The Boy Is Back In Town

The Boy is Back in Town PDF
Author: Nina Harrington
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459226135
Size: 25.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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There was a time when the devastatingly sexy Ethan Chandler left Marigold Chance blushing and tongue-tied but thankfully, that's all in the past. Now that the ice-cool international yachtsman has sailed smoothly back into her life, she's determined to show him that the ugly duckling's become a thoroughly modern swan—a beautiful, driven businesswoman with no time for him! Yet Ethan seems equally determined to ruffle her perfectly groomed feathers and show her what she's been missing out on….

Alexander Mcqueen

Alexander McQueen PDF
Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476776733
Size: 65.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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"A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, [this book] tells the complete sensational story [of designer Alexander McQueen], and includes never-before-seen photos. Those closest to the designer--his family, friends, and lovers--have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him. 'There's blood beneath every layer of skin, ' McQueen once said. Andrew Wilson's biography ... dispels myths, corrects inaccuracies, and offers new insights into McQueen's private life and the source of his creative genius"--

I Want To Get Married

I Want to Get Married  PDF
Author: Ghada Abdel Aal
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292723970
Size: 34.73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Family & Relationships
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Based on the author's blog, Ayzah atjawaz.

Gods And Kings

Gods and Kings PDF
Author: Dana Thomas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101617950
Size: 60.95 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue to reference. Their approach to fashion was wildly different—Galliano began as an illustrator, McQueen as a Savile Row tailor. Galliano led the way with his sensual bias-cut gowns and his voluptuous hourglass tailoring, which he presented in romantic storybook-like settings. McQueen, though nearly ten years younger than Galliano, was a brilliant technician and a visionary artist who brought a new reality to fashion, as well as an otherworldly beauty. For his first official collection at the tender age of twenty-three, McQueen did what few in fashion ever achieve: he invented a new silhouette, the Bumster. They had similar backgrounds: sensitive, shy gay men raised in tough London neighborhoods, their love of fashion nurtured by their doting mothers. Both struggled to get their businesses off the ground, despite early critical success. But by 1997, each had landed a job as creative director for couture houses owned by French tycoon Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH. Galliano’s and McQueen’s work for Dior and Givenchy and beyond not only influenced fashion; their distinct styles were also reflected across the media landscape. With their help, luxury fashion evolved from a clutch of small, family-owned businesses into a $280 billion-a-year global corporate industry. Executives pushed the designers to meet increasingly rapid deadlines. For both Galliano and McQueen, the pace was unsustainable. In 2010, McQueen took his own life three weeks before his womens' wear show. The same week that Galliano was fired, Forbes named Arnault the fourth richest man in the world. Two months later, Kate Middleton wore a McQueen wedding gown, instantly making the house the world’s most famous fashion brand, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a wildly successful McQueen retrospective, cosponsored by the corporate owners of the McQueen brand. The corporations had won and the artists had lost. In her groundbreaking work Gods and Kings, acclaimed journalist Dana Thomas tells the true story of McQueen and Galliano. In so doing, she reveals the revolution in high fashion in the last two decades—and the price it demanded of the very ones who saved it.

The Killing Of The Tinkers

The Killing of the Tinkers PDF
Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429902342
Size: 31.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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When Jack Taylor blew town at the end of The Guards his alcoholism was a distant memory and sober dreams of a new life in London were shining in his eyes. In the opening pages of The Killing of the Tinkers, Jack's back in Galway a year later with a new leather jacket on his back, a pack of smokes in his pocket, a few grams of coke in his waistband, and a pint of Guinness on his mind. So much for new beginnings. Before long he's sunk into his old patterns, lifting his head from the bar only every few days, appraising his surroundings for mere minutes and then descending deep into the alcoholic, drug-induced fugue he prefers to the real world. But a big gypsy walks into the bar one day during a moment of Jack's clarity and changes all that with a simple request. Jack knows the look in this man's eyes, a look of hopelessness mixed with resolve topped off with a quietly simmering rage; he's seen it in the mirror. Recognizing a kindred soul, Jack agrees to help him, knowing but not admitting that getting involved is going to lead to more bad than good. But in Jack Taylor's world bad and good are part and parcel of the same lost cause, and besides, no one ever accused Jack of having good sense. Ken Bruen wowed critics and readers alike when he introduced Jack Taylor in The Guards; he'll blow them away with The Killing of the Tinkers, a novel of gritty brilliance that cements Bruen's place among the greats of modern crime fiction.

The Husband School

The Husband School PDF
Author: Kristine Rolofson
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460319133
Size: 29.75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Turning bachelors into Casanovas, one cowboy at a time Meg Ripley may run the local diner, but she has never been one to get involved in the small-town craziness of Willing, Montana. Now suddenly she's entangled in it? In addition to harboring a pregnant runaway, she's been enlisted to transform scruffy bachelor cowboys into husband material for a reality dating show. Including her ex-boyfriend, and the only man she's ever allowed herself to love, Owen MacGregor. Owen is still devastatingly handsome, and the passion between them hasn't faded with time. Unfortunately, neither have the issues that drove them apart. But that doesn't mean Meg is ready to turn him into the perfect man for someone else! Because despite their past, Meg suspects that Owen is still the one.

Jesus Boy

Jesus Boy PDF
Author: Preston L. Allen
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1936070588
Size: 79.93 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 369
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“A consummate tragicomedy of African American family secrets and sorrows, and of faith under duress…a shout-hallelujah tale of transgression and grace.”—Booklist Sixteen-year-old Elwyn Parker is a member of the austere community of Christian believers at the Church of Our Blessed Redeemer Who Walked Upon the Waters, a devout and sincere piano prodigy who learns too late that the saintly girl he has had a crush on all his life is inexplicably pregnant and soon to be wed. Then the beautiful forty-two-year-old widow, Sister Morrisohn, in the midst of the confused emotions of her grieving, ends up in Elwyn's arms. Despite the problems posed by their age difference and the strict prohibitions of their strong religious beliefs, Elwyn and Sister Morrisohn's love is true, and as it grows among the ascetics, abstainers, and holy ghost rollers of their church, it exposes with wit, poignancy, and insight the dark secrets and ancient crimes of the pious. In Jesus Boy, “by turns solemn and funny” (The New York Times), Elwyn learns through tragedy and epiphany that the holy are no different from the rest of us. “Heartfelt and occasionally hilarious, Jesus Boy is a tender masterpiece.”—Dennis Lehane, New York Times-bestselling author of Mystic River and Since We Fell

The Boy Is Back

The Boy Is Back PDF
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006266977X
Size: 48.19 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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In this brand-new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a scandal brings a young man back home to the small town, crazy family, and first love he left behind. Reed Stewart thought he’d left all his small town troubles—including a broken heart—behind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, ten years ago to become rich and famous on the professional golf circuit. Then one tiny post on the Internet causes all of those troubles to return . . . with a vengeance. Becky Flowers has worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but she’s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him when he returns—until his family hires her to save his parents. Now Reed and Becky can’t avoid one another—or the memories of that one fateful night. And soon everything they thought they knew about themselves (and each other) has been turned upside down, and they—and the entire town of Bloomville—might never be the same, all because The Boy Is Back.

Confessions Of A Small Town Girl

Confessions of a Small Town Girl PDF
Author: Christine Flynn
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459224965
Size: 57.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Dear Diary, Sam MacInnes is back in town. He's still so gorgeous, but there's a haunted look in his eyes. People say he's a cop now—he must see some awful things on the job. I used to have the biggest crush on him! He never noticed me, but I wrote all about him in my old diary. My hair curls every time I think of someone reading it! All those dreams of passionate kisses and more… Can you imagine that getting out? Only problem is, the local rumor mill says that he's remodeling the very house where I hid the diary. I've just got to get it back before Sam finds it—what would he think of me if he discovered all my secret desires?

Sawyer S Special Delivery

Sawyer s Special Delivery PDF
Author: Nicole Foster
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459224981
Size: 39.74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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AN EMT IN SHINING ARMOR… Sawyer Morente's specialty was saving damsels in distress. But Maya Rainbow wasn't his typical rescue: The hippie girl he barely remembered from high school had transformed into a woman unlike any he'd ever known. And when a car accident forced Sawyer to deliver Maya's premature baby, his professional concern for the boy soon blossomed into something more…for the child's mother. Strong-willed and stubborn, Maya always stood on her own two feet. But having a shoulder to lean on felt good and having the rest of Sawyer would be even better. Still, Maya had long ago stopped dreaming of a prince on a white horse…. But wait…! Was that galloping she heard in the distance…?

Lincoln

Lincoln PDF
Author: Gore Vidal
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307784231
Size: 67.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 672
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Lincoln is the cornerstone of Gore Vidal's fictional American chronicle, which includes Burr, 1876, Washington, D.C., Empire, and Hollywood. It opens early on a frozen winter morning in 1861, when President-elect Abraham Lincoln slips into Washington, flanked by two bodyguards. The future president is in disguise, for there is talk of a plot to murder him. During the next four years there will be numerous plots to murder this man who has sworn to unite a disintegrating nation. Isolated in a ramshackle White House in the center of a proslavery city, Lincoln presides over a fragmenting government as Lee's armies beat at the gates. In this profoundly moving novel, a work of epic proportions and intense human sympathy, Lincoln is observed by his loved ones and his rivals. The cast of characters is almost Dickensian: politicians, generals, White House aides, newspapermen, Northern and Southern conspirators, amiably evil bankers, and a wife slowly going mad. Vidal's portrait of the president is at once intimate and monumental, stark and complex, drawn with the wit, grace, and authority of one of the great historical novelists. With a new Introduction by the author. From the Hardcover edition.

Strange Seas And Shores

Strange Seas and Shores PDF
Author: Avram Davidson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575127961
Size: 24.60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 219
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A collection of some of the best short story work from the Hugo and World Fantasy Award winning author. This short story collection contains: Sacheverell; Take Wooden Indians; The Vat; The Tail Tied Kings; Paramount Ulj; A Bottle Full of Kismet; The Goobers; Dr Morris Goldpepper Returns; The Certificate; Ogre in the Vly; Apres Nous; Climacteric; Yo Ho and Up; The Sixty Third Street Station; The House the Blakeneys Built; The Power of Every Root; and The Sources of the Nile.

Is This The Real Life

Is This the Real Life  PDF
Author: Mark Blake
Publisher: Aurum
ISBN: 1845136594
Size: 50.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Queen are unique among the great rock bands. It is nearly twenty years since frontman Freddie Mercury’s death brought the band to an end – yet their fanbase remains massive. They appeal equally to men and women. Their fans are just as likely to be teenagers too young to have been born when the band were still touring and making records (thanks not least to the huge success of the musical We Will Rock You). And their musical history is one of constant reinvention – from heavy metal and prog rock to disco pop, stadium anthems and even jazz influences. Now, Mark Blake, the experienced Mojo journalist who wrote Aurum’s bestselling book on Pink Floyd, has written the definitive history. Having already interviewed the surviving band members over the years, he has now tracked down dozens and dozens of new interviewees, from Queen’s first long-forgotten bass players to Freddie Mercury’s schoolmates in Isleworth, Middlesex, to trace Queen’s long career from their very first gawky performances in St Helens through their sensational stage-stealing appearance on Live Aid to the band’s collaboration with Paul Rodgers at the beginning of the century. Full of fascinating new revelations – especially about the improbable transformation of a shy Asian schoolboy called Bulsara into the outrageous-living hedonist that was Freddie Mercury - this is a book every Queen fan will want to have.