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The Lost Princess in Winter's Grip (Tell Me A Story Bedtime Stories for Kids Book 4) Kindle Edition

About The Lost Princess in Winter's Grip<p>Annabeth lives a normal life as a happy girl in a small town. Then one day her life is turned upside down by …

"Once Upon a Time" Rewrites Fairy Tales—But Misses A Big Opportunity

Fall TV season is upon us! Two of the shows I’m cautiously excited for are the third season of <i>Once Upon a Time</i> and its brand-new spinoff, <i>Once Upon a</i> …

Balthazar, Lawrence Durrell

Balthazar is the second of four novels - each telling the same story from a difference perspective - in Lawrence Durrell’s Magnum opus: ‘The Alexandria Quartet.’ In this novel, Darley, from whose viewpoint the first novel Justine is told, is forced to revisit, re-evaluate and revise his previous interpretation of the past when his Alexandrian friend Balthazar pays an unexpected visit to his Corfu island retreat.<p>Durrell presents multiple perspectives in his Quartet, creating what he described as …

Peter Sís

Peter Sís is a Czech born, New York based author, illustrator and filmmaker whose impressive list of awards includes being a six times recipient of The New York Times Book Review <i>Best Illustrated Book of the Year</i>.<p>Beginning his career as an award winning filmmaker in his native country, his life took a different direction when he was sent by the Czechoslovak authorities in 1984 to film the Winter Olympic Games in Los Angeles. After being ordered to return home when the entire Eastern bloc decided …

Charles Mozley

Charles Mozely (1912-1991) was a prolific English artist, illustrator and graphic designer whose work has drawn comparisons with Toulouse-Lautrec. He found success as a book illustrator and jacket designer in both Britain and the United States, illustrating over 80 books and more than 60 jacket designs. His belief that the artist was responsible not just for creating the illustration, but also how it should be reproduced, led to his involvement in typographic design and interest in the type of …

The Lady’s Dressing-Room

In the preface to <i>The Lady’s Dressing Room</i> (published in 1892), its French author, Baroness Staffe, asks the question: <i>“What is life, what is love, without some illusions?”</i> The book, a guide for women on how to be beautiful, primarily, for the sake of their husbands, offers tips on: skincare, exercise and, even, rhinoplasty. Baroness Staffe seems to have applied the art of illusion to every aspect of her being; she was not, in fact, a real aristocratic Baroness, but a descendant of more humble, …