This London Love

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Author: Clare Lydon

Publisher: Custard Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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London Romance Series, Books 1-3

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Author: Clare Lydon

Publisher: Custard Books

ISBN: 1912019965

Category: Fiction

Page: 950

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Lose yourself in the first three London Romance books and get caught up in the lives of London’s premier ladygays! Catch up with Jess who’s just returned from Oz after a break-up; Lucy, an optimistic optician looking for love; Kate, a designer who’s too cool for school and love; Meg, a florist who’s not quite living her dream; Sophie, who wants to be her own boss; and Tanya, whose life is about to blow up, big style. Throw in their families, their jobs, their exes, their nights out, mis-steps, funerals, running and far too much tequila, and you have the perfect recipe for the London Romance series, Books 1-3. Three full-length novels explore their lives, loves, let-downs and triumphs, and every sentence is jam-packed with laughter, romance, drama & steam! 950 pages to inhale, many lives to process, perfect for this weekend’s binge-read! These books have over 200 5-star reviews on Amazon - buy this boxset to receive a 25% DISCOUNT on buying the books separately!

All I Want Forever

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Author: Clare Lydon

Publisher: Custard Books

ISBN: 1912019647

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Everyone says they’re meant to be - but is that enough? Tori & Holly are engaged, but living 5,000 miles apart: Tori in San Francisco, Holly in London. When Holly flies out for a visit, the pair are forced to examine their relationship and ask themselves: is being together forever what they both really want? If you’re a fan of contemporary romance with humour and heart, it’s time to jump on board the Tori & Holly train as they work out their fate with no shortage of twists and turns. Is their destiny written in the stars? Buy All I Want Forever today and get swept away in a lesbian romance you won’t want to end!

All I Want For Summer

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Author: Clare Lydon

Publisher: Custard Books

ISBN: 1912019671

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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Everyone loves Pride season, right? Not quite. Tori & Holly are back! Join London’s favourite lesbian couple as they head to the south coast to soak up the sunshine for Brighton Pride. The snag is, Pride and Holly have never seen eye to eye, but eternal optimist Tori is determined to make this year different. Will she succeed? Not if Holly’s ex Jen has anything to do with it… Read the fourth, action-packed instalment in the All I Want series today and get your Tori & Holly on!

A London Romance

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Author: Charles Henry Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English fiction

Page: 2

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Ein Tag im Dezember

Roman

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Author: Josie Silver

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641229936

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Ein Augenblick reicht aus, um sich zu verlieben. Doch es braucht ein halbes Leben, um sich zu lieben. Jack und Laurie begegnen sich an einem kalten Dezembertag. Es fühlt sich an, als wäre es die große Liebe, doch dann verpassen sie den richtigen Zeitpunkt um ein paar Sekunden. Erst ein Jahr später treffen sie sich endlich wieder, aber mittlerweile ist Jack mit Sarah zusammen, Lauries bester Freundin, und ihre Liebe scheint unmöglich. Was bleibt, ist eine Freundschaft, die über Jahre hält, in der sie einander Geheimnisse und Träume anvertrauen. Eine Freundschaft, die ihnen Halt gibt, auch wenn alles andere aus dem Ruder läuft. Aber so richtig vergessen können sie ihre Gefühle füreinander nie ...

Hollywood Musicals Year by Year

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Author: Stanley Green

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634007651

Category: Music

Page: 392

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A chronologically arranged reference book on the Hollywood musical, with each entry including pertinent facts about a film and a brief essay about the plot and production. Includes hundreds of black & white stills.

Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama

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Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410213341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 588

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Originally published in 1892, "the object of this Handbook is to supply readers and speakers with a lucid, but very brief account of such names as are used in allusions and references, whether by poets or prose writers; - to furnish those who consult it with the plot of popular dramas, the story of epic poems, and the outline of well-known tales. The number of dramatic plots sketched out is many hundreds. Another striking and interesting feature of the book is the revelation of the source from which dramatists and romancers have derived their stories, and the strange repetitions of historic incidents. It has been borne in mind throughout that it is not enough to state a fact. It must be stated attractively, and the character described must be drawn characteristically if the reader is to appreciate it, and feel an interest in what he reads." This work, an American reprint of The Reader's Handbook by E. Cobham Brewer, ..".while retaining all of the original material that can interest and aid the English-speaking student, gives also 'characters and sketches found in American novels, poetry and drama.'"

The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton (Complete)

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Author: Lady Isabel Burton,William Henry Wilkins

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465603204

Category:

Page: 788

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LADY BURTON began her autobiography a few months before she died, but in consequence of rapidly failing health she made little progress with it. After her death, which occurred in the spring of last year, it seemed good to her sister and executrix, Mrs. Fitzgerald, to entrust the unfinished manuscript to me, together with sundry papers and letters, with a view to my compiling the biography. Mrs. Fitzgerald wished me to undertake this work, as I had the good fortune to be a friend of the late Lady Burton, and one with whom she frequently discussed literary matters; we were, in fact, thinking of writing a romance together, but her illness prevented us. The task of compiling this book has not been an easy one, mainly for two reasons. In the first place, though Lady Burton published comparatively little, she was a voluminous writer, and she left behind her such a mass of letters and manuscripts that the sorting of them alone was a formidable task. The difficulty has been to keep the book with limits. In the second place, Lady Burton has written the Life of her husband; and though in that book she studiously avoided putting herself forward, and gave to him all the honour and the glory, her life was so absolutely bound up with his, that of necessity she covered some of the ground which I have had to go over again, though not from the same point of view. So much has been written concerning Sir Richard Burton that it is not necessary for me to tell again the story of his life here, and I have therefore been able to write wholly of his wife, an equally congenial task. Lady Burton was as remarkable as a woman as her husband was as a man. Her personality was as picturesque, her individuality is unique, and, allowing for her sex, her life was as full and varied as his. It has been my aim, wherever possible, throughout this book to let Lady Burton tell the story of her life in her own words, and keep my narrative in the background. To this end I have revised and incorporated the fragment of autobiography which was cut short by her death, and I have also pieced together all her letters, manuscripts, and journals which have a bearing on her travels and adventures. I have striven to give a faithful portrait of her as revealed by herself. In what I have succeeded, the credit is hers alone: in what I have failed, the fault is mine, for no biographer could have wished for a more eloquent subject than this interesting and fascinating woman. Thus, however imperfectly I may have done my share of the work, it remains the record of a good and noble lifeÐa life lifted up, a life unique in its self-sacrifice and devotion.

Sweeney Todd

der dämonische Barbier der Fleet Street

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Author: James Malcolm Rymer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783924959845

Category:

Page: 420

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The Last Egyptian - A Romance Of The Nile (Illustrated Edition)

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Author: L. Frank Baum

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849643719

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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An Egyptian romance of the present time, full of the charm of the land of the Nile and dramatic in plot and setting. The book is a most creditable romance vibrant with human nature and the mystery and fascination of the East. A young Englishman, with an abundant fortune and a passion for Egyptology, visits the village of Al-Kusiyeh because of the rumor that ancient arms and jewels had come from the Sheik. There he meets Kara, the lineal descendant of the great Athka-Ra and grandson of Princess Hatatcha, who, at seventeen, captivated London and Lord Roane, who divorced his wife for her sake, but whom she refused to marry. Their daughter was Kara's mother. Lord Roan's grand-daughter was the one unselfish, honest love of his life, and he and his dissolute son are given government positions in Cairo, where the Englishman and Kara both meet, and wish to marry the grand-daughter. Jealousy, treachery, plot and counterplot are thrown against a background of ancient custom and belief. It is a story of a vendetta, in which an Egyptian prince—to avenge the wrong of his grandmother—pits himself against the love of an Englishman for the possession of the woman who is by blood his cousin.

Ava Gardner

"Love Is Nothing"

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Author: Lee Server

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429908740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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"The most complete and engrossing biography yet of this exotic Southern girl...Excellent."—Liz Smith She was the sex symbol who dazzled all the other sex symbols. She was the temptress who drove Frank Sinatra to the brink of suicide and haunted him to the end of his life. Ernest Hemingway saved one of her kidney stones as a sacred memento, and Howard Hughes begged her to marry him—but she knocked out his front teeth instead. She was one of the great icons in Hollywood history—star of The Killers, The Barefoot Contessa, and The Night of the Iguana—and one of the few whose actual life was grander and more colorful than any movie. Her jaw-dropping beauty, charismatic presence, and fabulous, scandalous adventures fueled the legend of Ava Gardner—Hollywood's most glamorous, restless and uninhibited star. In this acclaimed first full biography of Gardner, Lee Server recreates—with great style and vivid detail—the actress's life, from her beginnings as a barefoot North Carolina farm girl to her heady days as a Hollywood goddess. He paints the full spectacle of her tumultuous private life—including her string of failed marriages to Mickey Rooney, Sinatra and Artie Shaw—and Gardner's lifelong search for adventure and love. Ava Gardner: "Love is Nothing" is both an exceptional work of biography and a richly entertaining read.

Red Carpets And Other Banana Skins

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Author: Rupert Everett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748109781

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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''Hilariously honest. . . a kind of rake's progress' Daily Mail An element of drama has always attended Rupert Everett, even before he swept to fame with his outstanding performance in 'Another Country'. He has spent his life surrounded by extraordinary people, and witnessed extraordinary events. He was in Moscow during the fall of communism; in Berlin the night the wall came down; and in downtown Manhattan on September 11th. By the age of 17 he was friends with Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger, and since then he has been up close and personal with some of the most famous women in the world: Julia Roberts, Madonna, Sharon Stone and Donatella Versace. Whether sweeping the floor for the Royal Shakespeare Company or co-starring with Faye Dunaway and an orang-utan in 'Dunstan Checks In' (they both took ages to get ready), Rupert Everett always brings as much energy and talent to his life as he does to his career. A superb raconteur and a keen observer of human folly (especially his own), Rupert Everett turns his life into a captivating story of love, fame, glamour, gossip and drama. Praise for Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins 'He has an almost fanatical loyalty to the concept of enjoyment, to the detriment, it might be argued, of his art, though to the great enrichment of his being; and for Rupert, as he makes clear in this continuously brilliant memoir, the best theatrical autobiography since Noël Coward's Present Indicative, acting is being...a superb and unexpectedly inspiring achievement' Simon Callow, Guardian 'Lush, profoundly reflective, and thoroughly satisfying...a heady triumph of observation and reverie' Independent 'What makes this autobiography a (novelistic) masterpiece is the way he is acutely aware of the melancholia and pain that are the other side of hedonism's coin' Daily Telegraph

Mary Poppins, She Wrote

The Life of P. L. Travers

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Author: Valerie Lawson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476762937

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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The remarkable life of P.L. Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins. An arresting life…Lawson is superb at excavating the details. –Library Journal The spellbinding stories of Mary Poppins, the quintessentially English and utterly magical nanny, have been loved by generations. She flew into the lives of the unsuspecting Banks family in a children’s book that was instantly hailed as a classic, then became a household name when Julie Andrews stepped into the title role in Walt Disney’s hugely successful and equally classic film. But the Mary Poppins in the stories was not the cheery film character. She was tart and sharp, plain and vain. She was a remarkable character. The story of Mary Poppins’ creator, as this definitive biography reveals, is equally remarkable. The fabulous English nanny was actually conceived by an Australian, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who came to London in 1924 from Queensland as a journalist. She became involved with Theosophy, traveled in the literary circles of W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot, and became a disciple of the famed spiritual guru, Gurdjieff. She famously clashed with Walt Disney over the adaptation of the Mary Poppins books into film. Travers, whom Disney accused of vanity for “thinking you know more about Mary Poppins than I do,” was as tart and opinionated as Julie Andrews’s big-screen Mary Poppins was cheery. Yet it was a love of mysticism and magic that shaped Travers’s life as well as the character of Mary Poppins. The clipped, strict, and ultimately mysterious nanny who emerged from her pen was the creation of someone who remained inscrutable and enigmatic to the end of her ninety-six years. Valerie Lawson’s illuminating biography provides the first full look whose personal journey is as intriguing as her beloved characters.

Dreaming Out Loud

Secrets abound in this gripping post-war saga

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Author: Benita Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755384725

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

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What secrets must Kay uncover to find her own dreams? A young woman discovers her independence... and a whole host of troubling secrets, in Benita Brown's compelling saga, Dreaming Out Loud. Perfect for fans of Pam Evans and Cathy Sharp. When Kay Lockwood is left a small inheritance by her mother's old friend, actress Lana Fontaine, she travels to London, leaving behind her Northern hometown and the boyfriend she doesn't quite trust. She falls in love with Lana's ramshackle house, and the excitement of post-war London, but soon discovers a deeper mystery - who was Lana, and why was Kay so important to her? As she unravels the past, her handsome new neighbour Tom seems to offer her a bright future, but when his own dark secret is revealed, Kay feels hurt and betrayed. Can she ever forgive him? What readers are saying about Dreaming Out Loud: 'It is a good, well written story with believable, well rounded, very human characters...The story moves at a very good pace, it is interesting to read and keeps you guessing as to how everything is all going to tie up at the end, which when it does happen, is extremely satisfying' 'A well written story by an author whose characters are believable, as are the situations they are put in. She captures the early 1950s perfectly... The book is a good read and one you won't want to put down' 'Benita writes so clearly you can imagine the places and people, which takes you away into another era'