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Summary: In an effort to give their younger brother, Norman a project to keep him busy now that he has joined the family publishing house, the older Warne brothers agree to publish Miss Beatrix Potter's first children's book. They don't expect the book to sell well, but they need to keep Norman busy. As a single woman living in Edwardian London, Beatrix suspects this endeavor may provide her with a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Products 2007

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

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Summary: Chronicling the hilarious highs and devastating lows of his tumultuous life, this blackly humorous drama follows Patrick from his childhood trauma at the hands of an abusive father and neglectful mother, to the peak of his heroin addiction, and his attempts to stay sober and support his family.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Young & innocent: Robert is the estranged husband of a beautiful actress with a bad reputation. When he discovers her lifeless body on the beach, he is mistaken for the murderer and soon finds himself on the run, learning that the murder makes for very strange bedfellows.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by BCI Eclipse 2007

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER ALF

Summary: Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who, with her magical umbrella, flies into the lives of a proper, upper crust Edwardian English banker and his two children. She proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers and, in the process, teaches the family just how much fun life can be.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2009

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Summary: A sprawling BBC saga of wealth, passion, and power, set in the palatial country houses and grand Mayfair salons of mid-Victorian England. Chronicles twenty years in the life of an aristocratic dynasty moving through high society in the heyday of Queen Victoria's reign. Based on Anthony Trollope's six political novels about British Parliamentary life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by RLJ Entertainment 2013

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV PAL

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Summary: After Mary Poppins departed London, Jane and Michael Banks grew up into loving and responsible adults. When Michael becomes a single father of three children after the death of his wife, Mary Poppins revisits the Cherry Tree Lane home again to try to help Michael and his family cope and move beyond their grief. Time passes quickly for most normal mortals. Mary Poppins has never been normal....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MAR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MAR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TCFF Ma

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Summary: Based on the novel by R.F. Delderfield, this follows the fortunes of Paul Craddock, a former soldier who purchases a run-down Devon estate. Set between the Boer War and the outbreak of World War I, the miniseries depicts the end of an era, as England moves into the modern age.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV HOR

Rubenhold, Hallie

Summary: The "canonical five" women murdered by Jack the Ripper have always been dismissed as society's waste, their stories passed down to us wrapped in a package of Victorian assumptions and prejudice. But social historian Hallie Rubenhold sets the record straight in The Five. In reality, only two of the victims were prostitutes, and Rubenhold has uncovered entirely new research about them all--in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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Summary: "In the years between 1912 and 1914, King Edward VII is dead and war looms"--Container.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 1974

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Summary: The lives of both the family and the servants in the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place are followed. Upstairs lives Richard Bellamy, the head of the household, and also a member of Parliament. His wife is a member of the titled aristocracy. Downstairs is Hudson, the Scottish butler who directs and guides the other servants concerning their tasks and proper places.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2011

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Summary: One of the most loved television series of all time is brought back to life with a fresh cast and sumptuous production values. It's 1936, and six years since parlor maid Rose left 165 Eaton Place, when fate brings her back as housekeeper to its new owners: Sir Hallam, his wife Lady Agnes, and Maud, Lady Holland, his mother. Rose soon finds she has her work cut out as she recruits a new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: British Broadcasting Corporation 2011

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV UP

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Coe, Jonathan.

Summary: A social satire on Britain today. The narrator is a writer hired to do the biography of a prominent upper-class family. In the process, he finds the family represents everything that is wrong with the country, from Hilary, the yellow journalist, to Thomas, the inside trader, to Henry, the hypocritical medicare reformer, and so up and down the family tree.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage International 1996

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COE

Graham, Winston

Summary: The eleventh novel in the legendary Poldark saga Cornwall, 1815: Demelza sees a horseman riding down the valley and senses disruption to the domestic contentment she has fought so hard to achieve. For Ross has little option but to accept the summons - and travel to Paris with his family, as an "observer" of the French armed forces. Parisian life begins well with an exhilarating round of balls...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pan Books 2008

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Summary: "In Jane Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction, romance novel addict Catherine Morland is invited to a medieval country house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies. She forms a close friendship with the younger son on the estate, Henry Tilney, but their budding romance is mysteriously cut short"--Container.

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Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2008

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV NOR

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Summary: Andre "Dre" Johnson has it all...a job as a top ad exec, a beautiful doctor wife, four great kids and a lovely, well-appointed house in the suburbs. And he's not about to let his family forget how they got there. Keeping cultural identity alive is not without its challenges for this man on a mission. With perpetual pushback from clueless coworkers, an outspoken father, and even the wife and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: A Londoner of lower class befriends and begins a romantic relationship with an aristocrat that becomes complicated when the aristocrat introduces his new friend to his sister.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax 2009

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV BRI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Brideshead 2008

Hepburn, Audrey

Summary: A Covent Garden flower girl becomes a lady, entering elite London society under the tutelage of an arrogant professor.

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Publisher / Publication Date: CBS Warner 2009

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family My 2004

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Summary: Spans three decades from the early twenties to World War II in Charles Ryder's relationship with the wild and eccentric Sebastian Flyte and the aristocratic Marchmain family.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2006

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Summary: Eden Starling is the glamorous singing diva of a theatre in Victorian London. Along with her snooty cat, Chuzzlewit, Eden selfishly plans to make the entire company of theatre performers stay and rehearse on Christmas Day. Not even Eden's costume designer and childhood friend, Catherine, can talk Eden out of her self-centered tantrum. It will be up to three very unusual Christmas Spirits to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BAR RATED G

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1 available in KBL Holiday Storage, Call number: DVD Holiday B

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Krause, Peter.

Summary: Upon the death of his estranged father, attorney Nick George reluctantly takes on his father's only clients, the über-rich and highly dysfunctional Darling family.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DIR

Ausubel, Ramona

Summary: "From the award-winning author of No One Is Here Except All of Us, an imaginative novel about a wealthy New England family in the 1960s and '70s that suddenly loses its fortune--and its bearings. Labor Day, 1976, Martha's Vineyard. Summering at the family beach house along this moneyed coast of New England, Fern and Edgar--married with three children--are happily preparing for a family birthday...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

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Summary: "The fifth and final series portrays the post-war period of 1919 to 1930"--Container.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2010

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Summary: "Series four takes place during the Great War, from 1914-18, and no one is unaffected"--Container.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2010

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Summary: An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering layabout. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY LIF