Party Girls Die In Pearls

Author: Plum Sykes
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408882574
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Brideshead, bon-bons, cucumber sandwiches – and now a murder In the decadent world of Oxford University, c.1985, Pimms, punting and ball gowns are de rigeur. Ursula Flowerbutton, a studious country girl, arrives for her first term, anticipating nothing more sinister than days spent poring over history books – and, perhaps, an invitation to a ball. But when she discovers a body, Ursula is catapulted into a murder investigation. Determined to bag her first scoop for the famous student newspaper Cherwell, Ursula enlists the help of glamorous American student Nancy Feingold to unravel the case. While navigating a whirl of black-tie parties and secret dining societies, the girls discover a surfeit of suspects. From broken-hearted boyfriends to snobby Sloanes, lovelorn librarians to dishy dons, none can be presumed innocent. Clueless meets Agatha Christie in this wickedly funny tale of high society, low morals and a middle class girl, the first book in Plum Sykes' irresistible new series.

The Pearl In The Diamond World

Author: Frank Morris
ISBN: 132989040X
Size: 10,95 MB
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"Pulpy noir meets contemporary hip hop vernacular in this detective thriller. Ted Dwinnels is a Bronx private detective who moonlights as a professional boxer. A 37-year-old bachelor with a "situational addiction to alcohol" and few scruples, Dwinnels is an unlikely hero, but, then again, in the urban milieu Dwinnels inhabits, there are few traditional stand-up guys. When Barry Budacassista, proprietor of a South Bronx fish market, hires Dwinnels to investigate suspicious late-night activity at the market, the PI finds himself immersed in a web of corruption that reaches into city government and the state senate. Despite being beaten, shot and arrested, Dwinnels is drawn ever-deeper into a toxic mix of money, drugs and power. The author pulls no punches in portraying a city in full decay." - Publishers Weekly

In Search Of The Republican Party

Author: Cleo E. Brown
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469193205
Size: 15,83 MB
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Although Slavery in The United States ended with the end of The Civil War, a new type of bondage developed to reinforce the old status quo and the caste order. Consequently, freedom did not truly occur in The United States until after the work of Civil Rights Activist, DR. Martin Luther King Jr., had been fi rmly entrenched with-in the society. Reinforcing the values of The Civil Rights Movement was the election to The Presidency of Barak Obama. The irony of the Barak Obama win, however, is that Barak Obama is a Democrat. For from 1848 to the present day The Republican Party has been the political home of most prominent minorities in The United States. The values of The Civil Rights Movement have always been the values of The Republican Party. The biographies, therefore, within In Search of The Republican Party, are an attempt to recreate the role of The Republican Party in securing Freedom, Liberty, Human Rights, and Constitutional Guarantees for the minorities.

Pearl Harbor Attack

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack
Size: 18,76 MB
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Goin Ham Halsey Street Do Or Die 2 Seven Goes 2 Hell Back

Author: Tammy Wright
ISBN: 1483415465
Size: 20,46 MB
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Sexy Seven and the Halsey Street Clique are back with a vengeance ... The last she knew, Michael was sitting on the side of the road, about to lose his mind. Susan had just splattered her brains out with his .45 Magnum, the womanizer Tyson was lying in a pool of his own blood, left for dead. Xavier was in a race car accident and about to blow up any second. After watching her Adonis nearly die in a car wreck, the black rose Seven has gone into labor much too soon, and her baby twins are in danger. What a mighty web they all weave. What's fate got in store for them?

The Night Before Christmas New Directions Pearls

Author: Nikolai Gogol
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811219690
Size: 16,99 MB
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Nikolai Gogol's hilarious and macabre tale of a Christmas Eve with a devil and a romantic twist. It is the night before Christmas and devilry is afoot. The devil steals the moon and hides it in his pocket. He is thus free to run amok and inflicts all sorts of wicked mischief upon the village of Dikanka by unleashing a snowstorm. But the one he’d really like to torment is the town blacksmith, Vakula, who creates paintings of the devil being vanquished. Vakula is in love with Oksana, but she will have nothing to do with him. Vakula, however, is determined to win her over, even if it means battling the devil. Taken from Nikolai Gogol’s first successful work, the story collection Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, The Night Before Christmas is available here for the first time as a stand-alone novella and is a perfect introduction to the great Russian satirist.

Inlaid Pearl

Author: Stacie Vesolich
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1597810665
Size: 12,72 MB
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The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland And Cut The Moon In Two

Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1466848537
Size: 11,77 MB
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"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two is another rich, beautifully told, wisely humorous, and passionately layered book from New York Times–bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente.

Costume Design In The Movies

Author: Elizabeth Leese
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486134296
Size: 14,59 MB
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Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations. Index of 6,000 films.

Gardner Mckay Is My Adventures In Paradise

Author: Beverly Hoffman Erickson
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462807119
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This is a true story of television star Gardner McKay of the 1960s era. Gardner was born in New York City on June 10, 1932 and died on November 21, 2001. At the time of his death he was writing his own memoir and had become a famous author in his own right. Beverly wrote her memoir back in the 1960s and this is her journal. The story starts in Venice, Florida on November 23, 2001 and then drifts back to the 1960s when Beverly is a teenager. She has fond memories of that time when she was very much in awe of the star of Adventures in Paradise. The series was produced by 20th Century Fox. The star of the show received over 1000 fan letters a week at the studio. It was very unusual at that time, as he was unknown in show business until then. His dog Pussycat also became a star, as he was written about in numerous movie magazines. Also many starlets were associated with the star that remained a bachelor until the 1980s. When the Adventures in Paradise series ended, Gardner starred in a movie The Pleasure Seekers with Ann Margaret, Carol Lynley, Tony Franciosa, Pamela Tiffin, Andre Lawrence, Gene Tierney and Brian Keith. After that he went on to do summer stock in playhouses throughout the country. He starred in The Mousetrap, Bells Are Ringing, The Fantasticks, Any Wednesday, Funny Girl, and My Three Angels and perhaps more. Beverly, the author, was able to see him perform in four plays in the Midwest. These plays were The Mousetrap, The Fantasticks, Any Wednesday (that even starred Loretta Swit) and Funny Girl. She kept a journal at that time (her teenage years) and did not open it until recently to write this book. The story was started some 40 years ago. She writes with much emotion and tenderness about her celebrity idol, Mr. Gardner McKay. She is not alone in her feelings. He was a very talented and powerful figure. He was tall, 6ft. 5and built like a Greek god. Life Magazine said that he would launch a million sighs. Gardner was very intense with a very romantic voice that could melt just about anyone. Her adventures begin May 9, 1965, Mothers Day at the Drury Lane Theatre in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Ashley Dickens a portrait artist for this book wrote, This is a lovely tribute to Gardner.a young girls memory of meeting her hero for the first time. The readers will share in the emotions as she sat in the theater; filled with anticipation; watching, and waiting for him to appear on the stagehow she felt as she actually got to speak with him and receive his autographthe thrill of actually bestowing him with a precious gift of herself, a gentle kiss placed lovingly upon his cheekand him, understanding and appreciating a fans caring, saying Thank you! It is a touching story, and I am sure that many, many young ladies of our generation will understand her feelings and enjoy reading it. It will bring back a lot of fond memories of the late 1950s and 1960s. This book contains rare photographs of Gardner McKay, many never published before.