After spending ten years in the army, James Wharton enters civilian life and settles in the idyllic English countryside with his husband and two dogs, in what seems to be a perfect fairy-tale ending. But only a year later, separated from his husband, James finds himself trying to carve out a new life in London, frequenting the capital's gay clubbing scene in a search for potential friends and lovers. He is quick to discover the phenomenon known as 'chemsex' - a weekend world of drugs, partying and sex. Immediately hooked, James begins to spend hours, often days, with groups of total strangers, locked in drug-induced states of heightened sexual desire. Something for the Weekend compassionately explores the growing popularity of chemsex and considers the motivating factors that have lured people into this underworld. James interviews a variety of characters, from drug dealers and sexual health experts to other gay men who, like himself, became addicted to this often volatile culture, and reveals how chemsex has cemented its status as more than just a short-term craze, becoming a permanent feature in modern gay life.
This book records the buying, restoring, maintenance and running of 20 interesting, unusual, rare or eccentric cars that the author has owned in the last 25 years. Each car has a been a love affair in its own right and in consequence, like true love, they have not always run smoothly...
A collection of Terry Wogan's best TELEGRAPH columns, with his trademark wry take on life. 'It's my feeling that whatever's bothering you, you ought to be able to say it in less than 500 words. The rest is window-dressing ... Probably explains why I didn't write WAR AND PEACE...' Sir Terry Wogan has been busy over the past 10 years writing his ever-popular SUNDAY TELEGRAPH column. In this first collection of the very best of his weekly musings, Terry delivers his distinctively dry and amusing views on life. From the disappointment of the declining years, the ubiquity of TV cooks ('Nowadays, you can't throw a stone in a country road without hitting a television chef, in full colour'), to vanity and those little daily annoyances that drive you to drink, he never fails to entertain. Terry's modern grumbles, gentle social commentary and witty observations make for a delightful assortment of reading. Charming and wry, with not a hint of lickspittle, this is WOGAN'S WORLD at its most entertaining.
Dublin private-eye Leo Street feigns culinary prowess as she investigates marital infidelity in the countryside. Something for the Weekend is the first comic crime caper of the charming Leo Street series by Pauline McLynn. The perfect read for fans of Janet Evanovich and Joanna Cannon. 'Scandal, infidelity, secrets and soufflé are all explored with a healthy dollop of humour' - Express When private investigator Leo Street is sent to County Kildare to spy on the wife of a loathsome client, she's delighted to be getting away from rainy Dublin and her hopeless, permanently resting actor boyfriend Barry. The one catch is she has to masquerade as a member of a cookery course and the only piece of culinary equipment Leo can handle is a tin opener - Weekend Entertaining Part 1 is daunting to say the least. As she strips away layers of marital infidelity - not to mention several other scandalous secrets - she battles with bread-making and brûlée. But where will it all end - in triumph or tragedy? What readers are saying about Something for the Weekend: 'A well written, engaging plot makes this a page turner' 'Pauline McLynn has created a realistic character that jumps off the page and hits you between the eyes' 'Guaranteed to make you laugh... and then cry'
Every book tells a story… And the 70 titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth of quality that formed part of the original Penguin vision in 1935, and that continues to define our publishing today. Together, they tell one version of the unique story of Penguin.No.43 Jamie Oliver- Something for the Weekend Jamie Oliver was a relative unknown when he became a Penguin author in 1999. Six TV series and worldwide sales of more than eight million copies of his five books later, he is one of the UK's favourite chefs and an international celebrity who has changed the face of the cookbook. In Something for the Weekend, Jamie pulls together a selection of crowd-pleasers to liven up anybody's Sunday dinner, whether you're partial to traditional fare or you're looking for something a bit more adventurous.
When Danny Bowers reluctantly joins an English Civil War re-enactment society to impress the girl he has chased since childhood, he soon finds himself involved in the low-level intrigues of an irascible colonel locked in a personal feud with the Army of Parliament, a philandering Lord General, and the more sinister machinations of an unscrupulous historian with his own axe to grind.
Dan and Beth are successful thirty somethings who enjoy the trappings of their successful careers; holidays, cars and a fabulously re-styled state of the art house. They have it all. Or do they?In their drive for career success they've forgotten about their relationship and their eleven year old marriage has fallen into the classic 'rut'. Beth now prefers the company of her Kindle and adult romance books while Dan prefers the company of his motorbike. However, the shock revelation from Dan's boss that he and his wife have separated provokes Dan into drawing worrying similarities in his own marriage.Taking matters into his own hands he decides to find out what it is his wife's been reading that keeps her so totally and utterly absorbed. Overcoming his initial shock he wonders whether this is what is missing from their marriage and sets about doing something about it.The startling results are life changing for both of them.
It contains a year’s worth of weird and wonderful weekends, arranged season by season. Created – and road-tested – by one of the most prolific contributors to UK newspaper travel sections, it is aimed at the reader/traveler who has already done the standard trips to places and is now looking for something different.
This is an autobiographical account of John Barry's business career -- a career that started in a tearoom on the Durban beach front, clerical bank work and to being presented with the JSE Top 100 award. John acquired his sales and marketing skills while working for Shell and later for Muller and Phipps. It was during his years at Muller and Phipps, an international company that handles the marketing and distribution of 'big brand' fast-moving consumable goods (FMCG), that he conceptualized advertising campaigns and brand prominence for products that are still household names today. 'It's not inside it's on top' (the ad campaign for Cremora) and 'Duracell lasts up to six times longer' are two examples of his success in the FMCG world. In a leap of faith and with some persuasion John decided to leave the security of a top-earning position for the chance to start his own business and ultimately to create and unlock real wealth. He bought into Admark, a floundering advertising agency, where he avoided bankruptcy through hard work, unwavering focus and total transparency. When Admark was back on its feet, with all the creditors paid and showing a profit he realized the advertising industry no longer appealed to him. He then set about creating Adcorp, a recruitment advertising agency. Adcorp grew immeasurably over the next few years as John implemented his effective business philosophy -- establishing his own competition through many acquisitions. This enabled him to make the rules of the game himself and therefore massive profit for his company. In 1986 John listed Adcorp on the JSE and in 1999 Adcorp won the prestigious JSE Top 100 award, the first serviced-based company to win this accolade. When Nelson Mandela was released from prison John realized -- before any legislation was passed and before any other company -- that a change in government would mean a complete turnaround in business. A pioneer of empowerment, John then brought Simeka Management into the Adcorp fold and watched them grow autonomously and with great success. John is now a director of Khululeka Corporate Services, a company focused on finding perfect empowerment matches for F.N.B.'s corporate clients. John's passion for successful empowerment partnerships has added massive value to the clients' businesses and continues to reinforce the true principles of empowerment. The book details John's personal and business philosophies clearly and honestly. Despite having only a standard eight, nowhere to call home and struggling as a single father for many years, John overcame these adversities to achieve enormous success. He shares with the reader the lessons he has learned en route, giving the reader a chance to unlock their own real wealth.