N rural eastern Pennsylvania, nine-year-old Jane MacLeod is writing a book about the happy family she desperately wishes she had.
Author: Alice Elliott Dark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
It has been said that children are great observers but poor interpreters. Nine year old Jane MacLeod thinks she's responsible for the tensions between her parents, which conflicts with her strong desire to be part of a happy family. She wishes everyone would follow her grandmother's advice in times of crisis - think of England - a phrase that makes her feel safe. When the MacLeods gather for a long-awaited event, the Beatle's first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Jane sees in the band the same profound pining she feels in herself. But later that night a tragedy dashes her hope for the future and burdens her with guilt for decades to come. Years later, Jane travels to London where happiness surely awaits. Yet it isn't until she is in her forties with a child of her own that Jane interprets the past with wisdom and discovers the secret of family happiness. Joyce Carol Oates has said that each of Alice Elliott Dark's short stories 'exudes the gravitas of a radically distilled novel.' With THINK OF ENGLAND, Dark rises to Oates's prescient praise, revealing herself to be a master of the longer form.
Lie back and think of England... England, 1904. Two years ago, Captain Archie Curtis lost his friends, fingers, and future to a terrible military accident. Alone, purposeless and angry, Curtis is determined to discover if he and his comrades were the victims of fate, or of sabotage. Curtis's search takes him to an isolated, ultra-modern country house, where he meets and instantly clashes with fellow guest Daniel da Silva. Effete, decadent, foreign, and all-too-obviously queer, the sophisticated poet is everything the straightforward British officer fears and distrusts. As events unfold, Curtis realizes that Daniel has his own secret intentions. And there's something else they share-a mounting sexual tension that leaves Curtis reeling. As the house party's elegant facade cracks to reveal treachery, blackmail and murder, Curtis finds himself needing clever, dark-eyed Daniel as he has never needed a man before... Warning: Contains explicit male/male encounters, ghastly historical attitudes, and some extremely stiff upper lips.
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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
A Study Guide for Peter Ho Davies's "Think of England," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
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"Lie back and think of England ... England, 1904. Two years ago, Captain Archie Curtis lost his friends, fingers, and future to a terrible military accident. Alone, purposeless, and angry, Curtis is determined to discover if he and his comrades were the victims of fate, or of sabotage. Curtis's search takes him to an isolated, ultra-modern country house, where he meets and instantly clashes with fellow guest Daniel da Silva. Effete, decadent, foreign and all too obviously queer, the sophisticated poet is everything the straightforward British officer fears and distrusts. As events unfold, Curtis realizes that Daniel has his own secret intentions. And there's something else they share-- a mounting sexual tension that leaves Curtis reeling. And as the house party's elegant facade cracks to reveal treachery, blackmail, and murder, Curtis finds himself needing clever, dark-eyed Daniel as he has never needed a man before."--Page 4 of cover.
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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Author: Laura Nader
Publisher: University of California Press
Category: Social Science
Over the past few centuries, as Western civilization has enjoyed an expansive and flexible geographic domain, Westerners have observed other cultures with little interest in a return gaze. In turn, these other civilizations have been similarly disinclined when they have held sway. Clearly, though, an external frame of reference outstrips introspection—we cannot see ourselves as others see us. Unprecedented in its scope, What the Rest Think of the West provides a rich historical look through the eyes of outsiders as they survey and scrutinize the politics, science, technology, religion, family practices, and gender roles of civilizations not their own. The book emphasizes the broader figurative meaning of looking west in the scope of history. Focusing on four civilizations—Islamic, Japanese, Chinese, and South Asian—Nader has collected observations made over centuries by scholars, diplomats, missionaries, travelers, merchants, and students reflecting upon their own “Wests.” These writings derive from a range of purposes and perspectives, such as the seventh-century Chinese Buddhist who goes west to India, the missionary from Baghdad who travels up the Volga in the tenth century and meets the Vikings, and the Egyptian imam who in 1826 is sent to Paris to study the French. The accounts variously express critique, adoration, admiration, and fear, and are sometimes humorous, occasionally disturbing, at times controversial, and always enlightening. With informative introductions to each of the selections, Laura Nader initiates conversations about the power of representational practices.
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Not one of those priests had the courage to hint that it was rather curious he had never thought of that before, ... place in the endeavour to get this divorce, you would think the History of England the most tiresome book in the world.
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Tony Sharp's latest book is funny, politically 'incorrect' and 'subversive'. This tale might well have been the nightmare of more than one, honest Englishman - with a glimpse of the future and its inverted prejudices and struggle for power.
Author: Tony Sharp
Fred Pike had never seen a black man in his life! Born into a solid white working-class family, his England remained a steady, ordered society of rich and poor, lower, middle and upper classes, and everyone knowing his or her place. For it was an England uncomplicated by the aftermath of another World War. Yet Fred is soon to be shaken out of his complacent acceptance of this order. Already it's September 1939, and Neville Chamberlain prepares to speak to the nation. On the eve of this historic broadcast, Fred and his wife Alice innocently settle down for the night in their semi-detached East London house. But Fred's hopes for a restful sleep are shattered by a disturbing dream, the like of which he has never before experienced. After the war, which to his mind could never equal his unnerving dream, he and Alice begin to pick up the pieces of their lives. But changes taking place in little old England are hardly to Fred's liking. His second dramatic nightmare, this time featuring Islamic extremism, is just too much for Cockney Fred who cracks under the strain and finally dies, leaving a widow who is content to join him when "The Good Lord" decides. Tony Sharp's latest book is funny, politically 'incorrect' and 'subversive'. This tale might well have been the nightmare of more than one, honest Englishman - with a glimpse of the future and its inverted prejudices and struggle for power. Could this be black humour at its blackest.
“ What do you think of the new curate of Cherton ? ” asked one young lady . “ What do you think ? ” said the lady addressed ; " he is gone , or at least going . ” “ Going ! where ? ” “ He has had a living presented to him , and is going ...