Confessions of a Fashionista

Confessions of a Fashionista
Author: Angela Clarke
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-01-17
ISBN: 1448132924
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Fashionista Book Excerpt:

The incredibly popular Daily Mail column, 'Confessions of a Fashionista', feeds its hungry readers snippets of a life in the glittering yet deranged world of fashion. Now its anonymous author reveals both her identity and the true story of her giddyingly glamorous time in the style industry, with insider gossip on the people who populate it. Propelled by a painful end to a relationship and determined to prove her ex wrong for breaking up with her, our Fashionista lands a place on the Harrods Graduate Scheme. A complete outsider to the fashion world, she sets out on a wing and a pair of Guccis, and finds herself in a whirlwind of couture and craziness. Along the way she learns how to stay sane in a world where hairdressers have egos as big as their clients' bouffants, where dogs fly business class, and if you're eating carbs it can only be because you're pregnant. Confessions of a Fashionista is a book for anyone who's ever been an outsider, for anyone who's ever had a relationship end badly and thought they'd never find true love, and for anyone who thinks that cakes were made to be eaten, not sniffed. By turns hilarious, sad, thrilling, romantic and fun, it is the It book for fashionistas everywhere.

The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit

The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit
Author: Heike Missler
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN: 1317235320
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit Book Excerpt:

Chick lit is the marketing label attributed to a surge of books published in the wake of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City (1997). Branded by their pink or pastel-coloured book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous product of women's popular culture since the late 1990s. This study traces the evolution of chick lit not only as a genre of popular fiction, but as a cultural phenomenon. It complicates the genealogy of the texts by situating them firmly in the context of age-old debates about female literary creation, and by highlighting the dynamics of the popular-fiction market. Offering a convincing dissection of the formula which lies at the heart of chick lit, as well as in-depth analyses of a number of chick-lit titles ranging from classic to more recent and edgier texts, this book yields new insights into a relatively young field of academic study. Its close readings provide astute assessments of chick lit's notoriously skewed representational politics, especially with regard to sexuality and ethnicity, which feed into current discussions about postfeminism. Moreover, the study makes a unique contribution to the scholarly debate of chick lit by including an analysis of the (online) fan communities the genre has fostered. The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit weaves a sound methodological network, drawing on reader-response criticism; feminist, gender, and queer theory; affect studies; and whiteness studies. This book is an accessible and engaging study for anyone interested in postfeminism and popular culture.

Vigilante

Vigilante
Author: Shelley Harris
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-01-08
ISBN: 0297864637
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vigilante Book Excerpt:

Have you ever wanted to step out of your life and be someone different? From the author of JUBILEE - a Top 10 bestseller and Richard & Judy choice - the story of woman who decides to become a hero. Jenny Pepper never expected to end up like this. Tired of her unglamorous part-time job, the relentless domestic grind, and bewildered by her teenage daughter, one night Jenny stumbles into a vigilante rescue. Suddenly her world is exciting again. No longer is she ordinary, trying to understand her place in life - now she's a hero. In the costume, she can be anyone she wants. And so her secret life begins. But when the dangers become very real, Jenny's need for adventure takes a different turn. We all want to feel special, and we all have a moment in our lives when we realise that - just perhaps - we might be more extraordinary than we think... Readers say: 'Funny, sad and marvellously entertaining ...it will leave many readers with some interesting questions about their own lives.' Goodreads 5 star 'A sensitive and raw depiction of a long marriage and motherhood and identity and self worth. Loved it.' Goodreads 'A surprisingly touching look at a female mid-life crisis in the face of frightening and tragic events... Jenny Pepper - the protagonist, the Vigilante herself - is perfection: so vulnerable and so righteously angry; so wonderfully, hilariously, movingly true.' Goodreads 5 star 'Shelley Harris has done 'that' thing. Written a book that deals with some dark issues, and looks quite deeply at relationships whilst still being funny and an easy read. Vigilante is one of those books that make you gasp and smile within one paragraph. Light-hearted at times, yet deadly serious at others. A finely balanced story that delivers a satisfying punch.' Goodreads

On My Life

On My Life
Author: Angela Clarke
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-03-07
ISBN: 1473681537
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On My Life Book Excerpt:

'A compelling, vividly realised prison drama with a mystery at its heart. Hugely enjoyed it' Steve Cavanagh, author of Thirteen Jenna knows she didn't do it. But she is running out of time to prove it . . . A heartbreaking, compulsive thriller with a killer twist! Framed. Imprisoned. Pregnant. Jenna thought she had the perfect life: a loving fiancé, a great job, a beautiful home. Then she finds her stepdaughter murdered; her partner missing. And the police think she did it . . . Locked up to await trial, surrounded by prisoners who'd hurt her if they knew what she's accused of, certain someone close to her has framed her, Jenna knows what she needs to do: Clear her name Save her baby Find the killer But can she do it in time? Authors love On My Life! 'An angry, powerful read' Mick Herron, author of London Rules 'I loved it. A searing take on the treatment of women in prison as well as a fast-paced and smart thriller' Gillian McAllister, author of No Further Questions 'What an amazing, roller-coaster ride and also a searing indictment of the way women are treated in prison. Highly recommended' Elly Griffiths, author of The Stranger Diaries 'A compelling, vividly realised prison drama with a mystery at its heart. Hugely enjoyed it' Steve Cavanagh, author of Thirteen It's her best yet. ON MY LIFE is a claustrophobic helter skelter that had me racing to the end to find out who was telling the truth' Katerina Diamond, author of The Promise 'Intelligent, pacy thriller... Taut, claustrophobic, fast-paced, moving. An incredibly gripping read' Will Dean, author of Dark Pines 'Compelling, intense, and breathtakingly brilliant' Angela Marsons, author of the DI Kim Stone novels 'Loved this... The pace never drops and the detail of prison life is so moving and brutal' Claire McGowan, author of What You Did Readers love On My Life! 'Great plot, brilliant writing as always. Highly recommend!' 5* Amazon review 'If you want a book you can't stop reading then this is the book for you.' 5* Amazon review 'I didn't see the twist coming! A truly excellent and memorable read.' 5* Amazon review 'A thrilling read that draws you in from the off and doesn't let you go!' 5* Amazon review

How to Be a Budget Fashionista

How to Be a Budget Fashionista
Author: Kathryn Finney
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-05-30
ISBN: 0345493605
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be a Budget Fashionista Book Excerpt:

Good news: You don’t have to sacrifice style just to pay your electric bill. Kathryn Finney, a.k.a. the Budget Fashionista, is the expert on all things chic and cheap. Now she opens up her Prada bag of shopping and style tips to make you fashionably frugal, with change to spare. It’s as easy as 1-2-3! 1. Know your budget: Learn innovative, money-saving ways to increase your clothing funds. 2. Know your style: Get helpful hints from fashion insiders and use them to develop your own mode of self-expression. 3. Know your bargains: Discover the art of scoring exclusive friends-and- family coupons for your favorite department stores Whether you’re a homemaker from Houston, a grandma from Grand Rapids, or an M.D. from Manhattan, you don’t need to break the bank to look your best. With great cost-cutting tips, at-home spa secrets, designer discount websites, and access to exclusive deals, The Budget Fashionista is like having your own personal stylist at your beck and call. So before you go out and commit the eighth deadly sin–buying a fake Louis Vuitton–read this must-have guide and learn to be style-smart and budget-wise!

Confessions of a Once Fashionable Mum

Confessions of a Once Fashionable Mum
Author: Georgia Madden
Publsiher: Black Inc.
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN: 1925203158
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Once Fashionable Mum Book Excerpt:

Successful hubbie? Tick. Facebook-worthy baby? Tick. Bikini-body six weeks after giving birth? Um ... not so much. Fashion PR exec Ally Bloom got her happy ending. Okay, her marriage might be showing the odd crack, her battleaxe mother-in-law might have come to stay, and she might not be the yummy mummy she'd imagined, but it's nothing a decent night's sleep and a firm commitment to a no-carb diet won't fix. But when Ally returns to work and finds she'll be reporting to a 22-year-old airhead, she decides to turn her back on life as a professional fashionista and embrace her inner earth mama instead. So it's out with the Louboutins and champagne and in with the sensible flats and coffee mornings with the Mummy Mafia. From attending her first grown-up dinner party only to discover that placenta is top of the menu to controlling her monster crush on local playgroup hottie Cameron, Ally must find her feet in the brave new world of the stay-at-home mum. ‘Sharp and funny, Madden’s novel captures the realities of new-mummyhood. The perfect nap-time read, and by nap I mean wine.’ —Meg Mason, author of Say It Again in a Nice Voice ‘[A] hilarious satire about modern motherhood’ —Practical Parenting ‘Nothing wrong with extreme exaggeration in pursuit of a good laugh. I'd love to see Madden doing stand-up.’ —Country Style ‘Slick, smart and skilful’ —Debbish ‘Confessions of a Once Fashionable Mum is a highly enjoyable read that reads like The Devil Wears Prada, but with dirty nappies and Happy Mummies groupies and the odd piece of fashion advice. 4⁄5 stars.’ —Never Ending Bookshelf ‘Every now and then I read a book and I think, “Damn, I wish I wrote that!” That’s totally how I feel about Confessions of a Once Fashionable Mum. I’m only half way through, but her novel is already so witty, entertaining and ... relatable ... it’s so nice to read a funny book that chronicles the joys of motherhood in such a humorous and honest way.’ —Summer Land ‘Confessions of a Once Fashionable Mum will make you giggle as you fly through the pages. I enjoyed it so much, I binge read it and knocked it over in a day.’ —Woogsworld ‘If you are looking for a book to escape into under some bubbles, either in the bath or the champagne variety, this is a good one as it is easy to read, actually funny and allows you to voyeuristically follow the misadventures of someone far more disorganised and vague than yourself.’ —Wellington Times Georgia Madden is an interiors journalist and a frequent contributor to a range of home and lifestyle magazines in Australia and the UK. She lives in Sydney.

Confessions from the Velvet Ropes

Confessions from the Velvet Ropes
Author: Thomas Onorato,Glenn Belverio
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN: 1429901675
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions from the Velvet Ropes Book Excerpt:

New York's top doorman, Thomas Onorato, raises the ropes and gives readers a sneak peak into some of the world's most exclusive parties. "If you are not on the guest list or if I don't know you or if I don't like you, you are NOT GETTING INTO THIS PARTY!" The doorman. The gatekeeper of the night. These silent observers see it all and yet say nothing. Until now. In Confessions from the Velvet Ropes, New York's top club doorman, Thomas Onorato, lifts the ropes and lets ordinary readers into this exciting world. The book is an entertaining and hilarious collection of tales from the worlds of nightlife, fashion shows and celebrity parties. Highlights include: The night Madonna DJed at an intimate downtown club, Courtney Love's surprise concert that ended in her arrest, the crazed stalker who attacked Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, the aerial attack on Adrien Brody's birthday party, Diddy's surprise appearance at an electro-punk event and more. Onorato was always on hand and brings his insider info and nightlife wisdom to readers of Confessions from the Velvet Ropes. Combining elements of juicy gossip columns, rock star fan memoirs and nightlife social studies, Confessions from the Velvet Ropes is a tell-all with style, including humorous side-bars and tips on how readers might make it past the velvet ropes.

Fashion Journalism

Fashion Journalism
Author: Julie Bradford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN: 1136475362
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion Journalism Book Excerpt:

Fashion Journalism presents a comprehensive overview of how fashion journalism operates and how to report on fashion. Encompassing skills for print and online media, the book includes many case studies and interviews with fashion journalists working for newspapers, magazines, broadcasting and websites, as well as with stylists, PR executives, photographers and bloggers. The first hand explanations of these roles and practical tips and advice are accompanied by analysis of examples from their work. The business of fashion and fashion PR is explained for the trainee journalist, offering practical guidance on how to report effectively on fashion – from sources and research to writing and layout., with chapter including suggested exercises and further reading. Covering a broad range of subject areas, from law and ethics and using social media to fashion theory and reporting the catwalk, this text offers everything a student or trainee needs to know to excel in fashion journalism.

Coloring Outside the Lines Confessions of a Digital Native

Coloring Outside the Lines  Confessions of a Digital Native
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0981502105
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coloring Outside the Lines Confessions of a Digital Native Book Excerpt:

Gourmet Confessions of a Supermodel

Gourmet Confessions of a Supermodel
Author: Jean Philippe Laplagne
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2018-08-03
ISBN: 1532046367
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gourmet Confessions of a Supermodel Book Excerpt:

The Worlds Most Beautiful Chef, Divina Noxema Vasilina, presents Gourmet Confessions of a Supermodel is a humorous, campy treatment of a deliciously serious subject: the art of cooking and entertaining. Presented as a parody of the celebrity, tell-all biography, Miss Divina shares her favorite recipes and tricks of the trade. The way to a mans heart is, after all, through his stomach. The recipes, however, are no joke. They are simple, delicious preparations with choices appropriate to any occasion. Jean Philippe Laplagne is a former caterer and seasoned home cook who loves to laugh just as much as he loves to cook. Presented in the fictional voice of the worlds most beautiful chef, Miss Divina Noxema Vasilina, Laplagne shares a collection of mouth-watering recipes peppered with hilarious essays by Miss Divina that include valuable tips for both cooking and entertaining. Laplagne combines original, unpretentious recipes with recipes from his childhood that will help both novice and experienced chefs glide through cocktail and meal preparation and cook confidently whether for a casual dinner or a multi-course dinner party. His delectable recipes include Spicy Mexican Pool-Boy Bean Dip, Cattle Call Chicken Gumbo, Seorita Chica-Dees Tortilla Seafood Salad, For Whom the Turkey-Stuffed Bell Peppers Toll, Sexy-Swedish-Model Meatballs with Noodles, Vivacious Italian Veggie Pizza, and Baked Sin-A-Man Apples. At the end of many recipes is a Supermodel Hint that offers helpful tips and humorous advice from Miss Divinas confidante, Blanche Itche. In this entertaining cookbook, a former caterer and chef shares recipes and gourmet confessions that lead home cooks of all levels on a fascinating journey to create fabulous meals.

Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend

Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend
Author: Louise Rozett
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-06-25
ISBN: 0373210655
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend Book Excerpt:

Starting a new school year after the events of Confessions of an Angry Girl, Rose resolves to stand up for herself, employ prudence before speaking and free her self-esteem from the opinions of a boy who does not return her affections. Original.

Confessions of a Red Herring

Confessions of a Red Herring
Author: Dana Dratch
Publsiher: Kensington Cozies
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN: 1496716574
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Red Herring Book Excerpt:

As a reporter, she’s used to covering the news. Now she’s the headline. Alex Vlodnachek has been a reporter for 12 years, a P.R. rep for three months, and a murder suspect for all of 24 hours. When her agency's double-dealing CEO is stabbed, scheming co-workers cast the new redhead as a compelling red herring. The story is media catnip—especially her salacious nickname: Vlod the Impaler. Even Alex has to admit she looks guilty. Out of a job and under suspicion, Alex is running low on cash, when she’s visited by a second disaster: her family. Soon her tiny bungalow is bursting with her nearest and not-so-dearest. To keep herself out of jail—and save what’s left of her sanity—Alex returns to her reporting roots. She goes undercover to reclaim her life, break the story, and unmask a murderer. Pretty much in that order. What she doesn’t know: The killer also has a to-do list. And Alex is on it.

Confessions of a Class Clown

Confessions of a Class Clown
Author: Arianne Costner
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-03-01
ISBN: 0593118723
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Class Clown Book Excerpt:

This middle-school class clown's hilarious online videos might get thousands of views . . . but is fame worth the price of friendship? A heartfelt story with multiple perspectives about the challenges of social media. Meet Jack Reynolds. Making people laugh is his life's work. Jack's wacky MyTube channel is really starting to take off. The only problem is, for the truly epic posts, he needs a collaborator. And, well, he doesn't exactly have any friends. So Jack has to swallow his pride and join the new afterschool club, Speed Friendshipping. But who would make the best partner in comedy? • Brielle, Miss Perfect candidate for student body president? • Mario, whose mom won't even let him have a smart phone? • Or Tasha, the quiet, mysterious girl with a shaved head and a crocheted hat for every day of the week? One of these kids could help catapult Jack to internet fame . . . or even become a true friend. But what will it cost him to go viral? This middle school novel explores themes of friendship, belonging, and the ways social media can put pressure on today's kids.

Confessions of an Event Planner

Confessions of an Event Planner
Author: Judy Allen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN: 0470160187
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of an Event Planner Book Excerpt:

For anyone planning events—student, novice, or experienced professional—Confessions of an Event Planner is an “apprenticeship in a book.” This insider’s guide takes you on a narrative journey, following a fictional event planning company that stages various types of events around the world for many different clients. While other books, college courses, and training programs give you the theory and how-to of the profession, Confessions of an Event Planner reveals the real world of event planning and what can happen—usually the unexpected—on an event program when actual participants are added to the event planning design and execution mix. In a climate of media scrutiny and corporate scandals, event planners must be masters of discretion, knowing how to avoid and deal with everything from sexual romps to financial shenanigans, to chainsaw wielding salesmen dead set on “re-landscaping” the grounds of the resort they’re staying at. From an event planner who’s seen it all and knows how to deal with it all, comes practical first-hand advice delivered in an entertaining and accessible format. Each chapter is set in a unique location, with a cast of characters, and a host of challenges and problems to overcome—from the boardroom to the resort guest bedrooms. Readers learn what they can come up against, how to problem solve creatively on the fly, get ideas for staging spectacular events, and see the principles of event planning in action. The scenario in each chapter is introduced by an outline of what will be covered in the chapter, and each chapter concludes with a series of review questions to explore key issues and stimulate reflection or discussion for individuals or groups. Ideal as a companion to Judy Allen’s six other event planning books, as a textbook in event planning courses, or as a professional training tool Confessions of an Event Planner prepares planners for what they can expect once they start working in the world of corporate and social event planning, and will help decision-makers set company policies, procedures and protocol and promote discussion about codes of conduct in the office and offsite.

Confessions of a One Night Stand

Confessions of a One Night Stand
Author: Wendy Markham
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN: 0369704940
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a One Night Stand Book Excerpt:

From New York Times Bestselling Author Wendy Corsi Staub, writing as Wendy Markham. Previously published as Slightly Settled. The do’s and don’ts of the Office Party… After getting out of a dead-end relationship, Tracey Spadolini is determined to live life on her own terms. She’ll party, flirt with whoever she wants, and make out with a few strangers along the way. Maybe even purchase that sexy new scarlet dress she didn’t feel confident enough to wear before. After all, this is the new Tracey, and with the support of her friends she can do just about anything. But at her company’s annual Christmas party, Tracey meets what could be the man of her dreams. The only problem? He’s her boss’ roommate, and she’s aiming for a promotion. Then her ex walks back into her life, and a friend who could be something more finally makes his move. As her life spirals out of control, it’s time for Tracey to decide if she’s ready to risk her heart again. The Slightly Series by Wendy Markham Book One: So Not Single Book Two: Confessions of a One-Night Stand Book Three: Did Someone Say Fiancée? Book Four: Happily Ever After All Book Five: What Happens in Suburbia

Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl

Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl
Author: Susan McCorkindale
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-10-07
ISBN: 1101078766
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl Book Excerpt:

A laugh-out-loud memoir about a city slicker who discovers that Manolos and manure just don?t mix. At her husband?s prompting, suburban mom and New York career woman Susan McCorkindale agreed to give up her stressful six-figure job. Together, they headed down south to a 500-acre beef farm, and never looked back. Well, he didn?t look back. She did. A lot. From playing ?spot the religious billboard? on the drive to rural Virginia, to adapting to a world without Starbucks, to planning bright-orange hunter-resistant wardrobes for the kids (?We moved here to get away from the madness of Manhattan only to risk getting popped on our own property?), this is her hilarious account of how a city girl came to love?or at least tolerate?country life.

More Confessions of a Hostie

More Confessions of a Hostie
Author: Danielle Hugh
Publsiher: Monsoon Books
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 981442370X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Confessions of a Hostie Book Excerpt:

Planes travel fast; for airline crew, good gossip travels faster. In this sequel to bestselling "Confessions of a Hostie", international flight attendant Danielle Hugh entertains and shocks in equal measure with more turbulent tales of life in the sky. Intense shopping, jetlag, poltergeist passengers, mile-high-club contenders and sick bags all put in an appearance, as do Danielle's 'earthling' boyfriend, Dean, her best friend, Helen, and her promiscuous fellow hostie, Mary-go-round. So, fasten your seatbelts, ensure your seat is fully upright, your tray-table stowed and join Danielle on her (sometimes) glamorous journey through life and relationships high above the clouds.

The Grand Life Confessions of an Old School Hotelier in the Digital Age

The Grand Life  Confessions of an Old School Hotelier in the Digital Age
Author: Patrick L Griffin OAM
Publsiher: Patrick Griffin OAM
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0645055948
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grand Life Confessions of an Old School Hotelier in the Digital Age Book Excerpt:

A funny, moving and heartfelt memoir of social upheaval from postwar Britain to the digital age. Patrick Langley Griffin OAM grew up in the post war years of a gloomy Britain in the 40s and 50s and his career spanned fifty years as a hotelier in Grand hotels across the UK, Europe and Australia. His memoir is filled with characters famous, infamous and hitherto unknown. From his first star encounter with Charlie Chaplin, the memoir is filled with tales of film stars, rock legends, celebrities, Heads of State and politicians, as well as the British Royal Family. No less enjoyable are the tales of ordinary folk, just as full of laughs, tears and crazy behaviour. The memoir is full of humour, candour and genuine empathy for the common humanity that binds us all. Born in Rugby, England in 1946, his early youth was spent in Swanage, Dorset, where the family had moved to escape the German bombing while their father served in the RAF. Although not academically inclined, his charm, wit and unfailing ability to make lemonade when he was given lemons ensure his childhood and public school years are filled with adventures and hilarious mishaps. His career started in 1963 as a trainee manager at The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne, a very traditional Victorian-era five-star hotel, where he found his passion for hospitality. Half a century of social and political change comes to life, from post-war austerity and bureaucracy through the Swinging 60s and the ‘Summer of Love’ in Amsterdam, to England’s industrial upheaval and ‘Winter of Discontent’ of the 70s. He moved to Australia at the dawn of a new century to open two new upscale hotels, and survived and thrived in the global financial crisis that shook the world.

Almost True Confessions

Almost True Confessions
Author: Jane O'Connor
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 0062236482
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Almost True Confessions Book Excerpt:

Jane O’Connor, New York Times bestselling author, editor, and creator of the Fancy Nancy books for children presents Almost True Confessions, a mystery for grown-ups starring Miranda "Rannie" Bookman whom we met in Dangerous Admissions. What could be more fun for a freelance copyeditor than a juicy exposé about one of Manhattan’s most beloved society doyennes? But when Rannie arrives at the east side apartment of reclusive author Ret Sullivan, she finds more than the final draft of the manuscript waiting for her: tied to the bed and strangled with an Hermès scarf is Ret’s half-naked body. Was this merely a case of rough sex that got a little too rough, as the police believe? Or was Ret murdered because someone didn’t want her to meet her deadline? Once again, the heroine of Jane O’Connor’s Dangerous Admissions proves that her mind is just as sharp as her blue pencils in Almost True Confessions: Closet Sleuth Spills All, a mystery full of sly humor and romance.

Confessions of a First Daughter

Confessions of a First Daughter
Author: Cassidy Calloway
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN: 0061948624
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a First Daughter Book Excerpt:

Morgan is so over being first daughter. Morgan Abbott has no social life and no privacy, and her one major talent is screwing things up. Unfortunately for Morgan, every mistake makes front page headlines—because her mom is the president of the United States. To top it all off, she's been assigned a brainiac secret service agent who's barely older than she is and won't let her out of his sight (never mind that he's kind of cute). Torture! But when her mom has to slip away on secret business and needs a decoy to cover for her, Morgan is the only one who can help. With a bit of makeup, a little ingenuity, and a lot of family resemblance, Morgan soon has everyone calling her "Madam President." Can she pull it off? Or will she mess everything up . . . again?