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London: BBC Books, 1989. Third Printing. Hardcover. 22 cm. Approximately 150 pages Illustrations. Based on the BBC television series, this very funny book takes the form of René Artois' diary, recounting his exploits as a cafe owner and member of the resistance in occupied France during WWII. The television scripts were written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd. Gordon Fitzgerald Kaye (7 April 1941 – 23 January 2017), known professionally as Gorden Kaye, was an English actor and singer, best known for playing womanizing café owner René Artois in the television comedy series 'Allo 'Allo!. In 1982, David Croft sent Kaye the script for the pilot episode of 'Allo 'Allo! inviting him to play the central character of René Artois. He accepted and appeared in all 84 episodes (the main series ran from 1984, two years after the pilot, until 1992) and 1,200 performances of the stage version. Kaye was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1986 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the curtain call of the West End stage version of 'Allo 'Allo! at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Kaye returned as René Artois in a 2007 one-off television revival of 'Allo 'Allo! and in a stage show in Brisbane, Australia, at the Twelfth Night Theatre in June and July, alongside Sue Hodge as Mimi Labonq and Guy Siner as Lieutenant Gruber.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 203,  pages. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Louis Stanton Auchincloss (September 27, 1917 – January 26, 2010) was an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist. He is best known as a novelist who parlayed his experiences into books exploring the experiences and psychology of American polite society and old money. His dry, ironic works of fiction continue the tradition of Henry James and Edith Wharton. Auchincloss was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell from 1941 to 1951 (with an interruption for war service from 1942 to 1945 in the United States Navy during World War II). He applied to join the Naval Reserve as an intelligence specialist on December 4, 1940 and was appointed as a lieutenant on December 1, 1942. After taking a break to pursue full-time writing, Auchincloss returned to working as a lawyer, first as an associate and then as a partner at Hawkins, Delafield and Wood in New York City, while writing at the rate of a book a year. Auchincloss is known for his closely observed portraits of old New York and New England society. Among his books are the multi-generational sagas The House of Five Talents, Portrait in Brownstone, and East Side Story. The Rector of Justin is the tale of a renowned headmaster of a prep school like the one he attended, Groton School, trying to deal with changing times. Gore Vidal said of his work: " Auchincloss is the only one who tells us how our rulers behave in their banks and their boardrooms, their law offices and their clubs.... Not since Dreiser has an American writer had so much to tell us about the role of money in our lives."
Washington DC: Pacific Press, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 361,  pages Illustration (some in color). Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads Dec 14, 2005 To Cathie Jones Merry Christmas and I wish you well. Lulu Auger. Lulu H. Auger with her husband founded and for more than a half-century ran one of Washington’s best-known restaurants, Blackie’s House of Beef. With Ulysses G. "Blackie" Auger, Mrs. Auger opened Blackie's in 1952 at 22nd and M streets Northwest at the West End of downtown Washington. In became one of the primary gathering places for political and business heavyweights including former President Harry S. Truman, then-Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and William "Fishbait" Miller, the famed doorkeeper of the House of Representatives. In 1959, the revolutionary Cuban leader Fidel Castro dined there with seven of his associates. When the restaurant opened, its signature dish on a no-frills menu was a hefty prime rib of beef, baked potato, peas, salad and cheesecake, for $1.75. When the restaurant closed, the prime rib was $39 and there was an extensive wine list. In the early years of World War II, she came to Washington on a Greyhound bus to look for work as a “government girl.” One of the other passengers was Ulysses Auger, and their romance began with a casual conversation. The future Mrs. Auger found work as a stenographer typist at the Treasury Department. Blackie Auger served as an Army Ranger during World War II.