Die Lady

Handbuch der klassischen Damenmode

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Author: Claudia Piras,Bernhard Roetzel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895551932

Category:

Page: 285

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Diana

Die Biographie

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Author: Tina Brown

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426426412

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 816

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Auch Jahre nach ihrem Tod wird sie verehrt, ja vergöttert: Lady Di lebt. Wirklich gerecht wird ihr nur die definitive Biographie der international renommierten Journalistin Tina Brown. Ihr großartiges Porträt gewährt uns mitreißende neue Einblicke in das große Drama eines Frauenlebens. Die britisch-amerikanische Star-Journalistin Tina Brown hat zeitlebens Dianas Werdegang verfolgt, Hunderte von Gesprächen geführt und unvoreingenommen nachgefragt. Mit scharfem Blick entlarvt sie bisher verborgene Wahrheiten und bringt uns Diana nahe wie niemand zuvor: ihre Zerrissenheit zwischen den eigenen Gefühlen und den Pflichten der Ehefrau eines zukünftigen Monarchen; ihre Verzweiflung in dem nur scheinbar goldenen Käfig ihrer Ehe; ihre Sehnsüchte und Hoffnungen; ihre Reaktion auf das überwältigende Interesse der Medien und auf die Verführungskraft des Glamour. Wir verstehen, wie Diana weltweit die Menschen für sich einnehmen konnte und warum sie, verstoßen aus der Welt der Royals, Zuflucht beim Jetset suchte – was letztlich ihren tragischen Tod bedeutete. Und wir begreifen, wie sie noch heute als Königin der Herzen eine Wirkung entfaltet, der wir uns nicht entziehen können.

London

Unterwegs in einer umkämpften Metropole

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Author: Peter Stäuber

Publisher: Promedia Verlag

ISBN: 3853718361

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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Londons Ruf könnte besser nicht sein – die britische Hauptstadt gilt als dynamisch, aufregend, pulsierend, als multikultureller Melting Pot und boomendes Geschäftszentrum, ein Magnet für Menschen aus aller Welt. Doch die Stadt ist so ungleich wie kaum eine andere westliche Metropole. Millionen Menschen leben in Armut, die Obdachlosigkeit steigt seit Jahren und die Wohnungspreise sind so grotesk teuer, dass sich normal verdienende Menschen das Leben hier nicht leisten können. Immer mehr öffentlicher Raum wird privatisiert, sodass Kreativität und Unvorhersehbarkeit – Eigenschaften, die eine Stadt ausmachen – laufend schrumpfen. Peter Stäuber, ein schweizerischer Journalist mit Wohnsitz in London, hat sich in die Straßen dieser Metropole aufgemacht, er hat beobachtet, wie sie sich verändert, was für Triebkräfte hinter den zerstörerischen Entwicklungen stecken, wer die federführenden Akteure sind – und wer sich gegen die Vermarktung der Stadt wehrt.

Design: The Key Concepts

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Author: Catherine McDermott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134361807

Category: Design

Page: 264

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This is the essential student’s guide to Design – its practice, its theory and its history. Drawing from a wide range of international examples, respected design writer Catherine McDermott explores key topics including: international design – from Europe to Africa design history – from Art Nouveau to punk sustainable design, recycling and green design design theory – from semiotics to gender, to postcolonialism design technology, graphic design and the web. Fully cross-referenced, with up-to-date guides for further reading, Design: The Key Concepts is an indispensable reference for students of design, design history, fashion, art and visual culture.

The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Author: Robert Andrews

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141965312

Category: Reference

Page: 720

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The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations contains over 8,000 quotations from 1914 to the present. As much a companion to the modern age as it is an entertaining and useful reference tool, it takes the reader on a tour of the wit and wisdom of the great and the good, from Margot Asquith to Monica Lewinsky, from George V to Boutros Boutros-Galli and Jonathan Aitken to Frank Zappa.

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

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Author: Tom Dalzell,Terry Victor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317372522

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language. In addition to this hard back two volume set, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English will also be the first slang dictionary available on-line, giving readers unprecedented access to the rich world of slang. For details, including hardback plus on-line bundle offers, please visit www.partridgeslangonline.com

Almost English

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Author: Charlotte Mendelson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447219988

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014 Home is a foreign country: they do things differently there . . . In a tiny flat in West London, sixteen-year-old Marina lives with her emotionally delicate mother, Laura, and three ancient Hungarian relatives. Imprisoned by her family's crushing expectations and their fierce unEnglish pride, by their strange traditions and stranger foods, she knows she must escape. But the place she runs to makes her feel even more of an outsider. At Combe Abbey, a traditional English public school for which her family have sacrificed everything, she realizes she has made a terrible mistake. She is the awkward half-foreign girl who doesn't know how to fit in, flirt or even be. And as a semi-Hungarian Londoner, who is she? In the meantime, her mother Laura, an alien in this strange universe, has her own painful secrets to deal with, especially the return of the last man she'd expect back in her life. She isn't noticing that, at Combe Abbey, things are starting to go terribly wrong.

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

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Author: Tony Thorne

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140810220X

Category: Reference

Page: 512

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With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this convenient paperback edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. "Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph

Leaving Before the Rains Come

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Author: Alexandra Fuller

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight Born in England and uprooted to southern Africa as a toddler by her parents, Alexandra Fuller experienced a unique upbringing – both coloured with tragedy and joy – against the backdrop of the Rhodesian wars. Following her marriage to American Charlie Ross, she leaves Africa for Wyoming in the United States. This sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight vividly captures the highs, lows and ultimate dissolution of Fuller’s twenty-year marriage and her unbreakable tie to her African past as she searches for explanations for the present and answers for the future. Interlaced with stories from her childhood in Africa, Fuller paints a brilliant picture of an expatriate’s love for her homeland, a daughter’s acceptance of her father and the moving journey of her marriage and divorce. Poignant, candid and wistfully humorous, Leaving Before the Rains Come will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen out of love – with a person, idea or a place – and into self-acceptance and the belief that only we can save ourselves. ‘Remarkable, beautifully written and fantastically entertaining... a compulsive read’ Observer

Snobs

Roman

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Author: Julian Fellowes

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641135281

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Julian Fellows’ Romandebüt – keiner kennt die englische High Society so gut wie er Edith Lavery will nichts weiter als einen reichen Ehemann. Ach ja, adelig sollte er natürlich auch noch sein. Wie soll sie sonst mit ihrer gutbürgerlichen Herkunft den sozialen Status erlangen, den sie eigentlich verdient? Ein Opfer hat sie auch schon gefunden: den jungen Earl Charles Broughton. Nur seine Mutter, die herablassend höfliche Lady Uckfield, könnte zum Problem werden. Aber wer ein rechter Snob werden will, der überwindet jedes Hindernis ...

Literature of the 1980s

After the Watershed

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Author: Joseph Brooker

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748669043

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Relates developments in fiction, poetry and drama to social change - from the new generation of London novelists such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan to the impact of feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.

Gigolos and madames bountiful

illusions of gender, power, and intimacy

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Author: Adie Nelson,Barrie William Robinson

Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr

ISBN: 9780802006134

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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In Western societies the roles of male provider and female care-giver have formed a traditional base for intimate partnerships. Because gigolos and their partners appear to reverse the formula, their unions are considered deviant and often scandalous. In this book the authors uncover surprising similarities between the liaisons of gigolos with their Madames Bountiful and the more conventional relationships that most people form. This unique study of love, sex, gender, intimacy, and power offers a radical new view of the dynamics that inform all intimate partnerships. Based on over 600 case studies from Canada, the United States, and Europe, the book draws upon letters, personal accounts, and anecdotes. The authors explore the gigolo's means and methods, the motivations of the Madame Bountiful, and the emergence, maintenance, and dissolution of the gigolo-Madame Bountiful relationship. They also look at the changing social conditions which now allow gigolos to flourish. They consider both social and personal,power in the context of changing gender roles and show how these changing roles influence intimate relationships in general and the gigolo-Madame Bountiful relationship in particular. Through their analysis of this fascinating material, the authors reveal the illusory aspects of power, intimacy, and gender. This is the first major study of the liaisons between gigolos and the women who wittingly and unwittingly support them. A thoroughly engaging text, it offers intriguing, sometimes hilarious, material drawn from a diversity of sources, along with a radical look at gender and power. Written for a general audience the book will also entice scholars in a range of fields includingpopular culture, media, gender studies and the family.

Brit Cult

An A-z of British Pop Culture

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Author: Andrew Calcutt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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From Acid Jazz to Peter Sellers, a quick-take who's who of British pop culture From the Swinging 60s and the mods, from the seventies and the punks to Generation E, Britpop and Cool Britain--the past 50 years have seen a steady stream of world-sweeping movements, trends, and styles come out of the British Isles. In this hip, fast-paced look at who's who and what's what of British popular culture, cultist Andrew Calcutt explores more than 200 key people, products, and phenomena in British popular culture. Calcutt deftly deconstructs hundreds of Brit Cult icons--such as Monty Python, J. G. Ballard, Nick Hornby, Martin Amis, Doc Martens, E-Type Jaguars, glam, and goth, Malcolm McClaren, Blur, Oasis, The Kinks, The Who, and the Stones--and identifies who or what they are, what they represent to us, and what they have, in turn, inspired. Each entry is a brief, stand-alone essay providing biographical details, analysis, observation, and opinion; but, taken together, the essays add up to a revealing portrait of the good (The Beatles), the bad (racist skinheads) and the ugly (football hooligans) of British pop culture in all its many facets.

New Statesman

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

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