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A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

By Nicholas Sparks

Each April, while the wind blows from the ocean and mingles with the smell of lilacs, Landon Carter recalls his final 12 months at Beaufort excessive. It used to be 1958, and Landon had already dated a lady or . He even swore that he had as soon as been in love. definitely the final individual on the town he concept he'd fall for was once Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's Baptist minister.

A quiet woman who constantly carried a Bible along with her schoolbooks, Jamie appeared content material residing in a global except the opposite adolescents. She took care of her widowed father, rescued harm animals, and helped out on the neighborhood orphanage. No boy had ever requested her out. Landon might by no means have dreamed of it.

Then a accident made Jamie his accomplice for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter's existence may by no means be an analogous. Being with Jamie might convey him the depths of the human center and lead him to a choice so beautiful it's going to ship him irrevocably at the highway to manhood...

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As with many regional identities, scenery, weather, dialect, humour and food probably inform many people’s sense of Yorkshire when the region is seen from a distance. Such attributes construct a regional aesthetic and reputation that oversimplifies and stereotypes, yet remains recognisable in its mix of pride, resilience and playful self-deprecation. For over 35 years (1973–2010), the BBC comedy, Last of the Summer Wine, helped to brand an English region using landscapes and lives that focused on Holmfirth and the Holme Valley (Betton, 2005: 22, 153).

However, while the accents have their origins in Ford’s ancestral home, the setting does not. Filming on an 80-acre set in what is now Malibu Creek State Park in California, with the peaks of the Goat Buttes clearly visible, Ford returns Wales to Richard Wilson’s Arcadia and the alpine sublime of the Gwynedd of the Romantics. This, again, is landscape as national redoubt. This can be evidenced in the opening frames of Huw’s flashback, which establishes the village as being above the valley floor with the land falling away on all sides to offer elevation and thus picturesque views all around.

Everyday Places and How to Find Them. In J. Schofield and R. Szymanski (eds) Local Heritage, Global Context. Cultural Perspectives on Sense of Place (London: Routledge), 13–32. Clifford, S. and King, A. (2006) England in Particular. A Celebration of the Common Place, the Local, the Vernacular and the Distinctive (London: Hodder and Stoughton). Cresswell, T. (2006) Place. A Short Introduction (Oxford: Blackwell). 34 Heather Norris Nicholson Doel, M. (2008) From Animated Photography to Film: The Formation of Vernacular Creativity in Early English Films, 1895–1908.

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