Marney the Fox is a Lassie-style tale of a lone fox up against wicked humans via Watership Down and Fantastic Mr Fox. Written by the late M Scott Goodall and beautifully illustrated by John Stokes, Marney the Fox is a Tarka the Otter-style tale of a lone fox, channelling Lassie and The Fantastic Mr Fox along the way. Marney is a young fox trying to survive against the odds, from dodging blood-thirsty humans to encountering other wild animals. This is a beautifully illustrated story capturing the British countryside and wildlife in astonishing detail showcases Stokes' finest work, a masterpiece that has lain un-reprinted for decades and makes an ideal children's book and early Christmas present. * This extraordinarily beautiful book is a lost classic from children's literature and makes a perfect Christmas gift. * There is no other children's graphic novel like it, for its breathtaking rendition of the English countryside and the moving story that owes nods to Tarka the Otter in its sensitive portrayal of animals. * Never before collected. * From the new Treasury of British Comics list from Rebellion, highlighting classic British comics.
Author: Scott M. Goodall,John Stokes
In 1929, Hollywood mogul William Fox (1879–1952) came close to controlling the entire motion picture industry. His Fox Film Corporation had grown from a $1600 investment into a globe-spanning $300 million empire; he also held patents to the new sound-on-film process. Forced into a series of bitter power struggles, Fox was ultimately toppled from his throne, and the studio bearing his name would merge in 1935 with Darryl F. Zanuck’s flourishing 20th Century Pictures. The 25-year lifespan of the Fox Film Corporation, home of such personalities as Theda Bara, Tom Mix, Janet Gaynor and John Ford, is chronicled in this thorough illustrated history. Included are never-before-published financial figures revealing costs and grosses of Fox’s biggest successes and failures, and a detailed filmogaphy of the studio’s 1100-plus releases, among them What Price Glory?, Seventh Heaven and the Oscar-winning Cavalcade.
A History and Filmography
Author: Aubrey Solomon
Category: Performing Arts
The reign of Henry VII is important but mysterious. He ended the Wars of the Roses and laid the foundations for the strong governments of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Yet his style of rule was unconventional and at times oppressive. At the heart of his regime stood his new men, low-born ministers with legal, financial, political, and military skills who enforced the king's will and in the process built their own careers and their families' fortunes. Some are well known, like Sir Edward Poynings, governor of Ireland, or Empson and Dudley, executed to buy popularity for the young Henry VIII. Others are less famous. Sir Robert Southwell was the king's chief auditor, Sir Andrew Windsor the keeper of the king's wardrobe, Sir Thomas Lovell, the Chancellor of the Exchequer so trusted by Henry that he was allowed to employ the former Yorkist pretender Lambert Simnel as his household falconer. Some paved the way to glory for their relatives. Sir Thomas Brandon, master of the horse, was the uncle of Henry VIII's favourite Charles Brandon, duke of Suffolk. Sir Henry Wyatt, keeper of the jewel house, was father to the poet Sir Thomas Wyatt. This volume, based on extensive archival research, presents a kaleidoscopic portrait of the new men. It analyses the offices and relationships through which they exercised power and the ways they gained their wealth and spent it to sustain their new-found status. It establishes their importance in the operation of Henry's government and, as their careers continued under his son, in the making of Tudor England.
Author: Steven Gunn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Acts and Monuments of the Church
Author: John Foxe
Category: Christian martyrs
Category: Essex (England)
From the Time of Wycliffe to the Restoration; with Memorials of the Essex Ministers who Were Ejected Or Silenced in 1660-1662 and Brief Notices of the Essex Churches which Originated with Their Labours
Author: Thomas William Davids
Author: Alan Goble
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Literary Criticism
Includes information from the Norman conquest through the 1st session of the 2d Parliament.
From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates."
Category: Great Britain
Sie war so schön. Jetzt ist sie tot. In einem Badesee bei einer australischen Kleinstadt wird die Leiche einer wunderschönen Frau gefunden. Der Tatort ist mit Rosenblättern geschmückt. Für Detective Gemma Woodstock und ihren Partner Felix McKinnon ein komplexer Fall. Denn die Tote, Rosalind Ryan, war Gemmas Klassenkameradin und immer von Geheimnissen umgeben. Alle behaupten, Rosalind geliebt und bewundert zu haben: der Direktor der Schule, an der sie unterrichtete; die Schüler, denen sie den Kopf verdrehte; ihr wohlhabender Vater und ihre drei Brüder. Stück für Stück entfaltet Sarah Bailey in ihrem packenden Thriller die Abgründe ihrer Figuren, jede auf ihre Weise gefangen in einem Netz aus Lügen und verdrängter Schuld.
Author: Sarah Bailey
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
Author: Roger Longrigg
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Category: Sports & Recreation
Author: Edward Herbert Baron Herbert of Cherbury
Category: Great Britain
Author: John Nichols
Category: Authors, English
Illustrated with Maps, Genealogical Tables, and the Heads and Monuments of the Kings, Engraven on Seventy Seven Copper Plates
Author: Paul Rapin de Thoyras
*** Endlich wieder da! Der Bestseller von John Marsden - vielschichtig, spannend und voller Aktion! *** Solche Szenen hatten sie bisher nur aus dem Fernsehen gekannt: Eine feindliche Armee besetzt über Nacht das eigene Land! Nur mit Mühe sind Ellie und ihre Freunde den Soldaten entkommen. Doch sie haben Hunger und wollen wissen, was mit ihren Angehörigen passiert ist. Vorsichtig verlassen sie das Tal, in dem sie sich versteckt halten. Doch dann geschieht das Unvermeidliche: Eins der Mädchen wird angeschossen ... --- Band 1 der Tomorrow-Serie (Band 2: Die Toten der Nacht)
Author: John Marsden
Category: Juvenile Fiction