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Tracy Chevalier
TRACY CHEVALIER FRSL (born October 19, 1962) is an American-British historical novelist. She has written eight novels. She is best known for her second novel, _ Girl with a Pearl Earring _, which was adapted as a 2003 film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth . CONTENTS * 1 Personal background * 2 Professional background * 3 Memberships * 4 Honors and awards * 5 Selected works * 6 References * 7 External links PERSONAL BACKGROUND Tracy Chevalier
Tracy Chevalier
was born on October 19, 1962, in Washington, D.C. She is the daughter of Douglas and Helen (née Werner) Chevalier. Her father was a photographer who worked with _ The Washington Post _ for more than 30 years. Her mother died in 1970, when Chevalier was eight years old. Chevalier has an older sister, Kim Chevalier, who resides in Soulan , France; and a brother, Michael Chevalier, who lives in Salida, Colorado . As of 2013 , Chevalier lives in London with her husband, Jonathan Drori and son, Jacob. She graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Maryland , in 1980. After receiving her Bachelor\'s degree in English from Oberlin College in 1984, she moved to England, where she began working in publishing. In 1993, she began studying Creative Writing, earning a master's degree from the University of East Anglia
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Bachelor's Degree
A BACHELOR\'S DEGREE (from Middle Latin _baccalaureus_) or BACCALAUREATE (from Modern Latin _baccalaureatus_) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting three to seven years (depending on institution and academic discipline ). In some institutions and educational systems, some bachelor's degrees can only be taken as graduate or postgraduate degrees after a first degree has been completed. In countries with qualifications frameworks, bachelor's degrees are normally one of the major levels in the framework (sometimes two levels where non-honours and honours bachelor's degrees are considered separately), although some qualifications titled bachelor's degrees may be at other levels (e.g. MBBS ) and some qualifications with non-bachelor's titles may be classified as bachelor's degrees (e.g. the Scottish MA and Canadian MD ). The term _bachelor _ in the 12th century referred to a knight bachelor , who was too young or poor to gather vassals under his own banner . By the end of the 13th century, it was also used by junior members of guilds or universities. By folk etymology or wordplay, the word _baccalaureus_ came to be associated with _bacca lauri_ ("laurel berry") in reference to laurels being awarded for academic success or honours
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Oberlin College
OBERLIN COLLEGE is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio . The college was founded as the OBERLIN COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE in 1833 by John Jay Shipherd and Philo Stewart. It is the oldest coeducational liberal arts college in the United States and the second oldest continuously operating coeducational institute of higher learning in the world. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music , part of the college, is the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the United States. The College of Arts ">_ Partial View Oberlin_ by H. Alonzo Pease, 1838 Both the college and the town of Oberlin were founded in northern Ohio in 1833 by a pair of Presbyterian ministers, John Jay Shipherd and Philo Stewart. The College was built on 500 acres (2.0 km2) of land specifically donated by the previous owners, Titus Street, founder of Streetsboro, Ohio , and Samuel Hughes, who lived in Connecticut . Shipherd and Stewert named their project after Jean-Frédéric Oberlin , an Alsatian minister whom they both admired. The ministers' vision was for both a religious community and school. Oberlin's founders bragged that "Oberlin is peculiar in that which is good," and the college has long been associated with progressive causes. The college was named after a prominent minister, J. F. Oberlin
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University Of East Anglia
The UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA (abbreviated as UEA) is a public research university in Norwich , England. Established in 1963 on a 320 acres (130 hectares) campus west of the city centre, the university has four faculties and 26 schools of study. The university is ranked 15th in the UK by _ The Times _ and _Sunday Times _, 12th by _The Complete University Guide _ and 18th by _The Guardian _. The university also ranks in the world top 1% according to the Times Higher Education World Rankings and the World Top 100 for research excellence in the Leiden Ranking . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 1960s * 1.2 1970s * 1.3 1980s * 1.4 1990s * 1.5 2000s * 1.6 2010 - Present * 2 Campus * 3 Academic profile * 3.1 Admissions * 3.2 Rankings * 4 Organisation * 4.1 Faculties and schools * 5 Student life * 6 Public events * 6.1 UEA Literary Festival * 7 Notable alumni * 8 Notable academics * 9 Administration * 9.1 Chancellors * 9.2 Vice-Chancellors * 10 References * 11 Further reading * 12 External links HISTORY1960S Denys Lasdun 's Ziggurats accommodation Attempts had been made to establish a university in Norwich in 1919 and 1947, but due to a lack of government funding on both occasions the plans had to be postponed
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Girl With A Pearl Earring (novel)
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING is a 1999 historical novel written by Tracy Chevalier . Set in 17th century Delft
Delft
, Holland, the novel was inspired by Delft
Delft
school painter Johannes Vermeer
Johannes Vermeer
's painting Girl with a Pearl Earring . Chevalier presents a fictional account of Vermeer, the model, and the painting. The novel was adapted into a 2003 film of the same name and a 2008 play . CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Plot summary * 3 Characters * 4 Themes * 5 Reception * 6 Editions * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links BACKGROUNDTracy Chevalier's inspiration for Girl with a Pearl Earring
Girl with a Pearl Earring
was a poster of Johannes Vermeer\'s Girl with a Pearl Earring
Girl with a Pearl Earring
. She bought the poster as a nineteen-year-old, and it hung wherever she lived for sixteen years. Chevalier notes that the "ambiguous look" on the girl's face left the "most lasting impression" on her. She describes the girl's expression "to be a mass of contradictions: innocent yet experienced, joyous yet tearful, full of longing and yet full of loss." She began to think that the girl had directed all these emotions at the painter, and began to think of the "story behind that look". Chevalier's research included reading the history of the period, studying the paintings of Vermeer and his peers, and spending several days in Delft
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Portal
PORTAL may refer to: * Portal (architecture) , a monumental gate or door, or the extremities (ends) of a tunnel * Portals in fiction , magical or technological doorways that connect two locations, dimensions, or points in time * _ Portal _, a video game series developed by Valve Corporation CONTENTS* 1 Computing * 1.1 Gateways to information * 1.2 Other computing * 2 Art, entertainment, and media * 2.1 Games * 2.2 Music * 2.2.1 Groups * 2.2.2 Albums * 2.3 Other art, entertainment, and media * 3 Places * 4 Other uses * 5 People with the surname * 6 Construction methods and structures * 7 Drainage systems * 8 See also COMPUTINGGATEWAYS TO INFORMATION * Captive portal , controlling conne
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Royal Society Of Literature
The ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE (RSL) is a learned society . It was founded in 1820 by King George IV to "reward literary merit and excite literary talent". The society's first president was Thomas Burgess , Bishop of St David\'s (who was later translated as Bishop of Salisbury ). The society maintains its current level of about 500 FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE: generally 14 new fellows are elected annually, who are accorded the privilege of using the post-nominal letters FRSL. Past fellows include Samuel Taylor Coleridge , J. R. R. Tolkien , W. B. Yeats , Rudyard Kipling , Thomas Hardy , George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
, Arthur Koestler , Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe
, Robert Ardrey , and P.J. Kavanagh
P.J. Kavanagh
. Present Fellows include Margaret Atwood , David Hare , Kazuo Ishiguro , Hilary Mantel , Paul Muldoon , Zadie Smith , Nadeem Aslam
Nadeem Aslam
, Sarah Waters and J. K. Rowling . A newly created fellow inscribes his or her name on the society's official roll using either Byron\'s pen or T.S. Eliot 's fountain pen , which replaced Dickens\'s quill in 2013
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Girl With A Pearl Earring (film)
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber . The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed , based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier . Scarlett Johansson stars as Griet, a young 17th-century servant in the household of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer
Johannes Vermeer
(played by Colin Firth ) at the time he painted Girl with a Pearl Earring
Girl with a Pearl Earring
(1665) in the city of Delft
Delft
in Holland
Holland
. Other cast members include Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
, Cillian Murphy , and Judy Parfitt . Hetreed read the novel before its publication, and her husband's production company convinced Chevalier to sell the film rights . Initially, the production was to feature Kate Hudson as Griet with Mike Newell directing. Hudson withdrew shortly before filming began, however, and the film was placed in hiatus until the hire of Webber, who re-initiated the casting process. In this, which was his feature film debut, Webber sought to avoid employing traditional characteristics of the period film drama. Cinematographer Eduardo Serra used distinctive lighting and colour schemes similar to Vermeer's paintings
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Scarlett Johansson
SCARLETT JOHANSSON (/dʒoʊˈhænsən/ ; born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in the fantasy comedy _North _ (1994). Johansson subsequently starred in _Manny "> , she is the highest-grossing actress of all time in North America, with her films making over $3.6 billion. In 2016, she was the highest-grossing actress, with a $1.2 billion total for the year. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Acting career * 2.1 Early roles * 2.2 Transition to adult roles * 2.3 2005–2007 * 2.4 2008–2012 * 2.5 2013–present * 2.6 Stage work * 3 Music career * 4 Public image * 4.1 Endorsements * 5 Activism * 5.1 Charity work * 5.2 Political advocacy * 6 Personal life * 6.1 Religion * 6.2 Relationships * 6.3 Cell phone hack * 7 Filmography * 7.1 Film * 7.2 Television * 8 Stage * 9 Discography * 10 Awards and nominations * 11 References * 12 Further reading * 13 External links EARLY LIFEJohansson was born in Manhattan
Manhattan
, in New York City
New York City
. Her father, Karsten Johansson, is an architect originally from Copenhagen
Copenhagen
, Denmark, and her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was an art historian, screenwriter, and director
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Colin Firth
COLIN ANDREW FIRTH, CBE (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor. He has received an Academy Award , a Golden Globe Award , two BAFTA Awards , and three Screen Actors Guild Awards , as well as the Volpi Cup
Volpi Cup
. Firth's most notable and acclaimed role to date has been his 2010 portrayal of King George VI
George VI
in _The King\'s Speech _, a performance that earned him an Oscar and multiple worldwide best actor awards. Identified in the late 1980s with the "Brit Pack " of rising, young British actors, it was not until Firth's portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen 's _ Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
_ that he received more widespread attention. This led to roles in films such as _The English Patient _, _Bridget Jones\'s Diary _ (for which Firth was nominated for a BAFTA
BAFTA
), _ Shakespeare in Love _, and _Love Actually _. In 2009, Firth received widespread critical acclaim for his leading role in _ A Single Man _, for which Firth gained his first Academy Award nomination, and won a BAFTA
BAFTA
Award . Firth starred in the action spy movie _Kingsman: The Secret Service _ in 2014, which was a commercial success and received generally positive reviews. His films have grossed more than $3 billion from 42 releases worldwide
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The Washington Post
_THE WASHINGTON POST_ is an American daily newspaper . It is the most widely circulated newspaper published in Washington, D.C. , and was founded on December 6, 1877, making it the area's oldest extant newspaper. In 2017, it adopted the slogan "Democracy Dies in Darkness". Located in the capital city of the United States, the newspaper has a particular emphasis on national politics. Daily editions are printed for the District of Columbia , Maryland , and Virginia . The newspaper is published as a broadsheet , with photographs printed both in color and in black and white. The newspaper has won 47 Pulitzer Prizes . This includes six separate Pulitzers awarded in 2008 , the second-highest number ever awarded to a single newspaper in one year, second only to _ The New York Times _' seven awards in 2002 . _Post_ journalists have also received 18 Nieman Fellowships and 368 White House News Photographers Association awards. In the early 1970s, in the best-known episode in the newspaper's history, reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein led the American press' investigation into what became known as the Watergate scandal ; reporting in the newspaper greatly contributed to the resignation of President Richard Nixon . In years since, its investigations have led to increased review of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center
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Soulan
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. SOULAN is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France . POPULATIONInhabitants of Soulan
Soulan
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Salida, Colorado
The CITY OF SALIDA (/səˈlaɪdə/ sə-LY-də ; Spanish : , "exit") is a Statutory City
City
that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County , Colorado
Colorado
, United States. The population was 5,236 at the 2010 census . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography and climate * 3 Demographics * 4 Education * 5 Notable people * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORY Map of Salida, 1882 Panoramic View of Salida, 1910 Salida Depot, 1910 A post office has been in operation at Salida since 1881. The community was named on account of its distance from a nearby canyon, Salida meaning "exit" in Spanish. GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATEAccording to the United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau , the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land, and the Arkansas River , which runs through the town, is the major source of water for local agriculture. The Sawatch Range runs north and south and is located roughly 10 miles (16 km) west of Salida. Methodist Mountain , which is a major feature on Salida's southern horizon, is the northernmost mountain in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains . To the north of Salida is the Arkansas Valley and the town of Buena Vista . U.S
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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE HIGH SCHOOL (B-CC) is a Montgomery County , Maryland
Maryland
, USA , public school named for two of the towns it serves along with Kensington and Silver Spring , Maryland. It is located at 4301 East-West Highway, in Bethesda . In May 2012, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School was ranked #6 in the state of Maryland, and #151 in the nation. Bethesda-Chevy Chase is a part of Montgomery County Public Schools . The school serves the Chevy Chase and Bethesda areas including the towns of Chevy Chase , Chevy Chase View , Chevy Chase Village , and Somerset ; and the villages of Chevy Chase Section Three , Chevy Chase Section Five , Martin\'s Additions and North Chevy Chase . Schools within the Bethesda-Chevy Chase cluster include Westland Middle, Silver Creek Middle, Bethesda Elementary, Chevy Chase Elementary (3-6), North Chevy Chase Elementary (3-6), Rock Creek Forest Elementary, Rosemary Hills Elementary (Pre-K-2), Somerset Elementary, and Westbrook Elementary
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Bethesda, Maryland
BETHESDA is a census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland
Maryland
, United States, located just northwest of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House (1820, rebuilt 1849), which in turn took its name from Jerusalem
Jerusalem
's Pool of Bethesda
Pool of Bethesda
. In Aramaic , ܒܝܬ ܚܣܕܐ _beth ḥesda_ means "House of Mercy" and in Hebrew
Hebrew
, בית חסד‎ "beit ḥesed" means "House of Kindness". The National Institutes of Health main campus and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are in Bethesda, as are a number of corporate and government headquarters. In 2014, it placed first on both _ Forbes
Forbes
'_ list of America's most educated small towns and _Time_ 's list of top earning towns. As an unincorporated area, Bethesda has no official boundaries. The United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau defines a census-designated place named Bethesda whose center is located at 38°59′N 77°7′W / 38.983°N 77.117°W / 38.983; -77.117
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Malcolm Bradbury
SIR MALCOLM STANLEY BRADBURY KBE (7 September 1932 – 27 November 2000) was an English author and academic. CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Works * 2.1 Fiction * 2.1.1 The History Man * 2.1.2 Cuts * 3 Bibliography (incomplete) * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links LIFEBradbury was born in Sheffield
Sheffield
, the son of a railwayman. 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 Grammar School, where he remained until 1950. He read English at University College, Leicester and gained a first-class degree in English in 1953. He continued his studies at Queen Mary College, University of London , where he gained his MA in 1955. Between 1955 and 1958 Bradbury moved between teaching posts with the University of Manchester and Indiana University
Indiana University
in the United States. He returned to England in 1958 for a major heart operation; such was his heart condition that he was not expected to live beyond middle age. In 1959, while in hospital, he completed his first novel, Eating People is Wrong. Bradbury married Elizabeth Salt and they had two sons. He took up his first teaching post as an adult-education tutor at the University of Hull
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