Post by allthingshorror on Aug 17, 2009 7:33:14 GMT
'It is given to very few woman in life to make one man happy - and I'm making two men happy - and making myself deliriously happy...It's wrong, it's wicked. But...I enjoy it.'
Harriet had a living nature, a busy husband and time on her hands...It was just kindness that made her offer Ambrose Tuttle an old bed form the attic...Ambrose came, saw, and - er - stayed...not only that night, but for three years of romance and laughter...Downstairs the unsuspecting Robert, director of Blossom Brassieres, dreamt of a universal bra...until the tin worlds met...
Harriet had a loving nature, a new husband, time on her hands and...
Post by allthingshorror on Aug 17, 2009 7:35:25 GMT
Their Country Needed Them!
In the early days of the Second World War when the Nazi hordes were sweeping across all Europe, a gallant group of men swung into action. They were brave; they were resourceful; they were ready to throw the Huns off the beaches. They were Britain's last line of defence - they were DAD'S ARMY.
Post by allthingshorror on Aug 17, 2009 7:44:26 GMT
Signet (August 1962)
THE 300 SPARTANS AGAINST THE HORDES OF ASIA
Out of Asia they came, the barbaric army of Xerxes, King of Perisa. Onward into Greece they marched - eight hundred thousand strong - carving a trail of fire, pillage, rapine, and grinding everything before them into dust.
Gathering together a small band of small loyal followers, Leonidas, King of Sparta, prepared to battle the Persians at the strategic pass of Thermopylae. There they waited, the loyal three hundred. Spartans all, born and bred to heroism, ready to conquer the enemy...or die trying.
Post by allthingshorror on Aug 17, 2009 8:01:09 GMT
Four Square (1961)
Jacko Palmer is an ardent fighter for the rights of his fellow workers whether their skins are white or black. But he is shocked when he finds his own daughter determined to marry a Jamaican. And his wife is frankly horrified - the thought of her daughter married to a Negro makes her sick.
Kathie, the daughter, is deeply and truly in love; she doesn't see skin, she sees people. But is love enough? Can it survive the pointing fingers, the life in peeling tenements, shunned by the whites because they house 'spades'. Strangely, it is a night of flame of flame and terror which supplies the answer, a night when irrational hatreds explode in physical violence.
Post by allthingshorror on Aug 17, 2009 8:08:04 GMT
'Last night you wanted a wife...for a thousand dollars I can give you one today' BRITISH COLUMBIA, 1849 - a massive country where men are dwarfed by the forests and mountains and harried by every savagery of nature, until they become savages themselves in order to survive.
One such man was the trapper, Jean La Bete. For three years he had lived and trapped alone in the wilds. Now, with hard-earned dollars he meant to buy a wife.
But he did not bargain for taking home with him into the wilderness a girl who was mute, a shy, wild creature who hated him...
Post by allthingshorror on Aug 17, 2009 8:14:34 GMT
Thames Methuen (1986)
Ronald King is a bent copper whose dirty dealings are catching up with him, and who has to quit the Met before it quits him.
David Castle is a gentle but tough aikido teacher and part-time genealogist, with debts to pay, a custody case to fight...and no steady income.
Thrown together by circumstance and desperation, these two join forces as King and Castle, Debt Collectors. From the East End to Wimbledon, the pair tread the fine line dividing the law from disorder. They're the most diverting duo since Arthur Daley and Terry McCann.
Post by allthingshorror on Aug 17, 2009 8:20:50 GMT
Thames Methuen (1989)
Change is afoot at Sun Hill Police Station. Detective Inspector Galloway's replacement is soon to be revealed, meanwhile the nick is still reeling from the announcement that the new uniformed inspector is to be a woman. New guvnors will bring them new ways and different working methods, but out in the manor, the steady flow of crime does not pause for a second. Whether it is abandoned babies, football hooligans, stolen gardens or kidnapped policemen, the coppers at Sun Hill - men and women, uniformed and CID - must combat them all, cope with the changes within their own organization and still try to come up smiling...
Thames Methuen (1991)
Life's never simple for the Bill at Sun Hill nick. Helping them with their enquiries are the usual offenders - the drunks and the hooligans, blaggers and con-men. And some of the nastier elements too - specialists in murder, armed robbery, child abuse...It's a hard job. Sometimes even harder getting the evidence to stick. Especially when they all know whodunnit.
Regardless how many british series find the way over the channel - especially in the last time where we get everything from The Lynley Mysteries to Midsomer Murder -, there is always more which I have either never seen or which never foreing sales.
Of these novelisation I know exactly three. UFO, Chitty and That Magnificent Air Race, which I rewatched recently and still liked, considering this was done long before CGI became all the rage.
King and Castle sounds interesting. But shouldn´t it have been named King and Country?