Fashion Babylon

Fashion Babylon
Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN: 1446497720
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion Babylon Book Excerpt:

What is fashion? What is fashionable? Who decides what is in? What is out? Why is it green one year, and blue the next? Why is one little black dress worth three thousand pounds and another thirty quid? Is the catwalk that catty? Is everyone high on drugs and full of champagne? What makes a supermodel so super? And a designer too hot to touch? Who is making the money? Who owns who? Who hates who? And who's in each other's pocket? Following in the glamourous footsteps of Hotel Babylon and Air Babylon, Fashion Babylon will get under the well-cut skin of the fashion industry. Using a world renowned source, Fashion Babylon will take you through six months in a designer's life. Starting at the end of one catwalk show, it will explain how a collection is put together - from the rail of found objects, to how it gets on to the catwalk, into the shops and onto the covers of a magazine. It will tell you who goes to the shows, where they sit and whose backside one needs to kiss to get there. It will introduce you to a host of places and characters, it will take you into a world where women get paid tens of thousands for getting dressed in the morning and where a wrong shirt length can cost you your career. Witty, naughty and full of gripping detail Fashion Babylon will explain the mark -ups, talk you through fashion's two seasons and discuss the money and commerce behind one of the most international, lucrative and secretive of businesses. With something for the simple follower of fashion as well as the hardcore fashionista, Fashion Babylon will change the way you sashay into Top Shop, flick through the pages of Vogue and enter the portals of Harvey Nichols forever.

Air Babylon

Air Babylon
Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-09-30
ISBN: 1446497399
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Babylon Book Excerpt:

Heard the one about the airline that has introduced 'corpse cupboards' on new planes to cope with the number of people who die in the air? Heard the story about the First Class air hostess who got fired for sitting on the face of a passenger during a long haul flight? Heard about the amount of knickers and false teeth that are left behind in the body of the plane? Heard how pissed-off stewards put laxatives in your drinks? Heard about the pilot who ran out of runway? Heard of the disabled passengers who miraculously walk again? No? Then you haven't read Air Babylon. Do you know the best place to have sex on a plane? Do you know how to dress for an upgrade? Do you know that one drink in the air equals three on the ground? Do you know who is checking you in? Who is checking you out? Do you know exactly what happens to your luggage once it leaves your sight? Is it secure? Are you safe? Do you really know anything about the business that you entrust your life to several times a year? Air Babylon is a trawl through the highs, the lows, and the rapid descents of the travel industry. It catalogues the births, the deaths, the drunken brawls, the sexual antics, and the debauchery behind the scenes of the ultimate service industry - where the world is divided into those who wear the uniform and those who don't...

Pop Babylon

Pop Babylon
Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN: 1446497283
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pop Babylon Book Excerpt:

How do you make it as a pop star? Why does one boy band make it big and another disappear off the pages of the magazines altogether? Why do girls cost more than boys? And who should you sleep with to get to number one? Packed with scandal and intrigue, Pop Babylon takes you to the dark heart of one of the world's most wicked and secretive industries. It's a world where money talks, bullshit walks and drugs are a way of life. And where talent isn't always at the top of the list of priorities... Tracking a year in the making of a brand-new boy band, Pop Babylon is pure, unadulterated reading pleasure - stuffed with stories about pop's most demanding divas, which jocks do shock and just how long you can chop a line of cocaine. Disgraceful, revelatory and great down-and-dirty fun, it's essential reading for anyone who wants to know what it really takes nowadays to be top of the pops.

Beach Babylon

Beach Babylon
Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-09-30
ISBN: 144649795X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beach Babylon Book Excerpt:

How does it feel to live and work in the world's most beautiful and luxurious tropical island resort, surrounded by white sandy beaches and aquamarine seas? How does it feel to be in the lap of luxury when you're thousands of miles from anywhere else? And when the guests are some of the richest and most demanding people in the world, where do you find the energy every day to smile, smile and smile again? Beach Babylon takes you behind the scenes at a five-star tropical island resort. Do all the stories which take place behind the closed doors of the exclusive spa have happy endings? What do the world's richest people expect from room service during their fortnight in paradise? What does the windsurfing instructor do to keep sane after hours? In the bestselling tradition of her previous Babylon books, Imogen Edwards-Jones investigates the rivalries and alliances between the staff at a resort where pandering to the guests' most extravagant whims is de rigueur. With a cast of millionaires, celebrities, hangers-on and prostitutes, Beach Babylon takes you to a world where extreme luxury is the norm and where excess somehow isn't always enough...

The Stork Club

The Stork Club
Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-09-30
ISBN: 1446497402
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stork Club Book Excerpt:

When I was a teenager, I thought you could get pregnant from sitting in a jacuzzi. Not that I'm sure I even knew what a jacuzzi was, but I knew they were racy places where racy things happened. Men, as far as I remember, didn't even have to be there. So long as they'd been in the water in some sort of excitable state, pregnancy was inevitable - even if you kept your pants on. You see pregnancy was that easy, that dangerous and it could ruin your life. Almost 20 years later and pregnancy could still ruin my life. Although now it is not the threat of what having a baby would do, but of not having a baby at all. I have been trying to get pregnant for two years and have not even come close to hearing the pitter-patter of tiny feet...' So begins The Stork Club, Imogen Edwards-Jones' very personal, very moving and very funny memoir of her (and her husband's) trials and tribulations with IVF. Poked and prodded by endless doctors, pumped full of an exotic cocktail of drugs and forced to try to have sex at the most inopportune moments, Imogen pulls no punches in her account of this process. In her words, 'The fertility game is like a marathon, where you just have to keep on running. No matter how many times the finishing line is moved, no matter how increasingly heavy the going or unpleasant the terrain, you pick yourself up and, ever more determinedly, keep on going. Until one day, you pray, you might just make it...

Restaurant Babylon

Restaurant Babylon
Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN: 1448111374
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restaurant Babylon Book Excerpt:

What makes a restaurant hot? Whose name do you need to drop to get a table? Why is one place booked solid for the next nine months while somewhere equally delicious is as empty and inhospitable as the Gobi desert? Welcome to the restaurant business, where the hours are punishing, the conditions are brutal and the Chef's Special has been languishing at the back of the fridge for the past three days. This is an industry plagued with obsessives. Why else do some chefs drive themselves crazy in pursuit of elusive Michelin stars, when in reality all they're doing is 'making someone else's tea'? Nothing is left to chance: the lighting, the temperature or even the cut of the salmon fillet. There's even a spot of psychology behind the menu. What do they want you to order? What makes them the most money? And why should you really hold back on those side dishes? In Restaurant Babylon, Imogen Edwards-Jones and her anonymous industry insider lift the lid on all the tricks of the food trade and what really makes this £90 billion a year industry tick. So please do sit down, pour yourself some heavily marked-up wine and make yourself comfortable (although we'll need that table back by 8.30 sharp).

Hospital Babylon

Hospital Babylon
Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN: 1446465519
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hospital Babylon Book Excerpt:

Hospital Babylon is an in-depth, amusing and highly insightful expose of the extraordinary world of modern medicine. It will take the reader on a journey through the various departments and wards where babies are made, thighs are reduced, noses straightened and spare kidneys are flown in from the Indian subcontinent. We will meet doctors who sleep with nurses. Doctors who sleep with patients. Doctors who fiddle their insurance forms. Doctors who suck fat, pump up breasts, plump lips and lengthen penises. The doctor who specialises in flatulence. The doctor who shoots up before he operates. Doctor Feelgood who will give you anything and everything you need. As well as the doctor who makes a fortune doing buttock enlargements in the Caribbean. En route, we will discover what touches them, what amuses them and quite how obsessively insane you have to be to make it to the top. Why does a private room cost over £1000 a night? Who are the people changing your bedpan? Holding your hand as you go to sleep? What do they do to you while you're out cold? Why are drugs so expensive? How easy is it for the pharmaceutical companies to grease the good doctor's palm? Who exactly is profiting from your illness, embarrassing affliction or brand new nose? And, of course, what happens when it all goes wrong? Packed with true stories, anecdotes and revelations, Hospital Babylon is a riveting, entertaining and shocking look at 24 hours in the life of a hospital. Both amusing and appalling, it will make you question whether you should sign that consent form after all...

Wedding Babylon

Wedding Babylon
Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN: 1446497291
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wedding Babylon Book Excerpt:

Following a week in the life of a busy wedding planner, and based entirely on true but anonymous stories, Wedding Babylon takes you to the heart of an industry where emotions run high, money flows like champagne and £3,000 cakes are made of polystyrene. Why are weddings so expensive? What makes us spend a year's wages on one Big Day? And just how Big does your Day actually have to be? Hilarious, shocking and full of jaw-dropping true tales of wedding days from hell, here is definitive proof that, sadly, the course of true love never did run entirely smooth ...

Hotel Babylon

Hotel Babylon
Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-11-30
ISBN: 1446497739
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hotel Babylon Book Excerpt:

'Something strange occurs to guests as soon as they check in. Even if in real life they are perfectly well-mannered, decent people with proper balanced relationships, as soon as they spin through the revolving hotel doors the normal rules of behaviour no longer seem to apply.' All of the following is true.Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. All the anecdotes, the stories, the characters, the situations, the highs, the lows, the scams, the drugs, the misery, the love, the death and the insanity are exactly as was told by Anonymous - someone who has spent his whole career working in hotels at the heart of London's luxury hotel industry. However, for legal reasons, the stories now take place in a fictitious hotel known as Hotel Babylon. More than a decade is compressed into a day. Everything else is as it should be. The rich spend money, the hotel makes money and the chambermaids still fight the bellboys over a two-pound coin.It's just another twenty-four hours in an expensive London hotel.

The Theme of Hardening in the Book of Isaiah

The Theme of Hardening in the Book of Isaiah
Author: Torsten Uhlig
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9783161501432
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theme of Hardening in the Book of Isaiah Book Excerpt:

Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their hearts and turn and be healed. This call of the prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 6 has perplexed readers of all times. Torsten Uhlig reconsiders this text and other related passages. Applying a communicative approach and engaging with recent studies on righteousness, the author presents a new interpretation of the theme of hardening in the Book of Isaiah. He argues that hardening is to be understood in the context of the communicative aspect of righteousness and elucidates the communicative acts involved in the hardening of the people. Describing the role of these passages within the communicative strategy of larger units, this monograph offers a distinctive contribution to the interpretation of the Book of Isaiah as a whole.

Defending Zion

Defending Zion
Author: Claire R. Mathews,Claire Mathews McGinnis
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9783110146653
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defending Zion Book Excerpt:

In der Reihe Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) erscheinen Arbeiten zu sämtlichen Gebieten der alttestamentlichen Wissenschaft. Im Zentrum steht die Hebräische Bibel, ihr Vor- und Nachleben im antiken Judentum sowie ihre vielfache Verzweigung in die benachbarten Kulturen der altorientalischen und hellenistisch-römischen Welt.

Nehemiah the Tirshatha his times and lessons

Nehemiah the Tirshatha  his times and lessons
Author: John Montagu Randall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1874
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nehemiah the Tirshatha his times and lessons Book Excerpt:

Journal of Discourses

Journal of Discourses
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mormon Church
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Discourses Book Excerpt:

Ancient Perspectives on Egypt

Ancient Perspectives on Egypt
Author: Roger Matthews,Cornelia Roemer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2003-09-09
ISBN: 1135393982
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Perspectives on Egypt Book Excerpt:

The discipline of Egyptology has been criticised for being too insular,with little awareness of the development of archaeologies elsewhere. It has remained theoretically underdeveloped. For example the role of Ancient Egypt within Africa has rarely been considered jointly by Egyptologists and Africanists. Egypt's own view of itself has been neglected; views of it in the ancient past, in more recent times and today have remained underexposed. Encounters with Ancient Egypt is a series of eight books which addresses these issues. The books interrelate, inform and illuminate one another and will appeal to a wide market including academics, students and the general public interested in Archaeology, Egyptology, Anthropology, Architecture, Design and History. The allure of Egypt is not exclusive to the modern world. Egypt also held a fascination and attraction for people of the past. In this book, academics from a wide range of disciplines assess the significance of Egypt within the settings of its past. The chronological span is from later prehistory, through to the earliest literate eras of interaction with Mesopotamia and the Levant, the Aegean, Greece and Rome. Ancient Perspectives on Egypt includes both archaeological and documented evidence, which ranges from the earliest writing attested in Egypt and Mesopotamia in the late fourth millennium BC, to graffiti from Abydos that demonstrate pilgrimages from all over the Mediterranean world, to the views of Roman poets on the nature of Egypt. This book presents, for the first time in a single volume, a multi-faceted but coherent collection of images of Egypt from, and of, the past.

Isaiah 1 39

Isaiah 1 39
Author: Marvin Alan Sweeney
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 547
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780802841001
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isaiah 1 39 Book Excerpt:

Sweeney's work on the first 39 chapters of the Book of Isaiah is part of The Forms of the Old Testament Literature series which aims to present, according to a standard outline and methodology, a form-critical analysis of every book and each unit in the Old Testament.

The Book of Isaiah Chapters 1 39

The Book of Isaiah  Chapters 1   39
Author: John N. Oswalt
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 778
Release: 1986-07-25
ISBN: 1467423025
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Isaiah Chapters 1 39 Book Excerpt:

The first of John N. Oswalt's two-part study of the book of Isaiah for the NICOT series, this commentary on chapters 1û39 combines theological acumen, literary sensitivity, philological expertise, and historical knowledge to present a faithful and accurate reading of one of the Old Testament's most important books. In the introduction to this work, Oswalt considers Isaiah's background, unity of composition, date and authorship, canonicity, Hebrew text, theology, and problems of interpretation, and he offers a select bibliography for further research. Oswalt also provides substantial discussions of several issues crucial to the book of Isaiah. He notes, for example, that scholars often divide Isaiah into three divisions, with chapters 1–39 addressing Isaiah's contemporaries in the eighth century B.C., chapters 40–55 presupposing the exile of the sixth century, and chapters 56–66 presupposing the eventual return from exile. While taking this scholarship into account Oswalt defends the unity of the prophetic book and argues convincingly that the whole book can be attributed to the Isaiah of the eighth century. The commentary proper, based on Oswalt's own translation of the Hebrew text, provides pastors, scholars, and students with a lucid interpretation of the book of Isaiah in its ancient context as well as an exposition of its message for today.

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 902
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Athenaeum Book Excerpt:

Tales of High Priests and Taxes

Tales of High Priests and Taxes
Author: Sylvie Honigman
Publsiher: Hellenistic Culture and Society
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 0520383141
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of High Priests and Taxes Book Excerpt:

In the wake of the conquests of Alexander the Great, the ancient world of the Bible--the ancient Near East--came under Greek rule, and in the land of Israel, time-old traditions met Greek culture. But with the accession of King Antiochos IV, the soft power of culture was replaced with armed conflict, and soon the Jews rebelled against their imperial masters, as recorded in the Biblical books of the Maccabees. Whereas most scholars have dismissed the biblical accounts of religious persecution and cultural clash, Sylvie Honigman combines subtle literary analysis with deep historical insight to show how their testimony can be reconciled with modern historical analysis by conversing with the biblical authors, so to speak, in their own language to understand the ways they described their experiences. Honigman contends that these stories are not mere fantasies but genuine attempts to cope with the massacre that followed the rebellion by giving it new meaning. This reading also discloses fresh political and economic factors.

Paris Fashion

Paris Fashion
Author: Valerie Steele
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN: 1474245498
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris Fashion Book Excerpt:

Paris has been the international capital of fashion for more than 300 years. Even before the rise of the haute couture, Parisians were notorious for their obsession with fashion, and foreigners eagerly followed their lead. From Charles Frederick Worth to Gabrielle "Coco†? Chanel, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, fashion history is dominated by the names of Parisian couturiers. But Valerie Steele's Paris Fashion is much more than just a history of great designers. This fascinating book demonstrates that the success of Paris ultimately rests on the strength of its fashion culture – created by a host of fashion performers and spectators, including actresses, dandies, milliners, artists, and writers. First published in 1988 to great international acclaim, this pioneering book has now been completely revised and brought up to date, encompassing the rise of fashion's multiple world cities in the 21st century. Lavishly illustrated, deeply learned, and elegantly written, Valerie Steele's masterwork explores with brilliance and flair why Paris remains the capital of fashion.

Bellport Football A Proud Tradition

Bellport Football A Proud Tradition
Author: Christopher R. Vaccaro
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2009-10-30
ISBN: 1450001963
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bellport Football A Proud Tradition Book Excerpt:

For more than three decades, the Bellport High School football program has set the benchmark for how football should be played on Long Island. Under the guidance of coach Joe Cipp and his assistants, the Clippers have garnered unparalleled success on the gridiron and have built an everlasting dynasty in Suffolk County. “Bellport Football, A Proud Tradition” tells the story of how Bellport football was conceived, how it grew from its infancy to a powerhouse in a short period of time and how it has remained a successful sports institution for so long. It is a detailed look into how Bellport is “Rich in Pride, Rich in Spirit, Rich in Heart.”