The Best of Round the Horne


Author: Barry Took,Mat Coward
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780752218090
Category: Radio scripts
Page: 240
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Round the Horne ran from 1965 to 1968 starring Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee, the weekly comedy brought such characters as Rambling Syd Rumpo, Kenneth Horne Master Spy and Julian and Sandy. With its mixture of surreal humour, verbal games, parody and double entendre, the show pushed the boundaries of comedy at a time when permissiveness was changing society's values.

War along the Border

The Mexican Revolution and Tejano Communities
Author: Arnoldo De León
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603445706
Category: History
Page: 352
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Table of Contents:Foreword, Tatcho MindiolaIntroduction, Arnoldo De LeónBeyond Borders: Causes and Consequences of the Mexican Revolution, Paul HartThe Mexican Revolution’s Impact on Tejano Communities: The Historiographic Record, Arnoldo De León La Rinchada: Revolution, Revenge, and the Rangers, 1910–1920, Richard RibbThe Mexican Revolution, Revolución de Texas, and Matanza de1915, Trinidad Gonzales The El Paso Race Riot of 1916, Miguel A. Levario The Mexican Revolution and the Women of El México de Afuera, the Pan American Round Table, and the Cruz AzulMexicana, Juanita Luna LawhnWomen’s Labor and Activism in the Greater Mexican Borderlands, 1910–1930, Sonia Hernández Salt of the Earth: The Immigrant Experience of Gerónimo Treviño, Roberto R. Treviño Sleuthing Immigrant Origins: Felix Tijerina and His Mexican Revolution Roots, Thomas H. Kreneck “The Population Is Overwhelmingly Mexican; Most of It Is in Sympathy with the Revolution . . . .”: Mexico’s Revolution of 1910 and the Tejano Community in the Big Bend, John Eusebio KlingemannSmuggling in Dangerous Times: Revolution and Communities in the Tejano Borderlands, George T. DíazEureka! The Mexican Revolution in African American Context, 1910–1920, Gerald Horne and Margaret StevensUnderstanding Greater Revolutionary Mexico: The Case for a Transnational Border History, Raúl A. RamosSelected BibliographyAbout the ContributorsIndex

Round Mr Horne

The Life of Kenneth Horne
Author: Barry Johnston
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1781312036
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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DIV When Kenneth Horne died in 1969 at the age of 61, he was described as 'the last of the truly great radio comics'. In a broadcasting career spanning more than 25 years he starred in three of the most popular radio comedy series of all time - "Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh", "Beyond Our Ken" and "Round the Horne". Born in 1907, Horne was the youngest of seven children of a Congregationalist preacher and MP. He won a half-blue for tennis at Cambridge but was sent down for failing his exams. In 1939 he joined the RAF and rose to the rank of Wing Commander before he broke into broadcasting after compeering a troop concert on the BBC. With his brother officer, Richard 'Dickie' Murdoch he created the hugely popular Much-Binding-in the-Marsh set on a remote RAF station 'somewhere in England' which ran for ten years. After leaving the RAF he successfully combined two careers, as a businessman and a broadcaster, until he suffered a stroke in 1958 and had to cut short his business career. During his convalescence he helped to devise the legendary radio series "Beyond Our Ken" in which he presided amiably over a cast of anarchic characters played by Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee. This was followed by "Round the Horne" which has been called 'the funniest comedy series in radio history'. In 1969 Kenneth Horne collapsed and died on stage while presenting a television awards programme. /div

Crave the Night

A Midnight Breed Novel
Author: Lara Adrian
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0345532651
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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A key member of the Order -- an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires -- Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan's hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire -- a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan's elusive quarry.

Intermediate Mandolin

The Complete Mandolin Method
Author: Greg Horne
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739034729
Category: Music
Page: 96
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Great for mandolinists who have learned the basics and are ready to take the next step. Important techniques are introduced like hammer-ons and pull-offs, different styles of tremolo, slides, cross-picking and rolls. Also included are in-depth discussions of how to learn tunes, introductions to new time signatures, and a more in-depth look at important musical styles.

Beginning Mandolin


Author: Greg Horne
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739037324
Category: Music
Page: 96
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Comprehensive instruction for the serious mandolinist. One of America's leading schools for contemporary music-The National Guitar Workshop-teaches you the concepts, techniques and theory you need to become a virtuoso performer. 96 pages each.

Attention All Shipping

A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast
Author: Charlie Connelly
Publisher: Abacus
ISBN: 0748131876
Category: Travel
Page: 384
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This solemn, rhythmic intonation of the shipping forecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben chiming the hour. Since its first broadcast in the 1920s it has inspired poems, songs and novels in addition to its intended objective of warning generations of seafarers of impending storms and gales. Sitting at home listening to the shipping forecast can be a cosily reassuring experience. There's no danger of a westerly gale eight, veering southwesterly increasing nine later (visibility poor) gusting through your average suburban living room, blowing the Sunday papers all over the place and startling the cat. Yet familiar though the sea areas are by name, few people give much thought to where they are or what they contain. In ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING Charlie Connelly wittily explores the places behind the voice, those mysterious regions whose names seem often to bear no relation to conventional geography. Armchair travel will never be the same again.

Mandolin Primer


Author: Bert Casey
Publisher: Watch & Learn
ISBN: 9781893907331
Category: Music
Page: 56
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Presents techniques and exercises to play the mandolin to beginning players.

Seven Ages of Paris


Author: Alistair Horne
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804151695
Category: History
Page: 496
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In this luminous portrait of Paris, the celebrated historian gives us the history, culture, disasters, and triumphs of one of the world’s truly great cities. While Paris may be many things, it is never boring. From the rise of Philippe Auguste through the reigns of Henry IV and Louis XIV (who abandoned Paris for Versailles); Napoleon’s rise and fall; Baron Haussmann’s rebuilding of Paris (at the cost of much of the medieval city); the Belle Epoque and the Great War that brought it to an end; the Nazi Occupation, the Liberation, and the postwar period dominated by de Gaulle--Horne brings the city’s highs and lows, savagery and sophistication, and heroes and villains splendidly to life. With a keen eye for the telling anecdote and pivotal moment, he portrays an array of vivid incidents to show us how Paris endures through each age, is altered but always emerges more brilliant and beautiful than ever. The Seven Ages of Paris is a great historian’s tribute to a city he loves and has spent a lifetime learning to know. "Knowledgeable and colorful, written with gusto and love.... [An] ambitious and skillful narrative that covers the history of Paris with considerable brio and fervor." —LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW

The Tale of Castle Cottage


Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425251539
Category: Fiction
Page: 303
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Beatrix and William's impending nuptials are delayed when the remodeling of their future home, Castle Cottage, causes more problems than anticipated, as a carpenter who was fired for stealing turns up dead.

Eye Marty

The Newly Discovered Autobiography of a Comic Genius
Author: Marty Feldman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781942600756
Category:
Page: 320
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Completed before he died, thirty years ago, this is the newly discovered autobiography of one of the most influential comedians of recent times, Marty Feldman. Marty was a professional writer, and considered himself a writer first, and an actor second. Feldman created a number of immensely successful and influential shows such as Marty, The Frost Report and sketches for Monty Python. He was one of the most essential creative forces in British comedy embodied also by his close friends and creative partners from Beyond the Fringe (especially Peter Cook and Dudley Moore) and Monty Python (especially John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Eric Idle). Marty played the fool, often very happily and with tremendous talent and volcanic, anarchic energy, for his entire life. His face is what many people most immediately remember. It was a face that David Frost, one of his bosses, characterized as 'too grotesque' for television -- see what Feldman has to say about Frost, and Francis Bacon, and John Lennon... Marty Feldman finished, and set aside eYE Marty soon before traveling to Mexico to shoot his final film. He did not know that he would die there, although he certainly felt he might die soon, and was haunted by the notion. The book is exactly as Feldman wrote it: Mark Flanagan had it transcribed, with even the photos inserted where Feldman had noted they should go. Hilarious, deeply charming, aphoristic, ironic, charged throughout with lust for life and filled with scenes of great vanished eras and and portraits of other performers and friends, eYE Marty is the amazing discovery of the story of a man who was at the heart of the British comedy revolution.

Star Wars

The Original Marvel Years Omnibus
Author: N.A
Publisher: Marvel
ISBN: 9780785191063
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 880
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As the phenomenon dawned in 1977, Marvel Comics published the very first STAR WARS comic-book series. Now, the House of ideas is re-presenting those original adventures in its wampa-sized Omnibus format! It's the return of the Jedi to Marvel in an opening volume that begins tith A NEW HOPE and ends with THE EMPRIE STRIKES BACK. In between, the Rebels face a wealth of new perils--from space pirate Crimson Jack to the bounty hunter Beilert Valance, as well as a surprisingly svelte Jabba the Hut (one "t"). Luke goes back to Tatooine, Leia battles alone, Han and Chewie play the deadly Big Game, and Darth Vader hunts for answers! With all your old favorites and plenty of new faces--hello, Jaxxon!--there's no doubt, the Force is strong with this one! COLLECTING: STAR WARS 1-44, Annual 1

The Price of Glory

Verdun 1916
Author: Alistair Horne
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141937521
Category: History
Page: 400
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The battle of Verdun lasted ten months. It was a battle in which at least 700,000 men fell, along a front of fifteen miles. Its aim was less to defeat the enemy than bleed him to death and a battleground whose once fertile terrain is even now a haunted wilderness. Alistair Horne's classic work, continuously in print for over fifty years, is a profoundly moving, sympathetic study of the battle and the men who fought there. It shows that Verdun is a key to understanding the First World War to the minds of those who waged it, the traditions that bound them and the world that gave them the opportunity.

Round Mr Horne

The Life of Kenneth Horne
Author: Barry Johnston
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1781312036
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 389

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DIV When Kenneth Horne died in 1969 at the age of 61, he was described as 'the last of the truly great radio comics'. In a broadcasting career spanning more than 25 years he starred in three of the most popular radio comedy series of all time - "Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh", "Beyond Our Ken" and "Round the Horne". Born in 1907, Horne was the youngest of seven children of a Congregationalist preacher and MP. He won a half-blue for tennis at Cambridge but was sent down for failing his exams. In 1939 he joined the RAF and rose to the rank of Wing Commander before he broke into broadcasting after compeering a troop concert on the BBC. With his brother officer, Richard 'Dickie' Murdoch he created the hugely popular Much-Binding-in the-Marsh set on a remote RAF station 'somewhere in England' which ran for ten years. After leaving the RAF he successfully combined two careers, as a businessman and a broadcaster, until he suffered a stroke in 1958 and had to cut short his business career. During his convalescence he helped to devise the legendary radio series "Beyond Our Ken" in which he presided amiably over a cast of anarchic characters played by Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee. This was followed by "Round the Horne" which has been called 'the funniest comedy series in radio history'. In 1969 Kenneth Horne collapsed and died on stage while presenting a television awards programme. /div