Stately Pursuits

Stately Pursuits PDF Author: Katie Fforde
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312206763
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 290

Book Description
This "London Times" bestseller by a fresh new voice in women's fiction tells the story of a house-sitter in an elegant old mansion that turns out to be a makeover for both house and sitter.

Women's Fiction

Women's Fiction PDF Author: Rebecca Vnuk
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN:
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 314

Book Description
Offering a fresh perspective on women's fiction for a broad reading audience—fans as well as librarians—this book defines and maps the genre, and describes hundreds of relevant titles. Women's Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests celebrates the books in this broad genre—titles that explore the lives of female protagonists, with a focus on their relationships with family, friends, and lovers. After a brief introductory history and a chapter that defines the characteristics of women's fiction, the author showcases annotations and suggestions of approximately 300 titles by more than 100 authors. She explains how women's fiction differs from romance fiction, enabling readers to appreciate this rich body of literature that encompasses titles as diverse as Meg Cabot's lighthearted chick lit to the more serious novels of Elizabeth Berg and Maeve Binchy. The book identifies some of the most popular and enduring women's fiction authors and titles, and provides invaluable reading lists and readalike suggestions that will be appreciated by both librarians and general readers.

Wild Designs

Wild Designs PDF Author: Katie Fforde
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312190323
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 324

Book Description
Althea Farraday is a thirty-eight-year-old divorced mother of three who's got a teenage son who's a Buddhist, a hypercritical sister who knows how to push all her buttons, a job on the endangered species list, and a love life to match. Just as she's settling in to a comfortable level of chaos, a near-perfect man enters her life. Equipped to steal her heart and help turn her passion for designing gardens into a new career, Patrick Donahugh may be too good to be true. Amid wild roses, California poppies, scarlet flax, sweet rocket, love-in-mist, and, of course, plenty of dirt, Wild Designs is a refreshingly honest and funny read that celebrates the almost-ready-to-bloom aspect of all our lives.

A Stranger in Baghdad

A Stranger in Baghdad PDF Author: Elizabeth Loudon
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
ISBN: 1649032889
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 445

Book Description
LONGLISTED FOR THE BRIDPORT NOVEL AWARD In beautifully rendered prose, a mother and a daughter struggle as outsiders in Baghdad and London in this intergenerational drama set against a background of political tension and intrigue “Who would be charmed by tales of life in the beautiful old house on the banks of the Tigris—looted now no doubt, its shutters torn and the courtyard strewn with mattresses?” One night in 2003, Anglo-Iraqi psychiatrist Mona Haddad has a surprise visitor to her London office, an old acquaintance Duncan Claybourne. But why has he come? Will his confession finally lay bare what happened to her family before they escaped Iraq? Their stories begin in 1937, when Mona’s mother Diane, a lively Englishwoman newly married to Ibrahim, an ambitious Iraqi doctor, meets Duncan by chance. Diane is working as a nanny for the Iraqi royal family. Duncan is a young British Embassy officer in Baghdad. When the king dies in a mysterious accident, Ibrahim and his family suspect Diane of colluding with Duncan and the British. Summoning up the vanished world of mid-twentieth-century Baghdad, Elizabeth Loudon’s richly evocative story of one family calls into question British attitudes and policies in Iraq and offers up a penetrating reflection on cross-cultural marriage and the lives of women caught between different worlds.

Insight Guides Japan (Travel Guide eBook)

Insight Guides Japan (Travel Guide eBook) PDF Author: Insight Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
ISBN: 178919301X
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 854

Book Description
Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Japan, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like Mount Fuji and the temples and gardens of Kyoto, and cultural gems like Beppu's hot springs and Tokyo's botanical gardens. Insight Guide Japan is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring the range of Japanese cuisine to discovering manga comics and sumo wrestling In-depth on history and culture: enjoy special features on the Edo period and life in modern Japan, all written by local experts Includes innovative, unique extras to keep you up-to-date when you're on the move - this guide comes with a free eBook, and an app that highlights top attractions and regional information and is regularly updated with new hotel, bar, restaurant, shop and local event listings Invaluable maps, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning, and encourage venturing off the beaten track Inspirational colour photography throughout - Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy reading experience About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

The Bibliography of Regional Fiction in Britain and Ireland, 1800–2000

The Bibliography of Regional Fiction in Britain and Ireland, 1800–2000 PDF Author: Keith D. M. Snell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351894013
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 642

Book Description
Pioneering and interdisciplinary in nature, this bibliography constitutes a comprehensive list of regional fiction for every county of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England over the past two centuries. In addition, other regions of a usually topographical or urban nature have been used, such as Birmingham and the Black Country; London; The Fens; the Brecklands; the Highlands; the Hebrides; or the Welsh border. Each entry lists the author, title, and date of first publication. The geographical coverage is encompassing and complete, from the Channel Islands to the Shetlands. An original introduction discusses such matters as definition, bibliographical method, popular readerships, trends in output, and the scholarly literature on regional fiction.

Second Thyme Around

Second Thyme Around PDF Author: Katie Fforde
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312273045
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Book Description
Romantic comedy. Lucas, a handsome chef, falls back in love with his ex-wife.

Artistic License

Artistic License PDF Author: Katie Fforde
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312991418
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 340

Book Description
Spring/Summer 2003
Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Rits Blog by Crimson Themes.