This paractical resource helps parents guide their children toward college and occupation choices relevant to today's economy, without micromanaging or hounding.
By the end of the 1920s domestic service remained the largest female occupation in Britain. We view it today as an undesirable job, owing to the class divide it has come to represent, and this is reflected in the portrayals of mistresses and servants in books and on the screen in such dramas as Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey. But what do we really know about how girls felt when taking up these positions in other people's houses, or how they were treated? Pamela Horn uses first-hand accounts and reminiscences, as well as official records and newspaper reports, to extract the truth about the lives and status of men and women in domestic service from 1900 to 1939.
L'intreccio del racconto, la trama avvincente, i colpi di scena che si susseguono, la suspense che avvince il lettore fino all'ultima pagina: sono questi gli ingredienti di un buon giallo, e ben pochi scrittori hanno saputo padroneggiarli con la stessa abilità e sapienza di Edgar Wallace. Questo volume raccoglie la produzione migliore del grande autore inglese: dieci casi appassionanti, dieci crimini intricati, dieci matasse da sbrogliare in cui Wallace, con inventiva sempre nuova, costruisce altrettante situazioni criminose diversissime. Una sfida sempre nuova per il lettore, che potrà affinare e misurare il proprio acume investigativo, potrà nutrire e saziare il proprio desiderio del brivido nelle pagine dello scrittore che più di ogni altro ha fatto del poliziesco un genere ormai classico. Contiene: L’enigma della candela ritorta (The Clue of the Twisted Candle) La valle degli spiriti (The Valley of Ghost) Il cerchio scarlatto (The Crimson Circle) L’enigma dello spillo (The Clue of the New Pin) Il mistero delle tre querce (The Three Oak Mistery) La porta delle sette chiavi (The Door with Seven Lock) Lo smeraldo maledetto (The Square Emerald) La porta del traditore (The Traitor’s Gate) L’orma gigante (Big Foot) Il laccio rosso (The Frightened Lady)
Welcome to beautiful Palermo Bay, where the witches are fierce ...and the biscotti is to die for. Violetta "Etta" Massoni is an Italian witch living and working with her overbearing family in the sleepy seaside town of Palermo Bay. Healing from tragedy, she wants nothing to do with the magic she was born with.
Etta soon finds herself forced into the world of magic that she had resisted for so long. The peaceful calm of her community is shattered by a string of attacks that leaves fifteen people trapped in their dreams.
An ominous magic task force is sent to investigate, with Etta as their number one suspect. Her family has never been able to mind their own business, and they aren’t about to start now! Dragging her grandmother from crime scenes will be the least of her worries. Join Etta and the whole Massoni girl gang on a perilous, hilarious adventure filled with magic, myth, and minestrone!
Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels were some of the most celebrated works of fiction of the past decade. Ecstatic praise came from a wide range of admirers, from literary superstars such as Zadie Smith, Francine Prose, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Michael Chabon to pop-culture icons such as Anthony Bourdain and January Jones. Now St. Aubyn returns with a hilariously smart send-up of a certain major British literary award. The judges on the panel of the Elysian Prize for Literature must get through hundreds of submissions to find the best book of the year. Meanwhile, a host of writers are desperate for Elysian attention: the brilliant writer and serial heartbreaker Katherine Burns; the lovelorn debut novelist Sam Black; and Bunjee, convinced that his magnum opus, The Mulberry Elephant, will take the literary world by storm. Things go terribly wrong when Katherine’s publisher accidentally submits a cookery book in place of her novel; one of the judges finds himself in the middle of a scandal; and Bunjee, aghast to learn his book isn’t on the short list, seeks revenge. Lost for Words is a witty, fabulously entertaining satire that cuts to the quick of some of the deepest questions about the place of art in our celebrity-obsessed culture, and asks how we can ever hope to recognize real talent when everyone has an agenda.
SATISFYING NATALIE - An Erotic Romance Do YOU want to read a real erotic romance? Then this erotic short story is for you! What do you do when you're passionately in love with someone and they reject you? Do you hate them? Do you try and get back at them? Or do you do what Larry does in this hot romance of just over 20,000 words? This story is completely different from nearly everything else you'll find in the adult stories genre. First of all, it's written by a man and told from the man's point of view. But that doesn't mean you won't feel for the woman, who is really the star. And the steamy sex scenes are every bit as erotic as when experienced through a woman's perspective. Disclaimer: If you're looking for vampire-squids, sadomasochism or arrogant billionaires, then you won't find them here. What you will find is a strangely compelling, gritty xxx love story written by a published author (offline and online) and featuring two people - one an ordinary English male (Larry) who falls in love with a far from ordinary woman called Natalie.
Everyone says she is out of his class and that he really doesn't stand a chance. She's stunningly beautiful and he knows she could have any man she wanted.
And he knows there's something else about her, but he can't figure out what it is. Determined to win her over, but facing overwhelming odds, Larry has to summon all his courage just to make the first move. Once he does, it's clear Natalie has a secret that prevents her from having a normal relationship with a man. Only if he has extraordinary powers of persistence and understanding will he manage to find out what it is. And if he does, can he help her and thereby make her his own? PLEASE NOTE: This erotic short story contains explicit language and forthright descriptions of straight sexual acts, a certain amount of man-talk, plus a few examples of Cockney rhyming slang. If you are under 18 or if any of this is liable to offend you then please do not purchase this book. NOT a 'holiday romance', but set in the working areas of an English seaside holiday camp in the mid 1960s, this powerful, uninhibited love story is told in graphic, erotic detail where appropriate, and you will find yourself reading it again and again, as much for the romance as for the eroticism. And yes, it does have a HEA.