The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress
Author : Jonathan Butler
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2022-02-22
ISBN 10 : 9781922711298
ISBN 13 : 1922711292
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy in the Dress Book Description:

On a balmy Townsville night in 1944, a young serviceman, Warwick Meale, is found murdered. The army and police do not, or will not, conduct a proper investigation and history forgets the killer - until now. Nearly eighty years on, Warwick's descendant Jonathan Butler dusts off the case and chases the leads that were there all along. The Boy in the Dress exhumes secrets of life on the home front during World War II, where tensions between soldiers boiled over, new expressions of sexuality flourished and the threat of invasion catapulted the status quo into disarray. The truth of this family legend, and this little-known chapter in Australian military history, is more complex and engrossing than anyone could have imagined.

Peter Allen The Boy From Oz

Peter Allen  The Boy From Oz
Author : Stephen MacLean
Publisher : Momentum
Total Pages : 360
Release : 2015-09-10
ISBN 10 : 9781760301484
ISBN 13 : 1760301485
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peter Allen The Boy From Oz Book Description:

The composer of 'I Honestly Love You', 'I Go to Rio' and 'I Still Call Australia Home' led a classic show business life. Peter Allen's performances at the height of his career in London, New York and Los Angeles were nothing less than spectacular, drawing rave reviews, cult crowds, and an ever-increasing network of friends which boasted Bette Midler, Richard Gere and Harry Connick Jnr. With 'talent' stamped all over him and a jump-start, whirlwind marriage to Liza Minnelli, Allen had a one-way ticket to the Big Time. What could be further from his humble beginnings in country Australia than the legendary performances in his heyday that, as one critic wrote, 'would have scandalised any decade other than the 70s'? Peter Allen: the Boy from Oz is an insider's look at the man – his fame, image, artistry and survival. Stephen MacLean follows the fascinating and complex trajectory of Allen's stardom, from his rise through the gender-blurred scramble of the 70s to become part of the popular mainstream, developing as a songwriter in his own right. Out of the spotlight, Allen was held dear by many for his vivacity and humour, and onstage for his powerhouse performances, the trademark high energy tirelessness and camp banter never failing to bring the house down. Allen's life and times are faithfully brought to life through interviews with the people who knew and loved him best.

The Boy in the Yellow Dress

The Boy in the Yellow Dress
Author : Victor Marsh
Publisher : Clouds of Magellan
Total Pages : 342
Release : 2019-06-01
ISBN 10 : 9781742984094
ISBN 13 : 1742984096
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy in the Yellow Dress Book Description:

Perth in the 1950s. After being caught wearing his mother's yellow dress, young Victor had to hide any tendency towards gender inappropriate behaviour. But his interest in dancing and theatre (and mooning over Rudolph Nureyev on the telly) were bound to make the facade collapse at some point. Emerging sexuality and the sense of not being 'at home' in his body, let alone the world, ran alongside a search for meaning that brought him eventually to a spiritual awakening under the young guru Maharaji...Part family tragedy, part existential comedy, The Boy in the Yellow Dress is a warts-and-all account of exile and the subsequent journey homewards that is less about finding a respectable place in the world than an intimate connection with the ultimate source of being. If ever a memoir captured the Zeitgeist, it's this one... Wise, funny, surprising at every turn... More than a portrait of growing up gay, it chronicles the wild search for meaning of an entire generation.Amanda Lohrey (2012 Patrick White Award Winner)

The Boy in the Red Dress

The Boy in the Red Dress
Author : Kristin Lambert
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2020-05-12
ISBN 10 : 9780593113691
ISBN 13 : 0593113691
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy in the Red Dress Book Description:

A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery in this rollicking romp of truth, lies, and troubled pasts. New Year's Eve, 1929. Millie is running the show at the Cloak & Dagger, a swinging speakeasy in the French Quarter, while her aunt is out of town. The new year is just around the corner, and all of New Orleans is out to celebrate, but even wealthy partiers' diamond earrings can't outshine the real star of the night: the boy in the red dress. Marion is the club's star performer and his fans are legion--if mostly underground. When a young socialite wielding a photograph of Marion starts asking questions, Millie wonders if she's just another fan. But then her body is found crumpled in the courtyard, dead from an apparent fall off the club's balcony, and all signs point to Marion as the murderer. Millie knows he's innocent, but local detectives aren't so easily convinced. As she chases clues that lead to cemeteries and dead ends, Millie's attention is divided between the wry and beautiful Olive, a waitress at the Cloak & Dagger, and Bennie, the charming bootlegger who's offered to help her solve the case. The clock is ticking for the fugitive Marion, but the truth of who the killer is might be closer than Millie thinks.

The boy who wanted to wear a dress

The boy who wanted to wear a dress
Author : Kelsy Quiroz Sánchez
Publisher : Babidi-bú
Total Pages : 32
Release : 2019-03-27
ISBN 10 : 9788417679569
ISBN 13 : 8417679561
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The boy who wanted to wear a dress Book Description:

When little Ramón told his mother that he wanted to wear a dress, like his sister usually wore, his parents began to deal with the dilemma of whether letting him wear a dress or not. Ramon's family start a journey full of emotions in order to understand his son, his needs and his personality. This will allow them to get to know Ramoncito better as a person and to cherish his singularities. IMPLICIT VALUES: This story aims to teach children and adults about equality and respecting different personalities. As well as understanding the importance of embracing diversity in our families and communities.

Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture

Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture
Author : Maria Nikolajeva
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 180
Release : 2016-05-13
ISBN 10 : 9781317160984
ISBN 13 : 1317160983
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture Book Description:

Offering a wide range of critical perspectives, this volume explores the moral, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and other cultural productions aimed at young adults. Topics examined are adolescence and the natural world, nationhood and identity, the mapping of sexual awakening onto postcolonial awareness, hybridity and trans-racial romance, transgressive sexuality, the sexually abused adolescent body, music as a code for identity formation, representations of adolescent emotion, and what neuroscience research tells us about young adult readers, writers, and young artists. Throughout, the volume explores the ways writers configure their adolescent protagonists as awkward, alienated, rebellious and unhappy, so that the figure of the young adult becomes a symbol of wider political and societal concerns. Examining in depth significant contemporary novels, including those by Julia Alvarez, Stephenie Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Malorie Blackman and Meg Rosoff, among others, Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture illuminates the ways in which the cultural constructions 'adolescent' and 'young adult fiction' share some of society's most painful anxieties and contradictions.

The English Agent

The English Agent
Author : Phillip DePoy
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2017-02-21
ISBN 10 : 9781466862593
ISBN 13 : 1466862599
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The English Agent Book Description:

In 1583, young Christopher Marlowe—student, brawler, rakehell, and would-be playwright—has had a dreadful evening. The first performance of his play in the corner of a very disreputable Cambridge bar is a humiliating flop, and then he’s attacked on the streets while in the company of Thomas Kyd. So when Francis Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth’s spymaster, sends for him, Marlowe is only too happy to go. The assignment is go to Holland, where England’s ally, William the Silent, is the target of a Spanish assassination plot—a plot that is only the first step in the latest attempt to usurp the throne of England.

The Boys in Blue White Dress

The Boys in Blue White Dress
Author : William F. Lee
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 364
Release : 2007-10-03
ISBN 10 : 1452029504
ISBN 13 : 9781452029504
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys in Blue White Dress Book Description:

Very few Americans walk away unmoved from a Friday Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks, 8th and "I" Sts, SE, Washington, DC. It's the oldest Post of the Corps. By visiting The Barracks, President Kennedy became the first President to do so since Thomas Jefferson in 1801. This brought about a special relationship with The Barracks' Marines. A bond that was brought to a tragic end by a sniper's bullet in November 1963. Lieutenant Barney Quinn tells little known details of the Death Watch at the casket and his inner most private thoughts. While on this watch, he also reflects on other ceremonies, memories and moments, and of the rowdy behavior of these rakish "Boys in Blue White Dress." These stand tall, look sharp Marines at their roguish best created a work hard, play hard life style similar to the yesteryear Corps' Leathernecks. Join Barney and the Boys in Blue White Dress. Walk in their ceremonial shoes.

Advances in Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry

Advances in Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry
Author : Tony E. Adams
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 278
Release : 2021-04-29
ISBN 10 : 9781000372946
ISBN 13 : 1000372944
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry Book Description:

Advances in Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry pays homage to two prominent scholars, Arthur Bochner and Carolyn Ellis, for their formative and formidable contributions to autoethnography, personal narrative, and alternative forms of scholarship. Their autoethnographic—and life—project gives us tools for understanding shared humanity and precious diversity; for striving to become ever-more empathic, loving, and ethical; and for living our best creative, relational, and public lives. The collection is organized into two sections: "Foundations" and "Futures." Contributors to "Foundations" explore Carolyn and Art’s scholarship and legacy and/or their singular presence in the author’s life. Contributors to "Futures" offer novel and innovative applications of autoethnographic and narrative inquiry. Throughout, contributors demonstrate how Bochner’s and Ellis’ work has created and shifted the terrain of autoethnographic and narrative research. This collection will be of interest to researchers familiar with Bochner’s and Ellis’ research. It also serves as a resource for graduate students, scholars, and professionals who have an interest in autoethnographic and narrative research. This collection can be used in upper-division undergraduate courses and graduate courses solely about autoethnography and narrative, and as a secondary text for courses about ethnography and qualitative research.

The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress
Author : David Walliams
Publisher : HarperCollins
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2014-01-02
ISBN 10 : 0007493967
ISBN 13 : 9780007493968
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy in the Dress Book Description:

Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book... Charming, surprising and hilarious - THE BOY IN THE DRESS is everything you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain. David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.