Excerpt from Cupid´s Column: A Farce in One Act Mrs. Enright - Street suit and old-fashioned dress. Nora - Maid´s cap and apron. Mr. Enright - Business suit. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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A Vera Wang dress, the reception at a sophisticated London venue, and a guest list that reads like a society gossip column are all the ingredients of Anna Whitehall´s perfect wedding that never was.... Spending the summer uncovering hidden treasures in a vintage shop, Anna can still vividly remember both her childhood dreams. The first was that she´d become a prima ballerina and dance onstage resplendent in a jewel-encrusted tutu. The second was that at her wedding, she would walk down the aisle wearing a collective-gasp-from-the-congregation dress. Years ago Anna pirouetted out of her cosy hometown village in a whirl of ambition...but when both of those fairy-tale dreams came crashing down around her ballet shoes, she and fiancé Seb find themselves back in Nettleton, their wedding and careers postponed indefinitely.... Don´t they say that you can never go home again? Sometimes they don´t get it right...This one summer is showing Anna that your dreams have to grow up with you. And sometimes what you think you wanted is just the opposite of what makes you happy.... Don´t miss this brilliant sequel to The Parisian Christmas Bake Off. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellie Heydon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003223/bk_hcuk_003223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You don’t become a notorious British comedian without rubbing a few people the wrong way. Ben Martindale has decamped to Australia until the media frenzy surrounding his latest scandal dies down. When he meets Amy, a perky blonde barber who dresses like a 1950s pin-up, he knows he’s hit gold in terms of material for his weekly London column. Little does it occur to him that Amy might be just a little bit upset when she finds out what he’s been writing.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004188/bk_howe_004188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses. Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job ´´a million girls would die for.? Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn, a world populated by impossibly thin, heart-wrenchingly stylish women and beautiful men clad in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and tight leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. With breathtaking ease, Miranda can turn each and every one of these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA gives a rich and hilarious new meaning to complaints about ´´The Boss from Hell.? Narrated in Andrea´s smart, refreshingly disarming voice, it traces a deep, dark, devilish view of life at the top only hinted at in gossip columns and over Cosmopolitans at the trendiest cocktail parties. From sending the latest, not-yet-in-stores Harry Potter to Miranda´s children in Paris by private jet, to locating an unnamed antique store where Miranda had at some point admired a vintage dresser, to serving lattes to Miranda at precisely the piping hot temperature she prefers, Andrea is sorely tested each and every day?and often late into the night with orders barked over the phone. She puts up with it all by keeping her eyes on the prize: a recommendation from Miranda that will get Andrea a top job at any magazine of her choosing. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, however, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether or not the job is worth the price of her soul. From the Hardcover edition.
The golden age of radio had incredible comedy shows that kept Americans in stitches for decades. Families gathered around their living room radios to be entertained by the greatest names in Hollywood each and every day. This collection includes Lucille Ball as Liz Cooper on ´´My Favorite Husband´´, Jim & Marian Jordan as ´´Fibber McGee & Molly´´, Ed ´´Archie´´ Gardner on ´´Duffy´s Tavern´´, William Bendix as Chester A. Riley on ´´The Life of Riley´´, Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard in ´´The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet´´, Fanny Brice as ´´Baby Snooks´´ on ´´Baby Snooks & Daddy´´, Eve Arden as English Teacher Connie Brooks on ´´Our Miss Brooks´´ and many more! Duffy´s Tavern 11/2/51 ´´Latin Floor Show´´ w/ Ed ´´Archie´´ Gardner The Life of Riley 10/20/50 ´´The Collection Agency´´ w/ William Bendix The Adv. of Ozzie & Harriet 10/17/48 ´´Hiking´´ w/ Ozzie Nelson & Harriet Hilliard Baby Snooks & Daddy 11/1/46 ´´Halloween´´ w/ Fanny Brice & Hanley Stafford Our Miss Brooks 2/26/50 ´´Stretch in Love´´ w/ Eve Arden The Aldrich Family 11/18/42 ´´Selling Christmas Cards´´ w/ Ezra Stone My Favorite Husband 5/28/50 ´´Selling Dresses´´ w/ Lucille Ball & Richard Denning The Charlie McCarthy Show 4/11/43 w/ Edgar Bergen and guest, Martha Raye Fibber McGee & Molly 5/20/41 ´´Bakes a Cake´´ w/ Jim & Marian Jordan My Friend Irma 5/10/48 ´´Bon Voyage´´ w/ Marie Wilson The Fred Allen Show 5/23/48 w/ Fred Allen and guest, Bing Crosby The Amos N´ Andy Show 1/26/45 ´´Lovelorn Column´´ w/ Freeman Gosden & Charles Correll 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009769/bk_brll_009769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lily Lake is a smart sexy girl from the ‘wrong side of the tracks’ who is suddenly swept into a passionate sexual affair with the wealthy businessman Patrick Thornton-Wynn. After a whirlwind wedding, Lily quits her teaching job and starts writing a gossip column that turns her into a celebrity in her husband’s uppercrust social circle. Her life couldn’t get any better. But when Lily is too busy to pay attention to her husband, Patrick gets pissed, and gives her a painful spanking followed by hard anal sex. While Patrick quickly regrets the incident, it only inspires Lily’s dormant desires for submission. Suddenly, their passionate love life is on the skids. Patrick is away on business more than he’s home, and a lonely Lily turns to the Internet to satisfy her growing need for kinky sex. Before long, she’s performing degrading sex acts for a mysterious Mr. X while he watches her sleazy sex show on his webcam. Although she carefully masks her identity, one unfortunate night, she sends the wrong email to her on-line lover. With her cover blown, Mr. X now insists they meet face to face. She learns that he’s a wealthy young scoundrel with a nasty sadistic streak. He punishes, humiliates and uses the needy Lily in cheap motels. Then he dresses her in a hooded latex cat-suit and takes her to raunchy sex parties where rich perverts use her as their sex toy. Despite her desire to stop this reckless madness, Lily can’t help herself, or the teaming needs that rule her. Even when she says she wants out, Mr. X threatens to expose her sleazy secrets. Does she call his bluff? If so, her entire life could be destroyed! A cheating wife, a wronged husband and an unforgiving sadist drive this story of kinky sexual lust to a shocking and unexpected conclusion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Bernadette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/marz/000017/bk_marz_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this irresistible memoir, the New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen writes about looking back and ahead - and celebrating it all - as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more. As she did in her beloved New York Times columns, and in A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen says for us here what we may wish we could have said ourselves. Using her past, present, and future to explore what matters most to women at different ages, Quindlen talks about: Marriage: ´´A safety net of small white lies can be the bedrock of a successful marriage. You wouldn’t believe how cheaply I can do a kitchen renovation.” Girlfriends: ´´Ask any woman how she makes it through the day, and she may mention her calendar, her to-do lists, her babysitter. But if you push her on how she really makes it through her day, she will mention her girlfriends. Sometimes I will see a photo of an actress in an unflattering dress or a blouse too young for her or with a heavy-handed makeup job, and I mutter, ‘She must not have any girlfriends.’” Stuff: ´´Here’s what it comes down to, really: there is now so much stuff in my head, so many years, so many memories, that it’s taken the place of primacy away from the things in the bedrooms, on the porch. My doctor says that, contrary to conventional wisdom, she doesn’t believe our memories flag because of a drop in estrogen but because of how crowded it is in the drawers of our minds. Between the stuff at work and the stuff at home, the appointments and the news and the gossip and the rest, the past and the present and the plans for the future, the filing cabinets in our heads are not only full, they’re overflowing.” Our bodies: ´´I’ve finally recognized my body for what it is: a personality-delivery system, designed expressly to carry my character from place ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Quindlen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002993/bk_rand_002993_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling writing team comes a hilarious new collection of essays that observe life from a mother/daughter perspective. New York Times best-selling author Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, are the best of friends - 99.9% of the time. They’re number one on each other’s speed dial and they tell each other everything - well, almost everything. They share shoes and clothes - except one very special green jacket, which almost caused a catfight. In other words, they’re just like every mother and daughter in the world. Best friends, and occasional enemies. Now they’re dishing about it all: their lives, their relationship, and their carb count. Inspired by their weekly column, ´´Chick Wit” for The Philadelphia Inquirer, this book is one you’ll have to put down - just to stop laughing. Lisa on Being a Mom: ´´Motherhood has no expiration date. Francesca lives in the city, and I worry about her all the time. My daughter moved out, so why am I still lactating?Francesca on Being a Daughter: ´´My mother is always right. Just ask her.´´ Lisa on Things Every Daughter Should Know: ´´Your mother is always thinking about you, but that’s not creepy. Your mother will never forget who did you dirty in the sixth grade, for which you can thank her. And your mother will never stop asking you if you need to go to the bathroom, before you leave the house. Well, do you?´´ Francesca on Closet Wars: ´´My mom is a great dresser. Mostly because she’s wearing my clothes.´´ Lisa on Aging Gracefully: ´´My sex drive is in reverse, I have more whiskers than my cat, and my estrogen replacement is tequila. Francesca on Apartment Living: ´´When I saw a mouse, the first person I called was Mom. She told me to call my super, but I felt bad bothering him. I hate to bother people. But I love to bother my mother.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Scottoline Serritella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001330/bk_aren_001330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.