Author: Pip Harry
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
View: 4090Kate Elliot isn't trying to fit in--that's the whole point of being a goth, isn't it? Everything about her--from her hair to her clothes--screams different and the girls at her school give her a wide berth. How can Kate be herself, really herself, when she's hiding her big secret? The one that landed her in boarding school in the first place. She's buried it down deep but it always seems to surface. But then sometimes your soul mates sneak up on you in the most unlikely of places. Like Norris Grammar Boarding School for Girls, where's she's serving a life sentence, no parole, because her parents kicked her out. So, how do you take that first step and reveal your secrets when you're not sure that people want to see the real you?
Author: Tony Judt
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 3826A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year "It might be thought the height of poor taste to ascribe good fortune to a healthy man with a young family struck down at the age of sixty by an incurable degenerative disorder from which he must shortly die. But there is more than one sort of luck. To fall prey to a motor neuron disease is surely to have offended the Gods at some point, and there is nothing more to be said. But if you must suffer thus, better to have a well-stocked head." -Tony Judt The Memory Chalet is a memoir unlike any you have ever read before. Each essay charts some experience or remembrance of the past through the sieve of Tony Judt's prodigious mind. His youthful love of a particular London bus route evolves into a reflection on public civility and interwar urban planning. Memories of the 1968 student riots of Paris meander through the divergent sex politics of Europe, before concluding that his generation "was a revolutionary generation, but missed the revolution." A series of road trips across America lead not just to an appreciation of American history, but to an eventual acquisition of citizenship. Foods and trains and long-lost smells all compete for Judt's attention; but for us, he has forged his reflections into an elegant arc of analysis. All as simply and beautifully arranged as a Swiss chalet-a reassuring refuge deep in the mountains of memory.
An Ellie Haskell Mystery
Author: Dorothy Cannell
View: 5070Ellie Haskell goes back to school in the “thoroughly entertaining series” (Cosmopolitan) that began with The Thin Woman. From Agatha Award nominee Dorothy Cannell, this delightful mystery is an education . . . in murder. “Ellie, the headmistress wants to see you.” Words to strike terror in the heart of any inmate of St. Roberta’s boarding school. Fortunately for Ellie Haskell, she is no longer a pudgy, wayward pupil but a happily married mother and interior designer with a beautiful home by the sea. Rather, Ellie has been summoned thanks to her reputation as an amateur sleuth. The headmistress, Mrs. Battle, has requested Ellie’s help in the investigation into the disappearance of a coveted lacrosse trophy. Unless the prize is found, someone will succeed in dealing the school a great deal of embarrassment. So, despite her less-than-rosy memories of her alma mater, Ellie begins snooping around St. Roberta’s—only to have her homecoming spoiled by the suspicious death of the recently retired games mistress, Ms. Chips. Now, with a killer possibly stalking the halls, Ellie must act fast to have a sporting chance at justice. Praise for Goodbye, Ms. Chips “Engaging Ellie provides a peak at boarding-school charms and horrors while solving one of her more intriguing cases.”—Kirkus Reviews “This humorous cozy is filled with sympathetic characters and an inside look at an English boarding school.”—Booklist Praise for Dorothy Cannell and the Ellie Haskell series “It is the absurd predicaments of her central characters that readers find themselves recalling, and Cannell is cunning at devising outlandish situations for them.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Cannell is a master of subtle wit and humorous asides that lift her cozies to great heights. Before the influx of writers trying to out-humor Janet Evanovich, there was Dorothy Cannell. Long may she write!”—Library Journal
Author: Brent Dyer Elinor M Staff,Elinor Mary Brent-Dyer
Publisher: Twayne Publishers
View: 4142A full-length adult novel set in the district around South Shields dealing with the lives of three women, Oona, Jean and Molly, during their brief period of independence between leaving school and getting married.
Subversion and Challenge in a Traditional, Conservative Literary Genre
Author: Judith Humphrey
Publisher: Academica PressLlc
Category: Literary Collections
View: 6439An analysis of the English girls' school story as a literary site that deeply challenges and subverts traditional societal constructions while providing images of liberation and self-creation for girls and women assesses the influence of factors ranging from war and sports to imperial decline and evolving notions of love.
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Little, Brown
View: 9931The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece-a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire. Through the story of Charles Ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities. At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber, Brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh's early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity.
Author: Susan Howatch
View: 5475When Nicholas Darrow follows his father into the Anglican priesthood in 1968 at the age of twenty-five, he is fleeing a troubled past. But when his fascination with his own psychic powers results in a near-tragedy, Nicholas must face the truth about his relationship with his father before he can find his way out of the seemingly impenetrable darkness that engulfs him. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Enid Blyton,Dudley Wynne
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 8136Follow the adventures of Mike, Peggy, Nora, Jack and their friend Prince Paul as they discover mysterious goings on in one of Blyton's most exciting and adventurous stories.
Author: Peter O'Donnell
View: 8811El Mico controls every major crime along the Mediterranean, yet does he exist? Modesty Blaise sets out to fulfil the wishes of a dying friend, watched by El Mico who believes that she will lead him to a prize of immeasurable value. Travelling from Tangier to Paris, from Corsica into the Atlas mountains where Modesty must enter Xanadu, El Mico's palace, and defeat his soldiers in gladiatorial duels to the death.
Author: Anthony Powell
Publisher: Random House
View: 7967The third novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time. A Dance to the Music of Time chronicles the lives of over three hundred characters, and is a unique evocation of life in twentieth-century England. It is unrivalled for its scope, its humour and the enormous pleasure it has given to generations. The Acceptance World follows Nicholas Jenkins, Kenneth Widmerpool and others, as they negotiate the intellectual, cultural and social hurdles which stand between them and the 'Acceptance World'.
Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Random House
Category: Business & Economics
View: 3077A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
Author: Rachel Carley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 3430Displays the inner and outer appeal of rustic American home design, in everything from actual home architecture to the furniture found in the popular catalogs of companies such as L.L. Bean and Eddie Bauer