exotic country in Europe, adding that it was 'an immense lunatic asylum'. Casting his mind back to the village in southern Surrey where he grew up in the sixties and seventies, but plagued by a novelist's inability to stick to the truth, Louis de Bernieres brings us in "Notwithstanding" stories of a vanished England which will delight readers of his much-loved novels. The English village was a place where a lady might dress as a man in plus fours and spend her time shooting squirrels with a twelve bore, or keep a vast menagerie in her house. A retired general might give up wearing clothes, a spiritualist might live in a cottage with her sister and the ghost of her husband, and people might think it quite natural to confide in a spider that lives in a potting shed. De Bernieres' characters roam through the book, appearing in each other's stories and painting a picture of an entire community. Here we find the atmosphere of those times as it was in the countryside. "Notwithstanding" is not about an imagined idyll; it is about people who are worth remembering, whose lives are worth celebrating, and who would otherwise have been forgotten.
Advantages: A wonderful book full of imagery and romance Disadvantages: None for me
"When the east wind blows up Helford River the shining waters become troubled and disturbed and the little waves beat angrily upon the sandy shores. "
Sorry about this but I'm back with another of my all time favourites, yet another from the pen of Dame Daphne Du Maurier - Frenchman's Creek.
There is a reason...
Advantages: long lasting Disadvantages: photos have to be 6 x 4
...Picture pockets are a quick and easy way of displaying your photographs. You can have them on the back of the door, fridge or on a cupboard. The kit that I have is left over from my stint at university where my parents bought me some in order to display friends and family photos whilst away from home. I have the set now at work on the side of a filing cabinet. As they are magnetic, they can stuck...
...Aww! I have just finished reading a brilliant book - for the second time! The book in question is by British author Paige Toon; Pictures of Lily. The book was released in the United Kingdom in 2010 and so is very recent. The book is currently selling from Amazon for a price of Ł4.12.
The plot: Meet Lily. When she was sixteen years old, she moved from the Uk to Australia with her mother. Whilst...