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Albert Reuss In Mousehole

Author : Susan Soyinka
ISBN : 191140816X
Genre : Exiles
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This is the compelling account of the life and work of Albert Reuss (1889-1975), a Jewish painter and sculptor who developed a uniquely individual style. Born in Vienna, he emigrated to England in 1938 following Hitler's annexation of Austria. In the process, Reuss lost many members of his family, as well as all his possessions, and the reputation he had built up as an artist in Vienna prior to his departure. Many of his artworks were confiscated by the Nazis. He and his wife Rosa were helped to escape from Vienna by Cornishman and Quaker, John Sturge Stephens. Reuss continued to work as an artist in England, but his style changed dramatically, reflecting the trauma he had suffered. Following his exile, Reuss held numerous solo exhibitions in municipal galleries throughout England and in 1948, he and Rosa moved to Mousehole, Cornwall, where they established the ARRA Gallery. 0From 1953 to 1973 he held regular one-man shows at the renowned O'Hana Gallery in London. Several provincial galleries hold his work, most notably Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall, as do the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Belvedere Gallery and the Albertina in Vienna, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel. In researching the life of this intriguing man, Susan Soyinka interviewed many people who knew him, and also retrieved a huge archive on Reuss from Vienna, which included much of his lifetime's correspondence. A most fascinating story emerged of this lonely and isolated artist's struggle to develop his art and to survive, a story full of human drama and tragedy, all set against the background of world historic events. The book includes first-hand accounts of the couple's escape from Vienna, and of their experience as refugees in war-time Britain.

Artists In Britain Since 1945

Author : David Buckman
ISBN : 095326095X
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Utmost Fidelity

Author : Magdalen Evans
ISBN : UOM:39015080894937
Genre : Art
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First biography of distinctive Austrian-born painter and her English landscapist husband, who settled in St Ives in the late 1880s, containing an extensive illustrated catalogue.

From East End To Land S End

Author : Susan Soyinka
ISBN : 0957561415
Genre : History
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From East End to Land's End is the heart-warming and inspiring story of the World War Two evacuation of Jews Free School (JFS) in the East End of London to Mousehole, a remote fishing village on the tip of Cornwall. In June 1940, about 100 JFS children and five of their teachers, together with thousands of other London evacuees, embarked on the lengthy and exhausting train journey from Paddington to Penzance. The JFS group was bussed to Mousehole, where the children were billeted with the villagers, and Jews Free School, Mousehole, was established in the premises of Mousehole School. Arrangements were made for synagogue services to be held in the church hall of a nearby village, while many of the evacuees also attended chapel with their foster families, most of whom were strong Methodists. Remarkably, most of the evacuees quickly integrated into village life, and were accepted by the villagers as their own. They were introduced to swimming, sailing, sculling, fishing, and mending nets, and spent hours playing on the beach or walking along the spectacular coastal paths. The extraordinary coming together of these two vastly different communities was a life-changing experience for many involved on both sides. Seventy years on, some of them have been able to tell their stories, sometimes with tears, often with humour, and always with love and affection. Told for the first time, this unique story of mutual love, acceptance and integration is an inspiration to modern society. What is particularly poignant about this story for the author is that at the very time these children were travelling south-west to love and safety in Cornwall, her own Aunt Sonya, together with thousands of other Jewish children, travelled on a train going in exactly the opposite direction from Paris to Auschwitz, where a very different fate awaited them. The book is based on extensive interviews with evacuees and villagers, as well as on historical research. It is richly illustrated with personal photographs and mementoes, historical documents, newspaper articles and delightful drawings by Steph Haxton. It is further complemented by rare, atmospheric and beautifully contrasting photographs of Mousehole and the Jewish East End.

A Silence That Speaks

Author : Susan Soyinka
ISBN : 1780910614
Genre : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Remarkable story recounting the author's 18-year search for the truth of what happened to her mother's Viennese Jewish family during the Second World War. She also digs deep into her family's history, a journey which took her back 200 years and across four continents, and explores the impact that these events had on subsequent generations.

Holy Box

Author : PAUL. GOUGH
ISBN : 1911408097
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Fightball

Author : Kris Wehrmeister
ISBN : 0692554173
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Fightball: Dying of Suck introduces Maj and Kallan, two wildly intelligent and hilarious sisters who navigate life from opposite ends of every point of view. On the surface a recounting of one family's move to Oregon, Fightball: Dying of Suck is in fact the greatest story of sisterhood ever told. Also, there is hyperbole.

Schiele Drawings

Author : Egon Schiele
ISBN : 9780486140841
Genre : Art
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Treasury of portraits, character studies, nudes, more, by great Viennese Expressionist. Characteristic focus on inner psychological states, hidden personality traits of subjects.

Castle Dor

Author : Arthur Quiller-Couch
ISBN : 0099275813
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The last - unfinished - novel of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, which was completed by Daphne du Maurier. It is a re-creation of the legend of Tristan and Iseult, transplanted in time to 19th-century Cornwall.

The King S General

Author : Daphne du Maurier
ISBN : 9780316252959
Genre : Fiction
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"Daphne du Maurier is a magician, a virtuoso. She can conjure up tragedy, tension, suspense, the ridiculous, the vain, the romantic." --Good Housekeeping Honor Harris is only eighteen when she first meets Richard Grenvile, proud, reckless - and utterly captivating. But following a riding accident, Honor must reconcile herself to a life alone. As the English Civil war is waged across the country, Richard rises through the ranks of the army, marries and makes enemies, and Honor remains true to him. Decades later, an undaunted Sir Richard, now a general serving King Charles I, finds her. Finally they can share their passion in the ruins of her family's great estate on the storm-tossed Cornish coast-one last time before being torn apart, never to embrace again.

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