Hmmm. It looks like someone went a little wild with the find and replace command.
Philip Howard discovered something odd about the copy of “War and Peace” he purchased for his new Nook: Every instance of the word “Kindle” had been clumsily replaced with the word “Nook.” I purchased Superior Formatting’s 99-cent edition of the classic novel, too, and Howard’s right: There are…
Just finished reading through the sample of letters at the link. Heartbreaking doesn’t begin to describe them.
Read the full article on The Daily Beast website, “Last Letters From World War I Literary Heroes.”
English poet Wilfred Owen’s last letter to his mother. Dated Oct. 31, 1918, Owen was killed on November 4, one week before the Armistice.
The Ransom Center holds a Wilfred Owen Collection of World War I Poetry, which includes some family correspondence as well.
What an extraordinary photograph. It makes me want to crawl right inside the image, to get back to that time and place. I want to explore the village and the chateau and talk to the people who lived there. Well, I’d have to learn French first, but my ancestry is French, so maybe it wouldn’t be so difficult to pick up. :)
Hautefort: Château and Village (Perigord Blanc, La Dordogne, France)
According to new research, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan survived for some time after crash landing on a Pacific atoll. Fascinating!
I hope this film does justice to Hugo’s story.
New Pictures From Les Miserables: Hugh Jackman dreams a dream…
As musical extravaganza Les Miserables inches towards the big screen waving a tricolour over its head and whooping in a vaguely French accent, our excitement levels surge. Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel promises big tunes, tense drama, romance and the kind of old-school Hollywood spectacle not seen since the heyday of MGM and RKO.
These new pics from the film have come to light over at USA Today (here: http://mediagallery.usatoday.com/Les+Miserables-From+Stage+to+Screen/G3938). They offer more of the intimicacy than the spectacle of Hooper’s movie, but show Hugh Jackman’s reinvented crim Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as pitiless lawman Javert, and Anne Hathaway as Joan of Arc lookalike Fantine, a woman forced to work as a prostitute and sell her hair to provide for her young daughter Cosette.
In the spirit of the stage musical, all of the film’s dialogue is sung. Susan Boyle fans - and surely that’s all of us - will want to know that ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ duties will fall to Hathaway. Here’s hoping Crowe gets to cover at least one 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts track.
Read more here.