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Charles Williams - Author

About the Author

Charles Williams was one of the pre-eminent authors of American crime fiction. Many of his novels were adapted for the screen, such as Dead Calm and Don't Just Stand There!, for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in California in 1975.

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The Place of the Lion

The Place of the Lion

Author: Charles Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2020

The Place of the Lion

The Place of the Lion

Author: Charles Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2020

Max Beaverbrook Not Quite A Gentleman

Max Beaverbrook Not Quite A Gentleman

Author: Charles Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/04/2019

Financial magician, flamboyant politician, minister in both world wars, press baron, serial philanderer, Winston Churchill's boon companion in the dark days of 1940-41 and in his later years, Max Beaverbrook was without a doubt one of the most colourful characters of the first half of the twentieth century. Born and brought up in the Scottish Presbyterian fastness of northeast Canada, he escaped to make his fortune in Canadian financial markets. By 1910, when he migrated to Britain at the age of thirty-one, he was already a multimillionaire. With a seat in the House of Commons and then a peerage, he came to know all the senior figures in both British and Canadian politics. In acquiring the Daily Express, he not only built it into a news empire but used its considerable influence to campaign for his own pet causes. As Charles Williams's sweeping biography shows, Beaverbrook was loved and loathed in equal measure. Nevertheless, Williams brings to life a rounded character, with all its flaws and virtues. Above all, it is a story of eighty years of entrepreneurism, political dogfights, wars, sex and grand living, all set in the rich tapestry of the dramatic years of the twentieth century.

The Celian Moment and Other Essays

The Celian Moment and Other Essays

Author: Charles Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2019

This is a new collection of Williams's literary essays, taken from books, pamphlets and periodicals long out of print. The title essay develops William's theory of poetry but is also a covert homage to the woman who was his second and unacknowledged love. These essays cover nearly all his literary interests and the final one shows his sympathy for left-wing political ideas arising from his own poverty-ridden childhood. All shed light not only on their subject but also on Williams himself. Williams projected a collection of his essays with this title but did not in fact complete one. The editor has provided references for Williams's numerous literary allusions.

Descent Into Hell

Descent Into Hell

Author: Charles Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

Shadows of Ecstasy

Shadows of Ecstasy

Author: Charles Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

The Greater Trumps

The Greater Trumps

Author: Charles Williams, Jean Dodal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

Many Dimensions

Many Dimensions

Author: Charles Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

The Place of the Lion

The Place of the Lion

Author: Charles Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

War in Heaven

War in Heaven

Author: Charles Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

He Came Down from Heaven

He Came Down from Heaven

Author: Charles Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

Divorce

Divorce

Author: Charles Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

All Hallows' Eve

All Hallows' Eve

Author: Charles Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

Et in Sempiternum Pereant

Et in Sempiternum Pereant

Author: Charles Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

Poems of Conformity

Poems of Conformity

Author: Charles Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

Descent into Hell

Descent into Hell

Author: Charles Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

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