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ISBN 10 : 9781444732511
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Download or read book The Dreaming Suburb written by R. F. Delderfield and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-11-24 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jim Carver: a tough, resolute war veteran, he returns from the trenches to build a better life for his family to find his wife dead. Archie Carver: Jim's eldest son, smart, ruthless, he has a quick eye for financial profits and beautiful women. Elaine Frith: beautiful and ambitious, she uses her charms to snare any man she thinks will bring her wealth. The First World War ends and the soldiers return to the peaceful Avenue. On the surface their homes look just the same, but behind the carefully tended front gardens everything has changed, and their families' lives in the next twenty years will be as turbulent as any they have known.


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Publisher : Open Road Media Books
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ISBN 10 : 1504049292
Pages : 581 pages
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Download or read book The Dreaming Suburb written by R. F. Delderfield and published by Open Road Media Books. This book was released on 2018-01-09 with total page 581 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jim Carver - a tough, resolute war veteran, he returns from the trenches to build a better life for his family to find his wife dead. Archie Carver - Jim's eldest son, smart, ruthless, he has a quick eye for financial profits and beautiful women. Elaine Frith - seductive and ambitious, she uses her charms to snare the man she thinks will give her wealth. The First World War ends and the soldiers return to the peaceful Avenue. On the surface their homes look just the same but behind the carefully tended front gardens everything has changed and their families' lives in the next twenty years will be as turbulent as any they have known.


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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781847799425
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book The experience of suburban modernity written by Michael John Law and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2014-12-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The experience of suburban modernity looks at the history of the London suburbs in the interwar years. It shows that, contrary to those accounts that portray suburbia as static and boring, these suburbs were in fact at the heart of the adoption of private transport and new mobilities. Wealthier middle-class suburbanites enjoyed driving at speed on new arterial roads, visiting roadhouses for a transgressive night out, taking five-shilling flights from the local airport, and joining cycling and motorcycle clubs. All this fun came at a price for some in the form of thousands of deaths in road accidents, plane crashes on suburban housing and in the despoiling of the countryside through road development. This book will be welcomed by academics and students working in suburban studies, historical geography and interwar British history and can also be enjoyed by anyone interested in the history of London.


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ISBN 10 : 9781800735149
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book Expanding Suburbia written by Roger Webster and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2001-02-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the last few decades suburbia has grown enormously and become a phenomenon attracting the attention of scholars as well as practitioners by whom it is seen as an increasingly significant and complex area of modern life. The essays in this volume consider a range of representations of suburban life from the late nineteenth century to the present day, including fiction, film, and popular music, drawn from America and Australia as well as Britain. They explore and challenge traditional views of suburbia so that, rather than a location of conformity and stereotypicality, it can be viewed as a site of social conflict, division, and ambiguity as well as a source of significant creativity across a range of cultural texts. The volume takes a thematic approach, considering the rise of suburbia, imagined and real suburbias, alternative suburbias: all of the essays have a strong historical dimension and the overall approach is characterized by interdisciplinarity.


Download Invincible Green Suburbs  Brave New Towns PDF
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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN 10 : 071904135X
Pages : 268 pages
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Download or read book Invincible Green Suburbs Brave New Towns written by Mark Clapson and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the phenomenon of the mass movement of people away from town and city centres to live in new estates and towns built since World War II. Using sociology, town-planning materials, oral history and other sources, this book examines the making of modern suburbia.


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Publisher : Reaktion Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781789143089
Pages : 480 pages
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Download or read book All the Tiny Moments Blazing written by Ged Pope and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2020-10-07 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The London suburbs have, for more than two hundred and fifty years, fired the creative literary imagination: whether this is Samuel Johnson hiding away in bucolic preindustrial Streatham, Italo Svevo cheering on Charlton Athletic Football Club down at The Valley, or Angela Carter hymning the joyful “wrongness” of living south-of-the-river in Brixton. From Richmond to Rainham, Cockfosters to Croydon, this sweeping literary tour of the thirty-two London Boroughs describes how writers, from the seventeenth century on, have responded to and fictionally reimagined London’s suburbs. It introduces us to the great suburban novels, such as Hanif Kureishi’s Bromley-set The Buddha of Suburbia, Lawrence Durrell’s The Black Book, and Zadie Smith’s NW. It also reveals the lesser-known short stories, diaries, poems, local guides, travelogues, memoirs, and biographies, which together show how these communities have long been closely observed, keenly remembered, and brilliantly imagined.


Download Making Sense of Suburbia Through Popular Culture PDF
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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 10 : 9781780932248
Pages : 241 pages
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Download or read book Making Sense of Suburbia Through Popular Culture written by Rupa Huq and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-08-15 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores how notions of suburbia have developed in our collective imagination, examining novels, cinema, popular music and television in the US and UK.


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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781526102577
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Listen in terror written by Richard Hand and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2015-11-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking book is the first full-length study of British horror radio from the pioneering days of recording and broadcasting right through to the digital audio cultures of our own time. The book offers an historical, critical and theoretical exploration of horror radio and audio performance examining key areas such as writing, narrative, performance practice and reception throughout the history of that most unjustly neglected of popular art forms: radio drama and ‘spoken word’ auditory cultures. The volume draws on extensive archival research as well as insightful interviews with significant writers, producers and actors. The book offers detailed analysis of major radio series such as Appointment with Fear, The Man in Black, The Price of Fear and Fear on Four as well as one-off horror plays, comedy-horror and experimental uses of binaural and digital technology in producing uncanny audio.


Download Lower Middle Class Nation PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781350064379
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Download or read book Lower Middle Class Nation written by Nicola Bishop and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lower-Middle-Class Nation provides an unparalleled interdisciplinary cultural history of the lower-middle-class worker in British life since 1850. Considering highbrow, lowbrow, and middle-brow forms across literature, film, television and more, Nicola Bishop traces the development of the lower-middle-class from the mid-19th century to the present day, tackling a number of pressing, consistent concerns such as automation, commuting, and the search for a life/work balance. Above all, this book brings together ideas about class, nationhood, and gender, demonstrating that a particularly British lower-middle-class identity is constructed through the spaces and practices of the everyday. Aimed at undergraduate, postgraduates and scholars working in media and social history, literature, popular culture, cultural studies and sociology, Lower-Middle-Class Nation represents a new direction in cultural histories of work, labour, and leisure.


Download Making a New World PDF
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Publisher : Leuven University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9789058679093
Pages : 257 pages
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Download or read book Making a New World written by Tom Avermaete and published by Leuven University Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A heavily illustrated study of the foundations and working mechanisms of modern communities.


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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9783319410067
Pages : 206 pages
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Download or read book Postmodern Suburban Spaces written by Joseph George and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-10-20 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book reevaluates fiction devoted to the postwar American suburb, examining the way these works imagine suburbia as a communal structure designed to advance a particular American identity. Postmodern Suburban Spaces surveys works by both canonical chroniclers of the middle class experience, such as Richard Yates and John Cheever, and those who reflect suburbia’s demographic reality, including Gloria Naylor and Chang-rae Lee, to uncover a surprising reconfiguration of the suburban experience. Tracing major forms of suburban associations – racial divisions, property lines, the family, and ethnic fealty – these works depict a different mode of interaction than the stereotypical white picket fences. Joseph George draws from philosophers such as Emmanuel Levinas and Roberto Esposito to argue that these fictions assert a critical hospitality that frustrates the limited forms of association on which suburbia is based. This fiction, in turn, posits an ethical form of community that comes about when people share space together.


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Publisher : Boston : Twayne Publishers
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015041893853
Pages : 168 pages
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Download or read book R F Delderfield written by Sanford Sternlicht and published by Boston : Twayne Publishers. This book was released on 1988 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781135814267
Pages : 297 pages
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Download or read book Changing Suburbs written by Richard Harris and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003-09-02 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The editors and contributors to this volume demonstrate how suburbs and the meaning of suburbanism change both with time and geographical location. Here the disciplines of history, geography and sociology, together with subdisciplines as diverse as gender studies, art history and urban morphology, are brought together to reveal the nature of suburbia from the nineteenth century to the present day.


Download American Dreams  Suburban Nightmares  Suburbia as a Narrative Space between Utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary American Cinema PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9783954898213
Pages : 69 pages
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Download or read book American Dreams Suburban Nightmares Suburbia as a Narrative Space between Utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary American Cinema written by Melanie Smicek and published by diplom.de. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 69 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The suburban landscape is inseparable from American culture. Suburbia does not only relate to the geographical concept, but also describes a cultural space incorporating people’s hopes for a safe and prosperous life. Suburbia marks a dynamic ideological space constantly influenced and recreated by both the events of everyday life and artistic discourse. Fictional texts do not merely represent suburbia, but also have a decisive role in the shaping of suburban spaces. The widely held idealized image of suburbia evolved in the 1950s. Today, reality deviates from the concept of suburbs projected back then, due to e.g. high divorce rates and an increase of crime. Nevertheless, the nostalgic view of the suburbs as the “Promised Land" has survived. Postwar critics object to this perception, considering the suburbs rather as depressing landscapes of mass-consumption, conformity and alienation. This book exemplifies the dualistic representation of suburbs in contemporary American cinema by analyzing Pleasantville, The Truman Show and American Beauty. It examines how utopian concepts of suburbia are created culturally and psychologically in the films, and how the underlying anxieties of the suburban experience, visualized by the dystopian narratives, challenge this ideal.


Download Something to Crowe About PDF
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Publisher : Trafford Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781490712734
Pages : 243 pages
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Download or read book Something to Crowe About written by E.W. NICKERSON and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2013-09 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the British and Canadian governments want the people of the world, particularly France, to be reminded of the French Vichy government's involvement and active participation in the Final Solution during World War 2, a simple plan of communication turns into dangers never anticipated. Special consultant to MI6 Ed Crowe, along with his special friend and CSIS operative Pat W., spend their August 1985 'honeymoon' in Paris in order to communicate the details of the Vichy's proactive involvement. The success of the plan leads to international headlines and the identification of neo-Nazi groups in both France and Britain, including their importation of illegal drugs into Britain. The ensuing activity results in the reluctant involvement of Scotland Yard and the enthusiastic involvement of the CIA. While the work is dangerous and deadly, it only serves to deepen the love between Ed Crowe and Carolyn Andrews, daughter of Lord Stonebridge, the head of the British Secret Service, MI6.


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Publisher : The History Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780752493664
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book Devonshire s Own written by John Van der Kiste and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2007-08-31 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Elizabethan explorers Sir Francis Drake, Sir Humphrey Gilbert and Sir Walter Raleigh were all Devonians, as were party leaders Michael Foot and David Owen. Devonshire's Own, by renowned local author John Van der Kiste, features mini-biographies of all these and many more.


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Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN 10 : 9780547729961
Pages : 374 pages
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Download or read book The Suburban Strange written by Nathan Kotecki and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2012 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fifteen-year-old Celia Balaustine discovers that girls at her school are having near fatal accidents on the eve of their 16th birthdays and wonders if she can solve the mystery before her own 16th birthday. 30,000 first printing.