Laura Holt, a 23 year-old female security guard at a factory is made redundant. Using the redundancy payment, she purchases an apartment in uptown New York, and converts two of the rooms into the offices of a private detective agency. The venture is a flop for a fortnight, until she hits upon the idea of creating an always-absent boss - Remington Steele - and to take assignments on his behalf. The ruse works, and clients start lining up. However, one day, she returns from a missing person case, and discovers a man sitting in Remington Steele's office, falsely claiming to ...
In the sixteenth century, Miguel de Cervantes, poet, playwright, and part-time actor, has been arrested, together with his manservant, by the Spanish Inquisition. They are accused of presenting an entertainment offensive to the Inquisition. Inside the huge dungeon into which they have been cast, the other prisoners gang up on Cervantes and his manservant, and begin a mock trial, with the intention of stealing or burning his possessions. Cervantes wishes to desperately save a manuscript he carries with him and stages, with costumes, makeup, and the participation of the other prisoners, an unusual defense--the story of Don Quixote.
The story focuses on two gay high school students, Peter and Jason, and their struggles at their private, Catholic boarding school.
Jane and Timothy Dawes meet in a park, soon after their graduation, to plan their lives. They agree to get married, and do so in secret, but Timothy's parents have urged him to ask his various influential uncles—a Minister, a Foreign Office official, a General, a scientist—to find him suitable employment. He and Jane, however, decide that he must take the first job that he is offered. A passing tramp offers them £7 a week to look after his mobile piano for a month, and, upon accepting, they discover that when the piano plays it gives everyone within earshot an ...
Four young women from Belfast flee the troubles in Ireland during the summer of 1980 to make a new life in London. However, due to unfavourable coastal weather conditions, they end up in Brighton. The next few years sees their progression into adulthood defined by relationship successes & failures, the political climate and social attitudes to the Irish. Arising from these circumstances is a dilemma that faces all four of them: should they remain in Britain or head home?
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