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Rothschild, Hannah.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Virago 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KOENIGSWARTER, PANNONICA DE ROT

Whiteman, Medina Tenour

Summary: "Medina Tenour Whiteman stands at the margins of whiteness and Islam. An Anglo-American born to Sufi converts, she feels perennially out of place--not fully at home in Western or Muslim cultures. In this searingly honest memoir, Whiteman contemplates what it means to be an invisible Muslim, examining the pernicious effects of white Muslim privilege and exploring what Muslim identity can mean...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hurst and Company 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WHITEMAN, MEDINA TENOUR WHI

Summary: Here is a sparkling collection of Crown jewels--from amusing tales that humanize their subjects to dramatic stories of martyrdoms, palace intrigues, and bloody battles. Elizabeth Longford, intimate of the royal family and biographer of Victoria and Elizabeth II, has assembled the best anecdotes ever written and reported about the kings and queens of England, across the full range of Britain's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.009 OXF

Findlay, Jean.

Summary: "The thrilling first-ever biography of Proust translator C.K. Scott Moncrieff, penned by his great-great-niece. 'And suddenly the memory returns. The taste was that of the little crumb of madeleine which on Sunday mornings at Combray (because on those mornings I did not go out before church-time), when I went to say good day to her in her bedroom, my aunt Léonie used to give me.' With these...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MONCRIEFF, C.K. SCOTT FIN

Carby, Hazel V.

Summary: "A haunting and evocative history of British empire, told through one woman's family story 'Where are you from?' Hazel Carby was continually asked as a girl, at a time when being Black and being British was understood to be an impossibility. To answer that question properly, eminent scholar Hazel Carby finds she needs to trace not just the family history of her Jamaican father and her Welsh...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.2 CAR

Thompson, Richard

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "A revealing look at the early years of Richard Thompson, one of the world's most influential guitarists and songwriters, following the formation of his band Fairport Convention, his revival of British folk traditions, and his journey through Sufism-all before the age of 26"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2021

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Kealing, Bob.

Summary: A view of the music and life of Gram Parsons and his influence on country rock.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Florida 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.6 KEA

Summary: A documentary film that covers the years that the future members of Led Zep were struggling in the session studios and amateur band scenes of the 1960s, moving through the modest success of outfits like The Yardbirds and Band Of Joy and culminating in Led Zeppelin's first two albums as a band verging on huge global domination.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC LED

Summary: Two documentaries on the British band, including recent interviews with Daltrey and Townshend and clips of live performances.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC AMA

Glass, Cathy.

Summary: A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass. Eight-year-old Aimee was on the child protection register at birth. Her five older siblings were taken into care many years ago. So no one can understand why she was left at home to suffer for so long. It seems Aimee was forgotten. The social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers UK 2015

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Summary: Portrays the acclaimed British actress and courtesan Lillie Langtry from the blush of youth to the blight of old age. At a time when society expected women to be docile and demure, Lillie posed for celebrity endorsements, conducted her own business affairs, and paid her first husband to keep his distance. Even more scandalously, she openly entertained a string of lovers among Europe's elite,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD LIL NOT RATED

Labrecque, Ellen

Summary: Provides an introduction to the life of Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CHU

Coutts, Marion

Summary: The author recounts the painful time in her life when her husband was dying of a brain tumor while her young son was just developing language.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Cat 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COUTTS, MARION COU

Hardman, Robert

Summary: "On today's world stage, there is one leader who stands apart from the rest. Queen Elizabeth II has seen more of the planet and its people than any other head of state and has engaged with the world like no other monarch in modern history. Since her coronation, she has visited over 130 countries across the ever-changing globe, acting as diplomat, stateswoman, pioneer, and peace-broker. She has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

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Summary: The musical group Sex Pistols was in existence for only 26 months and recorded only one album, yet they changed the face of music forever. This shocking portrait of arguably the most influential and certainly the most notorious rock group of all time documents their rise from the back streets of London, through their crucifixion by the British tabloids and ultimate implosion on tour in America....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Video 2000

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC FIL

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: Season two follows Queen Elizabeth through the late 1950s and early '60s as she struggles to navigate a world that's changing around her. She must face the challenges of a new era, from the Suez Canal crisis to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, while preserving both the monarchy and her marriage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Cr 2

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD CRO

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CRO

Summary: The documentary tracks the unlikely musical career of one of the longest-running and most prolific of the first-wave British punk bands, charting their progression from socialist art students with no musical skills through their reinvention as the rabble-rousing progeny of Hank Williams. Featuring performances by the band as well as interviews with celebrity fans including Jonathan Franzen,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC REV

Aboulela, Leila

Summary: "When Salma, Moni, and Iman-friends and active members of their local Muslim Women's group-decide to take a road trip together to the Scottish Highlands, they leave behind lives often dominated by obligation, frustrated desire, and dull predictability. Each wants something more out of life, but fears the cost of taking it. Salma is successful and happily married, but tempted to risk it all when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Cat 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ABO

Hutton, Robert

Summary: "The never-before-told story of Eric Roberts, who infiltrated a network of Nazi sympathizers in Great Britain in order to protect the country from the grips of fascism June 1940: Europe has fallen to Adolf Hitler's army, and Britain is his next target. Winston Churchill exhorts the country to resist the Nazis, and the nation seems to rally behind him. But in secret, some British citizens are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROBERT, ERIC A HUT

Stewart, Rory.

Summary: Explores the landscape of the author's home on the borderland between England and Scotland, known as the Marches, and the history, people, and conflicts that have shaped it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.37 STE

Fort, Adrian.

Summary: A portrait of the social activist and first female member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons includes coverage of her American ancestry, her determination to use her influence to introduce American ideas into British politics and her relationships with such figures as Winston Churchill, FDR and J. M. Barrie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martin'S Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ASTOR, NANCY FOR

Loftis, Larry

Summary: "The extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II--perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Boys in the Boat, and Code Girls."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ODE

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ODETTE LOF

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 San

Summary: Brings the world of Gilbert and Sullivan to life as a dramatization of the staging of the duo's legendary 1885 comic opera, The Mikado. The world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production becomes an epic about the harsh realities of creative expression.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2011

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TOP

Richardson, Ruth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 611.0092 RIC

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