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  • Cinema and Radio in Britain and America, 1920-60 by Jeffrey Richards
    Cinema and Radio in Britain and America, 1920-60 (English, Paperback) Jeffrey Richards

    The book charts the evolving relationship between cinema and radio during the heyday of the two media and compares and contrasts their development in Britain and America -- .

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  • The Age of the Dream Palace by Jeffrey Richards
    The Age of the Dream Palace (English, Paperback) Jeffrey Richards

    The period between the two world wars is often named 'the golden age of the cinema' in Britain. This title examines the role of going to the pictures in people's lives during a tough period when people regularly spent a few pence to purchase ready-made dreams watching Gracie Fields, Robert Donat and the other stars of the day.

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  • Dante and the "Roman de la Rose" by Earl Jeffrey Richards
    Dante and the "Roman de la Rose" (French, Hardback) Earl Jeffrey Richards

    The book series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fur romanische Philologie, founded by Gustav Groeber in 1905, is among the most renowned publications in Romance Studies. It covers the entire field of Romance linguistics, including the national languages as well as the lesser studied Romance languages. ...

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  • The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan
    The Book of the City of Ladies (English, Paperback) Christine de Pizan

    "Astonishing, early chapter in women's revisionary history [that] offers true eloquence resurrected from the silence of the past."?The New York Times Book Review

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  • Sex, Dissidence and Damnation by Jeffrey Richards
    Sex, Dissidence and Damnation (English, Paperback) Jeffrey Richards

    Examines dissent and the persecution of heretics, witches, Jews, lepers and homosexuals in the Middle Ages, and argues that the common motive for their punishment was sexual aberrance.

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  • Films and British National Identity by Jeffrey Richards
    Films and British National Identity (English, Paperback) Jeffrey Richards

    Examines the ways in which the cinema has defined, mythified and disseminated British national identity during the 20th century. The text considers chronologically, thematically and by case studies of film, stars and genres, the complexities and process of the evolution of national identity.

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  • Looking North by David Russell
    Looking North (English, Paperback) David Russell

    Investigating areas as diverse as travel literature, fiction, dialect, the stage, radio, and television, feature film, music and sport, this fascinating book assesses the attitudes and portrayal of the North of England within the national culture and how this has impacted upon attitudes to the region and its place within notions of 'Englishness'. -- .

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  • The British Seaside by John K. Walton
    The British Seaside (English, Paperback) John K. Walton

    A detailed academic cultural study of the rise and fall of the seaside holiday in Britain. John K. Walton offers a broad interpretation of the holidays and resorts, looking at who went, where they went, what they did, and how they were entertained.

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  • Women'S Leisure in England 1920-60 by Claire Langhamer
    Women'S Leisure in England 1920-60 (English, Paperback) Claire Langhamer

    This study examines the complex relationship between women and leisure, drawing upon recent feminist theory. The text charts the changes in perception, representation and experiences of leisure for women between 1920 and 1960, and relates the changes to life cycle lines.

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  • Britain Can Take it by Tony Aldgate
    Britain Can Take it (English, Paperback) Tony Aldgate, Jeffrey Richards

    At the outbreak of the WWII, all cinemas in Britain were closed. Ten days later, they were opened again as a way of boosting morale. Over the next six years, some 300 feature films and thousands of short films were produced in what is seen as British cinema's 'finest hour'. This work charts this period through the eyes of thirteen key films.

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  • Mass-Observation at the Movies by Jeffrey Richards
    Mass-Observation at the Movies (English, Paperback) Jeffrey Richards

    The Mass Observation social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s), a pioneering independent effort aimed at education, specialised in material about everyday life in Britain and recorded material through a panel of around 500 volunteer observers who maintained diaries or replied to open-ended questionnaires known as directives....

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  • A Night to Remember by Jeffrey Richards
    A Night to Remember (English, Paperback) Jeffrey Richards

    Of the five epic films interpreting the tragic events of the "Titanic", "A Night to Remember" (1958) is often considered to be the definitive version. Here, Richards analyses the film, unravels its production history and reception, and compares it with other "Titanic" films.

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  • Best of British by Jeffrey Richards
    Best of British (English, Paperback) Jeffrey Richards, Anthony Aldgate

    This revised edition up-dates the authors' demonstration of how a close study of films, in their historical and cultural settings, can enrich understanding of both cinema and historical events.

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  • The Golden Age of Pantomime by Jeffrey Richards
    The Golden Age of Pantomime (English, Hardback) Jeffrey Richards

    The English Pantomime is one of the most popular, least analysed of all theatrical forms. It's been the festive mainstay of the English stage since the eighteenth century, and it has survived by its ability to evolve.

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  • The Railway Station by John M. MacKenzie
    The Railway Station (English, Paperback) John M. MacKenzie, Jeffrey Richards

    Examining the social history of railway stations, this title includes chapters that cover: The Station in Architecture (three chapters); The Station and Society; The Station in Politics; Class, Race, and Sex; Some Station Types; The Station in the Economy (two chapters); The Station as Place of Work; and, The Station in Wartime (two chapters).

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