Every Good Boy Deserves Favour A dissident is locked up in an asylum. If he accepts that he was ill and has been cured, he will be released. He refuses. Sharing his cell is a real lunatic who believes himself to be surrounded by an orchestra. As the dissident's son begs his father to free himself with a lie, Tom Stoppard's darkly funny and provocative play asks if denying the truth is a price worth paying for liberty. Every Good Boy premiered at the Festival Hall, London, in July 1977. It was revived at the National Theatre, London, in January 2009. Professional Foul 'Professor Anderson, a somewhat devious academic, went to Prague to deliver a lecture on "Ethical Facts in Ethical Fiction" and to see a football match. Politics intruded when a former pupil of Anderson begged him to smuggle out a thesis arguing that "the ethics of the State can only be the ethics of the individual writ large" ...Mr Stoppard's BBC television debut was sheer delight.' - Richard Last, Daily Telegraph 'Plays which enhance civilization itself, which is what this does, are not seen once and laid away.' - Bernard Levin, Sunday Times Professional Foul was first shown on BBC TV in September 1977.
Chronicle your baby's life up to age five--a time of growth and discovery--in this well organized keepsake. Classic lullabies and nursery rhymes are placed throughout the book for you to entertain your growing child. Baby's Record Book pairs charming illustrations with prompts that help parents to record their child's measurements, milestones, and memorable events. Spacious pages allow plenty of room for photographs, and storage envelopes and pockets are perfect for preserving locks of hair and other mementos. Baby's record book will become the keepsake that parent and child can have forever to capture the magic of childhood."
The appearance of Philip Larkin's second prose collection - reviews and critical assessments of writers and writing; pieces on jazz, mostly uncollected; some long, revealing and often highly entertaining interviews given on various occasions - was a considerable literary event. Stamped by wit, originality and intelligence, it was vintage Larkin throughout: 'Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth'. 'I see life more as an affair of solitude diversified by company than as an affair of company diversified by solitude'. Question: 'How did you arrive upon the image of a toad for work or labour?' Answer: 'Sheer genius'.
Practical help for managing the after-effects of traumaTraumatic life experiences can lead to persistent change Those affected may become numb and shut off from those around them and grief guilt or shame may constantly weigh them down Memories of horrifying scenes may intrude unexpectedly during waking hours Sleep may be disturbed by vivid unpleasant dreams Sudden mood swings emotional overwhelm impaired concentration dissociation or feelings of constant alert make living difficultTraumatic stress responses including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) are caused by our mind and body's attempts to cope with experiences of extreme danger They can affect and overwhelm anyone and are not a sign of personal weakness Written by an expert trauma therapist this accessible self-help manual takes those affected by specific traumatic events on a journey of recovery and healing based on the latest psychological research and advances in trauma therapyThis fully revised and updated edition includesClear explanations of the symptoms of trauma and how to recognize themGuidance on seeking specialist psychological helpA step-by-step recovery programme based on a positive growth approach Practical advice tested exercises and useful summary check points Effective integrative trauma healing techniques for body mind and soul Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions both psychological and physical Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription schemeSeries Editor Professor Peter Cooper
Martin O'Neill is one of the most brilliant, successful and intriguing of the new manager/coaches to emerge from British football. Alex Montgomery's acclaimed biography brings O'Neill's story right up to date with an account of his first few months in charge at Aston Villa and deals with every aspect of his life and remarkable career from the early days as a player in Northern Ireland to his joining the tyrannical Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest. From non-league Grantham Town via Shepshed Dynamo and Wycombe Wanderers, to Norwich City, Leicester City and Celtic, where he broke the Rangers monopoly of Scottish football, to respected BBC pundit and a new role at Aston Villa, the book chronicles O'Neill's managerial triumphs. Montgomery offers a rare insight into the beliefs, lifestyle and ambitions of this private and complex football man.
Wildly charismatic, impossibly brilliant, totally rebellious - Will Hunting is a mathematical genius who lives on the fringes of society, refusing to accept the talent that he has for maths and taking, instead, a job as a cleaner in a university. A psychologist takes him under his wing and tries to help Hunting resolve the traumas that beset him. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck - lifelong friends and two of the best actors of their generation - have written a film that is funny, ironic and profoundly moving; one that is filled with empathy for society's outsiders and their struggle to fight their way through life.
The first collection of April De Angelis's plays selects work from her plays Ironmistress, Hush, Playhouse Creatures and The Positive Hour, and includes an introduction by the author. 'There is no denying the sheer exuberance of De Angelis's writing.' Guardian
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger formed one of the greatest creative partnerships in the history of British cinema - The Archers. Their films were often controversial - Churchill tried to suppress the release of "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp". Later, "The Red Shoes" and "The Tales of Hoffman" startled and enchanted cinema audiences with their use of colour, form amd music. However, in the last ten years the magic, poetry and passion of their work has been acknowledged around the world and they are firmly in the pantheon of film masters. This book is a comprehensive analysis of their films and is a useful guide to their work.
In this delightful farce, the prim and proper Captain Pantoja is sent to Peru's Amazon frontier on a secret Army mission - he must find females for the amorous recruits. Yet complications arise as word of his achievements starts to spread, and he finds himself battling against his wife, religious zealots and the Army that gave him the mission in the first place. Through a wonderfully comic montage of letters, military documents, radio broadcasts, dream sequences and dialogue, Mario Vargas Llosa's Captain Pantoja and the Special Service combines political satire with humour, morality with uproarious sexuality.
Tarkovsky's diaries were widely reviewed and considered to be a valuable addition to the Tarkovsky canon. The diaries cover his work in the Soviet Union and the increasing difficulties he encountered there followed by his exile in Europe. They are professional and personal: thoughts on film sit alongside household chores, notes about friends and family. The diaries have been translated by Kitty Hunter-Blair. Andrey Tarkovsky was born in the Soviet Union in 1932 and trained as a film-maker at VGIK under the tutelage of Mikhail Romm. His films made in the Soviet Union include "Rublev" and "Mirror". He left the USSR to live in France and Italy and his other films include "The Sacrifice", "Nostalgia", "Stalker" and "Solaris".