The Life and Loves of a He Devil

Author: Graham Norton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444790277

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5050

'I defy anyone not to snort, howl and recoil' The Sunday Times 'Full of wicked asides, tart observations and sharp remarks that could only have originated in Graham Norton's witty brain.' Terry Wogan Looking around the room I saw what life really was. It was made up of my passions. I saw my life reflected back at me. People I liked, people I loved, people I had shared half a century with. All the stories of my life were together in that one room and it made me very happy. Who wouldn't want a friend like Graham Norton? A little bit naughty, full of frank advice, bursting with gossip about the world's biggest stars - but most of all with an emphatic love of life and all its joys, big and small. Join him - glass of wine in hand, faithful doggy friend by your side - and delve in as he shares the loves of his life.

The Life and Loves of a She Devil

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848944160

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7935

Ruth Patchett never thought of herself as particularly devilish. Rather the opposite in fact - simply a tall, not terribly attractive woman living a quiet life as a wife and mother in a respectable suburb. But when she discovers that her husband is having a passionate affair with the lovely romantic novelist Mary Fisher, she is so seized by envy that she becomes truly diabolic. Within weeks she has burnt down the family home, collected the insurance, made love to the local drunk and embarked on a course of destruction and revenge. A blackly comic satire of the war of the sexes, THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A SHE DEVIL is the fantasy of the wronged woman made real.

The Heart Of The Country

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781858020

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 5096

When Natalie's husband, Harry, kisses her and their two children goodbye, departs for the office, and never returns, Natalie immediately blames herself. If she hadn't been cheating on her husband every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, he never would have left her for his secretary, a local beauty queen... Now in her ninth decade, Fay Weldon is one of the foremost chroniclers of our time, a novelist who spoke to an entire generation of women by daring to say the things that no one else would. Her work ranges over novels, short stories, children's books, nonfiction, journalism, television, radio, and the stage. She was awarded a CBE in 2001.

A History of Irish Autobiography

Author: Liam Harte

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108548458

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 9846

A History of Irish Autobiography is the first ever critical survey of autobiographical self-representation in Ireland from its recoverable beginnings to the twenty-first century. The book draws on a wealth of original scholarship by leading experts to provide an authoritative examination of autobiographical writing in the English and Irish languages. Beginning with a comprehensive overview of autobiography theory and criticism in Ireland, the History guides the reader through seventeen centuries of Irish achievement in autobiography, a category that incorporates diverse literary forms, from religious tracts and travelogues to letters, diaries, and online journals. This ambitious book is rich in insight. Chapters are structured around key subgenres, themes, texts, and practitioners, each featuring a guide to recommended further reading. The volume's extensive coverage is complemented by a detailed chronology of Irish autobiography from the fifth century to the contemporary era, the first of its kind to be published.

The Bulgari Connection

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: Fourth Estate


Category: Art auctions

Page: 220

View: 4666

This novel set in contemporary London in the glittery world of charity auctions, big business, and high art concerns a wealthy businessman married to a successful young woman, one artist and a portrait for sale, two women wearing Bulgari necklaces, a touch of the supernatural, and big dose of envy.

Fay Weldon's The Life and Loves of a She-devil

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780345323750

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 4900

Humble and unassuming Ruth, long-suffering wife and mother is ditched by her husband and decides to get what she wants--power, money, sex, and revenge

The Rules of Life

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060914998

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 5902

After a totally selfish life, Gabriella Sumpter discovers that many of the accepted rules of life are untrue

Queer International Relations

Author: Cynthia Weber

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019979586X

Category: Human rights

Page: 264

View: 8524

"This book puts International Relations scholarship and Queer Studies scholarship in conversation to tell a story about how sovereignty and sexuality are entangled in international relations theory and policy through numerous figurations of 'the homosexual' - as 'the underdeveloped', 'the un-developable', 'the unwanted im/migrant', 'the terrorist', 'the gay rights holder', 'the gay patriot' and Eurovision-winner Conchita Wurst's 'bearded lady'"--