People Pencils

Author: Sukie
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452145860
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Each of these ten eraser-topped graphite pencils is illustrated to look like a different character, making for a phenomenally friendly set of writing companions.

Something In Disguise

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447217640
Size: 14,44 MB
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From the lauded, bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles, Something in Disguise paints a candid picture of a family in crisis, from the ever witty Elizabeth Jane Howard. May's second marriage to Colonel Herbert Brown-Lacy is turning out to be a terrible mistake. Her son, Oliver, leaves home only to drift from one affair to another; his sister Elizabeth follows him, yearning for some kind of secure relationship. While even Alice, Herbert's meek daughter, is driven into marriage to escape her father's sinister behaviour . . . At once a candid depiction of a post-war family on the cusp of change and a touching love story, Something in Disguise embodies the startling truth, wit and daring that Elizabeth Jane Howard is renowned for.

The Collected Novels Volume Two

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504054423
Size: 17,18 MB
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A quartet of witty, perceptive novels from the international bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles and a “compelling storyteller” (The Guardian). Best-known for the five novels that comprise her million-selling Cazalet Chronicles, which was made into a BBC television series, British novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard wrote about upper middle-class English life in the twentieth century with a “poetic eye” and “penetrating sanity” (Martin Amis). Her highly acclaimed literary fiction is “shrewd and accurate in human observation, with a fine ear for dialogue and an evident pleasure in the English language and landscape” (The Guardian). Collected here are four of her finest novels about the delight and dangers of desire. Odd Girl Out: When beautiful, wealthy, shiftless, twenty-two-year-old Arabella Dawick comes to stay one summer with Anne and Edmund Cornhill, their once-idyllic marriage becomes a domestic minefield of desires and secrets. “A unique blend of high comedy and acute psychology.” —Hilary Mantel Something in Disguise: One could characterize May’s unwise second marriage to Col. Herbert Brown-Lacy as a “death worse than fate.” The ripple effects of this unhappy union—on May herself; her own adult offspring, Oliver and Elizabeth; as well as her stepdaughter Alice, who is impulsively getting married to escape—lead to surprising and satisfying outcomes. “Astute, experienced, vulnerable, and it reads with incomparable ease.” —Kirkus Reviews Falling: In the wake of a painful divorce, sixtyish playwright Daisy Langrish buys a weekend cottage in the country. When Henry Kent shows up looking for work, Daisy hires him as a caretaker. Despite her wariness, she begins to fall for her charming employee. Slowly and with masterful skill, the aging con man seduces Daisy, drawing her into his spiraling web of lies and deception. “Troubling, subtle, and distinctive . . . Completely unputdownable.” —The Independent Getting It Right: Thirty-one-year-old virgin Gavin Lamb is a shy hairdresser in London’s West End who still lives at home with his parents. But meeting two women at a party—an oversexed married millionairess named Joan and bon vivant who goes by Lady Minerva Munday—will shake up his quest for true love. Howard wrote the screenplay for the film adaption of this delightful social comedy, featuring Helena Bonham Carter as Minerva and Lynn Redgrave as Joan. “Howard scores again—with a wry social comedy . . . Total delight.” —Kirkus Reviews

Evie S Victory

Author: Kitty Danton
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409164888
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'1942 was going to be a very different type of year to its predecessor, she decided resolutely. Gone would be the feckless Evie, mooning over one faithless man after another, and in would come a bolder and more positive Evie ' As a new year begins and the world is at war, Evie Yeo is turning over a new leaf. Her nearest and dearest in the little Devon village of Lymbridge, the war effort for the boys on the front, and her class of infant pupils will be getting all of her attention this year and nothing will soften her resolve. Though rations are slim, and work is hard with the men away, Evie knows she's lucky to have her friends and family around her - even if they don't always agree on each other's choices in fashion, hobbies or love. They have supported her through a broken heart more than once so she knows they'll stick together even when there are new suitors, new babies or new jobs to contend with. But as the snow falls, Evie realises it might be harder than she thought to put the past behind her and find her happy ending. And when the trauma of war is felt even in the usually peaceful village, will Evie and those she cares about emerge unscathed?

The Mermaid And Mrs Hancock

Author: Imogen Hermes Gowar
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473548012
Size: 15,16 MB
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'A cracking historical novel – with a twinge of the surreal – about passion and obsession' The Times SHORLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock finds one of his captains waiting eagerly on his doorstep. He has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock’s marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society, where he meets Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on... and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course. What will be the cost of their ambitions? And will they be able to escape the legendary destructive power a mermaid is said to possess?

The Witches Of Eastwick

Author: John Updike
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141912952
Size: 18,94 MB
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The air of Eastwick breeds witches - women whose powerful longings can stir up thunderstorms and fracture domestic peace. Jane, Alexandra and Sukie, divorced and dangerous, have formed a coven. Into the void of Eastwick breezes Darryl Van Horne, a charismatic magus of a man who entrances the trio, luring them to his mansions...

The Abundant Dreamer

Author: Harold Brodkey
Editor: Jonathan Cape
Size: 19,94 MB
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The New Yorker

Size: 15,35 MB
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Come Back If It Doesn T Get Better

Author: Penelope Gilliatt
Size: 18,23 MB
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Homeland And Other Stories

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Editor: Wheeler Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781587240911
Size: 12,36 MB
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Presents a selection of stories featuring characters bound by a strong sense of place and the ties of love and family history.