Hersel Swift, an auctioneer whose memory and trade skills have been diminished by an accident, and Silvie, a woman on the run from her past, begin a romance in earnest, while at the same time taking stock of their lives and learning the true value of life. By the author of Windless Summer. Original.
The Rise and Fall of Sir Philip Green (The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller)
Author: Oliver Shah
Pubpsher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
DISCOVER THE SHOCKING TRUTH BEHIND THE BUSINESS AND LIFESTYLE OF SIR PHILIP GREEN 'Superb' Evening Standard 'From the glitzy parties to the threatening phone calls, the larger-than-life characters to the speedy downfall, this real-life tale of hubris has all the elements of a Greek tragedy' City AM 'Entertaining stuff, pacily written. Filled with colourful characters - and expletives' The Times 'Shah has written a hard-hitting, often funny, ultimately sobering tale of how fortunes were made and lost in late 20th and early 21st century Britain' Financial Times 'A detailed and entertaining dismantling of the 'king of the high street'' Guardian Longlisted for the FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 'Some stupid f*cking book' Sir Philip Green In this jaw-dropping expose, Oliver Shah uncovers the truth behind one of Britain's biggest business scandals, following Sir Philip Green's journey to the big time, the wild excesses of his heyday and his dramatic demise. Sir Philip Green was once hailed one of Britain's best businessmen. As chairman of Arcadia Group, home to brands such as Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge, Green had prime ministers and supermodels on speed dial. But the retail magnate's reputation came crashing down when Shah, a Sunday Times journalist, uncovered the methods Green used to amass his gigantic offshore fortune, and the desperation that drove his doomed BHS deal. In 2015, Green sold British Home Stores for £1 to Retail Acquisitions, owned by Dominic Chappell, a charlatan who siphoned off BHS's remaining millions before filing for administration. By the time it went under in April 2016, BHS had debts of £1.3bn, including a pension deficit of £571m. Its collapse left 11,000 employees without jobs and 20,000 pension fund members facing the loss of their benefits, prompting the government to launch an inquiry into Green's sale of the company. While one of Britain's oldest department stores boarded up its shop fronts, former employees and shoppers protested in the streets and MPs rallied in parliament, demanding Green be stripped of his knighthood. The furore over the sale subsided in 2017 when Green agreed a £363m deal with the Pensions Regulator, but with revelations surrounding Topshop's pension deficit now surfacing, could tragedy strike again? Oliver Shah is the award-winning Business Editor of the Sunday Times and one of the most respected national commentators on business and the high street. He was named business journalist of the year at both the Press Awards and London Press Club Awards in 2017 for his investigation into Sir Philip Green. Shah studied English at Cambridge University and journalism at City University before joining City AM in 2009 and the Sunday Times in 2010. Aged 34, Shah lives in east London.
A psychotic killer released from jail begins a spree that only Moodrow can stop. Even Jilly Sappone knows they should never have let him out. Ever since a bullet fragment embedded itself in his brain, he has been prone to uncontrollable rages. Opiates help dull his anger, but only blood can make it go away. When the parole board makes the mistake of freeing him, Jilly knows it's only a matter of time before he goes back behind bars. Until then, he plans on having some fun. He starts by visiting his ex-wife, and leaving with his four-year-old daughter. The police have no hope of getting the girl back alive, so the mother turns to Stanley Moodrow, an ex-cop turned private investigator whose bulky frame conceals a fury that can nearly match the kidnapper's. With the help of his new partner, Ginny Gadd, Moodrow will do what no prison ever could: break Jilly Sappone.
Second chances shouldn’t feel so sinful. Laura Burne‘s husband is a monster, her diamond ring is a trap, and her pregnancy is the push she needs to finally escape. She runs away seeking safety… and finds Samir Bianchi, her long-lost teenage sweetheart. With his kind eyes and dirty smile, Samir’s still hot as hell—and he still treats Laura like a goddess, baby bump and all. The wild boy she spent one magical summer with is every inch a man, and he’s more than ready to care for her tiny family. But Laura’s been keeping a secret Samir might never forgive. When she finally confesses, will he remain by her side? Or is this fairytale ending too good to be true? Please be aware: this book contains depictions of domestic violence that could potentially trigger certain audiences.
Novelized version of the Great Play, Les Avaries, with the approval of the author Eugene Brieux. American novelist, essayist, playwright, and short story writer, whose works reflect socialistic views. Among Sinclair's most famous books is The Jungle, which launched a government investigation of the meatpacking plants of Chicago, and changed the food laws of America. In Damaged Goods the horrors of venereal disease are explored in this social drama. The story centers on a young couple whose future is endangered when the husband makes a terrible mistake.
Many are troubled by the role the evangelical church is playing in American public life today. Maurice Martin, ethics professor, pastor, pilot and former Congo relief and development director, addresses reasons and remedies in a sweeping treatment of one of the most important challenges facing both the church and America in today's world. Here is a sample: " To the extent that evangelical ethics are understood by others to be Christian ethics, this book conveys the uncomfortable notion that Christian ethics have been damaged by American evangelicals ... of which I am one. This is not to say that all American evangelicals have contributed to this and it is not to say that the damaging of Christian ethics was specifically intended, but the damage is real and it is significant."
Spending summer in the country as guardian of her well-behaved nephew and his dog . . . rest and relaxation, swimming... What could be a more perfect situation for a burned-out teacher trying to recuperate from a year in which she was assaulted by a high school student and cheated on by her fiancé? But a storm is raging the night Signey Sorvino and Bennie Clark arrive at the secluded country home, and their shocking discovery sparks a summer neither could have imagined. Plagued by relentless heat, odd, anonymous deliveries, and uninvited guests both living and dead aunt and nephew watch as their serene sanctuary becomes an eerie place a fish bowl for those who would watch them. Guilt and fear deepen within Signey, as she realizes she is the catalyst for the vengeful storm that is sweeping through their lives a force that has shattered her life before.