The Round Tower by Catherine Cookson

Personally, I love this author. Catherine Cookson Author Dame Catherine Cookson, DBE was an English author. She became the United Kingdom’s most widely read novelist, with sales topping 100 million, while retaining a relatively low profile in the world of celebrity writers. This is just one of her stories.  I plan to bring the entire film to you this week.   The Round Tower   1998 (part 1)  Continued tomorrow. Set in mid-1950’s England, this story tells of the wealthy, socially upwardly-progressive Ratcliffe family. Their youngest daughter, seventeen year old Vanessa, feels alienated from her selfish parents, who are more interested …

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Between Boredom and Brilliance – Part Fourteen

       Chapter Fourteen – The Westons or the Blessings of True Friendship       Randall, the Westons’ home, was as stately a manor as was Hartfield, though not as large. The grounds were considerably smaller but the house itself had fair proportions. The easy distance of half a mile from Hartfield allowed Emma to visit her former governess twice a day, if she wished to. Now that Anne Weston, the former Miss Taylor, had given birth to little Clarissa, Emma was an even more frequent visitor. Randall had become Emma’s second home, to be sure.   After …

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Miss Julie 2014

Miss Julie is a drama film written and directed by Liv Ullmann, based on the play of the same title by August Strindberg and starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. It had its world premiere in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. In 1890, in Fermanagh, during the course of a midsummer night, Julie (Jessica Chastain), the daughter of the Count, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat, attempts to seduce her father’s valet, John (Colin Farrell). The affair quickly goes to some dark places, with power and class playing a key role. Cast: Jessica Chastain, Colin …

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WATCH: Tom Hardy Stars Opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Revenant’ Trailer

We’re getting a double dose of Tom Hardy this week with the updated trailer for Legend, and now we get to see him in the first look for the biopic The Revenant. The film reunites Hardy with his 2010 Inception co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. The action adventure film follows American wilderness explorer Hugh Glass, portrayed by DiCaprio. He was left for dead after being attacked by a bear, and he’s not happy with his team for abandoning him. The term revenant refers to someone who has made a return, and in some cases, from the dead. Hardy takes on the role of his disloyal …

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BBC Two Releases Trailer For Bloomsbury Group Drama ‘Life In Squares’ – TVWise

BBC Two Releases Trailer For Bloomsbury Group Drama ‘Life In Squares’ By Patrick Munn | BBC Two, Life In Squares Life In Squares (FT)BBC Two has released a trailer for their three-part Bloomsbury Group drama Life In Squares, which is set to premiere on Monday July 27th at 9pm. Life In Squares tells the story of the Bloomsbury group over 40 years, from the death of Queen Victoria to the Second World War, as they attempted to forge a life free from the constraints of the past. Their pursuit of freedom and beauty was always passionate, often impossible and ultimately …

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Between Boredom and Brilliance – Part Thirteen

  Chapter Thirteen – Frank Churchill, the prodigal son who did not return  home         After her night of vigilance, Emma was incredibly relieved when Frank Churchill suggested that they go to Randall, the Weston’s residence, for breakfast. Mrs Weston had kindly offered him and Jane  her hospitality, Frank said. Jane wanted to stay with her relatives, so that he would accompany Emma there. “Dear Mrs Weston does take a substantial interest in me, the son of her husband,” he elaborated to Emma, while escorting her to his fathers’ house. “Anne is such a dear, sweet woman,” …

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