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Aeron Davis

Introduction Lying is an occupational hazard for those at the top. It's hard to both sell and tell the complete truth. Keeping more of the people happy more of the time requires saying different things to different publics. And, naturally, those publics have cottoned on. A high degree of suspicion greets the words of campaigning politicians, super-rich bankers, tabloid media owners and over-paid CEOs. It's why such elites come so low down in surveys about trust and truthfulness

in Reckless opportunists
Steve Chibnall

: ‘I read the book called Who Lie in Gaol by Joan Henry and I went to Robert Clark and said: “We’ve got to buy this book. “And I went to see Joan Henry and I fell in love with her, and I divorced my wife for her, and we eventually married. Before we married I made The Weak and the Wicked , which was the film of her book. It became a huge hit

in J. Lee Thompson
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Jared Pappas-Kelley

5 Things lie  Three lies and a truth One. In Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain, high up in the Swiss Alps and sequestered with the invalids in a sanatorium there resides a device called a silent sister, used for detecting the deceptions (a measureless tool for measuring) of those that wish to remain in storage just a bit longer. This device consists simply of a thermometer for taking one’s temperature that has no lines of measurement, so that the patients cannot present themselves as still ill even when they are not (and thus remain). This happens sometimes

in Solvent form
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The informers
Charmian Brinson
Richard Dove

MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 09/04/2013, SPi 15 Whispers and lies: the informers Central to MI5’s business of information gathering was the intelligence obtained through informers. Compiling information on the German-speaking refugee population was frequently achieved by enlisting members of that same community: refugees spying on other refugees. Since Security Service files generally set out to obscure the identity of their individual refugee informers, it is sometimes not easy to state with any certainty who they were, though much can be gleaned through

in A matter of intelligence
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A writer’s perspective
Sam George
Bill Hughes

declare in The Blind Assassin . 1 Alex's point is that every story requires a metaphorical wolf – without a problem of some kind, a story is not a story in the truest sense. This exploration of wolves and lies is written from the point of view of a storyteller; my life is invested in stories. I have observed that we do not read books that contain only the positive: stories that recounted only a sequence of wonderful and fulfilling things happening would be, ironically, not at all fulfilling to the reader. From time to

in In the company of wolves
Maintenant, April 1912–July 1913
Dafydd W. Jones

‘All words are lies’ 107 4 j ‘All words are lies’: Maintenant, April 1912–July 1913 La Closerie des Lilas Cravan’s mapping of Paris was oriented not only to individuals, but to the sites of their encounters. Within a short distance of van Dongen’s on rue Denfert-Rochereau, on the north side of the junction at 171 boulevard du Montparnasse and avenue de l’Observatoire, the café La Closerie des Lilas was prominent among such sites, a gathering place for artists and intellectuals in Montparnasse. Frequent conventions took place for ‘les mardis de la Closerie

in The fictions of Arthur Cravan
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Searching for mothers and fathers
Lucy Bland

182  Britain’s ‘brown babies’ • 5 • Secrets and lies: searching for mothers and fathers For nearly every British ‘brown baby’, the identity of their American father was a total mystery. This led many of them, once they were older, on a search for their father and for their unknown American relatives. Those who were placed in children’s homes knew little or nothing about either parent, and the first parent they usually searched for was their mother. Before the rise of the internet in the 1990s and increasing access to many different kinds of records, this search

in Britain’s ‘brown babies’
Patrick Collinson

Chapter 8 . Truth, lies and fiction in sixteenth-century Protestant historiography I J ohn Foxe (and notwithstanding some glancing references to John Bale and Miles Coverdale, Foxe will serve on this occasion as shorthand for ‘sixteenthcentury historiography’) had a great deal to say on the subject of ‘truth’. In a sense he wrote about nothing else. But he was accused by his religious opponents of telling lies on an unprecedented scale. And if he did not deliberately propagate fictions, in the sense of inventing his stories, he wove his material into forms

in This England
Divine destruction in Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay
Chloe Porter

romance, The Famous Historie of Fryer Bacon ( c. 1555), the earliest surviving printed edition of which was published in 1627. In this prose romance, the head falls ‘downe’, and following the event of ‘a terrible noyse, with strange flashes of fire’, is found ‘broken and lying on the ground’ when the smoke clears. 7 In contrast, Greene’s play shows the destruction of the head by a disembodied

in Making and unmaking in early modern English drama
The world of Lucian in Thomas Heywood’s stage poetry
Camilla Temple

-hater, might not unproperly be conferred upon himself: Hic iaceo vita, miseraque inopique solutus Nomen ne quaeras, sed male tale peri. Here do I lie depriv’d of life, Most miserable and poore: Do not demand my name, I dy’de, Remember me no more. 31 The repetition of this story of Lucian’s death suggests that this biographical detail preoccupied Heywood. This epitaph is taken from the argument which precedes the dialogue ‘Timon’ in various bilingual editions of Lucian, one of which Heywood relied on for his extensive use of the author in Hierarchie . 32

in Thomas Heywood and the classical tradition