Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.
Withering from alcoholism, British consul Geoffrey Firmin stumbles through a small Mexican village amidst the Day of the Dead fiesta, attempting to reconnect with his estranged wife, but only further alienating himself. Based on the novel by Malcolm Lowry.
Considered the greatest love story of all time and a bona fide "hit" for over 400 years. Romeo & Juliet is full of passion and oration. Shakespeare's most popular tragedy, it expresses love and death better perhaps, than any work in the English lang
Birdsong is the story of Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman who arrives in Amiens in Northern France to stay with the Azaire family and falls desperately in love with Isabelle Azaire. They begin an illicit and all-consuming affair, but the relationship falters. Years later, Stephen finds himself serving on the Western Front in the very area where he experienced his great love. He must learn to endure the ravages of war and make peace with his feelings...
Charles is from a family with little money. Sebastian's family is wealthy. The two become friends at Oxford. When Sebastian invites his friend to dinner, Charles becomes involved with Sebastian's family. After Charles becomes an officer in the British Army he and his company are moved to an English country house that he realizes is Sebastian's family home. Here he discovers memories of his youth and young manhood, his loves, life, and a journey of...
The once-impressive Hazelwood Manor has been in the family of Lord Hazelwood since the eighteenth century. There used to be more than 30 staff at the house, but now, with a mounting debt of 6.5 million, only five remain since Lord and Lady Hazelwood were forced to let the others go. With the future of Hazelwood in question and their jobs on the line, the unthinkable happens, the staff wins the lottery!
11) The country wife
The country wife: A rake devises a brilliant scheme to lure wives from their husbands, but is stumped by a newlywed from the country. Blue remembered hills: Two years before the end of WWII, seven children play in the woods until a prank turns deadly.