The Old Girls' Network

The Old Girls' Network
Author: Judy Leigh
Publsiher: Boldwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1838895647
ISBN 13: 9781838895648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Girls' Network Book Review:

From the top 10 bestselling author of Five French Hens. It's never too late to change... After a health scare, 77 year-old spinster Barbara goes to convalesce in the sleepy picture-perfect English country village of Winsley Green with her sister Pauline. The sisters are chalk and cheese - Barbara, outspoken and aloof and Pauline, good natured and homely – so it’s not long before the tension starts to rise. When Pauline accidentally knocks down a vagrant called Bisto Mulligan, the ladies find themselves with another houseguest. As he recovers, it becomes apparent that Bisto is not who he first seemed and, as the sisters get to know the kind and courageous man he really is, it’s clear Bisto could change both of their lives. As the spring turns to summer, and the English countryside comes to life, can the three friends make the changes they need to, to embrace fresh starts, new loves, new journeys and new horizons. Or do old habits die too hard? Funny, joyful and with a spring in its step that reminds you to live every day like it’s your last. Judy Leigh has once again written the perfect feel-good novel for all fans of Jennifer Bohnet, Rebecca Raisin and Cathy Hopkins. Praise for Judy Leigh’s books:‘Brilliantly funny, emotional and uplifting’ Miranda Dickinson 'Lovely . . . a book that assures that life is far from over at seventy' Cathy Hopkins bestselling author of The Kicking the Bucket List 'Brimming with warmth, humour and a love of life... a wonderful escapade’ Fiona Gibson, bestselling author of The Woman Who Upped and Left What readers are saying about The Old Girls’ Network: ’Loved this from cover to cover pity I can only give this 5 stars as it deserves far more.’ ’The story’s simply wonderful, the theme of second chances will resonate whatever your age, there’s something for everyone among the characters, and I do defy anyone not to have a tear in their eye at the perfect ending.’ ’With brilliant characters and hilarious antics, this is definitely a cosy read you'll not want to miss.’ ’This is just one of those books that makes you feel good about being alive!’ ’I thoroughly enjoyed The Old Girls’ Network. I’d certainly be up for reading a sequel *hint hint*’ ’A lovely read of how life doesn't just end because your getting old.’ ’A great feel-good and fun story that made me laugh and root for the characters.’

The Old-Girl Network

The Old-Girl Network
Author: Catherine Alliott
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2012-05-10
ISBN 10: 0141973412
ISBN 13: 9780141973418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old-Girl Network Book Review:

Number one bestselling author Catherine Alliott tells a hilarious story about the twists and turns of love, loyalty and getting mixed up in someone else's affairs in The Old-Girl Network. Finding true love's a piece of cake - as long as you're looking for someone else's true love . . . Polly McLaren is young, scatty and impossibly romantic. She works for an arrogant and demanding boss, and has a gorgeous if never-there-when-you-need-him boyfriend. But the day a handsome stranger recognises her old school scarf, her life is knocked completely off kilter. Adam is American, new to the country and begs Polly's help in finding his missing fiancé. Over dinner at the Savoy, she agrees - the girls of St Gertrude's look out for one another. However, the old-girl network turns out to be a spider's web of complications and deceit in which everyone and everything Polly cares about is soon hopelessly entangled. The course of true love never did run smooth. But no one said anything about ruining your life over it. And it's not even Polly's true love . . . Step into Alliott Country with The Old-Girl Network. 'Compulsively readable' The Times 'Hilarious and full of surprises' Daily Telegraph

Miss Mabel's School for Girls

Miss Mabel's School for Girls
Author: Katie Cross
Publsiher: KC Writing
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2014-03-27
ISBN 10: 0991531914
ISBN 13: 9780991531912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miss Mabel's School for Girls Book Review:

Never underestimate the power of a determined witch. Letum Wood is a forest of fog and deadfall, home to the quietly famous Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, a place where young witches learn the art of magic. Sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe has inherited a deadly curse. Committed to breaking free before it kills her, she enrolls in the respected school to confront the cunning witch who cast the curse: Miss Mabel. Bianca finds herself faced with dark magic she didn’t expect, and lessons more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Will Bianca have the courage to save herself from the curse, or will Miss Mabel’s sinister plan be too powerful? Miss Mabel’s School for Girls is the first novel in The Network Trilogy, an exciting new fantasy series. A gripping tale about the will to survive, it will take you to a new place and time, one you’ll never want to leave.

Five French Hens

Five French Hens
Author: Judy Leigh
Publsiher: Boldwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN 10: 1838894535
ISBN 13: 9781838894535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five French Hens Book Review:

The best days of your life might be still to come... When 73 year old Jen announces that she is going to marry Eddie, a man she met just a few months previously on a beach on Boxing Day, her four best friends from aqua aerobics are flabbergasted. The wedding is booked and, when the groom decides to have a stag trip to Las Vegas, the ladies arrange a hen party to beat all others -a week in the city of love, Paris. From misadventures at the Louvre, outrageous Parisian cabarets, to drinking champagne with a dashing millionaire at the casino, Paris lives up to all their hopes and dreams. But a week can change everything, and the women that come home have very different dreams from the ones who got on the plane just days ago. Funny, fearless and with a joie de vivre that reminds you to live every day like it’s your last. Judy Leigh has once again written the perfect feel-good novel for all fans of Cathy Hopkins, Dawn French and Fiona Gibson Praise for Judy Leigh’s books: ‘Brilliantly funny, emotional and uplifting’ Miranda Dickinson 'Lovely . . . a book that assures that life is far from over at seventy' Cathy Hopkins bestselling author of The Kicking the Bucket List 'Brimming with warmth, humour and a love of life... a wonderful escapade’ Fiona Gibson, bestselling author of The Woman Who Upped and Left What readers are saying about Five French Hens'It was laugh out loud funny at times and I would definitely recommend giving it a go.' 'highly amusing and gives her characters depth and feeling.' 'very enjoyable novel which I have no hesitation in recommending.' 'The story was great fun, covered each of the ladies in depth, and was very well-written. I loved it and would highly recommend it.' 'their transformation was absolutely awe-inspiring.' 'I enjoyed every bit of the story!' 'This book has a little bit of everything, romance, humor, and suspense' 'this book is a delightful, poignant read - one that reminds readers that life doesn't end when you reach a certain age - in fact, it just gets better.'

The Old Girls' Network

The Old Girls' Network
Author: Sharon Whiteley,Connie Duckworth
Publsiher: Basic Books (AZ)
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780738208060
ISBN 13: 073820806X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Girls' Network Book Review:

The authors share their secrets to unlocking the mainly masculine domain of start-up businesses and investor financing, offering inspirational advice and anecdotes by and about successful female entrepreneurs. 50,000 first printing.

Stiletto Network

Stiletto Network
Author: Pamela Ryckman
Publsiher: AMACOM
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-05-16
ISBN 10: 0814432549
ISBN 13: 9780814432549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stiletto Network Book Review:

More women are running major companies than ever before. While still far too few in number, these female heads of industry are the forerunners of a radical shift in power now underway. During the past few years, women's groups have been coalescing in every major American city. Formidable ladies across professions are convening at unprecedented rates, forming salons, dinner groups, and networking circles-and collaborating to achieve clout and success. A new girls' network is alive and set to hyperdrive. Stiletto Network is about those groups: the "Power Bitches," "Brazen Hussies" and "S.L.U.T.S.: Successful Ladies Under Tremendous Stress." It's about what happens when bright, extraordinary women-from captains of industry to aspiring entrepreneurs-come together to celebrate and unwind, debate and compare notes. But it's also about what happens when they leave the table, when the talking stops and the action starts. It's about how they mine their collective intelligence to realize their dreams or champion a cause, how they lift up their friends and push them forward, how they join forces to ensure each woman gets what she needs-be it information, an introduction, a partnership, or a landmark deal. This is the first book to shed light on this groundbreaking movement. Sharing story after story of women banding together to help other women, Stiletto Network is both a call to action and an inside look at a better way of doing business.

The Cute Girl Network

The Cute Girl Network
Author: MK Reed,Greg Means
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 1596437510
ISBN 13: 9781596437517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cute Girl Network Book Review:

"Jack and Jane just want to fall in love in peace, but Jane's busy-body lady-friends are determined to head the clumsy Jack off at the pass!"--

Academic Labor Beyond the College Classroom

Academic Labor Beyond the College Classroom
Author: Holly Hassel,Kirsti Cole
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-12-18
ISBN 10: 1000767280
ISBN 13: 9781000767285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic Labor Beyond the College Classroom Book Review:

Academic Labor beyond the College Classroom initiates a scholarly and professional conversation, calling upon faculty to participate in, reimagine, and transform their institutional and professional work to look beyond just teaching and research. Chapters in this contributed volume offer case studies, strategies, and exemplars of how faculty can re-engage in institutional service, mentoring, governance, and administrative duties to advance equity efforts at all levels of the university, calling for what Dr. Nancy Chick names in the Foreword as a "scholarship of influence." This book draws from a diverse range of methodologies and disciplines, issuing an invitation to faculty "across the divide" of their specific college, school, or corner of the university into cross-conversations and partnerships for positive change.

Crashing the Old Boys' Network

Crashing the Old Boys' Network
Author: David F. Salter
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 163
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780275955120
ISBN 13: 0275955125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crashing the Old Boys' Network Book Review:

Tackles the controversial debate over Title IX and gender equality in all areas of athletics, from youth sports through intercollegiate athletics and women in the sports media.

A Grand Old Time: The laugh-out-loud and feel-good romantic comedy with a difference you must read in 2018

A Grand Old Time: The laugh-out-loud and feel-good romantic comedy with a difference you must read in 2018
Author: Judy Leigh
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 0008269203
ISBN 13: 9780008269203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Grand Old Time: The laugh-out-loud and feel-good romantic comedy with a difference you must read in 2018 Book Review:

It’s never too late to have the time of your life . . . Heartwarming, hilarious and joyful – the perfect read for anyone who loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, A Man Called Ove, Ruth Jones and Jojo Moyes.

Anna K

Anna K
Author: Jenny Lee
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1250236428
ISBN 13: 9781250236425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anna K Book Review:

A national indie bestseller! Meet Anna K: every happy teenage girl is the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her own special way... At seventeen, Anna K is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her horses and dogs); she has the perfect (if perfectly boring) boyfriend, Alexander W.; and she has always made her Korean-American father proud (even if he can be a little controlling). Meanwhile, Anna's brother, Steven, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are trying to weather an sexting scandal; Lolly’s little sister, Kimmie, is struggling to recalibrate to normal life after an injury derails her ice dancing career; and Steven’s best friend, Dustin, is madly (and one-sidedly) in love with Kimmie. As her friends struggle with the pitfalls of ordinary teenage life, Anna always seems to be able to sail gracefully above it all. That is...until the night she meets Alexia “Count” Vronsky at Grand Central. A notorious playboy who has bounced around boarding schools and who lives for his own pleasure, Alexia is everything Anna is not. But he has never been in love until he meets Anna, and maybe she hasn’t, either. As Alexia and Anna are pulled irresistibly together, she has to decide how much of her life she is willing to let go for the chance to be with him. And when a shocking revelation threatens to shatter their relationship, she is forced to question if she has ever known herself at all. Dazzlingly opulent and emotionally riveting, Anna K: A Love Story is a brilliant reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's timeless love story, Anna Karenina—but above all, it is a novel about the dizzying, glorious, heart-stopping experience of first love and first heartbreak.

The Woman Who Kept Everything

The Woman Who Kept Everything
Author: Jane Gilley
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-12-03
ISBN 10: 0008308624
ISBN 13: 9780008308629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Kept Everything Book Review:

The Lady in the Van meets The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry in this uplifting, funny and moving debut novel about a 79-year-old hoarder who is convinced the world is against her.

The Age of Misadventure: The new, most uplifting feel good fiction book of 2019!

The Age of Misadventure: The new, most uplifting feel good fiction book of 2019!
Author: Judy Leigh
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN 10: 0008269238
ISBN 13: 9780008269234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Misadventure: The new, most uplifting feel good fiction book of 2019! Book Review:

You’re never too old to live dangerously... The gloriously funny new novel from the author of A Grand Old Time.

The Girls

The Girls
Author: Emma Cline
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 0812998618
ISBN 13: 9780812998610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girls Book Review:

THE INSTANT BESTSELLER • An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Financial Times • Esquire • Newsweek • Vogue • Glamour • People • The Huffington Post • Elle • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out • BookPage • Publishers Weekly • Slate Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award • Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • Emma Cline—One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists Praise for The Girls “Spellbinding . . . a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story.”—The New York Times Book Review “Extraordinary . . . Debut novels like this are rare, indeed.”—The Washington Post “Hypnotic.”—The Wall Street Journal “Gorgeous.”—Los Angeles Times “Savage.”—The Guardian “Astonishing.”—The Boston Globe “Superbly written.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “Intensely consuming.”—Richard Ford “A spectacular achievement.”—Lucy Atkins, The Times “Thrilling.”—Jennifer Egan “Compelling and startling.”—The Economist

The Woman Who Upped and Left

The Woman Who Upped and Left
Author: Fiona Gibson
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 0007469403
ISBN 13: 9780007469406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Upped and Left Book Review:

A brilliantly funny and uplifting novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mum Who’d Had Enough and When Life Gives You Lemons. Perfect for anyone who’s ever wanted to escape it all!

The Runaway Wife

The Runaway Wife
Author: Dee MacDonald
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 1786813548
ISBN 13: 9781786813541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Runaway Wife Book Review:

The Wisdom of Crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds
Author: James Surowiecki
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-08-16
ISBN 10: 0307275051
ISBN 13: 9780307275059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Crowds Book Review:

In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

The Girl Who Rode a Shark

The Girl Who Rode a Shark
Author: Ailsa Ross
Publsiher: Pajama Press Inc.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 1772780987
ISBN 13: 9781772780987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Rode a Shark Book Review:

Now more than ever, the world is recognizing how strong women and girls are. How strong? In the early 1920s, Aboriginal Alaskan expeditioner Ada Blackjack survived for two years as a castaway on an uninhabited island in the Arctic Ocean before she was finally rescued. And she’s just one example. The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women is a rousing collection of biographies focused on women and girls who have written, explored, or otherwise plunged headfirst into the pages of history. Undaunted by expectations, they made their mark by persevering in pursuit of their passions. The tales come from a huge variety of times and places, from a Canadian astronaut to an Indian secret agent and to a Balkan pirate queen who stood up to Ancient Rome. Author and activist Ailsa Ross gives readers a fun, informative piece of nonfiction that emphasizes the boundless potential of a new generation of women. Stunning portraits by artist Amy Blackwell accompany every biography in bold, vibrant colours.

The Kicking the Bucket List

The Kicking the Bucket List
Author: Cathy Hopkins
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781510062764
ISBN 13: 1510062769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kicking the Bucket List Book Review:

Mum always knows best. Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee, sensitive and big-hearted; Rose, uptight and controlled and Fleur, the reckless free spirit. At the reading of their mother's will, the 3 estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with very tricky strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother's 'bucket list'. But one year doesn't seem like nearly enough time for them to move past the decades-old layers of squabbles and misunderstandings.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-16
ISBN 10: 0307887456
ISBN 13: 9780307887450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ready Player One Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9