Метка: Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

Описание: This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island o... Читать далее →

Mr. Mojo: A Biography of Jim Morrison
Mr. Mojo: A Biography of Jim Morrison

Описание: In Paris's Pere-Lachaise cemetery, Jim Morrison's graffiti-scrawled tombstone is a place of pilgrimage for local devotees, adolescent hedonists and wayward backpackers alike. Found dead in his bathtub aged only 27 having achieved worldwide stardom as lead singer of The Doors, Morrison was quickly immortalised amongst the rock and roll deity such as Hendrix and Joplin. In death, however, this debauched 'rock poet' remained more stubbornly enigmatic than ever. Who was the real Jim Morrison? Nihilist, egoist, shaman: he was a master of self-cre... Читать далее →

Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox
Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox

Описание: Marilyn Monroe was rooted in paradox: she was a powerful star and a childlike waif; a joyful, irreverent party girl with a deeply spiritual side; a superb friend and a narcissist; a dumb blonde and an intellectual. In the fifty years since Marilyn's death in 1962, no biographer has fully recognised - much less analysed - most of these aspects of her personality. Lois Banner has. A founder of the field of women's history. Banner reveals Marilyn Monroe as only a top-notch historian and biographer could. Her credentials opened doors in research... Читать далее →

Eat, Pray, Love
Eat, Pray, Love

Описание: Elizabeth Gilbert is in her thirties, settled in a large house with a husband who wants to start a family. But she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a rebound fling later, Elizabeth emerges battered yet determined to find what she's been missing. So begins her quest. In Rome, she indulges herself and gains nearly two stone. In India, she finds enlightenment through scrubbing temple floors. Finally, in Bali, a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to peace, leaving her ready to love again. Читать далее →

Mr Churchill's Profession
Mr Churchill's Profession

Описание: In 1953, Winston Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature. In fact, Churchill was a professional writer before he was a politician, and published a stream of books and articles over the course of two intertwined careers. Now historian Peter Clarke traces the writing of the magisterial work that occupied Churchill for a quarter century, his four-volume History of the English-Speaking Peoples. As an author, Churchill faced woes familiar to many others; chronically short of funds, late on deadlines, scrambling to sell new projects or c... Читать далее →

Pirates!
Pirates!

Описание: What drives two young women from such different backgrounds to take to the perilous life of piracy? What has befallen Nancy Kington and Minerva Sharpe that makes this existence better than the one they left behind? In this vivid, exciting and completely gripping novel read the remarkable adventures of two girls, one a merchant's daughter and the other a runaway slave, as they sail the high seas, fight for their lives and search for their loves. Читать далее →

Don't You Forget About Me
Don't You Forget About Me

Описание: "Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I all live in huge, fabulous apartments. We aren't always the nicest people in the world, but we make up for it in looks and taste". "The Gossip Girl" series is the ultimate in glamour and cool. Set in New York's glamorous Upper East Side the narrative follows the thrills and spills of its richest and most beautiful teenage residents (with Jimmy Choo shoes and shopping at Barneys mixed in along the way). Читать далее →

Only in Your Dreams
Only in Your Dreams

Описание: Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where Gossip Girl and her friends are the biggest stars... whether or not the cameras are rolling. Lights, camera, scandal! Hollywood is invading New York and Serena is set for her big screen debut. She's already having an off-screen romance with her onscreen lover, Thaddeus. What will that mean for Hamptons-bound Nate? And if Nate is free, what about Blair? Sure, she's off to London to spend time with her royal boytoy, but Nate will always be Prince Charming in her eyes... Читать далее →

The Last American Man
The Last American Man

Описание: Eustace Conway is like no other man. At the age of seventeen, he ditched the comforts of suburbia to escape to the mountains where he lived alone in a teepee. Twenty years on, he is still there. Everything he needs he builds, grows or kills. Over the years, he has stopped at nothing in pursuit of bigger, bolder challenges: he travelled the Mississippi in a handmade wooden canoe; he walked the two-thousand-mile Appalachian Trail; he hiked across the German Alps in trainers. Dazzled by his tales of daring and adventure, Elizabeth Gilbert set o... Читать далее →

Stern Men
Stern Men

Описание: On two remote islands off the coast of Maine, the local lobstermen have fought savagely for generations over the fishing rights to the ocean waters between them. Young Ruth Thomas is born into this feud, the daughter of one of the greediest lobstermen in Maine. Eighteen years old, as smart as a whip, and irredeemably unromantic, Ruth returns home from boarding school determined to throw her education overboard and join the 'stern-men'. As the feud escalates, she helps work the lobster boats, brushes up on her profanity, and finds herself fal... Читать далее →