Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life by Peter AckroydA brief yet definitive new biography of one of films greatest legends: perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who dont want to commit to a lengthy work.
He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred years after his first film. But what of the man behind the moustache? Peter Ackroyds new biography turns the spotlight on Chaplins life as well as his work, from his humble theatrical beginnings in music halls to winning an honorary Academy Award. Everything is here, from the glamor of his golden age to the murky scandals of the 1940s and eventual exile to Switzerland. There are charming anecdotes along the way: playing the violin in a New York hotel room to mask the sound of Stan Laurel frying pork chops and long Hollywood lunches with Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. This masterful brief biography offers fresh revelations about one of the most familiar faces of the last century and brings the Little Tramp vividly to life.
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It is largely thanks to her interventions that palliative care is what it is today. Coming from a well-off background her parents were not keen on getting into nursing, but it was where she found her calling, especially with the Second World War around the corner. A bad back prevented her from pursuing nursing more fully, however, directing her steps towards social work. The third Polish love of her life would come along three years later. He had an estranged wife in Poland, but the friendship with Dame Cicely grew as the pair began writing to one another.
Later, as Dame Albertine Winner, she served as chair of St Christopher's. St Christopher's Hospice was developed based on a care.
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We are dedicated to improving care for dying people everywhere. Dame Cicely Saunders. Born 22 June in Barnet, Hertfordshire, Dame Cicely trained as a nurse, a medical social worker and finally as a physician. Involved with the care of patients with terminal illness since , she lectured widely on this subject, wrote many articles and contributed to numerous books. Her vision to establish her own home for the dying was underpinned by her religious faith.
Reproduced with permission from Hayward Medical Communications. Dame Cicely Saunders. I like it because of her smile and because it shows her still at work — in fact giving prizes to hospice staff — though it was taken in when she was 83, just four years before her death. She trained as a nurse, then as a social worker, and it was then that she met David Tasma, a young Polish Jew, who was dying of cancer. It was through her friendship with him that God called her to devote her life to improving the care of the dying — a most neglected group. She then trained in medicine and that was where I met her — we were contemporaries at medical school.