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Malcolm Bradbury
Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE
CBE
(7 September 1932 – 27 November 2000) was an English author and academic.[1]Contents1 Life 2 Works2.1 Fiction2.1.1 The History Man 2.1.2 Cuts3 Bibliography (incomplete) 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksLife[edit] Bradbury was born in Sheffield, the son of a railwayman.[2] His family moved to London in 1935, but returned to Sheffield
Sheffield
in 1941 with his brother and mother. The family later moved to Nottingham
Nottingham
and in 1943 Bradbury attended West Bridgford
West Bridgford
Grammar School, where he remained until 1950. He read English at University College, Leicester and gained a first-class degree in English in 1953
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Sheffield
Sheffield
Sheffield
(/ˈʃɛfiːəld/ ( listen)) is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. With some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wider economic base. The population of the City of Sheffield
Sheffield
is 575,400 (mid-2016 est.)[2] and it is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up the Core Cities Group.[3] Sheffield
Sheffield
is the third largest English district by population. The metropolitan population of Sheffield
Sheffield
is 1,569,000.[1] The city is in the eastern foothills of the Pennines, and the valleys of the River Don and its four tributaries, the Loxley, the Porter Brook, the Rivelin and the Sheaf
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Porterhouse Blue
Porterhouse Blue
Porterhouse Blue
is a novel written by Tom Sharpe, first published in 1974. A satirical look at Cambridge life and the struggle between tradition and reform, Porterhouse Blue
Porterhouse Blue
tells the story of Skullion, the Head Porter of Porterhouse, a fictional college of Cambridge University. The novel has a sequel, Grantchester Grind. In 1987, Channel 4
Channel 4
adapted Porterhouse Blue
Porterhouse Blue
into a TV series of the same name.Contents1 Characters 2 Plot 3 Adaptations3.1 TV mini-series 3.2 Audio books4 See also 5 References 6 External linksCharacters[edit] The central characters are Skullion, the Head Porter; Lionel Zipser, a research graduate student; Sir Godber Evans, the Master; Lady Mary, the Master's wife; the Dean; and Mrs
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Philip Larkin
Philip Arthur Larkin CH CBE FRSL (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985) was an English poet, novelist and librarian. His first book of poetry, The North Ship, was published in 1945, followed by two novels, Jill (1946) and A Girl in Winter (1947), and he came to prominence in 1955 with the publication of his second collection of poems, The Less Deceived, followed by The Whitsun Weddings
The Whitsun Weddings
(1964) and High Windows (1974)
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West Riding Of Yorkshire
The West Riding of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
is one of the three historic subdivisions of Yorkshire, England. From 1889 to 1974 the administrative county, County of York, West Riding (abbreviated: "County of York
York
(W.R.)") (the area under the control of West Riding County Council), was based closely on the historic boundaries
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
Francis Scott Key
Francis Scott Key
Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. While he achieved limited success in his lifetime, he is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night
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The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island
Long Island
in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby
Jay Gatsby
and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan
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Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
Europe
is the eastern part of the European continent. There is no consensus on the precise area it covers, partly because the term has a wide range of geopolitical, geographical, cultural, and socioeconomic connotations. There are "almost as many definitions of Eastern Europe
Europe
as there are scholars of the region".[1] A related United Nations
United Nations
paper adds that "every assessment of spatial identities is essentially a social and cultural construct".[2] One definition describes Eastern Europe
Europe
as a cultural entity: the region lying in Europe
Europe
with the main characteristics consisting of Greek, Byzantine, Eastern Orthodox, Russian, and some Ottoman culture influences.[3][4] Another definition was created during the Cold War and used more or less synonymously with the term Eastern Bloc
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Blott On The Landscape
Blott on the Landscape is a novel by Tom Sharpe which was first published in 1975. The book was adapted into a 6-part television series of the same name for BBC television in 1985.Contents1 Plot 2 Adaptations2.1 1985 TV series 2.2 Audio book3 ReferencesPlot[edit] The story revolves around the proposed construction of a motorway—M101 in the book and the M399 in the BBC series—through Cleene Gorge in rural South Worfordshire—a fictional gorge in a fictional English county. At one end of Cleene Gorge is Handyman Hall; the home of the politician Sir Giles Lynchwood and his wife Lady Maud Lynchwood. Sir Giles is secretly in favour of ensuring that the motorway passes through the Cleene Gorge (and is actually the originator of the plan) as it will mean he will be paid the compensation for the destruction of Handyman Hall, which is under a covenant preventing its sale
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Alison Lurie
Alison Lurie (born September 3, 1926) is an American novelist and academic. She won the Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for her 1984 novel Foreign Affairs. Although better known as a novelist, she has also written numerous non-fiction books and articles, particularly on children's literature and the semiotics of dress.Contents1 Personal life 2 Fiction2.1 Themes and characters 2.2 Adaptations3 Children's literature 4 Non-fiction 5 Awards 6 Notes 7 References 8 External linksPersonal life[edit] Lurie was born in Chicago
Chicago
but grew up in White Plains, New York, the daughter of Bernice (Stewart) and Harry Lawrence Lurie, a Latvian-born professor.[1][2][3] She graduated from Radcliffe College
Radcliffe College
in 1947.[4] The next year she married Jonathan Peale Bishop, then a graduate student at Harvard
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Knight Bachelor
The dignity of Knight
Knight
Bachelor is the most basic and lowest rank of a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is currently a part of the British honours system.[1] Knights Bachelor are the most ancient sort of British knight (the rank existed during the 13th century reign of King Henry III), but Knights Bachelor rank below knights of chivalric orders. There is no female counterpart to Knight
Knight
Bachelor
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The Green Man (Kingsley Amis Novel)
The Green Man (ISBN 978-0-89733-220-0) is a 1969 novel by British author Kingsley Amis. A Times Literary Supplement reviewer described The Green Man as "three genres of novel in one": ghost story, moral fable, and comic novel
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Dalziel And Pascoe (BBC TV Series)
Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime drama based on the novels of the same name, written by Reginald Hill. The series was first broadcast on 16 March 1996, with Warren Clarke being cast as Dalziel (pronounced "dee-ell") and Colin Buchanan being cast as Pascoe. The series is primarily set in the fictional town of Wetherton[1] in Yorkshire, and "follows the work of two detectives that are thrown together as partners. Complete opposites. Different backgrounds, different beliefs, different styles. They get on each other's nerves. They are continually embarrassed by each other. But their differences make them a stunningly brilliant crime-solving team."[2] The first three series were entirely based on Hill's novels, as were the first two episodes of series four. However, all subsequent stories, with the exception of "Dialogues of the Dead", are stories written exclusively for television, and have not appeared as subsequent novels
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BBC One
BBC
BBC
One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man
Isle of Man
and Channel Islands. It was launched on 2 November 1936 as the BBC Television
BBC Television
Service, and was the world's first regular television service with a high level of image resolution.[2] It was renamed BBC
BBC
TV in 1960, using this name until the launch of sister channel BBC2 in 1964, whereupon the BBC
BBC
TV channel became known as BBC1, with the current spelling adopted in 1997. The channel's annual budget for 2012–13 is £1.14 billion.[3] The channel is funded by the television licence fee together with the BBC's other domestic television stations, and therefore shows uninterrupted programming without commercial advertising
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Academe
Academy
Academy
is a type of secondary or tertiary education institutions.Contents1 Etymology 2 History2.1 Ancient world2.1.1 Greece and early Europe 2.1.2 Africa 2.1.3 China 2.1.4 India 2.1.5 Islamic world2.2 Medieval Europe 2.3 Academic societies 2.4 United States 2.5 Germany3 Academic personnel 4 Structure4.1 Qualifications 4.2 Academic conferences 4.3 Conflicting goals4.3.1 Practice and theory 4.3.2 Town and gown 4.3.3 Commerce and scholarship5 Academic publishing5.1 History of academic journals 5.2 Current status and development6 Academic dress 7 See also 8 References 9 Bibliography 10 External linksEtymology[edit] The word comes from the Academy
Academy
in ancient Greece, which derives from the Athenian
Athenian
hero, Akademos. Outside the city walls of Athens, the gymnasium was made famous by Plato
Plato
as a center of learning
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British Culture
The culture of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is influenced by the UK's history as a developed island country, a liberal democracy and a major power; its predominantly Christian religious life; and its composition of four countries—England, Wales, Scotland
Scotland
and Northern Ireland—each of which has distinct customs, cultures and symbolism. The wider culture of Europe has also influenced British culture, and Humanism, Protestantism
Protestantism
and representative democracy developed from broader Western culture. British literature, music, cinema, art, theatre, comedy, media, television, philosophy, architecture and education are important aspects of British culture. The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is also prominent in science and technology, producing world-leading scientists (e.g. Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin) and inventions
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