Tristan Bernard

Tristan Bernard was a French playwright, novelist and lawyer. Born Paul Bernard into a Jewish family in Besançon, Franche-Comté, France, he was the son of an architect, he left Besançon at the age of 14 years, relocating with his father to Paris, where he studied at the Lycée Condorcet, noted for its numerous literary alumni. In 1888 was born his son Jean-Jacques Bernard a dramatist, he studied law, but after his military service he started his career as the manager of an aluminium smelter. In the 1890s he managed the Vélodrome de la Seine at Levallois-Perret and the Vélodrome Buffalo, whose events were an integral part of Parisian life, being attended by personalities such as Toulouse-Lautrec, he reputedly introduced the bell to signify the last lap of a race. After his first publication in La Revue Blanche in 1891, he became a writer and adopted the pseudonym Tristan, his first play, Les Pieds Nickelés, was a great success and was representative of the style of his work. He became known for his writing for vaudeville-type performances, which were popular in France during that time.

He wrote several novels and some poetry. Bernard is remembered for witticisms from his play Les Jumeaux de Brighton. In 1932, he was a candidate for the Académie Française, but was not elected, receiving only 2 votes of a total of 39, he was interned during World War II at the Drancy deportation camp. When Gestapo agents were at his door he turned to his wife, crying, said "Don´t cry, we were living in fear, but from now on we will live in hope". Public protest of his imprisonment caused his release in 1943, he died in Paris four years allegedly of the results of his internment, was buried in Passy cemetery. A theater in Paris that he ran as the "Théâtre Tristan-Bernard" in 1931 was given the name permanently to honor him, his descendants have achieved some fame. His son Raymond Bernard became an influential French filmmaker while his son Jean-Jacques Bernard published a memoir of his father in 1955 titled Mon père Tristan Bernard. Tristan Bernard's grandson Christian Bernard is the current Imperator of the Rosicrucian organization AMORC.

One of his grand-nephews is Francis Veber, a screenwriter and playwright whose films have been remade or adapted in Hollywood. Les Pieds nickelés L'Anglais tel qu'on le parle Triplepatte The Brighton Twins Le Danseur inconnu Le Costaud des épinettes The Little Cafe Les Deux Canards Jeanne Doré Coeur de lilas Le Cordon bleu Embrassez-moi Vous m'en direz tant collaboration with Pierre Veber Contes de Pantruche et d'ailleurs Sous toutes réserves Mémoires d'un jeune homme rangé Un mari pacifique Amants et voleurs Mathilde et ses mitaines L'Affaire Larcier Le Voyage imprévu Aux abois Robin des bois Jeanne Doré, directed by Louis Mercanton and René Hervil The Love Cheat, directed by George Archainbaud The Little Cafe, directed by Raymond Bernard Triplepatte, directed by Raymond Bernard Le Costaud des épinettes, directed by Raymond Bernard Kiss Me, directed by Robert Péguy The Unknown Dancer, directed by René Barberis Playboy of Paris, directed by Ludwig Berger The Little Cafe, directed by Ludwig Berger Le Poignard malais, directed by Roger Goupillières L'Anglais tel qu'on le parle, directed by Robert Boudrioz The Champion Cook, directed by Karl Anton Coeur de lilas, directed by Anatole Litvak Kiss Me, directed by Léon Mathot Les Deux Canards, directed by Erich Schmidt Le Voyage imprévu, directed by Jean de Limur Runaway Ladies, directed by Jean de Limur Amants et Voleurs, directed by Raymond Bernard The Brighton Twins, directed by Claude Heymann Jeanne Doré, directed by Mario Bonnard The Last Metro, directed by Maurice de Canonge Aux abois, directed by Philippe Collin Le Ravin sans fond L'Homme inusable Décadence et grandeur The Fortune Eusèbe député Girls in Distress Media related to Tristan Bernard at Wikimedia Commons French Wikisource has original text related to this article: Auteur:Tristan Bernard

Guildford High School

Guildford High School is an independent day school for girls founded in 1888. Around one thousand girls, age 4 to 18, from Guildford and its surrounding towns and villages, attend the school. Guildford High School comprises Senior School and Sixth Form. From the beginning, Guildford High School, founded by the Church Schools Company in 1888, was a progressive school. While some early girls' schools were designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of prospective governesses, Guildford High School sought to provide a feminine counterpart to the reformed public schools for boys; the current site on London Road is still in use. During the post-World War II years, the school underwent rapid expansion. By the 1980s, student numbers had increased to over 600. Today the school is still part of the Company; the school possesses a sports' centre off of the main campus. This includes an indoor swimming pool, sports hall, fitness suite and social area; the main campus consists of the Senior school, the sixth form house, Nightingale Road House, the Junior school.

Harper House was bought and added to the premises enlarging the gardens, in August 2011. The garden of the original Nightingale Road House were converted into a social area when the site was acquired in 2006; as of 2018-19 fees for the school ranged from £10,728 to £13,932 for the Junior School pupils and £17,214 for those at the Senior School. Lorna Arnold, military historian Pamela Cooper, socialite Anne Davies, newsreader Ella Hickson, playwright Fiona Hodgson, Baroness Hodgson of Abinger, independent sector healthcare assessor Celia Imrie, actress Clemmie Moodie, journalist Julia Ormond, actress Claire Phillips, British portrait artist Lucy Prebble, playwright Justine Roberts and chief executive of Mumsnet Louise Roe, television presenter, fashion journalist and model Annabel Tollman, fashion stylist Alexandra Wedgwood, architectural historian Julia Wilson-Dickson and dialect coach Misha Nonoo, fashion designer School website Profile on the ISC website 2011 ISI Inspection Report


Blanus is a genus of amphisbaenians found in the Mediterranean region of Europe and North Africa. Like other amphisbaenians, Blanus are specialized for a subterranean existence, with a long, slender body, reduced limbs, rudimentary eyes; the skull is powerfully constructed. The jaws are well-developed, with large, recurved teeth and a pair of canine-like teeth in the upper jaw. Five extant species are known; the relationships of Blanus to other worm-lizards are not clear. The genus was included in the Amphisbaenidae. More recent analyses suggest that blanids are more primitive, are either related to Bipes or represent an more ancient lineage. A number of fossils from Europe have been referred either to the Blanidae; the genus contains the following species: Blanus alexandri Sindaco, Sacchi & Lymberakis, 2014 Blanus aporus Werner, 1898 Blanus cinereus – Iberian worm lizard Blanus mariae Albert & Fernández, 2009 Blanus mendezi† Bolet et al. 2014 Blanus mettetali Bons, 1963 – Moroccan worm lizard Blanus strauchi – Turkish worm lizard Blanus tingitanus Busack, 1988 Media related to Blanus at Wikimedia Commons