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Sexy in Stilettos: Billionaire Romance

You can call me a playboy if you want. After all, I love fast cars and faster women.I’m only home to dig my wayward step-brother out of another mess. I have zero plans on staying. Until I meet little miss uptight, list-maker who’s never had any fun. She needs a date to her ex-fiancé’s wedding...to her sister...and I’m just the kind of fake date she needs.I know just how to make her loosen up and forget all her rules. Looks like I’m finding all the reasons to stay.

Rubika??s Cube: How To Solve The Famous Cube In 3 Easy Ways!

Do you want to finally solve the Rubik’s Cube with 3 easy methods and techniques? If you are reading this, you are probably holding a Rubik's Cube in your hands and let's be honest you messed up a lot trying to solve it!. I wrote this book with you in mind!. I wanted to give you the best 3 methods for solving the cube in a easy way. But, as everything in life, practice makes perfect, so practice, practice and practice until you mastered all the 3 techniques presented for you.After that, I'm quite sure you'll go to your friends and impress them with your new abilities you've just learned. By the end of this guide, you should be able to: •Solve the cube completely•Understand how each of the cube’s pieces work relative to each other•Decode and memorize the different move notations•Memorize the move algorithms, including their mirror and reverse versions•Better predict the effects of the moves you apply•And enjoy practicing the moves and algorithms for different scenarios Scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Now button.

Dog Training Revolution: 2020 Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love

Dog Training Revolution 2020 Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love Do you have a dog? Or are you just going to have a puppy? Then this book is for you. Here we show you a revolutionary approach to parenting and training. Many people in the street believe that taking care of a domestic dog is easy. You just need to take them out for a walk and feed them on time. This is a false statement. First, you need to understand that caring for an adult dog and caring for a puppy is different. We'll first look at caring for a puppy. And these questions will be addressed in our book. In our book you will find information about: Periodization of Dog Development·General information about keeping and custody of a puppy All the wisdom of a domestic dog careDog Trainingand much more!  There's a cool SURPRISE for everyone inside the book! Hurry! Peep and find him!Download your copy of " Dog Training Revolution" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button.

Tales of a Tiller Girl Part 1 of 3

A heart-warming nostalgia memoir from a member of the world famous dance troupe, The Tiller Girls. Based in London in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Irene's story will transport readers back to a more innocent, simple way of life.

This is the story of a little girl who loved to dance. Growing up in London in the 1930s, dancing was so much more to Irene than just a hobby. It was her escape and it took her off into another world away from the harsh realities of life. A fairytale world away from the horrors of WW2, from the grief of losing her father and missing her mother who she didn't see for three years while she was drafted to help with the war effort. And far away from her cold-hearted grandparents who treated her like an inconvenience.

Finally it led to her winning a place as a Tiller Girl; the world's most famous dance troupe known for their 32-and-a-half high kicks a minute and precise, symmetrical routines. For four years she opened and closed the show at the prestigious London Palladium and performed on stage alongside huge stars such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Judy Garland.

It was a strange mixture of glamour and bloody hard work but it was certainly never dull. And being a Tiller Girl also gave Irene the opportunity to see firsthand the devastating effects of WW2, both here and abroad.

Heart-warming, enlightening and wonderfully uplifting, Irene's evocative story will transport readers back to a time when every town and holiday resort had several theatres and when dance troupes like The Tiller Girls were the epitome of glitz and glamour.

Harry Potter Characters Facts: Harry Potter is the saint of the story

Harry Potter is the saint of the story. Stranded as a child, he is raised by his auntie and uncle, the Dursleys, abused by them, and tortured by their upsetting child, Dudley. Disregarded and despised, Harry grows up to be a meek kid uncertain of his capacities. His unexpected distinction as a wizard at Hogwarts comes not similarly as a complete differentiation to his previous failed to remember hopelessness; however as a destiny that we feel is a lot of merit after his young anguish. However even after he gets popular, Harry never loses his unobtrusiveness and lowliness. Indeed, even before the finish of the story, when he has acquired the Sorcerer's Stone and saved Hogwarts (and maybe the entire world) from Voldemort, Harry doesn't delight in his prosperity. He essentially asks Dumbledore a couple of verifiable inquiries and is happy with the appropriate responses, failing to expect any recognition. Additionally, he doesn't wish to utilize his forces to satisfy pretentious wishes. Dumbledore carefully realizes that, not at all like Voldemort, Harry will want just to get the enchantment stone, not to utilize it. He doesn't desire wealth or influence, or harbor any mystery wild aspiration; he simply needs to ensure that the stone and its influence don't fall into some unacceptable hands. The effortlessness of his craving is essential for what makes him a saint.

Shakespeare and Hospitality: Ethics, Politics, and Exchange (Routledge Studies in Shakespeare)

This volume focuses on hospitality as a theoretically and historically crucial phenomenon in Shakespeare's work with ramifications for contemporary thought and practice. Drawing a multifaceted picture of Shakespeare's scenes of hospitality—with their numerous scenes of greeting, feeding, entertaining, and sheltering—the collection demonstrates how hospitality provides a compelling frame for the core ethical, political, theological, and ecological questions of Shakespeare's time and our own. By reading Shakespeare's plays in conjunction with contemporary theory as well as early modern texts and objects—including almanacs, recipe books, husbandry manuals, and religious tracts — this book reimagines Shakespeare's playworld as one charged with the risks of hosting (rape and seduction, war and betrayal, enchantment and disenchantment) and the limits of generosity (how much can or should one give the guest, with what attitude or comportment, and under what circumstances?). This substantial volume maps the terrain of Shakespearean hospitality in its rich complexity, demonstrating the importance of historical, rhetorical, and phenomenological approaches to this diverse subject.

Outside the Limelight (Ballet Theatre Chronicles Book 2)

Named a Best Book of 2017 by Kirkus ReviewsRising ballet star Dena Lindgren's dream career is knocked off its axis when a puzzling onstage fall results in a crushing diagnosis: a brain tumor. Complications from the extraction surgery kick off a long and difficult recovery, prompting the company’s artistic director, Anders Gunst, to shift his attention to an overshadowed company dancer -- Dena's older sister, Rebecca, with whom Anders once shared a special relationship.Under the heady glow of Anders’ attention, Rebecca thrives, even as her sister languishes. While Dena’s strength returns, residual facial paralysis sidelines her indefinitely, amid a world that demands beauty and perfection. Rebecca soon faces a painful choice: play by the artistic director’s rules and profit, or take shocking action to help her sister. Exposing the glamorous onstage world of professional ballet, as well as its shadowed wings and dark underbelly, OUTSIDE THE LIMELIGHT examines loyalty, beauty, artistic passion, and asks what might be worth losing in order to help the ones you love.

We're Here for Laura : A comedy about four horrible friends

We’re Here for Laura is a comedy play about four horrible friends. Laura Penbrooke is dead. Her four closest friends can't wait to milk her tragedy for all it is worth. No one more so than Mitton, Laura's bestie, who arranges a simple dinner to remember her BBFL. So what if her camera crew just happens to be around filming her reality show? That's just showbiz, baby! And if Paul wants to plug their one-person opera, that's a great distraction from Carol's monotone critiques and Alex's latest lifestyle change. Things may get a little bit out of hand, but as long as they all remember that they are 'here for Laura', the night is bound to be a quiet, respectful night of remembrance. Right? Right. Lights, camera, action!If you would like to perform this play, please contact [email protected] for rights and licencing.

A Dancer's Guide to Africa

Fiona Garvey, ballet dancer and new college graduate, is desperate to escape her sister’s betrayal and a failed relationship. Vowing to restart as far from home as possible, she accepts a two-year teaching position with the Peace Corps in Africa. It’s a role she’s sure she can perform. But in no time, Fiona realizes she’s traded her problems in Omaha for bigger ones in Gabon, a country as beautiful as it is filled with contradictions. Emotionally derailed by Christophe, a charismatic and privileged Gabonese man who can teach her to let go of her inhibitions but can’t commit to anything more, threatened by an overly familiar student with a menacing fixation on her, and drawn into the compelling but potentially dangerous local dance ceremonies, Fiona finds herself at increasing risk. And when matters come to a shocking head, she must reach inside herself, find her dancer’s power, and fight back.Blending humor and pathos, A DANCER’S GUIDE TO AFRICA takes the reader along on a suspense-laden, sensual journey through Africa’s complex beauty, mystery and mysticism.

Englishman in Blackpool, Englishwoman Short Story

For fans of Cathy Bramley, Laura Briggs and Rachel GriffithsEnglishman in Blackpool, the short story prequel to the Englishwoman series.Story length, fifteen minutes. STANDALONE SWEET ROMANCE WITH GUARANTEED HEAMr Hopper, butler to the Earl of Cosgrave, has pretty much given up on ever finding that special person in his life that is, until he meets Beverley.Beverley has got herself into a pickle, a pickle that goes by the name of Joshua. She's all set to run away from the ballet competition at Blackpool's Winter Garden's and then she meets Hopper...If you enjoyed Downton Abbey you'll enjoy this modern historical series, where lords, ladies, (and butlers), have to cope in a modern world.BOOKS IN THE SERIESEnglishman in BlackpoolEnglishwoman in ParisEnglishwoman in ManhattanEnglishwoman in ScotlandEnglishwoman at Christmas

Cultural Dynamics in a Globalized World: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Depok, Indonesia, November 7-9, 2016: Topics in Arts and Humanities

The book contains essays on current issues in arts and humanities in which peoples and cultures compete as well as collaborate in globalizing the world while maintaining their uniqueness as viewed from cross- and interdisciplinary perspectives. The book covers areas such as literature, cultural studies, archaeology, philosophy, history, language studies, information and literacy studies, and area studies. Asia and the Pacifi c are the particular regions that the conference focuses on as they have become new centers of knowledge production in arts and humanities and, in the future, seem to be able to grow signifi cantly as a major contributor of culture, science and arts to the globalized world. The book will help shed light on what arts and humanities scholars in Asia and the Pacifi c have done in terms of research and knowledge development, as well as the new frontiers of research that have been explored and opening up, which can connect the two regions with the rest of the globe.

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure (Performance Philosophy)

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure combines the author's two main biographical paths: her professional commitment to the fields of both theatre and philosophy. The art of acting on stage is analysed here not only from the theoretical perspective of a spectator, but also from the perspective of the actor. The author draws on her experience as both a theatre actor and a university professor whose teachings in the art of acting rely heavily on her own experience and also on her philosophical knowledge. The book is unique not only in terms of its content but also in terms of its style. Written in a multiplicity of voices, the text oscillates between philosophical reasoning and narrative forms of writing, including micro-narratives, fables, parables, and inter alia by Carroll, Hoffmann and Kleist. Hence the book claims that a trans-disciplinary dialogue between the art of acting and the art of philosophical thinking calls for an aesthetical research that questions and begins to seek alternatives to traditionally established and ingrained formats of philosophy.

The Academic Book of the Future

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Part of the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project, this book interrogates current and emerging contexts of academic books from the perspectives of thirteen expert voices from the connected communities of publishing, academia, libraries, and bookselling.

King Henry V

Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written near 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. In the First Quarto text, it was titled The Cronicle History of Henry the fift,[1]:p.6 which became The Life of Henry the Fifth in the First Folio text.The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, Part 1, and Henry IV, Part 2. The original audiences would thus have already been familiar with the title character, who was depicted in the Henry IV plays as a wild, undisciplined young man. In Henry V, the young prince has matured. He embarks on an expedition to France and, his army badly outnumbered, defeats the French at Agincourt.

Performing Citizenship: Bodies, Agencies, Limitations (Performance Philosophy)

This open access book discusses how citizenship is performed today, mostly through the optic of the arts, in particular the performing arts, but also from the perspective of a wide range of academic disciplines such as urbanism and media studies, cultural education and postcolonial theory. It is a compendium that includes insights from artistic and activist experimentation. Each chapter investigates a different aspect of citizenship, such as identity and belonging, rights and responsibilities, bodies and materials, agencies and spaces, and limitations and interventions. It rewrites and rethinks the many-layered concept of citizenship by emphasising the performative tensions produced by various uses, occupations, interpretations and framings.

Cultural Convergence : The Dublin Gate Theatre, 1928a??1960

Based on extensive archival research, this open access book examines the poetics and politics of the Dublin Gate Theatre (est. 1928) over the first three decades of its existence, discussing some of its remarkable productions in the comparative contexts of avant-garde theatre, Hollywood cinema, popular culture, and the development of Irish-language theatre, respectively. The overarching objective is to consider the output of the Gate in terms of cultural convergence – the dynamics of exchange, interaction, and acculturation that reveal the workings of transnational infrastructures.