This practical guide by interior design expert, Barty Phillips, will focus on lighting from Victorian times onwards with examples of what you can have in your own home, as well as a social history and the reasoning behind the shapes and colors used in each era. The book will be divided into eras (Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, wartime, postwar and Modernism, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s) highlighting the styles in each era. It covers ceiling and wall lights, plus table lamps and floor lamps – these can range from Art Nouveau lights to 1930s chrome helicopters and favrile glass Tiffany lights. Barty offers practical advice on what to spot when buying including how to spot fakes, essential accessories plus practical advice on the safe hanging of lights. This essential book finishes with advice on cleaning, a glossary of terms and a directory of vintage lighting specialists.
By the CWA Gold Dagger award-winning author of Other Paths to Glory A few weeks after D-day the German army in the West is retreating, with the British and the Americans in hot pursuit. But Major O'Conor, ex-liaison officer with the Yugoslav Partisans, is conducting his own private war. As he leads his hand-picked team of ruthless fighters deep behind the German lines, it becomes clear that he regards French Resistance units and British Intelligence agents as more dangerous to his mission than the Germans. So it is unfortunate for him that two interpreters attached to his task force happen to be Second-Lieutenant Audley and Corporal Butler, already revealing the cunning and resourcefulness that, in earlier novels, has taken them to the very top of their field. Major O'Conor's startling objective remains unknown to everyone except himself until the final pages - where a shattering surprise lies in store.
A tour through the vineyards and gardens of California's Iron Horse Vineyards follows a year's worth of grapevine gossip and anecdotes and is accompanied by menus, recipes, and the author's experiences
If this is your first visit to the friendly ranching town in the Texas hill country, get ready to meet some unforgettable people. If you've been here before, you'll recognize old friends...and make some new ones. Welcome to Crystal Creek, Texas
Friend–or husband? It seemed to everyone in Pennington that Ben Fletcher had met his match in Kate Harker and was ready to settle down. But Kate didn't see it that way at all. Though Ben was tall and handsome, she was determined not to fall for him!
Jack Bellamy Could Strike Fear In The Toughest Heart But the widow Emerson could hold her own against any man - even a brawny giant in buckskins, though in truth, his blue-eyed glance had her considering his offer of protection with a lot more than coldhearted interest.
2015 of Debbies Book® 27th Edition Full Database EBOOK 5 ways to experience Debbies Book®! • Physical book for users who want to hold it in their hands • Printable book for users who want to print certain pages • Tablet-friendly eBook for users who love their iPads and eReaders • Mobile App for iOS & Android Devices • Daily blog featuring vendors and news The book is organized by categories in alphabetical order. Listings for Prop Houses and Costume Rental Houses are shortened to one or two lines to save space. Their full contact information is located within the Prop House and Costume Rental Houses categories only.
Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. Phoebe Swift’s friends are stunned when she abruptly leaves a plum job to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream, and her passion. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you’re not just buying fabric and thread—you’re buying a piece of someone’s past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life. Thérèse Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of elegant suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child’s sky-blue coat—an item with which Mrs. Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the poignant tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Thérèse Bell—one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again. BONUS: This edition contains an A Vintage Affair discussion guide and an excerpt from Isabel Wolff's The Very Picture of You.
When Evie Nicholson is asked to visit Kettlesheer Castle in Scotland to archive the family heirlooms, she jumps at the chance. Evie's passion for antiques means that, for her, the castle is a treasure trove of mysteries just waiting to be uncovered. But in each heirloom lies a story, and in the course of her investigations Evie stumbles upon some long-buried family secrets. Add handsome, gloomy heir Robert McAndrew and a traditional candlelit gala to the mix, and Evie's heart is sent reeling with an enthusiasm that may just extend beyond the Kettlesheer silver... What readers are saying about Hester Browne: 'What a delicious, witty story, I loved it!' Sophie Kinsella 'Deliciously addictive, feel-good comedy - perfect for lazy days on the beach' Cosmopolitan 'Funny and flirty, we guarantee you'll devour this book in one sitting' Glamour