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Turner A Life


Author : James Hamilton
language : en
Publisher: Sceptre
Release Date : 2014-09-18


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The definitive biography of Turner and a major source of inspiration for the acclaimed film Mr Turner, directed by Mike Leigh. 'With splendid clarity and shrewd humour, James Hamilton evokes the visceral world of a great artist and a fascinating character.' MIKE LEIGH J.M.W Turner exhibited his work proudly but was correspondingly reticent about his private life. In 1799, aged 24, he became an Associate of the Royal Academy at the youngest possible age. While influential collectors competed to buy his paintings, Turner travelled widely, observing landscape and people, and collecting material for a cycle of images that would come to express the collective identity of Britain. In this lucid blend of vibrant biography and acute art history, James Hamilton introduces Turner to a new generation of readers and paints a picture of a uniquely generous human being, a giant of the nineteenth century and a beacon for the twenty-first.

George Turner


Author : Judith Raphael Buckrich
language : en
Publisher: Melbourne University
Release Date : 1999


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Explores the life, career, and work of the Australian science fiction writer.

J M W Turner A Life In Art


Author :
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2016


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Zak Turner A New Life


Author : Noel Pogson
language : en
Publisher: Balbardie Press
Release Date : 2014-05-01


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When ten year old ace junior footballer Zak Turner ended up having a scuffle with the cheating goalie in the school playground, he triggered a series of events that changed his life and the lives of those around him forever. Like all ten year old boys, Zak had read the stories about Harry Potter, and secretly dreamed of a life at Hogwarts. Little did he realise that there was a real life wizard in his own class at primary school, or that it was the secretive son and heir of a very wealthy and important local landowner and businessman! A New Life is the first novel in the series, and relates the dramatic changes and events that occur in Zak Turner's life as he turns eleven and starts his journey to manhood in the Yorkshire Dales in England, hiding a secret too valuable to be shared... The Zak Turner series follows Zak's life and the lives of his close friends through their secondary school careers, whether that's at non-magical Netherdale Academy, or magical Mhonarr Castle, or in Zak's case both! Netherdale is in the depths of the Yorkshire Dales, and is based on real locations with their names changed. Those who live there today will recognise them, and may even recognise some of the characters in the books. Mhonarr Castle? Well, that might be somewhere in Scotland, or it might not... No-one knows really, but there's no way to get there except by magical means, so you're not going to stumble across it on your travels. You'll also not find it in the first book of the series, for Mhonarr only makes its appearance in the second book, Zak Turner - Wizard Summer. The series has a supporting website with more details and information about all the books in the series - visit www.zakturner.co.uk to find out more, or if you want a signed copy. Noel Pogson is the author of the fan fiction books The Flight Of The Dragon and The Dragons Den, available free from the Zak Turner website. Having grown up in North Yorkshire, the Zak Turner series is set in an area of the country close to his heart, and locals will recognise many of the locations he uses, and might even recognise a few cameo appearances!

Turner


Author : Franny Moyle
language : en
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date : 2016-07-07


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The man behind the paintings: the extraordinary life of J. M. W Turner, one of Britain's most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists J. M. W. Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievements, little is known of the man himself and the events of his life: the tragic committal of his mother to a lunatic asylum, the personal sacrifices he made to effect his stratospheric rise, and the bizarre double life he chose to lead in the last years of his life. A near mythical figure in his own lifetime, Franny Moyle tells the story of the man who was considered visionary at best and ludicrous at worst. A resolute adventurer, he found new ways of revealing Britain to the British, astounding his audience with his invention and intelligence. Set against the backdrop of the finest homes in Britain, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, this is an astonishing portrait of one of the most important figures in Western art and a vivid evocation of Britain and Europe in flux.

My Cat Yugoslavia


Author : Pajtim Statovci
language : en
Publisher: Pantheon
Release Date : 2017


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"Already an international sensation: a debut novel that tells a love story set in two countries in two radically different moments in time, bringing together a young man, his mother, a boa constrictor, and one capricious cat. In 1980s Yugoslavia, a young Muslim girl is married off to a man she hardly knows, but what was meant to be a happy match goes quickly wrong. Soon thereafter her country is torn apart by war and she and her family flee. Years later, her son, Bekim, grows up a social outcast in present day Finland, not just an immigrant in a country suspicious of foreigners, but a gay man in an unaccepting society. Aside from casual hookups, his only friend is a boa constrictor whom, improbably--he is terrified of snakes--he lets roam his apartment. But during a visit to a gay bar, Bekim meets a talking cat who moves in with him and his snake. It is this witty, charming, manipulative creature who starts Bekim on a journey back to Kosovo to confront his demons, and make sense of the magical, cruel, incredible history of his family. And it is this that, in turn, enables him finally, to open himself to true love--which he will find in the most unexpected place."--

Diary And Correspondence Of Samuel Pepys With A Life And Notes By Richard Lord Braybrooke


Author : Samuel [collections] Pepys
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1848


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