THE BIRTHDAY SCANDAL

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The Birthday Scandal

Author : Leigh Michaels
ISBN : 1612184766
Genre : Fiction
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Duke of Weybridge knows that everyone loves a good surprise and a good scandal. He as both for the guests as his birthday ball- particularly for his nieces and nephew, Emily, Isabel, and Lucien. They think his promise to improve their lives means a generous stipend. But he's got a different gift in mind: finding them perfect matches. His task won't be easy because the Arden siblings have given up on love. As the duke's celebration approaches, his romantic schemes ignite passions and spark more than a fewjuicy rumors that will have the ton buzzing for years.
Category: Fiction

The Birthday Present

Author : Barbara Vine
ISBN : 9780141923604
Genre : Fiction
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The Birthday Present by Barbara Vine - a gripping, psychological thriller packed with menace Intensely imagined, fearful and satisfying' Sunday Times Tory MP Ivor Tesham has unconventional tastes. And in bored housewife Hebe Furnal he finds someone to share and enact his sexual fantasies. However, one day it all goes terribly wrong. Ivor plans a special liaison for Hebe's birthday - a daring sexual adventure. But dangerous games have unforeseen costs and consequences. And when there is an accidental death, scandal and ruin cannot be far behind . . . How long can a secret stay a secret? How long will friends protect a reputation? And how long before guilt catches up with you? 'The pre-eminent genius of the psychological thriller' Herald 'Gripping, compelling' Mail on Sunday 'Vintage Vine' Literary Review If you like P.D. James, Ian Rankin and Scott Turow, you will love The Bithday Present by Barbara Vine. Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fifteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Her other books include: A Dark Adapted Eye; The House of Stairs; Gallowglass; Asta's Book; No Night Is Too Long; In the Time of His Prosperity; The Brimstone Wedding; The Chimney Sweeper's Boy; Grasshopper; The Blood Doctor; The Minotaur; The Birthday Present and The Child's Child.
Category: Fiction

Scandal Civility

Author : Marcus Daniel
ISBN : 9780199764815
Genre : History
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A new breed of journalists came to the fore in post-revolutionary America--fiercely partisan, highly ideological, and possessed of a bold sense of vocation and purpose as they entered the fray of political debate. Often condemned by latter-day historians and widely seen in their own time as a threat to public and personal civility, these colorful figures emerge in this provocative new book as the era's most important agents of political democracy. Through incisive portraits of the most influential journalists of the 1790s--William Cobbett, Benjamin Franklin Bache, Philip Freneau, Noah Webster, John Fenno, and William Duane--Scandal and Civility moves beyond the usual cast of "revolutionary brothers" and "founding fathers" to offer a fresh perspective on a seemingly familiar story. Marcus Daniel demonstrates how partisan journalists, both Federalist and Democratic-Republican, were instrumental in igniting and expanding vital debates over the character of political leaders, the nature of representative government, and, ultimately, the role of the free press itself. Their rejection of civility and self-restraint--not even icons like George Washington were spared their satirical skewerings--earned these men the label "peddlers of scurrility." Yet, as Daniel shows, by breaking with earlier conceptions of "impartial" journalism, they challenged the elite dominance of political discourse and helped fuel the enormous political creativity of the early republic. Daniel's nuanced and penetrating narrative captures this key period of American history in all its contentious complexity. And in today's climate, when many decry media "excesses" and the relentlessly partisan and personal character of political debate, his book is a timely reminder that discord and difference were essential to the very creation of our political culture.
Category: History

An Absolute Scandal

Author : Penny Vincenzi
ISBN : 9780385526968
Genre : Fiction
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An inside view of the greed and social power plays behind the closed doors of upper-crust society, An Absolute Scandal looks at a world where money isn't everything . . . sometimes, it's the only thing. And when the money disappears in the thick of a financial crisis, the real story begins.For Nigel Cowper, this means the destruction of his family business; his wife, Lucinda, is willing to do everything she can to help him—except give up her irresistible lover. The powerful, charismatic banker Simon Beaumont and his equally successful wife Elizabeth lose everything they've worked so hard to acquire; but the ultimate tragedy is something that neither one could have anticipated. Yet the well-to-do are not the only ones whose lives are upended: a self-sufficient widow, a single mother, and a schoolmaster find that their lives are also turned upside down in this deliciously readable tale.
Category: Fiction

A Serving Of Scandal

Author : Prue Leith
ISBN : 9781849168779
Genre : Fiction
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People just love a scandal . . . Kate McKinnon is thirty-six and mother to five-year-old Toby. She used to be a restaurant chef, but then Toby came along. Now she has a small but thriving catering business. Her life is on an even keel but that's about to change. She gets a job cooking lunch at the Foreign Office and there she has her first fateful meeting with Oliver Stapler, Secretary of State. Married and a father, he's totally out of bounds, yet she falls for him. Though she tries to keep her feelings secret, rumours start to fly. When someone alerts the gutter press, who cares whether Kate's affair with Oliver is true or not?
Category: Fiction

Scandal In Spring

Author : Lisa Kleypas
ISBN : 9780748125678
Genre : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas comes the next title in the beloved romance series The Wallflowers - perfect for fans of Sarah MacLean, Julia Quinn and Eloisa James. 'Lisa Kleypas is the best' Sarah MacLean The Wallflowers: four young ladies at the side of the ballroom make a pact to help each other find husbands . . . no matter what it takes Quirky and fun-loving American heiress Daisy Bowman is the last unmarried Wallflower. Her exasperated father has informed her that if she can't find a husband by the end of her third London season, she will be forced to marry a man she hates - the ruthless entrepreneur Matthew Swift. Daisy is horrified. A Bowman never admits defeat, so she decides to do whatever it takes to marry someone . . . anyone . . . other than Matthew. What she doesn't count on, however, is Matthew's unexpected charm, or the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond both their control. And Daisy discovers that the man she has always hated just might turn out to be the man of her dreams. But when a scandalous secret is uncovered, it could destroy both Matthew and a love more passionate and irresistible than Daisy's wildest fantasies. 'Kleypas can make you laugh and cry - on the same page' Julia Quinn The Wallflowers: Secrets of a Summer Night It Happened One Autumn The Devil in Winter Scandal in Spring A Wallflower Christmas Praise for Lisa Kleypas: 'Lushly sexy and thoroughly romantic . . . superbly crafted characters and an intriguing plot blend together brilliantly in this splendid romance' Booklist 'Intricately and elegantly crafted, intensely romantic . . . from a not-to-be-missed romance author' Kirkus Reviews 'Witty, often hilarious, and delightfully passionate' Library Journal, starred review 'An unforgettable story peopled with remarkable characters and a depth of emotion that will leave you breathless' Romantic Times BOOKreviews 'Is it possible to give a book 6 stars? . . . [This] story has all of the forbidden romance, witty banter, and sigh-inducing declarations of love that you deserve' That's Normal
Category: Fiction

My Front Page Scandal

Author : Carrie Alexander
ISBN : 9781426806612
Genre : Fiction
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The elite Martinis & Bikinis Club challenges you to risk it all. But once you pick a dare, there's no backing out. Brooke Winfield is the devoted and dependable daughter of one of Boston's oldest families. So what is she doing on the back of a motorcycle in the middle of the night with sexy bad-boy ballplayer David Carrera? Elated by that recklessness, Brooke decides she's ready to take a Martini dare—and what a dare! Her performance at a posh strip club lands her back in David's arms for another unforgettable night...and in the tabloids the next morning. The most electrifying moment of her life threatens to destroy her happiness, her family name and everything Brooke has ever known about herself. But maybe some reputations aren't worth saving....
Category: Fiction

A Scandal In Bohemia A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel

Author : Petr Kopl
ISBN : 9781780926810
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The detective Sherlock Holmes investigates The Scandal in Bohemia. In this comic adaptation Sherlock Holmes solves a number of intertwined cases including The Speckled Band. This is the English translation of the original work in Czech, which was voted comic book of the year 2013. It's the first of four Sherlock Holmes graphic novels by Petr Kopl.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Scandal Salvation And Suffrage

Author : Ros Black
ISBN : 9781784621704
Genre : History
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The truth behind the amazing work of the women of the temperance movement. In a time when women had no vote, their temperance work made the voices of many heard and their actions count. Exploring a forgotten but vital element of women’s history, Scandal, Salvation and Suffrage demonstrates how closely the temperance campaign was linked to the fight for suffrage. Told through the true stories of real women, we see how they rose above their status as ‘the weaker sex’ to campaign for restrictions on the sale of alcohol, having recognised that many social problems were caused by excessive drinking – an issue still prevalent today. Some women were admirable but not likeable, while others were more radical and ahead of their time. Sex, slander and scandal all feature in their stories. This book leaves the reader to decide whether there are any lessons to be learned today from the work of these remarkable women and encourages us to remember their hard work and determination. Based on considerable research but written in an accessible way, Scandal, Salvation and Suffrage aims to celebrate the work of these extraordinary women and will appeal to those who enjoy social and women’s history. It is not aimed at totallers; readers can – and should – raise a toast to these extraordinary women.
Category: History

A History Of Political Scandals

Author : Andy K. Hughes
ISBN : 9781473831582
Genre : History
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A must-have guide to the scandalous behavior of politicians around the world. Andy Hughes’s fascinating book guides us through centuries of political abuse—and just plain stupidity. This pocket guide exposes the secret side of politics, including politicians who risked or ruined their own careers for personal gain. Stories include the MP who liked to party hard and be whipped even harder; the prime minister and his hookers; expenses claims for manure; and the US president who called for all gay men to be castrated. Politicians have mixed scandal with eggs, adult movies, helicopters, drugs, shoes, beef burgers, public toilets, mobile phones, rape, turkeys, orgies, and even ice cream. And it’s not just today’s politicians who are embroiled with scandal. This explosive book reveals the questionable behavior of politicians of yesteryear from around the world.
Category: History