british

Three sisters dressed in period dresses standing with cliffs behind them

To Walk Invisible (DVD)

PBS
4
Rated by
Terri B.
Monday, Sep 11, 2017

It's 1845 Haworth, West Yorkshire, England. This historical depiction shows a very bleak and distressing side to the famous Bronte sisters lives. Back when there were very few opportunities for women, it tells of the hardships Charlotte, Emily and Anne faced. It also includes the downfall of their brother Patrick, who they all called by his middle name Bramwell. His was a tortured soul that could not live up to his own expectations and took it out on his father.

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016

Fans of Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and all of the season 5 contestants will enjoy the “bakes” outlined in this photo-filled cookbook. The Great British Bake Off Big Book of Baking will show you, step-by-step, how to make the breads, pastries, biscuits, and cakes from the show, including some of the showstoppers and signature bakes. In between the recipes are short interviews with the contestants, hosts, and judges.

A mysterious golden box surrounded by cryptic markings and circling golden bees

Angelmaker

Nick Harkaway
4
Rated by
Hope H.
Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015

Over the top! There's just no better way to describe Angelmaker.

Painting of the characters from the show arranged in an homage to the Star Wars film posters

Spaced

Simon Pegg
4
Rated by
Scott S.
Friday, Jan 17, 2014

British television is fashionable nowadays. Downton Abbey, Sherlock, and Doctor Who exemplify the latest trend in Trans-Atlantic entertainment. But before BBC America went gangbusters, there were several British comedies from the late 90s and early 00s that have since either created American spin-offs (The Office) or spawned solid film careers for British actors and writers. The latter is true for Simon Pegg, one of the creators and actors of the show Spaced.

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013

Mistress of Nothing is based on the true travel adventures of Lady Duff Gordon and her faithful maid, Sally. In the dry clime of the Egyptian desert, a leading London socialite, Lady Duff Gordon was seeking relief from her tuberculosis.

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012

With the 100 year anniversary of World War I approaching, examination of this sometimes little understood event may well become a popular topic of study for the everyday reader. Adam Hochschild’s To End All Wars is an excellent start if one would like to broaden understanding of the war that was often glossed over in our American history studies.

Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010

Major Pettigrew would never have a Facebook page. He would be absolutely horrified by the Jackass and Borat movies. Discreet, polite, always a gentleman, Major Pettigrew is a man to be counted upon. The Major is rather alone, recently widowed and infrequently visited by his son Roger who is most interested in clawing up the corporate ladder and pleasing his long-legged, American girlfriend.

a rumpole christmas

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Rated by
Ruth K.
Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Rumpole Christmas by John Mortimer is a collection of short stories written by the creator of the Horace Rumpole character -- a highly popular series on PBS. These stories were not used for the television program, so they bring new story lines to fans of Rumpole. As John Mortimer died recently, it was fun to read posthumously some of this writings which are brand new to the library. Rumpole is a barrister {lawyer} in London, and these stories are mysteries, but more importantly, they contain charming views of life in London with a brilliant lawyer who also happens to be a Shak