Didrik Tønseth is a Norwegian cross-country skier. He has competed in the World Cup since the 2011–12 season, he represented Norway at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun. Known for his classic technique, Tønseth proved to be adept at freestyle, proving this in the 30 km where he was the sole Norwegian with a shot at a medal, he narrowly lost the final sprint to Canadian Alex Harvey, came fourth. He skied the second leg of the relay. All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation. 1 medal – 2 medals – 3 victories – 12 podiums – 2 victories – 6 podiums – 6 RL) Didrik Tønseth at the International Ski Federation
The Gemma Doyle Trilogy is a trilogy of fantasy novels by American writer Libba Bray. They are told from the perspective of a girl in the late nineteenth century; the Gemma Doyle Trilogy consists of three books: A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, The Sweet Far Thing. This series is a cross between Fantasy; the story revolves around Gemma Doyle, a young woman sent from her home in British India to the boarding school, Spence Academy, after the mysterious death of her mother. There she meets Ann and Pippa, three other remarkable young women. Together, they discover the dark past of their school, which revolves around a mystical group referred to as The Order. In the first book, they find out that this group of sorceresses was forced to disband after one of their own, a woman named Sarah Rees-Toome, betrayed them. Throughout the series Gemma learns of her own heritage and the magical powers she possesses, including the ability to enter "The Realms," a magical world in which dreams can become reality, but everything seems to have a cost.
This series addresses some of the issues faced by women in the late 1800s, creates parallels to issues faced by women today. There are many female characters, the struggles they encounter on their journey to becoming empowered both within and outside of The Realms ring true. Other themes include dissecting dualities free will versus fate; the three books in the trilogy span just one year, with A Great and Terrible Beauty beginning in June 1895 and The Sweet Far Thing ending in June 1896. Gemma Doyle, Ann, Mary Dowd, Sarah Rees-Toome, Circe A Great and Terrible Beauty refers to many literary classics. Among those mentioned are: Persephone: Pippa is sometimes seen as being like the tragic, beautiful Greek Queen of the Underworld, who ate pomegranate seeds to stay in the Underworld, just as Pippa ate berries in the Realm The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson: Miss Hester Asa Moore leads her art class in a discussion of the Elaine, The Lady of Shalott, art based upon Tennyson's poem, in Chapter Nine.
This poem has special significance for Ann and Pippa, who both see themselves as being trapped, as the lady was. Miss Moore states that the lady dies "because she lets herself float through world." Stanzas five, six and fifteen of The Lady of Shalott are quoted, as a form of introduction, before Chapter One. The Perils of Lucy, A Girl's Own Story: A fictional three-volume novel that Ann loves. Gemma thinks that stories like it about a "poor, timid girl", put upon by her wicked peers, before being found to be of noble birth, are "poppycock"; as with The Lady of Shalott, the implication is that women in a male-dominated society, can only expect to be happy if they do something to make themselves happy, instead of sitting passively by. The Odyssey: Kartik reads this in Rebel Angels. Gemma's adventures in Rebel Angels parallels some of Odysseus. In July, 2006, Icon Productions, the film production company run by Mel Gibson, announced that it would adapt the book into a film based on A Great and Terrible Beauty, to be written and directed by Charles Sturridge.
People have been rumored to be playing the characters, but author Libba Bray has confirmed that no one has been cast. Author Libba Bray discusses the current status of the film on her webpage. In 2009, Bray announced that Icon relinquished the rights of the film, so the film version of the book will not be made. Gemma Doyle Trilogy official web site