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.
´Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.´ - Matisse Use this essential guide to crack artistic algorithms and improve, sustain and nurture your creativity. Brief Lessons in Creativity presents a rich variety of artistic methods and solutions for you to try, and is packed with inspiration and practical takeaways. Stay curious like Rauschenberg by immersing yourself in the world through seeing, reading and researching. Repeat and revisit with Cézanne to try things differently, and collect and remix with Matisse and Bacon. Appreciate the importance of solitude and space with Bourgeois, and improvise freely with Van Gogh. With every chapter, learn how to create your best work and embrace a new sense of playfulness.
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.
Yomi wirft diesmal ihre dämonischen Blicke auf diejenigen, die gerne ihr Leben mit anderen tauschen würden, ohne die Konsequenzen zu bedenken. Auch der harsche Umgang mit vermeintlich süßen Kätzchen und die Respektlosigkeit gegenüber alten Menschen wird das Mädchen ohne Unterleib bestrafen.
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?
Bill Corde looks down at the face of the murdered girl and sees the horror of sudden death. He cannot know, as he stands there at the trampled, muddy scene beside the college girl´s corpse, that his own life is about to slip into terror. He cannot know that everything he holds precious is about to shatter before his eyes. He cannot know that his career-and his family-are about to enter a new dimension of danger. For Bill Corde, the killer is everything he fears most. For Sarah, Bill´s wild, learning-impaired daughter, trapped in a world of frustration and ridicule, he may be just the person she´s been waiting for. Someone who understands her worries and loneliness. Someone who signs his notes ´´The Sunshine Man.? Someone she can run away with-even a perfect stranger.
A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, ´´The Lessons of History ´´is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.
(2000 ´Delmark´) (68:48/14) Gutes neues Album der starken Sängerin; die sich diesmal neben klassischen Bluesthemen z.B. auch ´Nutbush City Limits´, bekannt von Tina Turner, vorgenommen hat / fine new effort from this powerful singer. Besides her clas
Siggi Jepsen, incarcerated as a juvenile delinquent, in one day assigned to write a routine German lesson on the ´The Joys of Duty.´Overfamiliar with these ´joys, ´ Siggi sets down his life since 1943, a decade earlier, when as a boy he watched his father, constable of the northernmost police station in Germany, doggedly carry out orders from Berlin to stop a well-known Expressionist, their neighbor, from paintings to keep them safe from his father.
The instant New York Times bestseller Supermodel and philanthropist Gisele Bündchen shares personal stories, insights, and photos to explore lessons that have helped shape her life. Gisele Bündchen´s journey began in southern Brazil, growing up with five sisters, playing volleyball, and rescuing the dogs and cats around her hometown. In fact, she wanted to become either a professional volley player or a veterinarian. But at the age of 14, fate suddenly intervened in in the form of a modeling scout, who spotted her in São Paulo. Four years later, Gisele´s appearance in Alexander McQueen´s memorably rain-soaked London runway show in the spring 1998 launched her spectacular career as a fashion model, and put an end to the ´´heroin chic´´ era of fashion. Since then, Gisele has appeared in almost 400 ad campaigns and on over 1200 magazine covers. She has walked in more than 470 fashion shows for the most influential brands in the world. Gisele has become an icon, leaving a lasting mark on the fashion industry. But until now, few people have gotten to know the real Gisele, a woman whose private life stands in dramatic contrast to her public image. In Lessons, she reveals for the first time who she really is and what she´s learned over the past 37 years to help her live a meaningful life--a journey that takes readers from a childhood spent barefoot in small-town Brazil, to an internationally successful career, motherhood and marriage to quarterback Tom Brady. A work of great openness and vulnerability, Lessons reveals the inner life of a very public woman.
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!
Auf der Suche nach seiner verschollenen Ex-Freundin ist der Maler James nach London gezogen. James findet ein Quartier in einer WG, die allerlei Verführungen bereithält, denn seine vier Mitbewohnerinnen sind ebenso attraktive wie unternehmungslustige Frauen. Dieses reizende Quartett erteilt dem hoffnungslosen Romantiker James eine Reihe ganz spezieller Lektionen.