Air Babylon

Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446497399

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 870


Heard the one about the airline that has introduced 'corpse cupboards' on new planes to cope with the number of people who die in the air? Heard the story about the First Class air hostess who got fired for sitting on the face of a passenger during a long haul flight? Heard about the amount of knickers and false teeth that are left behind in the body of the plane? Heard how pissed-off stewards put laxatives in your drinks? Heard about the pilot who ran out of runway? Heard of the disabled passengers who miraculously walk again? No? Then you haven't read Air Babylon. Do you know the best place to have sex on a plane? Do you know how to dress for an upgrade? Do you know that one drink in the air equals three on the ground? Do you know who is checking you in? Who is checking you out? Do you know exactly what happens to your luggage once it leaves your sight? Is it secure? Are you safe? Do you really know anything about the business that you entrust your life to several times a year? Air Babylon is a trawl through the highs, the lows, and the rapid descents of the travel industry. It catalogues the births, the deaths, the drunken brawls, the sexual antics, and the debauchery behind the scenes of the ultimate service industry - where the world is divided into those who wear the uniform and those who don't...

Fashion Babylon

Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446497720

Category: Design

Page: 384

View: 1969


What is fashion? What is fashionable? Who decides what is in? What is out? Why is it green one year, and blue the next? Why is one little black dress worth three thousand pounds and another thirty quid? Is the catwalk that catty? Is everyone high on drugs and full of champagne? What makes a supermodel so super? And a designer too hot to touch? Who is making the money? Who owns who? Who hates who? And who's in each other's pocket? Following in the glamourous footsteps of Hotel Babylon and Air Babylon, Fashion Babylon will get under the well-cut skin of the fashion industry. Using a world renowned source, Fashion Babylon will take you through six months in a designer's life. Starting at the end of one catwalk show, it will explain how a collection is put together - from the rail of found objects, to how it gets on to the catwalk, into the shops and onto the covers of a magazine. It will tell you who goes to the shows, where they sit and whose backside one needs to kiss to get there. It will introduce you to a host of places and characters, it will take you into a world where women get paid tens of thousands for getting dressed in the morning and where a wrong shirt length can cost you your career. Witty, naughty and full of gripping detail Fashion Babylon will explain the mark -ups, talk you through fashion's two seasons and discuss the money and commerce behind one of the most international, lucrative and secretive of businesses. With something for the simple follower of fashion as well as the hardcore fashionista, Fashion Babylon will change the way you sashay into Top Shop, flick through the pages of Vogue and enter the portals of Harvey Nichols forever.

Beach Babylon

Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144649795X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 4120


How does it feel to live and work in the world's most beautiful and luxurious tropical island resort, surrounded by white sandy beaches and aquamarine seas? How does it feel to be in the lap of luxury when you're thousands of miles from anywhere else? And when the guests are some of the richest and most demanding people in the world, where do you find the energy every day to smile, smile and smile again? Beach Babylon takes you behind the scenes at a five-star tropical island resort. Do all the stories which take place behind the closed doors of the exclusive spa have happy endings? What do the world's richest people expect from room service during their fortnight in paradise? What does the windsurfing instructor do to keep sane after hours? In the bestselling tradition of her previous Babylon books, Imogen Edwards-Jones investigates the rivalries and alliances between the staff at a resort where pandering to the guests' most extravagant whims is de rigueur. With a cast of millionaires, celebrities, hangers-on and prostitutes, Beach Babylon takes you to a world where extreme luxury is the norm and where excess somehow isn't always enough...

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Author: Clinton E. Taber

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1612158692

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3664


Claire Fontaine Crime Fighter

Author: Tracey Enright

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429903953

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8721


A Novel of Life and Death...and Shoes Claire Fontaine is sassy, sexy, sophisticated, and rich. Henry Bennett is fat, sloppy, slow, and a bad dresser. He's a private eye, and as far as he's concerned, she's his assistant. As far as she's concerned, he's her partner. Their entire relationship, in fact, is one big difference of opinion, and the results are hilarious. Now Henry has been hired to investigate the murder of a young woman who liked to party. Claire helps (or hinders, depending on your point of view) when she can drag herself away from her Brentwood mansion and the James Bond-like hunk who lives next door. As Claire and Henry try to trace the victim's last known companions, they stumble across streets that the rich and famous desperately try to hide. If you like sleuths who are stylish, seductive, and full of great fun, then Claire Fontaine is the crime fighter for you.

The Last King of Earth

Author: Andreas A Paris

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504939395

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 4272


Alien thieves planned to use our world to transfer stolen gold powder from a parallel world through teleportation since they could not break through the parallel world’s defense. Their test failed, and four found themselves in a world free of diseases, religions, wars, and reach in gold. They appeared in the middle of a great conspiracy that, unavoidable, stroked against them too. Jason Park, a writer with several critical books against religions, believed that the new world was the world we would have had we not been manipulated with religious doctrines. He is also hoping to find some evidence supporting his theories about the history of gods and men. Martin Cane, a famous solicitor, wishes to know everything about the new world as he found the woman, responsible for their security, very attractive. Suzan Cohen, also a solicitor, beside worrying and missing her husband and her little son, William, wishes to see as much as possible hoping to be able to do some shopping. Reverent Paul Garner, at the St. Michael Church in the little city of Micropolis, wishes to return home, away from that ungodly world. Their education and experience led them into different paths of interests. Their appearance, however, becomes a problem for them as well as for the world government. Agents and murderers are chasing them, and they have no idea about who are friends or enemies. The alien gods were interested in the gold of earth using human slaves to dig it. Today, they use dogmatic religions in order to exercise dominion over the human race. This manuscript is a result of research about the origins of man, history, religions, and mythology.

An Eye in the Sky

Author: Bob Cossey

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1526725975

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 5628


This is the biography of Henry Crowe whose career encompassed time as an infantryman with the Royal Irish Regiment during the First World War, an observer with the RFC and fledgling RAF, a pilot in Ireland at the time of the Irish War of Independence, a photographic officer and flight commander in Iraq, and Commanding Officer of Nos. 23 and 74 Squadrons. His memories of time spent in Iraq and on the North West Frontier between the wars have a real resonance today, illustrating just how little has changed in some respects.Henry served at the Air Ministry in various positions and concluded his service with the RAF in India, retiring as an Air Commodore in 1945. He had a keen interest in photography and took hundreds of images of the places he served, the aircraft he flew and saw, and the people he met. With an early Bell and Howell cine camera he also captured film of Malta, Iraq and India between the wars. As a photographic record alone this book is fascinating. But Henry wrote about his experiences as well and it is his memoirs that form the backbone of this biography, written with the full backing of his family.Henry Crowe was highly decorated and especially well thought of during the course of his career; reading Bob Crosseys account of his fascinating life, it is clear to see why.

The Stork Club

Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446497402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 8420


When I was a teenager, I thought you could get pregnant from sitting in a jacuzzi. Not that I'm sure I even knew what a jacuzzi was, but I knew they were racy places where racy things happened. Men, as far as I remember, didn't even have to be there. So long as they'd been in the water in some sort of excitable state, pregnancy was inevitable - even if you kept your pants on. You see pregnancy was that easy, that dangerous and it could ruin your life. Almost 20 years later and pregnancy could still ruin my life. Although now it is not the threat of what having a baby would do, but of not having a baby at all. I have been trying to get pregnant for two years and have not even come close to hearing the pitter-patter of tiny feet...' So begins The Stork Club, Imogen Edwards-Jones' very personal, very moving and very funny memoir of her (and her husband's) trials and tribulations with IVF. Poked and prodded by endless doctors, pumped full of an exotic cocktail of drugs and forced to try to have sex at the most inopportune moments, Imogen pulls no punches in her account of this process. In her words, 'The fertility game is like a marathon, where you just have to keep on running. No matter how many times the finishing line is moved, no matter how increasingly heavy the going or unpleasant the terrain, you pick yourself up and, ever more determinedly, keep on going. Until one day, you pray, you might just make it...