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Babushka

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Look up babooshka , baboushka , babushka , or бабушка in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Babushka or baboushka or babooshka (from Russian : ба́бушка ; IPA:  , meaning " grandmother " or "elderly woman") may refer to: "Babooshka" (song) , a 1980 song by Kate Bush Babushka (game show) , a game show presented by Rylan Clark-Neal Babushka Lady is a nickname for an unknown woman who might have photographed the events of the President John F. Kennedy assassination Babushka Adoption Foundation , a charitable non-governmental organization based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Baboushka and the Three Kings , a story Buranovskiye Babushki , a Russian ethno-pop band containing eight elderly women from Buranovo , Udmurtia Headscarf , an Anglicised term for a Russian woman's babushka-type headwear Catherine Breshkovsky nicknamed Babushka, a Russian revolutionary Matryoshka doll , babushka doll is a commonly used name Look up babooshka , baboushka , babushka , or бабушка in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Babushka or baboushka o



Babushka Lady

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The Babushka Lady is an unknown woman present during the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy who might have photographed the events that occurred in Dallas ' Dealey Plaza at the time President John F. Kennedy was shot. Her nickname arose from the headscarf she wore, which was similar to scarves worn by elderly Russian women ( бабушка  – babushka – literally means "grandmother" or "old woman" in Russian ). The Babushka Lady was seen to be holding a camera by eyewitnesses and was also seen in film accounts of the assassination. She was observed standing on the grass between Elm and Main streets and is visible in the Zapruder film as well as in the film of Orville Nix , Marie Muchmore , and Mark Bell (44 seconds and 47 seconds into the Bell film: even though the shooting had already taken place and most of her surrounding witnesses took cover, she can be seen still standing with the camera at her face). After the shooting, she crossed Elm Street and joined the crowd that went up the grassy knoll .



Babushka (game show)

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Babushka is a British game show , based on the matryoshka doll , which most recently aired on ITV daily at 5 pm as a temporary spring replacement for The Chase during May 2017. It has been presented by Rylan Clark-Neal . Format There are 10 dolls: Angelina, Anastasia, Katya, Natalya, Nushka, Olya, Sonya, Svetlana, Tatiana and Viktoriya. The team of two must choose eight out of the ten dolls to open in turn. Two are completely empty, two contain £500, two contain £1,000, two more go to £2,000, one goes all the way to £5,000 and the top babushka contains £10,000. Before they may open each doll they are presented with a true or false question. Should they get this correct, they have the chance to open the doll in play, gambling whether to keep opening the successive smaller dolls inside—for example the £10,000 doll would contain smaller dolls worth £500, £1,000, £2,000, £5,000 and £10,000. Other dolls won't contain all of these. If they push their luck too far and reveal nothing inside the current doll they lose



Babushka Adoption Foundation

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Babushka Adoption Foundation is a charitable non-governmental organization based in Bishkek , the capital city of Kyrgyzstan . It was founded in 1999 by Markus Muller ; the director is Aidai Kadyrova. The main goal of the foundation is to provide support to elderly people in Kyrgyzstan who do not have any family members that can care for them. This is exactly what its name suggests, as the term " babushka " is Russian for "grandmother" or "old lady". The objective of Babushka Adoption is not to replace Kyrgyz social institutions, but to work with them to help Kyrgyz pensioners. A sponsor can adopt an elderly person for 15 Euro a month; this amount will help provide clothing, food, medical care, and other important necessities. Why BA supports the elderly Kyrgyzstan is today the second poorest country in Central Asia. A third of the country’s population lives below the poverty line and unfortunately this poverty level rises each year. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kyrgyzstan began to reform i



Matryoshka doll

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Matryoshka set in a row Nesting of opened matryoshkas A matryoshka doll ( Russian : матрёшка ; IPA:  , matrëška), also known as a Russian nesting doll , Stacking dolls, or Russian doll , is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. The name "matryoshka" (матрёшка), literally "little matron", is a diminutive form of Russian female first name "Matryona" (Матрёна) or "Matriosha". A set of matryoshkas consists of a wooden figure which separates, top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure of the same sort inside, which has, in turn, another figure inside of it, and so on. The first Russian nested doll set was made in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin from a design by Sergey Malyutin , who was a folk crafts painter at Abramtsevo . Traditionally the outer layer is a woman, dressed in a sarafan , a long and shapeless traditional Russian peasant jumper dress . The figures inside may be of either gender; the smallest, innermost doll is typically a baby turned from a single piece of wood. Much of t



Suyunchi

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Suyunchi or Babushka-general (transliteration of the Russian title of the film) ( Uzbek : Suyunchi, Суюнчи ; Russian : Бабушка-генерал ) is a 1982 Uzbek drama film directed by Melis Abzalov . Plot The film tells the story of Anzirat (played by Zaynab Sadriyeva ), an elderly woman who lives in a small village in Soviet Uzbekistan with her son, daughter-in-law, and their ten children, all boys. Because of her strictness the villagers call Anzirat "Grandma-General". Back in the 1930s, Anzirat headed the main farm of the village and went through many hardships. Even when she gets old, Anzirat does not want to rest and cannot put up with the laziness, greed, and negligence of some of the villagers. She tries to put things in order for her family. Her son, however, instead of helping his pregnant wife spends all his spare time building a family football team. Only after Anzirat's death do the residents of the village realize how empty their village is without her. They feel that Anzirat was the conscience of their



Old lady

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Look up old lady in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Old lady may refer to: A woman at an old age . Mother ( slang ) Girlfriend , wife (American slang) The Bank of England Juventus F.C. Old Lady moth, the owlet moth Mormo maura The Old Lady , a 1932 Italian film Europe See also Babushka Old man (disambiguation) Old woman (disambiguation) Look up old lady in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Old lady may refer to: A woman at an old age . Mother ( slang ) Girlfriend , wife (American slang) The Bank of England Juventus F.C. Old Lady moth, the owlet moth Mormo maura The Old Lady , a 1932 Italian film Europe See also Babushka Old man (disambiguation) Old woman (disambiguation)



Little Fyodor

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Little Fyodor is the performance name of Dave Lichtenberg, an underground punk/garage musician from Denver , Colorado , who has been on the scene for two decades. He originally performed in the band Walls of Genius, and then went on to become a solo act (now with a full band, but still carrying the name Little Fyodor). He is also known as a public radio DJ, and a reviewer of self-published music. Biography Little Fyodor is originally from suburban New Jersey where during college he was particularly inspired by the original album Leave Home including the song "Carbona Not Glue". He moved to Colorado in 1981. In the 1980s he was a member of Walls of Genius, a cassette culture band which consisted of Little Fyodor, Evan Cantor, Ed Fowler and Brad Cartin, an experimental group from Colorado which produced 30 tapes from 1982 to 1986. Dave Lichtenberg later went on to work on his solo project Little Fyodor. Little Fyodor is also notable for his association with the Elephant 6 collective. The Apples in Stereo p



List of British game shows

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This is a list of British game shows . A game show is a type of radio, television, or internet programming genre in which contestants, television personalities or celebrities , sometimes as part of a team, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles usually for money and/or prizes. Activity-oriented Ben 10: Ultimate Challenge Cannonball Can't Touch This Copycats The Crystal Maze The Desert Forges Distraction Don't Scare the Hare Fear Factor Fort Boyard Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge Friends Like These Gladiators Go for It The Great Egg Race Incredible Games Interceptor Iron Chef UK It's a Knockout Jungle Run Knightmare Ninja Warrior UK Pets Win Prizes Raven Remotely Funny Scrapheap Challenge Taskmaster Total Wipeout Treasure Hunt Dating Blind Date ElimiDate Love on a Saturday Night Man O Man Meet The Parents Senseless Singled Out Streetmate Take Me Out The Love Machine Panel games In these, celebrities compete, usually in two teams. 8 Out of 10 Cats Absolute Cobblers Act Your Age (radio



Patricia Polacco

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Patricia Barber Polacco (born July 11, 1944, Lansing, Michigan ) is an American author and illustrator. She struggled in school because she was unable to read until age 14 due to dyslexia ; she found relief by expressing herself through art. Polacco endured teasing and hid her disability until a school teacher recognized that she could not read and began to help her. Her book Thank You, Mr. Falker is Polacco's retelling of this encounter and its outcome. She also wrote such books as Mr. Lincoln's Way and The Lemonade Club. Early years She is of Russian and Ukrainian - Jewish descent on her mother's side and of Irish on her father's side. She was born in 1944, the daughter of a teacher and a salesman turned talk show host. Her parents divorced when she was three years old. She, her mother, and her brother went to live at her paternal grandmother's farm in Union City MI, the setting of many of her stories. After her grandmother's death, the family moved to Coral Gables, Florida , and then three years later to O



Rylan Clark-Neal

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Ross Richard "Rylan" Clark-Neal (né Clark ; born 25 October 1988), known professionally as Rylan , is an English presenter , television personality, singer and model, best known for finishing in fifth place on the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, and for winning Celebrity Big Brother 11 in January 2013. In 2013, Clark-Neal turned to presenting and is known for presenting Big Brother's Bit on the Side , This Morning , The Xtra Factor , Up Late with Rylan and Babushka . Early and personal life Clark-Neal was born Ross Richard Clark on 25 October 1988 in Stepney , East London , and grew up in Stanford-le-Hope , Essex , to mother Linda Clark. In 2007, he applied for Big Brother 8 , but, "the day I was going in, it got taken away from me because it got leaked to the press. It was devastating." Clark-Neal has been a part-time model since he was 16 and a half. It was during his early modelling career that he adopted the stage name "Rylan" as it was more unusual. He was in several Take That and Westlife trib



Luke Edwards

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Lucas Daniel "Luke" Edwards (born March 24, 1980) is an American actor. He began taking acting lessons for fun on his mother's suggestion and landed his first television role in 1988 on an ABC Afterschool Special episode. Filmography ABC Afterschool Specials (TV series) (1988) 21 Jump Street (TV series) (1989) I Know My First Name Is Steven (TV movie) (1989) Roseanne (TV series) (1989) The Wizard (1989) Molloy (TV series) (1990) Capital News (TV series) (1990) Parker Lewis (TV series) (1990) Not of This World (TV movie) (1991) Guilty by Suspicion (1991) Newsies (1992) Davis Rules (TV series) (1991-1992) Human Target (TV series) (1992) Mother's Boys (1994) The Yarn Princess (TV movie) (1994) Little Big League (1994) The Little Riders (TV movie) (1996) Strange World (TV series) (1999) Undressed (TV series) (1999) Cheaters (TV movie) (2000) American Pie 2 (2001) Shadow Realm (TV movie) (2002) Night Visions (TV series) (2002) Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) Debating Robert Lee (2004) Graphic (short) (2005) Without a Tr



Pdf-parser

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Pdf-parser is a command-line program that parses and analyses PDF documents. It provides features to extract raw data from PDF documents, like compressed images. pdf-parser can deal with malicious PDF documents that use obfuscation features of the PDF language. The tool can also be used to extract data from damaged or corrupt PDF documents. References PDF Babushka by Bojan Zdrnja, Internet Storm Center , January 14, 2010 Pdf-parser is a command-line program that parses and analyses PDF documents. It provides features to extract raw data from PDF documents, like compressed images. pdf-parser can deal with malicious PDF documents that use obfuscation features of the PDF language. The tool can also be used to extract data from damaged or corrupt PDF documents. References PDF Babushka by Bojan Zdrnja, Internet Storm Center , January 14, 2010



Holly Morris (author)

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Holly Morris (born 1965 or 1966 ) is an American author, documentary director/producer and television presenter. Her articles have been published in The New York Times Book Review , More , O , Slate , The Daily Telegraph , The Week and other national publications. Early life Morris was born in Chicago , Illinois , US . She is the daughter of former professional football player Johnny Morris and Jeannie Morris, a sports reporter and writer. Johnny Morris was a Chicago Bears wide receiver who became a long-time sportscaster for WBBM-TV in Chicago and a football color commentator with CBS Sports . Jeannie Morris is the author of the best-selling book Brian Piccolo : A Short Season, the story of an American National Football League player who died of cancer at the age of 26. Career She was an editorial director of the publishing company Seal Press (which was acquired by Avalon in 2003 and then Perseus in 2007). As an editorial director, she acquired and edited fiction and non-fiction on diverse topics includ



Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarion (film)

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Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarioni ( Georgian : მე, ბებია, ილიკო და ილარიონი translit.  Me, bebia, iliko da ilarioni, Russian : Я, бабушка, Илико и Илларион , translit.   Ia, Babushka, iliko i ilarion ) is a 1962 Georgian black-and-white Social -themed Comedy - drama film directed by Tengiz Abuladze based on a novel of same name by Nodar Dumbadze . Cast Soso Ordjonikidze Sesilia Takaishvili Aleqsandre Jorjoliani Grigol Tkabladze Manana Abazadze Kira Andronikashvili Tengiz Daushvili Ioseb Gogichaishvili Shalva Kherkheulidze Aleqsandre Gomelauri References "Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarion (1962)" . FilmAffinity . Retrieved 2016-10-07 . External links Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarioni on IMDb Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarioni ( Georgian : მე, ბებია, ილიკო და ილარიონი translit.  Me, bebia, iliko da ilarioni, Russian : Я, бабушка, Илико и Илларион , translit.   Ia, Babushka, iliko i ilarion ) is a 1962 Georgian black-and-white Social -themed Comedy - drama film directed by Tengiz Abuladze based on a novel of same name by



Umbrella man (JFK assassination)

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The "umbrella man" , identified by the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1978 as Louie Steven Witt , is a name given to a figure who appears in the Zapruder film , and several other films and photographs, near the Stemmons Freeway sign within Dealey Plaza during the assassination of John F. Kennedy . Witt is the subject of a 2011 documentary short, The Umbrella Man, by Errol Morris for The New York Times. Conspiracy A person popularly dubbed the "umbrella man" has been the object of much speculation, as he was the only person seen carrying, and opening, an umbrella on that sunny day. He was also one of the closest bystanders to President John F. Kennedy when Kennedy was first struck by a bullet. As Kennedy's limousine approached, the man opened up and lifted the umbrella high above his head, then spun or panned the umbrella from east to west (clockwise) as the president passed by him. In the aftermath of the assassination, the "umbrella man" sat down on the sidewalk next to another man



Slavs!

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Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness is a 1994 play by Tony Kushner , set in the USSR as it crumbles and during its later rebirth as a collection of independent states. The play has four acts, beginning in 1985 and ending in 1992. The play premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky on 8 March 1994. It later moved to the New York Theatre Workshop on 12 December 1994, in a production featuring Academy Award -winner, Marisa Tomei and Mischa Barton . Plot The action begins in Moscow in March 1985 as Mikhail Gorbachev succeeds Konstantin Chernenko as general secretary of the Communist Party. Katherina is a feisty lesbian security guard at a Soviet archive facility that holds the brains of the USSR's late leaders. After getting her the job at the facility, Popolitipov (Jones), an apparatchik, attempts to woo her. Unfortunately for Popolitipov, she has already fallen for the oncologist Bonfila (Schulz), a descendant of one of the fathers of the revolutio



Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy , the 35th President of the United States , was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963 at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time in Dallas, Texas while riding in a motorcade in Dealey Plaza . Kennedy was fatally shot by a former U.S Marine, Lee Harvey Oswald , while he was riding with his wife, Jacqueline , Texas Governor John Connally , and Connally's wife, Nellie , in a presidential motorcade. A ten-month investigation by the Warren Commission from November 1963 to September 1964 concluded that Oswald acted alone in shooting Kennedy, and that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial. Kennedy's death marked the fourth (following Lincoln , Garfield , and McKinley ) and most recent assassination of an American President. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became President upon Kennedy's death. In contrast to the conclusions of the Warren Commission, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded in 1979 that Kennedy was "probably ass



Diana, Princess of Wales

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Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances; née Spencer ; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), was a member of the British royal family as the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales , who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II . Diana was born into the Spencer family , a family of British nobility with royal ancestry and was the fourth child and third daughter of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp , and Frances Roche . She grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate , and was educated in England and Switzerland. In 1975—after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer —she became known as Lady Diana Spencer. She came to prominence in February 1981 when her engagement to Prince Charles was announced to the world. Diana's wedding to the Prince of Wales took place at St Paul's Cathedral on 29 July 1981 and reached a global television audience of over 750 million people. During her marriage, Diana was Princess of Wales , Duchess of Cornwall , Duchess of Rothesay , and Countess of Chester

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International Freedom Foundation

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The International Freedom Foundation ( IFF ), was a self-described anti-communist group established in Washington, D.C. founded in 1986 by former lobbyist Jack Abramoff . Its purported aim was to promote individual and collective freedoms worldwide: freedom of thought; free speech; free association; free enterprise; and, the free market principle. It came into being after Democratic International in Jamba, Angola . The IFF campaigned against regimes and movements it described as Soviet allies. To achieve its aim the IFF, with offices in London and Johannesburg , sponsored symposia with high-profile speakers such as Henry Kissinger . Among its eight periodicals, the IFF published a monthly newsletter—the Freedom Bulletin—with three editions: International; UK/Europe; and, Republic of South Africa. The IFF ceased its activities in 1993. Funding According to a Newsday article entitled Front for Apartheid: Washington-based think-tank said to be part of ruse to prolong power of July 16, 1995, the IFF was alleged



Headscarf

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Women's headscarves for sale in Jerusalem . 16th century wimple , worn by a widowed queen Anna of Poland , with veil and a ruff around the neck. Headscarves or head scarves are scarves covering most or all of the top of a person's, usually women, hair and her head, leaving the face uncovered. A headscarf is formed of a triangular or square cloth folded into a triangle piece of fabric, with which the head is covered. Apart from the keffiyeh of the Middle East , headscarves worn by men are much less common and usually for practical purposes. Reasons for wearing a headscarf Headscarves may be worn for a variety of purposes, such as protection of the head or hair from rain, wind, dirt, cold, warmth, for sanitation, for fashion , recognition or social distinction; with religious significance, to hide baldness , out of modesty, or other forms of social convention. Headscarves are now mainly worn for practical, cultural or religious reasons. Until the latter 20th century, headscarves were commonly worn by women in



Dervla Murphy

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Dervla Murphy (born 28 November 1931, in Lismore , County Waterford , Ireland ) is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years. Murphy is best known for her 1965 book Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle, about an overland cycling trip through Europe, Iran , Afghanistan , Pakistan and India . She followed this with volunteer work helping Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal and trekking with a mule through Ethiopia . Murphy took a break from travel writing following the birth of her daughter, and then wrote about her travels with Rachel in India, Pakistan, South America, Madagascar and Cameroon . She later wrote about her solo trips through Romania , Africa, Laos , the states of the former Yugoslavia and Siberia . In 2005, she visited Cuba with her daughter and three granddaughters. Murphy has normally travelled alone and unaided, without luxuries and depending on the hospitality of local people. She has been in dangerous situations; for example, she was attacked by wo



Swathi Reddy

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Swathi Reddy Telugu film actress and television presenter. Her nickname and fame comes from her stint in the Telugu television show Colours, which was telecast on Maa TV . After playing supporting roles, she made her debut as a leading actress in the Tamil film Subramaniapuram (2008). Her role in the Telugu film Ashta Chamma earned her the Filmfare Award and Nandi Award for Best Actress. Early life Swathi was born in Vladivostok , Soviet Union (now Russia ). She was named as Svetlana but later the name was changed to Swathi. Her father, who was an officer in the Indian Navy , was training as a submariner in the Soviet Union . She has one elder brother named Siddharth. Her family moved to Mumbai and later to the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam , where she spent most of her childhood. While studying in 11th class, she moved to Hyderabad . She enrolled at St. Mary’s College in Yousufguda , Hyderabad and graduated in biotechnology . After her EAMCET , she ventured into television at age 17 by hosting a



Baba Yaga

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Baba Yaga as depicted by Ivan Bilibin (1902). In Slavic folklore , Baba Yaga ( Russian : Баба-яга, Polish : Baba Jaga) is a supernatural being (or one of a trio of sisters of the same name) who appears as a deformed and/or ferocious-looking witch. Baba Yaga flies around in a mortar , wields a pestle , and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs (or sometimes a single chicken leg). Baba Yaga may help or hinder those that encounter or seek her out. She sometimes plays a maternal role, and also has associations with forest wildlife. According to Vladimir Propp 's folktale morphology, Baba Yaga commonly appears as either a donor or villain , or may be altogether ambiguous. Andreas Johns identifies Baba Yaga as "one of the most memorable and distinctive figures in Slavic European folklore", and observes that she is "enigmatic" and often exhibits "striking ambiguity". Johns summarizes Baba Yaga as "a many-faceted figure, capable of inspiring researchers to see her as a Clo



The Devil's Arithmetic

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The Devil's Arithmetic is a historical fiction novel written by American author Jane Yolen and published in 1988. The book is about Hannah Stern, a Jewish girl who lives in New Rochelle, New York and is sent back in time to experience the Holocaust . During a Passover Seder , Hannah is transported back in time to 1942 Poland, during World War II , where she is sent to a death camp and learns the importance of knowing about the past. The Devil's Arithmetic was nominated for the Nebula award for best novella in 1988 and won the National Jewish Book Award (in the category for children's literature ) in 1989. The script for a 1999 Showtime television film with the same title , starring Kirsten Dunst and Brittany Murphy , was also nominated for a Nebula Award. Plot The book is a little different from the film. Hannah Stern is a 13-year-old Jewish girl living in the present day (time of publication: 1980s). She is bored by her relatives' stories about the past, is not looking forward to the Passover Seder, and is



Coco Chanel

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Interlocking CC logo Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand. Along with Paul Poiret , Chanel was credited in the post- World War I era with liberating women from the constraints of the " corseted silhouette" and popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing, realising her design aesthetic in jewellery , handbags , and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5 , has become an iconic product. She is the only fashion designer listed on TIME magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century . Chanel designed her iconic interlocked-CC monogram, meaning Coco Chanel, using it since the 1920s. Chanel was known for her lifelong determination, ambition, and energy which she applied to her professional and social life. She both achieved financial success as a bus



Gorky Park (film)

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Gorky Park is a 1983 film based on the novel Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith . It was directed by Michael Apted . Dennis Potter won a 1984 Edgar Award for his screenplay for the film. The main stars of the film are William Hurt as Arkady Renko , Lee Marvin as Jack Osborne, Joanna Pacuła as Irina Asanova, Rikki Fulton as Major Pribluda, Brian Dennehy as William Kirwill, Ian McDiarmid as Professor Andreev, Michael Elphick as Pasha and Ian Bannen as Prosecutor Iamskoy. James Horner wrote the score. Ralf D. Bode was cinematographer. Pacuła was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture and Elphick for a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor . The film also featured Alexei Sayle as a black marketeer. Synopsis Three young people are seen ice skating in Gorky Park . Three days later, Soviet militsiya officer Arkady Renko ( William Hurt ) investigates the discovery of their bodies a short distance from the skating rink. All have been shot in the chest and mouth; their faces and fi



Babuška–Lax–Milgram theorem

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In mathematics , the Babuška–Lax–Milgram theorem is a generalization of the famous Lax–Milgram theorem , which gives conditions under which a bilinear form can be "inverted" to show the existence and uniqueness of a weak solution to a given boundary value problem . The result is named after the mathematicians Ivo Babuška , Peter Lax and Arthur Milgram . Background In the modern, functional-analytic approach to the study of partial differential equations , one does not attempt to solve a given partial differential equation directly, but by using the structure of the vector space of possible solutions, e.g. a Sobolev space W . Abstractly, consider two real normed spaces U and V with their continuous dual spaces U and V respectively. In many applications, U is the space of possible solutions; given some partial differential operator Λ : U → V and a specified element f ∈ V , the objective is to find a u ∈ U such that However, in the weak formulation , this equation is only required to hold when "tested" agains



Three tramps

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The three tramps are three men photographed by several Dallas-area newspapers under police escort near the Texas School Book Depository shortly after the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Since the mid-1960s, various allegations have been made about the identities of the men and their involvement in a conspiracy to kill Kennedy . Records released by the Dallas Police Department in 1989 identified the men as Gus Abrams, Harold Doyle, and John Gedney. Early allegations: E. Howard Hunt and Frank Sturgis The Dallas Morning News , the Dallas Times Herald , and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram photographed three transients under police escort near the Texas School Book Depository shortly after the assassination. The men later became known as the "three tramps". According to Vincent Bugliosi , allegations that these men were involved in a conspiracy originated from theorist Richard E. Sprague who compiled the photographs in 1966 and 1967, and subsequently turned them over t



2017 in British television

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This is a list of events taking place in 2017 relating to Television in the United Kingdom . Events January Date Event 1 BBC One launches a new set of idents, replacing the circle idents that have been shown before programmes for a decade. The new idents feature the photography of Martin Parr , who has attempted to capture portraits of modern Britain. Sherlock returns to BBC One for a fourth series. Overnight viewing figures indicate the first episode was watched by an average audience of 8.1 million, making it the second most watched programme of the 2016–17 festive period; The New Year's Eve fireworks had a viewership of 11.6 million. 4 Fawlty Towers is voted the best British sitcom of all time British sitcom in a survey of comedians, comedy writers and actors. 5 Channel 4 announce they are to show the Monaco Grand Prix and Singapore Grand Prix live for the first time in five years and the United States Grand Prix live for the first time in a decade on free-to-air TV, as they announce their picks for 2017.



Babooshka (song)

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" Babooshka " is a song by English singer Kate Bush , taken from her album Never for Ever . Released as a single in June 1980, it spent 10 weeks in the UK chart, peaking at number five. It was an even bigger hit in Australia , where it peaked at number two and was the 20th best-selling single of the year. Background According to an interview Kate Bush gave to the Australian TV series Countdown in 1980, the song chronicles a wife's desire to test her husband's loyalty. To do so, she takes on the nom de plume of Babooshka and sends notes to her husband in the guise of a younger woman—something which she fears is the opposite of how her husband currently sees her. (Hence the barbed lines Just like his wife before she "freezed" on him/Just like his wife when she was beautiful.) The trap is set when, in her bitterness and paranoia, Babooshka arranges to meet her husband, who is attracted to the character who reminds him of his wife in earlier times. She thereby ruins the relationship due to her paranoia. "I'm su



Nadsat

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Nadsat is a fictional register or argot used by the teenagers in Anthony Burgess 's novel A Clockwork Orange . In addition to being a novelist, Burgess was a linguist and he used this background to depict his characters as speaking a form of Russian -influenced English. The name itself comes from the Russian suffix equivalent of "-teen" as in "thirteen" (-надцать, -nad·tsat'). Nadsat was also used in Stanley Kubrick 's film adaptation of the book. "Quaint," said Dr. Brodsky, like smiling, "the dialect of the tribe. Do you know anything of its provenance, Branom?" "Odd bits of old rhyming slang ," said Dr. Branom ... "A bit of gipsy talk , too. But most of the roots are Slav . Propaganda . Subliminal penetration." Drs. Brodsky and Branom, A Clockwork Orange, page 114. Description Nadsat is a mode of speech used by the nadsat, members of the teen subculture in the novel A Clockwork Orange . The antihero and narrator of the book, Alex , uses it in first-person style to relate the story to the reader. He also use



Babushkin

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Babushkin (masculine) or Babushkina (feminine) may refer to: Babushkin (surname) (Babushkina), Russian surname Babushkin (town) , a town in the Republic of Buryatia, Russia Babushkin, a former town in Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union; currently a part of Moscow known as Babushkinsky District, Moscow Babushkin Bay , a bay in the Sea of Okhotsk See also Babushka (disambiguation) Babushkinsky (disambiguation) Babushkin (masculine) or Babushkina (feminine) may refer to: Babushkin (surname) (Babushkina), Russian surname Babushkin (town) , a town in the Republic of Buryatia, Russia Babushkin, a former town in Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union; currently a part of Moscow known as Babushkinsky District, Moscow Babushkin Bay , a bay in the Sea of Okhotsk See also Babushka (disambiguation) Babushkinsky (disambiguation)



Badge Man

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Enlargement of the "Badge Man" area Colorized version depicting the alleged figure Badge Man is the name given to an unknown figure reputedly visible within the famous Mary Moorman photograph of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy . Some researchers have theorized that this figure is a sniper firing a weapon at the President from the area of the grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza . An alleged muzzle flash obscures much of the detail, but "Badge Man" has nonetheless been described as a person wearing some kind of police uniform – the moniker itself derives from a bright spot on the chest, said to resemble a gleaming badge . Speculation about the "Badge Man" figure helped fuel conspiracy theories about a plot by members of the Dallas Police Department to kill Kennedy. In response, abundant skeptics proposed numerous alternative interpretations of the image. The Moorman photograph During the Presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza , Dallas resident Mary Moorman took a series of photographs with her



Green Weenie

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The Green Weenie was a sports gimmick co-created by Bob Prince (1916–1985), the legendary broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball team, and Pirate trainer Danny Whelan. It was most popular during the 1966 baseball season in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , USA . The "Green Weenie" was manufactured by Tri-State Plastics, a Pittsburgh plastic thermoforming company between 1967-1974 and during the 1989 season. The Green Weenie was a green plastic rattle in the shape of a hot dog , which when waved at opposing players, purportedly put a jinx on them. Conversely, when waved at Pirate players it allegedly bestowed good luck. The superstition began during a 1966 game against the Houston Astros , when Danny Whelan shouted from the dugout at Astros' pitcher Dave Giusti , "You're gonna walk him!" while waving a green rubber hot dog in the direction of the pitcher's mound . Giusti did walk the batter, and the Astros lost the game. During the next game's broadcast, Prince quizzed Whelan about the frankfur



Masha Gessen

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Maria Alexandrovna "Masha" Gessen ( Russian : Мари́я Алекса́ндровна Ге́ссен ; IPA:  ; born 13 January 1967), is a Russian and American journalist, author, translator and activist who has been an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump . Gessen helped found the Pink Triangle Campaign and has written extensively on LGBT rights . Described as "Russia's leading LGBT rights activist," she has said that for many years she was "probably the only publicly out gay person in the whole country." Gessen writes primarily in English but also in her native Russian, and in addition to being the author of several non-fiction books, she has been a prolific contributor to such publications as The New York Times , The New York Review of Books , The Washington Post , the Los Angeles Times , The New Republic , New Statesman , Granta , Slate , Vanity Fair , Harper's Magazine , and U.S. News & World Report . Gessen is the Russian translator of the TV show The Americans . Early lif



Companions of Saint Nicholas

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Saint Nicholas and Krampus visit a Viennese home (1896 illustration). The Hans Trapp character in a 1953 photograph taken in Wintzenheim, Alsace. The companions of Saint Nicholas are a group of closely related figures who accompany Saint Nicholas throughout the territories formerly in the Holy Roman Empire . These characters act as a foil to the benevolent Christmas gift-bringer , threatening to thrash or abduct disobedient children. Jacob Grimm ( Deutsche Mythologie ) associated this character with the pre-Christian house spirit ( kobold , elf ) which could be benevolent or malicious, but whose mischievous side was emphasized after Christianization . The association of the Christmas gift-bringer with elves has parallels in English and Scandinavian folklore, and is ultimately and remotely connected to the modern Christmas elf in American folklore . Names for the "dark" or threatening companion figure include: Knecht Ruprecht in Germany, Krampus in Austria, Bavaria , Croatia, Slovenia, Friuli , Hungary (spelle



Jacob's ladder (toy)

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A Jacob's Ladder unfolded Watch toy in action ( Ogg Theora format, 1.7 MB) ( clip info ) A Jacob's ladder (also magic tablets , Chinese blocks , and klick-klack toy ) is a folk toy consisting of blocks of wood held together by strings or ribbons . It is "a toy that does some very weird things." When the ladder is held at one end, blocks appear to cascade down the strings. This effect is a visual illusion which is the result of one block after another flipping over. It may be considered a kinetic illusion , where the blocks appear to change position when they do not. Its name Jacob's Ladder comes from the biblical ladder to heaven , mentioned in Genesis 28:12. Of unknown origin, the earliest known review of the Jacob's Ladder is an 1889 Scientific American article which tells how it is built and works: The simple toy ... is very illusive in action. When the upper block is grasped by the edges ... and turned so as to lift the second block in the series to the same height, the upper end of the second block fal



Abigail Disney

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Abigail E. Disney , PhD (born 1960) is an American documentary filmmaker, scholar, philanthropist, and activist known for her documentary films focused on social themes. She is the Executive Producer and Director of the film The Armor of Light, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Biography Early life Abigail Disney was raised in North Hollywood, California , and was educated at Yale (BA), Stanford (MA, English Lit ), and Columbia (PhD, English Lit). She is the daughter of Patricia Ann (née Dailey) and Roy E. Disney and granddaughter of Roy O. Disney , co-founder of The Walt Disney Company with her great uncle Walt Disney . Career Filmmaking She turned to the family business of filmmaking with a documentary film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, directed by Academy Award-nominated, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Gini Reticker. Pray the Devil Back to Hell brought to light the work of Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee by telling the story about the critical role women played in bringing peace to



Jan Crouch

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Janice Wendell Crouch (née Bethany ; March 14, 1939 – May 31, 2016) was an American religious broadcaster. Crouch and her husband, Paul , founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in 1973. Early life and ministry Crouch was the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Edgar W. Bethany, and grew up in Columbus, Georgia . Her father served as an Assemblies of God pastor, and was the founding president of Southeastern University (Florida) . While attending Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri , Crouch met Paul F. Crouch. They married in 1957, and have two sons, Paul Jr. and Matthew, both of whom are high-ranking officials and program hosts on TBN. Jan Crouch also loved children and was well known in the early days of TBN for a child's puppet (a little pink girl in a dress) she called Babushka. The color of this puppet and her love for children is often attributed to the fact that she went from wearing her larger than life platinum blonde wigs to pink ones. TBN Founding In 1973, Paul and Jan Crouch co-founded Trini



Nina Polan

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Nina Polan (born Janina Katelbach ; November 30, 1927 – February 16, 2014) was a Polish actress and theatre director active in the United States. Since 1984 Nina Polan was executive and artistic director of the Polish Theatre Institute in America. She was a daughter of Polish politician Tadeusz Katelbach (1897–1977). Filmography 1982: Sophie's Choice as Woman in English Class 1999: Fever as Polish Women Witness 2003: Love & Stuff as Mrs. Galway 2005: Solidarity as Meat Shop Babushka 2010: Occupant as Lily Wainwright 2014: Wolfenstein: The New Order as Olenka Targonski 2014: A Walk Among the Tombstones as Old Woman Awards and decorations Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland Silver Medal of the "Wspolnota Polska" Association Golden Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis References "Nina Polan" at Polish Theatre Institute website "W USA zmarła polska aktorka i reżyser teatralna Nina Polan" External links Nina Polan on IMDb Nina Polan (born Janina Katelbach ; November 30, 1927 –



Alive in an Ultra World

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Alive in an Ultra World is a live album by Steve Vai , recorded during The Ultra Zone world tour in 2000, and released in 2001. The songs compiled on this album were written specifically for the countries that Vai and his band were visiting. Aside from "Devil's Food", which is found on Vai's previous album Fire Garden , these songs were penned during long soundchecks and could not previously be found on any other album. Due to logistical complications, some songs could not be recorded in the nation they were written for. Track listing All songs written by Steve Vai . Disc 1 "Giant Balls of Gold" – 4:45 Song for Poland "Burning Rain" – 4:50 Song for Japan "The Black Forest" – 6:38 Song for Germany "Alive in an Ultra World" – 3:53 Song for Slovenia "Devil's Food" – 10:09 Song for Holland "Blood and Glory" – 4:53 Song for the United Kingdom "Whispering a Prayer" – 8:45 Song for Ireland "Iberian Jewel" – 4:38 Song for Spain Disc 2 "The Power of Bombos" – 5:04 Song for Greece "Incantation" – 8:53 Song for Bulgaria



Sewing a Friendship

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Sewing a Friendship is a children's graphic novel written by Natalie Tinti. It tells the story of five young girls who must learn to work together and become friends in order to participate in a fashion show. Story As the story begins a group of four girls: Nina Key, Jonesy Jipsy, Meeka Venya, and Skoron Blossom, start their summer vacation, planning a special all-pink sleepover. They decide to participate in a famous fashion show. But there is a hitch, they need 5 members on their team to participate, and the model can be no younger than 9. At the advice of Skoron's mysterious grandmother Babushka, the four girls befriend a loner named Kiki Shaver. Being 9 years old, Kiki would make a perfect team member. The only problem, she isn't interested. With a little bit of help from Babushka, and Skoron's dog Dogon, the girls are able to convince Kiki to join the team, and in the process the 5 girls become good friends. Reception As the debut book for the then 9 year old Natalie Tinti, Sewing a Friendship attracted



Catherine Breshkovsky

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Catherine Breshkovsky (real name Yekaterina Konstantinovna Breshko-Breshkovskaya (born Verigo), Russian : Екатерина Константиновна Брешко-Брешковская ; born January 25 (13 January old style) 1844, Ivanovo village, Nevelsky district, Vitebsk province – 12 September 1934 Hvaly-Pochernice, near Prague, Czechoslovakia. A major figure in the Russian socialist movement, a Narodnik and later one of the founders of the Socialist Revolutionary Party. She spent over four decades in prison and Siberian exile for peaceful opposition to Tsarism, acquiring, in her latter years, international stature as a political prisoner. Also popularly known as known as Babushka, the grandmother of the Russian Revolution . Revolutionary life She left her home at the age of 26 to join followers of anarchist Mikhail Bakunin in Kiev . As a Narodnik revolutionary, she was imprisoned 1874 at Katorga and exiled to Siberia in 1878, where she received a harsher sentence because of her arrogant refusal to submit to the authority of the tsarist c



Leonid Bykov

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Leonid Bykov ( Russian : Леонид Фёдорович Быков , 11 December 1928 in Znamenka village, Artemivsk Okruha of Ukraine , USSR - 11 April 1979 in Kiev Oblast of Ukraine , USSR ) was a Soviet actor, film director, and script writer. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1965). People's Artist of the Ukrainian SSR (1974) Bykov contributed to several Soviet World War II films (that all reached iconic status) and significantly delivered to the cliche image of a Soviet Ukrainian . Bykov was killed in a car accident in 1979 on the highway from Minsk to Kiev . In 1994, the International Astronomical Union named a minor planet after him, (4682) Bykov. Selected filmography Actor Aty-baty, shli soldaty... (One-Two, Soldiers Were Going...) (1976) V boy idut odni stariki (Only Old Men Are Going to Battle) (1973) Razvedchiki (The Scouts or Soldiers of Ruzvedka ) (1968) Zaychik (Little Hare) (1964) Ostorozhno, babushka! (Be Careful, Grandma!) (1960) Майские звёзды (Stars in May) (1959) Dobrovoltsy (The Volunteers) (1958) Maxim Perepeli



Late Night (TV series)

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Late Night is an American late-night talk and variety show airing on NBC since 1982. Four men have hosted Late Night: David Letterman (1982–93), Conan O'Brien (1993–2009), Jimmy Fallon (2009–14), and Seth Meyers (2014–present). Each iteration of the show was built around its host, and maintained distinct identities aside from the title. The longest-serving host to date was O'Brien, who hosted Late Night with Conan O'Brien for 16 years, from September 1993 to February 2009. Hosting history Host Start date End date Episodes David Letterman February 1, 1982 June 25, 1993 1,819 Conan O'Brien September 13, 1993 February 20, 2009 2,725 Jimmy Fallon March 2, 2009 February 7, 2014 969 Seth Meyers February 24, 2014 N/A 584 History David Letterman The show replaced The Tomorrow Show , hosted by Tom Snyder (and later co-hosted by Rona Barrett ), on Mondays through Thursdays. It did not expand to Fridays until 1987, when Friday Night Videos was moved back an hour to accommodate a five-day-a-week Late Night. Late Night o



Seven Little Monsters (TV series)

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(Maurice Sendak's) Seven Little Monsters , or (Maurice Sendak's) 7 Little Monsters , is a Canadian-Chinese-Philippine children 's television program about a family of seven monsters and their mother. The series, based on the book by the same name , was created by Maurice Sendak and directed by Neil Affleck , Lynn Reist, and Glenn Sylvestor. Each monster is named after a different number from one to seven, and each has unique physical characteristics. The series was part of the PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch from 2000–03, and made an individual PBS debut on 2003, along with George Shrinks and The Berenstain Bears , and was shown from 2003–07 on YTV . The series was produced by Wild Things Productions , Nelvana , Suzhou Hong Ying Animation Corporation Limited and Philippine Animation Studio Inc. (PASI Animation) from 2000–02. The 54-episode series debuted in 2000 and aired its final episode in 2003 and reruns until 2004. The theme song is performed by the Canadian band, Barenaked Ladies . Characters One ( Joanne Vanni

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The Chase (UK game show)

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The Chase is a British television quiz show broadcast on ITV and hosted by Bradley Walsh . Contestants play against a professional quizzer, known as the "chaser", who attempts to prevent them from winning a cash prize. The chasers are Mark Labbett , Shaun Wallace , Anne Hegerty , Paul Sinha and Jenny Ryan . Labbett and Wallace have both been chasers since series 1, while Hegerty joined in series 2, Sinha in series 4 and Ryan in series 9. A team of four contestants individually attempt to amass as much money as possible, which is later added to a prize fund if the contestant survives his or her individual chase. The chaser's job is to catch each contestant during their individual chase, eliminating that person from the game and preventing the money from being added to the collective prize fund. Any contestants who survive their individual chase later play collectively as a team for an equal share of the prize fund against the chaser. With a regular audience of three to five million, The Chase is one of ITV's m



Sandra Horn

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Sandra Ann Horn is a British writer living in Southampton . She is also a poet, storyteller and playwright. Children's books Horn's first book for children was Tattybogle, about a happy scarecrow , published in 1995. This book was turned into a musical by Ruth Kenward. A sequel to the book was published in 2000, called The Tattybogle Tree. Other books for children include Babushka, Nobody, Him and Me, Dandelion Wish and The Mud Maid. Self-help books A lecturer in psychology , Horne co-wrote Loss and Bereavement (with Sheila Payne and Marilyn Relf) and Pain: Theory, Research and Intervention (with Marcus Munafo ). Future projects Horn is currently developing a Sitcom called The Sweete Sisters. A pilot episode recently received a rehearsed reading directed by Hugh Allison. References "Tattybogle.com" . Retrieved 15 June 2010 . "Contactanauthor.com" . Retrieved 15 June 2010 . "NCLL" . Retrieved 15 June 2010 . "Tattybogle.com" . Retrieved 15 June 2010 . "Starshine" . Retrieved 15 June 2010 . "East Riding Libr



Red Snow (The Twilight Zone)

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" Red Snow " is the second segment of the twenty-first episode of the first season (1985–86) of the television series The Twilight Zone . Plot Russian KGB Colonel Ilyanov is sent by train to a Siberian town to investigate the deaths of local Soviet Communist Party officials. Ilyanov notes that the victims were drained of their blood. He meets a young woman named Valentina, whom the records improbably state had been exiled by Joseph Stalin 50 years before. One of the town's Party officials, Polvin, insists that Valentina is actually a descendant of the exiled woman. Ilyanov and the mayor, Titov, search an abandoned church. They hear a wolf wailing in the distance. Ilyanov follows the sound and finds Valentina feasting on the wolf's blood. Ilyanov is knocked unconscious. On awakening, he insists upon returning to the abandoned church. Inside, he finds many empty coffins. Valentina and Polvin enter and explain that the church is haunted by vampires, and that they are themselves vampires. Titov explains that the




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