Mr Loverman

Author: Mary Lyons

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 145926875X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Jack Wilder had three golden rules: 1) Never mix business with pleasure. Unfortunately he had broken that one the moment he met Laura Parker. The fact that she worked for him was easily fixed. 2) Love them and leave them… The press didn't call Jack Mr Loverman for nothing. Laura had fallen for his casual seduction, only to find herself sacked for sleeping with the boss! 3) Never underestimate the competitions. Laura was determined that she wasn't going to be just another notch on Jack's bedpost! She wanted revenge! Jack Wilder would just have to add another rule to his list—that hell had no fury like a woman scorned! A special treat for Valentine's Day from the bestselling author of The Yuletide Bride and Dark and Dangerous.
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Mr Loverman

Author: Bernardine Evaristo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241963915

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Bernardine Evaristo's Mr Loverman: 'Brokeback Mountain with ackee and saltfish and old people' Dawn French Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventy-four and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's lived in Hackney since the sixties. A flamboyant, wise-cracking local character with a dapper taste in retro suits and a fondness for quoting Shakespeare, Barrington is a husband, father and grandfather - but he is also secretly homosexual, lovers with his great childhood friend, Morris. His deeply religious and disappointed wife, Carmel, thinks he sleeps with other women. When their marriage goes into meltdown, Barrington wants to divorce Carmel and live with Morris, but after a lifetime of fear and deception, will he manage to break away? Mr Loverman is a ground-breaking exploration of Britain's older Caribbean community, which explodes cultural myths and fallacies and shows the extent of what can happen when people fear the consequences of being true to themselves. Praise for Bernardine Evaristo: 'One of Britain's most innovative authors . . . Bernardine Evaristo always dares to be different' New Nation 'Evaristo remains an undeniably bold and energetic writer, whose world view is anything but one-dimensional' Sunday Times 'Audacious genre-bending, in-yer-face wit and masterly retellings of underwritten corners of history are the hallmarks of Evaristo's work' New Statesman Bernardine Evaristo is the author of three critically acclaimed 'verse novels' - Lara, The Emperor's Babe (which won the Arts Council Award in 2000) and Soul Tourists. Mr Loverman is her second prose novel, after 2008's Blonde Roots. Evaristo is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts, and was awarded an MBE in 2009. She lives in London.
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Mr. Loverman

Author: Bernardine Evaristo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617752896

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Barrington Jedidiah Walker is 74 and leads a double life. A flamboyant, wisecracking character with a dapper taste in retro suits and a fondness for Shakespeare, Barrington is a husband, father, grandfather—and also secretly gay, lovers with his childhood friend, Morris. With an abundance of laugh-out-loud humor and wit, Evaristo explodes cultural myths and shows the extent of what can happen when people fear the consequences of being true to themselves.
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"Maracatu Atômico"

Tradition, Modernity, and Postmodernity in the Mangue Movement of Recife, Brazil

Author: Philip Galinsky

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415940221

Category: Music

Page: 228

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"Maracatu Atômico" is the first academic work to investigate the mangue movement, one of Brazil's most vital pop culture trends of the last thirty years, and the related "new music scene" of Northeast Brazil. Contending with the widespread poverty and social problems, mangue places a renewed value on the local environment and its myriad folk traditions while embracing modern, global pop influences and technology. The book provides historical and ethnographic accounts of the movement, analyzes salient examples of folk and pop fusion music, and enters recent debates about postmodernity, globalization, and "world music" in an attempt to understand better how local musicians in one "Third World" region interact within a more global cultural system.
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FROM THE STREETS TO THE SHEETS

Author: Tony Jackson

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1634171519

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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Young Jimmy Johnson was just minding his business one day when he suddenly stumbled upon a package. His eyes lit up when he recognized what was inside. Since that fateful day, Jimmy and his best friend P-Nut started making a living selling dangerous substances off the streets. They started out small, but then their clientele grew, and they started earning more and more. They found out it was easy making money off selling, so that’s just what they did. With the money came the ego, and pretty soon, Jimmy started living a very promiscuous and dangerous lifestyle, getting together with all kinds of girls and not sticking with just one. He played with these girls’ feelings, making them believe they were the only one when he really was running around with others. Life seemed perfect for Jimmy when one day, the street game caught up with him, and he found himself in jail. To top everything off, his lies were finally found out by the one woman that he truly loved, and she decides to leave him.
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The Emperor's Babe

A Novel

Author: Bernardine Evaristo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904623

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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'Wildly entertaining, deeply affecting' Ali Smith, author of How to be both and Autumn A coming-of-age tale to make the muses themselves roar with laughter and weep for pity -- sassy, razor-sharp and transformative -- from the acclaimed author of Mr Loverman Londinium, AD 211. Zuleika is a modern girl living in an ancient world. She's a back-alley firecracker, a scruffy Nubian babe with tangled hair and bare feet - and she's just been married off a fat old Roman. Life as a teenage bride is no joke but Zeeks is a born survivor. She knows this city like the back of her hand: its slave girls and drag queens, its shining villas and rotting slums. She knows how to get by. Until one day she catches the eye of the most powerful man on earth, the Roman Emperor, and her trouble really starts... Silver-tongued and merry-eyed, this is a story in song and verse, a joyful mash-up of today and yesterday. Kaleidoscoping distant past and vivid present, The Emperor's Babe asks what it means to be a woman and to survive in this thrilling, brutal, breathless world.
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Black and Blue

How Racism, Drugs and Cancer Almost Destroyed Me

Author: Paul Canoville

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755364783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

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Paul Canovilles story is one of extreme racist bigotry, shattering career-ending injury, a decline into drug abuse, battles against cancer, family tragedy and a determination to beat the odds. Canoville was Chelsea's first black first-team player, making his debut in 1982. But as he warmed up on the touchline, his own supporters began chanting 'We don't want the nigger!' The racist bile continued whenever he played, but within a year he had won over the terraces with his explosive pace and skill. Canoville fell out with the Chelsea board and moved to Reading in 1986, where injury suddenly ended his career at the age of 24. This started a downward spiral including the death of his baby in his arms, two bouts of life-threatening lymph cancer, drug abuse and homelessness. But Canoville fought back. In this explosive and shocking story, Paul finally explains why, despite everything, he is more positive than ever and has remained a fervent Chelsea fan all his life. This is a story of hope - eventually - overcoming adversity.
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