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Bridget Boland (1) (1913–1988)

Autor(a) de The Lisle Letters: An Abridgement

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10+ Works 671 Membros 9 Críticas

Obras por Bridget Boland

The Lisle Letters: An Abridgement (1981) 238 exemplares, 2 críticas
Old Wives' Lore for Gardeners (1976) 153 exemplares, 2 críticas
War and Peace [1956 film] (1956) — Screenplay — 88 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Wild Geese (1938) 68 exemplares, 2 críticas
Anne of the Thousand Days [1969 film] (1969) — Screenwriter — 41 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Prisoner [1955 film] (1955) — Screenwriter — 22 exemplares
At My Mother's Knee (1978) 7 exemplares
Caterina (1975) 4 exemplares

Associated Works

Gardeners' Lore: Plantings, Potions, and Practical Wisdom (1998)algumas edições11 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1913-03-13
Data de falecimento
1988-01-19
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Ireland
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Surrey, England, UK
Educação
Convent of the Sacred Heart, Roehampton
University of Oxford
Ocupações
screenwriter
playwright
novelist
Relações
Boland, Maureen (sister)
Organizações
Auxiliary Territorial Service (WWII)

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Bridget Boland, born in London, was the daughter of Irish politician John Pius Boland and his wife Eileen Querin Boland. She was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Roehampton and at Oxford University, where she studied philosophy, politics, and economics. She became a film writer and novelist. During World War II, she served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the women's branch of the British Army, and began producing plays for the troops to boost morale. Among her well-known screenplays were Gaslight (1940), The Prisoner (1955), and Anne of the Thousand Days (1969).

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The plotline put me slightly in mind of Poldark- with a worthy pair of brothers and a scheming but oh-so-correct relative, determined to get all they have.
Enjoyable read.
½
 
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starbox | 1 outra crítica | Jan 13, 2024 |
Middling costume drama. Burton plays Henry VIII as less of a thug than is sometimes the case, reminding us that he was a highly educated humanist prince when young. Genevieve Bujold was very inexperienced but does well as Anne Boleyn - although winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress was perhaps a trifle lucky. There is a sturdy supporting cast, and the locations, costumes etc are all satisfactory. The tone is less violent and sexual than many more modern versions.
 
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ponsonby | 1 outra crítica | Apr 6, 2023 |
2021 movie #171. 1969. Henry VIII (Burton) wanted a new wife to get him a boy heir. Anne Boleyn (Bujold) was his choice. A well made historical costume drama. The leads both got Oscar noms. A bit long at 3 hours but it never drags. Bujold more than holds herself vs. Burton's fury
 
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capewood | 1 outra crítica | Oct 9, 2021 |
The Wild Geese is a novel of the mid-eighteenth century Ireland in letters, describing the struggles and adventures of the Catholic Kinross family and their Protestant Ahearne cousins. In Ireland, Catholics were not allowed to own land or do pretty much anything, which means that they are dependent on the good will of their Protestant friends and family to get by. Which is all well and good until someone gets greedy. Which is exactly what happens here. The author does a good job of expressing the kind of pressure that the British laws extracted on the Catholic population, even if the plot itself is a bit of a soap opera.

Recommended for those with an interest in Irish historical fiction, Irish history, or epistolary novels.
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inge87 | 1 outra crítica | Apr 23, 2014 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
10
Also by
1
Membros
671
Popularidade
#37,614
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
9
ISBN
32
Línguas
1

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