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Who Killed Dick Whittington? (eBook, ePUB)
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"I think you had better telephone for the police," he said. "This woman has been poisoned."Norma de Grey, the Principal in the Christmas pantomime Dick Whittington, was not popular with the rest of the Pavilion Theatre company. But was she hated enough to be killed by prussic acid, during the performance itself?Suspicion immediately falls on the Cat, her fellow actor in the fatal scene. Until it transpires that the Cat too has been poisoned - and his understudy has a solid alibi. But someone must have donned the disguise and appeared on stage incognito. Detective-Inspector Harry Manson, analytical detective par excellence, is on the case.Who Killed Dick Whittington? was originally published in 1947. This new edition includes an introduction by crime fiction historian Nigel Moss.

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A Royal Christmas
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A Royal Christmas is the first official publication to explore the fascinating Christmas traditions of royalty past and present. Drawing on many previously unpublished objects and images from the Collection, this highly visual book offers insight into the influence and charm of royal festivities. The book details the history of the royal broadcast, which is a cornerstone of Christmas for many people. It also discusses the introduction of Christmas trees to Britain by Queen Charlotte and how this custom was later popularised by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In this beautiful gift book, expect to see royal Christmas dinner menus and recipes; Queen Victoria's account of Prince Albert falling through the ice while skating; photographs of Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret performing Aladdin at Windsor's Christmas pantomime; exquisite festive jewellery; and many more seasonal tales.

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A Royal Christmas
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A Royal Christmas is the first official publication to explore the fascinating Christmas traditions of royalty past and present. Drawing on many previously unpublished objects and images from the Collection, this highly visual book offers insight into the influence and charm of royal festivities. The book details the history of the royal broadcast, which is a cornerstone of Christmas for many people. It also discusses the introduction of Christmas trees to Britain by Queen Charlotte and how this custom was later popularised by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In this beautiful gift book, expect to see royal Christmas dinner menus and recipes; Queen Victoria's account of Prince Albert falling through the ice while skating; photographs of Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret performing Aladdin at Windsor's Christmas pantomime; exquisite festive jewellery; and many more seasonal tales.

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Musikalische Gestik
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'Viele praktische Beispiele vom Musizieren, von Musikstrukturen, von musikalischem Ausdruck aus erleichtern das Verstehen der Beziehungsverhältnisse und ihrer Verwirklichung. Sie sind zum Teil so einfach und einleuchtend, dass sie sich als praktische Grundlage des künstlerischen und/oder pädagogischen Handelns eignen (…) Musikern, Rhythmikern, Musiktheoretikern und Lehrern für den allgemeinen Musikunterricht sei die kleine Schrift empfohlen.' (Christoph Richter, Diskussion Musikpädagogik, H. 69/2016) Musikalische Gestik wird hier im Zusammenhang mit ihrer musikgeschichtlichen Entwicklung beschrieben und zugleich in einem erweiterten Bedeutungsumfeld systematisch erschlossen. Der Band gibt eine kompakte Einführung in die verschiedenen Dimensionen der Thematik und umreisst die Vielschichtigkeit des Gegenstands von der blossen Ausdrucksgeste bis zur musikalischen Bewegungsforschung. Die Frage nach der Entstehung bedeutungsverstärkender oder bedeutungstragender Gesten und Gebärden rührt dabei an Grundfragen der Evolution von Sprache und Musik. Die Erörterung der Gestik des Musizierens wie der Expressivität der Gebärde betrifft die Lautpantomime ebenso wie die Spielmotorik. Musikspezifische Fragen können so auf einer sehr allgemeinen, aber evolutionsbiologisch grundlegenden Ebene Einblicke in das Wesen der Musik und des Musizierens geben.****************Musical gestures are described here in the context of their historical development and at the same time interpreted against a wider semantic field. The volume offers a concise introduction to the different dimensions of the theme and defines the many levels of the topic from the basic expressive gesture to the study of musical movement. The question of how gestures developed to intensify or carry meaning has its roots in fundamental questions of the evolution of language and music. Discussion of the gestures of music-making and the expressivity of gesture involve sound pantomime as much as the motor functions of playing. Questions specific to music can thus offer insights into the very nature of music and music-making on a very general level, yet one which is based in evolutionary biology.

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Christmas Before Christianity
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No one knows what day Jesus was born, his birthday was not celebrated in the First Century, Christmas is not mentioned in the Bible, and the holiday was banned by English and American Christians in the 1600s. Why then do we observe His birthday on December 25? A clue comes from the early Church Fathers, who declared that 'Christianity has always existed and was practiced by Pagans long prior to the birth of Jesus.' Thus, according to the highest Church authorities, Christianity, and in turn Christmas, predated Christ. How is this possible?Award-winning Christian author, Bible scholar, and Southern historian Colonel Lochlainn Seabrook provides the answer in his fascinating and exhaustively researched book Christmas Before Christianity. The spiritual truths which form the basis of Christianity were already well known to prehistoric peoples, who held a special reverence for our neighborhood star, the Sun, which they variously called Krs, Crs, Hrs, Krst, Karas, Karast, Kris, Krish, Krist, and Chris. During the Graeco-Roman period, these words, along with the many religious beliefs and myths that accompanied them, were absorbed as Chrestos or Christos, which became 'Christ' in modern English, assimilating the prehistoric Sun-God into the ancient Son-God.Ten years in the making, Christmas Before Christianity, a fast-reading but in-depth 300-page work based on comparative religion and comparative mythology (as well as archaeology, social anthropology, and etymology), explores the vast pre-Christian foundations of humanity's most popular holiday, including the many Pagan gods, goddesses, myths, rituals, legends, ceremonies, customs, and beliefs that contributed to its creation and development. Every facet of Christmas is examined, from the religious views of prehistoric vegetation cults with their emphasis on astrology and a female supreme being, to the astronomical origins of the Nativity story and Santa Claus; from the practice of decorating Christmas trees, hanging stockings, lighting candles, burning the Yule log, singing carols, and exchanging gifts, to the traditions of displaying holly, wreaths, and mistletoe, eating plum pudding, candies, turkey, and mince pie, drinking cider and eggnog, performing pantomime, and giving out Christmas cards. Though Colonel Seabrook examines the origins of Christmas traditions of countries and societies all over the world, special emphasis is placed on ancient Egypt, where a majority of our modern 'Christmas traditions' can be traced.Christmas Before Christianity: How the Birthday of the 'Sun' Became the Birthday of the 'Son' is a sensational work that will not only provoke discussion, but will also inspire a renewed appreciation for both the religion of our Lord and for the sacred annual celebration of His birth. Available in paperback and hardcover. 'Southern Conservatives, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson and Confederate General Albert Pike, both who were appalled by the Paganization of the historical Jesus, would have heartily endorsed this book.' - THE PUBLISHERColonel Seabrook's other titles include: Seabrook's Bible Dictionary of Traditional and Mystical Christian Doctrines; Jesus and the Law of Attraction; Jesus and the Gospel of Q; The Bible and the Law of Attraction; Christ Is All and In All: Rediscovering Your Divine Nature and the Kingdom Within; Britannia Rules: Goddess-Worship in Ancient Anglo-Celtic Society; The Book of Kelle: An Introduction to Goddess-Worship and the Great Celtic Mother-Goddess Kelle; The Goddess Dictionary of Words and Phrases.

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Who Killed Dick Whittington?
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'I think you had better telephone for the police,' he said. 'This woman has been poisoned.' Norma de Grey, the Principal in the Christmas pantomime Dick Whittington, was not popular with the rest of the Pavilion Theatre company. But was she hated enough to be killed by prussic acid, during the performance itself? Suspicion immediately falls on the Cat, her fellow actor in the fatal scene. Until it transpires that the Cat too has been poisoned - and his understudy has a solid alibi. But someone must have donned the disguise and appeared on stage incognito. Detective-Inspector Harry Manson, analytical detective par excellence, is on the case. Who Killed Dick Whittington? was originally published in 1947. This new edition includes an introduction by crime fiction historian Nigel Moss.

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Comedy: A Very Short Introduction
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To consider comedy in its many incarnations is to raise diverse but related questions: what, for instance, is humour, and how may it be used (or abused)? When do we laugh, and why? What is it that writers and speakers enjoy - and risk - when they tell a joke, indulge in bathos, talk nonsense, or encourage irony? This Very Short Introduction explores comedy both as a literary genre, and as a range of non-literary phenomena, experiences and events. Matthew Bevis studies the classics of comic drama, prose fiction and poetry, alongside forms of pantomime, comic opera, silent cinema, popular music, Broadway shows, music-hall, stand-up and circus acts, rom-coms, sketch shows, sit-coms, caricatures, and cartoons. Taking in scenes from Aristophanes to The Office, from the Roman Saturnalia to Groundhog Day, Bevis also considers comic theory from Aristotle to Freud and beyond, tracing how comic achievements have resisted as well as confirmed theory across the ages. This book takes comedy seriously without taking it solemnly, and offers an engaging study of the comic spirit which lies at the heart of our shared social and cultural life. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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William at Christmas
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Everyone's favourite troublemaker is causing trouble all year round! In Richmal Crompton's William at Christmas, William Brown, is back in a collection of hilarious festive stories - with a gorgeous cover illustrated by David Roberts and an introduction by The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson. This is the perfect Christmas gift. Join William as he visits his relations at Christmas, prepares for the local pantomime and enjoys the school holidays with his gang of faithful outlaws - attracting trouble wherever he goes. There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his admirers since 1922. Enjoy more of William's adventures in Just William and Still William.

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Krazy Kat, A Jazz Pantomime for Piano
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This is the first single-volume publication of both the out-of-print original and revised versions of KrazyKat, a unique 'jazz pantomime' for piano. Based on George Herriman's hugely influential newspaper comic strip that chronicled the adventures of a lovelorn feline, this comic production represents a landmark in American music. The seldom-staged work debuted in 1922 at New York City's Town Hall, and a 1940 revival employed the revised edition. John Alden Carpenter's score abounds in lyric warmth, harmonic charm, and rhythmic vitality. He created this unusual theatrical work for a ballet company headed by a former Ballets Russes performer. Cartoonist Herriman designed the production's scenery and costumes, and he drew a series of madcap illustrations that are reproduced in this edition. Jazz lovers, collectors of rare music, and intermediate- to advanced-level pianists will want a copy of this facsimile publication, which features the composer's original Program Notes and an illuminating Introduction.

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