Casanova

Author: Ian Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440642516
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In Casanova, noted author Ian Kelly traces the life of Giacomo Casanova, a man whose very name is synonymous with sensuality, seduction and sexual prowess. But Casanova was more than just a great lover. A businessman, diplomat, spy, and philosopher, he authored more than twenty books, including a translation of The Iliad. Confidant to many infamous characters—including Madame de Pompadour, Voltaire, and Catherine the Great—Casanova was undoubtedly charismatic. But how exactly did he seduce himself into infamy? In this richly drawn portrait, Casanova emerges as very much a product of eighteenth-century Venice. He reveled in its commedia del arte and Kelly posits that his successes as both a libertine and a libertarian grew from his careful study of its artifice and illusion. Food, travel, sex: Casanova’s great passions are timeless ones and Kelly brings to life in full flavor the grandeur of his exploits. He also articulates the fascinating personal philosophy that inspired Casanova’s quest to bed all manner of women. A riveting look at the life of the most legendary lover of all time, this is destined to become the definitive biography of Giacomo Casanova.

The Memoirs Of Jacques Casanova De Seingalt Volume 1 The Venetian Years

Author: Giacomo Casanova
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625581750
Size: 21.17 MB
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Casanova was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century. He has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with "womanizer". He associated with European royalty, popes and cardinals, along with luminaries such as Voltaire, Goethe and Mozart. He spent his last years in Bohemia as a librarian in Count Waldstein's household, where he also wrote the story of his life. Set of 6 volumes.

The Snowman And The Snowdog

Author: Raymond Briggs
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385387369
Size: 43.70 MB
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A new Christmas classic based on Raymond Briggs’s holiday favorite The Snowman. In this holiday picture book, a companion to Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman, a little boy builds a snow puppy next to his snowman—in hopes of getting a real puppy for Christmas. That night the Snowman comes to life and takes the boy and the Snowdog on an adventure to the world of Snow People. But the best is yet to come on Christmas morning, when a real, live puppy is waiting under the tree. Based on the original classic by Raymond Briggs, which has sold over 8.5 million copies and is available in fifteen languages, the story and illustrations are by the creators of the animated special by the same name.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Author: Nigel Goodall
Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
ISBN: 9780233004167
Size: 60.75 MB
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Benedict Cumberbatch is an award-winning actor with a bright future. His portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and his role as the main antagonist in Star Trek Into Darkness have made him one of the biggest names in acting at the moment. This biography tells of his intriguing life so far from the influence of his actor parents and his education at Harrow to the events that led to his extraordinary success. Fascinating photographs that let us into the world of this great talent include behind-the-scenes shots from his various television and film roles.

Cooking For Kings

Author: Ian Kelly
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802719324
Size: 55.63 MB
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A unique feast of biography and Regency cookbook, Cooking for Kings takes readers on a chef's tour of the palaces of Europe in the ultimate age of culinary indulgence. Drawing on the legendary cook's rich memoirs, Ian Kelly traces Antonin CarÁame's meteoric rise from Paris orphan to international celebrity and provides a dramatic below-stairs perspective on one of the most momentous, and sensuous, periods in European history-First Empire Paris, Georgian England, and the Russia of War and Peace. CarÁame had an unfailing ability to cook for the right people in the right place at the right time. He knew the favorite dishes of King George IV, the Rothschilds and the Romanovs; he knew Napoleon's fast-food requirements, and why Empress Josephine suffered halitosis. CarÁame's recipes still grace the tables of restaurants the world over. Now classics of French cuisine, created for, and named after, the kings and queens for whom he worked, they are featured throughout this captivating biography. In the phrase first coined by CarÁame, "You can try them yourself."

Death In A White Tie

Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312963613
Size: 51.24 MB
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Inspector Roderick Alleyn must discover who murdered his old friend, the wealthy and popular Lord "Bunchy" Gospell, found strangled in a taxi the morning after the most lavish ball of the year. Reprint.

My Dear Bessie

Author: Chris Barker
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782115684
Size: 20.69 MB
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AS HEARD ON RADIO 4 'Utterly wonderful' NINA STIBBE, author of Love, Nina Twenty hours have gone since I last wrote. I have been thinking of you. I shall think of you until I post this, and until you get it. Can you feel, as you read these words, that I am thinking of you now; aglow, alive, alert at the thought that you are in the same world, and by some strange chance loving me. In September 1943, Chris Barker was serving as a signalman in North Africa when he decided to brighten the long days of war by writing to old friends. One of these was Bessie Moore, a former work colleague. The unexpected warmth of Bessie's reply changed their lives forever. Crossing continents and years, their funny, affectionate and intensely personal letters are a remarkable portrait of a love played out against the backdrop of the Second World War. Above all, their story is a stirring example of the power of letters to transform ordinary lives.

Disney A To Z

Author: Dave Smith
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN:
Size: 71.90 MB
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Thousands of entries and hundreds of photographs combine to provide a comprehensive reference to the world of Disney, providing coverage of the history of Disney, park attractions, television shows, songs, animated features and shorts, and films