The Life and Loves of a He Devil

Author: Graham Norton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444790277

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3593

'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.

Summary of Graham Norton's The Life and Loves of a He Devil

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 27

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The first dog I remember was Smokey, a Keeshond, a small husky-like dog distinguished by black circular markings around the eyes. I can only imagine my mother’s pursed lips and steely-eyed expression when Dad opened his coat to reveal a little canine Heathcliff. #2 I had a dog named Smokey, who was the perfect family pet. I was close to him, and my sister was close to him, as we were the only two children in our family. #3 When I was a kid, I had a dog named Trixie. She was a very delicious little dog that enjoyed drinking cold, weak instant coffee. One day, my mother came into my room and found me drinking coffee with Trixie. She screamed what seemed like a pressure cooker of shit exploded. #4 The loss of a pet can be a difficult experience for children to deal with. It can be a lesson that life is cruel, but it can also be a lesson that we must learn to cope with loss.

The Life and Loves of a She Devil

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848944160

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9975

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.


Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802199267

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 6712

The Booker Prize nominee’s quirky novel about a man and woman trading bodies, supplemented with her personal commentary: “Tremendously fun to read.”—Booklist Described as a “reality novel,” Mantrapped reveals, in alternating chapters, personal reflections and observations of the acclaimed author Fay Weldon and the fictional story of a broke, fortysomething woman who brushes past a handsome male newspaper editor—and in that moment, mysteriously switches souls with him. A follow-up to Weldon’s autobiographical Auto da Fay, this creative concoction reminds us why the author of The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and dozens of other works is so renowned for her “piercing, insightful, razor-like wit” (The Washington Post), especially when it comes to the battle of the sexes. “She’s just so good...Weldon’s extraordinary wit and insight ricochet through these pages.”—The Baltimore Sun “If you can just keep up with Weldon’s madcap journey, Mantrapped is more than worth the trip.”—O, the Oprah Magazine

A History of Irish Autobiography

Author: Liam Harte

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108548458

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 1130

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 Heart Of The Country

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781858020

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 996

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.

Big Girls Don't Cry

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780871137593

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

View: 7490

A darkly comic novel features four women who eschew their husbands and their dreary lives to found a publishing house dedicated to "getting even"

Remember Me

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007454317

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3884

A savagely satirical tale of marital revenge.

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

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780345323750

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 7552

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