With the festive season almost upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson is winding down at work and gearing up socially - kicking off Christmas with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam. There are irritating flies in the ointment, though, including a missing wife, a nagging cocaine habit, a dramatic deterioration in his genital health, a string of increasingly demanding extra-marital affairs. The last thing he needs is a messy murder to solve. Still it will mean plenty of overtime, a chance to stitch up some colleagues and finally clinch the promotion he craves. But as Bruce spirals through the lower reaches of degradation and evil, he encounters opposition - in the form of truth and ethical conscience - from the most unexpected quarter of all: his anus. In Bruce Robertson, Welsh has created one of the most corrupt, misanthropic characters in contemporary fiction , and has written a dark, disturbing and very funny novel about sleaze, power, and the abuse of everything. At last, a novel that lives up to its name.
Erscheinungsdatum: 28.07.2020, Medium: Stück, Titel: Encounters: Day Planner 2021, Autor: Coelho, Paulo, Verlag: Random House LCC US, Imprint: Vintage Books, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Blanko-Buch // Tagebuch // Englische Bücher // Kalender // Postkarte // Album // BODY // MIND & SPIRIT // Inspiration & Personal Growth // Vermischte Schriften und Handbücher // Lebenshilfe // Persönlichkeitsentwicklung und praktische Tipps // Körper und Geist: Gedanken und Methoden // Schreibwaren // bedruckt, Rubrik: Esoterik, Seiten: 264, Herkunft: SLOWAKEI (SK), Gewicht: 406 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Are butches really so tough? Are vixens really so heartless? In Butch Girls Don't Cry, a self-proclaimed vintage tart encounters a mysterious stranger in her apartment building's sauna room. Much to her surprise, the hot butch is crying! Her heart's been trampled by a pretty girl in stiletto boots. Everybody knows a break-up cry, but will our femme prove herself a goddess when care gives way to desire? A sizzling lesbian erotica short featuring butch/femme spankings and more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Giselle Renarde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119059/bk_acx0_119059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unashamedly romantic novel - book one in the Everyday Magic series. Meet Ella and her mother Fabia Moreno, who arrive in York one cold January day to set up their vintage dress shop. The flamboyant Fabia wants to sell beautiful dresses to nice people and move on from her difficult past. Ella just wants to fit in. But not everyone is on their side. Will Fabia overcome the prejudices she encounters? What's the dark secret she's hiding? And do the silk linings and concealed seams of her dresses contain real spells or is this all just 'everyday magic'? Among the leopard-print shoes, tea-gowns and costume jewellery in Fabia's shop are many different stories - and the story of one particular dress. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Webster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002961/bk_boli_002961_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Throughout his life, Noel Coward the master songwriter, 'derived a considerable amount of private pleasure from writing verse'. Much of it is gathered in this first ever audio collection. From moving war-time encounters to satirical barbs at familiar Coward targets and personal reminiscences, this delightful collection is a perfect blend of vintage Noel Coward sure to be enjoyed by faithful fans and new listeners alike. The collection includes two short stories, "Cheap Excursion" and "The Kindness of Mrs. Radcliffe", and various poems. And from the Caedmon Treasury Sir Noel Coward himself and Margaret Leighton perform Coward's adaptation of his "Brief Encounter", scenes from "Blithe Spirit" and "Present Laughter", the interlude from Bernard Shaw's "The Apple Cart", concluding with the duo reading more from Coward's Collected Verse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001003/bk_harp_001003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in author Moris Senegor's native Turkey and throughout the Mediterranean, Appassionata is an intriguing and evocative compilation of short stories. A young Turkish bus driver encounters more than one surprise, thanks to a small dog in the cargo hold - and what he chooses to do with it in "On the Night Bus to Fethiye." Set in 1960s Istanbul, "Nash" mixes a fascination for vintage cars with a young boy's promise to the impoverished driver who ferries him faithfully to school. "Royal Visit" and "The Savage" capture coming-of-age moments, while "Ronnie's Tip" depicts an unwitting immigrant teenager involved in an act for which he has no cultural reference. In "Marley's Ghosts," "Unlikely Friends," and "Testicle Talk," listeners have the opportunity to listen in on some bizarre conversations, and in "Surabaya," they discover the nobility of a seeming huckster. Lovers of Kafka will delight in the unsettling "Nightmare," and fans of chance encounters will find a satisfying harmony played out between two young men and a woman in Southern Italy in the title story, "Appassionata." Taken together, these tales are equal parts playful, poignant, mysterious, and appealingly bizarre - a winning combination sure to appeal to fiction lovers of all tastes and backgrounds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edoardo Camponeschi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061521/bk_acx0_061521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Desperate Remedies is Thomas Hardy's first published work Released in 1896, the story centers around young Cytherea Graye, who becomes a servant to Miss Auclyffe, a woman with a troubled past. There, she encounters Aeneas Manston, the incredibly handsome and charming steward of Miss Auclyffe. The anti-hero, Aeneas Manston, as physically alluring as he is evil, fascinates the innocent Cytherea though she is in love with another man. When he cannot seduce her, Manston resorts to deception, blackmail, bigamy, murder, and rape. This compelling story raises the great questions underlying Hardy's major novels, including the injustice of the class system and the treatment of women. Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) was an English novelist and poet of the naturalist movement. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Hagan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rnib/000040/bk_rnib_000040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Palin reads his own account of a journey into a new Europe. Michael Palin's New Europe starts with a simple idea: that only a couple of hours from home are a half of Europe that is for him as unknown and unexplored as the plateau of Tibet or the vastness of the Sahara. Cut off for most of his life by Cold Wars and Iron Curtains, Europe's eastern lands are now open for business - and Michael sets off to discover them. Visiting 20 countries, more than in his Himalaya and Sahara journeys combined, he encounters painful memories and exuberant celebrations. Throwing himself into local life with his usual reckless curiosity, he samples pig fat with a brandy chaser, meets Romanian lumberjacks, drives the 8.58 stopping train from Poznan to Wolsztyn, learns about mine-clearing in Bosnia, treads the catwalk at a Budapest fashion show and watches Turkish gents wrestling in olive oil. It's New Europe, but vintage Palin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Palin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006276/bk_bbcw_006276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin Classics presents Jonathan Swift's inventive classic, Gulliver's Travels, adapted for listening and now available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. This abridged version is read by Hugh Laurie, star of the hit TV series House. "Fifteen hundred of the Emperor's largest horses, each about four inches and an half high, were employed to draw me towards the Metropolis, which, as I said, was half a Mile distant." A savage and hilarious satire, Gulliver's Travels sees Lemuel Gulliver shipwrecked and adrift, subject to bizarre and unnerving encounters with - among others - quarrelling Lilliputians, philosophising horses, and the brutish Yahoo tribe that change his view of humanity - and himself - forever. Swift's classic of 1726 portrays mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified, and finally, bestial species, presenting us with a comical yet uncompromising reflection of ourselves. The Penguin English Library contains 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War. Part of a collection of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives, the Penguin English Library series offers affordable, collectable, quality productions that are perfect for on-the-go listening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hugh Laurie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000260/bk_pauk_000260_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dieses Unterrichtsmodell bezieht sich auf folgende Textausgabe: First Vintage Book Edition, New York, December 1994, ISBN 0-679-75533-0Chicago in den 50er Jahren. Der schwarzen Familie Younger steht durch die Lebensversicherung des verstorbenen Vaters ein kleines Vermögen von 10.000 Dollar zur Verfügung, das bei den Familienmitgliedern Begehrlichkeiten weckt: Während die Tochter Beneatha Medizin studieren möchte, will ihr Bruder Walter Lee mit Freunden einen kleinen Schnapsladen eröffnen. Mama Lena hegt den Traum von einem eigenen Häuschen und ihre Schwiegertochter Ruth erhofft sich für ihren Sohn Travis ebenfalls bessere Lebensumstände.Das 1958 veröffentliche Drama gilt als Wendepunkt in der amerikanischen Literaturszene. Lorraine Hansberry thematisiert das Stereotyp des Amerika der Fünfzigerjahre als ein Land von glücklichen weißen Hausfrauen und Schwarzen, die angeblich ihren untergeordneten Status in der Gesellschaft akzeptieren. Doch der unterschwellig aufwallende sozialeUnmut mündet schließlich in die Bürgerrechtsbewegungen und feministischen Bestrebungen der Sechzigerjahre. Thematisch kann das Drama an den Themenkomplex des American Dream angebunden werden.Hansberrys Drama ist geeignet als Schullektüre in den Jahrgangsstufen 10 - 12. Dieses Unterrichtsmodell liefert einen praxisorientierten Leitfaden zur Behandlung im Unterricht.Contents:Die Personen - Der Inhalt - The author - Vorüberlegungen zum Einsatz des Dramas im Unterricht - Klausuren - Konzeption des Unterrichtsmodells - Components - Weiterführende MaterialienComponent 1: Living and dreaming in the ghetto: Life in a rat trap - The important things in lifeComponent 2: From rags to riches and back: Moving up - Neighbors and other troubles - Unpleasant encounters on moving day - Übersicht über die DVD-KapitelComponent 3: Out of the ghetto and heading to new horizons: The deferred dream - White bribe versus black prideComponent 4: Wrapping up the drama: Historical background - Songs - Cartoons - Non-fictional texts