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Selina Hastings

Autor/a de The Children's Illustrated Bible

22+ obres 3,291 Membres 42 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Selina Hastings is a writer and journalist. She was educated at St Paul's Girls' School and Oxford University. Selina's first job was at Hatchards bookshop but she went on to work for fourteen years on the Daily Telegraph and for eight years as literary editor of Harper's & Queen. Hastings has been mostra'n més a lecturer and visting scholar at a number of foundations and was Mellon Fellow during 2002-2003 at the Harry Ransom Research Center, University of Texas. From 2008-2009 Selina was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Queen Mary's University, London and in 2009-2010 she was awarded the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies. Selina is the author of four literary biographies: Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh (winner of the Marsh Biography Prize), Rosamond Lehmann and Somerset Maugham. She has also written a number of books for children. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she reviews regularly and has been a judge of the Booker, Whitbread, British Academy, Ondaatje and Duff Cooper Prizes, and of the UK Biographers' Award. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) Selina Hastings, the journalist and biographer of 4 literary biographies, including those of Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford, is also a children's book author. On reading her webpage "about me" Selina Hastings, they seem to be one and the same person -- she says she has written a number of childrens books http://www.selinahastings.com/index.p...

See the separate LT page for another Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon (1707-1791), an English religious leader and key figure in the Methodist movement.

Crèdit de la imatge: www.selinahastings.com/

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Of Human Bondage (1915) — Introducció, algunes edicions8,504 exemplars
After Julius (1965) — Introducció, algunes edicions164 exemplars
A Life of Contrasts: The Autobiography (1977) — Pròleg, algunes edicions139 exemplars
Over the Moon: A Book of Nursery Rhymes (1985) — Editor — 45 exemplars
Slightly Foxed 69: The Pram in the Hall (2010) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Slightly Foxed 67: A Separate World (2020) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars

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Nom oficial
Hastings, Selina Shirley
Data de naixement
1945-03-05
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
Educació
University of Oxford (St Hugh's College)
St Paul's Girls' School, London, England, UK
Professions
journalist
biographer
children's book author
Organitzacions
Daily Telegraph (books page|fourteen years)
Harper's & Queen (literary editor)
Premis i honors
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature (1994)
Nota de desambiguació
Selina Hastings, the journalist and biographer of 4 literary biographies, including those of Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford, is also a children's book author. On reading her webpage "about me" Selina Hastings, they seem to be one and the same person -- she says she has written a number of childrens books http://www.selinahastings.com/index.p...

See the separate LT page for another Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon (1707-1791), an English religious leader and key figure in the Methodist movement.

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4 stars for the illustration, 2 stars for the story.

There's a version of this that's much much better in a book called The Maid of the North.
 
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LibrarianDest | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
I read a bit of Maugham in my teens and early twenties and this memoir had been on the shelf a while, nudged off after reading Tan Twan Eng's wonderful [The House of Doors] which has Maugham as a central character.

Maugham said of his writing that he had no imagination, he was just a storyteller, reshaping the stories of lives he knew or had heard about. And he did it very well. Writing was the most important thing in his life, it was where he didn't compromise. Three hours with the pen every morning. At the outset he was a playwright, then a short story writer, then a novelist. He also wrote essays and memoir. When he felt he ran out of steam in any of these he would simply stop doing them. He had stories backed up in his head, sometimes bubbling over years.

Because he was sometimes uninterested in disguising the source of his characters, he often got in hot water, although many people were flattered even to have some of their dirty linen aired in public.

He had an unhappy childhood, homosexual in an era it was not accepted, so happiness in itself was not something he expected to enjoy, although as long as he could write and travel, there was much happiness to be had, and becoming a successful creative he became a very wealthy man, and was very generous with that wealth.

Trapped into a marriage that lasted for many years, he was a father and grandfather. Although at the end of his life due to the interference of the man who for many years had been his secretary, the relations with his daughter had been strained, for quite a long period before that she and her family had been part of his life.

Maugham had a great capacity for friendship, and was a connoisseur of style and art. He died in his mid-80s in France, where he had a home. His ashes are buried in Cambridge, UK.

I have volume 1 of his collected short stories out of the library, and aim to read them through the winter. His most famous story 'Rain' is very fine.
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Caroline_McElwee | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Oct 16, 2023 |
 
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Catherine.S | Oct 2, 2023 |
This story follows the story of King Arthur, his knight Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady. King Arthur receives help from the Loathly Lady that saves his kingdom, but in return he must find one of his knights to marry the lady. Sir Gawain accepts and says he will help his king and marry her. They are married and because Sir Gawain is able to answer the Loathly Lady's question, that women's greatest desire is to have their own way, her spell is broken and she is no longer forced to be loathly but instead her true beautiful self. This book has great illustrations and has wonderful vocabulary and vivid descriptions.… (més)
 
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KellyReads5 | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jul 17, 2023 |

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També de
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Membres
3,291
Popularitat
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Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
42
ISBN
130
Llengües
12
Preferit
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