August 13, 1989 |
Pink beaches and a gentle ocean; pastel cottages scattered along narrow, winding, hilly roads; a soft climate that fills the air with cedary smells, a quiet-spoken populace that treats neighbors and visitors with friendly good manners - Bermuda is almost perfect. It's one of the most isolated spots on Earth: The nearest land, Cape Hatteras, N.C., is 600 miles away. Because of that splendid isolation, a subtropical climate and a long, quiet history under enlightened British protection, the country has evolved into a very pleasant place.
January 25, 1987 |
When Mary Griffiths came to the United States with her family from Britain 16 years ago, she discovered that information readily available in Coventry was virtually nonexistent here. The London Times and other British newspapers are available in the United States, but she did not think they satisfied the need for knowledge about happenings back home, such as detailed news about the royal family or the results of the Highland Games. Having studied and worked on the fringes of the publishing industry, Griffiths decided to fill that need by with a magazine for the Britisher in the United States.
April 29, 2014
EVERY so often we hear of some poor woman who has fallen prey to a con artist she met online. We sit back and smirk, thinking, "That would never happen to me. " But Mischele Lewis, a registered nurse who lives in Florence, N.J., is proof that it really could happen to anyone. Before hooking up with William Allen Jordan - the man she knew as Liam Allen - she'd lived a quiet suburban life, caring for her two children as a single mother. After meeting him, she became enmeshed in a tangled web of lies and intrigue stretching all the way to England.
October 25, 1996 |
You never know what some people will do to get the scoop on Fergie. Somebody with a British accent - A snoop for one of England's tabloids? An impatient fan of the royal family? - apparently can barely wait to read what the former Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has written in her autobiography about all the lurid stuff that others already have said about her. Workers at Simon & Schuster's book warehouse in Delran, where hundreds of thousands of copies of her book, My Story, are stored, said yesterday that a woman with the British accent slipped past a security guard near a building entrance around noon Wednesday and approached a caged section where the volumes were being protected by another guard.
December 24, 2003 |
Jude Law is a busy lad, even by Hollywood standards. A day after finishing "Alfie," a remake of the 1966 Michael Caine film, he was scheduled to start rehearsals for "Closeup," a drama directed by Mike Nichols and co-starring Julia Roberts. Yet Law sounded upbeat during a recent phone conversation with the Daily News on his way to an appearance on the "Charlie Rose" show. Despite a nagging sore throat, the British actor and newly divorced father of three talked about his role as Inman, the farmer-turned-Confederate soldier who fights his way back to the woman he loves (Nicole Kidman)
November 29, 1992 |
A car is discovered, abandoned. Yet another young couple is missing, probably dead. For Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner in Richmond, Va., a few vague clues and some co-workers who are more evasive than cooperative are, to borrow the title of the novel, All That Remains. As usual, Scarpetta, as one of the new fictional breed of female detectives, makes her way doggedly through the case. And the murderer is revealed by book's - or in this case, audio's - end. What baffles me isn't the particulars of the case, but how best-selling author Patricia D. Cornwell got such a hot reputation.
May 27, 2010 |
In "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," palace treachery has warring princes trying to figure out who killed their father and king. Suspects include buff and boyish hero Jake Gyllenhaal, some British actors you've never heard of, and Ben Kingsley, sporting a goatee and black eyeliner. You really shouldn't need more than one guess. Even without the Maybelline, you know it's Sir Baldie, who since Gandhi has been playing one bastard after another, and with such brio it's almost impossible to imagine he once embodied the principle of nonviolence.
January 6, 2012 |
George Henry Hadley Jr., 54, of Trevose, an assistant principal at Bensalem High School, died of complications from colon cancer on Sunday, Jan. 1, at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. Mr. Hadley joined the Bensalem staff after graduating from Villanova University in 1979. He taught Spanish and French, and for 13 summers he chaperoned student trips to Europe. While teaching, he earned a master's degree in education from Villanova. For the last eight years, Mr. Hadley was an assistant principal.
June 13, 2012 |
You'll have to venture to a part of the channel lineup you may not visit often to enjoy an early summer TV treat tonight. Cable's Encore offers Thorne: Sleepyhead, a powerful and gripping British import starring David Morrissey as Detective Inspector Tom Thorne. This is your chance to see Morrissey before he becomes a sensation here. He's been cast as the Governor in the third season of The Walking Dead, which begins in October on AMC. The pivotal character is the arch-villain in the graphic novels the show is based on. In Sleepyhead, the Liverpudlian actor gives a soulful performance as Thorne, a singularly unguarded detective with an easy laugh and an affection for deep roots American country music.
November 8, 1986 |
CBS's four-hour Monte Carlo, which premieres tomorrow night at 9 on Channel 10 and stars Joan Collins, is so bad that I watched it twice out of sheer disbelief. This is no mini-series - it's a misery-series. It does have one priceless moment. Near the end of Monday's concluding installment, Collins, as sexy superspy Katrina Petrovna, is captured by Nazis, tied to a chair and slapped around a bit. The head Nazi, exasperated by the woman's reluctance to talk, finally screams out a question.