The Secret Life of E Robert Pendleton

distance behind it. Girls got off at different stops. For various reasons, I let them go. I was waiting for someone special. She was riding in the back of the bus. She had a sweet face. She gave me the finger at one stage.

Author: Michael Collins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297857129

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A tale of murder and literary ambition set on an American university campus from a master of the dark side of human nature It's been over a decade since Robert Pendleton published his brilliant short story debut, and his hopes for a dazzling literary career now lie in tatters. Hanging on to his tenure in literature at Bannockburn college by the slimmest of threads, Pendleton's simmering despair boils over with the arrival on campus of his one-time friend, now nemesis, the bestselling author and king of the coffee-table book, David Horowitz. For Pendleton, death seems to be the only remaining option, but his attempt to kill himself is wrecked by the intervention of Adi Wiltshire, a graduate student battling her own demons of failure and thwarted ambition. Whilst Pendleton recovers from his suicide attempt, Adi discovers a novel hidden in his basement: a brilliant, bitter story with a gruesome murder at its core. The publication of Scream causes a storm of publicity, a whirlwind into which Adi and Horowitz are thrust - along with the sister of a young girl whose real-life, unsolved murder bears an uncanny resemblance to the crime in Pendleton's novel and a burnt-out cop with secrets of his own, who is determined to prove that in this case fact and fiction are one and the same.

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens

... Aged 133⁄4, 178 The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn, 150 The Secret Hour, 183–184, 201 The Secret Life of Bees, 140, 191 The Secret Life of It Girls, 145, 202 The Secret Life of Teens, 84, 193 The Secret World of Kabbalah, 51 Secrets, ...

Author: Pam Spencer Holley

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838935774

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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Collects ten years of the "Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults" and "Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers" lists, organized by both author and theme.

The Secret Lives of Baltimore Girls

We went down to that station and turned it out. Girl, what the hell makes you think we wouldn't have your back when you are going through difficult times?” Emerson preached. “I know but—” Mikayla started. She wanted so badly to pour out ...

Author: Katt

Publisher: Urban Books

ISBN: 9781622862610

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Charlie Dixon never had it easy. Growing up in a loveless home, she always yearned for love. She gave the saying “looking for love in all the wrong places” its meaning. Failed relationship after failed relationship lead Charlie to give up on love. That is, until someone special crashes into her life—literally. Charlie never expected to find love, but when she starts falling, her loyalties and mounting lies threaten to destroy her last chance. Will Charlie fight to finally be happy, or will the odds stay stacked against her? Emerson Dayle is finally coming into her own as a career woman. After a devastating divorce from her childhood love, Mason, Emerson has to pick up the pieces of her shattered life one shard at a time. With a newfound love of self, she swears off the days of sacrificing herself for the sake of a husband. As a new entrepreneur and wildly successful internet influencer, Emerson feels like she’s finally made it. But when a secret from her past and a new betrayal threaten everything she has worked for, her life quickly changes. Can Emerson keep all her scandals out of the limelight, or will everything she’s worked for fall apart right before her eyes? Mikayla King has a secret, and it’s big enough to bring her entire life crashing down. Her children, Kai and Zuri, are the only people keeping Mikayla grounded, until her relationship with her children is threatened too. Mikayla would rather continue suffering mental and physical abuse at the hands of her husband than go back to being poor and subject her children to the life she lived as a child. However, when Mikayla’s deepest secret is revealed, life as she knows it crumbles to pieces. It is not long before she turns to substances to ease her pain, just like her mother did. Can Mikayla overcome her demons to save her children, or will she see her worst fear realized and lose them?

The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl

“You'll like it, girls do. While I put the kettle on, have a look round. There's a bathroom through there.” He pointed to the back beyond the vestibule. The minutiae of the conversation might have been different, but I can recall the ...

Author: Rosemary Kingsland

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307422323

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is an extraordinary memoir—a jewel. Rosemary Kingsland was born in India during the dying days of the British Raj. While there, she and her family lived a life of privilege. But with the fall of the Raj, they were forced to return to England, where their fortunes took a decided turn for the worse. In London, then in Cornwall, then back in London, the simmering tension between Rosemary’s parents erupted into outright warfare fueled by alcohol and her father’s persistent, unrepentant womanizing. It was a lonely, dangerous childhood. But one day Rosemary’s life changed forever. At a café where she had gone to escape from a party her father had insisted she attend with him, she met Richard Burton, the dashingly handsome Welsh actor who was then the toast of the London stage. She had seen him in Under Milkwood some months before. She was an adolescent schoolgirl. He was twenty-nine. The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is a deeply felt evocation of first love, and of family bonds forged in intense isolation. It is made all the more remarkable by the luminous quality and riveting narrative voice of Rosemary Kingsland.

The Secret Life of the Savoy

As German financier Otto Kahn put it, the Savoy now made London 'a place worth living in'.3 Invaluable to D'Oyly, soon after Ritz ... who coined 'It' as a contemporary euphemism for sex appeal, which was later used again for 'it girls', ...

Author: Olivia Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781643137391

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The captivating story of the famed Savoy Hotel’s founders, told through three generations—and one hundred years—of glamour and high society. For the gondoliers-themed birthday dinner, the hotel obligingly flooded the courtyard to conjure the Grand Canal of Venice. Dinner was served on a silk-lined floating gondola, real swans were swimming in the water, and as a final flourish, a baby elephant borrowed from London Zoo pulled a five-foot high birthday cake. In three generations, the D'Oyly Carte family and London's Savoy Hotel pioneered the idea of the luxury hotel and the modern theater, propelled Gilbert and Sullivan to lasting stardom, made Oscar Wilde a transatlantic celebrity, inspired a P. G. Wodehouse series, and popularized early jazz, electric lights, and Art Deco. Following the history of the iconic Savoy Hotel through three generations of the D'Oyly Carte family, The Secret Life of the Savoy brings to life the extraordinary cultural legacy of the most famous hotel in the world.

Lizzie Jordan s Secret Life

If Mary hadn't had a wardrobe full of Armani, if all her clothes had been from Oasis, I wouldn't have thought twice about borrowing something. It was a natural thing, wasn't it? Girls swapped clothes all the time. It didn't mean that ...

Author: Chrissie Manby

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848948051

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 703


Five years after leaving university, Lizzie Jordan considers herself one of life's failures. Unlike her highflying friends, Lizzie works as a typist, shares a grotty flat and 'makes do' with an unexciting boyfriend. But she has a secret love - Brian, a handsome American she dated at university, five years ago. In her emails she pretends her life is a whirl of extravagant parties and million-pound business deals. Then one day, Brian announces he's coming to stay! Lizzie's secret life is about to be rumbled unless she comes up with a cunning plan. But even the most best-laid plans have a habit of going horribly wrong... Praise for Chrissie Manby 'Very funny, hugely feel-good, and the perfect antidote for anyone who worries that the only career ladder they've achieved is a run in their tights' - Fiona Walker 'Nothing short of brilliant' - Marie Claire

Secret Lives

The world of young teenage runaways is totally different from the world I see as a call girl. It's like night and day. Yes, we both serve sex, but so does a taco stand and a very expensive restaurant. They both serve food.

Author: Diana Prince

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477259580

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 213

View: 906


Secret Lives This book explores the fascinating and dangerous world of the American prostitute. Dr. Prince's landmark study in 1985 was the largest study on prostitution ever conducted with over 450 subjects. The requests for that study from law enforcement and social services agencies led to additional research since that time. This unique book is taken from hundreds of hours of interviews with call girls, street walkers, and brothel workers in California and Nevada. Told in the words of the women, themselves, the reader gets a glimpse into a profession that is usually shrouded in stereotypes and misinformation. The book provides a rare insight into these women and their world.

The Secret Life of John Paul II

It began playfully, like a game, but fate wanted to join us in the most profound way possible: with the arrival of a daughter. It was not an easy time, for me or her. Giovanna already had two little girls from her marriage, ...

Author: Lino Zani

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 9781618908049

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Outdoorsman, thinker, skier, hiker, believer Pope. Blessed Pope John Paull II was known and loved in his public life for his adherence to the True Faith, his accessibility and his deep connection with the peoples of this world. He was also an avid sportsman and a skilled skier and hiker who found refuge, solace and spirituality in the mountain peaks and great outdoors. Now, translated for the first time into English, this first-hand account by Lino Zani, John Paul II s ski instructor and mountain guide, offers an intimate portrait of the Pope. Away from the demands and intrigues of the Vatican. A place of quiet respite for the Pope, it was on one of these secluded Alpine trips where he experienced a profound mystical vision of himself as the Fatima Pope.

The Secret Life of a Black Aspie

Sometimes the girls looked at me like I was from some distant planet. Sometimes they didn't look at me at all. Sometimes they laughed at me with their friends. Malcolm explained it to me like this: Black life is so hard and so ...

Author: Anand Prahlad

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 9781602233218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 996


"Prahlad was born on a former plantation in Virginia in 1954. This memoir ... is his story ... Rooted in black folklore and cultural ambience, and offering new perspectives on autism and more, [his book intends to] inspire and delight readers and deepen our understanding of the marginal spaces of human existence"

The Disappearing Girl

Adolescence is not the time when girls can easily say to peers, “This is who I am, take me or leave me. ... “What I think it did is it really kind of broke me. ... Lily, the teenage protagonist in The Secret Life of Bees,

Author: Lisa Machoian

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440626975

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 849


Adults are increasingly concerned about the rising rate of depression in teenage girls and the frequency of alarming behaviors including wild conduct, explosive outbursts, back talking, sexual escapades, drug experimentation, and even cutting, eating disorders, and suicide attempts. The Disappearing Girl, the first book on depression in teenage girls, helps parents understand: • Why silence reflects a girl’s desperate wish for inclusion, not isolation • Subtle differences between teen angst and problem behavior • Vulnerabilities in dating, friendships, school, and families • How, if untreated, girls will carry feelings of helplessness, anger, and depression into adulthood Dr. Machoian also offers conversation topics to help girls navigate mixed messages, develop their identity, make healthy decisions, and build resilience that will empower them throughout life, as well as helping parents manage their own frustration.