The 1st full length biography of the star of Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary and the new Star War Movies. Ewan McGregor is still in his 20's but is now 1 of cinema's hot properties following his success in Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, Brassed Off, Emma and a Life less ordinary. May 1999 sees the release of the 1st in the 3 Star war prequels in which McGregor will play the young Obi-Wan Kenobi. He is confirmed to play in all 3 of the new films, which will make him 1 of the biggest stars in the world. Ewan McGregor grew up in Perthshire, a local rogue rather than a tearaway, and after many adventures found his way to the Guild Hall Drama school. It is a fascinating story of how talent, hard work and luck need to combine in the right measure to achieve success. McGregor's 1st taste of acting came when at the age of 6, he played David in a church play - the minister remarked in his diary that the play was a ragged affair but wee Ewan McGregor was outstandingly good. Encouraged by his uncle the actor Denis Lawson he achieved his 1st film role as an extra in a passage to India. His 1st major break was starring in Dennis potters Lipstick on my Collar a role he secured whilst still a student. The author has the cooperation of his family and Ewan McGregor will be interviewed.
For millionaire jockey Alan York, winning is a bonus. For Joe Nantwich, victory means no cushy backhanders; and for Bill Davidson, front running on strongly fancied Admiral, triumph means murder. His own.
Originally published in paperback and now available as a cased edition. Belle grows up painfully aware that she can never live up to her brother's memory. He was killed in an air raid in 1940 and Belle, now an adult, is coming to terms with her own past in order to face the future. From the author of DAUGHTER OF THE DOWNS.
A tense and nerve-shattering classic from the highly acclaimed masster of action and suspense.A ROLLING FOR KNOXis how the journalists describe the Presidential motorcade as it enters San Francisco across the Golden Gate. Even the ever-watchful FBI believe it is impregnable - as it has to be with the President and two Arab potentates aboard.But halfway across the bridge the unthinkable happens. Before the eyes of the world a master criminal pulls off the most spectacular kidnapping in modern times...
At eleven years of age, Albertina Listerman loses her parents in a terrible accident. At twenty-one, she experiences further tragedy when her half-brother commits suicide, having squandered the family fortune. Robbed of her very last penny, Ally is thrust into a world of hardship for which she is ill-prepared. Her salvation comes in the form of Jack Fossett, a kind lad who takes pity on this beautiful, bedraggled girl, and welcomes Ally into his heart. But Jack's mother Flo is less convinced, and time must pass and secrets must be revealed before Ally and Flo see eye to eye - particularly when they discover that Ally is not as destitute as she thought...
Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht! Geschichten von meiner italienischen Sippe
Der Autor schildert liebevoll und selbstironisch die Geschichte der Bekanntschaft mit der italienischen Familie seiner Frau, die ihn mit offenen Armen und voll südländischen Warmherzigkeit aufnahm. Besprechung Ganz journalistisch locker und sprachgewandt beschreibt der Chef des Magazins der Süddeutschen Zeitung, wie das so ist, wenn man in eine italienische Familie einheiratet. Zwar ist Braut Sara nur Halbitalienerin, mit Eltern und Hauptwohnsitz in Deutschland, aber die Sippe des Herrn Papa, des kleinen, lebhaften und erzählfreudigen Antonio Marcipane, lebt in der italienischen Region Molise, und selbstverständlich reist das neue deutsche Familienmitglied zur Vorstellungsrunde. Neugierig beäugt und liebevoll empfangen stürzt der junge Mann kopfüber ins kalte Wasser der äußerst warmherzigen neuen Verwandtschaft. Selbst Opa Calogero wartet mit dem Sterben, bis er Saras Mann in Augenschein nehmen konnte, aber dann beginnt der Familienurlaub erst einmal mit Tod und Beerdigung. Und es wird auch sonst ein so turbulenter Aufenthalt, dass daraus schon ein Buch entsteht. Lustig, heiter, mit einem Schuss Selbstironie und viel Zuneigung für die angeheiratete Italo-Familie erzählt Weiler von den kleinen und großen familiären Besonderheiten, die mit einer lebenslustigen südländischen Familie einfach viel netter klingen. .
The Patriots' Club. It has existed for two hundred years. A secret organization controlled by the country's most influential citizens. In that time it has exercised an iron grip on the country's direction. But all that is about to change. Thomas Bolden is an all-American success story. He has overcome his past to carve out a brilliant career on Wall Street. Bolden is a man who has it all. Until, in the blink of an eye, his world is turned upside down. A kidnapping sends him fleeing for his life. Within hours he is wanted for murder. As he endures one harrowing hour after another, he makes a series of ever more startling discoveries. Yet nothing is more shocking than the truth Bolden learns about the past and his own inevitable confrontation with the Patriots' Club.
She stepped into the narrow hall,eyes clouding when she saw her dads coat hanging on the rack. Sick with disappointment she crept upstairs to her room,clambered into bed,and curled into a tight ball under the thin blankets... In 1953 Elsie and Burt jones move to candle lane full of hope for the future.Although Elsie desperately misses there comfortable house in wimbledon,she is determined to make a success of this new life.
Frannie O'Neill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon. Her name is Max. Only eleven years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
After a war that has savaged a generation the affluent classes find themselves cast dangerously adrift from their Edwardian certainties. Rom the last golden summer of a dying era, through the senseless carnage of the Western front to the gaiety of the jazz age, Shadows on the Sun is the story of a terrible obsession. For Michael and Helen nothing will ever be the same again.
Grace Dorian is a national treasure. She is "The Confidante," a seasoned advice columnist whose practicality and good sense have guided two generations of American women in her syndicated daily column. Grace's daughter, Francine, and granddaughter, Sophie, manage the vast Dorian empire, overseeing Grace's speaking engagements, interviews and demanding publicity schedules. But suddenly Grace does not seem right. Her razor-sharp mind is occasionally forgetful; her columns wander. Grace finds herself vehemently denying -- but is clearly suffering from -- the early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. In a frantic struggle to regain control within the family and the business, Francine must step forth and fill her legendary mother's shoes. She must cope with Grace's mortal fear and inability to continue as "The Confidante," as well as her own new role of writing her mother's column, answering her fan mail and preserving the secret of her mother's health until Grace comes to terms with it herself. But Francine must also struggle to live her own life. Long divorced and existing in her mother's shadow, Francine battles her new role in the face of affections from Grace's doctor, a rugged and kind man whose interest leaves Francine torn between devotion to her mother and commitment to rebuilding her own life. And Francine must think of her daughter, Sophie, who at 23 needs Francine's guidance as much as, and perhaps more than, "The Confidante's" public does. Sophie watches the role reversal in her family and attempts to understand the drastic changes in a grandmother whom she has always loved but found overbearing. Shades of Grace is the most touching of family stories, in which love, family dysfunction and romance are woven together with brave and memorable characters to create a powerful narrative -- a talent that has earned Barbara Delinsky critical acclaim and an ever-widening readership.
Noel Fellowes, now working for a charity called "Christian Prison Ministries", recounts his own story of wrongful conviction and imprisonment. In 1970, he was a 22-year-old ex-policeman working as a taxi driver, and was arrested and charged with the manslaughter of an elderly coin collector. Fellowes always claimed he had never met the victim and proclaimed his innocence, but was sent to prison, where, as an ex-policeman, he suffered at the hands of the other prisoners. After four years of his seven-year sentence, he was released on parole and got married, started a business and became a Christian. But the legacy of his wrongful conviction was to haunt him until in 1984, a well-known criminal confessed to the murder. The case was re-opened and in 1985, Noel Fellowes was vindicated. Fellowes returned to prison in the early 1990s when he was called to Christian ministry in prisons.
This is a saga spanning 40 years of life in the Lancashire cotton mills. It tells of the lives and loves of two families from different backgrounds. The unhappy Swainbanks, cushioned by wealth but tortured by emotional conflict come to need the Maguires, especially Ma Maguire, more and more.
Wolf is a vagrant pavement artist on the streets of Amsterdam. He remembers nothing before the hospital, where he was treated for gunshot wounds. The police want to talk to him and sinister men are on his trail?he has to find a way into his mysterious past before his ignorance kills him. Robin Carlson, rebellious daughter of a U.S. general, has a do-it-my-way attitude. Stranded in Amsterdam, she puts her military training to use as a martial arts instructor and part-time bouncer in the city’s nightclubs. Robin’s desperate bid to help her on-again, off-again boyfriend catapults her into the murky world of illegal designer drugs. Wolf follows his heart and blunders into deep trouble. Robin and Wolf's paths are about to cross, but can they survive the Nemesis Project?
As Britain stands alone against a monstrous enemy, the inhabitants of Pearl Street face hardship and heartbreak with courage and humour. The war touches each of them in a different way: for Annie Poulson, a widow, it means never-ending worry when her twin boys are called up and sent to France; Sheila Reilly's husband, Cal, faces the terror of U- Boat attack; Eileen Costello is liberated from a bitter, loveless marriage when her husband is sent to Egypt and she goes to work in a munitions factory - and falls in love. And Jessica Fleming, down on her luck, is forced to return to the street she'd hoped never to see again.
Cassie, Laura and Aileen - schoolmates, soulmates, they shared the dreams, secrets and desires of young girls, and the passions, problems and aspirations of young women coming into their own. Cassie put her life on hold to attend to her family's needs. Laura and Aileen soared in their careers. Now they were together again as Cassie dared to make her impossible dream come true. Aileen crossed the world to be with Cassie; Laura was there by her side. David offered her love, support and passion. And Cassie's spiteful sister Barbara schemed to undermine them all. Cassie, the family caretaker, was liberated at last, ready to launch an interior design business with a disputed legacy that would bring out the worst - and the best - in her family, lovers and friends.
The story of a young woman who leaves her safe but unfulfilling life to work in a city far from home and begin a new life. Friendship with Guy Anderson blossoms into love but when Guy is called away, their passionate leave-taking has dramatic consequences for them both. From the Hardcover edition.
On a warm May night in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity dinner dance. The evening is perfect—until, just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway….In the earthquake’s aftermath, the lives of four strangers will converge.… Sarah Sloane, the wife of a financial whiz, watches her perfect world fall to pieces…. Grammy-winning singer Melanie Free comes to a turning point in her life and career…. Photographer Everett Carson finds new purpose amid the carnage…and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who works with the homeless, searches through the rubble—and knows that there is much to be done….As the city staggers back to life, a chain reaction of extraordinary events will touch each of the survivors…. Sarah discovers a crime and a betrayal, then a strength she never knew she had. Volunteering at a refugee camp opens new worlds of possibility for Melanie. Everett will forge an unlikely relationship with Maggie, who helps him rebuild his shattered life—and upends her own in the process. And as a year passes each discovers the unexpected gifts in a tragedy’s wake…and the amazing grace of new beginnings.Throughout these enthralling pages, Danielle Steel creates a stunning array of contrasts —from the dazzle of a society benefit to the chaos of a makeshift hospital, from the pampered lives of rock stars to the quiet heroism of emergency volunteers. It is her most powerful and life-affirming novel to date.
The Wandering Fire takes the five young adventurers from The Summer Tree back into the land of Fionvar, there to join forces with the legendary Warrior in the struggle to save the Weaver's worlds from the evil might of the Unraveller.
Peyton is not ready to share her widowed father with anyone, let alone a barely remembered cousin who just rolled into town. However, her father seems to like Nora well enough, and prim Aunt Augusta hates her, which raises Nora slightly in Peyton's esteem. Maybe Nora is just what quiet Lytton, Georgia needs this summer.The whole household is revitalized by Nora's energy, and it looks as if she might stay on forever. But soon it becomes clear that something is troubling her deeply. It has to be something from her past that's bothering her, something she is running from. When the shocking truth comes to light, it stuns the residents of their small segregated town. It also teaches Peyton the enormous cost of loving -- and the necessity of doing it anyway.
KAT COLORADO A thirty-something California bartender-turned-P.I.--a curious lady with nine lives, nerves of iron. . .and a passion for justice. KATAPULT A murderer has struck home--and Kat Colorado is taking it personally. Her cousin Johnny has been found stabbed to death in he parking lot of the Homestead Cafe. And now Kat's on the prowl--trailing a killer through a dangerous world of shady real estate shenanigans and teenage hookers. And she's about to uncover a closetful of sordid family secrets almost certain to get an overly inquisitive Kat skinned.KAT COLORADO A thirty-something California bartender-turned-P.I.--a curious lady with nine lives, nerves of iron. . .and a passion for justice. KATAPULT A murderer has struck home--and Kat Colorado is taking it personally. Her cousin Johnny has been found stabbed to death in he parking lot of the Homestead Cafe. And now Kat's on the prowl--trailing a killer through a dangerous world of shady real estate shenanigans and teenage hookers. And she's about to uncover a closetful of sordid family secrets almost certain to get an overly inquisitive Kat skinned.
Best friends Bernie and Molly are just seventeen when they set off from Ireland in 1928, heading for Liverpool. They quickly find jobs and rooms; soon both women are in love with local men. Tragically, though, Biddy is widowed when she's still barely an adult, while Molly has chosen a bad 'un and faces the deepest shame when he deserts her. But this difficult start only reinforces the bond between the women, and gives them the strength to build a brighter future...
After years of suffering from terrible nightmares, Callie Jamieson's mother took her own life when Callie was just a little girl. Now a successful investigative reporter, Callie has done all she can to put the past behind her. But lately, she's been having the same disturbing dream that drove her mother mad-right down to the chilling murder at the end...Anxious and exhausted, Callie must put aside her personal demons when she's assigned an investigative article on the death of Wilty Hale. Wilty was the sole heir to the famed Hale fortune. He was also Callie's ex-lover. His suspicious death has all of New York asking: Was it murder or suicide? Joining forces with detective Ezra Chapin, Callie learns that right before his death, Wilty was poised to expose a scandalous family secret. But as she sifts through all the evidence, Callie also closes in on the root of her own nightmares-and a startling connection between past and present that could prove deadly...
This is a collection of 30 stories by Barbara Erskine: most contemporary, a few historical, some spooky or humorous, many of them love stories. This is the second volume of stories created for the women's magazine market over recent years, including a number written especially for this volume.
After a lull of four years, the 'silk stocking rapist' is back at work on the Upper East side, but this time Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman have perfect DNA evidence to work with. They also have a much older case to work on - a skeleton has been found entombed in the wall of a house Edgar Allan Poe once lived in, but it turns out to be a relatively modern murder - from 1978. On the day the discovery of this body is leaked to the press, Alex gets a call that the silk stocking rapist has struck again, this time fatally. Or has he? The m.o. isn't precisely the same as the others, and it transpires that the victim worked in Poe's old house in 1978. Are the cases linked or is someone trying to silence possible witness to a thirty-five-year-old murder? With consummate skill, Linda Fairstein has created an outstanding crime novel, layered with the history of New York, the roller-coaster everyday life of a prosecutor and culminating with a surprising but satisfying denouement.
Saving The World And Other Extreme Sports: A Maximum Ride Novel
There's one last chance to save the world in the third book in the Maximum Ride series, SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS. The time has arrived for Max and her winged "flock" to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of "Re-evolution"--a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race...and to terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them--but can they save the world when they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, halfway across the globe from one another?
At sixteen she wouldn't have had the nerve. At eighteen she would have known better. But at seventeen Rowan Judge was prepared to tackle the toughest job in town single-handed: saving the family woollen mill from closure. Bradford's hard-headed business community had seen nothing like it since the rise of James Barton, the textile baron who had broken up Rowan's family and blighted their lives. Determined to prove herself more than his equal, in the space of a few years Rowan achieves the impossible - she drags the mill from the brink of disaster to Stock Exchange success.
When 14-year-old May Duhane arrives on the coast of Maine for her summer vacation, following the death of her mother, she feels isolated and resentful. Then she discovers the diary of Doone Bennison, a young girl who died in tragic circumstances on the island the year before.
The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three Vol 2 (Dark Tower)
Roland of Gilead has mysteriously stepped back in time to 1980s America, where he joins up with the defiant Eddie Dean and the courageous Odetta Holmes. A savage struggle has begun in which underworld evil and otherworldly enemies conspire to bring an end to his search for the Dark Tower.
Federica Campione adores her father. No matter that Ramon, a distinguished traveller and writer, spends months away from their home on the exotic Chilean coast; as soon as he's back, his daughter has eyes for no one but him. When he gives her a magical box from Peru she believes he will always be there for her. Devastated when her parents' marriage falls apart, Federica is forced to set up home in Cornwall with her mother ndash; the butterfly box is the only part of her beloved father she is able to take with her to sustain her during painful times. Embraced by the eccentric Appleby family, she loses her heart to their son Sam, who barely notices the little girl until it is too late. As she grows to womanhood, Federica attempts to recapture that long-forgotten sense of security in the arms of the debonair Torquil Jensen. From the sanctuary of a seemingly perfect marriage, she embarks on a painful journey of self-discovery. It takes Federica years of heartbreak to escape her gilded cage and learn the true lesson of the butterfly box.
Unauthorised Biography of the internationally famous comedian and entertainer to the TV public, the stars and even royalty. Billy Connoly was the first rock/alternative comedian long before the comedy store generation took off. And he is still a cult a 50 show UK tour in early 1994 sold out within days. On the way up, Connoly has collided with trendies, booze, women, the press the Royals and even Fyffes bananas. The Big Yin is an enormously entertaining read about one of the funniest comedians at work today.
Lays bare the continuing suspicions and rivalries of the post-Cold War atmosphere in Eastern Europe in a story of illegal arms dealing and its implications for the time bomb that is South Africa. Craig Thomas is the author of "The Bear's Tears" and "The Last Raven".
A powerful, haunting story of murder, fame and corruption from the bestselling author of TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE and I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE. A media campaign results in the release of an apparent victim of a miscarriage of justice.
When young Isobel Maclean correctly foretold her mother's death it seemed she had inherited her grandmother's gift of second sight. Isobel was often filled with dread as she foresaw future sorrows,but she also saw a beautiful house, and a rich and happy girl in its garden. Could it be herself?
It's bad enough having a name like Nathan Jones - unless you're a Supremes fan, which Nathan isn't - but when his girlfriend leaves him (for a drag artist) and he gets mugged, then handcuffed to a bed and cut up in a misunderstanding with an S&M hooker, can things get any worse?
Will Elliott is out of a job. The lighthouse he's been manning on Prince Albert Rock, off the wild Cornish coast, is about to become automated. So Will decides to fulfil his lifelong ambition - to sail round the coastline of Britain. Determined to continue his solitary existence, Will begins his preparations for his epic voyage. But before he has time to so much as paint his hull, he meets Amy Finn - a beautiful artist and fellow loner. And as if that isn't distraction enough, suddenly his sleepy Cornish village is rocked by the biggest scandal to hit Cornwall since Guenevere ran off with Launcelot. It seems as if Will will never get away, and even if he does will his journey be solo or is there hope that he and Amy could be embarking on a two-man voyage of discovery?
This, the shortest of Edward Schillebeeckx's books so far, represents a distillation of his previous thought and contains important anticipations of the long-awaited third volume of his great trilogy, which is nearing completion. The fact that it was delivered in spring 1986 as the Abraham Kuyper lectures in Amsterdam accounts not only for its brevity, but also for its clarity. Here, those who have so far been put off exploring the work of one of the greatest living theologians will find an admirable introduction, and those who have struggled with his larger volumes will find an account which goes straight to the heart of the matter. Beginning from our modern world - for one of his new slogans is * 'Outside the world there is no salvation' - Professor Schillebeeckx looks at the place of God in contemporary culture; he then moves back to look at the life of Jesus and the way in which it has been responded to by the church. A final chapter, the longest, looks first at ethics, then at the tension between mysticism and politics, commitment to both of which is vital for Christians today, and shows how these three dimensions together must provide the framework for their life.
Daddy's Little Earner: A Heartbreaking True Story of a Brave Little Girl's Escape from Violence
The shocking story of a young girl forced into prostitution by her own father, and her painful journey to escape her horrific childhood and build a new life for herself and her sons. Maria's dad was a pimp, living in a world of thieves and street-walkers. Her mother, tiring of turning tricks for her husband, walked out, leaving the children in his chaotic, violent, and sometimes cruel care. By the age of nine, Maria's father was abusing her and getting a prostitute friend to dress her up in stockings and make-up. By the time she was 14nbsp;he was selling her on the streets of the red light district in Norwich. Despite everything Maria still loved her swaggering and sometimes charming father and found it hard to sort out her own feelings. At 15nbsp;she ran away to King's Cross with an older lover who turned out to be just another pimp. Furious at losing a nice little earner her father involved the police and both he and the other man were jailed for living off Maria's immoral earnings. Only then could Maria escape her traumatic childhood and follow her dream of becoming a mother.
Crete,present day.A woman anxiously awaits the arrival of someone who could change her life for ever... Lancashire , the 1950s.Three young girls make their way in a post war world As all three girls face tragedy, can they learn from their mothers'mistakes? Or will history repeat itself?
That includes forcing a reluctant boyfriend of ten years to propose, regardless of the consequences, just so she can wear an expensive white frock. Gerri just can’t get past the fantasy of the perfect wedding day and she is prepared to go to any lengths to achieve her aims, including ignoring her fiancé’s obvious reluctance to amble down the aisle.After all, Gerri reasons, she is not going to give up on a relationship of almost a decade no matter what; she is almost twenty nine and Gary is the sexiest thing to have ever walked. She wants the wedding of her dreams with the man of her dreams and turns into full Bridezilla mode to get there.
The Pearl of Great Price has revealed fatal flaws in all who've possessed it since its discovery in Australia a century ago. Desperate to break the curse, new owner Liana Robertson hides her gem in a vault. When her son disappears--with the pearl--Liana and her ex-husband must overcome their bitterness to find the boy and the enemy who will stop at nothing to reclaim this coldly perfect and dangerous treasure.
In the Seventh Avenue world of haute couture, three women are determined to make it to the top. But a twisted human monster stalks the streets of Manhattan and his attention has been caught by the glittering trio.
The chronicles of The Winter of the World echo down the ages in half-remembered myth and song - tales of mysterious powers of the Mastersmiths, of the forging of great weapons, of the subterranean kingdoms of the duergar, of Gods who walked abroad, and of the powers that struggled endlessly for dominion.In the Northlands, beleaguered by the ever-encroaching Ice and the marauding Ekwesh, a young cowherd, Alv, saved from the raiders by the mysterious Mastersmith, discovers in himself an uncanny power to shape metal - but it is a power that may easily be turned to evil ends. Alv flees the Mastersmith, and embarks on the quest to find both his own destiny, and a weapon that will let him stand against the Power of the Ice.