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Philip Hoare

Full Name: Philip Hoare
Number of Works: 13
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ISBN: 0061976210, 9780061976216
Keywords: sea, giants, search, whale
Pages: 464
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%

Barnes & Noble Discover Great New WritersWinner of the BBC s Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, British author Hoare s illustrated biography of one of the most magnificent beasts on the planet is a deeply personal pilgrimage across the globe, from the gigantic models of a leviathan at London s Natural History Museum to his first glimpse of a killer whale in the Azores, where he swam with a sperm whale. Inspired by a careful reading of Melville s Moby-Dick, Hoare illuminates the intimate yet troubled relationship between whales and men, from a 16th-century tale of a stranded whale 100 f
ISBN: 0500513074, 9780500513071
Keywords: catalogue, boys, shop, pet
Pages: 336
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 100%
ISBN: 0140165320, 9780140165326
Keywords: tennant, stephen, life, pleasures, serious
Pages: 480
Published: 1990
  • Rating: 80%

Stephen James Napier Tennant (21 April 1906 - 28 February 1987) was a British aristocrat known for his decadent lifestyle. It is said, albeit apocryphally, that he spent most of his life in bed. He was born in England, the youngest son of a Scots peer, Lord Glenconner, and the former Pamela Wyndham, one of The Souls. His mother was also a cousin of Lord Alfred Douglas (1870-1945), Oscar Wilde's lover and a sonneteer. On his father's death, Tennant's mother married Lord Grey, a fellow bird-lover. Tennant's eldest brother was Edward - "Bim" - who was killed in the First World War. Du
ISBN: 0226345122, 9780226345123
Keywords: biography, coward, noel
Pages: 622
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%

To several generations, actor, playwright, songwriter, and filmmaker, Noël Coward (1899-1973) was the very personification of wit, glamour, and elegance. His biographer, Philip Hoare, given unprecedented access to the private papers and correspondence of Coward family members, compatriots, and numerous lovers, has produced the definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's most celebrated and controversial figures."Philip Hoare's careful research and lucid presentation in his Noël Coward: A Biography adds depth to the picture."-New York Times Book Review"A
ISBN: 1559704721, 9781559704724
Keywords: outrageous, trial, century, conspiracy, decadence, wilde, last, stand, oscar
Pages: 256
Published: 1997
  • Rating: 60%

The Billing trial's beginnings can be traced to the moment British authorities finally permitted a staging of Wilde's play Salome. American beauty Maud Allan was to dance the lead. So outraged was Noel Pemberton Billing, a member of Parliament and self-appointed guardian of family values, that he denounced Allan in the right-wing newspaper Vigilante as a member of the "Cult of the Clitoris." Billing was convinced that the "Cult of Wilde" - a catchall for anyone guilty of degeneracy and perversion, in his eyes - had infected the land. Of that, Billing maintained, he had proo
ISBN: 1841152943, 9781841152943
Keywords: island, spike
Pages: 432
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 60%

The story of Netley in Southampton - its hospital, its people and the secret history of the 20th-century now includes an afterword uncovering astonishing evidence of Netley's links with Porton Down and the experiments with LSD in the 1950s. It was the biggest hospital ever built. Stretching for a quarter-of-a-mile along the banks of Southampton Water, the Royal Victoria Military Hospital at Netley was an expression of Victorian imperialism in a million red bricks, a sprawling behemoth so vast that when the Americans took it over in World War II, GIs drove their jeeps down its corridors. Born o
ISBN: 0007159102, 9780007159109
Keywords: eden, lost, england
Pages: 560
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1861541503, 9781861541505
Keywords: pop, icons
Pages: 112
Published: 1999
ISBN: 0955049970, 9780955049972
Keywords: orozco, gabriel
Pages: 72
Published: 2006