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A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal Book
Author : John Preston
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2016-05-05
ISBN : 0241973759
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The bestselling book that inspired the Bafta-winning BBC drama,starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw Corruption. Blackmail. Conspiracy to murder. A Very English Scandal has all the hallmarks of a classic thriller with one difference. It's all true. In the late 1960s Jeremy Thorp, the charismatic leader of the Liberal Party, was at the height of his political career. But homosexuality had only just been legalized, and a former relationship with a younger man named Norman Scott threatened to destroy Thorp's carefully curated facade. Helped by fellow politicians, Thorpe schemed, deceived and embezzled until he saw only one way to silence his ex-lover for good. Meticulously researched and endlessly extraordinary, Thorp's trial captured the moment that British society discovered the truth about its political class - and learned just how far the Establishment will go to protect its own. 'Gripping. A story of cack-handed assassins, buffoonish policemen, dodgy Home Secretaries' Daily Telegraph 'I loved it; eccentric, dark, humane and English in the very best sense' Alain de Botton 'Retold with masterful skill . . . It grips like a detective story' Daily Mail, Book of the Week

A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal Book
Author : John Preston
Publisher : Viking
Release : 2018-04-05
ISBN : 9780241983898
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for murder Behind oak-panelled doors in the House of Commons, men with cut-glass accents and gold signet rings are conspiring to murder. It's the late 1960s and homosexuality has only just been legalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide. As long as Norman Scott, his beautiful, unstable lover is around, Thorpe's brilliant career is at risk. With the help of his fellow politicians, Thorpe schemes, deceives, embezzles - until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good.

A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal Book
Author : Tommy Wainscott
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-03-19
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jeremy Thorpe, a politician, tries to get his former lover, Norman, murdered for fear he may end his political career. However, Thorpe faces trial when Norman gets out alive and reports the crime.

Fall

Fall Book
Author : John Preston
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2021-02-04
ISBN : 0241985978
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A LITERARY HIGHLIGHT FOR 2021 IN THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN AND OBSERVER 'The best biography yet of the media magnate Robert Maxwell - by turns engrossing, amusing and appalling' Robert Harris, Sunday Times 'Electrifying... the supreme chronicler of modern British scandals' Mail on Sunday From the bestselling author of A Very English Scandal, the jaw-dropping life story of the notorious business tycoon Robert Maxwell. In February 1991, the media mogul and former MP Robert Maxwell made a triumphant entrance into Manhattan harbour aboard his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, to complete his purchase of the ailing New York Daily News. Crowds lined the quayside to watch his arrival, taxi drivers stopped their cabs to shake his hand and children asked for his autograph. But just ten months later, Maxwell disappeared from the same yacht off the Canary Islands, only to be found dead in the water soon afterward. Maxwell was the embodiment of Britain's post-war boom. Born an Orthodox Jew, he had escaped the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, fought in World War 2, and was decorated for his heroism with the Military Cross. He went on to become a Labour MP and an astonishingly successful businessman, owning a number of newspapers and publishing companies. But on his death, his empire fell apart, as long-hidden debts and unscrupulous dealings came to light. Within a few days, Maxwell was being reviled as the embodiment of greed and corruption. No one had ever fallen so far and so quickly. What went so wrong? How did a war hero and model of society become reduced to a bloated, amoral wreck? In this gripping book, John Preston delivers the definitive account of Maxwell's extraordinary rise and scandalous fall. 'Preston is a natural storyteller' The Times

A Very English Deceit The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal Text Only

A Very English Deceit  The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal  Text Only  Book
Author : Malcolm Balen
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2012-06-28
ISBN : 0007393903
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ebook of the critically acclaimed popular history book: the story of the South Sea Bubble which in Balen’s hands becomes a morality tale for our times. A classic collision of political ambition, mercenary greed and financial revolution.

Doctor Who Rose Target Collection

Doctor Who  Rose  Target Collection  Book
Author : Russell T Davies
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2018-04-05
ISBN : 1473531233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discover the new Doctor Who classics. “Nice to meet you, Rose. Run for your life!” In a lair somewhere beneath central London, a malevolent alien intelligence is plotting the end of humanity. Shop window dummies that can move – and kill – are taking up key positions, ready to strike. Rose Tyler, an ordinary Londoner, is working her shift in a department store, unaware that this is the most important day of her life. She’s about to meet the only man who understands the true nature of the threat facing Earth, a stranger who will open her eyes to all the wonder and terror of the universe – a traveller in time and space known as the Doctor.

Doctor Who The Writer s Tale The Final Chapter

Doctor Who  The Writer s Tale  The Final Chapter Book
Author : Benjamin Cook,Russell T Davies
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2013-03-31
ISBN : 1448141370
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For this new edition of The Writer's Tale, Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook expand their in-depth discussion of the creative life of Doctor Who to cover Russell's final year as Head Writer and Executive Producer of the show, as well as his work behind the increasingly successful Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures spin-offs. Candid and witty insights abound throughout two years' worth of correspondence, covering David Tennant's last episodes as the Doctor and the legacy that Russell and David leave behind as a new era of Doctor Who begins. With over 300 pages of new material, and taking in events from the entire five years since the show's return in 2005, The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter is the most comprehensive - and personal - account of Doctor Who ever published.

A Little London Scandal

A Little London Scandal Book
Author : Miranda Emmerson
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2020-08-20
ISBN : 0008244340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A story of class and corruption, sex and the Sixties, for fans of A Very English Scandal and The Trial of Christine Keeler

Doctor Who Adventures in Lockdown

Doctor Who  Adventures in Lockdown Book
Author : Chris Chibnall,Paul Cornell,Russell T Davies,Neil Gaiman,Mark Gatiss,Pete McTighe,Steven Moffat,Vinay Patel,Joy Wilkinson
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2020-11-05
ISBN : 1473532825
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Darkness Never Prevails. While staying home was a vital safety measure in 2020, the freedom of the TARDIS remained a dream that drew many - allowing them to roam the cosmos in search of distraction, reassurance and adventure. Now some of the finest TV Doctor Who writers come together with gifted illustrators in this very special short story collection in support of BBC Children in Need. Current and former showrunners - Chris Chibnall Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat - present exciting adventures for the Doctor conceived in confinement, alongside brand new fiction from Neil Gaiman, Mark Gatiss and Vinay Patel. Also featuring work from Chris Riddell, Joy Wilkinson, Paul Cornell, Sonia Leong, Sophie Cowdrey, Mike Collins and many more, Adventures in Lockdown is a book for any Doctor Who fan in your life, stories that will send your heart spinning wildly through time and space... £2.25 from every copy sold in the UK of Doctor Who: Adventures in Lockdown will benefit Children in Need (registered charity number 802052 in England & Wales and SC039557 in Scotland)

The Dig

The Dig Book
Author : John Preston
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2008-05-29
ISBN : 0141041072
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A brilliantly realised account of the most famous archeological dig in British history, now a major motion picture starring Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan and Lily James. 'Exquisitely original' Ian MacEwan 'An enthralling story of love and loss' Robert Harris In the long hot summer of 1939 Britain is preparing for war. But on a riverside farm in Suffolk there is excitement of another kind: Mrs Pretty, the widowed farmer, has had her hunch proved correct that the strange mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As the dig proceeds against a background of mounting national anxiety, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary find... John Preston's recreation of the Sutton Hoo dig - the greatest Anglo-Saxon discovery ever in Britain - brilliantly and comically dramatizes three months of intense activity when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivalry flourished in equal measure. 'A tale of rivalry, loss and thwarted love so absorbing that I read right through lunchtime one day, and it's not often I miss a meal' Nigella Lawson 'A delicate evocation of a vanished era' Sunday Times

Rose

Rose Book
Author : Russell T. Davies
Publisher : Ebury Press
Release : 2018-04-02
ISBN : 9781785943263
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Meet the new Doctor Who classics. "Nice to meet you, Rose. Run for your life!" In a lair somewhere beneath central London, a malevolent alien intelligence is plotting the end of humanity. Shop window dummies that can move - and kill - are taking up key positions, ready to strike. Rose Tyler, an ordinary Londoner, is working her shift in a department store, unaware that this is the most important day of her life. She's about to meet the only man who understands the true nature of the threat facing Earth, a stranger who will open her eyes to all the wonder and terror of the universe - a traveller in time and space known as the Doctor.

Wicked Baby

Wicked Baby Book
Author : Tara Hanks
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-03-11
ISBN : 9781530387915
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It's 1960, and a seventeen year-old girl is alone in London. While working as a dancer in a club, she meets a jaded society doctor who introduces her to rich and powerful men. But Christine Keeler is much more than just another empty-headed beauty. Privy to secrets that threaten the heart of government, she is hunted down and forced to tell the truth as she sees it. 'Wicked Baby' is a novella based on the events of the Profumo Affair, a tale of innocence corrupted that dares to imagine the complex desires and motives behind a very English scandal. "Tara has the ability to creep under the skin of her subject matter without making judgments ... her bravery and her natural-born writer's empathy rewarded her with a novella that must be the most unique work of 'faction' that I have read this year." - Binnacle Press "The simple factual tone blends the efficiency of journalism with the immediacy of fairytale ... the sweep across all the major figures convincingly portrays the atmosphere of the dawning of the Sixties." - Alwyn W. Turner, author of 'Halfway to Paradise' and 'The Biba Experience' "This is as fine an introduction to the Profumo Affair as you are ever likely to meet." - Tregolwyn Book Reviews

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2020

Actors  and Performers  Yearbook 2020 Book
Author : Lloyd Trott
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-10-31
ISBN : 1350107581
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work on stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. With several new articles including The multi-hyphenate comedy actor-performer-writer; Ignition, inspiration and the imposter; Be prepared for publicity; and Equity pension scheme, Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2020 features aspects of the profession not previously covered, as well as continuing to provide valuable insight into auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and financial issues. This is a valuable professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. All listings have been updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Miss Treadway 2

Miss Treadway 2 Book
Author : Miranda Emmerson
Publisher : Fourth Estate
Release : 2020-08
ISBN : 9780008244330
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A story of class and corruption, sex and the Sixties, for fans of A Very English Scandal and The Trial of Christine Keeler

The Penguin Book Quiz

The Penguin Book Quiz Book
Author : James Walton
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2019-10-03
ISBN : 0241986044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The perfect gift for Christmas Which Haruki Murakami novel shares its title with a Beatles song? In Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is Charlie's surname? What is heavy-drinking Rachel Watson known as in the title of a 21st-century bestseller? And what do you get if you add the number of Bennet sisters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to the number of Karamazov brothers in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov? With four hundred questions covering books from literary classics to modern bestsellers, through iconic children's books and books you say that you've read but really you haven't, The Penguin Book Quiz is as appropriate for a making you look well-read at a party as it is for a book-loving family to tuck into after Christmas dinner: it's as enjoyable to read as it is to play. Featuring the work of everyone from Antony Beevor to Zadie Smith, books from The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses, and with movie, music, television and literary references abound, this entertaining quiz tickles the fancy (and the brains) of light and heavy readers alike. Answers: - Norwegian Wood - Bucket - The Girl on the Train - Eight (five sisters, three brothers)

Lockdown 2020

Lockdown 2020 Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : BBC Books
Release : 2020-11-05
ISBN : 9781785947063
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Lockdown 2020 book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

An English Affair

An English Affair Book
Author : Richard Davenport-Hines
Publisher : HarperPress
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780007435852
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A racy snapshot of Britain in the late 1950s and early 1960s, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Profumo affair.

The Art of American Screen Acting 1960 to Today

The Art of American Screen Acting  1960 to Today Book
Author : Dan Callahan
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2019-01-31
ISBN : 147663596X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Modern screen acting in English is dominated by two key figures: Method acting guru Lee Strasberg—who taught the “the art of experiencing” over “the art of representing”—and English theater titan Laurence Olivier, who once said of the Method’s immersive approach, “try acting, it’s so much easier.” This book explores in detail the work of such method actors as Al Pacino, Ellen Burstyn, Jack Nicholson and Jane Fonda, and charts the shift away from the more internally focused Strasberg-based acting of the 1970s, and towards the more “external” way of working, exemplified by the career of Meryl Streep in the 1980s.

Law and the Arms Trade

Law and the Arms Trade Book
Author : Laurence Lustgarten
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2020-09-03
ISBN : 150992230X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This ground-breaking book offers an extensive legal analysis-grounded in public, EU, and international law-of arms trade regulation, integrated with insights drawn from international relations. The sale of weapons and related technologies is, globally, one of the most politically controversial and ethically contentious forms of commerce. Intimately connected with sustaining repressive governments and violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, arms exports are also a central element in the economic and strategic policies of the governments of all large industrial states. They have also been the source of abundant corruption, and of serious challenges to the norms and effectiveness of constitutional accountability in democratic states. On paper, the arms trade is heavily regulated: national legislation and international treaties are in place which purport to prohibit certain transactions and limit others. Yet despite its importance, legal and international relations scholarship on the subject has been surprisingly limited. This book fills this gap in the literature by examining and comparing the export control regimes of eight leading nations - USA, Russia, the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, China, and India - with chapters contributed by leading experts in the field of law and international relations.

Root Around Britain

Root Around Britain Book
Author : Will Donaldson
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-03-31
ISBN : 144813661X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, from Abstractions (you'll find them on the Continent, of course') to Weather, Root Around Britain tells the story of a quest. A quest for the essence of Englishness; a quest for a new television series which Mr Root can sell to the fat man in Birmingham; a quest for a peerage and the right way to pay for it ('old money' or 'new money'?); and, finally, a quest for the means to humiliate a nosy neighbour. What could be more English than that?