Grace

Autore: Grace Coddington
Editore: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1742755615
Grandezza: 25,59 MB
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Grace Coddington, the passionate and flame-haired doyenne of fashion. It is said that she has the knack of being in the right place at the right time; that she can predict a trend; turn a piece of clothing into a best-seller which flies off the racks; spot the most talented new photographers, and break out models who epitomize the look of the moment. What is certainly true is that clothes inspire Grace to tell stories; and she has told hundreds of them over the 50 years she has spent in the fashion industry with pictures realised in careful collaborations. And now, here, she tells her own story. Beginning in wartime Anglesey, Grace: A Memoir follows her trajectory from London in the swinging Sixties, to Paris at the start of the ready-to-wear revolution, and on to America in the late 1980's when the era of power-dressing and the supermodel began, and the centre of gravity in the fashion world shifted from Europe to the US. More than simply a memoir, this is a cultural history of the last half century, populated by the beautiful people - the models, actors, designers and photographers who make up Grace's world. Along the way Grace shares her forthright views on everything from plastic surgery, cats, photography in the digital era and the nature of beauty.

The Colour Of Milk

Autore: Nell Leyshon
Editore: Ecco
ISBN: 9780062245823
Grandezza: 11,57 MB
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"this is my book and i am writing it by my own hand." Mary and her three sisters rise every day to backbreaking farmwork that threatens to suppress their own awakening desires, whether it's Violet's pull toward womanhood or Beatrice's affinity for the Scriptures. But it's their father, whose anger is unleashed at the slightest provocation, who stands to deliver the most harm. Only Mary, fierce of tongue and a spitfire since birth, dares to stand up to him. When he sends her to work for the local vicar and his invalid wife in their house on the hill, he deals her the only blow she may not survive. Within walking distance of her family farm, the vicarage is a world away–a curious, unsettling place unlike any she has ever known. Teeming with the sexuality of the vicar's young son and the manipulations of another servant, it is also a place of books and learning–a source of endless joy. Yet as young Mary soon discovers, such precious knowledge comes at a devastating price, as is gradually made clear once she begins the task of telling her own story. Reminiscent of Alias Grace in the exploration of the power dynamics between servants and those they serve and of Celie's struggles in The Color Purple, this quietly devastating tour de force reminds us that knowledge can destroy even as it empowers.

The Juliette Society Book Ii The Janus Chamber

Autore: Sasha Grey
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627781811
Grandezza: 53,43 MB
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A few years have passed since Catherine’s time in the The Juliette Society, but things haven’t been going the way she planned. Her life with her fiancé Jack has become predictable and boring, especially in the bedroom. Now working as a journalist, she struggles to find inspiration in her work or at home—until she starts writing about the death of a publicly beloved model, Inana Luna, whose experiences reflect Catherine’s own blossoming sexuality and independence. What started as a routine story quickly becomes Catherine’s obsession, as she follows the tale of a woman whose tracks take her down a road with too many familiar facets: a fascination with kink, lustful men, and some very sexy intrigue. Like the Roman god Janus, Catherine is simultaneously looking to the past and the future. Can her experiences with The Juliette Society, along with Inana's diary, help her figure out what she really wants in life, love, and sex? Or will the story drag her back down into a tantalizing world from which she might not be able to escape a second time?

Girlchild

Autore: Tupelo Hassman
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 146680145X
Grandezza: 39,62 MB
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Rory Hendrix is the least likely of Girl Scouts. She hasn't got a troop or even a badge to call her own. But she's checked the Handbook out from the elementary school library so many times that her name fills all the lines on the card, and she pores over its surreal advice (Uniforms, disposing of outgrown; The Right Use of Your Body; Finding Your Way When Lost) for tips to get off the Calle: that is, the Calle de las Flores, the Reno trailer park where she lives with her mother, Jo, the sweet-faced, hard-luck bartender at the Truck Stop. Rory's been told that she is one of the "third-generation bastards surely on the road to whoredom." But she's determined to prove the county and her own family wrong. Brash, sassy, vulnerable, wise, and terrified, she struggles with her mother's habit of trusting the wrong men, and the mixed blessing of being too smart for her own good. From diary entries, social workers' reports, half-recalled memories, arrest records, family lore, Supreme Court opinions, and her grandmother's letters, Rory crafts a devastating collage that shows us her world even as she searches for the way out of it. Tupelo Hassman's Girlchild is a heart-stopping and original debut.

Address Unknown

Autore: Kressmann Taylor
Editore: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285640453
Grandezza: 16,62 MB
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Originally published in the United States in 1938 Address Unknown was an instant sensation and international bestseller. It was written before World War Two to alert the American public to the reality of Nazi power and its power remains undiminished after decades. The series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer in San Francisco and his German business partner in Munich traces their relationship as it changes after the coming to power of the Nazis.

Women In Love

Autore: D. H. Lawrence
Editore: 谷月社
ISBN:
Grandezza: 48,38 MB
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INDEX CHAPTER I. SISTERS CHAPTER II. SHORTLANDS CHAPTER III. CLASS-ROOM CHAPTER IV. DIVER CHAPTER V. IN THE TRAIN CHAPTER VI. CREME DE MENTHE CHAPTER VII. FETISH CHAPTER VIII. BREADALBY CHAPTER IX. COAL-DUST CHAPTER X. SKETCH-BOOK CHAPTER XI. AN ISLAND CHAPTER XII. CARPETING CHAPTER XIII. MINO CHAPTER XIV. WATER-PARTY CHAPTER XV. SUNDAY EVENING CHAPTER XVI. MAN TO MAN CHAPTER XVII. THE INDUSTRIAL MAGNATE CHAPTER XVIII. RABBIT CHAPTER XIX. MOONY CHAPTER XX. GLADIATORIAL CHAPTER XXI. THRESHOLD CHAPTER XXII. WOMAN TO WOMAN CHAPTER XXIII. EXCURSE CHAPTER XXIV. DEATH AND LOVE CHAPTER XXV. MARRIAGE OR NOT CHAPTER XXVI. A CHAIR CHAPTER XXVII. FLITTING CHAPTER XXVIII. GUDRUN IN THE POMPADOUR CHAPTER XXIX. CONTINENTAL CHAPTER XXX. SNOWED UP CHAPTER XXXI. EXEUNT

Scribes Script And Books

Autore: Leila Avrin
Editore: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838910386
Grandezza: 65,76 MB
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In this detailed overview of the history of the handmade book, Avrin looks at the development of scripts and styles of illumination, the making of manuscripts, and the technological processes involved in paper-making and book-binding.

The Silver Dream

Autore: Neil Gaiman
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062067982
Grandezza: 34,55 MB
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Written by New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves with Mallory Reaves, The Silver Dream is a riveting sequel to InterWorld, full of bravery, loyalty, time and space travel, and the future of a young man who is more powerful than he realizes. Dangerous times lie ahead, and if Joey Harker has any hope of saving InterWorld and the Altiverse, he's going to have to rely on his wits—and, just possibly, on the mysterious Time Agent Acacia Jones.

The Great Lenore

Autore: J. M. Tohline
Editore: Atticus Books
ISBN: 0983208034
Grandezza: 15,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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The Great Lenore is the tale of a ravishing young Brit whose falsely-reported death provides her with an opportunity to begin a new life. Before she can disappear for good, however, she longs to know the reaction of her two-timing husband and his aristocratic family. To find out, Lenore enlists Richard - an outsider in the money-and-booze sodden landscape of Nantucket high society - to be her eyes and ears. As events unfold, Richard discovers the entanglements of Lenore's relationships are more intricate than he ever expected - more intricate even than the secrets within Lenore's miniature punt boat.This elegant debut paints an idyllic island surrounded by reflective seas and encased in a world where souls collide, mysteries thicken, and dreams unravel. With lively, modern prose reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tales of the Jazz Age, Tohline playfully riffs on affluence, love, grief, and duplicity. In the author's words, the book ''is about dreams, and about the things we sacrifice to chase them.''

Cosima

Autore: Grazia Deledda
Editore:
ISBN: 9780934977067
Grandezza: 72,72 MB
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"Cosima" tells the story of an aspiring writer growing up in Nuoro, Sardinia during the last decades of the nineteenth century when formal education for women was rare and literary careers unheard-of. Based on Deledda's own life, the work describes a young woman's struggle against the dismay and disapproval of her family and friends at her creative ambitions. Yet it also reads like a charming fable with details of family life, rural traditions and wild bandits, and it is as much a novel of memory as of character or action. Deledda's characters are poor country folk driven by some predetermined force. Their loves are tragic, their lives as hard and as rigidly controlled as nature itself in the hills of Sardinia. Deledda creates memorable figures who play out their lives against this backdrop of mountains and bare plains, sheepfolds and vineyards. Shimmering in the distance is the sea and escape - for a few - to the Continent or America. In 1926 Grazia Deledda became the second woman and the second Italian to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. She wrote thirty-three novels, including "Reeds in the Wind," and many books of short stories, almost all set on Sardinia. Her work has become well known to English-speaking readers through Martha King's translations for Italica Press.