High Society

Author: Ben Elton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448167507

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The war on drugs has been lost but for want of the courage to face the fact that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and princes to crack whores and street kids. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime. HIGH SOCIETY is a story or rather a collection of interconnected stories that takes the reader on a hilarious, heart breaking and terrifying journey through the kaleidoscope world that the law has created and from which the law offers no protection.

High-Society Mistress

Author: Katherine Garbera

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426802986

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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HOSTILE TAKEOVER Flatly refused a promotion by her tycoonfather, heiress Tempest Lambert offered herservices to his worst enemy. But was it thejob she wanted, or just her new boss, thedevastatingly handsome Gavin Renard? He'd made millions as a corporate raider,but taking over the Lambert's retailconglomerate wasn't about business—Gavin wanted revenge. Using Tempestas a pawn in his takeover game was apossibility. Making her his mistress—thatwas an offer he couldn't refuse.

Jewish High Society in Old Regime Berlin

Author: Deborah Hertz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629559

Category: History

Page: 326

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During the quarter century between 1780 and 1806, Berlin's courtly and intellectual elites gathered in the homes of a few wealthy, cultivated Jewish women to discuss the events of the day. Princes, nobles, upwardly mobile writers, actors, and beautiful Jewish women flocked to the salons of Rahel Varnhagen, Henriette Herz, and Dorothea von Courland, creating both a new cultural institution and an example of social mixing unprecedented in the German past.

High Society

Author: Donald Spoto

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446493571

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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This biography draws on a series of unpublished interviews and offers a startling and intitmate portrait of one of the most glamourous icons of the 20th century. In just seven years (from 1950 through 1956), Grace Kelly made eleven feature films. They established her as one of the screen's iconic beauties, and as a performer of rare intelligence and wit. Donald Spoto, a personal friend of Kelly's in whom she confided, is in a unique position to tell the story of her transformation from convent girl from Philadelphia to last star of Hollywood's Golden Age to European princess. In this revelatory biography, Spoto draws on interviews with those who knew her - from James Stewart and Cary Grant to Fred Zimmerman - as well as a series of taped interviews with Kelly which have never before been published. A film of Grace Kelly's life, Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth will be released in 2014.

An Elegant Madness

Author: Venetia Murray

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 6587


Contemporary cartoons and diary entries are used to chronicle Regency England, from 1788 to 1820, capturing the scandals, vulgarity, romance, and social turmoil of the period

The Riviera Set: Glitz, Glamour, and the Hidden World of High Society

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681775794

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 570


The author of the bestselling The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family brings her trademark brio and relish to the charming and fascinating world of the Château de l'Horizon on the French Riviera The Riviera Set reveals the story of the group of people who lived, partied, bed-hopped and politicked at the Château de l'Horizon near Cannes, over the course of forty years from the time when Coco Chanel made southern French tans fashionable in the twenties to the death of the playboy Prince Aly Khan in 1960. At the heart of dynamic group was the amazing Maxine Elliott, the daughter of a fisherman from Connecticut, who built the beautiful art deco Château and brought together the likes of Noel Coward, the Aga Khan, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and two very saucy courtesans, Doris Castlerosse and Daisy Fellowes, who set out to be dangerous distractions to Winston Churchill as he worked on his journalism and biographies during his 'wilderness years' in the thirties. After the War the story continued as the Château changed hands and Prince Aly Khan used it to entertain the Hollywood set, as well as launch his seduction of and eventual marriage to Rita Hayworth Bringing a bygone era back to life, Mary Lovell cements her spot as one of our top social historians in this captivating and evocative new book.

American Automotive Design Trends / The Couture Car: High Style for High Society

Author: James Kaster

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257019856

Category: Reference

Page: 74

View: 6214


Paperback: People like shiny things. Few things are shinier than cars: paint, trim and chrome. And people like soft things, like pillow-top beds, sofas and recliners. Cars interiors followed this home trend. Yet, people wanted to make more of a statement as it related to their cars and they got it in generous doses of style via the Couture Car. Ask anyone what automotive brand is associated with designer cars and the reply is likely to be Lincoln. To say that Lincoln dominated the field of Couture Cars would be an understatement. From 1976 through 2003, Lincoln had one or more designer series models. But it wasn't Lincoln that started the rage. They just executed on the theme better. This book is a compilation of the automakers' media kits and brochures on the Couture Car. Included in quotes are the materials' descriptions of the packages and trim specifications which entice shoppers with glowing terms and promises of superb driving, touring and living.

Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: N.A

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The record of each copyright registration listed in the Catalog includes a description of the work copyrighted and data relating to the copyright claim (the name of the copyright claimant as given in the application for registration, the copyright date, the copyright registration number, etc.).