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James Hilton
Birth date: September 09, 1900
Died: December 20, 1954
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tanzeemshah
tanzeemshah rated it 1 week ago
In the depths of the worldwide economic depression as the war drumbeats began in Germany, James Hilton wrote a quirky, imaginative book "Lost Horizon", It leaves much to the reader's imagination. The manuscript opens with airplane hijacking that seemed all too realistic. Quickly, the hijacking turns...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 3 years ago
Good-Bye, Mr. Chips is considered a classic of sorts, but not in the orbit of Dickens or Jane Austen. I don't believe I ever read it back in the old days. Basically it's about a guy, Mr. Chipping—fondly referred to as "Chips" to his students—who becomes a school master (teacher) at a second-rank "p...
Ray Foy's Literary Journey
Ray Foy's Literary Journey rated it 3 years ago
It is easy for me to see why this little book, hardly more than a novella, is a literary classic. It touches on themes common to the human condition, and on scenes that most of us have played out in one form or another. It strikes chords we can all hum along with. It is a collection of passages from...
The Whittier Side Of Life
The Whittier Side Of Life rated it 5 years ago
Wonderfully clever and romantic - even better than the movie :)
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: re-read, autumn-2010, young-adult, fantasy, play-dramatisation, music, time-slip Recommended for: Brazilliant Laura! Read from September 08 to 10, 2010 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tq4lx Shangri-la? Turn north at the Big Foot...The re-read is in the form of a Auntie dramatisa...
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