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No More Champagne

Author : David Lough
ISBN : 9781250071279
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Meticulously researched by a senior private banker now turned historian, No More Champagne reveals for the first time the full extent of the iconic British war leader's private struggle to maintain a way of life instilled by his upbringing and expected of his public position. Lough uses Churchill's own most private records, many never researched before, to chronicle his family's chronic shortage of money, his own extravagance and his recurring losses from gambling or trading in shares and currencies. Churchill tried to keep himself afloat by borrowing to the hilt, putting off bills and writing 'all over the place'; when all else failed, he had to ask family or friends to come to the rescue. Yet within five years he had taken advantage of his worldwide celebrity to transform his private fortunes with the same ruthlessness as he waged war, reaching 1945 with today's equivalent of £3 million in the bank. His lucrative war memoirs were still to come. Throughout the story, Lough highlights the threads of risk, energy, persuasion, and sheer willpower to survive that link Churchill's private and public lives. He shows how constant money pressures often tempted him to short-circuit the ethical standards expected of public figures in his day before usually pulling back to put duty first-except where the taxman was involved.

No More Champagne

Author : David Lough
ISBN : 9781784081805
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The untold story of Winston Churchill's precarious finances – and the most original and surprising book about Churchill to emerge for many years. The popular image of Churchill – grandson of a duke, drinking champagne and smoking a cigar – conjures up a man of wealth and substance. The reality is that Britain's most celebrated 20th-century statesman lived for most of his life on a financial cliff-edge. Only fragments of information about his finances, or their impact on his public life, have previously emerged. With the help of unprecedented access to Churchill's private records, David Lough creates the first fully researched narrative of Churchill's private finances and business affairs. As he reveals the scale of Churchill's financial risk-taking, combined with an ability to talk or write himself out of the tightest of corners, the links between the private man and public figure become clear.

No More No Less

Author : Alisha Nandeshwar
ISBN : 9781684669844
Genre : Fiction
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When the sassy Pari meets the arrogant Sameer, it is impossible for them to avoid the sparks of love that flare between them like a forest fire, but falling in love is easy. It is staying in love that's like a rollercoaster ride–all full of ups and downs and a whole cocktail of twists and turns. As if that wasn't enough, there is always destiny ready to make things worse. And sometimes it has nothing to do with destiny! So while Sameer and Pari are busy writing the chapters of their perfect love story, fate intervenes in the most terrible way and now they don't know if they would make it to their ‘Happily Ever After’ unscathed...

No More Champagne

Author : Elizabeth VARLEY (pseud.)
ISBN : OCLC:504649720
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No More Mr Nice Guy

Author : Jennifer Greene
ISBN : 9781426891540
Genre : Fiction
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Carroll Laker knows she’s found the marrying kind in Alan Smith. The pediatrician is everything a woman could want in a husband; he’s kind, dependable, patient. Maybe too patient: even though they spend Saturday mornings house-hunting, they’ve yet to spend a night in bed together. And suddenly Carroll starts fantasizing about what it would be like to be wildly, wantonly, passionately in love... Alan has wanted to marry Carroll since the moment he met her. When he senses he’s on the verge of losing her, he decides it’s time to loosen up. If Carroll needs excitement and seduction, that’s exactly what he’ll give her. From orchids and exotic foods to midnight canoe rides and dancing till dawn, Alan will do anything to sweep Carroll off her feet and into his bed. At first, Carroll is delighted by the romantic gestures. But she can’t help wondering: Will the new Alan love her forever the way the old Alan would have? Previously published. 44,000 words

No More Champagne

Author : Elizabeth Varley
ISBN : LCCN:gb52011861
Genre : Voyages and travels
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The Sydney Magazine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105211386672
Genre : Australian periodicals
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No Foreign Sky

Author : John Farquhar
ISBN : 9780595433735
Genre : Fiction
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No Foreign Sky is an intense and compelling tale of love and war set against the savage backdrop of World War II's Eastern Front. Paul Heinrich, Olympic athlete and career soldier, leads a Panzer company spearheading Barbarossa, Hitler's doomed invasion of the Soviet Union. Early victories take him to Kiev, where he falls in love with Vera, a beguiling medical student and Ukrainian nationalist. Leaving her, Paul leads the German army deeper into Russia. Brutal winters and bitter resistance sap the German will and strength. But they press onward-to Stalingrad and disaster. In retreat, Paul witnesses the scope and savagery of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed by his countrymen. As he faces his growing uncertainties and doubts, Paul's odyssey evokes the full horror and valor of war in the East. Finally, he must search for redemption amid conflicting loyalties to his sacred oath, his moral code, and the woman he loves. Teeming with vivid characters both fictional and real, No Foreign Sky relates true stories of "that time, that place," their tragic power to shape the past and the future, and their relevance to modern times.

The Law Inevitable

Author : Louis Couperus
ISBN : 9783734040078
Genre : Fiction
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Knees Up Mother Earth

Author : Robert Rankin
ISBN : 9780575088184
Genre : Fiction
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Magic, time travel and football: not exactly your everyday combination - but the fate of mankind hangs upon the result. Of course. There's big trouble in little Brentford. Property developers are planning to destroy the borough's beloved football ground and build executive homes on the site. Shock! Outrage! Horror! The lads of The Flying Swan, Brentford's most celebrated drinking house, take up the challenge. Surely with these stalwarts working for the cause, Brentford's football ground can be saved? Would it were so, but this is Brentford and ancient forces of evil are forever stirring in the borough: Old Testament terrors, Lovecraftian loathsomes and beasties from the bottomless pit. And if the team make it through to the final, it's going to be a match that no one will forget. What with the fate of mankind hanging upon the result. And everything.

Songsters And Saints

Author : Paul Oliver
ISBN : 0521269423
Genre : Music
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Paul Oliver rediscovers the wealth of neglected vocal traditions represented on Race records.

The Fortnightly

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ISBN : UCAL:B2973813
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No Thoroughfare

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : BML:37001105353135
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Darling Winston Forty Years Of Correspondence Between Churchill And Hismother

Author : David Lough
ISBN : 1786697718
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Palliative Care

Author : Harold Y. Vanderpool
ISBN : 9781476619712
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The long history of medical care for the dying has largely been neglected. It began in 1605 when physicians were challenged to enable persons to die peacefully. Today it includes palliation of oppressive symptoms, emotional and psychological care, and respect for the wishes and cultural backgrounds of patients and families. Especially since the 1990s, it embraces symptom-easing palliation for patients with severe life-limiting and chronic illnesses. Providing a detailed picture of contemporary palliative care, this book chronicles four centuries of the quest for a good death, covering the fight against futile end-of-life treatments, the history of life-extending treatments and technologies, the roles of nurses, the liberation of the dying from isolation in hospitals and hard-won victories to secure patients’ right to choose.

The Survivors Club

Author : Lisa Gardner
ISBN : 9780755396542
Genre : Fiction
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THE SURVIVORS CLUB is the second standalone thriller from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller LISA GARDNER. REVENGE IS SWEET BUT IS IT WORTH THE PRICE YOU PAY? Karin Slaughter calls Lisa Gardner 'an amazing writer'. Have you read her yet? Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen and Meg Pesaturo's lives changed forever in an instant, when Eddie Como - the College Hill Rapist - came into their lives. But they refused to be victims; instead, they chose to be survivors. Helping to put him away was one form of justice but they couldn't deny that secretly they wanted his life destroyed, as he destroyed theirs. So when Eddie is shot down outside the courtroom on the eve of the trial, they are both relieved and revenged. But now they're also prime suspects and surviving is about to get tougher still. Detective Roan Griffin thinks this was a professional hit and all that remains is to work out who ordered it. He knows that the women are key but when another woman is savagely attacked, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For Griffin, the hunt is on to find the person responsible, before membership of the exclusive club grows...

Something Foul At Sweetwater

Author : Sandra Bretting
ISBN : 9781601837158
Genre : Fiction
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Louisiana hat maker Miss DuBois is making a name for herself veiling Southern brides-to-be with her sophisticated designs. She’s also gaining a reputation for unveiling murderers . . . Missy is shocked when she sees the asking price for the Sweetwater mansion . . . in a good way. With business thriving at Crowning Glory, it would be nice to set up shop surrounded by alabaster columns and gleaming mahogany. The Southern connections only deepen when it turns out the real estate agent is Mellette Babineaux, a college classmate and sorority sister. But when Missy drags her best friend Bo along to the mansion for a second look, they barely make it past the live oaks before they discover Mellette’s dead body in a shed. Now, for the sake of her college friend, Missy finds herself investigating everyone from a superstitious Cajun caretaker to a Rolls Royce-driving billionaire—and finding that lots of closet space can mean lots of skeletons, too . . . SOMETHING FOUL AT SWEETWATER

Hideous Faces Beautiful Skulls

Author : Mark McLaughlin
ISBN : 9781479408757
Genre : Fiction
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The darkness holds many surprises. In this collection of thirty stories of horror and the bizarre, we shall explore some of those surprises. Even though I’ve been extolling the virtues of darkness, I do encourage you to read this book with the lights on. Light does have its practical applications, you know. You have to see the words.

The Great War The American Front

Author : Harry Turtledove
ISBN : 9781444717846
Genre : Fiction
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Alien beings invade the Earth in the middle of World War II, forcing Allied and Axis powers to cease their own fight and unite against this new enemy. As the aliens unleash nuclear weapons, humans resort to guerilla warfare, but is it necessary to destroy the Earth in order to save it?

The Spider

Author : Fergus Hume
ISBN : 9783752406863
Genre : Fiction
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