POLISH YOUR APPEARANCE:The Modern Gentleman´s Guide for Style and Image Alexander Pezo
At Mr. and Mrs. Unkerton´s party in Greenway´s House, Mr. Satterthwaite learns of a haunted window: No matter how many times it is replaced, it always contains the image of a gentleman in a plumed hat. When gunshots are heard, Satterthwaite finds that two of the guests have been shot dead, which is shortly followed by a sighting of the gentleman in the newly-replaced windowpane. Can Mr. Quin shed light on the mystery? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hugh Fraser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003213/bk_harp_003213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Regency Historical Novel - Book Four of the Scandalous Series After years of abuse at the hands of her mother, Cordelia Avery knows the only way out is marriage to the perfect man. A man who will allow her all the freedom she has ever craved. And she has the perfect man picked out. The scandalous Marquess of Haversham might not be perfect to anyone else, but taking the man´s black reputation under consideration, Cordie believes she´ll enjoy all the freedom she´s always wished for in his disreputable arms. If only she could get her heart to go along with the plan and to stop leaping whenever Lord Adonis///the Earl of Clayworth is nearby. But the very proper earl is most assuredly the wrong sort for her purposes. Brendan Reese, the Earl of Clayworth, has no intention of ever marrying again. He´s still trying to clean up the mess his first wife left him, even years after her death. To all the world, Clayworth is the epitome of the perfect English gentleman, and he so wishes that image was the truth. But the truth, as it often can be, is ugly. After all, a perfect English gentleman would never have a traitor for a mother. And unless Clayworth can find the evidence his late wife hid, he could face the gallows himself. But a chance encounter with the reckless Cordelia Avery gives him the best lead he´s had in years to finally putting his family´s past to rest. Unfortunately, focusing on anything other than Miss Avery seems a nearly impossible task. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stevie Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012510/bk_acx0_012510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to learn more about the great author Thomas Hardy, but don’t have time to read/listen to huge, long biographies? Then let The History Journals take you on an hourly history tour of his life.Some of the most memorable stories of all time were written by the 19th century author and poet, Thomas Hardy. This extraordinary man not only conjured vivid images of the Dorset countryside where he lived, filling it with unforgettable characters drawn from his memories of rural life, but also broached the conflicts brewing in Victorian England, as he rebelled against a society divided in class and reigned over by an unforgiving clergy.Far from the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, and Tess of the D’Urbervilles are but a few of his masterpieces, but behind the image of this elderly and respectable gentleman, emotional turmoil stormed and within his poetry we find the key to the depths of his soul.Briefly delve into the settings of many of his books, and learn how they were inspired by his life and the countryside and cities where he lived.Includes links for more in-depth researchYou will learn about:His life beginning to the endHis family life and where he livedQuotes of his poetry in context to his lifeHow where he lived inspired the settings in his writingHis affair and guilt over of the death of his first wifeThe History Journals We create enlightening History Books for people looking to learn about topics in a Quick Study Guide format. Our books won’t take you days to or listen to - but can be enjoyed over a cup of coffee and an hour or so of your time. They are the perfect starter to see if you’d like to delve deeper into any specific subject. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liam Dale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161816/bk_acx0_161816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bob Dylan, the poet laureate of now several generations is revealed in this stunning new audiobook from master storyteller author actor Geoffrey Giuliano. Here, you will find the real Dylan behind the carefully crafted public image. As well, here is the man behind the music and the inspirational music behind the man. This is, without doubt, the perfect pop compendium for all dedicated fans, music historians, poetic philosophers, and all inspired school and university systems. Ladies and gentleman, at last - the real Bob Dylan! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161016/bk_acx0_161016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Diese Sammlung präsentiert neun herausragende Kurzgeschichten von bekannten und einflussreichen englischsprachigen Autoren zum Thema Globalisation. Die zunehmende Komplexität und kulturelle Diversifizierung der Gesellschaft durch die fortschreitende Globalisierung spiegelt sich auch in den persönlichen Hintergründen der Autorinnen und Autoren wieder: Die meisten der hier vertretenen Autoren lebten oder leben in verschiedensten Ländern, häufig weit entfernt von ihrem Geburtsland. Enthaltene Kurzgeschichten: Katherine Mansfield: Germans at Meat (1911) George Orwell: Shooting an Elephant (1936) Romesh Gunesekera: Storm Petrel (1992) Goh Poh Seng: Tall Tales and Misadventures of a Young WOG (Westernized Oriental Gentleman) (2003) Leslie Mavis Gallant: In Transit (1988) Linda Jane Svendsen: Origami (1989) Yasmine Gooneratne: Bharat Changes His Image (1992) Hanif Kureishi: My Son the Fanatic (1997) Qaisra Shahraz: A Pair of Jeans (1998/2005)
The Honourable Annabelle Spencer might have been called the Incorrigible Annabelle Spencer. She chafes at the rules and restrictions that forbid a proper Victorian young lady from doing anything fun or dangerous. These strictures were most difficult to endure while growing up in a household with six rowdy brothers, and one might be tempted to forgive Annabelle her penchant for pushing against the arbitrary boundaries set round her gender. Still, Annabelle´s fondness for exploring the outer limitations of propriety does not imply that she has no desire to find someone in her life strong enough to take her in hand when she has gone too far. Willfully jumping onto the wrong train, and then travelling alone with a handsome stranger to a house party is bad enough behaviour to get her into all sorts of trouble with the people who are putatively in charge of her. But when that stranger expertly takes her over his lap for exactly that wrongful behaviour, and gives her the bare-bottomed, erotic spanking she has always craved, Annabelle knows that she is far out of her depth. In such company as this man´s, can Annabelle maintain the image of the demure young lady that society demands? Or will this ruffian in gentleman´s garb, who has a gentleman´s manners but not a gentleman´s mannerisms - at least in one very important respect - turn this young lady into the perfect spanking submissive he has always dreamed of? The Duke of Rothmuir, a member of the infamous Ruttingdon Club, is most determined to find out, and Annabelle must decide for herself just how much of this lewd peer´s lascivious but oh, so welcome attentions to her body and soul she can take. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Marks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086730/bk_acx0_086730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
CompWare is in serious trouble after a promised merger falls through, so they do what other businesses have done to bolster their public image: They hire a consulting firm to review and streamline their business practices. But there´s something strange about the firm they hire - more specifically, the quirky gentleman who arrives to supervise the project: Mr. Patoff, tall and thin, wearing a bow tie, and with an odd smile that never quite reaches his eyes. In his first interactions, the consultant asks inappropriate questions and generally seems a nuisance. Over time Patoff gains power to the point where he seems to be running the whole company. He enacts arbitrary and invasive changes to office protocol; he places cameras all over the building, causing paranoia among the workers; he calls employees at all hours of the night; and he visits some of their homes and menaces their families. People who defy the consultant get fired...or worse. The employees of CompWare soon realize they´re not just fighting for their jobs: They´re fighting for their lives. The Consultant is a biting workplace satire with the horrific touches only Bentley Little could provide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ramiz Monsef. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008022/bk_blak_008022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Pride and Prejudice novella variation. Elizabeth Bennet is a romantic at heart - a dreamer and a writer. While in London, she begins receiving flowers anonymously. Her romantic sensibilities are heightened, leading her mind to create an image of who the giver could be. She soon returns to her home in Hertfordshire with only her memories and thoughts as her constant companions. Months go by without anything, and then, with the news of a visitor to the neighborhood, she once again receives a posy of flowers just before the neighborhood assembly. Will her romantic dreams of the gentleman´s character tell a true tale or just leave her heart reeling for a love only possible in her fantasies? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065406/bk_acx0_065406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.