Erwachsen werden ist schwer - besonders für den schüchternen Teenager Ben, denn er steht unter der Fuchtel seiner dominanten und sehr frommen Mutter. Als er jedoch die schrullige pensionierte Schauspielerin Evie kennen lernt, verändert sich sein Leben schlagartig. Völlig unkonventionell und leicht durchgeknallt nimmt sie ihn mit auf die Fahrt seines Lebens. Auf dem etwas unfreiwilligen Road Trip lernt er, das Steuer selbst in die Hand zu nehmen: im Auto, in der Disco und bei den Mädchen...
The new novel from the author of Our Endless Numbered Days. Ingrid writes letters to her husband Gil about their life together. She hides each in the thousands of books Gil has collected. Despite their two daughters, despite their beautiful house by the sea and Gil´s talent as a writer, their marriage has been troubled. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach.
Auf der Eastern Atlantik Universität wird falsches Spiel getrieben. Wenn die Aufstellungsrangordnung des Footballteams bei den Zensuren nicht berücksichtigt wird, dann wird auch die Football-Saison zum Glücksspiel. Als sich eine Professorin versucht dagegen zu wehren, wird sie überfallen. Der Undecoveragent Thomasson wird eingeschleust. Dieser muß feststellen, daß das Footballteam seine Muskeln nicht nur auf dem Spielfeld einsetzt...
Laura is an English teacher who earns extra money giving private lessons. She is also a smoking hot cougar whos tired of men her age and looking for a cub. But right now needs to work as much as possible to make ends meet. Laura gets an opportunity to work and play when the father of her student Max makes her an offer. Max is a virgin and Laura is paid to give him some very sexy private lessons. ----- Excerpt ----- So what does that have to do with now? I asked. Max is in the same exact spot and he needs to learn to be with a woman. He looked away, took a deep breath then asked, Laura would you be willing to teach him? I stared at him, was he serious? He was avoiding making eye contact with me which told me this probably wasnt a joke, if it was he would be watching for my reaction, not looking everywhere else. He then sealed it when he said softly, Ill pay you. Are you kidding? I blurted out, What do you think I am; a whore? No, no! He put his hands out in a calming gesture, Im sorry, I know how it sounds, but I dont really mean it that way. You just offered to pay me to have sex with your son. I threw my hands up, Whos barely a man. Eighteen is barely a man. Hes twenty and lets face it; you didnt mind flaunting your tits to him, now did you? I know I just asked something out of the ordinary of you, but dont get so puffed up, you were teasing him and loving it. He pointed, So am I really that far off in asking? Ouch. I nodded, Okay, you got me, but teasing and doing are different and Im his tutor, been doing that for almost three years, I know him. Thats the point. He said quietly, You know him, he likes you, and hes comfortable with you. It wouldnt be like my old man dumping me off with a stranger. Max would trust you. And Id be earning that trust. I rolled my eyes. Remember, I was watching and it wasnt just Max that looked like he was ready to lose it, the look on your face was straight out of one of those porns he watches. I know sex isnt everything. Ive never been a player or womanizer and I dont want him to be one either, but he lost out on a lot of fun in High school and hes going into his second year of colleges and still a virgin! Come on, you remember college, think of the fun hes missing! These are the best years of his life and hes pissing them away because hes nervous. He laughed, Come on, help the kid out! I admit Ive thought about younger guys in general lately, but Max is different. Only because youre afraid to lose the job. Richard smiled, And that will not happen, trust me. So say I did this. I seduce him; show him what hes missing. Then we just go back to talking about English composition? Ill be done as his teacher, I would have to be. Only if you want to. He said, And what if I told you I have two people on the hook that need a tutor; I can get you more work. So if you wanted to quit here youd be fine. You really think Id do this? What if he says something? Hes a kid, hell brag. He wont because youll tell him real men dont kiss and tell. Thats one of his lessons; if you have sex with a girl you have a better chance of more if you dont run your mouth. You still assume Id do it for money. Laura. He grinned, I know people, I make money knowing people. You broke up with Jeff awhile back and thats when you started really teasing Max. You just said youve been thinking about young guys. He grinned as I frowned, and continued, You commented you havent had much of a life lately. All that adds up to you being frustrated and looking to ease that frustration. Im offering you a chance to do that and help out Max at the same time. How magnanimous of you. I muttered. Oh, and theres your current financial woes as well. Reaching into his shirt pocket he removed a wad of hundred dollar bills and held them up to me. One thousand dollars... He paused and looking me in the eye added, Per lesson.
AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 2 FACT NOT FICTION BOOKCLUB AND READ BY BILL NIGHY ON AUDIO ´I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life-time´ Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che Guevara style. What he doesn´t need is a pet. What he really doesn´t need is a pet penguin. Set against Argentina´s turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Perónist regime, this is the heart-warming story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before a new term. When the bird refuses to leave Tom´s side, the young teacher has no choice but to smuggle it across the border, through customs, and back to school. Whether it´s as the rugby team´s mascot, the housekeeper´s confidant, the host at Tom´s parties or the most flamboyant swimming coach in world history, Juan Salvador transforms the lives of all he meets - in particular one homesick school boy. And as for Tom, he discovers in Juan Salvador a compadre like no other... The Penguin Lessons is a unique and moving true story which has captured imaginations around the globe - for all those who dreamed as a child they might one day talk to the animals.
Auf Yomi ist immer Verlass! Wer leichtsinnig genug ist, seine Wut an Plüschtieren auszulassen oder sich schicksalhaft mit jemandem verbunden zu fühlen, der wird garantiert auf das Mädchen ohne Unterleib treffen. Denn die Welt des Grauens gewährt immer und überall Zutritt!
Fish bones in the caves of East Timor reveal that humans have systematically fished the seas for at least 42,000 years. But in recent centuries, our ancient, vital relationship with the oceans has changed faster than the tides. As boats and fishing technology have evolved, traditional fishermen have been challenged both at sea and in the marketplace by large-scale fishing companies whose lower overhead and greater efficiency guarantee lower prices. In Fishing Lessons, Kevin M. Bailey captains a voyage through the deep history and present course of this sea change - a change that has seen species depleted, ecosystems devastated, and artisanal fisheries transformed into a global industry afloat with hundreds of billions of dollars per year. Bailey knows these waters, the artisanal fisheries, and their relationship with larger ocean ecology intimately. In a series of place-based portraits, he shares stories of decline and success as told by those at the ends of the long lines and hand lines, channeling us through the changing dynamics of small-scale fisheries and the sustainability issues they face - both fiscal and ecological. We encounter Paolo Vespoli and his tiny boat, the Giovanni Padre,in the Gulf of Naples; Wenche, a sea Sámi, one of the indigenous fisherwomen of Norway; and many more. From salmon to abalone, the Bay of Fundy to Monterey and the Amazon, Bailey´s catch is no fish tale. It is a global story, casting a net across waters as vast and distinct as Puget Sound and the Chilean coast. Sailing across the world, Bailey explores the fast-shifting current of how we gather food from the sea, what we gain and what we lose with these shifts, and potential solutions for the murky passage ahead.
SAVE THE LIES|Sweet about me / Cilmi Gabriella|Sanctuary|EINSTEIN|GOT NO PLACE TO GO|DON´T WANT TO GO TO BED NOW|MESSY|AWKWARD GAME|SAFER|CIGARETTES AND LIES|TERRIFYING|SIT IN THE BLUES|ECHO BEACH
From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn´t commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.
From the author of The Power, winner of the Baileys Women´s Prize for Fiction 2017 James, always the outsider, enters Oxford - high seat of privilege, wealth and ambition. There he meets Mark Winters - dissolute, astonishingly, heartbreakingly rich, and pitilessly cruel - and the fellow students he has gathered around him: untouchable Emmanuella; on-again/off-again Simon and Franny; and passionate, true Jess. The nights - and many of the days - become one long party. Friendships are made, and broken. Lovers swapped, or dropped. It is all beguiling and bewitching. Everything James dreamed of but never quite believed in. But after university they are each cast out into an indifferent world. Free of Mark and his dark influence, they are lost to one another, until one night tragedy strikes . . .
Im Mittelpunkt von TANGO LESSON steht die Filmemacherin Sally. Während sie mit Unterbrechungen an einem Drehbuch für Hollywood schreibt, das ihr immer weniger gefällt, entdeckt sie den Tango. Sie nimmt Unterricht bei Pablo, einem argentinischen Tangotänzer. Im Laufe der Tanzstunden verlieben sie sich ineinander und schließen einen Handel ab: Wenn er eine Tangotänzerin aus ihr macht, wird sie einen Filmstar aus ihm machen. Sein Teil des Handels ist erfüllt, als sie gemeinsam in einer Show auftreten. Doch ihr Versuch, in Buenos Aires einen Film mit Pablo zu drehen, enthüllt die komplexe Struktur ihrer Beziehung und der Geschichte: wie kannst du dich führen lassen, wenn dien Instinkt will, dass du führst?
Die gute Lehrerin und ideale Freundin ist die absolute Bedrohung der perfekten Familie. Victoria Paige, blond, klug und attraktiv, hat sich die Familie Stephens als Ziel ihres mörderischen Wahnsinns ausgesucht. Ahnungslos gehen Samantha, Nick und ihre Kinder Molly und Jack in die Falle der hilfsbereiten sympathischen Frau, nicht ahnend, dass deren dunkles Geheimnis zur tödlichen Bedrohung für alle wird. Als Samantha endlich erkennt, mit welcher Bestie sie es hier zu tun hat, sind sie und ihre Lieben der psychopathischen Lady längst hilflos ausgeliefert!