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The Bucket List To Mend A Broken Heart

Author : Anna Bell
ISBN : 9781785760389
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"Romantic and refreshing" Mhairi McFarlane. A hilarious new romantic comedy for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Sophie Kinsella or A Year Of Being Single Abi's barely left her bed since Joseph, the love of her life, dumped her, saying they were incompatible. When Joseph leaves a box of her possessions on her doorstep, she finds a bucket list of ten things she never knew he wanted to do. Will completing the action-packed list - no easy challenge for the naturally timid Abi - be the way to win back her man? Or might Abi just have a surprise in store...? SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE ALREADY SAYING ABOUT THIS BRILLIANT ROMANTIC COMEDY 'A fun, bouncy, brilliant tale' Heat 'Funny, relatable and fabulously written, it's even inspired us to come up with a bucket list of our own!' Daily Express ''A wonderfully warm romantic comedy . . . the perfect read' Daily Record

The Heart Broker

Author : Colin Vard
ISBN : 1897973047
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Precarious Creativity

Author : Michael Curtin
ISBN : 0520290852
Genre : Cultural industries
File Size : 34. 11 MB
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At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's new open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. "Precarious Creativity" examines the seismic changes confronting media workers in an age of globalization and corporate conglomeration. This pathbreaking anthology peeks behind the hype and supposed glamor of screen media industries to reveal the intensifying pressures and challenges confronting actors, editors, electricians, and others. The authors take on pressing conceptual and methodological issues while also providing insightful case studies of workplace dynamics regarding creativity, collaboration, exploitation, and cultural difference. Furthermore, it examines working conditions and organizing efforts on all six continents, offering broad-ranging and comprehensive analysis of contemporary screen media labor in such places as Lagos, Prague, Hollywood, and Hyderabad. The collection also examines labor conditions across a range of job categories that includes, for example, visual effects, production services, and adult entertainment. With contributions from such leading scholars as John Caldwell, Vicki Mayer, Herman Gray, and Tejaswini Ganti, "Precarious Creativity" offers timely critiques of media globalization while also intervening in broader debates about labor, creativity, and precarity.

When Dreams Travel

Author : Githa Hariharan
ISBN : 0143104284
Genre :
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&Lsquo;The Powerless Must Have A Dream Or Two, Dreams That Break Walls, Dreams That Go Through Walls As If They Are Powerless.&Rsquo; A Magical Tour De Force By A Writer At The Height Of Her Powers, When Dreams Travel Weaves Round Scheherazade&Mdash;Or Shahrzad Of The Thousand And One Nights&Mdash;A Vibrant, Inventive Story About That Old Game That&Rsquo;S Never Played Out: The Quest For Love And Power. The Curtain Opens On Four Figures, Two Men And Two Women. There Is The Sultan Who Wants A Virgin Every Night; There Is His Brother, Who Makes An Enemy Of Darkness And Tries To Banish It; And There Are Their Ambitious Brides, The Sisters Shahrzad And Dunyazad, Aspiring To Be Heroines&Mdash;Or Martyrs. Travelling In And Out Of These Lives To Spellbinding Effect Is A Range Of Stories, Dark, Poetic And Witty By Turns, Spanning Medieval To Contemporary Times. With Its Sharp And Lively Blend Of Past And Present, Its Skilful Reworking Of The Historical Tradition, And Its Controlled Use Of Evocative Language, Githa Hariharan&Rsquo;S Multi-Voiced Narrative Assumes The Significance Of Modern Myth.

Becoming Bonnie

Author : Jenni L. Walsh
ISBN : 9780765390202
Genre : Fiction
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From debut historical novelist Jenni L. Walsh--and just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Oscar award-winning film, Bonnie and Clyde--Becoming Bonnie is the untold story of how wholesome Bonnelyn Parker became half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo! The summer of 1927 might be the height of the Roaring Twenties, but Bonnelyn Parker is more likely to belt out a church hymn than sling drinks at an illicit juice joint. She’s a sharp girl with plans to overcome her family's poverty, provide for herself, and maybe someday marry her boyfriend, Roy Thornton. But when Roy springs a proposal on her, and financial woes jeopardize her ambitions, Bonnelyn finds salvation in an unlikely place: Dallas's newest speakeasy, Doc's. Living the life of a moll at night, Bonnie remains a wholesome girl by day, engaged to Roy, attending school, and working toward a steady future. When Roy discovers her secret life, he embraces it—perhaps too much, especially when it comes to booze and gambling—she tries to make the pieces fit. Maybe she can have it all: the American Dream, the husband, and the intoxicating allure of jazz music. But her life—like her country—is headed for a crash. Bonnie Parker is about to meet Clyde Barrow. “A compelling account of a nation and a life in disarray—readers will feel for Bonnelyn as she finds herself scrabbling for survival in a world turned upside down.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

City Of Savages

Author : Lee Kelly
ISBN : 9781481410328
Genre : Fiction
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“Red Dawn meets Escape from New York and The Hunger Games” (Booklist) in an action-packed dystopian fantasy filled with “prose [that] is gorgeous and brilliant” and “tells a satisfyingly dark tale through alternating the two sisters’ points of view” (VOYA, starred review). It’s been nearly two decades since the Red Allies first attacked New York, and Manhattan is now a prisoner-of-war camp, ruled by Rolladin and her brutal, impulsive warlords. For Skyler Miller, Manhattan is a cage that keeps her from the world beyond the city’s borders. But for Sky’s younger sister, Phee, the POW camp is a dangerous playground of possibility, and the only home she’d ever want. When Sky and Phee discover their mom’s hidden journal from the war’s outbreak, they both realize there’s more to Manhattan—and their mother—than either of them had ever imagined. And after a group of strangers arrives at the annual POW census, the girls begin to uncover the island’s long-kept secrets. The strangers hail from England, a country supposedly destroyed by the Red Allies, and Rolladin’s lies about Manhattan’s captivity begin to unravel. Hungry for the truth, the sisters set a series of events in motion that end in the death of one of Rolladin’s guards. Now they’re outlaws, forced to join the strange Englishmen on an escape mission through Manhattan. Their flight takes them into subways haunted by cannibals, into the arms of a sadistic cult in the city’s Meatpacking District and, through the pages of their mom’s old journal, into the island’s dark and shocking past.

Great On The Job

Author : Jodi Glickman
ISBN : 9781429923804
Genre : Business & Economics
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A much-needed "people skills" primer and master class in all facets of workplace communication Do you know how to ask for help at work without sounding dumb? Do you know how to get valuable and useful feedback from your colleagues? Have you mastered your professional elevator pitch so that every time you meet someone, they remember and are impressed by you? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, you need Great on the Job. In 2008, Jodi Glickman launched Great on the Job, a communications consulting firm whose distinguished client list includes Harvard Business School, Wharton, The Stern School of Business, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup. Now, Glickman's three-step training program is available in book form for the first time. With case studies, micro strategies, and example language, readers will learn communication skills that can be practiced and implemented immediately. In today's economy, it's not typically the smartest, hardest working or most technically savvy who succeed. Instead, the ability to communicate well is often the most important precursor to success in the workplace. So whether you're a star performer or a struggling novice, Great on the Job will give you the building blocks you need for every conversation you'll have at work.

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