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Foster

1. Jodie. born 1962, US film actress and director: her films include Taxi Driver (1976), The Accused (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1990), Little Man Tate (1991; also directed), Nell (1995), and Panic Room (2002)
2. Norman, Baron. born 1935, British architect. His works include the Willis Faber building (1978) in Ipswich, Stansted Airport, Essex (1991), Chek Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong (1998), the renovation of the Reichstag, Berlin (1999), and City Hall, London (2002)
3. Stephen Collins. 1826--64, US composer of songs such as The Old Folks at Home and Oh Susanna
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In this narrative featuring--as Ailsa Kay argues in "Sensation and Civility: Protecting the Confederation Family in Isabella Valancy Crawford's Winona; Or, the Foster-Sisters" (1)--a family that is itself a confederation representing various Canadian identities, a significant aspect of Winona is its anticipation of Crawford's ongoing exploration of Canada as nation.
STEPHANIE MATHEWS, Nathan's foster-sister, lived with Nathan and their foster family until she moved out into her own flat in Daimler Green, Coventry.
In the months before her death, her schoolwork had improved, and she made a close circle of friends, according to a fellow pupil at Helenswood School, which she attended with her foster-sister Lottie.