I Am the Voice Left From Drinking [EPUB]

I Am the Voice Left From Drinking [EPUB]
I Am the Voice Left From Drinking: The Models-from the 'Burbs' to 'Barbados' and beyond by James Freud
2003 | EPUB | 15.47MB

The no-holds-barred, brutally honest journey of a musician who made it from the suburbs to the top of the charts: graced the covers of every music magazine, toured the U.K. and U.S., lived the rock-n-roll dream and is still alive (barely) to talk about it. This is a who's who of the entertainment industry as James Freud got up close and personal with everyone from Kylie Minogue to Andy Warhol and Lady Di.

Introducing Slavoj Zizek: A Graphic Guide [EPUB]

Introducing Slavoj Zizek: A Graphic Guide [EPUB]
Introducing Slavoj Zizek: A Graphic Guide by Christopher Kul-Want
2011 | EPUB | 26.0MB

Dubbed "The Elvis of Philosophy," Slavoj Zizeck is both a serious revolutionary and an absurdist prankster, published in academic journals and Abercrombie & Fitch catalogs. Besides his work on popular culture, Zizek is concerned with politics and ideology. Introducing Slavoj Zizek reveals a provocateur whose work on Lacanian psychoanalysis collides with Marxist philosophy—creating the world's hippest philosopher.

Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us [EPUB]

Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us [EPUB]
Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us by David Neiwert
2015 | EPUB | 4.13MB

A celebrated journalist’s eye-opening history of orcas, and an exploration of their relationship with human beings, Of Orcas and Men does for whales what Barry Lopez did for wolves

The orca―otherwise known as the killer whale―is one of earth’s most intelligent animals. Remarkably sophisticated, orcas have languages and cultures and even long-term memories, and their capacity for echolocation is nothing short of a sixth sense. They are also benign and gentle, which makes the story of the captive-orca industry―and the endangerment of their population in Puget Sound―that much more damning.

In Of Orcas and Men, a marvelously compelling mix of cultural history, environmental reporting, and scientific research, David Neiwert explores an extraordinary species and its occasionally fraught relationship with human beings. Beginning with their role in myth and contemporary popular culture, Neiwert shows how killer whales came to capture our imaginations, and brings to life the often catastrophic environmental consequences of that appeal.

In the tradition of Barry Lopez’s classic Of Wolves and Men, David Neiwert’s book is a triumph of reporting, observation, and research, and a powerful tribute to one of the animal kingdom’s most remarkable members.

Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex [EPUB]

Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex [EPUB]
Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex by Nick Dyer-Witheford
2015 | EPUB | 0.3MB

The utopian promise of the internet, much talked about even a few years ago, has given way to brutal realities: coltan mines in the Congo, electronics factories in China, devastated neighborhoods in Detroit. Cyber-Proletariat shows us the dark-side of the information revolution through an unsparing analysis of class power and computerization.

Dyer-Witheford investigates how technology facilitates growing polarization between wealthy elites and precarious workers. He reveals the class domination behind everything from expanding online surveillance to intensifying robotization. At the same time, he looks at possibilities for information technology within radical movements.

Bikini Story (Temporis Collection) [EPUB]

Bikini Story (Temporis Collection) [EPUB]
Bikini Story (Temporis Collection) by Patrik Alac
2012 | EPUB | 18.06MB

It was in 1946 that the world first came to hear of a coral atoll in the Marshall Islands called Bikini. The following year, French couturier Louis Réard borrowed the name and applied it to a bathing costume for women. Breaking from decades of conformity, Réard dared to ‘undress’ women’s bodies in order to better emphasize what remained clothed - albeit in tiny wisps of material. By taking up the bikini as popular beachwear, women also found themselves thinking differently about their bodies. An ideal of perfection was reinforced by the appearance on the cinema screen of stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot and Ursula Andress, all of whom were featured in bikinis that accentuated their own curvaceous contours.

More than a bathing costume, the bikini made its own contribution during the 1970s to the sexual revolution and to the changing relationship between men and women in general. This book investigates the history of the bikini and its effect on the evolution in the perception of women in society, as women regained responsibility for the way they look and laid claim once more to full sexual equality. A collection of images throughout this book illustrates this progression step-by-step over a period of more than 50 years.

The Story of Lingerie (Temporis Collection) [EPUB]

The Story of Lingerie (Temporis Collection) [EPUB]
The Story of Lingerie (Temporis Collection) by Muriel Barbier, Fabienne Falluel, Shazia Boucher
2005 | EPUB | 18.35MB

The smoothly metallic portraits, nudes and still lifes of Tamara de Lempicka encapsulate the spirit of Art Deco and the Jazz Age, and reflect the elegant and hedonistic life-style of a wealthy, glamorous and privileged elite in Paris between the two World Wars.

Combining a formidable classical technique with elements borrowed from Cubism, de Lempicka's art represented the ultimate in fashionable modernity while looking back for inspiration to such master portraitists as Ingres and Bronzino.

This book celebrates the sleek and streamlined beauty of her best work in the 1920s and 30s. It traces the extraordinary life story of this talented and glamorous woman from turn of the century Poland and Tsarist Russia, through to her glorious years in Paris and the long years of decline and neglect in America, until her triumphant rediscovery in the 1970s when her portraits gained iconic status and world-wide popularity.

Inside the Nudge Unit: How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference [EPUB]

Inside the Nudge Unit: How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference [EPUB]
Inside the Nudge Unit: How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference by David Halpern
2015 | EPUB | 2.54MB

Every day we make countless decisions, from the small, mundane things to tackling life’s big questions, but we don’t always make the right choices.

Behavioural scientist Dr David Halpern heads up Number 10’s ‘Nudge Unit’, the world’s first government institution that uses behavioural economics to examine and influence human behaviour, to ‘nudge’ us into making better decisions. Seemingly small and subtle solutions have led to huge improvements across tax, healthcare, pensions, employment, crime reduction, energy conservation and economic growth.

Adding a crucial line to a tax reminder brought forward millions in extra revenue; refocusing the questions asked at the job centre helped an extra 10 per cent of people come off their benefits and back into work; prompting people to become organ donors while paying for their car tax added an extra 100,000 donors to the register in a single year.

After two years and dozens of experiments in behavioural science, the results are undeniable. And now David Halpern and the Nudge Unit will help you to make better choices and improve your life,

Financial Words You Should Know [EPUB]

Financial Words You Should Know [EPUB]
Financial Words You Should Know: Over 1,000 Essential Investment, Accounting, Real Estate, and Tax Words by Michele Cagan CPA, P T Shank
2009 | EPUB + PDF | 0.5/1.49MB

With recent investment firms closing and the stock market falling at record levels, understanding the language of finance is more important than ever. Too few people truly understand what happens to their money simply because they do not understand the language and concepts of finance. This guide defines the most important terms in plain English such as:

  • Secondary market
  • Controlling interest
  • Mid-cap stock
  • Debt financing
  • Float time

Each term will be clearly defined, include a pronunciation key, and an example of usage. This book ensures you will know money in no time!

The Benefit and The Burden: Tax Reform-Why We Need It and What It Will Take [EPUB]

The Benefit and The Burden: Tax Reform-Why We Need It and What It Will Take [EPUB]
The Benefit and The Burden: Tax Reform-Why We Need It and What It Will Take by Bruce Bartlett
2012 | EPUB | 2.45MB

A spirited and insightful examination of the need for American tax reform—arguably the most overdue political debate facing the nation—from one of the most legendary political thinkers, advisers, and writers of our time.

A thoughtful and surprising argument for American tax reform, arguably the most overdue political debate facing the nation, from one of the most respected political and economic thinkers, advisers, and writers of our time.

The United States Tax Code has undergone no serious reform since 1986. Since then, loopholes, exemptions, credits, and deductions have distorted its clarity, increased its inequity, and frustrated our ability to govern ourselves.

At its core, any tax system is in place to raise the revenue needed to pay the government’s bills. But where that revenue should come from raises crucial questions: Should our tax code be progressive, with the wealthier paying more than the poor, and if so, to what extent? Should we tax income or consumption or both? Of the various ideas proposed by economists and politicians—from tax increases to tax cuts, from a VAT to a Fair Tax—what will work and won’t? By tracing the history of our own tax system and by assessing the way other countries have solved similar problems, Bartlett explores the surprising answers to all of these questions, giving a sense of the tax code’s many benefits—and its inevitable burdens.

Tax reform will be a major issue debated in the years ahead. Growing budget deficits and the expiration of various tax cuts loom. Reform, once a philosophical dilemma, is turning into a practical crisis. By framing the various tax philosophies that dominate the debate, Bartlett explores the distributional, technical, and political advantages and costs of the various proposals and ideas that will come to dominate America’s political conversation in the years to come.

The Great Boom 1950-2000: How a Generation of Americans Created the World's Most Prosperous Society [EPUB]

The Great Boom 1950-2000: How a Generation of Americans Created the World's Most Prosperous Society [EPUB]
The Great Boom 1950-2000: How a Generation of Americans Created the World's Most Prosperous Society by Robert Sobel
2000 | EPUB | 2.06MB

In The Great Boom, historian Robert Sobel tells the fascinating story of the last 50 years when American entrepreneurs, visionaries, and ordinary citizens transformed our depression and war-exhausted society into today's economic powerhouse.

As America's G.I.s returned home from World War II, many of the nation's best minds predicted a new depression—yet exactly the opposite occurred. Jobs were plentiful in retooled factories swamped with orders from pent-up demand. Tens of thousands of families moved out of cities into affordable suburban homes built by William Levitt and his imitators. They bought cars, televisions, and air conditioners by the millions. And they took to the nation's roads and new interstate highways—the largest public works project in world history—where Kemmons Wilson of Holiday Inns, Ray Kroc of McDonalds, and other start-up entrepreneurs soon catered to a mobile populace with food and lodgings for leisure time vacationers.

Americans and their families began to channel savings into new opportunities. Credit cards democratized purchasing power, while early mutual funds found growing numbers of investors to fuel the first postwar bull market in the go-go '60s. At the same time the continuing boom enriched the fabric of social and cultural life. A college education became a must on the highway to upward mobility; high-tech industries arose with astonishing new ways of conducting business electronically; and an unprecedented 49 million families had become investors when the 1981-2000 stock market boom reached 10,000 on the Dow.

The Great Boom is the first major book to portray the great wave of homegrown entrepreneurs as post-war heroes in the complete remaking and revitalizing of America. All that, plus the creation of unprecedented wealth—or themselves, for the nation, for tens of millions of citizens—all in five short drama-filled decades.

Victorian London: The Tale of a City 1840-1870 [EPUB]

Victorian London: The Tale of a City 1840-1870 [EPUB]
Victorian London: The Tale of a City 1840-1870 by Liza Picard
2007 | EPUB | 0.5MB

For readers who enjoy their history told with a sense of gusto, verve, and a keen eye for detail, Liza Picard brings Victorian London to fruitful life.

With her trademark wit and passionate interest in the quirky realities of everyday life, Liza Picard vividly recalls all the splendors and horrors of Victorian life. As suburbs expanded and roads multiplied, London was ripped apart to make way for railway lines and stations, sewers, and the world's first subway. "Deserving poor" saw the first public housing projects, and significant advances were made in medicine. Using unpublished diaries of Londoners, Picard uncovers signs of progress in London such as flushing toilets, umbrellas, letter boxes, and traffic regulations. But it was still a city of cholera outbreaks, public executions, and the workhouse, where parents could sell their children for as little as £12. Liza Picard is in top form in what is her best book yet.

Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London [EPUB]

Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London [EPUB]
Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London by Liza Picard
2013 | EPUB | 0.47MB

The everyday realities and practical details of daily life in Elizabethan London, which most history books ignore - a Sunday Times bestseller.

Like its acclaimed predecessors, RESTORATION LONDON and DR JOHNSON'S LONDON, this book is the result of the author's passionate interest in the practical details of everyday life - and the conditions in which most people lived - so often ignored in conventional history books. The book begins with the River Thames, which - from its surly water-men to its great occasions - played such a central part in the city's life. It moves on to the streets, houses and gardens; cooking, housework and shopping; clothes, jewellery and make-up; health and medicine; sex and food; education, etiquette and hobbies; religion, law and crime.

Sex in the Sea by Marah J Hardt [EPUB]

Sex in the Sea by Marah J Hardt [EPUB]
Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Kinky Crustaceans, Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep by Marah J Hardt
2016 | EPUB | 13.16MB

Forget the Kama Sutra. When it comes to inventive sex acts, just look to the sea. There we find the elaborate mating rituals of armored lobsters; giant right whales engaging in a lively threesome whilst holding their breath; full moon sex parties of groupers and daily mating blitzes by blueheaded wrasse. Deep-sea squid perform inverted 69s, while hermaphrodite sea slugs link up in giant sex loops. From doubly endowed sharks to the maze-like vaginas of some whales, Sex in the Sea is a journey unlike any other to explore the staggering ways life begets life beneath the waves.

Beyond a deliciously voyeuristic excursion, Sex in the Sea uniquely connects the timeless topic of sex with the timely issue of sustainable oceans. Through overfishing, climate change, and ocean pollution we are disrupting the creative procreation that drives the wild abundance of life in the ocean. With wit and scientific rigor, Hardt introduces us to the researchers and innovators who study the wet and wild sex lives of ocean life and offer solutions that promote rather than prevent, successful sex in the sea. Part science, part erotica, Sex in the Sea discusses how we can shift from a prophylactic to a more propagative force for life in the ocean.

The Elephant's Secret Sense: The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa [EPUB]

The Elephant's Secret Sense: The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa [EPUB]
The Elephant's Secret Sense: The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa by Caitlin O'Connell
2007 | EPUB | 0.6MB

While observing a family group of elephants in the wild, Caitlin O'Connell, a young field scientist, noticed a peculiar listening behavior. A matriarch she had been watching for months turned her massive head and lifted her foot off the ground. As she scanned the horizon, the other elephants followed suit, all facing the same direction. O'Connell soon made a groundbreaking discovery: the elephants were "listening through limbs," feeling the ripples of the earth's surface for approaching friends and enemies. Through their feet, toenails, trunks, and other, subtler modes of communication, these enormous animals were communicating to one another, demonstrating the vital importance of social relationships in their lives.

Yet this grand revelation about the intelligence of wild animals is also a story of the relationship between humans and elephants as neighbors, vying for the same resources of an increasingly crowded continent. For when O'Connell was first contracted by the Namibian government to develop new methods to deter elephants from raiding villagers' crops, she was unprepared for what she would encounter – political upheaval, tribal disputes, inhumane poachers, and a fundamentally ineffective approach to wildlife conservation. Despite these setbacks, she came to know and love each of the fascinating, unique elephants under her watchful eye, while at the same time witnessing a change in attitude and policy, providing hope for the elephant's future.

An unforgettable journey of scientific discovery, The Elephant's Secret Sense takes you deep into the wilds of Namibia, from the tops of isolated, desert observation towers to the jaws and claws of ravenous lions to aerial expeditions and dusty highways, where the naturalists do their difficult work in a troubled land threatened by expanding human populations and unstable politics. Resonant with the powerful calls of the mysterious elephant, this is a story about the resilience of nature and the inspiring, astonishing, and often heartbreaking places where humans and wild animals come together.

An Elephant's Life: An Intimate Portrait from Africa [EPUB]

An Elephant's Life: An Intimate Portrait from Africa [EPUB]
An Elephant's Life: An Intimate Portrait from Africa by Caitlin O'Connell
2011 | EPUB | 49.93MB

An Elephant’s Life provides a unique and fascinating immersion into the world of the African elephant, told by a leading field biologist who has been researching and photographing these animals in their natural habitat for nearly two decades. Here, for the first time, readers get a fuller picture of elephant society cast in a broader context, including the life of the male elephant in all its high drama.

Basic Illustrated Edible Wild Plants and Useful Herbs [EPUB]

Basic Illustrated Edible Wild Plants and Useful Herbs [EPUB]
Basic Illustrated Edible Wild Plants and Useful Herbs by Jim Meuninck
2015 | EPUB | 11.87MB

An information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran. Distills years of knowledge into an affordable and portable book. With this updated guide, you'll discover how to identify and gather more than 100 of the most nutritious wild plans and useful herbs in the contiguous United States, prepare delicious recipes using your wild harvest, determine the identity of poisonous plants and poisonous look-alikes, and take charge of your personal health by making wild plants and herbs a part of your diet.

Art Students League of New York on Painting [EPUB]

Art Students League of New York on Painting [EPUB]
Art Students League of New York on Painting: Lessons and Meditations on Mediums, Styles, and Methods by James L McElhinney
2015 | EPUB | 151.38MB

A lushly illustrated, comprehensive guide to painting in all media from the prestigious visual arts education institution Art Students League of New York.

The Art Students League of New York is America’s signature art school, run by artists for artists. Founded in 1875, it has nurtured students like Jackson Pollock and Georgia O’Keefe. Today, more than 2,500 students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels study there each month.

This unique book brings you into the studio classrooms of some of the League’s most celebrated painters—including William Scharf, Mary Beth McKenzie, Henry Finkelstein, and Knox Martin—for lessons on a variety of fundamental topics, idiosyncratic approaches, and quirky philosophies. Scanning the table of contents is like flipping through a course catalog: do you want to take Naomi Campbell’s “Working Large in Watercolor,” James McElhinney’s “Journal Painting and Composition,” Sharon Sprung’s “Figure Painting from Life in Oil,” or Ellen Eagle’s “Poetic Realism in Pastel”? Now you can—from the comfort of your own home studio (or living room).

Richly illustrated with artwork from the League’s considerable archives, its instructors, and its students, this guide will inspire painters across all mediums, subjects, and styles.

Encaustic Art [EPUB]

Encaustic Art [EPUB]
Encaustic Art by Jennifer Margell
2013 | EPUB | 10.35MB

Encaustic painting is one of the world's most venerable art forms, having been practised consistently around the world since the ancient Egyptians first used it to decorate sarcophagi, and enjoying continuing popularity in the modern era with artists such as Paul Klee and Diego Rivera. In this new text, Jennifer Margell offers readers a comprehensive introduction to the medium, featuring instructive how-tos for encaustic art beginners, revealing interviews with some of the most celebrated practitioners of the medium, and a gallery featuring one of the largest published collections of encaustic art to date.

1000 Sculptures of Genius [PDF]

1000 Sculptures of Genius [PDF]
1000 Sculptures of Genius by Joseph Manca, Patrick Bade, Sarah Costello
2007 | PDF | 50.51MB

From antiquity to the 20th century, this sculpture collection offers a truly original vision of Western art. Here are the most sensual and harmonious masterworks to the most provocative and minimalist sculptures. Sculpture shapes the world and our concept of beauty, leaving everlasting silhouettes and always creating new intriguing ones. These masterworks are the mirror of an era, of an artist and his public and through this sculpture gallery, one visits not only the history of art, but history as a whole. Between the acclaimed ideals of beauty and the most controversial works, 1,000 Sculptures of Genius will give you a true panoramic view of Western sculpture. Along with numerous references, comments on masterworks and biographies, this work enables the reader to rediscover Western world heritage and is the perfect guide for art students and statuary lovers.

1000 Paintings of Genius [PDF]

1000 Paintings of Genius [PDF]
1000 Paintings of Genius by Victoria Charles, Joseph Manca, Megan McShane
2014 | PDF | 66.87MB

From the early Renaissance through Baroque and Romanticism to Cubism, Surrealism, and Pop, these canonical works of Western Art span eight centuries and a vast range of subjects. Here are the sacred and the scandalous, the minimalist and the opulent, the groundbreaking and the conventional. There are paintings that captured the feeling of an era and those that signaled the beginning of a new one. Works of art that were immediately recognised for their genius, and others that were at first met with resistance. All have stood the test of time and in their own ways contribute to the dialectic on what makes a painting great, how notions of art have changed, to what degree art reflects reality, and to what degree it alters it. Brought together, these great works illuminate the changing preoccupations and insights of our ancestors, and give us pause to consider which paintings from our own era will ultimately join the canon.

1000 Monuments of Genius [EPUB]

1000 Monuments of Genius [EPUB]
1000 Monuments of Genius by Christopher E M Pearson
2010 | EPUB + PDF | 61.29/75.7MB

Since the mythical Tower of Babel, humans have continuously tried to erect monuments to match their oversized egos. With ancient ziggurats, the Taj Mahal or the Empire State Building, man has for centuries demonstrated his force by raising structures for purposes both religious and profane. As symbols of a people's values and a civilisation's grandeur, these monuments still fascinate and attract a public captivated by the creativity and ingenuity of these architects and stonemasons. Their historical message goes far beyond mere art history, for they also tell us of the lives and evolution of the peoples of the past, as does the Parthenon in Athens, many times destroyed, rebuilt, and restored once again.

This work, featuring 1000 monuments chosen from around the globe, retraces human history, the techniques, styles, and philosophies necessary for the construction of so many splendours over the centuries, providing a panorama of the most celebrated monuments while evoking the passion of their makers. The reader can explore the changing values of humanity through the edifices it has built and understand these structures as triumphs of humankind.

1000 Erotic Works of Genius [EPUB]

1000 Erotic Works of Genius [EPUB]
1000 Erotic Works of Genius by Hans-Jürgen Döpp, Joe A Thomas, Victoria Charles
2015 | EPUB + PDF | 47.46/65.77MB

Different eras and civilisations have treated erotic images with varying acceptance and different concepts of erotica and these tendencies are reflected within the works themselves. From ancient statues devoted to fertility to Renaissance engravings designed to encourage procreation within marriage, erotic art has always held an important place in society.

Here, for the first time, 1,000 authentic images of erotic art have been brought together, spanning the centuries and civilisations to demonstrate the evolution of the genre. In an era such as ours when eroticism is abundant in advertising and the media, this book gives a refreshing insight into the background of erotic imagery, highlighting the artistic value of beautiful works of eroticism executed with skill.

Get In Shape, Lower Stress & Accomplish Your Goals Fast [Video]

Get In Shape, Lower Stress & Accomplish Your Goals Fast [Video]
Get In Shape, Lower Stress & Accomplish Your Goals Fast by Raitis Stalazs
MP4, AVC, 1000 kbps, 1920x1080 | AAC, 96 kbps, 2 Ch | 11 hours | 10.87GB

Learn how to incorporate exercise, meditation, visualization and goal setting to create the life you deserve!

This course is first of its kind combining fitness and personal development. The course is designed to be completed in 60 days spending only one hour a day five days a week. This course is focusing on four areas - Health, Clarity, Vision, and Results.

People who completed this course lost an average of 15-20lbs and 15 inches. Also, they said that they accomplished goals that they've been putting off for years, and their overall happiness increased. This course is designed to transform not just your body but also your life. A true body and mind course.

This course if for you if:

  • You want to get in shape fast
  • You want to experience incredible success
  • You want more peace and clarity in your life
  • You want more free time with your friends and family
  • You want to reach your goals, but don't know where to start
  • You want to find your life's purpose and satisfaction in your life
  • You want to experience deeper connection with your friends and family

This course includes:

- Full body workouts - I have a modifier in each workout, so anyone will be able to do these workouts - Evidence-based meditation and visualization exercises that you can practice here with me and then integrate into your daily life - Nutrition cheat sheet - Calendar 60-day game plan for you to lose weight and accomplish your goals - Nutrition Guide packed with healthy recipes that are very easy to prepare - Success Journal to help you track your progress and help you achieve your goals

What are the requirements?

For the exercises, you will need a set of dumbbells and a yoga mat or a large towel.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 59 lectures and 11 hours of content!
  • Lose weight and get in shape
  • Create a clear and exciting vision for your life
  • Use meditation to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Accomplish your goals with ease
  • Prepare easy and healthy meals
Get In Shape, Lower Stress & Accomplish Your Goals Fast [Video]

The Scarlet Sisters by Helen Batten [Audiobook]

The Scarlet Sisters by Helen Batten [Audiobook]
The Scarlet Sisters: My nanna's story of secrets and heartache on the banks of the River Thames [Audiobook] by Helen Batten, read by Annie Aldington
2015 | MP3@64 kbps | 11 hrs 36 mins | 329.56MB

'Oh my goodness - another girl, Mrs Swain!'

Clara's normal iron composure broke, and she screamed, 'No! That's not the bloody deal!' And that was how my nanna, Bertha Swain, entered the world.

When Helen Batten's marriage breaks down, she starts on a journey of discovery into her family's past and the mysteries surrounding her enigmatic nanna's early life.

What she unearths is a tale of five feisty redheads struggling to climb out of poverty and find love through two world wars. It's a story full of surprises and scandal - a death in a workhouse, a son kept in a box, a shameful war record, a clandestine marriage and children taken far too soon. It's as if there is a family curse.

But Helen also finds love, resilience and hope - crazy wagers, late-night Charlestons and stolen kisses. As she unravels the story of nanna and her scarlet sisters, Helen starts to break the spell of the past and sees a way she might herself find love again.