The Chalet Girl

The winter romance you don't want to miss this year!

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Author: Kate Lace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755354893

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Snowy pistes and sexy ski instructors... Chalet girl Millie Braythorpe should be in heaven! But after four months of endless bed-making and cooking for guests, her 'glamorous' ski season feels more like hell. The only thing she looks forward to these days is her nightly gig, singing in a little French bar. But when handsome troublemaker Luke comes to stay at her chalet, Millie falls head over skis in love... But is Luke to be trusted, or is her Alpine romance destined to end in disaster?

Secret Crush of a Chalet Girl: (A Novella) (Ski Season, Book 4)

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Author: Lorraine Wilson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007558341

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

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‘Secret Crush of a Chalet Girl’ is the latest installment in the ‘Chalet Girl’ series, set in the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Verbier, the winter playground of the rich and famous.

Christmas at the Chalet

A Novel

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Author: Anita Hughes

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250166683

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Christmas at the Chalet is a delicious love story about a bridal designer showing her new collection in the Alps during the magical week of Christmas where hijinx of the heart ensue. It's the day after Christmas, and Felicity Grant is at a gorgeous ski chalet in St. Moritz for the biggest fashion show of her career. Felicity is a rising star on the bridal design scene, and this is her best collection yet. But when her boyfriend gives her a spa day instead of a diamond ring for Christmas, she has to face the possibility that she may never walk down the aisle in one of her own stunning designs. And then there's Nell, the top model headlining Felicity's show. Nell is planning her dream wedding to her wonderful fiancé with one catch: her divorced parents can't stand each other and threaten to no-show if the other is there. Add to that Felicity's race against the clock to create a special gown for a prestigious bridal salon, and what both girls need is a Christmas miracle. What better place to find one than in the Swiss Alps with its dark forests and sparkling vistas? But for Felicity it's hard to recognize a miracle even when it's right in front of her, and for Nell one miracle might not be enough to fix the past. Can dreams really come true or is that the stuff of Swiss fairytales? Anita Hughes's Christmas at the Chalet is full of romance, gorgeous gowns, and the stunning scenery of the Swiss Alps. It's about love and forgiveness, and creating one's own miracles during the most festive time of year.

Textual Transformations in Children's Literature

Adaptations, Translations, Reconsiderations

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Author: Benjamin Lefebvre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415509718

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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This book offers new critical approaches for the study of adaptations, abridgments, translations, parodies, and mash-ups that occur internationally in contemporary children's culture. It follows recent shifts in adaptation studies that call for a move beyond fidelity criticism, a paradigm that measures the success of an adaptation by the level of fidelity to the "original" text, toward a methodology that considers the adaptation to be always already in conversation with the adapted text. This book visits children's literature and culture in order to consider the generic, pedagogical, and ideological underpinnings that drive both the process and the product. Focusing on novels as well as folktales, films, graphic novels, and anime, the authors consider the challenges inherent in transforming the work of authors such as William Shakespeare, Charles Perrault, L.M. Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and A.A. Milne into new forms that are palatable for later audiences particularly when—for perceived ideological or political reasons—the textual transformation is not only unavoidable but entirely necessary. Contributors consider the challenges inherent in transforming stories and characters from one type of text to another, across genres, languages, and time, offering a range of new models that will inform future scholarship.

The Art of Being Middle Class

How to Handle Life’s Awkward Micro-moments

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Author: Not Actual Size

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780338430

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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Middle-class Brits are embarrassed, awkward, and charmingly insecure in their tastes. The Art of Being Middle-Class, based on stories from cult blog The Middle Class Handbook, is here to help. What are the essential topics to cover when talking about other couples? What do you do about the awkward bag on the seat moment? How do you subtly boast about your summer holiday destination? What does your cooker hood say about you? With tips on taste and etiquette, a conspiratorial cheer here and there, and a kick up the bum when necessary, this book sets out to help our marvellous British MCs be the best they can be. Praise for The Middle Class Handbook: "Indispensable... whether you're middle class or pretending not to be." GQ magazine. "Hilarious... we laughed our organic, brushed cotton socks off." Grazia. "The Middle Class Handbook skewers the middle classes, and then dissects them with ruthless comical accuracy." Esquire.

Digging for Australia

Memories of Countries Lived in and Places Visited on the Way

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Author: Rachael Gurney

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452017166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

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'What would you think about going to live in Paris?' In 2003, having returned to the UK unexpectedly, Rachael Gurney was looking through the thousands of slides that her father had taken in the sixties and seventies. Trying to work out when and where they had been taken, she turned to the scrapbooks she had made as a child. Apart from the usual postcards, the scrapbooks were full of plane and boat tickets, and as a indication of things to come, lids cut out from cheese boxes, and labels lovingly soaked and dried from bottles of wine her parents had drunk. This helped her place many of the slides, and re-awakened fond memories of childhood, family holidays. Wanting to preserve these memories she started writing about them. However, it didn't stop there as she was enjoying the writing process so much and continued with further travelling tales. The result is part biography, part travel guide. It tells of some wonderful highs, counteracted by those disasters which make travelling so interesting. It also acts as a personal travelogue from places as diverse as Mexico, Slovakia and Singapore, and an insight into living and working in a number of counties, including Poland and Portugal.

Raven and the Paperhangers

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Author: Donald MacKenzie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147190508X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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London's favourite anti-establishment sleuth, John Raven, visits his photographer-girlfriend Kirstie in Paris. Kirstie, it seems, has inadvertently photographed three men involved in a high-class, multi-million-dollar forgery - the mastermind, financier Kent Tyler, sometime actor Rod De Wayne, and forgery expert Paolo Scotti. The threesome tries to retrieve the incriminating film, which sets Raven on their trail. And by the time Raven and Kirstie track down the villains, ringleader Tyler is set on eliminating his co-conspirators . . . 'Starts off fast and keeps speeding up' Los Angeles Times