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December 27, 1986 | BART MILLS
Robert Donat played Mr. Chips romantic in 1939. Peter O'Toole played him fey in 1969. In 1987, Roy Marsden plays Chips "tough." The BBC's version of James Hilton's classic 1934 story, airing in three parts on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" starting Jan. 4, employs the actor best known to Americans as the dour detective Chief Inspector Dalgliesh, who unravels P. D. James' puzzles on "Mystery!"
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 1995 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
First-novelist Jeff Gomez and literary icon T. Coraghessan Boyle will talk about writing, life and the forces influencing their work at separate appearances at the Ventura Bookstore, 522 E. Main St. Gomez, the 25-year-old author of the just-published "Our Noise" (Scribner/Simon & Schuster), writes about the angst-ridden fears, underpaid working days and over-indulging nights of the X generation. Gomez will be at the bookstore at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
BOOKS
May 5, 2002
*--* Southern California Rating FICTION *--* *--* 1 THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY by Michael Chabon (Picador: $15) Cousins in the comics biz 2 EMPIRE FALLS by Richard Russo (Vintage: $14.95) A warmhearted novel about working-class lives in Maine 3 FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury (Ballantine: $6.99) An alternate future when government makes books the enemy 4 BACK WHEN WE WERE GROWNUPS by Anne Tyler (Ballantine: $14.95) A mom gets another chance at love 5 DEATH IN HOLY ORDERS by P.D.
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