A Scandalous Life The Biography Of Jane Digby Text Only

Autore: Mary S. Lovell
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007378440
Grandezza: 50,41 MB
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The biography of Jane Digby, an ‘enthralling tale of a nineteenth-century beauty whose heart – and hormones – ruled her head.’ Harpers and Queen

Tallulah Bankhead

Autore: David Bret
Editore: Robson Books Limited
Grandezza: 21,64 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8359

Marlene Dietrich called her "The most immoral woman who ever lived"; Cecil Beaton described her as a "wicked archangel"; but no one better summed up this fascinating woman than Tallulah herself in an unending succession of anecdotes and one-liners, peppered with expletives that became her trademark. Born in Alabama in 1903, she became a big star in London, England in the early 1920's. Branded "an unsafe and unsavory person" by the Hays commission in the 1930's her career went from tremendous stage success in such hits as The Little Foxes and Fallen Angels, to appearances in some of the worst plays ever written, which she turned into triumphs by improvising lewd and outrageous asides to satisfy the cravings of her largely gay audiences. Confessing to over 500 love affairs with both men and women, Tallulah married just once...to a man who divorced her citing mental cruelty. A headline writer's dream throughout her life, at the height of her fame she was said to drink two bottles of bourbon a day, smoke 100 cigarettes and take pills to help her sleep, pills to keep her awake, and pills to help her cope with the pills. But while there always seemed to be someone on hand to record Tallulah's indiscretions, the other side of her personality went largely unrecorded. She raised vast amounts of money for children's charities, delivered stringent speeches against communism and racial and sexual prejudice, and actively supported the presidential campaigns of two friends: Truman and Kennedy. In this highly entertaining book David Bret tells Tallulah's story in the only way it could be told: with shocking honesty and wit. What emerges is a vivid portrait of an immoral and wicked woman whowas every inch a star and remains one of the greatest legends this century has seen.

Rebel Heart

Autore: Mary S. Lovell
Editore: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393038958
Grandezza: 17,97 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 326

Traces the life of the adventurous nineteenth-century Englishwoman, whose divorce made her a social outcast, despite her legendary beauty and intelligence, and prompted her to travel the world in the company of many fascinating men of the time.

A Madness

Autore: Serge Demyanenko
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462805272
Grandezza: 22,40 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9752

This romance novel, although fiction, is based on the true life adventures of the author. It is about real life, but a life few people know exists, and even fewer get to experience. The narrator is a brother-in-arms and brother-in-spirit of the protagonist, Nick Malenko, who sets out to tell these scandalous tales for Nick would never do so himself, disdaining publicity and public acclaim. Nick is a young man who happens to be smart, good-looking, a rebel at heart, and self-disciplined because of his upbringing. He is an athlete but also a voracious reader, loves learning and worships at the altar of Venus. He goes to the best schools but he rebels early. He marries a woman of color against the convention of the day. He has decided that his goal in life is to become the commander of a parachute infantry battalion in the Regular Army of the United States, a goal he exceeds in time. He graduates as a distinguished military graduate and is commissioned in the regular army. Because he is quadrilingual and his educaton and training, the three letter agencies become interested in him. He enters the shadowy world of intelligence. And then his troubles begin. He is bright but lacks the experience to be wise. So he mistakes sex and passion for love, learning for wisdom and in order to gain a measure of immortality he plunges into one adventure after another thinking that thumbing his nose at fate will bring him immortality. In both war-time and cold-war settings he plunges from one adventure to another, from one romance to another. The settings are bedrooms and battlefields and the corridors of power in Vietnam: Korea; Washington, D.C.; Germany; San Antonio, Texas; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Los Angeles, California. Many years after he started on his journey he realizes that all he was searching for he has had at home. He finds that he had love all along, and immortality through his loving family and finally, finally, wisdom comes. His long-suffering wife used to say to him: “In your relentless search you create great upheaval and great stress for those around you. Being married to you is madness.” That is why his friends called him “The Mad Russian” or “The Madman.” That is the reason for the book title.

The Golden Shore

Autore: Jo Ann Butler
ISBN: 9780982978047
Grandezza: 34,71 MB
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Vista: 6443

Rebel Puritan

Autore: Jo Ann Butler
ISBN: 9780982978009
Grandezza: 31,87 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 476

Thirteen-year old Herodias Long impulsively marries a handsome stranger to escape a life of servitude. The couple flees from Puritan repression in 17th-century Massachusetts, but even in liberal Rhode Island, Herodias lives in a world where her children and inheritance belong to her husband. When she learns that it is easier to marry a jealous man than to be freed from him, Herodias realizes that her troubles have just begun.

The Grit In The Pearl

Autore: Lyndsy Spence
Editore: The History Press
ISBN: 0750991062
Grandezza: 23,40 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1624

MARGARET, DUCHESS OF ARGYLL was an international celebrity in her youth, adored and observed by millions. But in 1963 the 11th Duke of Argyll shocked the country when he alleged that his adulterous wife had slept with over eighty men behind his back. As his evidence, he produced a set of sexually explicit Polaroid photographs and explosive love letters, helping to win his divorce and affecting Margaret’s life forever. On the verge of financial destitution, she fell from grace and was abandoned by most of her friends prior to her death in a nursing home in Pimlico in 1993. In this meticulously researched biography Lyndsy Spence tells a tragic story of the life and downfall of this fascinatingly complex woman, and shows how she fell victim to a cruel husband, harsh social mores and an unforgiving class.

The Scandalous Life Of A True Lady

Autore: Barbara Metzger
Editore: Untreed Reads
ISBN: 1611875188
Grandezza: 19,36 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6462

He's a master of disguises... but he can't mask true love. Spymaster Harry Harmon's new assignment is to spy on enemies at a country house party. To do that, he'll require a courtesan: learned, truthful, and beautiful... Poor, sensible, smart Simone Ryland has come to Mrs. Burton's bawdy house in search of work. But instead, she finds Harmon in need of her special skills.


Autore: Claire Gervat
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446441636
Grandezza: 15,58 MB
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Vista: 3826

Elizabeth Chudleigh was one of the eighteenth century's most colourful characters. Born into impoverished gentility, her beauty, wit and vitality soon earned her a place at the centre of court life. When she married the Duke of Kingston in 1769 she had reached the highest rung of the social ladder. But Elizabeth was carrying a dark secret. In 1744 she had secretly married a naval lieutenant called Augustus Hervey, and after the Duke's death her first marriage was discovered. Bigamy fever swept London society and, in a very public trial, Elizabeth was found guilty. But her strength of character ensured that, even when her friends deserted her, her courage and zest for life did not. In an engaging history of this strong and wilful woman, Gervat shows there was far more to Elizabeth than the caricature villain her contemporaries made her out to be.

The Station Master S Wife

Autore: Susan K. Demarinis
ISBN: 9781087868745
Grandezza: 13,64 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9638

Follow the historical changes, events and scandals that the railroad brought to Southern Oregon in the late 1880s-1920s through the life story of a pioneer woman. Alice was a woman of exceptional resourcefulness and perseverance, reveals her story in the face of upheaval, betrayal, and divorce, always supported by the deep love of her family.

The Scandalous Life Of King Carol

Autore: Barbara Cartland
Grandezza: 46,49 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2929

The Scandalous Life Of C Sar Moro

Autore: César Moro
Grandezza: 22,22 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8592

All For Love

Autore: Amanda Elyot
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451222978
Grandezza: 45,65 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6030

A fictional portrait of eighteenth-century British actress Mary Robinson follows her life from the harsh poverty of debtors' prison, to the glamour, success, and scandal of the London stage, to her shocking public affair with the Prince of Wales, to her subsequent career as a poet, novelist, and ardent supporter of women's rights. By the author of Too Great a Lady. Original.

The Scandalous Life Of Sasha Torte

Autore: Lesley Truffle
Editore: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1460706110
Grandezza: 15,90 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 812

Revenge, redemption ... and pastry. The witty new novel from the author of Hotel du Barry, for fans of Jonas Jonasson. In the winter of 1912 on the wild West Coast of Tasmania, Wolfftown's most notorious heiress and murderess, Sasha Torte, tells the tale of her own spectacular downfall. Forsaken by her parents and raised by criminals and reprobates, Sasha becomes a world-famous pastry chef at the tender age of seventeen. Entanglement with the disreputable Dasher brothers leads to love, but also to a dangerous addiction. Behind bars in Wolfftown's gaol, Sasha sips premium champagne as she recalls a life of seduction, betrayal, ghosts, opium and an indiscreet quantity of confectionary - and plots her escape. The Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte is a wild romp of dastardly deeds, intrepid protagonists, dark villains, wild gangs, luxurious hotels ... and mouth-watering treats. 'A delicious concoction of romance, historical drama and supernatural romp, told with flair and humour' Weekly Times 'Pure escapism. The author presents us with immoderation in excess, unrestrained melodrama and Charles Daniel O'Rourke, patissier par excellence. A rip-roaring, imaginative and exhilarating tale.' Good Reading 'An absolutely fascinating read, one of those books that you pick up to just read a few chapters to get the lay of the land and when you look up it's three hours later and you've finished it ... an intriguing story with a uniqueness that's very appealing' Bree, Goodreads

This Scandalous Life Jasmine Barrington Brown

Autore: Ginny Johns
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0244147507
Grandezza: 30,25 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7498

A black comedy with sexually explicit but highly outrageous incidences involving the delusional but intelligent Cambridge graduate Jasmine Barrington-Brown. This is not for those that are easily offended. Adults Only.

The Scandalous Life Of The Lawless Sisters

Autore: Philip Ardagh
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571239047
Grandezza: 44,54 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7203

In The Not-So-Very-Nice Goings-On at Victoria Lodge, Philip Ardagh uncovered skulduggery of the murkiest kind lurking within the seemingly innocent illustrations of The Girls' Own Paper. In The Silly Side of Sherlock Holmes he created 'A Brand New Adventure Using A Bunch of Old Pictures' from the Strand Magazine. Now, in The Scandalous Life of the Lawless Sisters, he has exposed the antics of one of the Victorian underworld's most notorious and feared all-female gangs by applying new captions to pictures from Punch of 1880.

My Scandalous Life

Autore: Thomas Kilroy
Editore: Gallery Books
Grandezza: 80,38 MB
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Vista: 1550

Kilroy's play tells the story of Oscar Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, struggling to reclaim his own identity after being linked to Wilde and the trials that led to his imprisonment.

The Countess

Autore: Tim Clarke
Editore: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445656272
Grandezza: 25,69 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3447

Leader of society, lover of the Prince Regent and contemporary of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, Frances Villiers had a reputation as a scandalous woman.

Last Of The Dandies

Autore: Nick Foulkes
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466864451
Grandezza: 51,91 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2576

From his first appearance in London in 1821 until his death in Paris in 1852, Count D'Orsay dominated and scandalized the whole of European society. For three decades he was the ultimate arbiter in matters of taste, style and fashion -- what D'Orsay wore today, society would wear tomorrow. He also enthralled Society with the thirty-year soap opera of his relationship with Lady Blessington, whose daughter he married and with whose husband he was suspected of having had an affair. Bisexual, flamboyant and outrageous, D'Orsay was said to have ruined the cream of British aristocracy. He toured Europe on an enormous spending spree; paid homage to a dying Lord Byron in Italy, set up a racing course in Notting Hill and a gambling den in St James's. Nick Foulkes' Last of the Dandies is a vivid biography of an astonishingly flamboyant figure and a dazzling portrait of an era.


Autore: Robert Wainwright
Editore: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1760874302
Grandezza: 75,19 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4742

Enid Lindeman stood almost six feet tall, with silver hair and flashing turquoise eyes. She stopped traffic in Manhattan, silenced gamblers in Monte Carlo and walked her pet cheetah through Hyde Park on a diamond collar. In early twentieth century society, where women were expected to be demure and obedient, Enid Lindeman gallivanted through life accumulating four husbands and numerous lovers, her high-jinks dominating British gossip columns during the inter-war years. She drove an ambulance in World War I and hid escaped Allied airmen behind enemy lines in World War II, played bridge with Somerset Maugham and entertained Hollywood royalty in the world's most expensive private home on the Riviera, allegedly won in a game of cards. Enid bedazzled men with her beauty, outlived four husbands-two shipping magnates, a war hero and a larger-than-life Irish Earl-spent two great fortunes and earned the nickname 'Lady Killmore'. From Sydney to New York, London to Paris and Cairo to Kenya, Robert Wainwright's biography restores the remarkable Enid to thrilling, vivid life.