The Widow Clicquot

Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061980668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7526

The Widow Clicquot is the New York Times bestselling business biography of the visionary young widow who built a champagne empire, became a legend in her tumultuous times, and showed the world how to live with style. Tilar J. Mazzeo brings to life the woman behind the label, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, in this utterly intoxicating book that is as much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered and fascinating woman.

Out of Town

Author: Barry Gray

Publisher: N.A


Category: American fiction

Page: 338

View: 8964

How to Wear White

Author: Francesca Beauman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408841428

Category: Humor

Page: 216

View: 2851

Have you ever wondered about the average age of brides 500 years ago or whether you are legally allowed to marry your brother's daughter's husband? Are you familiar with the marriage customs of the Na people of south-west China? Or would you know what to do if a swarm of bees attacked your wedding reception? Wonder no more! Within these pages you will find all you need to know (and a few things you don't) in order to enter into the dizzying, daring dance that is a modern marriage. From the totally frivolous to the deeply serious, from champagne consumption in the Yemen to celebrity wedding dress designers, How to Wear White is a funny, eclectic and essential addition to every twenty-first-century bride's trousseau. True, you may not ever need to know the names of all of Elizabeth Taylor's spouses or how to say 'My husband' in Norwegian, but isn't it fabulous that you do?

Wise Heart

Author: Annah Stretton

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1869793854

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4574

A 10-step formula for business success and life balance from a woman who walks the talk. With a chain of stores in every New Zealand town, a magazine, a mentoring programme, export markets, frequent public speaking engagements and high recognisability, fashion designer Annah Stretton is living proof of the statement, "If you want something done, ask a busy woman." Dynamic, charismatic, driven, focussed, and unceasingly entrepreneurial, she has created a business empire from her Waikato base that is the envy of many. But it hasn't all been easy and in this candid, engaging book she shares the strategies and tools that have got her to the top and that keep her there. The book is structured around Annah's 10 tips for success. It includes lots of anecdotes from her own life and business experience to illustrate her points and to show how after she'd made the same mistake a few times she realized it was time to not make that mistake again. Wise Heart explains the values that lie behind her drive for success: if you run a business with passion, drive and heart, you will achieve your goals. Her book is a sure-fire guide for all budding entrepreneurs and business owners. It's like having your own personal mentoring session with Annah.

One Weekend

Author: M. f. Stout

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 143439395X

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 9944

The Widow

Author: Sally Annakin

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425105076

Category: Fiction

Page: 494

View: 3233

Celia Carlton has been mentally and physically abused by her husband, Drew, since the death of their baby some 10 years ago. After a dinner party, Drew goes one step too far and rapes her. Celia starts to fight back and makes plans to escape from the marriage. Raising as much money as she can, and changing her appearance, she obtains false documentation showing her new identity as Chloe Armstrong. Armed with her new documentation and confidence, Celia books a world cruise, planning to leave the ship at a far off destination and begin a new life. Her plans in place, she drugs her husband then murders him. Once on board the ship, she becomes friendly with a kindly gentleman, Clive Gunnall, who falls for her and asks her to marry him. Seeing him as a way to consolidate her new identity, she agrees to marry him. However, she is drawn to the wickedly handsome Greek Captain, Andros Faldiki, and has an affair with him whilst planning her future with Clive. While Celia enjoys herself, living the life of a wealthy widow on board ship, Drew's body is discovered and a major murder hunt, led by DCI Charlie Meadows, is launched. All the evidence points to Celia as the murderer but, unable to locate Celia anywhere, the investigation loses momentum and, as other crimes are committed, the search is scaled down. After weeks at sea, undiscovered, Celia begins to believe she has gotten away with the murder. Follow Celia as she travels the world, enjoying the attentions of both Clive and the Captain and see if she finally pays the price for her crime.

Safe Harbor

Author: Brian McDonald

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429907096

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

View: 2209

Elizabeth Lochtefeld was a glowing, charismatic and driven woman who'd built a million-dollar fortune in Manhattan before settling into a new life in one of America's most elite resort communities. She'd planned to dedicate the rest of her life to charity-and to marry and finally start a family of her own. When Lochtefeld met thrity-seven year-old Tim Toolan-- a tall, strapping, handsome, and Columbia graduate and Wall Street ace who'd made it to Vice President at Smith Barney-she thought she'd found Mr. Right. She told friends she was in love. She hinted at marriage. But soon she saw past the Golden Boy facade, finding a deeply troubled man with a history of erratic bahavior -- a man given to violent mood swings who'd been fired from his position at Smith Barney after trying to steal an $80,000 Roman bust from a Park Avenue antiques show. Two days after she ended the affair, she lay dead on the floor of her Nantucket cottage. Safe Harbor: A Murder in Nantucket is the true story of love gone terribly wrong.

Crazy is a Compliment

Author: Linda Rottenberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241967007

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 7073

'Some books on entrepreneurship are of little practical use. Rottenberg's new book is different. Sober, convincing and offers the best ways to build new business ventures' Financial Times 'Linda has tapped into something important - that we all need to be more entrepreneurial these days. With her impressive track record and inspiring story, she shows us all how to overcome our fears and take smart, achievable steps to improve our organisations' Sheryl Sandberg 'Buy it. Read it. Live it' Seth Godin These days everybody needs to think and act like an entrepreneur. We all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring - and maybe even a little crazy - or risk being left behind. But how do you take smart risks without risking it all? Crazy Is a Compliment combines inspiring stories, original research and practical advice to create a road map for getting started and going bigger. It brings to life iconic entrepreneurs like Walt Disney and Estée Lauder, reveals how companies like GE and Burberry have broken the corporate mould, and introduces us to entrepreneurs like Leila Velez, who started an $80 million hair-care company from her kitchen sink in Rio. Whether you're serving coffee and fantasizing about launching a microbrewery or sitting at your desk brainstorming a new idea that can improve your company, Linda Rottenberg provides a road map to getting started, going bigger and achieving your dreams.

The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating

Author: Carole Radziwill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1782067604

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6734

Claire's husband is a philandering 'sexologist' who believes love and sex can't co-exist. But it breaks her heart when he dies and leaves her a young widow. As she braces herself for her new life alone, Claire can't help but wonder if her late-lamented was right all along. After getting through the pain of his passing, she's returning to the battlefield of bad dates. So when she's asked to write the biography of lothario movie star Jack Huxley, she's surprised when he doesn't live up to his sleazy reputation. Not only is he more than meets the eye, but he's got his eye on her. Claire's determined to banish her husband's ghosts and prove him wrong. But having found her first Mr Right, does she deserve a second? A unique, extraordinarily perceptive and darkly comic novel about widows, sex and love - in that order.