Valentines Lib/E: A Bouquet of Letters and Poetry for Lovers (Library)
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Stephanie Beacham has performed on the London stage in the plays The Basement and On Approval. She also has starred on television in The Colbys, Dynasty, and in numerous made-for-TV movies, including Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story.
James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) was born in Scotland, the son of a weaver and the ninth of ten children. His mother saw to it that he was educated, despite the family's low income. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and spent two years on the Nottingham Journal before settling in London as a freelance writer in 1885. His short stories, essays, and novels were well received, and he began to gain a fine reputation as a playwright. His most enduring work is Peter Pan, which is based on stories he made up for children in his neighborhood.
Samantha Eggar is an English film, television, and voice actress. She has appeared in such films as Doctor Dolittle, Dark Horse, The Brood, and The Light at the Edge of the World. Among her appearances on television are Star Trek: The Next Generation, Commander in Chief, and All My Children. Her accolades include a Golden Globe Award, a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award, and an Academy Award nomination.
Amy Irving is known for her numerous film roles as well as acclaimed roles on Broadway and off-Broadway. She received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Yentl, Golden Globe nominations for her performances in the films Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna and Crossing Delancey, and an Obie Award for her stage performance in The Road to Mecca. More recently she appeared in the films Traffic, Tuck Everlasting, and Thirteen Conversations about One Thing.
Glenda Jackson is the winner of two Academy Awards for her roles in Women in Love and A Touch of Class. She also received an Emmy for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in the acclaimed BBC production Elizabeth R. She won a seat in the British Parliament in 1992 and now devotes her time to politics.
Juliet Mills is a highly acclaimed actress. She won an Emmy Award for QB VII and a Tony nomination for her role in Five Finger Exercise. She is currently one of the stars of the daytime drama show Passions.
Roger Rees, Welsh stage, film, and television actor and, more recently, narrator of audiobooks, is known on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States he received a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Nicholas Nickleby. American TV viewers are familiar with Roger from Cheers, in which he played Robin Colcord. As for audiobooks, Roger has performed in a wide variety of programs, from the L.A. Theatre Works' production of Lady Windmere's Fan, to mystery anthologies such as Malice Domestic and thrillers like Pop Goes the Weasel.
Burt Reynolds has starred in countless films, including the Smokey and the Bandit series, Deliverance, and Boogie Nights. On television, he starred in the long-running series Evening Shade.
Read by Jean Smart, Eric Idle, Terry Bradshaw, and other celebrity narrators
David Warner is an Emmy Award-winning English actor known for playing romantic leads and villainous characters across a range of media. He is most famous for his roles in films like The Lost World, Titanic, and Planet of the Apes, among numerous others.
Orson Welles (1915-1985) was an Academy Award-winning director, writer, actor, and producer for film, stage, radio, and television.
Michael York is a successful screen and stage actor. Among his screen credits are Romeo and Juliet, Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, Logan's Run, and Austin Powers. Stage appearances include Britain's National Theatre and Broadway. His television work has garnered Emmy nominations and his audio recordings Grammy nominations. He has been awarded Britain's OBE, France's Arts et Lettres, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Janis Ian is a singer, songwriter, and author. She is best known for her 1975 hit single, At Seventeen, which won a Grammy Award. She won a second Grammy in 2013 for the narration of her autobiography, Society's Child.