As all Australians know, Home and Away's close-knit community of Summer Bay is pure fantasy; what may not be so apparent is that Palm Beach--despite director Albie Thoms
' comparative respect for geographical and social realities--is likewise not really a film about a literal, specific place.
QUICK-thinking Bethany Thoms
saved herself and her dad when arsonists set fire to their home.
Her fans are essentially 'peeping Thoms
' having watched her career from the start via personal video uploads.
Working completely outside the habitual scepticism of most contemporary criticism, Peter Thoms
has neither hesitation nor embarrassment in employing a series of wholly unfashionable formulations - 'personal morality', 'the human family', 'the moral life', and so on.
In this study, Thoms
defends Collins against critics who view him as "a mere storyteller," a popular writer who develops intricate plots at the expense of characterization.
While acknowledging the value of such studies as those of Sue Lonoff, Jenny Bourne Taylor, and Philip O'Neill, however, Peter Thoms
feels that their historicist preoccupations have resulted in a tendency to neglect the central importance of narrative structure in Collins's fiction.
, 49, claimed Jason Smallman was filming visitors entering his home.
claimed Lynn Patterson, 46, his neighbour in Auckland, Chester-le-Street, had caused pounds 1,000 damage to his Mercedes car.
stunned party bosses by telling them he wanted to concentrate on his career as a local councillor.
Justices in Consett, County Durham, dismissed a claim by Stephen Thoms
that Lynn Patterson, 46, his neighbour in Auckland, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, had caused pounds 1,000 worth of criminal damage to his Mercedes car.
, who was branded the neighbour from hell after complaints from his neighbours, said: "I am determined to pursue my accusers through the courts."