Corinna, manager alla soglia dei quarant'anni, decide di regalarsi uno gigolò per un week-end. Non immagina ancora che Goran, il bellissimo ragazzo croato che sceglierà, si rivelerà molto più di un accompagnatore, facendole battere il cuore come mai le era capitato.
Ma ci si può davvero innamorare di un uomo che vende il proprio corpo per soldi? Corinna dovrà scoprirlo, suo malgrado...
In 2001, the Advisory determined that we really wanted an anthology of delightful poems suitable for year 1 students (not as a replacement for the irreplaceable Milne or Robert Louis Stevenson, but an addition). In 2001, the oldest Advisory 'child' was 18, and there were several teen-agers besides her, all reared on CM's methods, including a diet rich in poetry. In my (Wendi's) family, we owned over 300 volumes of poetry. I asked each of my children who could write to go make me a list of favourite poems from their younger childhood days. Those who couldn't write yet could just tell me. Their lists were similar, in some cases, identical.
Not in length, of course. The 18 year old included far more on her list than the 3 year old was able to tell me about, but both of them mentioned Wynken, Blynken, and Nod and When Young Melissa Sweeps the Floor, for example. I made my own list as well, and other Advisory moms and children created theirs in their own way. My children wanted to know what Auntie Lynn's and Auntie Donna-Jean's children had chosen. There were delighted squeals of recognition and agreement whenever I passed on a poem Auntie Anne's family thought should be included. Sometimes we had a bit of tussle at our house when one of the children wasn't finished making her list, but a sibling had gotten distracted while hunting up a title and taken the very book of poetry her sibling wanted over to a cozy spot to curl up with it and just read poetry for fun. Creating our poetry anthology remains one of my fondest of many fond memories over our years of work on AO. What we have here is the result "AmblesideOnline Advisory's poetry selections for year one students," but it is more than that. This is a lovingly curated anthology of the childhood favourites of the Advisory, and Advisory children. These are not just poems, they are friends who touched our hearts, made us smile, helped us see the world in a new way, helped us give words to what we were already seeing. They are part of our family's traditions (my oldest grandson quoted The Little Turtle for me when he was 3. It had been his mother's favourite at about the same age), and part of our family language as well- snatches of poems, a line here, a line there, come out when we need that 'word fitly spoken.' We fondly, dearly, hope and believe your own children will find many friends here to love and hold dear, to reminisce over when they are grown. From our family's hearts to yours, may you have as much joy in sharing these poems with your children as we have in sharing them with you. Other features: Active TOC! Foreword with information on using the selections. Each poem given its own page.
La vida de un fotógrafo fracasado que intenta redimirse publicando unas fotos que durante veinte años conservó sólo para sí mismo y en el que se refleja el Cali de finales de siglo.
Just when kids thought it was safe to go back into bookstores, another nail-biting edition of shark stories surfaces on the shelves. One frightening encounter after the next serves up a reading frenzy of fright. And, with blood-curdling black-and-white illustrations, kids will love diving into Scary Shark Stories.
AN IMPULSIVE DEBUTANTE Carlotta Charlton can't wait for her first season -- until her impulsive behavior lands her right in the lap of notorious rake Tristan, Lord Thorngrafton! Tristan is cynically convinced that she's a fortune hunter. But he can't keep away from her. Several heated kisses lead to scandal and, one outraged mama later, they're on their way to Gretna Green. Catching his breath on the carriage ride to the border, Tristan decides it's time that Lottie learned her on. If she wants to play with fire, he'll notch up his seduction and set her ablaze! A QUESTION OF IMPROPRIETY Diana Clare has had enough of London - the balls, the rakes you can never trust... Now, having returned home in disgrace, she is trying to forget what drove her from the ton. But rake and gambler Brett Farnham, Earl of Coltonby, seems intent on making Diana remember exactly what it was like to be whirled around the ballroom and seduced by the glint in your partner's eye... But Brett has 'mistress' rather than 'marriage' in mind, and Diana is not sure her reputation can stand up to another scandal...
Guests at Doveby House don’t usually pay by credit card, but when one tries and his card is refused, Janet Markham can’t help but wonder if there’s something more going on that a simple glitch in the credit card machine. As more stories of troublesome cards spread through Doveby Dale, Janet gets more curious, but unexpected guests keep her too busy to do much. As she and Joan work on clearing out the carriage house, a new mystery presents itself. Can Janet work out what links the credit card cases together? Will she be able to help Constable Robert Parsons solve the case or just get in his way? Who was Alberta Montgomery? And why were boxes of her letters and books of poetry left in the carriage house?
A collection of English prayers and devotions from the Middle Ages, long only in the hands of scholars, compiled and edited with great care by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson to be put back into devotional use. And it will be found, I believe, that these exquisite verses and meditations will especially afford fruitful material and inspiration for mental prayer, as well as forms for vocal communion with God - Msgr. Benson.