Great Meadow: An Evocation [NOOK Book]

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From 1927 to 1934 the young Dirk Bogarde lived in a remote cottage in the Sussex Downs with his sister Elizabeth and their strict nanny, Lally.

For the children it was an idyllic time of joy and adventure: of gleaning at the end of summer, of oil lamps and wells, of harvests and harvest mice in the Great Meadow.

This lost world, visited fleetingly in A Postillion Struck by ...
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Great Meadow: An Evocation

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Overview

From 1927 to 1934 the young Dirk Bogarde lived in a remote cottage in the Sussex Downs with his sister Elizabeth and their strict nanny, Lally.

For the children it was an idyllic time of joy and adventure: of gleaning at the end of summer, of oil lamps and wells, of harvests and harvest mice in the Great Meadow.

This lost world, visited fleetingly in A Postillion Struck by Lightning, the first volume of Dirk Bogarde's autobiography, is seen here through the eyes of an innocent but shrewd eleven-year-old. With great sensitivity and poignancy it captures the sounds and scents, the love and gentleness that surrounded the young boy as the world outside prepared to go to war.

Sir Dirk Bogarde was an English actor and novelist. Initially a matinee idol, Bogarde later acted in art-house films such as Death In Venice. As well as completing six novels, Bogarde wrote several volumes of autobiography.

Between 1947 and 1991, Bogarde made more than sixty films. For over two decades he lived in Italy and France, where he began to write seriously.

In 1985 he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of St Andrews and in 1990 was promoted to Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448208258
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 1/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 562,149
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Sir Dirk Bogarde was an English actor and novelist.Initially a matinee idol, Bogarde later acted in art-house films such as Death In Venice.As well as completing six novels, Bogarde wrote several volumes of autobiography.

Between 1947 and 1991, Bogarde made more than sixty films.For over two decades he lived in Italy and France, where he began to write seriously.

In 1985 he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of St Andrews and in 1990 was promoted to Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.
Sir Dirk Bogarde has a legion of fans to this day - an extraordinary commitment to an extraordinary man.
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    Posted September 4, 2013

    Kk

    Name...Vally
    Gender...Mare
    Breed...Azteca
    Posistion...Mare
    Age...14 (In horse years. So like a teenager.)
    Looks...A black sleek body with white stockings, her head is beautiful and held upright and strong. She has a strip of white running down her face, and brown hoofs. Her mane and tail are pure black with a braid and feather in her mane. Her eyes are bright blue with thick lashes.
    Persona...Happy, a little flirty, and very focused.
    Stallion...*Sigh* None.
    Foals...Really? None.
    Crush...Hmmmm why tell you?
    History...Vally has always been wild. Running like the wind and racing against the sand. Her mother died after giving birth to her, and her father hated her because she was a filly. She was abandoned, until her spirit guide led her to the meadow, where she found all of you.
    Song..."Me without you" by Toby Mac
    Other...She is Indian, and has a spirit guide.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Taylor

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    Posted April 29, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Glow

    We're gonna get cats showing up here thinking it's a clan!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Shimmer

    Name-Shimmer
    Gender- Female (mare)
    Parents- she doesn't remember, she was orphaned at a young age, her mother died from mountain lions and her father she never knew.
    Posisition- mare, but she started this herd
    Mate- none, but wishes for one, maybe someday
    Foals- none
    Age- about 4 years, closer to 3 and 3/4 years
    Breed- Appolosa
    Description- A pretty and slender white mare, her coat is spotted with lots of faint grey spots and her eyes are a pretty blue.
    ~Shimmer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Gingersnap and Prince

    Name: Gingersnap-- Breed: Quarter Horse-- Gender: Mare-- Description: Ginger colored mare with white socks and blaze down her face-- Mate: None-- Mother: Delaynie-- Father: King Jasper-- Foals: None-- Accessories: Small orange strechy bracelet that got stuck on her left hind leg-- Siblings: Prince--Name: Prince// Breed: Appaloosa// Gender: Stallion// Description: Large chocolate brown stallion with white spots on his rump and white muzzle. He has bright green eyes// Mate: None// Children: Has never had kids// Mother: Delaynie// Father: King Jasper// Siblings: Gingersnap// Accessories: None. Thats not manly//

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Snowflake

    Pure blooded arabian pure white white sparkling mane blue eyes mother is moonlight father is raindrop. Her last herd she was used by many stallions. (Male horses)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Zeva

    Name- Zeva gender- female. Breed- an arabian with pure blaxk fur coat and a black mane. She has golden amber eyes. Position- none yet but is hoping for a high authority.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Midnight ((improved form))

    Name: Midnight ••• Gender: mare (female) ••• Breed: Friesian-Arabian ••• Looks: slender jet black mare with light feathering around her feet like a friesian; pigmented/brown eyes ••• Position: none yet, hopes to get a high rank ••• Crush: none yet ••• Mate: wants ••• Foals: wants ••• *D am: (mother) Fleck; dappled bay arabian ••• Sire: (father) Phazer; black friesian with white star on forehead ••• History: won't tell anyone unless she completely trusts them ••• *I seperated d am because it might think it was a bad word and lock me out. ;) ••• *||~•~||* (my signature)

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