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Letters To The Lady Upstairs

Author : Marcel Proust
ISBN : 9780008262884
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A charming, funny, poignant collection of twenty-three letters from Marcel Proust to his upstairs neighbour
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Lady Upstairs

Author : Marilyn Nissenson
ISBN : 9781466857506
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Lady Upstairs is the dramatic story of Dorothy Schiff---liberal activist, society stalwart, and the most dynamic female newspaper publisher of her day. From 1939 until 1976 she owned and guided the New York Post, the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the United States. Dolly, as she was called, made the Post one of the most dedicated supporters of New Deal liberalism in the country, while simultaneously maintaining its distinct personality as a chatty, parochial, New York tabloid. Unfazed by political or personal controversy, Schiff backed editorial writers like James Wechsler and Max Lerner and reporters like Murray Kempton and Pete Hamill. Under her guidance the Post broke the story of Richard Nixon's slush fund. It helped bring down such icons of the day as Joseph McCarthy, Walter Winchell, and Robert Moses. It supported the civil rights movement and opposed the Vietnam War. Although Dolly seldom appeared in the newsroom, she approved and commented on every major story and every minor column in the paper, until eventually selling it to Rupert Murdoch. Dolly's private life could have been a staple of the Post's society gossip columns. Endlessly flirtatious, she married four times and had extra-marital romances with, among others, Franklin Roosevelt and Max Beaverbrook. She was a friend of national politicians such as Adlai Stevenson, the Kennedys, Lyndon Johnson, and Nelson Rockefeller. Born into a staunchly Republican German-Jewish banking family, she used her inheritance to further causes of the political left. She used her charm and her social connections in the service of her paper, which was the center of her life. The Lady Upstairs is the portrait of a unique life and a crucial era in American history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Smith Kitten Letters

Author : Smith Kitten
ISBN : 9781644625293
Genre : Fiction
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They say that when a cat enters your life, you never know quite what to expect. Certainly nobody ever expected M’s cat, Smith Kitten, to be literate… AND able to type! But that’s exactly what Smith did. Over the course of her life (and even beyond!), Smith Kitten wrote letters to M’s nephew, David, who saved most of them. Those letters, in addition to other letters saved by M, are the basis for this book. Smith provides a cat’s-eye view of life with M, including stories of the Great Roaring Monster who lives in the hall closet, the Going-to-Bed Routine (in which one must jump on all squares of the quilt to ensure there are no Evil Spirits lurking within) and proper placement of the hairball, as well as d-o-g-s and other beasts.
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The Complete Works Novels Short Stories Plays Essays Memoirs And Letters The Portrait Of A Lady The Wings Of The Dove The American The Bostonians The Ambassadors What Maisie Knew Washington Square Daisy Miller

Author : Henry James
ISBN : 9788026836056
Genre : Fiction
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Table of Contents: Autobiographies: A Small Boy and Others Notes of a Son and Brother The Middle Years Novels: Confidence Roderick Hudson The Ambassadors The American The Awkward Age The Bostonians The Europeans The Golden Bowl The Other House The Outcry The Portrait of a Lady The Princess Casamassima The Reverberator The Sacred Fount The Spoils of Poynton The Tragic Muse The Whole Family The Wings of the Dove Washington Square Watch and Ward What Maisie Knew The Ivory Tower (Unfinished) Novellas and Short Stories Plays: A Change of Heart Daisy Miller Disengaged Guy Domville Pyramus and Thisbe Still Waters Summersoft Tenants The Album The High Bid The Outcry The Reprobate Essays and Studies: Essays in London and Elsewhere French Novelists and Poets Hawthorne Notes and Reviews Notes on Novelists Partial Portraits Picture and Text Portraits of Places The Art of the Novel Views and Reviews William Wetmore Story and His Friends Within the Rim and Other Essays Collected Travel Sketches: A Little Tour in France English Hours Italian Hours The American Scene Transatlantic Sketches Collected Letters Collected Works about Henry James: An Extract from 'The Decay of Lying' by Oscar Wilde Henry James - An Appreciation by Joseph Conrad Henry James, Jr by William Dean Howells Other Essays: Henry James by Virginia Woolf Underwoods: Poems Addressed to Henry James by Robert Louis Stevenson Memoirs and Portraits: An Essay and Letter by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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A Lady Of Letters

Author : Richard J. Allberry
ISBN : 9781468904901
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Letters Of A Travelling Lady

Author : Patricia Newell-Dunkley
ISBN : 9781493110636
Genre : Travel
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All writers take a pinch of fact and beat it to a froth with a handful of fiction, then fold in a tablespoon of one friend, and a cup of acquaintances. This is the recipe for “Letters of a Travelling Lady” a visual feast with lush countryside and architectural delights of 1980’s UK, forming the backdrop to the delightful story of a woman’s nostalgic journey home to sort out her heart. Written with verve and wit, this excellent ‘diary’ is both informative and compassionate. The armchair traveler can accompany Priscilla on her romantic ramble as she travels through The Cotswolds, Sussex, Suffolk, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Oxford, Cambridge, Wales, Paris and Switzerland, accompanied by outstanding photographs capturing the essence of the era. Basing herself in London and visiting the highlights of the city, including Trooping of the Colour. Evoking happy memories for some and future delights for others. If you cannot visit England here’s the next best thing.
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A Lady Her Letters Our Legacy

Author : Aime Wren
ISBN : 9781493178766
Genre : Literary Collections
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A Lady, Her Letters, Our Legacy; Hand Painted, is a letter writing look, into more than one girl’s story. It is a literary, oil painted portrait, of a fair haired child. A painting of life chosen over death, of kindness displayed in the midst of cruelty, of hope determined under humiliation, and of speech chosen over silence. These friendship letter filled pages, display seven lessons painted together using seven colors, on a canvas that develops for the reader, a painted white pearl of peace. This is a canvas that will inspire people of all ages to paint their own lives, in excellence.
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An Ideal Husband

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 9781408137215
Genre : Drama
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One of Wilde's most successful and most frequently revived plays, An Ideal Husband has divided critics more than any other. Treating political intrigue, financial fraud, blackmail, scandal and spin, and the role of women in public life, it is a play which engaged with issues of vital importance to its late-Victorian audience, which continue to resonate today.
Category: Drama

The Woman Upstairs

Author : Ruth Heald
ISBN : 9781786815347
Genre : Fiction
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‘Whoa!!! I stayed up till 6am reading this book! I needed to know the ending! This book was TWISTED. In the best and worst way… Jaw-dropping.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars You’d be lost without her… She’s the shoulder you cry on when the father of your children disappears. She’s the person you turn to when he comes back, begging for forgiveness. She’s by your side when you discover his guilty secrets. She helps rock your babies to sleep when they cry. She’s your friend when you have no one else. She’s the woman upstairs, whose feet you hear treading above as you drift off at night, thankful you aren’t alone. But what if you’re about to lose everything because of her? One of the most twisted, shocking, heart-stopping psychological thrillers you’ll ever read! Fans of K.L. Slater, The Wife Between Us and The Girl on the Train, prepare to be kept up way past your bedtime as you race through this addictive page-turner. Readers absolutely love The Woman Upstairs: ‘I absolutely loved it!... I was like superglue stuck to the pages racing through it as I could not get enough… A twist to end all twists that took my breath away... The tension built throughout, gave me many heart-pounding moments and I was on the edge of my seat.’ Once Upon A Time Book, 5 stars ‘Oh… my… goodness. What a rollercoaster of a read, just brilliant, full of twists and turns and I was gripped from the first page… Brilliant, addictive... A nail-biting and edge-of-your-seat ending.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘WOW!... This book has more twists than a corkscrew. You no sooner get through with one twist and BAM the next one comes.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘WOW! Still reeling from the moment I read the final chapter… A book I devoured easily in just over 24 hours.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow and wow again! A stonkingly good read… I raced through this, it’s that good!!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow!... This one was perfect! So twisty and gripping!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I could not put this book down! I wanted to keep reading it!... I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have been telling people they MUST read it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘WOW!!... Fabulous.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Sooooo good! I couldn’t put this book down and flipped pages late into the night until I finished... Must read!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Brilliant… Another thoroughly engrossing read from an author who is quickly becoming one of my favourites. I cannot think of a single thing that I did not love about this book… This is a compulsive and addictive read from the word go, and I simply devoured it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘What an amazing book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Absolutely brilliant… Very addictive… I so recommended this book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A fantastic thriller that I could not put down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Will leave you spellbound!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I read this book in one day since I just couldn’t put it down! I have read a lot of mysteries but this one kept you guessing through the whole book and what I thought were the answers turned out to be wrong! You will definitely want to pick this one up!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A perfect example of the perfect domestic thriller.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘This is one of those books you can't wait to pick up again because you must find out what's going to happen next, I was totally engrossed.’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘Picture perfect… My Kindle might have a dent from my "page turning" so fast. Brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
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The Letters Of T S Eliot Volume 2 1923 1925

Author : T. S. Eliot
ISBN : 9780571265381
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Volume Two covers the early years of his editorship of The Criterion (the periodical that Eliot launched with Lady Rothermere's backing in 1922), publication of The Hollow Men and the course of Eliot's thinking about poetry and poetics after The Waste Land. The correspondence charts Eliot's intellectual journey towards conversion to the Anglican faith in 1927, as well as his transformation from banker to publisher, ending with his appointment as a director of the new publishing house of Faber & Gwyer, in late 1925, and the appearance of Poems 1909-1925, Eliot's first publication with the house with which he would be associated for the rest of his life. It was partly because of Eliot's profoundly influential work as cultural commentator and editor that the correspondence is so prolific and so various, and Volume Two of the Letters fully demonstrates the emerging continuities between poet, essayist, editor and letter-writer.
Category: Literary Criticism