When Archie Beckway, a powerful London politician and notorious womanizer, becomes the target of a gang of blackmailers disguised as cartoon characters, he asks for help from old friend Donovan, a crime lord out to gain respectability, and ex-boxer-turned-private eye Bobby Lennox
Mark Warner is overdue for a vacation. His hectic London job, in the world of public relations, leads him to choose a quiet beachside village in Italy to spend his holiday. What he doesn't expect is to fall in love with a mysterious American named Jack. After one glorious day and night, though, his peace and quiet is shattered when masked men rip him from his bed at gunpoint and Jack is nowhere to be found. Mark soon learns that the man he knows as Jack is actually a British spy named Wade Dalhousie; a spy who's gone rogue.Mark is recruited to join the manhunt, though a part of him doesn't believe what he's learned about the man he knew. Complicating matters is Wade's insistence that he was set up by someone inside the agency and the feelings that Mark still has for him. Is Wade a traitor to his country or simply a scapegoat? Follow along in a whirlwind adventure that takes them from Italy to Copenhagen to London. Will Wade prove himself to Mark when they finally meet up again, and will he be able to clear his name?Please Note: This book contains adult language & steamy adult activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novel, approx. 31,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a "cliffhanger."
Empowering, inspiring and straight-talking, this is the book that is every teenage girl's best friend. The butterfly is a symbol of transformation. It reminds us that we are all able to change. We can make choices and we are in control. We can choose to replace the messages that shout 'You are not enough' - not hot enough, thin enough, talented enough, popular enough - every time we open a magazine, watch a music video or go into a clothes store. The Girl with the Butterfly Tattoo encourages girls to question the limiting messages advertisers, the media and our culture keep pushing: that a girl's greatest worth is her looks, and beauty comes in only one size and shape. It inspires and empowers girls to find their strength and be true to their own hearts and minds. This book is for you if: * You're tired of having days when everything just seems to make you feel 'less' - less beautiful, less powerful, less happy, less in control. * You've ever been frozen out by a friend and it has wrecked your whole day. * You, or a friend, are trying to deal with something major - binge-drinking, drugs, anorexia or bulimia, self-harm, depression. * You'd prefer to have your own style, not dress head-to-toe in the same labels as everyone else. * You have piles of homework and want to find the best way to study that suits you. * You'd like some tips on creating the future you want after school 'Finally a book for teenage girls that does not patronise or attempt to police them! The Girl with the Butterfly Tattoo empowers teen girls to make their own choices.' -- Nina Funnell, writer, women's rights advocate and recipient of Australian Human Rights Commission Community (Individual) Award, 2010
Young love has tragic, violent consequences in this “grippingly readable” thriller from the #1 bestselling author of La Belle Sauvage (Times Educational Supplement). Chris Marshall met the girl he was going to kill on a warm night in early June . . . Working at an Oxford ball, Chris falls in love with Jenny the moment he sets eyes on her. When beautiful, secretive Jenny rushes headlong into his life, it seems fate has brought them together. But fate will also drive them mercilessly apart, as enemies hidden in the shadows send the innocent affair spiraling down a dark road of danger, revenge, and betrayal. Chris is about to discover that his ideals of honesty and trust are more complicated than he thought. With Northern Lights and its sequels, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, Carnegie Medal–winning author Philip Pullman established himself as a multimillion-copy bestselling phenomenon whose work speaks deeply to all ages. This contemporary novel, first published as The White Mercedes, tells the suspenseful story of a teenage romance with profound moral implications.
Transcultural Perspectives on the Narratives, Practices, and Representations of Tattooing
Author: Sinah Theres Kloß
Tattoo Histories is an edited volume which analyzes and discusses the relevance of tattooing in the socio-cultural construction of bodies, boundaries, and identities, among both individuals and groups. Its interdisciplinary approach facilitates historical as well as contemporary perspectives. Rather than presenting a universal, essentialized history of tattooing, the volume’s objective is to focus on the entangled and transcultural histories, narratives, and practices related to tattoos. Contributions stem from various fields, including Archaeology, Art History, Classics, History, Linguistics, Media and Literary Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology, and Sociology. They advance the current endeavour on the part of tattoo scholars to challenge Eurocentric and North American biases prevalent in much of tattoo research, by including various analyses based in locations such as Malaysia, Israel, East Africa, and India. The thematic focus is on the transformative capacity of tattoos and tattooing, with regard to the social construction of bodies and subjectivity; the (re-)creation of social relationships through the definition of (non-)tattooed others; the formation and consolidation of group identities, traditions, and authenticity; and the conceptualization of art and its relevance to tattoo artist–tattooee relations.
From the Peculiar Adventures of John Lovehart, Esq.
Author: Ishbelle Bee
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
A dark and twisted Victorian melodrama, like Alice in Wonderland goes to Hell, from the author of The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath. Two orphans, Pedrock and Boo Boo, are sent to live in the sinister village of Darkwound. There they meet and befriend the magical and dangerous Mr Loveheart and his neighbour, Professor Hummingbird, a recluse who collects rare butterflies. Little do they know that Professor Hummingbird has attracted the wrath of a demon named Mr Angelcakes. One night, Mr Angelcakes visits Boo Boo and carves a butterfly onto her back. Boo Boo starts to metamorphose into a butterfly/human hybrid, and is kidnapped by Professor Hummingbird. When Mr Loveheart attempts to rescue her with the aid of Detective White and Constable Walnut, they too are turned into butterflies. Caught between Professor Hummingbird and the demon Angelcakes, Loveheart finds himself entangled in a web much wider and darker than he could have imagined, and a plot that leads him right to the Prime Minister and even Queen Victoria herself … File Under: Fantasy [ Closing the Net / Heads in the Trees / The Angel-Eater / Prime Minister’s Questions ]
Passover is among the most widely observed holidays for American Jews. During this festival of redemption, Jewish families retell the biblical story of Exodus using a ritual book known as a haggadah, often weaving modern tales of oppression through the biblical narrative. References to the Holocaust are some of the most common additions to contemporary haggadot. However, the parallel between ancient and modern oppression, which seems obvious to some, raises troubling questions for many others. Is it possible to find any redemptive meaning in the Nazi genocide? Are we adding value to this unforgivable moment in history? Liora Gubkin critiques commemorations that violate memory by erasing the value of everyday life that was lost and collapse the diversity of responses both during the Shoah and afterward. She recounts oral testimonies from Holocaust survivors, cites references to the holiday in popular American culture, and analyzes examples of actual haggadot. Ultimately, Gubkin concludes that it is possible and important to make a space for Holocaust commemoration, all the time recognizing that haggadot must be constantly revisited and “performed.”