Watch out, Broadway! Babymouse tries out for the school play in the next book in the Babymousetastic, highly illustrated Babymouse: Tales from the Locker series. All of middle school's a play--at least, it seems that way to Babymouse. So when she hears about auditions for the school play, she jumps at the chance. She knows she's destined to be the lead! Or the lead's best friend. Or...Clown #2? Babymouse scrambles to memorize her one line, work on set design, and try to wrap her head around stage directions. But when the big show has a major glitch, it will take all of Babymouse's newfound skills to save the play. Le exhausted sigh.
A new ghoulish mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of A Ghostly Light featuring Mel Turner, a ghost-whispering contractor. Mel Turner can’t resist the chance to bring the Crockett Theatre, a decrepit San Francisco Art Deco movie palace, back to life. But there’s a catch for Turner Construction: Several artists are currently squatting in the building, and they aren’t the only ones haunting the once-grand halls of the historic theater.… When one of the squatters is found dead, the police department has a long list of suspects to investigate. Meanwhile, Mel and her fiancé, Landon, are remodeling an old house for themselves, and Mel finds being on the other side of a home renovation project more challenging than she expected. When Mel discovers that the former owner of the Crockett Theatre died under mysterious circumstances, and that there just might be a connection to the ghost haunting her own attic, the case takes a new turn—one that could bring down the curtain for the last time.
Two desperate journeys. One unscripted finale. A mesmerizing contemporary thriller. Thirty-nine-year-old Enora Andresson is a successful actress and a woman in her prime. But for how long? Tests have revealed an aggressive brain tumour that could kill her. Already struggling with the wreckage of her marriage and a strained relationship with her teenage son, Malo, she hasn’t anticipated the appearance of investigative journalist Mitch Culligan on her doorstep. Mitch is writing a book about entrepreneur and one-time drug baron Hayden Prentice – a multi-millionaire who once crossed paths with Enora, and whom Mitch believes has helped fund the push to take the UK out of Europe. Mitch is determined to expose the murky swirl of politics, power and influence around Brexit – but in order to do so, he needs Enora’s help . . . Enora must confront her past while facing a deeply uncertain future. Can she survive near-impossible odds?
Olivia and her friends are auditioning for a production of 'Romeo and Juliet' in the West End. It makes Olivia realise just how much she wants to be an actress, like her mum was. But her father asks her to perform with him in a high-wire stunt instead. How can she choose between her parents? And love is in the air at the Swan School of Theatre and Dance. But when the curtain falls, will everyone get their fairytale happy ending?
The art of portraiture in poetry is traceable from the Latin poets and Chaucer via Goldsmith, Wordsworth and Browning, to the modern era of Rimbaud, Cavafy, Auden, Lowell and Hofmann. Poetry is an art form which encourages introspection, so it is a welcome break to find these poets looking outward, fondly or otherwise, in homage or in satire, at their fellow performers on the human stage. Here, you may find yourself rubbing shoulders with the likes of Elvis Presley, Oscar Wilde, and the Duke of Buckingham, or buttonholed by intriguing gatecrashers to the virtual party. Who is Butch Weldy, for instance? And what did become of Waring?
The Life and Times of Franklyn Vincent Ellison Seales
Author: Lennox Seales
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When we sit back and reflect on significant events, evoke memories of people in our past, assess important aspects of our current lives, and how one man could have played such a transformative role in the journey of so many through life, it is not surprising, in this moment of calm reflection, that we find ourselves inspired to memorialize his remarkable achievements born of a compelling yearning, an insatiable appetite, an incurable drive to live his dreams. Such was a man named Franklyn Vincent Ellison Seales, the natural born son of Francis Seales, a merchant seaman and government employee of Portuguese, English, Scottish and African ancestry and Olive Seales, nee Allen, a homemaker of Portuguese and native Carib Indian stock. He was the youngest of that family of five: three girls and two boys born on 15 July 1952 in the small village of Calliaqua, St Vincent and the Grenadines. We celebrate that he was the first native of the island to graduate from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City that led him to appear on the Silver screen in Hollywood.
This book highlights the importance of home sweet home. People living in old age homes share their bitter experiences with other inmates of old age home and before an audience in an annual function. These unfortunate people miss their sweet homes badly. All their lives, they spent their valuable time and enormous energy building their beautiful luxurious cozy homes in the hope they will spend their silver years there with comfort and ease. But these people are forced to live in old age home away from their sons, daughters and grandchildren. They are separated from their relatives and neighbors. One unique gathering unfolds that these unfortunate people have a good time here and a few realize their cherished goals while staying at Old age home. But in the end it comes out that our own home is our real place. Staying at old age homes is a dangerous trend and we should strive to arrest this.
On a sultry afternoon in the summer of 1936 a young woman is witness to an attempted murder in a London hotel room. Nina, a West End actress, faces a dilemma: she shouldn't have been at the hotel in the first place, and certainly not with a married man. But once it becomes apparent that she has seen the face of the man the newspapers have dubbed ‘the Tie-Pin Killer’ she realises that unless she acts quickly, more women will die... From the glittering murk of Soho’s underworld, to the grease paint and ghost-lights of theatreland, Curtain Call is a poignant and gripping story about love and death in a society dancing towards the abyss.
Emily Forbes longs to become a renowned opera singer. When it finally seems her dream is within reach, she dismisses her detective brother’s concerns and heads to New York City, where she lands the lead role in a production. While rehearsing, she meets an esteemed physician and psychologist named Samuel DeKlerk. The last name is familiar, and before long, she’s digging through the only case her brother never closed. At first put off by the newcomer prying into his past, Sam soon joins in the search, desiring to see his sister’s killer brought to justice. As Emily and Sam work to solve a case gone cold, mere tolerance for each other turns to mutual respect. Might love be waiting for them in the final act?