Her work has appeared in publications including the Scotsman, Scotland on
Sunday, Financial Times, Psychologies magazine, PEN International, The Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping, Poetry London, The Poetry of Sex, and has been ...
Author: Sarah Salway
Publisher: Dean Street Press
'Do you remember that first time we met? It was in the old studio in Brunson Road. How much did we miss, love, by not being together?'In the early 1960s, Maureen Griffiths, married with children, accompanies a friend to a modelling shoot, never intending to be in front of the camera herself. But after meeting photographer Martin Morris, Maureen is transformed - and Martin quickly falls for her. It is forty years later. Shortly after Maureen's death, Martin moves into Pilgrim House, a retirement home, in part because Maureen's husband, George, is also a resident there. Through the letters he continues to write to Maureen, Martin reveals a lifetime of tireless devotion to his one true love. He is also determined to figure out why she stayed with her difficult, demanding husband. So with the aid of some of the colourful residents of Pilgrim House, Martin delves into the secrets of Maureen's family and becomes increasingly entwined in the complicated life that Maureen built to shield herself.Told through letters, emails, and other missives, Getting The Picture is an irresistible, funny and deeply moving novel of family secrets, regrets, and abiding love, with all the author's sly wit and powers of observation on full displayThis novel is Dean Street Press's entry for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.Praise for Getting The Picture'Getting The Picture astutely probes the quotidian eeriness of that other planet that is old age and a life recollected. Marvelous.' William Gibson'The best novels seduce the reader, so allow the wonderful chorus of voices in Sarah Salway's Getting The Picture to do just that. Let them whisper secrets, plans and mysteries; of the past, of the present. Let their possible futures come into focus for a celebratory final picture. This novel is uplifting, sinister and beautiful.' Tiffany Murray'One of the smartest, wittiest writers of present times, and I recommend anything by her. Getting The Picture is just great. I couldn't get through a page without smiling or laughing aloud... there is one photography session where an old man and woman meet with a camera between them that is riveting; Salway adds layers to it in the retelling, so that the poignancy of the event overtakes the humor. I can't stop thinking about the state of mind of the 79 year old woman who lowers her shirt for the camera. All these old people still want to be seen, and to reveal themselves. Salway is a wonder at detail - small moments from all her books are permanently embedded in my mind. Don't know how she does it, but it's marvelous.' Alice Elliott Dark'Sarah Salway is an astonishingly smart writer. Her fiction is always beautifully structured, touching and clever. She manages the trick of creating characters you care about in stories you admire. I can't wait to see what she does next.' Neil Gaiman
His confusion soon turned to joy as he saw the item sitting on the freight pallet in
the corner of the hangar, “thank you Jesus, thank you for showing mercy on one
tired pilot." After the ants had built Jake and Laura's house on Virago 4, his loving
wife had questioned why the house came complete ... ”Every part on this vehicle
can be duplicated with the exception of the rubber tires in the ant's machine shop.
Author: JW Luff
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
When Jake first arrived on Virago 4, he found a world that had been destroyed by war 30 centuries ago. Before his first tour ended he’d discovered what had caused the planet’s destruction. On his next trip he discovered the terrible truth of why it had happened. And now he and the rest of the inhabitants of this world are going to find out who caused it all. A creature known by the ancient people of Earth as the Destroyer; it has no problem wiping out an entire planetary population for profit. And now just as it was about to collect on an endeavor that has spanned thousands of years, its property along with the profit was stolen. It knows who is to blame; the human Jake Simms, and it’s time to deal with these creatures once and for all. But first it will do a little recruiting on the humans’ home world. It has discovered someone from Jake’s past. They shouldn’t be too hard to convince. Besides revenge is such an excellent motivator.
There's little actual story to Arlington Park a coffee morning , a visit to a shopping
mall ( ' purgatory ' ) and Christine's final dinner ... Spectator Bookshop £ 20.50 (
inc UK p & p only ) SO The Joy of Eating The Virago Book of Food Edited by Jill ...
Read the book . PAUL BARKER JOY MELVILLE “ I don't see the point of feminist books , ” ment like , " but I'm sick to death of the ghetto of feminist bookshops and
shelves . says Colin Haycraft of Duckworth . “ I way women's legs so often ...
... back home , but there are also some worthwhile items to be had , depending
on your preferences and pocket - book . Linens are a major commodity in
Chinatown . In recent years quilts made in Asian sweatshops , based on
traditional American quilt patterns , have also entered the ... AMY TAN The huge
success of Amy Tan's rich , engrossing first novel , The Joy Luck Club , in 1989
had repercussions ...
Author: Harriet Swift
Publisher: Rdr Books
From Gertrude Stein to Whoopi Goldberg to Dianne Feinstein, San Francisco is virtually synonymous with independent women. Harriet Swift has captured the special delights of the Bay Area. Her book is filled with cultural insights, offbeat travel tips & delightful armchair reading. This comprehensive guide offers in-depth coverage while emphasizing the cultural diversity that makes San Francisco one of the the world's most lovable cities.
The shop is as enchanting as the products . Trees shoot up through wooden
balconies and classical music soothes children poring over handmade folk toys ,
stuffed animals , and books of fairy tales and mythology . ... Don't postpone joy !
Author: Josie Barnard
Offers women travelers advice on visiting New York, and describes points of interest related to women's history
A Virago Modern Classic Patricia Highsmith. name. house, Eddie ... She struck
again at some jagged pieces of glass at the edges, but Eddie was already
through, chattering with joy. ... The shopping center was called Miracle Buy. She
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Highsmith writes the verbal equivalent of a drug - easy to consume, darkly euphoric, totally addictive . . . (She) belongs in the moody company of Dostoevsky or Angela Carter' Time Out Nowhere is Patricia Highsmith's affinity for animals more apparent than in The Animal-Lover's Book of Beastly Murder, for here she transfers the murderous thoughts and rages most associated with humans onto the animals themselves. ou will meet, for example, in 'In the Dead of Truffle Season', a truffle-hunting pig who tries to whet his own appetite for a while; or Jumbo in 'Chorus Girl's Absolutely Final Performance', a lonely, old circus elephant who decides she's had enough of show business and cruel trainers for one lifetime. In this satirical reprise of Kafka, cats, dogs, and breeding rodents are no longer ordinary beings in the happy home, but actually have the power to destroy the world in which we live.
... AMSTERDAM It may be a far cry from Mrs Beeton , The Joy of Sex and
Women's Pleasure , but Dutch women have been well informed for years . ...
Although Cats was a traditionalist , his books do reflect the more liberal attitude to
women emerging at the beginning of the seventeenth century . ... Antique shops
run the entire length of Nieuwe Spiegelstraat and down the neighbouring
Author: Catherine Stebbings
Publisher: Rdr Books
Amsterdam is a city particularly hospitable to women. Dutch women opened the world's first birth control clinic & managed Rembrandt's artistic career. Modern Amsterdam boasts beautiful flower markets, peaceful cafe life, incredible museums & unrivaled cycling. Catherine Stebbings captures all of the sights & sounds of a city that will be particularly welcoming to women travelers.
A Virago Modern Classic Rumer Godden. couldn't go home – my mother and
father ... I couldn't do this– this– in my lodging so I went to a shop. It was one of
those big shops with departments on all floors. It hadstairs aswellas liftsand onthe
Author: Rumer Godden
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Sisters of Béthanie, a French order of Dominican nuns, dedicate themselves to caring for the outcasts of society - criminals, prostitutes and drug addicts. Lise, an English girl who after the liberation of Paris was employed in one of the city's smartest brothels and rose to become a successful madame, finds herself joining the Sisters. Master storyteller Rumer Godden weaves a deeply moving tale of Lise's prison sentence, her conversion and the agonising work among women whose traumatic experiences often outstrip even her own.
These events are all organised locally often by women working extra long hours
at their jobs in bookshops and public libraries - in order to ... WOMEN ' S
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women express the joy , fascination and ... A remarkable , candid and
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Now let her visit her neighbors , go shopping , call upon the poor , and walk for
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hope that are in the possession of that woman whose heart is right in its highest
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One cannot take sides in these matters, though it is tricky, especially as Mildred, teetering on the edge of spinsterhood, has a soft spot for dashing young Rockingham Napier. This is Barbara Pym's world at its funniest and most touching.
Author: Barbara Pym
Publisher: Hachette UK
'One of the most endearingly amusing English novels of the twentieth century' Alexander McCall Smith Mildred Lathbury is one of those 'excellent women' who is often taken for granted. She is a godsend, 'capable of dealing with most of the stock situations of life - birth, marriage, death, the successful jumble sales, the garden fete spoilt by bad weather'. As such, she often gets herself embroiled in other people's lives - especially those of her glamorous new neighbours, the Napiers, whose marriage seems to be on the rocks. One cannot take sides in these matters, though it is tricky, especially as Mildred, teetering on the edge of spinsterhood, has a soft spot for dashing young Rockingham Napier. This is Barbara Pym's world at its funniest and most touching. 'I pick up her books with joy, as though I were meeting an old, dear friend who comforts me, extends my vision and makes me roar with laughter' Jilly Cooper