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Bright Lights, Summer in the City

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Bright Lights, Summer in the City by John Phillipson Book Resume:

Set in 1986, Bright Lights, Summer in the City focuses upon the lives of three schoolgirls, Summer Price, Sophie Lovejoy and Siobhan Smythe, who run away to the East End of London to seek their fame and fortune, aided and abetted by Eddy, a guitar-playing van driver. Like most naïve, young girls, they dream of being signed up by a record company and appearing on Top of the Pops. Little do they realise that the corrupt, seedier side of London life in the form of drug dealer Danny Diamond and his twin sister, Maxine, is about to throw a web of intrigue and corruption over them, like a spider ensnaring a fly.

The Time is Now

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The Time is Now by Pauline Mclynn Book Resume:

Between these walls lies a lifetime of secrets... Pauline McLynn transports readers to Soho past and present in The Time is Now, a masterful story of secret lives in the streets of Soho. The perfect read for fans of Matt Haig's How to Stop Time. 'The past, present and future all bleed into one another like watercolours on a canvas - time becomes irrelevant' - Irish Independent Take a year in Soho and a house like no other... From a woman grieving on New Year's Day to a Victorian maid's passion for poetry, from a wartime widower picking up the pieces of his life to a young musician with a dream, one magical house has witnessed the drama of people's lives for generations. Meet the unforgettable residents of Claxton Court and discover the remarkable ties that bind them together. What readers are saying about The Time is Now: 'Excellent - really good read' '5 stars' 'Delightful use of language and credible plots'

Better than a Rest (Leo Street, Book 2)

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Better than a Rest (Leo Street, Book 2) by Pauline Mclynn Book Resume:

Pauline McLynn's intrepid private investigator, Leo Street, returns in this sparkling comic crime caper. The charming Leo Street series is perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich and Lauren Henderson. 'Hilariously funny follow-up to Something for the Weekend. With the perfect balance of humour, adventure and romance, Pauline McLynn makes crafting witty, fast-paced fiction look like a doddle' - OK! Private eye Leo Street is on the trail of an adulterous husband when her clapped-out car causes her cover to be blown. It's time to draft in Ciara Gillespie, the teenage tearaway whom she befriended on her last case. At first, Ciara's methods of surveillance leave a lot to be desired, but soon she's unearthing the secret life of an obstetrician who likes to dabble in genetic engineering... With Ciara in control, Leo's free to pursue other matters, such as who's making anonymous phone calls to her friend Maeve, and why there's pandemonium at the local crèche. Then she accepts an invitation from Andy Raynor - an old flame who she's never fully extinguished - and sparks begin to fly. What readers are saying about Better than a Rest: 'The characters are drawn with exquisite first-hand knowledge of real people, and the situations in which Leo finds herself, whether bland or extraordinary, are described with pinpoint accuracy and a certain amount of delicious agony' 'She [Pauline McLynn] truly understands the eccentricities of Dublin life and reflects them perfectly' 'Excellent mix of humour and drama'

Right on Time (Leo Street, Book 3)

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Right on Time (Leo Street, Book 3) by Pauline Mclynn Book Resume:

Leo Street battles against time to find a missing girl in Pauline McLynn's third comic crime caper from the Leo Street sries. Right on Time is the perfect read for fans of Jenny Colgan and Lauren Henderson. 'This novel scoots along at a great pace with some genuinely funny lines and a touching ending' - Sunday Mirror Every second counts for private investigator Leo Street on her latest case. She must find a missing teenager in the drug-fuelled streets of Dublin before it's too late. But with a watch that's stopped and a biological clock that's taken over, it's not going to be easy. Leo's irrepressible sidekick Ciara, her mischievous mutt No. 4, and Ciara's gorgeous twin brother Ronan, lend a helping hand. But can they track down the missing girl and save the day, or will a case of bad timing put all their lives at risk? What readers are saying about Right on Time: 'Gritty, funny, witty and sad, all at the same time' 'The weary lead character's witty observations provide a number of laughs and the support characters give the book a chatty warmth' 'I couldn't put it down'

Missing You Already

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Missing You Already by Pauline Mclynn Book Resume:

Missing You Already is an utterly enchanting novel about the importance of the little things in life - little things that we so often take for granted but would be lost without. The perfect read for fans of Ruth Hogan's The Keeper of Lost Things and Joanna Cannon's The Trouble with Goats and Sheep. 'Mclynn bravely tackles some serious subjects with sensitivity, honesty and intelligence. It is an insightful and ultimately uplifting novel from a talented writer' - Irish Times At a remote railway station in Norfolk, Kitty Fulton runs the ticket office and her pet project is the lost and found. Nothing gives her more pleasure than to reunite possessions with their rightful owners. It is an experience that remains elusive in her own world as her mother's Alzheimer's pulls them further and further apart and, on top of this, she must endure the disintegration of a close relationship with a childhood friend. Just when Kitty feels her life can't get more complicated a series of extraordinary events challenges her notions of duty and fidelity. And in struggling to find the answers Kitty embarks on a journey that questions the importance of life and the way we must all live... What readers are saying about Missing You Already: 'A wonderful story of despair, heartache, new beginnings and hope' 'Beautifully written' 'A warm read, which will make you laugh, cry and question what you would do in these situations'

Summer in the City

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Summer in the City by Joseph P. Viteritti Book Resume:

Summer in the City takes a clear look at John Lindsay’s tenure as mayor of New York City during the tumultuous 1960s, when President Lyndon Johnson launched his ambitious Great Society Program. Providing an even-handed reassessment of Lindsay’s legacy and the policies of the period, the essays in this volume skillfully dissect his kaleidoscope of progressive ideas and approach to leadership—all set in a perfect storm of huge demographic changes, growing fiscal stress, and an unprecedented commitment by the federal government to attain a more equal society. Compelling archival photos and a timeline give readers a window into the mythic 1960s, a period animated by civil rights marches, demands for black power, antiwar demonstrations, and a heroic intergovernmental effort to redistribute national resources more evenly. Written by prize-winning authors and leading scholars, each chapter covers a distinct aspect of Lindsay’s mayoralty (politics, race relations, finance, public management, architecture, economic development, and the arts), while Joseph P. Viteritti’s introductory and concluding essays offer an honest and nuanced portrait of Lindsay and the prospects for shaping more balanced public priorities as New York City ushers in a new era of progressive leadership. The volume’s sharp focus on the controversies of the Mad Men era will appeal not only to older readers who witnessed its explosive events, but also to younger readers eager for a deeper understanding of the time. A progressive Republican with bold ideals and a fervent belief in the American Dream, Lindsay strove to harness the driving forces of modernization, democratization, acculturation, inclusion, growth, and social justice in ways that will inform our thinking about the future of the city. Contributors: Lizabeth Cohen, Paul Goldberger, Brian Goldstein, Geoffrey Kabaservice, Mariana Mogilevich, Charles R. Morris, David Rogers, Clarence Taylor, and Joseph P. Viteritti

Bright Lights Dark Days

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Bright Lights Dark Days by TG Gayner Book Resume:

Gary Gayner was a member of ‘Jack’, a successful pop band from Bristol. In 1977 music agent Barry Sullivan took the band to London, promising to make them national stars under the name of ‘The National Smile Band’. This is a story of youthful ambition, of hopes raised and ultimately dashed, and the fickle world of pop. Funny, wistful, nostalgic and sad this true story is a gripping read as the fortunes of the band rise and fall, to a stunning conclusion. ‘Bright Lights Dark Days’ tells the true story of five school friends from working class Bristol who want the fame, riches and adulation of pop stars. Self-taught musicians they find success on the local pub and club scene before being spotted by London’s leading music agent. What follows is a roller coaster ride as the band’s ambitions seem near to fulfilment only to recede again. With a strong cast of characters that includes household names such as Paul McCartney and Freddie Mercury, the book describes the glamorous but seedy pop world of 1970s London. But it is really about the hopes and ambitions of starry-eyed youth, dashed by a cynical world. Band member Gary Gayner has been driven to tell this extraordinary story. It will appeal to anyone who can remember the 1970s, to those interested in the music scene, but above all to anyone who loves to be gripped by a good read. This is no gilded, happy, recollection. Although light-hearted at times Gary is brutally honest about his feelings as deceit followed flattery, as relationships fell apart under the strain, and as his eyes were opened to a world that, in his youthful naivety, he did not know existed. This unvarnished, open-hearted, honesty makes ‘Bright Light Dark Days’ a powerful as well as an entertaining read.

Medieval Roles for Modern Times

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Medieval Roles for Modern Times by Helen Solterer Book Resume:

"Examines the performances of a Parisian youth group, Gustave Cohen's Théophiliens, and the process of making medieval culture a part of the modern world. Explores the work of actor Moussa Abadi, and his clandestine resistance under the Vichy regime in France during World War II"--Provided by publisher.

A Summer In Harlem

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A Summer In Harlem by Brendan Whitt Book Resume:

Thad is your run of the mill fourteen year old from Beloit, Alabama in 1948. When his grandmother offers to send him to Harlem for the first three weeks of his summer break Thad is ecstatic. After all it is the birthplace of the Harlem Renaissance. All Thad knows about Harlem is Jazz music and Langston Hughes. When Thad finally gets there it is hardly the Harlem he’s heard and read about. Harlem has now become a crime and poverty stricken area where shootings and drug addiction have begun to run rampant in the former Black Arts mecca. The old Jazz clubs are all shut down and the corners are filled with hustlers and former musicians turned junkies looking for a fix. With the help of his cousin Willie, Thad will get a crash course in life outside of his rural Alabama town. This insightful look at the end of the Jazz era offers a gritty real world perspective from the creative mind of novelist Brendan Whitt. This historical fiction piece is one that is sure to keep you turning the page

Bright Lights and Promises

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Bright Lights and Promises by Pauline Mclynn Book Resume:

An Irish Times bestseller, Bright Lights and Promises is a mesmerising novel that deals with family relationships in touching detail. The perfect read for fans of Matt Haig's How to Stop Time and Joanna Cannon's The Trouble with Goats and Sheep. 'A winner. Pauline McLynn brings the same comic touches to her writing as she brought to the wonderful Mrs Doyle' - Daily Express It's not easy being the mother of a twelve-year-old boy who's in love with his babysitter and having trouble at school. Nor are matters helped by the unexpected arrival of an elderly mother who's suddenly footloose and fancy free. At least Susie Vine feels secure at Arland & Shaw, London's leading theatrical agency, where her clients love her almost as much as they love themselves. Then the man who broke her heart comes back into her life and she's forced to ask herself whether she was right to leave him all those years ago. Or is someone else waiting in the wings...? What readers are saying about Bright Lights and Promises: 'Deals with the different sorts of love we all feel for people and is illustrated beautifully throughout' 'This is a fine writer plying her craft' 'McLynn is a great storyteller - you never know what you are going to get'

Bright Lights, Big Ass

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Bright Lights, Big Ass by Jen Lancaster Book Resume:

Jen Lancaster hates to burst your happy little bubble, but life in the big city isn't all it's cracked up to be. Contrary to what you see on TV and in the movies, most urbanites aren't party-hopping in slinky dresses and strappy stilettos. But lucky for us, Lancaster knows how to make the life of the lower crust mercilessly funny and infinitely entertaining. Whether she's reporting rude neighbors to Homeland Security, harboring a crush on her grocery store clerk, or fighting-and losing-the Battle of the Stairmaster- Lancaster explores how silly, strange, and not-so-fabulous real city living can be. And if anyone doesn't like it, they can kiss her big, fat, pink, puffy down parka.

Young and Green in the City

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Young and Green in the City by Gary Luders Book Resume:

Here is a boy bespangled by green wanes light of green trees green painted fences; and green cut lawns; as his place at Clayton City College. Here he advanced to Cal. State College Hartsfield to be an Accounting major; only to be instigated to complete a B. A. Liberal Arts degree; as to be fit for a Retail Management job. He had a haunting memory of a Cheerleader Lucy Brooks, the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity; and his Cafeteria Bus Boy employment; as being his College dream. His Wards Department Store was suitable employment; until his hypos demanded the pursuit of Carpentry in Amador Valley. Soon he had mastered all the crews of Rio Vista Track Home Development. By the winds of Amador Valley; he with a sizable nest egg was only to move on to two prospective State Colleges in the Los Angeles. Here was once again another fruitless College activity effort. Upon return home his Mother had recognized him as the relative Uncle Herman; so she found him a single bedroom Apartment; where he found a public Rose Garden, a Convenient Short Stop Store; a Catholic Town House, the U-Save Liquor Store; as well as finally the neighborhood Rose, Park, Garden Terrace Apartment; which he dreamed to retire to. It was to now to be time spent with the indulgence in of Royal Gate Vodka; and the time of smoking Bell Air cigarettes; and a splendid walk through the many splendid colored roses of the waterfall and pond area of a public Oakland Rose Garden. He went to the U-Save Liquor Store; where he was to wish me a rainbows; and wish me good cheer; all to be with the chirp of a Robin; the tweet of a House Finch and the coo of a Morning Dove.

Bright Light City

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Bright Light City by Michael Hodjera Book Resume:

A visitor from beyond the solar system is planet shopping. A member of a dying species, he is looking for new real estate to annex. He finds it on planet earth. The task of preventing the total annihilation of the human species falls to two unlikely people-- an entertainer and a recovering vampiress. The entertainer is none other than the King himself, Elvis Presley, who is alive and well and currently living incognito on the Big Island of Hawaii. The vampire is his sultry and mysterious longtime girlfriend, Desdemona.

World Film Locations: Athens

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World Film Locations: Athens by Eirini Sifaki,Anna Poupou,Afroditi Nikolaidou Book Resume:

Takes readers to film locations in the central historical district with excursions to the periphery of Athens - popular neighborhoods, poor suburbs, and slums often represented in postwar neorealist films - and then on to garden cities and upper class suburbs, especially those preferred by the auteurs of the 1970s.

In the City of Shy Hunters

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In the City of Shy Hunters by Tom Spanbauer Book Resume:

Tom Spanbauer is one of the most enchanting writers in America today, and In the City of Shy Hunters, his first novel in ten years, is a "rich and colorful" portrait of New York in the 1980s, told with "raw power" (David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle). Shy, afflicted with a stutter, and struggling with his sexuality, Will Parker comes to New York to escape the provincial western towns where he grew up. In New York, he finds himself surrounded for the first time by people who understand and celebrate his quirks and flaws. He also begins an unforgettable love affair with a volatile, six-foot-five African-American drag queen and performance artist named Rose. But even as he is falling in love with Rose and growing into himself, Will must watch as AIDS escalates from a rumor into a devastating tragedy. When a vicious riot erupts in a local park, Will seizes the chance to repay the city for all it has taught him, in a climax that will leave readers shaken, fulfilled, and changed. "In the City of Shy Hunters is so finely crafted ... you'll think you've been reading a modernist classic." — Peter Kurth, Salon.com "Spanbauer's genius resides even in the asides ... teas[ing] out the genuine complexity of human love." — Thomas McGonigle, The Washington Post Book World "Ambitious and compelling ... a mixture of the ghastly, the hilarious, and the curiously touching." — John Hartl, The Seattle Times "In the City of Shy Hunters has the earmarks of a literary landmark ... Its importance and originality are unmistakable." — Laura Demanski, The Baltimore Sun

Field Notes From a Hidden City

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Field Notes From a Hidden City by Esther Woolfson Book Resume:

Against the background of austere and beautiful Aberdeen, Woolfson observes the seasons, the streets and the quiet places of her city over the course of a year. She considers the geographic, atmospheric and environmental elements which bring diverse life forms together in close proximity, and in absorbing prose writes of the animals among us: the birds, the rats and squirrels, the spiders and the insects. Her close examination of the natural world leads her to question our prevailing attitudes to urban and non-urban wildlife, and to look again at the values we place on the lives of individual species.

The Summer House

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The Summer House by Santa Montefiore Book Resume:

THE STUNNING NOVEL, PERFECT FOR A SUMMER HOLIDAY, FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR A life-changing secret. An unforgettable summer. Arriving at the familiar old stone church nestled in the beautiful countryside of Hampshire, Antoinette prepares to say goodbye to her husband; the man she has loved for as long as she can remember. Little does she know, the arrival of the beautiful and mysterious Phaedra will make her question everything about the man she shared her life with. Phaedra loved George too, and couldn’t bear to stay away from his funeral. But Phaedra is hiding a deeply buried secret. One that will change the lives of Antoinette and her family forever, and one that she can no longer keep hidden . . . Bestselling author Santa Montefiore delivers a captivating novel about love, family and secrets that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. A beautiful summer read for fans of Lucinda Riley, Victoria Hislop and Joanna Trollope. ***PRAISE FOR SANTA MONTEFIORE*** ‘Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore’ JOJO MOYES ‘An enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments’ DINAH JEFFERIES on Songs of Love and War ‘Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers’ SARRA MANNING ‘One of our personal favourites’ THE TIMES on The Last Secret of the Deverills

The Holy Bible

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The Holy Bible by Adam Clarke Book Resume:

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning by Jonathan Mahler Book Resume:

A passionate and dramatic account of a year in the life of a city, when baseball and crime reigned supreme, and when several remarkable figures emerged to steer New York clear of one of its most harrowing periods. By early 1977, the metropolis was in the grip of hysteria caused by a murderer dubbed "Son of Sam." And on a sweltering night in July, a citywide power outage touched off an orgy of looting and arson that led to the largest mass arrest in New York's history. As the turbulent year wore on, the city became absorbed in two epic battles: the fight between Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson and team manager Billy Martin, and the battle between Ed Koch and Mario Cuomo for the city's mayoralty. Buried beneath these parallel conflicts—one for the soul of baseball, the other for the soul of the city—was the subtext of race. The brash and confident Jackson took every black myth and threw it back in white America's face. Meanwhile, Koch and Cuomo ran bitterly negative campaigns that played upon urbanites' fears of soaring crime and falling municipal budgets. These braided stories tell the history of a year that saw the opening of Studio 54, the evolution of punk rock, and the dawning of modern SoHo. As the pragmatist Koch defeated the visionary Cuomo and as Reggie Jackson finally rescued a team racked with dissension,1977 became a year of survival but also of hope. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and the basis of the 2007 ESPN miniseries, starring John Turturro as Billy Martin, Oliver Platt as George Steinbrenner, and Daniel Sunjata as Reggie Jackson.

A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, Comprising the Several Counties, Cities,...with Historical and Statistical Descriptions

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A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, Comprising the Several Counties, Cities,...with Historical and Statistical Descriptions by Samuel Lewis Book Resume:

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