2020-11-17

HRH

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  • Full Title : HRH
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • ISBN Code : 1250625092
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** Veteran style journalist Elizabeth Holmes expands her popular Instagram series, So Many Thoughts, into a nuanced look at the fashion and branding of the four most influential members of the British Royal Family: Queen Elizabeth II; Diana, Princess of Wales; Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge; and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex. Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are global style icons, their every fashion choice chronicled and celebrated. With all eyes on them, the duchesses select clothes that send a message about their values, interests, and priorities. Their thoughtful sartorial strategies follow in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales, two towering figures known for using their personal style to great acclaim. With one section devoted to each woman, HRH is a celebration of their stories and their style, pairing hundreds of gorgeous photographs with extensive research. A picture emerges of the British monarchy’s evolution and the power of royal fashion, showing there’s always more than what meets the eye.


2021-04-06

Town & Country The Queen

By Victoria Murphy
  • Full Title : Town & Country The Queen
  • Author : Victoria Murphy
  • Publisher : Hearst Home & Hearst Home Kids
  • ISBN Code : 1950785327
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A pictorial celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s magnificent reign Since she succeeded to the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has become respected, celebrated, and beloved around the world. This stunning collection of powerful images illustrates her storied reign in all its glory. More than 300 extraordinary photographs, along with insightful commentary by the royal journalist Victoria Murphy, showcase the significant, historic, and intimate moments throughout the Queen’s life, first as a young princess and then as the longest-reigning British monarch. The book covers her war years in service; her marriage to Prince Philip; her coronation—the first to be televised; ​her extensive official travels around the world; the glittering diplomatic occasions and encounters with ​world leaders, dignitaries, and celebrities; the pomp and pageantry of ceremonial events; her role as a fashion icon; her relationships with her parents, King George VI and ​the Queen Mother, and her sister, Princess Margaret; the birth of her son and heir to the throne Prince Charles; family life with her four children and eight grandchildren, as well as her beloved dogs and horses; and the growing role of Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, as they support the Queen in her public duties. Shown here too are the Crown Jewels as well as the Queen’s personal jewelry collection; a look at the royal palaces and residences; and portraits from the stunning royal weddings that have so enchanted the world. Throughout her reign, with a combination of star power and a profound sense of duty, Queen Elizabeth II has steered the British monarchy into the modern era with supreme style and grace. She is truly a queen for all ages.


2019-10-01

Our Rainbow Queen

By Sali Hughes
  • Full Title : Our Rainbow Queen
  • Author : Sali Hughes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0593086260
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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A full-spectrum collection of photos of Queen Elizabeth II, paired with illuminating captions explaining each outfit, spanning nine decades of fashion and every color of the rainbow. This riotously colorful book takes a photographic journey through Queen Elizabeth II's ten decades of color-blocked style. The photographs, which span the colors of the rainbow and a century of style, are gloriously accessorized with captions and commentary by journalist and broadcaster Sali Hughes, who gives fascinating context to each photo. Readers will learn how the Queen has used color and fashion in strategic and discreetly political ways, such as wearing the colors of the European flag to a post-Brexit meeting or a pin given to her by the Obamas to a meeting with Donald Trump. With stunning photographs that span from the 1950s to today, and featuring brilliant colors ranging from the dusky pinks the Queen wore in girlhood through to the neon green dress that prompted the hashtag #NeonAt90, this must-have collection celebrates the iconic fashion statements of the UK's longest reigning and most vibrant monarch.


2017-10-24

Literally Me

By Julie Houts
  • Full Title : Literally Me
  • Author : Julie Houts
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 150116953X
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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From Julie Houts aka @JooleeLoren, “Instagram’s favorite illustrator” (Vogue), a collection of darkly humorous illustrated essays that “perfectly capture what it’s like to be a woman in 2017” (BuzzFeed) and lampooning modern female identity in the social media age. LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE. or EXIST. SMIRK. LURK. Julie Houts has cultivated a devoted Instagram following by satirizing the conflicting messages and images women consume and share with the world every day. Literally Me chronicles the exploits of “slightly antisocial heroines” (Refinery29) in vivid, excruciatingly funny detail, including: —The beauty routine of a deranged bride who aspires to be “truly without flaws” on her wedding day —What happens when Kylie Jenner has an existential crisis and can no longer “step out” —A journey to Coachella by the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse —The true dating confessions of a fembot —The terrifying description for Alice Staunch’s book How to Be a Perfect Feminist —The diary of Fiddle Ficus, a tree that lives inside a C É L I N E store …and much more. Literally Me marks the launch of a brilliant new social satirist. Julie’s singular voice and beautiful illustrations reveal the truth about the absurdity of life in the social media age, showing us that the line between becoming a total “Girlboss” and a twenty-first century American Psycho is razor-thin.


2019-11-19

The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2

By Robert Lacey
  • Full Title : The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2
  • Author : Robert Lacey
  • Publisher : Crown
  • ISBN Code : 0525573399
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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Can’t get enough of The Crown? In this must-have exploration of the history behind seasons 2 and 3 of Peter Morgan’s Emmy-winning Netflix drama, the show’s historical consultant answers all your questions alongside beautifully reproduced archival photographs. In this eye-opening companion to seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s acclaimed series The Crown, renowned biographer and historical consultant Robert Lacey takes us through the real history that inspired the drama. Covering two tumultuous decades in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Lacey looks at the key social, political, and personal moments and their effects—not only on the royal family but also on the world around them. From the Suez Crisis and the U.S.–Soviet space race to the legacy of the Duke of Windsor’s collaboration with Hitler, along with the rumored issues with the royal marriage, the book provides a thought-provoking insight into the historic decades that the show explores, revealing the truth behind the on-screen drama. Fascinating and fast-paced, this is a unique look behind the history that inspired the show and the years that would prove to be the making of the Queen. The Crown is now available to watch on Netflix. The Crown is produced by Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.


2019-10-29

The Other Side of the Coin

By Angela Kelly
  • Full Title : The Other Side of the Coin
  • Author : Angela Kelly
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0062982567
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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THE OFFICIAL BOOK, FULLY ENDORSED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH II From Her Majesty’s trusted confidant and Dresser Angela Kelly LVO comes a lavishly designed book of never-before-seen photos of The Queen, Her wardrobe and Her jewels and features intimate anecdotes from Angela’s 25-year career working closely with Her Majesty. A truly unique keepsake and collectors’ item to be treasured. ‘For the nearly seven decades of her reign, Her Majesty The Queen has used clothing to create a powerful visual identity that transcends fashion and has made her perhaps the most readily identifiable person on the planet. Angela Kelly, building on the work of the great designers and milliners who have worked with Her Majesty through the years – including couturiers Sir Norman Hartnell, Sir Hardy Amies, and Ian Thomas, and milliners such as Simone Mirman and Freddy Fox – brings her own imagination to bear on an iconic ‘uniform’ that suggests continuity and tradition, and ensures that the wearer is always the most visible person in a room or a crowd.’–Anna Wintour, Vogue When Angela Kelly and The Queen are together, laughter echoes through the corridors of Buckingham Palace. Angela has worked with The Queen and walked the corridors of the Royal Household for twenty-five years, initially as Her Majesty’s Senior Dresser and then latterly as Her Majesty’s Personal Advisor, Curator, Wardrobe and In-house Designer. As the first person in history to hold this title, she shares a uniquely close working relationship with The Queen. In The Other Side of the Coin, The Queen has personally given Angela her blessing to share their extraordinary bond with the world. Whether it’s preparing for a formal occasion or brightening Her Majesty’s day with a playful joke, Angela’s priority is to serve and support. Sharing never-before-seen photographs – many from Angela’s own private collection – and charming anecdotes of their time spent together, this revealing book provides memorable insights into what it’s like to work closely with The Queen, to curate her wardrobe and to discover a true and lasting connection along the way. ‘The book documents the unique working relationship between Her Majesty The Queen and the woman who has been her Personal Assistant and Senior Dresser for more than two decades: Angela Kelly. It gives a rare insight into the demands of the job of supporting the Monarch, and we gain privileged insight into a successful working relationship, characterized by humor, creativity, hard work, and a mutual commitment to service and duty. Angela is a talented and inspiring woman, who has captured the highlights of her long career with The Queen for us all to share.’ –Samantha Cohen, Assistant Private Secretary to The Queen (2011–2018)


2020-12-01

The Way We Wed

By Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
  • Full Title : The Way We Wed
  • Author : Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • ISBN Code : 0762470283
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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For fashion buffs, romantics, and brides-to-be, a fascinating collection of wedding garb and glamour through pop culture and history. The Way We Wed: A History of Wedding Fashion presents styles and stories from the Renaissance to the present day, chronicling evolving fashions, classes, and expectations. And because all wedding attire has a tale to tell, The Way We Wed also reveals fascinating personal stories of those who wore it. While the book is a rich source of bridal inspiration for all seasons, it's far from a monotonous parade of white gowns. The Way We Wed showcases wedding gowns of all colors and styles from around the world, as well as going-away dresses, accessories (shoes, veils, hats, and tiaras), and clothes worn by flower girls, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, and grooms. Same-sex weddings are represented along with royal weddings, wartime brides, White House weddings, remarriage, Hollywood weddings, and more. The book features celebrity and historical couples as well as everyday people. A few of the included names: Angelina Jolie Frida Kahlo Elizabeth Taylor Princess Diana Martha Washington Solange Knowles Ellen DeGeneres Meghan Markle Illustrated with 100 gorgeous photos, The Way We Wed is a rich celebration of the art of wedding fashion across time and cultures, and those whose style and circumstances made a statement.


2019-09-05

Paris, Capital of Fashion

By Valerie Steele
  • Full Title : Paris, Capital of Fashion
  • Author : Valerie Steele
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350102954
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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Paris, Capital of Fashion accompanies a major exhibition at The Museum at FIT, New York's only museum dedicated solely to the art of fashion. This lavishly-illustrated book is edited by MFIT's director and chief curator, Valerie Steele, also the author of the acclaimed Paris Fashion: A Cultural History. This new book opens with an important essay on how and why Paris became famous as the international “capital of fashion.” Steele traces how the mythic “aura” of Paris fashion was constructed over generations, as the splendour of the court at Versailles came to be echoed by the spectacle of the haute couture. Yet Paris has faced repeated challenges from other fashion capitals, especially London, Milan, and New York. Essays by Christopher Breward, David Gilbert, Grazia d'Annunzio, and Antonia Finnane place Paris within a broader global narrative, while Sophie Kurkdjian investigates the cultural value of the Parisian couture, and Agnès Rocomora explores the online imagery of the chic Parisienne. As The New Yorker recently put it, Paris is “the most glamorous and competitive of the world's fashion capitals.” No other city has been branded “Fashion” as Paris has. By opening the study of Paris fashion to new approaches, this book explains why Paris still retains its position as the world's undisputed fashion capital.


2016-04-19

Game of Crowns

By Christopher Andersen
  • Full Title : Game of Crowns
  • Author : Christopher Andersen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476743975
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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A moving and compulsively readable look into the lives, loves, relationships, and rivalries among the three women at the heart of the British royal family today: Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla Parker-Bowles, and Kate Middleton—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Good Son, These Few Precious Days, and The Day Diana Died. One has been famous longer than anyone on the planet—a dutiful daughter, a frustrated mother, a doting grandmother, a steel-willed taskmaster, a wily stateswoman, an enduring symbol of an institution that has lasted a thousand years, and a global icon who has not only been an eyewitness to history but a part of it. One is the great-granddaughter of a King’s mistress and one of the most famous “other women” of the modern age—a woman who somehow survived a firestorm of scorn to ultimately marry the love of her life, and in the process replace her arch rival, one of the most beloved figures of the twentieth century. One is a beautiful commoner, the university-educated daughter of a flight attendant-turned-millionaire entrepreneur, a fashion scion the equal of her adored mother-in-law, and the first woman since King George V’s wife, Queen Mary, to lay claim to being the daughter-in-law of one future king, the wife another, and the mother of yet another. Game of Crowns is an in-depth and exquisitely researched exploration of the lives of these three remarkable women and the striking and sometimes subtle ways in which their lives intersect and intertwine. Examining their surprising similarities and stark differences, Andersen travels beyond the royal palace walls to illustrate who these three women really are today—and how they will directly reshape the landscape of the monarchy.


2019-09-03

American Royals

By Katharine McGee
  • Full Title : American Royals
  • Author : Katharine McGee
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN Code : 198483018X
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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New York Times Bestseller What if America had a royal family? If you can't get enough of Harry and Meghan or Kate and William, meet American princesses Beatrice and Samantha. Crazy Rich Asians meets The Crown. Perfect for fans of Red, White, and Royal Blue and The Royal We! Two princesses vying for the ultimate crown. Two girls vying for the prince's heart. This is the story of the American royals. When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne. Like most royal families, the Washingtons have an heir and a spare. A future monarch and a backup battery. Each child knows exactly what is expected of them. But these aren't just any royals. They're American. As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America's first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling. Nobody cares about the spare except when she's breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn't care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her. And then there's Samantha's twin, Prince Jefferson. If he'd been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart. The duty. The intrigue. The Crown. New York Times bestselling author Katharine McGee imagines an alternate version of the modern world, one where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet faded--and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history. "The lives of the American royal family will hook you in the very first pages and never let go. Relatable, believable, fantastical, aspirational, and completely addictive." --Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars and Perfectionists series


2020-11-12

Meghan Misunderstood

By Sean Smith
  • Full Title : Meghan Misunderstood
  • Author : Sean Smith
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0008359601
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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Meghan Misunderstood is a pioneering book that sets the record straight on the most talked about, unfairly vilified and misrepresented woman in the world.


2013-11-17

Delphi Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray (Illustrated)

By William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Full Title : Delphi Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray (Illustrated)
  • Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • ISBN Code : 1908909099
  • Pages : 3491
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  • Language : English
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Sadly, Thackeray is seldom read nowadays. Except for 'Vanity Fair', he is mostly unknown and yet many of his contemporaries rated him as highly as Dickens. This comprehensive eBook aims to reveal the true genius of this master storyteller, featuring the complete works, with beautiful illustrations and special bonus texts. (Version 4) * illustrated with hundreds of images, relating to Thackeray’s life and works * annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other texts * images of how the monthly serials first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original Victorian texts * ALL 12 novels, many with their original illustrations * even includes the rare unfinished novel ‘A Shabby Genteel Story’ * also includes the rare novels ‘Lovel the Widower’, ‘Adventures of Philip’ and the unfinished novel ‘Denis Duval’ * ALL of the short stories and novellas, with excellent formatting * even INCLUDES Thackeray’s poetry, essays and Punch articles * ALL of the travel writing and sketches, with many illustrations * includes Trollope’s biography of Thackeray * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * master table of contents to allow easy navigation around Thackeray’s immense oeuvre. * includes Thackeray’s Collected Letters from 1847-1855 Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS The Novels CATHERINE A SHABBY GENTEEL STORY THE LUCK OF BARRY LYNDON VANITY FAIR THE HISTORY OF PENDENNIS MEN’S WIVES THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND, ESQ. THE NEWCOMES THE VIRGINIANS THE ADVENTURES OF PHILIP LOVEL THE WIDOWER DENIS DUVAL The Shorter Fiction ELIZABETH BROWNRIGGE SULTAN STORK LITTLE SPITZ THE PROFESSOR MISS LÖWE THE YELLOWPLUSH PAPERS THE TREMENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MAJOR GAHAGAN THE FATAL BOOTS COX’S DIARY THE BEDFORD-ROW CONSPIRACY THE HISTORY OF SAMUEL TITMARSH AND THE GREAT HOGGARTY DIAMOND THE FITZ-BOODLE PAPERS THE DIARY OF C. JEAMES DE LA PLUCHE, ESQ. WITH HIS LETTERS A LEGEND OF THE RHINE A LITTLE DINNER AT TIMMINS’S REBECCA AND ROWENA BLUEBEARD’S GHOST The Christmas Books MRS. PERKINS’S BALL OUR STREET DOCTOR BIRCH AND HIS YOUNG FRIENDS THE KICKLEBURYS ON THE RHINE THE ROSE AND THE RING The Sketches and Satires CONTRIBUTIONS TO “THE SNOB” FLORE ET ZEPHYR THE IRISH SKETCH BOOK THE BOOK OF SNOBS ROUNDABOUT PAPERS SOME ROUNDABOUT PAPERS DICKENS IN FRANCE CHARACTER SKETCHES SKETCHES AND TRAVELS IN LONDON MR. BROWN’S LETTERS THE PROSER MISCELLANIES The Play THE WOLVES AND THE LAMB The Poetry LIST OF THE COMPLETE POETRY The Travel Writing NOTES OF A JOURNEY FROM CORNHILL TO GRAND CAIRO THE PARIS SKETCH BOOK LITTLE TRAVELS AND ROADSIDE SKETCHES The Non-Fiction NOVELS BY EMINENT HANDS THE HISTORY OF THE NEXT FRENCH REVOLUTION THE SECOND FUNERAL OF NAPOLEON GEORGE CRUIKSHANK JOHN LEECH’S PICTURES OF LIFE AND CHARACTER THE ENGLISH HUMOURISTS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY THE FOUR GEORGES CRITICAL REVIEWS A LECTURE ON “CHARITY AND HUMOUR” VARIOUS ESSAYS, LETTERS, SKETCHES, ETC. THE HISTORY OF DIONYSIUS DIDDLER. CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUNCH MISS TICKLETOBY’S LECTURES ON ENGLISH HISTORY PAPERS BY THE FAT CONTRIBUTOR MISCELLANEOUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO “PUNCH” “SPEC” AND “PROSER” PAPERS A PLAN FOR A PRIZE NOVEL The Letters A COLLECTION OF LETTERS 1847-1855 The Biography THACKERAY BY ANTHONY TROLLOPE In Memoriam W. M. Thackeray by Charles Dickens Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles


2014-01-31

Burlesques

By William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Full Title : Burlesques
  • Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1609771982
  • Pages : 444
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  • Language : English
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The gabion was ours. After two hours' fighting we were in possession of the first embrasure, and made ourselves as comfortable as circumstances would admit. Jack Delamere, Tom Delancy, Jerry Blake, the Doctor, and myself, sat down under a pontoon, and our servants laid out a hasty supper on a tumbrel. Though Cambaceres had escaped me so provokingly after I cut him down, his spoils were mine; a cold fowl and a Bologna sausage were found in the Marshal's holsters; and in the haversack of a French private who lay a corpse on the glacis, we found a loaf of bread, his three days' ration.


1997-03-01

The Carriage Journal

By Jill Ryder
  • Full Title : The Carriage Journal
  • Author : Jill Ryder
  • Publisher : Carriage Assoc. of America
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 48
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  • Language : English
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Features In Memory of Ken Sowles 143 Bitting the Harness Horse 145 The Mystery of the Yellowstone Wagon 150 The Mitchell-Lewis Wagon Company 156 Carriage Lamp Restoration 165 Profile: Ivan Burkholder 166 The H. H. Babcock Company 169 Departments The View from the Box 142 Memories Mostly Horsy 153 From the CMA Library: Carriage Lamps 161 Reader's Forum 165 Book Reviews 1 71 The Carriage Trade ·············


2018-05-15

The Princess Deception

By Nell Stark
  • Full Title : The Princess Deception
  • Author : Nell Stark
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1626399808
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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When Sebastian, the Crown Prince of Belgium, overdoses on heroin shortly before he is set to launch Belgium’s campaign to host the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, his family manages to hush up the scandal. While the royals are debating how to proceed, Sebastian’s twin sister, Viola, decides to impersonate him to keep Belgium’s bid hopes alive. Missy Duke is a freelance reporter covering Belgium’s World Cup bid. A former women’s soccer player whose career was sidelined by injury, she is now trying to break into the male-dominated sportscasting world. While in Belgium, she meets the imposter Sebastian and soon realizes that he is actually Viola. Sensing a big story in the making, Duke feigns ignorance and plays along with the charade. Real sparks develop between the two women, but will the double deception doom this fairy-tale romance?


2020-09-28

Queen Victoria

By Edgar Gordon Browne
  • Full Title : Queen Victoria
  • Author : Edgar Gordon Browne
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 1465613668
  • Pages : N.A
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In the old legend of Rip Van Winkle with which the American writer Washington Irving has made us so familiar, the ne'er-do-weel Rip wanders off into the Kaatskill Mountains with his dog and gun in order to escape from his wife's scolding tongue. Here he meets the spectre crew of Captain Hudson, and, after partaking of their hospitality, falls into a deep sleep which lasts for twenty years. The latter part of the story describes the changes which he finds on his return to his native village: nearly all the old, familiar faces are gone; manners, dress, and speech are all changed. He feels like a stranger in a strange land. Now, it is a good thing sometimes to take a look back, to try to count over the changes for good or for evil which have taken place in this country of ours; to try to understand clearly why the reign of a great Queen should have left its mark upon our history in such a way that men speak of the Victorian Age as one of the greatest ages that have ever been. If an Elizabethan had been asked whether he considered the Queen of England a great woman or not, he would undoubtedly have answered "Yes," and given very good reasons for his answer. It was not for nothing that the English almost worshipped their Queen in "those spacious times of great Elizabeth."


2017-07-27

Shadows of a Princess

By Patrick Jephson
  • Full Title : Shadows of a Princess
  • Author : Patrick Jephson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0008260125
  • Pages : 608
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  • Language : English
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Reissued for the twentieth anniversary of Diana’s death, this sensational and controversial bestseller is an explosive account of her life, from the man who was by her side throughout its most turbulent period.


2012-11-01

Lost Illusions

By Honore Balzac
  • Full Title : Lost Illusions
  • Author : Honore Balzac
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1625580576
  • Pages : 555
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  • Language : English
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The story of Lucien Chardon, a young poet from Angoulême who tries desperately to make a name for himself in Paris, is a brilliantly realistic and boldly satirical portrait of provincial manners and aristocratic life. Handsome and ambitious but naïve, Lucien is patronized by the beau monde as represented by Madame de Bargeton and her cousin, the formidable Marquise d'Espard, only to be duped by them. Denied the social rank he thought would be his, Lucien discards his poetic aspirations and turns to hack journalism; his descent into Parisian low life ultimately leads to his own death.