Postcards From the Edge

She was the bestselling author of two further volumes of non-fiction –
Shockaholic (now collected with Wishful Drinking as The Carrie Fisher Collection
) and The Princess Diarist – and four novels: her debut Postcards from the Edge,
Surrender ...

Author: Carrie Fisher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849833656

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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** THE NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING CULT CLASSIC NOVEL ** ** In a new edition introduced by Stephen Fry ** ‘I don’t think you can even call this a drug. This is just a response to the conditions we live in.’ Suzanne Vale, formerly acclaimed actress, is in rehab, feeling like ‘something on the bottom of someone’s shoe, and not even someone interesting’. Immersed in the sometimes harrowing, often hilarious goings-on of the drug hospital and wondering how she’ll cope – and find work – back on the outside, she meets new patient Alex. Ambitious, good-looking in a Heathcliffish way and in the grip of a monumental addiction, he makes Suzanne realize that, however eccentric her life might seem, there’s always someone who’s even closer to the edge of reason. Carrie Fisher’s bestselling debut novel is an uproarious commentary on Hollywood – the home of success, sex and insecurity – and has become a beloved cult classic. ‘This novel, with its energy, bounce and generous delivery of a loud laugh on almost every page, stands as a declaration of war on two fronts: on normal and on unhappy’ STEPHEN FRY ‘A single woman’s answer to Nora Ephron’s Heartburn . . . the smart successor to Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays’ Los Angeles Times ‘A cult classic . . . A wonderfully funny, brash and biting novel’ Washington Post 'A wickedly shrewd black-humor riff on the horrors of rehab and the hollows of Hollywood life' People 'Searingly funny' Vogue

Postcards from the Edge of the Universe

Postcards from the Edge of the Universe An Anthology of Frontline Astronomy
from Around the World The Editors Lee Pullen Mariana Barrosa Lars Lindberg
Christensen ESO education and Public Outreach Department 8 the International

Author: Lee Pullen

Publisher: ESO

ISBN: 9783923524648


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Postcards from the Edge

Pictures from the past of Britain's remotest lighthouses with interesting historical information

Author: Christopher Nicholson

Publisher: Whittles Pub

ISBN: 9781904445593

Category: History

Page: 143

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We've been sending one another postcards for well over a century now usually brief messages to our friends and family telling them about the weather on our holidays or where we're visiting next on our travels. A hundred years ago we sent postcards with more serious messages important, personal information about births, marriages and deaths, urgent requests for help, or just to keep in touch before the use of the telephone became widespread. The choice of subjects featured on postcards today is vast, but amongst the most popular has always been the lighthouse a symbol of safety and reliability, and evidence of Man's basic instinct to warn and reassure. Over the years, almost every British lighthouse has featured on a postcard of some description, and the ones with easy access are regularly updated with different views. This new book from Christopher Nicholson, author of the highly-acclaimed Rock Lighthouses of Britain, concentrates on vintage postcards featuring the remotest lighthouses of all. Within these pages are snapshots of the past and moments in time from the very edge of Britain granite pillars rising from sea-swept reefs or the lights on uninhabited storm-lashed islets dotted around the coasts of England, Wales and Scotland. Some of these cards are artists' impressions, some are hand-tinted, while others are real sepia or black and white photographs but they all show how things used to look and how life used to be at the very extremes of offshore Britain. Due to their age these postcards are now valuable documents of social history keepers posing with their families or being relieved at the end of their stint of duty and they also illustrate the changing appearance of the lighthouses, together with the appalling weather the keepers endured. Proof, if such were needed, that there was nowhere too isolated nor weather too rough that would daunt the determined postcard photographer! It was perhaps because of the very remoteness of the lighthouses that drew people to buy the postcards and these evocative photographs will invoke an appreciation of those bygone times. With chapters on 'pillar lights', 'island lights', 'relief days', 'wild winds and white water' and 'curiosities' the author has been given unique access to the collections of private individuals and lighthouse authorities to compile a fascinating and nostalgic work. Each lighthouse featured is accompanied by interesting historical details as well as a selection of vintage postcard views with extended captions some over a century old.

Race Place and the Seaside

This is the first academic monograph to focus exclusively on issues of race, ethnicity, whiteness and multiculture at the English seaside.

Author: Daniel Burdsey


ISBN: 9781349686544

Category: Ethnicity

Page: 295

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This is the first academic monograph to focus exclusively on issues of race, ethnicity, whiteness and multiculture at the English seaside. The book calls for acknowledgement of the racialised nature of this environment, and proposes that its distinctive spaces, places, traditions and narratives should be included within broader analyses of race in contemporary Britain. Introducing the concept of 'coastal liquidity' to explain shifting ethno-racial demographics, migratory politics and spatial dynamics at the edge of the sea, along with the relative im/mobilities of the minority ethnic communities who move and reside there, the author provides a relational exploration of seaside experiences: both as a locus of racialised categorisation, exclusion and subjugation, and one of resistance, conviviality and intercultural exchange. Combining theoretical insight and empirical fieldwork, the book disrupts dominant thinking that fixes ontologically minority ethnic bodies to urban spaces, and overcomes their erasure and silencing from the seaside landscapes of the popular imagination.

Postcards from the Past

At the lake's edge the wild cherry tree leans like an elegant ghost, its delicate
bare branches silver with ice, yearning ... staring down at the frozen, wintry scene
and, all the while, her fingers fret around the edges of the postcard thrust deep
into ...

Author: Marcia Willett

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466846518

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Beloved novelist Marcia Willett continues to captivate readers with her inspiring novels about family, friendship, and love. In Postcards from the Past Siblings Billa and Ed share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall. With family and friends nearby, and their living arrangements free and easy, they seem as contented as they can be. But when postcards start arriving from a sinister figure they thought belonged well and truly in their pasts, old memories are stirred. Why is he contacting them now? And what has he been hiding all these years?

Reading Notes

Postcards From the Edge : An Overview of Marginalia in Icelandic Manuscripts M
. J . Driscoll There are about 1000 Icelandic vellum manuscripts preserved from
the middle ages , the oldest from the mid twelfth century , and perhaps 20 , 000 ...

Author: Dirk van Hulle

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042018211

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 415

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Reading notes constitute a vast resource for an understanding of literary history and culture. They indicate what writers read as well as how they read and what they used in their own work. As such, they play an important role in both the reception and the production of texts. The essays in this volume, representing the newest trends in European and international textual scholarship, examine literary creation and the relationship between reading and writing. To study how readers respond to writing and how reading engenders new writing, the contributing scholars no longer take for granted that authors write in splendid isolation, but turn to a more broadly sociological investigation of authorship, assigning new roles to the writer as reader, notetaker, annotator, book collector and so on. Notes and annotations may be fragmentary, private, undigested and embryonic, but as witnesses to the reading process, they tell unique stories about writers and readers, ranging from great marginalists like Coleridge to women annotators of cookbooks. This subject of research is a junction of several fields of research and tries to bridge gaps between separate disciplines with a common ground, such as the history of the book, the history of reading, and the history of writing, scholarly editing, and textual genetics (the analysis, commentary and critical interpretation of the way in which works of art come into being), bridging the gap between literary and textual criticism.

New York Magazine

WALLEY STREAM–GREEN ACRES-(561-2100). #1—Fantasia. #2—Memphis
Belle. #3—Avalon. #4– Henry & June. 45—Ghost. #6—Postcards From the Edge;
The Jungle Book. i84. WESTBURY-WESTBURY—(333–1911). #1–Ghost.





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Light Motives

E. A. Dupont , Germany 1925. American version ( 79 mins . ) available on VHS
from Facets . German version available from the Filmmuseum Berlin . CHAPTER
Postcards from the Edge " Education to Tourism 60 RICHARD W. MCCORMICK.

Author: Antje Ascheid

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814330456

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 442

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Light Motives undertakes a long overdue critical reassessment of German popular cinema, challenging the traditional view of German film history and offering new ways to think about popular cinema in general.

Postcards from Rainbow s End

He turned it slowly and discovered a small barb. He gave it three rubs across the
striker of the matchbook. Holding it up to the light, he looked at it again. "There...
got ya, you bastard", he whispered aloud. Lane carefully laid it on the edge of the

Author: R. Buddy Murphy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449092500

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 669

A captivating journey of life, misadventures and survival through the eyes of Lane Webster. The flashbacks are riviting and exciting, the pages almost turn on their own! It starts with a blast of demonic energy & just keeps going and going until the last page has been turned. A good and easy read that keeps you begging for more. Lane Webster... What a guy, and the colourful characters he meets on the journey provide a tale that must be told and must be heard. I dare you to try and put it down. Go ahead... Try.

Postcards from the Edge of Football

The changing face of football is documented through hundreds of postcards

Author: Hunter Davies

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing

ISBN: 9781845965587

Category: History

Page: 240

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The changing face of football is documented through hundreds of postcards

Postcards From Surfers

He leansagainst thewall to unwrap it, andsees me hesitating at the slotof the
letterbox, holding up the postcards and ... My father is already up: while the kettle
boils he stands out on the edge of the grass, the edge of his property, looking at
the ...

Author: Helen Garner

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857960423

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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A short shot of brilliant storytelling one of the most celebrated modern Australian short stories is now available to read by itself, wherever you are. A young woman from Melbourne visits her parents, and Auntie Lorna, in Surfers Paradise. As she stays with them, and writes postcard after postcard home, she thinks back on relationships that have shaped her. Helen Garner's collection Postcards from Surfers heralded a new generation of Australian writing, and her beautifully detailed, honest and evocative prose is on perfect display in this the title story.

Postcards From Last Summer

in Connecticut, Elle DuBois sat at the edge of the turquoise pool, kicking her legs
to break the monotonous surface of the water. She loved swimming and had
already done thirty laps, which was not the easiest feat in a pool shaped like a ...

Author: Roz Bailey

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 161773389X

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Darcy, Tara and Lindsay are the best of friends who reconnect every summer for a few weeks of catching up and living easy. The summertime is anything but boring for these three strong women who indulge in the best of what's in season: romance, excitement and the time of their lives.

Going Online with Protocols

POSTcARDS FROM The eDge The opener Postcards from the Edge is a favorite
of many face-to-face protocol facilitators, ... version, protocol participants are
typically given picture postcards, often composed of blackand-white photographs.

Author: Joseph P. McDonald

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771910

Category: Education

Page: 141

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Many users of the popular professional development book, The Power of Protocols, discovered that protocols are also very useful for online teaching. This new book, by three of the same authors, focuses on using protocols to enhance learning with their students in multiple environments including onlinea growing sector of the educational world. Going Online with Protocols lays out the diverse challenges faced by teachers and by facilitators in the online world and provides readers with strategies to tackle them. The authors provide online adaptations for such traditional protocols as the Tuning Protocol, the Collaborative Assessment Conference, and the Consultancy Protocol. They also offer entirely new protocols unique to online environments. This dynamic resource combines a rich theoretical background with step-by-step illustrations of powerful protocols, along with tips on how and when to use them.

Postcards from the Heart

He stood at the window and gripped the edge of the sink. Why hadn't she texted
him? He could have spent this time writing. Why was she being such a bitch? He
caught his breath. He couldn't believe he'd just thought that. He wasn't just ...

Author: Ella Griffin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409122409

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'A fresh, funny new voice. Ella Griffin can make you laugh and then cry in the turn of a page' MARIAN KEYES Life is looking up for Saffy. She has a great job, a gorgeous flat in the most desirable part of Dublin and - after six years - it looks like her boyfriend, Greg, is going to propose. Greg (just voted the 9th most eligible man in Ireland) is on a high, too - he's about to swap his part as a heart-throb in an Irish soap for a break in Hollywood. His best mate Conor wakes up every morning with Jess, the most beautiful woman on the planet but, even after seven years and two kids, she won't marry him. He spends his days teaching teenagers and his nights writing the book he hopes will change everything, including Jess's mind. But their happy endings are playing hard to get. It seems everyone's keeping secrets - one night stands, heartbreak, grief and loss are all in the mix. It's going to take some tough questions and even tougher answers before anyone's being honest - even with themselves.

Postcards from Times Square

One of the first businesses to recognize the changing reality was the Pabst
Brewery , whose directors opened a hotel at the southern edge of the Longacre
in 1899 , anticipating a growing demand for rooms . Significantly , the Pabst
Hotel's ...

Author: George J. Lankevich

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757001000

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 186

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Through images that span half a century, "Postcards from Times Square" presents pictures of an era that has been the home of movie palaces and playhouses, of elite restaurants and fast food chains, and of the best-known New Year's celebration in the world. 100 postcards.

Postcards from the Past

... which was only a block away . Perhaps the most important reason for their
popularity was the presence of Al Larwill . Larwill had come to Vancouver in 1887
and lived on the edge of the grounds in a shack filled with sports equipment ,
which ...

Author: Fred Thirkell

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781895811230

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

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City of Vancouver Heritage award winner, 2003 Postcards From The Past provides a nostalgic and enlightening glimpse of Vancouver and surrounding environs during its first great decade of growth, years now known as the Edwardian Era. Authors Fred Thirkell and Bob Scullion have presented a collection of outstanding postcard images, complemented by historical anecdotes and amusing asides. Complete with maps showing the sites of the original photos, this collection allows readers to gain a new perspective of a grand time and a magnificent place.

Youngstown Postcards From the Steel City

Established in 1796 by John Young, the city that bears his name started life as a
tiny village on the edge of what was then the “wild west.” From these humble
origins, Youngstown became one of the largest steel manufacturers in the world
by ...

Author: Donna M. DeBlasio

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439630402

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Youngstown, Ohio was a rapidly growing industrial city in the early 20th century. In 1900, the city had a population of about 45,000; ten years later, it nearly doubled to 80,000, and by 1920 had reached 120,000. This phenomenal growth was reflected in a number of structures that dotted the city's skyline, including the Mahoning Bank Building, the Masonic Temple, and the plants of three major steel companies along the banks of the Mahoning River. Youngstown also had new places for its citizens to play during this period-Idora Park, Mill Creek Park, and Wick Park. And this was all preserved for the future through another early-20th century phenomenon-the postcard. Over 190 vintage postcards illustrate this book, which will bring the reader back to the era when Youngstown was rapidly becoming the third largest steel producer in the nation.

Postcards from the Schoolhouse Practitioner Scholars Examine Contemporary Issues in Instructional Leadership

Postcards are somehow quaint reminders of our deliberate, snail mail past. The
schoolhouse brings to mind a community center to which children walked to learn
their letters and cipher. A little red building on the edge of town where a ...

Author: Kimberly Kappler Hewitt


ISBN: 1467565342

Category: Curriculum planning

Page: 240

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Consumer Research

Postcards From the Edge Stephen Brown, Darach Turley. 12. A. postcard. from.
the. very. edge. Mortality. and. marketing. Darach. Tnrley. Dennis passed through
and opening the door marked 'Inquiries' found himself in a raftered ...

Author: Stephen Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134690029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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Consumer Research: Postcards from the Edge is a collection of cutting-edge essays by leading exponents of postmodern consumer research from Europe and America. Topics covered include: * chronicle, composition and fabulation in consumer research * postmodern approaches to pluralism in consumer research * marketing in cyberspace * poststructuralism in marketing * semiotics in marketing and consumer research

Postcards From Buenos Aires The Playboy of Argentina Kept at the Argentine s Command One Night Twin Consequences

Surely this next round of dancing with these outrageously sensual dancers would
focus her on something other than Rocco Hermida. She sat on the edge of her
small wooden seat, watching Buenos Aires at its best. This passion was what ...

Author: Bella Frances

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474095224

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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An Argentine Seduction...