Maggie Smith A Biography

Author: Michael Coveney
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466893397
Format: PDF, ePub
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No one does glamour, severity, girlish charm or tight-lipped witticism better than Dame Maggie Smith. Michael Coveney's biography shines a light on the life and career of a truly remarkable performer, one whose stage and screen career spans six decades. From her days as a West End star of comedy and revue, Dame Maggie's path would cross with those of the greatest actors, playwrights and directors of the era. Whether stealing scenes from Richard Burton, answering back to Laurence Olivier, or playing opposite Judi Dench in Breath of Life, her career can be seen as a 'Who's Who' of British theatre. Her film and television career has been just as starry. From the title character in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and the meddling chaperone in A Room With a View to the Harry Potter films in which she played Minerva McGonagall (as she put it 'Miss Jean Brodie in a wizard's hat') and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films in which she played the wise Muriel Donnelly, Smith has thrilled, engaged and made audiences laugh. As Violet Crawley, the formidable Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey she conquered millions more. Paradoxically she remains an enigmatic figure, rarely appearing in public. Michael Coveney's absorbing biography, written with the actress's blessing and drawing on personal archives, as well as interviews with immediate family and close friends, is a portrait of one of the greatest actors of our time.

Maggie Smith

Author: Caroline Fevrier
Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
ISBN: 1912575329
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Dame Maggie Smith stands as a remarkable example of the concomitance – in a performer’s career – of typecasting and characterisation, that is the ability to impersonate ‘against type’ infinitely various screen or stage characters. This book of appreciation essentially aims at correcting the preconceived image that the general public has of Dame Maggie Smith. Focusing on the last twenty-five years, it examines, through the many parts she has played since the early 1990s, her ability to go beyond typecasting and give, thanks to her chameleon skills, nuanced and convincing portrays of infinitely diverse characters. From The Importance of Being Earnest to Gosford Park and Becoming Jane, to Downton Abbey and Sister Act, to The Last September and the Harry Potter saga, Dame Maggie Smith has had a wide spanning career in TV and Film. Not to mention her theatrical work on the stage. Author Caroline Fevrier lives in Paris, France and has a passion for theatre and performing. Caroline holds a PhD in Literature and Humanities and an MA in Literature and Drama. She was also trained as a professional performer and has been involved in several stage productions and short movies. Caroline regularly gives lectures on theatre and performance to academic audiences and had published several books on literature and humanities, and now focuses closely on the performing arts.

And I Have You

Author: Maggie Smith
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553510193
Format: PDF
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A celebration of a mother's love for her baby. Perfect for Mother's Day or a shower gift, with a padded cover and space for a personal photo. A cat has her kittens, a dog has her puppies, a sheep has her lamb, and I have you. This book celebrates the love between mothers and babies throughout the animal kingdom. Ducklings, piglets, foals, and fawns frolic through the pages. As our human baby grows from newborn to toddler, Mom offers the constant, comforting refrain: Wherever you go, whatever you see, I'll always have you and you'll always have me. Maggie Smith has created a classic first book for mothers and babies--a feast for the eyes and a hug for the heart.

Nesting Dolls

Author: Maggie Smith
Publisher: Pudding House Publications
ISBN: 9781589983380
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Beach Day

Author: Karen Roosa
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618029230
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rhyming text describes a perfect day at the beach, complete with sandy knees, deviled eggs, and a castle with a moat.

Pigs in Pajamas

Author: Maggie Smith
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375987479
Format: PDF
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At Penelope Pig's sleepover party, six pigs in pj's eat pizza and pasta, pound a pinata, pin the tail on the pony, prance to piano, and then form a precarious pyramid--collapsing, of course, into a sqealing pig pile! Maggie Smith combines rollicking rhymes and infectious alliterations to make a perfectly pleasing book filled with fun and the letter P. And while there are scads of P words in the text, the art has even more--the pictures are filled with more than 75 objects beginning with the letter P for young readers to find. The playful pictures also introduce other preschool concepts, such as colors, shapes, patterns, and counting. Pigs in Pajamas offers a fun way to get preschoolers thinking about language and building their vocabularies. Party on, Penelope Pig!

Developing Pre school Communication and Language

Author: Chris Dukes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 184920358X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Includes CD-Rom `This book is highly recommended for all practitioners interested in improving their practice in developing young children's communication and language. The ability to print material form the CD-Rom enables the information to be accessed by practitioners working with children of different ages in different rooms in a setting' - Early Years Update `A very clear and easy to read style of text...This book has a common sense approach to good practice. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone wishing to develop this area of childminding work' - National Childminding Association `An excellent resource for all those working with young children...the ideas are tried and tested, user-friendly and research-based, and can be trusted and implemented with ease' - Early Years Educator `This book will be an invaluable support: a treasure-chest of superb resources, materials, ideas and suggestions for the busy early years practitioner who is keen to develop the language of the children in their care. The CD-ROM will save some of that precious time we all strive to expand, and the practical strategies offered will be a boon to practice in the setting' - Collette Drifte Looking for advice on how to develop communication and language skills in the pre-school? Packed with helpful advice on supporting and developing the crucial language and communication skills of the children in your early years setting, this book provides clear guidance on appropriate expectations for each age group between birth to five. The book includes: - advice on how to support language development in all children, including those with special educational needs - practical ideas and strategies for practitioners and parents - guidance on when to seek advice and working with other professionals - activities and case studies - a CD Rom with useful photocopiable resources. This book is ideal for all those working with the 0 to 5 age range, such as pre-school practitioners, nursery managers, advisory teachers, SENCOs, Inclusion Officers and Child Care and Education students and tutors. Chris Dukes and Maggie Smith are both Area SENCOs who work closely with pre-school SENCOs and Managers on a daily basis.

Salts Mill

Author: Maggie Smith
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445657546
Format: PDF
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Explores the men behind what was once the largest industrial building in the world.

Book

Author: Kristine O'Connell George
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395982877
Format: PDF
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Filled with lively text and vibrant illustrations, an adorable picture book celebrates a small child's very first discovery of the magic and wonder contained within a book. 12,500 first printing.