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The author of the book: Martin Jarvis
Edition: CSA Word
Date of issue: October 1st 2006
ISBN 13: 9781904605508
Format files: PDF
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It says Modern Collection, but it’s not that modern for the current times. So, that’s something to consider before you get into this collection.
It’s an enjoyable anthology with some true gems of a story. It has about twenty titles of short stories from the last 25 years.
If you, like me, enjoy old-fashioned (again relative to today’s time) story-telling, you are in for a treat. The narrators have done justice to the stories to which they have lent their voices.
Human relationships and their complexities are the running themes of this collection. Through the stories, you get to explore the complex nature of humans and why we do the things we do.
I quite enjoyed the stories about the inter-personal relationships, and I think you are going to enjoy some of these quite a lot if you like stories like those.
Three Bookish Stars
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Read information about the authorMartin Jarvis is one of Britain's most versatile leading actors. His career, which began in the 1960s, continues to encompass just about every aspect of the entertainment industry: film, television, theatre, radio and audio recording. He is also the author of two bestselling books: a hilarious autobiography Acting Strangely and a compelling account of his award-winning time on Broadway in 2001: Broadway, Jeeves - The Diary of a Theatrical Adventure, both published by Methuen. He is a prolific director of radio drama and, with his wife, actress/director Rosalind Ayres, produces plays and readings for BBC. They have homes in London and Los Angeles. Martin trained at RADA, where he won the Vanbrugh Award and the Silver Medal. He is an Associate of RADA and in the year 2000 was invested an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) by Her Majesty The Queen. He received a Theatre World Award on Broadway in 2001 for his title role performance in By Jeeves which he also filmed.
His West End, National, Almeida and Donmar theatre appearances include works by Ayckbourn, Frayn, Pinter, Maugham, Shaw and Wilde. He played Jack Worthing opposite Judi Dench's Lady Bracknell at the National Theatre in the 1980s directed by Sir Peter Hall, and premiered Harold Pinter's Other Places in the National's Cottesloe Theatre. Pinter directed Martin in the leading role of Hector in Giraudoux's The Trojan War Will Not Take Place. Martin met Sir Alan Ayckbourn at the National and subsequently went on to star in Ayckbourn's: Woman in Mind, Henceforward, Just Between Ourselves and By Jeeves.
Screen credits include leading roles in the British/Australian mini-series Bootleg, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Lorna Doone, Michael Frayn's Make and Break, Ike - The War Years (with Robert Duvall) and The Bunker (with Anthony Hopkins.) He was Linus in Richard Eyre's film of Absence of War written by David Hare. Has guest starred (very often as villains) in Morse, Frost, Lovejoy, Casualty, Murder Most Horrid, Dr Who - plus Space Above and Beyond, several episodes of Murder She Wrote and Walker Texas Ranger in the US. First major screen role: 'Jon' in the multi-award winning The Forsyte Saga. Martin's feature films include Framed, Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War, James Cameron's Titanic, Kid With the X-Ray Eyes, Buster, The Last Escape, Taste the Blood of Dracula.
Jarvis & Ayres Productions, which Martin founded with Rosalind Ayres, has produced many award-winning dramas and readings for BBC Radio, National Public Radio in America and for audio books. Their work includes outstanding interpretations of plays by Bernard Shaw, Alan Ayckbourn, Harold Pinter, Michael Frayn, David Mamet, Hugh Whitemore, Robert Shearman, Tennessee Williams, Oscar Wilde, and many more. British and American stars who have been associated with J&A productions include, in the UK: Judi Dench, Diana Rigg, Alfred Molina, Richard E. Grant, Michael York, Richard Briers, Pauline Collins, Janie Dee, Fiona Shaw, Miriam Margolyes, Patricia Hodge, Twiggy Lawson, Natascha McElhone, Martin Freeman, Barry Humphries, Phil Collins. And in the US: Brendan Fraser, Elaine Stritch, Teri Garr, Stacy Keach, Shirley Knight, Hector Elizondo, Bruce Davison, Eric Stoltz, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ed Begley Jnr, Ed O'Neill and Gregory Peck. Directors of J&A dramas include: David Mamet, Michael Grandage, David Grindley, Alan Ayckbourn, Pete Atkin, Rosalind Ayres. Jarvis & Ayres productions have received Audie awards in the US. He and Fiona Shaw starred for five years in the popular BBC series Our Brave Boys. His Just William audio and radio recordings are world wide best sellers. Martin was the subject of BBC TV's This Is Your Life in 1999.
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