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THE TYPERWITER GIRL autorstwa Alison Atlee to najlepszy tytuł roku 2013 w kategorii ROMANS wg. Publishers Weekly. Zapraszamy do recenzji!

ALL BETSEY DOBSON HAS EVER ASKED IS THE CHANCE TO BE VIEWED ON HER OWN MERITS, BUT IN A MAN’S WORLD, THAT IS THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN

When Betsey disembarks from the London train in the seaside resort of Idensea, all she owns is a small valise and a canary in a cage. After attempting to forge a letter of reference she knew would be denied her, Betsey has been fired from the typing pool of her previous employer. Her vigorous protest left one man wounded, another jilted, and her character permanently besmirched. Now, without money or a reference for her promised job, the future looks even bleaker than the debacle behind her. But her life is about to change . . . because a young Welshman on the railroad quay, waiting for another woman, is the one man willing to believe in her.

Mr. Jones is inept in matters of love, but a genius at things mechanical. In Idensea, he has constructed a glittering pier that astounds the wealthy tourists. And in Betsey, he recognizes the ideal tour manager for the Idensea Pier & Pleasure Building Company. After a lifetime of guarding her secrets and breaking the rules, Betsey becomes a force to be reckoned with. Now she faces a challenge of another sort: not only to outrun her sins, but also to surrender to the reckless tides of love. 

THE TYPEWRITER GIRL by Alison Atlee:

• Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the "Best Romance Books of 2013" - one of 6 titles selected in the category.
• Selected as Target Emerging Author for February 2013
• Audio rights licensed to Audible
• For more information on Alison and her work, please check out: www.alisonatlee.com

Praise:


“Atlee’s outstanding debut unflinchingly explores the harrowing difficulties faced by an indigent young woman trying to support herself in the harsh and unforgiving man’s world of Victorian England. “All angles and points,” both physically and emotionally, Miss Betsey Dobson is determined to prove herself in the grueling secretarial pool at the London firm of Baumston & Smythe, Insurers, but she’s at the mercy of gossiping co-workers and a lecherous junior clerk. Betsey takes her revenge and escapes, near-penniless, to the carefully researched seaside resort town of Idensea, where she’s offered a well-paying tour-manager job by young John Jones, a Welshman with “a good face, open as a summer window.” Betsey’s fierce struggles to preserve her independence and succeed in a job she knows perilously little about parallel the poignantly crescendoing attraction between her and John, complicated by his determination to “marry up”—perchance to slyly drawn villainess Miss Lillian Gilbey. Atlee’s splendid cast of supporting characters, her insights into Betsey’s passion for independence and John’s compassion for the downtrodden, and her fine eye for period detail make this an unusually satisfying feast for romance readers.”

 --Publishers Weekly, *STARRED* review


“Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey fans will cheer Atlee’s debut: an uncompromising view of a woman trying to make it in a man’s world. With its well- crafted story and well-drawn portrait of time and place, plus memorable secondary characters and a strong feminist approach, Atlee will garner reader respect and a broad fan base.”

 --Romantic Times Book Reviews


"Dismissed from her post at a London firm after forging her own character letter, Betsey Dobson heads for Idesea, a seaside resort on England’s south coast. She needs the letter to secure the position of excursions manager, arranging outings for groups of London day-trippers. But John Jones hires Betsey anyway because of her determination and drive. John, who has spent four years supervising constructions of the resort’s pleasure railway and indoor amusement park, clashes with Sir Alton Dunning, who wants to maintain his hotel’s elegant exclusivity. In addition to completing the park, John’s plans also include finding a rich wife. Yet Betsy intrigues him, even after he learns how she was seduced and abandoned by the young gentleman in the household where she once worked as a maid. Delays and disasters dog the amusement park and excursions, wit Betsey’s employment future constantly in doubt. But romance readers can be certain that her personal future will include John…The central relationship [in THE TYPEWRITER GIRL] sweeps readers to a satisfying conclusion. Fans of Victorian-era romances will enjoy this seaside diversion."

 --Library Journal

 

 

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Nowa biografia José Mourinho - jednego z najlepszych trenerów piłkarskich świata, uwzględniająca najnowsze wydarzenia z jego kariery - odejście z Realu i powrót do Chelsea.

His once glowing olive complexion was dull, and bags hung heavily under his eyes. With his enthusiasm for football seemingly eroded, José Mourinho’s tumultuous three-year reign as Real Madrid manager came to an end. The Special One had seemingly lost his stardust as he saw his side limp out in the Champions League semi-finals for the third-year running in 2013. Yet, there remained a once unthinkable avenue and safe haven for rejuvenation: Chelsea Football Club. Mourinho: The Rise of the Translator vividly details the José Mourinho story.

From growing up in a Portugal emerging from dictatorship, and struggling to live up to his father’s legacy as an international goalkeeper, it details José Mourinho’s extraordinary journey: the trophies, tragedies and, of course, the fall-outs. Starting out as a translator for the late Sir Bobby Robson, Mourinho has come to define a new breed of manager, with his unrivalled use of psychology, exhaustive research, and man management providing ample compensation for an unremarkable playing career. Mourinho has gone on to become one of the greatest managers of all-time.

From Porto to Chelsea, and Inter to Real Madrid – the Mourinho story is as intriguing as the man himself. Now, a new challenge awaits at Stamford Bridge. Covering the Mourinho story to October 2013 and featuring numerous exclusive interviews with figures not synonymous with the traditional Mourinho narrative.
 

www.bennionkearny.com

Ciaran Kelly is a fledgling football writer from Galway, Ireland. He holds an NCTJ-accredited Masters in Sports Journalism from St Mary’s College, Twickenham as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from NUI Galway. The author of Johan Cruyff: The Total Voetballer, Ciaran has contributed to FourFourTwo, the Southwestlondoner newspaper, and cfcuk fanzine. He has also written a popular weekly feature with backpagefootball for the past three years. Ciaran has interviewed a range of high-profile figures, including Bertie Ahern, Eamon Dunphy, and Brian Barwick.

 

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Zapraszamy do zamawiania maszynopisów biografii powierniczki i kochanki Fidela Castro pióra Nancy Stout.

Celia Sánchez is the missing actor of the Cuban Revolution. Although not as well known in the English-speaking world as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, Sánchez played a pivotal role in launching the revolution and administering the revolutionary state. She joined the clandestine 26th of July Movement and went on to choose the landing site of the Granma and fight with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra. She collected the documents that would form the official archives of the revolution, and, after its victory, launched numerous projects that enriched the lives of many Cubans, from parks to literacy programs to helping develop the Cohiba cigar brand. All the while, she maintained a close relationship with Fidel Castro that lasted until her death in 1980.

The product of ten years of original research, this biography draws on interviews with Sánchez’s friends, family, and comrades in the rebel army, along with countless letters and documents. Biographer Nancy Stout was initially barred from the official archives, but, in a remarkable twist, was granted access by Fidel Castro himself, impressed as he was with Stout’s project and aware that Sánchez deserved a worthy biography. This is the extraordinary story of an extraordinary woman who exemplified the very best values of the Cuban Revolution: selfless dedication to the people, courage in the face of grave danger, and the desire to transform society.

 

Author Nancy Stout is a writer and photographer living in New York City, currently employed by Fordham University as a Reference Librarian. Her books include Great American Thoroughbred Racetracks, Homestretch, The West Side YMCA: A Social and Architectural Retrospective, Havana/La Habana (with architect Jorge Rigau) and Habanos: The Story of the Havana Cigar.

“I love this book. . . an insightful, mature, and sometimes droll exploration of a profoundly liberated, adventuresome and driven personality. I love the life of Celia Sánchez, a life that was singular, sui generis, and true to its time of revolution and change in Cuban society.”

-Alice Walker, author, The Color Purple; winner, Pulitzer Prize

“A penetrating and startling biography. . . takes on the importance of the work of Arundhati Roy or Noam Chomsky in its insistence on looking at facts rather than self -serving capitalist and neocolonialist myth. . . also a damn good read about a passionate, sensuous, and brilliant woman!”

-Sapphire, author of Push and The Kid

“Sanchez was Castro’s supporter, confidante, and—depending on the source—his lover. In this impressive biography Stout utilizes interviews, Cuban archives (to which she was granted special access by Castro himself), letters, and other documents to provide an accurate portrait of Sanchez, who ran the planning organization of the revolution after the death of Pais in 1957…VERDICT Highly recommended for readers and scholars of Cuban history.”

-Library Journal starred review
 

 

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Książka, którą poleca Sir Norman Davies czy Timothy Snyder, a rozpisuje się cała europejska prasa!

If there is a fundamental truth of geopolitics, it is this: whoever controls the core of Europe controls the entire continent, and whoever controls all of Europe can dominate the world. Over the past five centuries, a rotating cast of kings and conquerors, presidents and dictators have set their sights on the European heartland, desperate to seize this pivotal area or at least prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. From Charles V and Napoleon to Bismarck and Cromwell, from Hitler and Stalin to Roosevelt and Gorbachev, nearly all the key power players of modern history have staked their titanic visions on this vital swath of land.

In Europe, prizewinning historian Brendan Simms presents an authoritative account of the past half-millennium of European history, demonstrating how the battle for mastery there has shaped the modern world. Beginning in 1453, when the collapse of the Byzantine Empire laid Europe open to Ottoman incursion and prompted the dramatic expansion of the Holy Roman Empire, Simms leads readers through the epic struggle for the heart of Europe. Stretching from the Low Countries through Germany and into the North Italian plain, this relatively compact zone has historically been the richest and most productive on earth. For hundreds of years, its crucial strategic importance stoked a seemingly unending series of conflicts, from the English Civil War to the French Revolution to the appalling world wars of the 20th century. But when Europe is in harmony, Simms shows, the entire world benefits—a lesson that current leaders would do well to remember.

A bold and compelling work by a renowned scholar, Europe integrates religion, politics, military strategy, and international relations to show how history—and Western civilization itself—was forged in the crucible of Europe. 

 

A history of Europe characterised by constant Darwinian competition is right-wing and wrong-headed

- The Guardian rewiev (full text)

 

“Europe is a superb, sure-footed analysis… It is unabashedly political history, and the better for being so. Simms’ acumen and sharp opinions are a joy to read. This book will be appreciated both by the general reader, and by history teachers everywhere.”

- Paul Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History, Yale University, and author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

"[Europe] is more than an excellent introduction; it’s a major interpretational achievement."

- Norman Davies, St. Antony’s College, Oxford and Jagiellonian University, Krakow

"…This is [a] powerful case made by this gifted historian of Europe, whose expansive erudition revives the proud tradition of the history of geopolitics, and whose immanent moral sensibility reminds us that human choices made in Berlin (and London) today about the future of Europe might be decisive for the future of the world.” 

- Timothy Snyder, author of Bloodlands

“This is a brilliant and beautifully written history… Europe is a work of extraordinary scholarship delivered with the lightest of touches… Essential, absorbing reading” 

- William Shawcross

"Bloody European statecraft and the interminable battle over Germany make the world go round in this magisterial history of modern international relations… [Simms] offers compelling insights amid a grand narrative sweep."

- Publisher’s Weekly

"…Brendan Simms’ new history [is] especially timely. He has, in effect, dropped a big stone into the European pond and stood back to watch the ripples spread… It is a compelling and provocative thesis… This is sweeping history told with verve and panache, and it is all the more refreshing for that… [A] splendid book…"

- The Economist, 20th April 2013

Brendan Simm’s article about the role of Germany in Europe – The New Statesman.

 

 

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Ostatnia książka Adeny Halpern doczeka się filmowej adaptacji. W roli głównej zagra Emma Watson. Szczegóły związane z tytułem u agenta! (ms dostępny)

What if you closed your eyes, blew out the candles, and your wish came true?

Ellie Jerome is a young-at-heart seventy-five-year-old who feels she has more in common with her twenty-nine-year-old granddaughter, Lucy, than her fifty-five-year-old daughter, Barbara. Ellie’s done everything she can to stay young, and the last thing she wants is to celebrate another birthday. So when she finds herself confronted with a cake full of candles, Ellie wishes more than anything that she could be twenty-nine again, just for one day. But who expects a wish like that to come true?

29 is the story of three generations of women and how one magical day shakes up everything they know about each other. While Ellie finds that the life of a twenty-something is not as carefree as she expected, the sheer joy of being young again prompts her to consider living her life all over. Does she dare stay young for more than this day, even if it means leaving everyone she loves behind?

Fresh, funny, and delightful, 29 is an enchanting adventure about families, love, and the real lessons of youth. 

 

 

The author of THE TEN BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE (Plume), which has sold to FOX motion pictures (with Amy Adams attached to star) and was a bestseller for Heyne in Germany (100,000 copies sold), delivers another delightful novel about a young woman and her family, though this time she happens to be in an old body. 75-year old Ellie Jerome makes a wish on her birthday to have just one day to once again feel what it was like to be young. When her wish comes true, and she spends the day hitting the town with her 29-year-old granddaughter, both she and we learn the true meaning of family. And that it really sucks to get old.

 

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