Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil

Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1408850990
Category: Chambers, Sidney (Fictitious character)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil Book Excerpt:

Soon to be a major six-part series for ITV, GrantchesterIt is the 1960s and Canon Sidney Chambers is enjoying his first year of married life with his German bride Hildegard. But life in Grantchester rarely stays quiet for long. Our favourite clerical detective soon attempts to stop a serial killer who has a grievance against the clergy; investigates the disappearance of a famous painting after a distracting display of nudity by a French girl in an art gallery; uncovers the fact that an 'accidental' drowning on a film shoot may not have been so accidental after all; and discovers the reasons behind the theft of a baby from a hospital in the run-up to Christmas, 1963. In the meantime, Sidney wrestles with the problem of evil, attempts to fulfil the demands of Dickens, his faithful Labrador, and contemplates, as always, the nature of love. The third in 'The Grantchester Mysteries' series - six detective novels spanning thirty years of British history - these four longer stories are guaranteed to delight the many fans of Canon Sidney Chambers.

Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil

Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN: 1408851008
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil Book Excerpt:

Grantchester Mysteries 4 It is the 1960s and Canon Sidney Chambers is enjoying his first year of married life with his German bride Hildegard. But life in Grantchester rarely stays quiet for long. Our favourite clerical detective soon attempts to stop a serial killer who has a grievance against the clergy; investigates the disappearance of a famous painting after a distracting display of nudity by a French girl in an art gallery; uncovers the fact that an 'accidental' drowning on a film shoot may not have been so accidental after all; and discovers the reasons behind the theft of a baby from a hospital in the run-up to Christmas, 1963. In the meantime, Sidney wrestles with the problem of evil, attempts to fulfil the demands of Dickens, his faithful Labrador, and contemplates, as always, the nature of love. The third in 'The Grantchester Mysteries' series – six detective novels spanning thirty years of British history – these four longer stories are guaranteed to delight the many fans of Canon Sidney Chambers.

Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation

Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-06-02
ISBN: 140887024X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation Book Excerpt:

Grantchester Mysteries 5 The eagerly anticipated fifth instalment in The Grantchester Mysteries series, now a major ITV drama Archdeacon Sidney Chambers is beginning to think that the life of a full-time priest (and part-time detective) is not easy. So when a bewitching divorcee in a mink coat interrupts Sidney's family lunch asking him to help locate her missing son, he hopes it will be an open and shut case. The last thing he expects is to be dragged into the mysterious workings of a sinister cult, or to find himself tangled up in another murder investigation. But, as always, the village of Grantchester is not as peaceful as it seems... From the theft of an heirloom to an ominous case of blackmail, Sidney is once again rushed off his feet in this eagerly anticipated fifth instalment in The Grantchester Mysteries series.

Sidney Chambers and The Persistence of Love

Sidney Chambers and The Persistence of Love
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN: 1408879034
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and The Persistence of Love Book Excerpt:

The sixth book in the James Runcie's much-loved series, adapted for ITV's Grantchester which stars James Norton as Sidney Chambers. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton. It is May 1971 and the Cambridgeshire countryside is bursting into summer. Archdeacon Sidney Chambers is walking in a bluebell wood with his daughter Anna and their ageing Labrador Byron when they stumble upon a body. Plunged into another murder investigation, Sidney discovers a world of hippies and psychedelic plants, where permissive behaviour seems to hide something darker. This is the first of many disturbing secrets that Sidney unearths beneath the tranquil surface of the diocese: a celebrated photographer is accused of rape; a priceless religious text vanishes from a Cambridge college; the authentication of a lost masterpiece proves a slippery business; and Sidney's own nephew goes missing. Endeavouring to fit in his clerical duties around sleuthing, Sidney continues to reflect on the divine mysteries of love, life and faith, while wrestling with the earthly problems of parish scandals, a progressive new secretary, the challenges of parenthood, and a great loss.

Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins

Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-05-07
ISBN: 1408862212
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins Book Excerpt:

Grantchester Mysteries 2 Loveable full-time priest and part-time detective Canon Sidney Chambers is back, continuing his investigations. A mysterious stranger seeks sanctuary in Grantchester's church; a shooting weekend in the country has a sinister end; a friend receives poison pen letters; a piano falls on a musician's head; a school cricket match has an explosive finish; and on a holiday in Italy, Sidney is accused of stealing a priceless painting. On the home front, his new curate has become irritatingly popular with the parish and his daughter is starting to walk and talk.

Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night

Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-05-09
ISBN: 1408834111
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night Book Excerpt:

Grantchester is now a major, prime-time six-part series for ITV 1955. Canon Sidney Chambers, loveable priest and part-time detective, is back. Accompanied by his faithful Labrador, Dickens, and the increasingly exasperated Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is called to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel, a case of arson at a glamour photographer's studio and the poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester's finest spin bowler. Alongside his sleuthing, Sidney has other problems. Can he decide between his dear friend, the glamorous socialite Amanda Kendall and Hildegard Staunton, the beguiling German widow? To make up his mind Sidney takes a trip abroad, only to find himself trapped in a web of international espionage just as the Berlin Wall is going up.

The Grantchester Mysteries

The Grantchester Mysteries
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 2224
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN: 163557921X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grantchester Mysteries Book Excerpt:

The complete collection of the beloved Grantchester Mysteries series--the inspiration for the PBS Masterpiece TV Show starring James Norton. After fighting in World War II and hearing the call to the priesthood, Sidney Chambers begins his career as a full-time priest and part-time detective in the English countryside in 1953. Over the course of the two decades and six books that follow, he finds himself investigating all life's mysteries--from robberies and murders to the larger questions of the meaning of life and death and the nature of sin and forgiveness. Entertaining, suspenseful, and deeply humane, these charming mysteries are bound to delight fans new and old. The Road to Grantchester Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation Sidney Chambers and The Persistence of Love

Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night

Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury USA
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-05-21
ISBN: 9781608199518
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night Book Excerpt:

The second book in The Grantchester Mystery Series, and the inspiration for the primetime PBS/Masterpiece television series, Grantchester. The loveable full time priest and part time detective Canon Sidney Chambers continues his sleuthing adventures in late 1950's Cambridge. Accompanied by his faithful Labrador Dickens, and working in tandem with the increasingly exasperated Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is called on to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel; a case of arson at a glamor photographer's studio; and the poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester's finest spin bowler, in the middle of a crucial game of cricket. As he pursues his quietly probing inquiries, Sidney also has to decide on the vexed question of marriage. Can he choose between the rich, glamorous socialite Amanda Kendall and Hildegard Staunton, a beguiling German widow three years his junior? To help him make up his mind Sidney takes a trip abroad, only to find himself trapped in a complex web of international espionage just as the Berlin Wall is going up. Here are six interlocking adventures that combine mystery with morality, and criminality with charm.

Historical Noir

Historical Noir
Author: Barry Forshaw
Publsiher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-04-26
ISBN: 0857301365
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Noir Book Excerpt:

It's one of the most successful - and surprising - of phenomena in the entire crime fiction genre: detectives (and proto-detectives) solving crimes in earlier eras. There is now an army of historical sleuths operating from the mean streets of ancient Rome to the Cold War era of the 1950s. And this astonishingly varied offshoot of the crime genre, as well as keeping bookshop tills ringing, is winning a slew of awards, notably the prestigious CWA Historical Dagger. Barry Forshaw, one of the UK s leading experts on crime fiction, has written a lively, wide-ranging and immensely informed history of the genre, which might be said to have begun in earnest with Ellis Peters crime-solving monk Brother Cadfael in the 1970s and Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose in 1980 (with another monkish detective), but which has now taken readers to virtually every era and locale in the past. As in earlier entries in his Noir series, Forshaw has produced the perfect reader's guide to a fascinating field; every major writer is considered, often through a concentration on one or two key books, and exciting new talents are highlighted. 'Historical Noir covers crime novels (and their authors) set in ancient Greece and beyond to the 1950s ... what a splendid, varied bunch Forshaw provides' - Times 'A very worthy addition to this great series' - Crime Squad Look out for the other books in Barry Forshaw's Noir series, Euro Noir, Nordic Noir, Brit Noir and American Noir, and for his latest book, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide.

The Great Passion

The Great Passion
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-03-31
ISBN: 1408885522
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Passion Book Excerpt:

'A wise, refreshing novel, and a touching human story ... Runcie has an expert imagination' HILARY MANTEL Love and Death. Grief and Joy. Music that lasts forever. Leipzig, 1726. Eleven-year-old Stefan Silbermann, a humble organ-maker's son, has just lost his mother. Sent to Leipzig to train as a singer in the St Thomas Church choir, he struggles to stay afloat in a school where the teachers are as casually cruel as the students. Stefan's talent draws the attention of the Cantor – Johann Sebastian Bach. Eccentric, obsessive and kind, he rescues Stefan from the miseries of school by bringing him into his home as an apprentice. Soon Stefan feels that this ferociously clever, chaotic family is his own. But when tragedy strikes, Stefan's period of sanctuary in their household comes to a close. Something is happening, though. In the depths of his loss, the Cantor is writing a new work: the Saint Matthew Passion, to be performed for the first time on Good Friday. As Stefan watches the work rehearsed, he realises he is witness to the creation of one of the most extraordinary pieces of music that has ever been written. '[A] moving and fascinating portrait of a rare moment in musical history ... memorable and rewarding' LUCY JAGO

Ethnicity Gender and Diversity

Ethnicity  Gender  and Diversity
Author: Peter Robson,Jennifer L. Schulz
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN: 149857291X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnicity Gender and Diversity Book Excerpt:

This collection analyzes the most popular law and justice TV series in eight different countries, paying particular attention to ethnicity, gender, and diversity. It is the first transnational, empirical look at diversity on legal-themed TV series and thus provides an important link between law, TV, and real life.

Crime Fiction A Reader s Guide

Crime Fiction  A Reader s Guide
Author: Barry Forshaw
Publsiher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN: 0857303368
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Fiction A Reader s Guide Book Excerpt:

Are you a lover of crime fiction looking for new discoveries or hoping to rediscover old favourites? Then look no further. There are few contemporary crime fiction guides that cover everything from the golden age to current bestselling writers from America, Britain and all across the world, but the award-winning Barry Forshaw, one of the UK's leading experts in the field, has provided a truly comprehensive survey with definitive coverage in this expanded new edition of the much admired Rough Guide to Crime Fiction. Every major writer is included, along with many other more esoteric choices. Focusing on a key book (or books) by each writer, and with essays on key crime genres, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide (with a foreword by Ian Rankin) is designed to be both a crime fan's shopping list and a pithy, opinionated but unstuffy reference tool and history. Most judgements are generous (though not uncritical), and there is a host of entertaining, informed entries on related films and TV. 'Most comprehensive, accessible and readable guides to noir crime fiction' - Times 'An essential volume for the crime and thriller aficionado' - Shots Magazine 'Exemplary tour of the crime landscape... supremely readable' - Independent

Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-05-10
ISBN: 1408828464
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death Book Excerpt:

Now a major, prime-time six-part series Grantchester for ITV Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, is a thirty-two year old bachelor. Sidney is an unconventional clergyman and can go where the police cannot. Together with his roguish friend Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney inquires into the suspect suicide of a Cambridge solicitor, a scandalous jewellery theft at a New Year's Eve dinner party, the unexplained death of a well-known jazz promoter and a shocking art forgery, the disclosure of which puts a close friend in danger. Sidney discovers that being a detective, like being a clergyman, means that you are never off duty... Sidney Chambers will be played by James Norton (Death Comes to Pemberley), and Robson Green (Reckless) will take on the role of Geordie Keating. Other cast members include Morven Christie (Twenty Twelve) as the beautiful heiress Amanda Kendall, while Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses) will play Sidney's housekeeper, and Kacey Ainsworth (Eastenders) is to join them as Geordie's wife.

The Road to Grantchester

The Road to Grantchester
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 1635570603
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road to Grantchester Book Excerpt:

The captivating prequel to the treasured Grantchester series follows the life, loves, and losses of young Sidney Chambers in postwar London. It is 1938, and eighteen-year-old Sidney Chambers is dancing the quickstep with Amanda Kendall at her brother Robert's birthday party at the Caledonian Club. No one can believe, on this golden evening, that there could ever be another war. Returning to London seven years later, Sidney has gained a Military Cross and lost his best friend on the battlefields of Italy. The carefree youth that he and his friends were promised has been blown apart, just like the rest of the world--and Sidney, carrying a terrible, secret guilt, must decide what to do with the rest of his life. But he has heard a call: constant, though quiet, and growing ever more persistent. To the incredulity of his family and the derision of his friends--the irrepressible actor Freddie and the beautiful, vivacious Amanda--Sidney must now negotiate his path to God: the course of which, much like true love, never runs smooth. The Road to Grantchester will delight new and old fans alike and finally tell the touching, engaging, and surprising origin story of the Grantchester Mysteries' beloved archdeacon.

The Claims of Experience

The Claims of Experience
Author: Nolan Bennett
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0190060697
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Claims of Experience Book Excerpt:

"Why have so many figures throughout American history proclaimed their life stories when confronted by great political problems? The Claims of Experience provides a new theory for what makes autobiography political throughout the history of the United States and today. Across five chapters, Nolan Bennett examines the democratic crises that encouraged a diverse cast of figures to bear their stories: Benjamin Franklin amid the revolutionary era and its aftermath, Frederick Douglass in the antebellum and abolitionist movements, Henry Adams in the Gilded Age and its anxieties of industrial change, Emma Goldman among the first Red Scare and state opposition to radical speech, and Whittaker Chambers amid the second Red Scare that initiated the anticommunist turn of modern conservatism. These authors made what Bennett calls a "claim of experience": a life narrative that offers its audience new community by restoring to readers and author alike from prevailing political authorities the power to remake and make meaning of their lives. Whereas political theorists and activists have often seen autobiography to be too individualist or a mere documentary source of evidence, this theory reveals the democratic power that life narratives both written and spoken have offered those on the margins and in the mainstream. When successful, claims of experience redistribute popular authority from unsettled institutions and identities to new democratic visions. This book offers both a method for understanding the politics of life narrative and a call to anticipate claims of experience as they appear today. American politics, democracy, authority, life writing, autobiography, Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass, Henry Adams, Emma Goldman, Whittaker Chambers"--

The Literary World

The Literary World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Literary World Book Excerpt:

Existential America

Existential America
Author: George Cotkin
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2005-04-29
ISBN: 9780801882005
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Existential America Book Excerpt:

"As Cotkin shows, not only did Americans readily take to existentialism, but they were already heirs to a rich tradition of thinkers - from Jonathan Edwards and Herman Melville to Emily Dickinson and William James - who had wrestled with the problems of existence and the contingency of the world long before Sartre and his colleagues. After introducing the concept of an American existential tradition, Cotkin examines how formal existentialism first arrived in America in the 1930s through discussion of Kierkegaard and the early vogue among New York intellectuals for the works of Sartre, Beauvoir, and Camus.

Political Conversion

Political Conversion
Author: Don Waisanen
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-04-20
ISBN: 1498575730
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Conversion Book Excerpt:

This book analyzes political conversion stories as a communication strategy aimed at winning the hearts and minds of the public. Through key cases, it charts the historical and contemporary uses of this strategy as a type of civil–religious persuasion in public discourse, evaluating its features and functions in politics.

The Book Buyer

The Book Buyer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 556
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Buyer Book Excerpt:

The Bookseller

The Bookseller
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 1910
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bookseller Book Excerpt: