Absolutely

Author: Joanna Lumley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865005

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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'Mischievous and measured, Joanna Lumley gives us a remarkable portrait of a groovy life...a life astonishingly rich in experience' THE TIMES 'Captures perfectly the mixture of poshness and larkiness that has captivated Joanna Lumley's audiences...Joanna writes beautifully, managing to be both thoughtful and amusing' DAILY MAIL 'An actress with an extraordinarily varied life that has taken her from Kashmir to Kent, from Bond girl to Ab Fab. It's all here in this gloriously illustrated, entertaining memoir, that's packed with personal photos and reminiscences' WOMAN & HOME Joanna Lumley is one of Britain's undisputed national treasures. A single mum, iconic actress, voiceover artist and author, best known for her roles in ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS and THE NEW AVENGERS, she is a former model and Bond girl, a human rights activist for Survival International and the Gurkha Justice Campaign, and is now considered a 'national treasure' of Nepal as well as the UK. She has won two BAFTA awards, but it is the sheer diversity of her life that has made her so compelling a personality - early years in Kashmir and Malaya, growing up in Kent, then a photographic model before becoming an actress, appearing in a huge range of roles, and many documentaries including those on on the Northern Lights, Bhutan and the Nile. 'Lumley has done it all, from sex kitten and TV star to activist for the Gurkhas. Read about it here.' - No.2 of The Independent's 'Ten Best New Memoirs' INDEPENDENT

Absolutely Maybe

Author: Lisa Yee

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439838452

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 274

View: 1880


When living with her mother, an alcoholic ex-beauty queen, becomes unbearable, young Maybelline "Maybe" Chestnut runs away to California, where she finds work on a taco truck and tries to track down her birth father.

Absolutely Perhaps

Author: Luigi Pirandello

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474226000

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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A brand new adaptation of Pirandello's first play. No one has ever seen Signor Ponza's wife and her mother, Signora Frola together. Also, the neighbours have become suspicious because Signora Ponza never leaves her home and start asking questions. Ponza claims that this wife is really his second wife, the first having died in an earthquake that destroyed all records. Meanwhile his wife only pretends to be Signora Frola's daughter to humour Signora Frola, who, he claims, is insane. Thoroughly bewildered, Agazzi demands to meet Ponza's wife, who arrives heavily veiled proclaiming herself as both the daughter of Signora Frola and the second wife of Signor Ponza. Absolutely! {Perhaps} is brilliant comedy on the elusive nature of identity and reality and, like all of Pirandello's work, shows truth as subjective and relative and drama itself a mystery.Absolutely! {Perhaps} is published to coincide with the production at London's Wyndham's theatre starring Joan Plowright and directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

Absolutely Truly

Author: Heather Vogel Frederick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442429739

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 930


"Twelve-year-old Truly Lovejoy's family moves to a small town to take over a bookstore. Soon, she has to solve two mysteries involving a missing book and an undelivered letter"--

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524743453

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3455


THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read. But beneath its effervescent tone, more complex themes are at play.” —San Francisco Chronicle In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green—cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship—like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor—April and her best friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world—from Beijing to Buenos Aires—and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us. Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.

Absolutely Should-Less

Author: Damon L. Jacobs

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614484023

Category: Self-Help

Page: 142

View: 4096


Let go of your doubts, fears and worries with this motivational guide for anyone who wants to find true contentment and happiness. Imagine a day in which you wake up, get out of bed, and go about your daily business without a single “should” getting in the way of how you feel about yourself, your appearance, other people, or the world around you. Absolutely Should-Less invites you into such a world, offering seven proven steps toward a happier and more peaceful life. If you have ever experienced any stress or sadness from looking in the mirror and telling yourself you should lose weight, make more money, think smarter, look better, or be any different from who you are today, then you are suffering the consequences of devastating “shoulds”—and this is just the book for you. It won’t magically change your life, but it will change your mind—allowing you to appreciate where you are now, know what you truly want, and go after your goals from a place of security, confidence, and clarity.

Absolutely Positively Not

Author: David LaRochelle

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545310660

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4308


There is one thing Steven knows for sure: He's absolutely, positively NOT gay. Steven's a 16-year-old boy with two obsessions: sex and getting his driving license. The problem is, Steven's not thinking girls when he's thinking sex. Could he be -- don't say it -- gay? Steven sets out to get in touch with his inner he-man with Healthy Heterosexual Strategies such as "Start Hanging Out with the Guys," and "Begin Intensive Dating." But are Steven's tactics going to straighten him out, or leave him all twisted up? Absolutely hilarious. Positively sidesplitting. But absolutely, positively NOT GAY!

Sweetly, Deeply, Absolutely

Author: Kira Archer

Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck

ISBN: 1633757595

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

View: 9552


"Just the right amount of sweet and a hint of steamy to make this novel completely satisfying." —Sammi's Bookish Reality Culinary student Jenny Boyd happily agreed to help at her friend’s bakery while she was on vacation, and working side by side a 6’2” piece of man-candy is the icing on the cake. That is, until he opens his big mouth and agrees to make the wedding cake of the century for a giddy bride in under two weeks. Of course he did. And to think she’d been fantasizing about licking powdered sugar off his muscular shoulders. Now she wants to rap him in the head with her rolling pin. Graphic designer Jared Crew can’t believe he agreed to help manage his best friend’s bakery—and with her, the hottest baker in three states. She’s smart and sassy and so sexy he accidentally accepted an order to make a twenty-layer baklava wedding cake, whatever that is. One thing is for sure—Jenny might just kill him before he can convince her that desserts aren’t the only sweet thing between them... Each book in the Sweet Love series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Truly, Madly, Sweetly Book #2 Totally, Sweetly, Irrevocably Book #3 Sweetly, Deeply, Absolutely

Absolutely Normal Chaos

Author: Sharon Creech

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529059674

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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So. Here it is. My summer journal. As you can see, I got a little carried away. The problem is this, though. I don’t want you to read it. I really mean it. I just wanted you to know I did it. I didn’t want you to think I was one of those kids who says, ‘Oh yeah, I did it, but I lost it/my dog ate it/my little brother dropped it in the toilet.’ But please, PLEEASE DON’T READ IT! How was I to know all this stuff was going to happen to me this summer? Mary Lou has what she calls a normally-strange family. That is, until her cousin Carl comes to stay. She had plans to enjoy the summer hanging out with her first ever crush, but there’s something so quiet and sad about Carl, and Mary Lou knows that no one else in her chaotic home will bother to find out why. So it looks like it’s up to her – and what she discovers is far from normal and rocks the family to its heart.

How to Do Absolutely Everything

Author: Instructables.com

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620879506

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 1031

View: 4677


A mammoth compendium of unique projects to make, from a five-minute chocolate cake and brewing beer to kids’ crafts, solar phone chargers, and more. Continuing the Instructables series with Skyhorse Publishing is How to Do Absolutely Everything, a mammoth collection of projects selected for this oversized volume. The authors in this book cover the entire spectrum of possibilities that the popular website has to offer, showcasing how online communities can foster and nurture creativity. Inside, learn how to: Charge your iPod with solar power Turn a computer monitor into a fish tank Grow a square watermelon Solder Bake cake pops And more From outdoor agricultural projects to finding new uses for traditional household objects, the beauty of Instructables lies in their ingenuity and their ability to find new ways of looking at the same thing. With How to Do Absolutely Everything, the possibilities are limitless, thanks to not only the selection of projects available here, but also the new ideas you’ll build on after reading this book. Full-color photographs throughout illustrate each project in intricate detail, providing images of both the individual steps of the process and the end product.