Jill's Mansell's MIXED DOUBLES is a deliciously romantic read from the author of RUMOUR HAS IT and THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT for fans of of Lucy Diamond, Cecelia Ahern and Cathy Kelly. Jill's books are loved by reviewers: 'Funny and heartwarming' Bella Rules are made to be broken when you're playing mixed doubles... New Year is looming and best friends Liza, Dulcie and Pru are making their resolutions. Liza wants to get married - she's never had any trouble hooking a man. The trouble is, she can never stay interested once she's got him. Dulcie thinks marriage sucks. Her husband, Patrick, may be gorgeous and charming, but the impulsive Dulcie needs more excitement in her life. She wants a divorce. Pru loves her roving husband, and she secretly enjoys the periods when he's making up for his outrageous behaviour. All she wants is to stay married. Liza, Dulcie and Pru have no idea what the New Year has in store - but Fate has some sneaky plans up her sleeve... What readers are saying about Mixed Doubles: 'Another fantastically funny book by Jill Mansell. The love lives of Dulcie, Liza and Pru are beautifully observed' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Wonderful characters, wicked humour and a thoroughly entertaining plot make this book an unputdownable read' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Fabulous from beginning to end - found it hard to put down. Characters are so well written - you're bound to know someone like them. Read it!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
An entertainment on marriage by George Melly, Alan Ayckbourn, James Saunders, Harold Pinter, Alun Owen, Fay Weldon, David Campton, Lyndon Brook and John Bowen. If individual scenes are presented separately fee codes vary.
the Bosanquets versus the Webbs : a study in British social policy, 1890-1929
Author: A. M. McBriar
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This book examines social policy on poverty and unemployment in Edwardian England as exemplified in the conflict of ideas between two husband-and-wife teams of social theorists: the Fabian socialists, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, and the spokespersons of the Charity Organisation Society, the philosopher Bernard Bosanquet and his wife, Helen. Based on official sources, personal papers, and primary published material, Professor McBriar gives full account of a rousing Edwardian tournament that culminated in the lengthy inquiries of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws of 1905-1909.
When Natalie Crawford is offered the job as manager of a tennis club in a wealthy English suburb, she jumps at the chance. There's an extra perk, too: Paul, the club's coach, is handsome and charming, and she wastes no time in making him her lover. Then she hires Chris, a coach from a rival club, whose confidence and sexual prowess swiftly puts Paul in the shade. Natalie cannot believe the tactics Chris uses to get female club members to improve their game. And when he embroils Natalie into his kinky sex capers, will she be able to keep control of her business aims, or will her lust for the arrogant sportsman get out of control?
Lose yourself in the pleasures of an idyllic English summer -- sunny village tennis matches, gossip in the shop, a barn dance. Everything seems comfortingly familiar, yet there is a darker core of loneliness and deceit beneath Round Ringford's enchanted exterior. Two new inhabitants lend excitement to the scene: Simon, just back from America, plans to liven things up with an informal tennis club; George, a different kettle of fish entirely, prefers the gentler pleasures of Ivy Beasley's famous cooking. But as the summer wears on, Simon and George find themselves facing a dilemma, and someone is sure to get hurt...