Through Grown Up Eyes

Author: Robert Henrey
Publisher: Polperro Heritage Press
ISBN: 095704819X
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Bobby Henrey was eight when he was improbably chosen by film director Carol Reed and producer Sir Alexander Korda to star alongside Sir Ralph Richardson inThe Fallen Idolbased on a Graham Greene story. Released in 1948, the film was an instant box office success; the child's performance was singled out for critical acclaim and it remains one of the classics of British cinema. His brief film career over, the erstwhile star, an only child brought up within an exclusively adult world by eccentric parents focused on their literary careers, was suddenly confronted with the rough and tumble of school life. Survival came at the cost of burying the experience, pretending - unsuccessfully - it had never happened: an attitude Robert carried into adulthood. The death of his 19-year-old daughter and an invitation to a special screening ofThe Fallen Idolin London in 2001 finally persuaded him to come to terms with his childhood experience. Through Grown Up Eyesis a remarkably moving and candid account of coping with childhood stardom in post-war London and the vicissitudes of later life in the USA, tragedy and loss. It is ultimately about survival, treasuring the good things of life - and allowing hope to have the last word.

Through My Eyes

Author: Karen Burleson Crawford
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449706533
Size: 11.50 MB
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We woke up with a bowl of cereal to Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans on the Motorola and were to bed with a transistor radio on out pillow after the Ed Sullivan Show and Gunsmoke. In between we played hop scotch, marbles and jumped roped. We roller skated- if we could find the key that helped hook them to our hard-sole shoes- on the smoothest sidewalks in the neighborhood and built tents over the family clothesline. We played hide-and-seek and kick the can, and when day turned into dusk and we'd finished with dinner, there was spotlight t reunite us for an hour or so until it was time to return home. We dove in piles of leaves in the fall, rode sleds down the biggest hill we could find in the winter, and played in the pool, lake or stream until we had only enough energy to peddle our Huffy or Schwinn home at the end of those long summer days. And if we couldn't go outside, we played Old Maid, Fish, Monopoly and Clue or put a stack of 45's on the RCA Victor in our room. Growing up in the 1960's was idyllic. For most of us any way. Some, though............

Tuffers Cricket Hall Of Fame

Author: Phil Tufnell
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 147222938X
Size: 62.57 MB
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Phil Tufnell, cricket legend and national treasure, has populated his very own Cricket Hall of Fame with a deliciously eclectic collection of cricket legends and offbeat characters, with joyful results. From boyhood heroes, to legendary team-mates, to fearsome opponents, to idiosyncratic umpires and broadcasters, Tuffers has gathered together the most enchanting cast of cricketing figures every assembled. And it wouldn't be a Tuffers tome if there weren't a number of captivating appearances from some unexpected quarters, including some genuinely off-the-wall, non-cricketing inductees to keep life interesting in this very personal Hall of Fame. By turns eccentric and warm-hearted, Tuffers' Cricket Hall of Fame is a joy for all cricket fans.

Library Journal

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Size: 72.76 MB
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Growing Up Fisher

Author: Joely Fisher
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006269555X
Size: 46.57 MB
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Actress, director, entertainer Joely Fisher invites readers backstage, into the intimate world of her career and family with this hilarious, irreverent, down-to-earth memoir filled with incredible, candid stories about her life, her famous parents, and how the loss of her unlikely hero, sister Carrie Fisher, ignited the writer in her. Growing up in an iconic Hollywood Dynasty, Joely Fisher knew a show business career was her destiny. The product of world-famous crooner Eddie Fisher and ’60s sex kitten Connie Stevens, she struggled with her own identity and place in the world on the way to a decades-long career as an acclaimed actress, singer, and director. Now, Joely shares her unconventional coming of age and stories of the family members and co-stars dearest to her heart, while stripping bare her own misadventures. In Growing Up Fisher, she recalls the beautifully bizarre twist of fate by which she spent a good part of her childhood next door to Debbie Reynolds. She speaks frankly about the realities of Hollywood—the fame and fortune, the constant scrutiny. Throughout, she celebrates the anomaly of a two-decade marriage in the entertainment industry, and the joys and challenges of parenting five children, while dishing on what it takes to survive and thrive in the unrelenting glow of celebrity. She speaks frankly about how the loss of her sister Carrie Fisher became a source of artistic inspiration. Fisher’s memoir, with never-before-seen photos, will break and warm your heart.

Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 51.84 MB
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Where Am I Now

Author: Mara Wilson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143128221
Size: 30.97 MB
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Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and a little out of place. As the only child on a film set full of adults, she started out with accidental fame and journeyed to relative (but happy) obscurity, learning a lot about growing up along the way. Her collection of essays illuminates a universal struggle: learning to accept yourself and figuring out where you belong. Exquisitely crafted, revelatory, and full of the crack comic timing that has made Wilson a sought-after storyteller and Twitter star, Where Am I Now introduces a witty, perceptive new voice.

Leopard S Prey

Author: Christine Feehan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101623845
Size: 16.95 MB
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan “knows how to weave a tale of action, suspense and paranormal passion” (Romance Junkies). Now, she’s back—and the New Orleans nights have never felt so torrid or so dangerous… Leopard’s Prey From a tough stint in the armed forces to stalking the unknown as a bayou cop, leopard shifter Remy Boudreaux has been served well by his uncanny gifts. And right now, New Orleans could use a homicide detective like Remy. A serial killer is loose, snatching victims from the French Quarter with pitiless rage and unnatural efficiency. But something else is drawing Remy into the twilight—a beautiful jazz singer bathed night after night in a flood of bloodred neon. Sultry, mysterious and as seductive as her songs, she’s luring Remy deeper into the shadows than he ever imagined. And as their passions swell, his keen instinct for survival will be challenged like never before. By a killer—and by a woman.

You Re Never Too Old To Have A Happy Childhood

Author: Gina C. Moss
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477233164
Size: 54.66 MB
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Karen Griffith is a smart, independent, creative, passionate, forty seven year old, mountain-climbing grandma. Her business card reads “Transformational Technician: Give me a week - I’ll give you your life.” Her new client, actor/director Sam Hudson, is in crisis and unable to continue working. The novel deals with genuine life-changing issues interspersed with quick-witted dialogue, physical comedy and vivid images of Southern California’s coastline. After several disastrous false starts, Sam and Karen come to acknowledge their true feelings for each other. A midnight escapade on Sam’s yacht proves the title of the book to be true.