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Posh Becks

Author : Andrew Morton
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SHE IS A FASHION ICON WITH A LUST FOR FAME. HE IS POSSIBLY THE MOST FAMOUS ATHLETE ON THE PLANET. Together they are one of the most loved -- and hated -- pairs on Earth. This sensational, highly addictive biography delves beneath the Beckhams' glossy, glamorous facade to expose the real Posh and Becks behind the headlines and the hype. Celebrity biographer Andrew Morton, hailed for his insightful, in-depth coverage of luminaries such as Princess Diana and Madonna, explores in detail how David and Victoria Beckham followed their passions -- football and fame -- to become two of the most recognizable people in the world. From their individual childhood stories of relentlessly pursuing their dreams to achieving fame together on an international level, Posh and Becks have earned their unofficial titles as the "King and Queen of Popular Culture," and they never disappoint their fans -- or the tabloids -- when it comes to making news. Their whirlwind courtship, "royal" wedding, alleged affairs, and family struggles have been lived out under the glare of flashbulbs, which they seem to simultaneously court and shun as they attempt to balance their personal lives with their public personas. With up-to-date coverage and commentary on all things Beckham, including David's disappointing stint at Real Madrid and the family's relocation to Los Angeles, Posh & Becks lays bare the truth behind the tabloids on this fascinating couple.

Power Couples

Author : Mary Abbott
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From Bill and Hilary and Posh and Becks, the power couple has become a feature of modern life, an emblem of the media age. The phenomenon itself is much older, however. Take Elizabeth and Essex, Catherine the Great and Grigory Potemkin, or Antony and Cleopatra - perhaps the most famous power couple of them all. Covering two millennia and four continents, Mary Abbott joins the paparazzi. She exposes the origins of each partner in power, how they came together, what drove their relationships, who else was involved and how they ended. The cast of duos is familiar, their names for ever linked together in the popular imagination: Ferdinand and Isabella, Victoria and Albert, Edward and Mrs. Simpson, Burton and Taylor, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Charles and Diana.

Posh Becks talking

Author : Victoria Beckham
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He is the King of the football field. She is the Queen of pop. Since their marriage in 1999, David and Victoria Beckham have become England's new Royal Family and everyone has an opinion on them.

Writing Comedy

Author : Tracy Lybbert
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Writing ComedyUnit Objective: Students will demonstrate a deepening awareness of the comic sketch by writing and performing a nine minute sketch.Life Skill: Students will record life events and observations strengthening their understanding of self, work, and life and then stretch this into comic proportions.Theatre Skills:Students will•Create a paragraph describing who they are and how they will project themselves as a comedian.•Develop observation journals of times, places, countries, facts, and people•Write jokes and practice using them on stage•Research jokes and practice jokes of the successful comedians•Create a comedy sketch and perform this.

Exploring Public Relations

Author : Ralph Tench
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Exploring Public Relations is the definitive academic text on Public Relations. This second edition continues to provide a critical analysis of the subject and a sophisticated blend of theory with real life, and includes many case studies, activity exercises, discussion questions and full colour photographs to illustrate the discussions in the text.

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English J Z

Author : Dalzell Victor Eds Staff
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Beckham The Future

Author : Gwen Russell
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HE'S HUNG UP HIS BOOTS AND NOW A KNIGHTHOOD BECKONS. THIS IS THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF DAVID BECKHAM - FOOTBALLER, FASHION ICON, ENTREPRENEUR AND PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN THE WORLD.David Beckham is Britain's best loved sporting son. His dazzling career has seen him win domestic league titles in four countries, making his trophy cabinet one of the most impressive in modern football. Awarded an OBE in 2003, the journey Beckham has taken is scarcely believable. His iconic goals live on in the memory, from the way he announced himself to the world as Manchester United's golden boy by scoring from inside his own half, to the spectacular injury-time free kick against Greece which secured England's 2002 World Cup qualification.But at the heart of public affection for 'Golden Balls', there is more than just an appreciation of his football skills. An ambassador for UNICEF, Beckham was instrumental in promoting London's 2012 Olympic Games bid and his starring role in the opening ceremony was a fitting reward for tireless hard work. Moreover, he pledged his entire 2013 salary from Paris Saint-Germain to a children's charity.Now that he has finally retired from football, the time is right to tell the definitive story of the ultimate East End boy made good. This is the inspiring account of how David Beckham - sports star, global icon and loving family man - has taken the world by storm.

Arise Sir David Beckham

Author : Gwen Russell
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David Beckham is Britain's greatest and best loved footballer. Famous both off and on the pitch, the footballing legend has reached iconic status. From the joyous screams of young girls to the chants of support from gruff-voiced football fans, everywhere David Beckham goes it is evident that he has captured the love of the nation.In 2003, David Beckham was awarded an OBE for his services to football, and now, with his outstanding popularity still reaching far and wide, he is in a position to receive the ultimate honour - a knighthood from the Queen.This amazing biography traces the incredible accomplishments of this kind-hearted and talented star. First playing for Manchester United's first team at the age of 17, he became a household name a few years later with a breathtaking goal against Wimbledon. Now, over a decade on, he is the fifth most-capped English player of all time and the only one to score in three different World Cups.Like his fame, David Beckham's achievements extend far beyond the football pitch. He has supported the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) since his early days at Manchester United; been a goodwill ambassador for the charity; and, opened football academies in Los Angeles and London in the first step of his attempt to fulfil his dream of helping children from around the world to learn the joy of the beautiful game.This is the inspiring story of an extremely talented and devoted man - an honest and complete portrait of how the golden boy of English football has managed to take this and many other countries by storm.

Beckham Classic Football Heroes Limited International Edition

Author : Matt & Tom Oldfield
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Complete your collection with these limited Ultimate Football Heroes International editions – now with a bonus World Cup chapter. In 2002, during the final moments of injury time, David Beckham scored an incredible free-kick, securing England a place in the World Cup. It was this moment that ensured that Beckham would become one of the most loved English footballers, as well as a Manchester United and Real Madrid hero. During a career which spanned twenty years, Beckham won an impressive nineteen major trophies. This is the story of a true sportsman, who earned respect and loyalty from his fans around the world.

Bend it Like Beckham

Author : Narinder Dhami
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Fashion Cultures Revisited

Author : Stella Bruzzi
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Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures, this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new millennium to the present day. The book is divided into six parts, each discussing different aspects of fashion culture: Shopping, spaces and globalisation Changing imagery, changing media Altered landscapes, new modes of production Icons and their legacies Contestation, compliance, feminisms Making masculinities Fashion Cultures Revisited explores every facet of contemporary fashion culture and the associated spheres of photography, magazines and television, and shopping .Consequently it is an ideal companion to those interested in fashion studies, cultural studies, art, film, fashion history, sociology and gender studies.

Fashion Cultures

Author : Stella Bruzzi
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From the catwalk to the shopping mall, from the big screen to the art museum, fashion plays an increasingly central role in contemporary culture. Fashion Cultures investigates why we are so fascinated by fashion and the associated spheres of photography, magazines and television, and shopping. Fashion Cultures: * re-addresses the fashionable image, considering the work of designers from Paul Smith to Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan * investigates the radicalism of fashion photography, from William Klein to Corinne Day * considers fashion for the 'unfashionable body' (the old and the big), football and fashion, and geographies of style * explores the relationship between fashion and the moving image in discussions of female cinema icons - from Grace Kelly to Gwyneth Paltrow - and iconic male images - from Cary Grant to Malcolm X and Mr Darcy - that have redefined notions of masculinity and cool * makes a significant intervention into contemporary gender politics and theory, exploring themes such as spectacle, masquerade, and the struggle between fashion and feminism.

British Cultural Identities

Author : Mike Storry
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A clear introduction to British culture and 'identity', giving readers an insider's view on the way British people perceive themselves, and are positioned by their culture. Tables, photo- graphs and exercises make this an ideal text.

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Author : Terry Victor
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Reviews of the two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, 2005: The king is dead. Long live the king! The old Partridge is not really dead; it remains the best record of British slang antedating 1945 Now, however, the preferred source for information about English slang of the past 60 years is the New Partridge. James Rettig, Booklist, American Library Association Most slang dictionaries are no better than momgrams or a rub of the brush, put together by shmegegges looking to make some moola. The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, on the other hand, is the wee babes. Ian Sansom, The Guardian The Concise New Partridge presents, for the first time, all the slang terms from the New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume. With over 60,000 entries from around the English-speaking world, the Concise gives you the language of beats, hipsters, Teddy Boys, mods and rockers, hippies, pimps, druggies, whores, punks, skinheads, ravers, surfers, Valley girls, dudes, pill-popping truck drivers, hackers, rappers and more. The Concise New Partridge is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning its rude, its delightful, and its a prize for anyone with a love of language.

Slangs Dictionary of Unconventional English

Author : Salim Khan Anmol
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Slangs Dictionary of Unconventional English -is a recently launched book of Sakha Global Books publication to hold good command over English language. This is an excellent resource for all students who wish to learn, write and speak English language from zero level. Perfect for self-study, the series follows a guided-learning approach that gives students access to a full answer key with model answers. This book has been divided into sections and each section has been further divided into lessons. have been given, wherever necessary. Also, exercises are given at the end of every lesson for practice and solutions at the end of the book. This book has been designed to help you learn English in an easy and proper way. This is a clearly structured introductory English learning book intended to offer readers an advanced fluency in both spoken and written English. English pronunciations are given in easy way helping the readers to understand the complexities of English pronunciation. If one of those sounds familiar to you, perhaps you have found the right book. This book is essential for you to break through and not only improving your spoken skills but developing them so well regardless of your age. Armed with the proven tips, tricks, and techniques in this book, you’ll discover that you’ll be soaring to an entirely new and exciting level of learning within days. On top of that, these guidelines can be used nearly effortlessly. Proven Technique That Works You’ll discover what “Immersion” is and how it can painlessly take you to a supreme status in your studies. You’ll also learn about a related method of learning to pronounce English fearlessly. It’s called the “Shadowing.” Once you try it you’ll realize why so many people praise its effectiveness. Salient Features of the Book: • Self-Sufficient, Self-Study Book. • Detailed Explanation of English Grammar Topics. • Easy tools for Written and Spoken English. • Complete Guide to Error-free usage of English in day-to-day life. • Easy to Grasp Language for better understanding. English is not an easy language to learn. But if you are using proper methods to learn and speak, you’ll find that your next level of learning is just a click away. Learn and adopt these techniques, tips, and many more secrets revealed in this book, and your English fluency will be on a whole different level in 60 days ! Remember: Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. Download Now and Start Speaking Fluent English! - Sakha Global Books

American History Through American Sports

Author : Danielle Sarver Coombs
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Filled with insightful analysis and compelling arguments, this book considers the influence of sports on popular culture and spotlights the fascinating ways in which sports culture and American culture intersect.

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Author : Tom Dalzell
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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


Author : Mark Rowlands
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One of the most distinctive cultural phenomena of recent years has been the rise and rise of fame. In this book, Mark Rowlands argues that our obsession with fame has transformed it. Fame was once associated with excellence or achievement in some or other field of endeavour. But today we are obsessed with something that is, in effect, quite different: fame unconnected with any discernible distinction, fame that allows a person to be famous simply for being famous. This book shows why this new fame is simultaneously fascinating and worthless. To understand this new form of fame, Rowlands maintains, we have to engage in an extensive philosophical excavation that takes us back to a dispute that began in ancient Greece between Plato and Protagoras, and was carried on in a remarkable philosophical experiment that began in eighteenth-century France. Somewhat like contestants on a reality TV show, today we find ourselves, unwittingly, playing out the consequences of this experiment.

Twelve Rows Back

Author : Tom Eaton
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In this collection of his popular 'Pitch & Mutter' column in the Mail & Guardian, Tom Eaton offers the view from left field on our sporting addictions and national psychoses, and nothing is sacred! No one and nothing is spared the lash of the wit and insight that have made Eaton South Africa's wittiest and cleverest commentator.

David Beckham

Author : Jeff Savage
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Discusses the life and career of the internationally famous British soccer star