"That's how it is for us servants. No one pays you much heed; mostly you're invisible as furniture. Yet you overhear a conversation here, and add a little gossip there. Then you find something, something you should not have found." Irrepressible Biddy Leigh, under-cook at forbidding Mawton Hall, only wants to marry her childhood sweetheart and set up her own tavern. But when her elderly master marries young Lady Carinna, Biddy is unwittingly swept up in a world of scheming, secrets, and lies. Forced to accompany her new mistress to Italy, she documents her adventures and culinary discoveries in an old household book of recipes, The Cook's Jewel. Biddy grows intrigued by her fellow travelers, but her secretive and unconventional mistress is the most intriguing of all. In London, Biddy finds herself attracted to her mistress's younger brother. In France, she discovers her mistress's dark secret. At last in Italy, Biddy becomes embroiled in a murderous conspiracy, knowing the secrets she holds could be a key to a better life, or her downfall. Inspired by eighteenth-century household books of recipes and set at the time of the invention of the first restaurants, An Appetite for Violets is a literary feast for lovers of historical fiction. Martine Bailey's novel opens a window into the fascinating lives of servants, while also delivering a suspenseful tale of obsession and betrayal.
Everyone thinks their own family is crazy. In these 101 stories of crazy, embarassing, annoying and dysfunctional families, Chicken Soup for the Soul contributors humorously and lovingly share those special moments that have become cherished memories. Family. It's a cast of characters with whom we walk through life - complicated, crazy, annoying and sometimes embarrasing characters who we can't help but love. In these 101 stories, you'll read about those characters, the moments they've shared and the memories they've made. You'll nod in recognition, laugh out loud, and maybe even tear up a little as you see yourself and your own family in these stories of sometimes dysfunctional, but always loving, families.
The Queen of Fats
Author: Susan Allport
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Discusses omega-3 fatty acids and their impact on health.
Jacques Henri Lartigue
Author: Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Anne-Marie Garat, Thierry Terret
Publisher: Actes Sud Editions
Jacques Henri Lartigue was fascinated by the ascent of sport in the early twentieth century as a fashionable pastime for the middle classes, and was himself a keen sportsman. Lartigue's entirely unposed photographs, presented album-style in this gorgeous, luxurious and delightful volume, capture both the joyous exuberance of amateur sports--racing, skiing, tennis, gymnastics, hang gliding--and the particular character of its popularity in the first half of the twentieth century. Lartigue is an absolute master at conveying the dynamism of the human body at play--the peculiar shapes it can contort into, and the gestures that can express anything from easy nonchalance to fierce focus. These photographs also serve as a historical catalogue of the paraphernalia and smart casual clothing associated with each sport. A Sporting Life is divided into five themed chapters: "The Sportsman," "Taking the Air," "Training," "Women and Children" and "Sport as Spectacle." Here, we witness how sports were transforming social relations, introducing new opportunities for expression, especially across gender lines. In an essay, historian Thierry Terret reveals the complexity of Lartigue's technical approach to photography, and looks at the issues surrounding the rise of sport in its modern incarnation as a leisure pursuit and as commerce. In a preface, novelist Anne-Marie Garat (whose own narratives often feature the themes of photography and family) provides a personal perspective on Lartigue's sports photography, also exploring the role played by sport in the development of photography itself. The book is copublished with Hermès, in celebration of its 2013 sports theme. Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) was a French photographer and painter, most famous for his photographs of the leisure activities of France's middle and upper classes. An avid photographer from the age of seven, Lartigue gained fame for his photo albums, which provide a comprehensive chronicle of the twentieth century in France and abroad, and for his official portraits.
Face-to-face with his ex-wife again, millionaire Marcus Keller received more than a jolt of deep attraction. He discovered he was a daddy. Vanessa had been pregnant when they divorced, bore him a son and kept it a secret. It was a betrayal he couldn't forgive. There was no way he would walk away from his child…his heir. The businessman would do his best to be civil to the lovely bakery owner, who was one tough cookie in her own right. But would it only be business between them, or would Marcus indulge his own secret agenda to make this woman his again…once and for all?
Author: Lois Fichner-Rathus
Publisher: Cengage Learning
With balanced coverage of art across the chronological and geographical spectrum, UNDERSTANDING ART, 11th Edition, will guide you through beautifully reproduced images, and transport you to museums and monuments all over the world. Observe the artist's creative process from start to finish in a feature called Theory & Practice; learn to think critically about works of art in relation to one another and the context in which they were created with the Compare + Contrast feature; and gain a new understanding and appreciation of art and society by becoming familiar with art ranging from iconic works to that which surrounds you in everyday life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Plastic Surgery Without the Surgery
Author: Eve Pearl, Emmy Award-Winning Celebrity Makeup Artist
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
Have you been contemplating Botox, eyelid surgery, or breast augmentation? A face-lift, nose job, or collagen injections? Save your money and avoid the risks! You can get the glowing good looks you dream about with the secrets revealed by Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Eve Pearl. By applying the same Hollywood-insider methods used to make celebrities look years younger and show-stopping gorgeous, she shows you how to enhance your lips, diminish wrinkles, and even appear to go from an A-cup bra to a generous B or even C! Like a magic wand, makeup-done as you've never seen it before-will accentuate the uniqueness of your looks while disguising the flaws. With Eve Pearl's simple but amazing techniques, you can completely transform your face, eyes, brows, nose, lips, and breasts. And this powerful, safe way to a more youthful and natural beauty takes just minutes to achieve. Discover: * The "face-lift" kit that tightens skin, brings out the eyes, and hides deep laugh lines around the nose and mouth * Fantastic remedies for dark circles under the eyes, puffiness, and crow's-feet * How to use moisturizers and foundations to create velvety, luminous skin tones-without the dangers of a chemical peel or bleaching * Dramatic shading to produce elegant cheekbones and make a double chin disappear * Techniques to make your breasts look larger (you won't believe your eyes!) * Products to create fuller, more sensuous lips with a "sweetheart" shape and a luscious shine ...and much more. From eye-lift to face-lift, you will be thrilled by the results-without the pain, risk, or expense of surgery!
Author: Pamela A. Parmal, Geoffrey Beene
Publisher: Rhode Island School of Art, Museum of Art
Author: Terry Border
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
Presents the found object artwork of Terry Border, who uses wires and everyday objects to depict amusing, quirky, and thoughtful works of art.
Text, Speech and Dialogue
Author: Petr Sojka, Aleš Horak, Ivan Kopecek, Karel Pala
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, TSD 2012, held in Brno, Czech Republic, in September 2012. The 82 papers presented together with 2 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 173 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on corpora and language resources, speech recognition, tagging, classification and parsing of text and speech, speech and spoken language generation, semantic processing of text and speech, integrating applications of text and speech processing, machine translation, automatic dialogue systems, multimodal techniques and modeling.
Author: Andrew Morton
The life of the Princess of Wales based on interviews with those closest to her. Details of her beauty routine, her diet, how she relaxed and her likes and dislikes.