Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472264541

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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A Chronicles of St Mary's short story that is sure to entertain. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. It's not easy being a rebel. So many new skills to assimilate. Never mind strategic planning, weapons expertise and the like - there's bicycle-stealing, oil-stain removal and boat steering to be mastered first. And quickly. It's the time of the Civil Uprisings and two young women set out to make a difference. Their only problem? They don't know where they are. Or where they're going. Or what to do when they get there. Other than that ... Fans of St Mary's will enjoy this glimpse into the past of some of their favourite characters. Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'
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Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472264401

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9095

A Chronicles of St Mary's short story that is sure to entertain. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. Not one to let being banged up in Sick Bay stop her, Max has had a brilliant idea. But she needs Markham to execute it on her behalf. The subject of this cunning plan is Peterson, struggling with another bereavement and not doing very well. What's needed to get him through it is sympathy, sensitivity, tact and understanding. Step forward Mr Markham, for whom sympathy, sensitivity, etc., are things that happen to other people. Combine a fanatic from R&D, a head of Security with his own problems, a steam-pump, two historians who can't even be in the same room as each other, some fractious Protestants and a large body of very dirty water. Told in Markham's own words, this is the story of an intervention - St Mary's style. Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'
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Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472264517

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4952

A Chronicles of St Mary's short story that is sure to entertain. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. You don't have to travel through time to experience catastrophe on an epic scale, as the disaster-magnets from St Mary's are about to find out... For Max, what starts off as a perfectly normal week is about to degenerate into a quagmire of egotistical film producers, monumental pub crawls, unsigned contracts, exploding rocks, Professor Rapson and his megaphone, the world's biggest bacon butty - and Angus - the third component of the most notorious love triangle since Menelaus, Paris and Whatshername - the one with the face they launched ships off. A Perfect Storm of calamity, devastation and misfortune only ever encountered at St Mary's. Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'
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The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series

Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 1786152355

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1045

In print for the very first time, The Long and Short of It collects 8 unmissable short stories from the international bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series. With introductions plus the brand new short story, A Perfect Storm. When a Child is Born – A jump back to 1066 to witness the coronation of William the Conqueror goes slightly astray. Roman Holiday – Max and her team become spectacularly involved with Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and a basket of confused asps. Christmas Present – An attempt to rescue lost historians involving an enraged pig and Boudicca herself. The Very First Damned Thing – From the very beginning of St Mary’s. Discover the truth behind Markham’s stolen furniture and Professor Rapson’s flies. Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings – A gun left behind in Ancient Egypt and a race against time to prevent a catastrophe. The Great St Mary’s Day Out – Hooray! Hooray! It’s a happy holiday. For everyone except Max – the only one with her mind on the job. My Name is Markham – Alfred, the cakes and Mr Markham. The Great British Bake Off it’s not! 'A carnival ride through laughter and tears with a bit of time travel thrown in for spice.' Publishers Weekly
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Roman

Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426440547

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1039

Die englische Bestseller-Autorin Jodi Taylor legt mit „Draußen wartet die Liebe“ einen warmherzigen Frauen-Roman vor, voller poetischer Bilder und britischem Witz. Ihre Heldin Jenny entwickelt sich in dieser charmanten Liebes-Geschichte vom schüchternen Entlein zum selbstbewussten Schwan, von einem Mädchen ohne Freunde zur glücklich verliebten Frau – eine moderne Aschenputtel-Geschichte, anrührend, liebevoll und originell. Wenn man 28 Jahre alt ist und schrecklich schüchtern, furchtbar stottert und von Onkel und Tante quasi vor der Welt versteckt wird, dann braucht es eine gehörige Portion Mut, um das Leben endlich in die eigenen Hände zu nehmen. Doch unterstützt von Thomas, dem wohl zauberhaftesten imaginären Freund der Welt, und von Russel, dem chaotischen Maler mit seinem heruntergekommenen britischen Landhaus und dem Herz voller Liebeskummer, greift Jenny schließlich mit beiden Händen nach dem, was ihr neues Leben werden wird – entschlossen, es nie wieder herzugeben. Ein Liebes-Roman so "very british", gefühlvoll und witzig wie ein Hugh-Grant-Film!
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Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472264509

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9671

A Chronicles of St Mary's short story that is sure to entertain. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. Ever wondered how it all began? It's two years since the final victory at the Battersea Barricades. The fighting might be finished, but for Dr Bairstow, just now setting up St Mary's, the struggle is only beginning. How will he assemble his team? From where will his funding come? How can he overcome the massed ranks of the Society for the Protection of Historical Buildings? How do stolen furniture, a practical demonstration at the Stirrup Charge at Waterloo, students' alcohol-ridden urine, a widowed urban guerrilla, a young man wearing exciting knitwear, and four naked security guards all combine to become the St Mary's of the future? Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'
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The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

Author: Dana Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101617950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 9311

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.
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The Autobiography

Author: Danny Baker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297863428

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2181

The first hilarious volume of comedy writer, journalist, radio DJ and screenwriter Danny Baker's memoir, and now the inspiration for the major BBC series CRADLE TO GRAVE, starring Peter Kay. 'And what was our life like in this noisy, dangerous and polluted industrial pock-mark wedged into one of the capital's toughest neighbourhoods? It was, of course, utterly magnificent and I'd give anything to climb inside it again for just one day.' In the first volume of his memoirs, Danny Baker brings his early years to life as only he knows how. With his trademark humour and eye for a killer anecdote, he takes us all the way from the council house in south-east London that he shared with his mum Betty and dad 'Spud' (played by Peter Kay) to the music-biz excesses of Los Angeles, where he famously interviewed Michael Jackson for the NME. Laugh-out-loud funny, it is also an affectionate but unsentimental hymn to a bygone era.
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Roman

Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641240069

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6263

Er ist verschollen in einer anderen Zeit, und nur sie kann ihn retten. Madeleine „Max“ Maxwell wollte Archäologin werden, um Abenteuer zu erleben, unfassbare Entdeckungen zu machen und gelegentlich die Welt zu retten. Doch die Wirklichkeit holt sie ein: Archäologen verbringen ihre Zeit in Museen zwischen staubigen Büchern und noch staubigeren Fundstücken, die niemanden interessieren. Da erhält sie ein besonderes Jobangebot. Wenn sie die Zusatzausbildung übersteht – und die wenigsten tun das – wird sie Abenteuer erleben, die jene von Indiana Jones wie einen Sonntagsspaziergang aussehen lassen. Und wenn sie überlebt, wird sie wenigstens ein paar Mal die Welt retten ...
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A Problem

Author: Charles Kingsley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 292

View: 3651

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Roman

Author: Genevieve Cogman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732523160

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9701

Irene Winters ist Agentin der unsichtbaren Bibliothek, die jenseits von Raum und Zeit als Tor zwischen den Welten existiert. Sie hat gerade auf einer zwielichtigen Auktion ein seltenes Buch erworben, als sie und ihr Assistent Kai überfallen werden. Zu spät erkennt Irene, dass es nicht um das Buch, sondern um Kai geht. Er wird entführt, ohne dass Irene es verhindern kann. Die Spur der Verbrecher führt in ein dunkles Venedig des immerwährenden Karnevals. Ein Ort der Masken und Geheimnisse. Und des Todes ... SPANNEND WIE BEN AARONOVITCH, ORIGINELL WIE JASPER FFORDE UND RAFFINIERT WIE KAI MEYER
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Thriller. Will Robies zweiter Fall

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732506029

Category: Fiction

Page: 495

View: 4394

Nur ein Killer kann einen Killer zur Strecke bringen Als knallharter Killer ist Will Robie genau der Mann, den die US-Regierung ruft, wenn es um die Eliminierung der schlimmsten Staatsfeinde geht. Niemand kann es mit Robie aufnehmen - niemand außer Jessica Reel, eine Kollegin von Robie. Die hat nun offenbar die Seiten gewechselt, weshalb Robie sie zur Strecke bringen soll. Doch als er die Verfolgung aufnimmt, findet er heraus, dass hinter Jessicas Verrat etwas anderes steckt, als man ihm weismachen wollte. Zusammen decken die zwei Killer eine Verschwörung ungeahnten Ausmaßes auf ... Der zweite Band von David Baldaccis spannender Thriller-Reihe um den Auftragskiller Will Robie.
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Kriminalroman

Author: Frank Goldammer

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423430451

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Ein fesselnder Kriminalroman aus der Zeit des Zweiten Weltkriegs Dresden im November 1944: Die Bevölkerung leidet unter den immer bedrohlicher werdenden Kriegsumständen ? da wird die grausam zugerichtete Leiche einer Krankenschwester gefunden. Schnell heißt es: Das war der Angstmann, der nachts durch die Stadt schleicht. Kriminalinspektor Max Heller hat bei der fieberhaften Suche nach dem Täter mit dem Kriegschaos zu kämpfen – aber auch mit seinem linientreuen Vorgesetzten. Und die Hoffnung, der Frauenmörder sei bei dem katastrophalen Bombenangriff im Februar 1945 umgekommen, zerschlägt sich.
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Author: William Le Queux

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775457435

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 6462

One of the most acclaimed war novels of the twentieth century, William Le Queux's The Invasion is a thrilling work that imagines much of Europe falling prey to a German attack unleashed in 1910. Originally serialized in a British newspaper, the story was a smashing success. When published in book form, it sold out in stores around the world and ultimately was translated into nearly 30 languages.
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Reisen 1978-2005

Author: Robert Gernhardt

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104021171

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 9672

Reisen Sie mit Robert Gernhardt um die Welt! Dass der Dichter, Maler und Satiriker Robert Gernhardt zeitlebens ein großer Reisender war, bezeugen viele seiner Texte und Zeichnungen. Darüber hinaus hat er seine Erlebnisse und Beobachtungen in diversen Ländern Europas und der Welt in seinen legendären ›Brunnenheften‹ dokumentiert. Eine Auswahl dieser Notate wurde nun erstmals zusammengestellt und ergibt einen Reiseführer der besonderen Art: Quer zum kosmopolitischen Mainstream rückt Gernhardts scharfer, kluger, teils ironischer, teils melancholischer Blick auf Land und Leute, Architektur und Kunst, Natur und Tourismus beliebte Reiseziele in ein ungewohntes Licht.
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