The Queen's Houses: Royal Britain at Home [EPUB]
14 July 2015, 22:17
2014 | EPUB | 20.98MB
The Queen’s life is dedicated to her public – every move is scrutinised, every word noted. But her homes are havens where peace can be found, away from watchful eyes; sanctuaries of private calm in a whirlwind life of public duty.
In The Queen’s Houses, Alan Titchmarsh takes us on a tour of the royal residences, examining the personal family stories behind these magnificent buildings. Through personal reflections, interviews with royal staff and meticulous historical research, Alan looks beyond the formal grandeur of Buckingham Palace, the imposing structure of Windsor Castle and the private escape offered by Balmoral and others.
Illustrated with intimate family photographs and evocative memorabilia, The Queen’s Houses offers a glimpse of life behind the state banquets and sovereign duties – a respectful study of the royal family at home.
Blow Jobs: A Guide to Making it in Show Business, or Not [EPUB]
14 July 2015, 15:27
2014 | EPUB | 1.43MB
BLOW JOBS: A Guide to Making it in Show Business, or NOT! is a cautionary tale--not for the squeamish or faint-of-heart.
Always a loose whore for Show Business, the Counter Culture Diva confesses to doing almost anything to survive in Hollywood...except for taking a day job. She defends her choices: "I needed to keep my calendar open for auditions."
A "How Not To" filled with juicy, side-splitting autobiographical stories will burst the bubbles of Hollywood dreams and delusions.
Readers who devoured the Counter Culture Diva's confessions in her first book, My Life, a Four Letter Word, will be delighted to know that Blow Jobs, picks up where that book ended. It takes the reader up and down the ladder to stardom, and brings you up to date, and reveals the fate of this aging Diva.
While dropping more names than the Beverly Hills 'Who's Who', Dolores went from being Dean Martin’s maid to a bimbo’s slave that led to pubic hair trimming on XXX film sets. She dressed David Bowie, and The Ramones and endured humiliation as a nude extra in a Rob Zombie horror classic ... and more.
She warns the reader, "If you can't handle the truth and nothing but the naked truth, beware of BLOW JOBS: A Guide to Making it in Show Business, or NOT!
The World of Caffeine [EPUB]
14 July 2015, 08:08
2000 | EPUB | 2.89MB
How much do we really know about our number one drug of choice?
This book, the first natural, cultural, and artistic history of our favorite mood enhancer tells us more, by looking at how caffeine was discovered, its early uses, and the unexpected parts it has played in medicine, religion, painting, poetry, learning and love.
The World of Caffeine is a tale of art and society containing many fascinating stories including: how Balzac's addiction to caffeine drove him to eat coffee and may have killed him; how a mini Ice Age may have helped bring coffee, tea and chocolate to popularity in Europe; and how caffeine, in its various forms, was used as cash in China, Africa, Central America and Egypt.