Alison (“The Miller’s Wife” in The Canterbury Tales) The Millers Tale was one of the Canterbury Tales written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century (circa 1385). The character of Alison is introduced as the beautiful, wild and desirable young wife of a much older carpenter. A young student persuades Alison to have sex with him (stories were a bit racy back in the 14th century). They dupe the old carpenter into thinking a Great Flood is coming so that he must prepare tubs (hanging from the rafters) to provide floatation when the flood arrives. This keeps the carpenter preoccupied so the young lovers can get down to business. As the outlandish story unfolds, another suitor, the parish clerk, appears begging Alison for a kiss at her small bedchamber window. In the dark of night, she presents her rear end at the window so that he "kissed her naked arse full savorly.”
Allie (Allison) Hamilton (The Notebook) Allie is the heroine of Nicholas Sparks’ 2004 bestseller, The Notebook, a sentimental love story about a young woman who must choose between an appropriate suitor and the man she really loves. As the story of the romance unfolds, narrated by the love of her youth, Noah, we are told of young Allie’s story side-by-side with that of the old Allie, who is dying of Alzheimer’s disease. Containing all the elements of melodrama, including a world war, hidden love letters, misunderstandings, teen-age angst and elderly frailty, this story pours it on like maple sugar, and is actually just as satisfying.
Allison McKenzie (Peyton Place) Allison is the protagonist of Grace Metalious’ scandalous 1956 novel, Peyton Place, as well as the movie version. It also became one of television’s first “night-time soaps”, starring a young Mia Farrow in 1964. Set in a tranquil all-American community in New Hampshire, the novel exposes an underbelly of that same American life, one which includes rape, illegitimacy, incest, infidelity, and just about anything else you can think of. Allison represents a hopeful, youthful idealism, one which looks to the future and overcomes the obstacles of the past and present, no matter how challenging.
Alison - a song by Elvis Costello
Alison - a song by Linda Ronstadt
Alison's Starting to Happen - a song by the The Lemonheads
Allison - a song by Jimmy Holiday
Allison - a song by the Pixies
Allison Road - a song by the Gin Blossoms
Poor Little Allison - a song by Gordon Lightfoot
Alison Rides the Rapids (Nina Alexander) - When a disastrous math test shakes her self-confidence, Alison goes through the magic mirror and finds her skills and courage tested as a junior river guide on a white-water rafting trip. Recommended for ages 7-11.
Allison (Allen Say) - When Allison receives a beautiful kimono from her grandmother she realizes she looks more like her doll Mei Mei than her parents. She struggles with the idea of being adopted, until she is finally reassured by her own adoption of a stray cat. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Are You in the House Alone? (Richard Peck) - A sixteen-year-old girl, Alison, with a steady boyfriend suddenly begins receiving threatening phone calls while she is babysitting and anonymous notes in her high school locker. Recommended for ages Young Adult.
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Famous People who Named their Daughter Allison - Robert Urich (actor); Sally Jesse Raphael (TV personality); Tom Berenger (actor)
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