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'
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.
Ever wanted a peak at someone else's emails? Meet Holly Denham. It's her first day as a receptionist at a City investment bank and, with no cooperate front-of-house experience, Holly is struggling to keep up. Add to this her mad friends, dysfunctional family and gossipy colleagues, and Holly's inbox is a daily source of drama, laughter, scandal and even romance. But Holly's keeping a secret from everyone - and the past is about to catch up with her...
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will love The Silent Wife "I gobbled it down in one sitting." – Anne Lamott, People Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.
The teen years can be exciting, challenging, and unpredictable—and so can the journey of getting to know Jesus! Around the Word in 60 Seconds is the perfect road map for both of those adventures. This devotional encourages readers to walk closely with God and learn how to handle tough situations with spiritual strength. The perfect gift for the teen or tween in your life, Around the Word in 60 Seconds contains 52 weeks of stories illustrating the things that guys and girls encounter every day (like love, family, friends, money, temptation, school, and many more). An activity, prayer, and verses help it hit home. Through short, daily interactions with God, readers will learn what it means to truly follow Jesus with changed hearts and lives. Written by popular author Mary DeMuth in partnership with the influential youth ministry iShine.
15 years of being stuck in the same loveless marriage is every Womans nightmare and Emilia was living it. Every day was the same task of chores and housework. Her only escape was her job where she worked in a bookshop. She daydreamed all day about something exciting happening to her she wanted to fall in love and live dangerously then in walked an unlikely source of excitement and danger.