Метка: Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love
Eat, Pray, Love

Описание: It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she... Читать далее →

50 Licks
50 Licks

Описание: On July 12, 1962, London's Marquee Club debuted a new act, a blues-inflected rock band named after a Muddy Waters song - The Rolling Stones. They were a hard-edged band with a flair for the dramatic, styling themselves as the devil's answer to the sainted Beatles. A young, inexperienced producer named Andrew Loog Oldham first heard the band at a session he remembers with four words: 'I fell in love.' Though unfamiliar with such basic industry practices as mixing a recording, he made a brilliant decision - he pitched the band to a studio that... Читать далее →

How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin: The Untold Story of a Noisy Revolution
How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin: The Untold Story of a Noisy Revolution

Описание: Imagine a place where the music of the Beatles was against the law -a world of merchant sailors smuggling contraband LPs and broadcasts from Western pirate radio taped late in the night. This was no fantasy world but the U.S.S.R. in the Sixties, where a vast nation of Beatles fans risked repression to hunt down the music that would change their lives. The music of the Fab Four played a vital part in transforming an entire generation of Soviet youth, seducing them to abandon bland official culture and challenge the State's rigid authoritarian... Читать далее →

Sovay
Sovay

Описание: She pulled down the black mask that she'd worn at last winter's masked ball and pulled up a green silk kerchief to hide the lower half of her face. The coach creaked almost to a halt at the crest of the rise, the horses sweating after the steep hill. Аs the driver drew back his whip to urge them onward, "Sovay" drew her pistols and walked her horse forward. When "Sovay" becomes a highway robber, she does so to test her beloved's ardour. But she continues for other reasons, reasons related to her father's disappearance, and the claims that he... Читать далее →

Waiting for Sunrise
Waiting for Sunrise

Описание: Vienna, 1913. Lysander Rief, a young English actor, sits in the waiting room of the city's preeminent psychiatrist as he anxiously ponders the particularly intimate nature of his neurosis. When the enigmatic, intensely beautiful Hettie Bull walks in, Lysander is immediately drawn to her, unaware of how destructive the consequences of their subsequent affair will be. One year later, home in London, Lysander finds himself entangled in the dangerous web of wartime intelligence - a world of sex, scandal and spies that is slowly, steadily, permea... Читать далее →

A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar
A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar

Описание: It is 1923 and Evangeline English, keen lady cyclist, arrives with her sister Lizzie and their zealous leader Millicent at the ancient city of Kashgar to establish a mission. As they encounter resistance and calamity, Eva commences work on her book A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar... In present-day London another story is beginning. Frieda, a young woman adrift in her own life, opens her front door one night to find a man sleeping on the landing. In the morning he is gone, leaving on the wall an exquisite drawing of a long-tailed bird and a... Читать далее →

Because I'm Worth It: A Gossip Girl Novel
Because I'm Worth It: A Gossip Girl Novel

Описание: Everyone who's anyone in New York City is suffering from post-college-application cabin fever and it's time to run a little wild! Could it be that Serena is smitten with Blair's stepbrother or will the Fashion Week parties pull her away from any attempt at true love? Dan and Vanessa are mad about each other and pursuing their creative dreams - but be careful of what you wish for. Nate hits an all-time low as Blair's Yale interview with a tall, handsome alum takes an unexpected turn and Jenny makes a new friend who gets a little too close for... Читать далее →

Nothing Can Keep Us Together
Nothing Can Keep Us Together

Описание: We're nearly done with high school - forever! - but before we head off to the Ivy of our choice we've got plenty to keep us busy: В found S kissing N in the shower. Steamy! Even В can see that S and N would make the hottest couple ever, right? Wrong. B's about to strut down the revenge runway, and I have a front row seat. Time to hide behind my oversized Chanel sunglasses to watch the show... Читать далее →

Coriolanus
Coriolanus

Описание: When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But famine threatens the city, the citizens' hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people. This is one of Shakespeare's last tragedies, best known for its political and military themes. Shakespeare's searing play of political manipulation and revenge is here abridged and this version was first produced at the Donmar Warehouse, London... Читать далее →

TransAtlantic
TransAtlantic

Описание: 1919. Emily Ehrlich watches as two young airmen, Alcock and Brown, emerge from the carnage of the First World War to pilot the very first non-stop transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to the west of Ireland. Among the letters being carried on the aircraft is one which will not be opened for almost a hundred years. 1845. Frederick Douglass, a black American slave, lands in Ireland to champion ideas of democracy and freedom, only to find the beginnings of a famine unfurling at his feet. On his travels he inspires a young maid to go to New Yo... Читать далее →