Letters to My Fanny

Author: Cherry Healey

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9781405919791

Category: Beauty, Personal

Page: 288

View: 3152

In this hilarious and candid memoir about twenty-first-century womanhood, Cherry Healey shares outrageous, poignant and eye-wateringly funny confessions. "This book is a love letter, to my body. In fact it's several letters - to every part from my brain to my belly. I spent most of my life hating by body. I forced it to survive on a diet of ham; I squeezed it into asphyxiating support pants; I accidentally cut my delicate area whilst trimming my lady garden. But now I've realized that it deserves some well overdue TLC. This book is the story of how I've come to understand some vital life lessons, and started to love being a woman. I hope you enjoy it. Except you, Mum and Dad. You should stop reading now. It's for the best. I promise." Warm, honest and heartfelt, Letters to my Fanny will have you gasping in recognition.
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Geschichten aus dem Singleland

Author: Rosy Edwards

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641188091

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6127

Nur ein Wisch und der richtige Mann ist da. So einfach soll das bei der Dating-App „Tinder“ angeblich gehen. Rosy findet, dass es einen Versuch wert ist. Was hat sie schon zu verlieren? Single ist sie ja schon. Die ungeschriebenen Regeln lernt sie dabei auf die harte Tour kennen: Typen, die sich mit nacktem Oberkörper auf ihren Profilbildern zeigen, sind meist Idioten. Ein Match verheißt noch lange keine große Liebesgeschichte. Und ein tolles Date hat manchmal keine Fortsetzung. Rosy tindert sich trotzdem wacker durchs Leben, verliebt sich in die Falschen, verkennt die Guten und wischt so lange weiter, bis eines Tages etwas ganz und gar Unerwartetes passiert ...
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The Letters of Fanny Hensel to Felix Mendelssohn

Author: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel,Felix Mendelssohn

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 9780918728524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 687

View: 7255

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-47), pianist and composer, maintained a prolific and witty correspondence with her younger brother Felix over the course of approximately 25 years, which is here presented in English translation, with the original German for reference. As the leader of a vibrant salon, Hensel deploys her critical prowess to describe Berlin musical life, including its conservative institutions and personalities, as well as to evaluate Felix's works-in-progress in detail. We also learn about Hensel's own compositions, her attitudes toward herself as a composer, and the significance of Felix's views on the formation of those attitudes. Hensel's letters provide a fascinating glimpse into the problems and challenges facing gifted women musicians in the nineteenth century. The 150 letters are drawn from the Green Books collection of letters addressed to Felix Mendelssohn, in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Reviews-These letters reveal Fanny Mendelssohn to be a thoroughly fascinating individual, one whose special relationship to Felix would be enough to guarantee the interest of the documents. But we soon become engrossed with Fanny herself, as composer, as critic, as musical commentator and figure in the musical life of Berlin. To watch this world through her eyes is to watch it come alive through the wisdom, wit, and grace of a remarkable person. Citron has a gift for rendering the substance and spirit of these letters into charming and effective English prose that preserves something of the formality of nineteenth-century discourse together with the passion and spirit of Fanny Mendelssohn. Philip Gossett ...reading this volume is a pleasure, not just a musicological duty. Clifford Bartlettthe volume contains penetrating and highly scholarly critical commentaries and is a valuable addition to mendelssohniana. J.R. Belanger, Choice, April 1988
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The Girl in the Letter

Author: Emily Gunnis

Publisher: Headline Review

ISBN: 9781472255105


Page: 352

View: 7130

Read her letter. Remember her story... Gripping. Mesmerising. Haunting. Heart-breaking. Once you've heard her story, you will never forget The Girl in the Letter. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Rachel Hore and Kathryn Hughes, this page-turning, moving novel of separation and long-buried secrets will stay with you for ever. In the winter of 1956 pregnant young Ivy is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a home for unmarried mothers in the south of England, run by nuns, to have her child. Her baby daughter is adopted. Ivy will never leave. Sixty years later, journalist Samantha stumbles upon a series of letters from Ivy to her lover, pleading with him to rescue her from St Margaret's before it is too late. As Sam pieces together Ivy's tragic story, terrible secrets about St Margaret's dark past begin to emerge. What happened to Ivy, to her baby, and to the hundreds of children born in the home? What links a number of mysterious, sudden deaths in the area? And why are those who once worked at St Margaret's so keen that the truth should never be told? As Sam unpicks the sinister web of lies surrounding St Margaret's, she also looks deep within - to confront some unwelcome truths of her own...
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Memoirs and writings of Miss Fanny Woodbury

who died at Beverly, North America, 15th Nov. 1814, aged 23 years : including some interesting correspondence between her and the late Mrs. Atwood, afterwards Mrs. Dewell

Author: Fanny Woodbury,Cairns Collection of American Women Writers

Publisher: N.A



Page: 288

View: 1687

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Liebesbriefe großer Männer

Author: Petra Müller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492254267


Page: 192

View: 8867

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Brothers and Sisters in American History

Author: C. Dallett Hemphill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019983170X

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 3799

Brothers and sisters are so much a part of our lives that we can overlook their importance. Even scholars of the family tend to forget siblings, focusing instead on marriage and parent-child relations. Based on a wealth of family papers, period images, and popular literature, this is the first book devoted to the broad history of sibling relations, spanning the long period of transition from early to modern America. Illuminating the evolution of the modern family system, Siblings shows how brothers and sisters have helped each other in the face of the dramatic political, economic, and cultural changes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The book reveals that, in colonial America, sibling relations offered an egalitarian space to soften the challenges of the larger patriarchal family and society, while after the Revolution, in antebellum America, sibling relations provided order and authority in a more democratic nation. Moreover, Hemphill explains that siblings serve as the bridge between generations. Brothers and sisters grow up in a shared family culture influenced by their parents, but they are different from their parents in being part of the next generation. Responding to new economic and political conditions, they form and influence their own families, but their continuing relationships with brothers and sisters serve as a link to the past. Siblings thus experience and promote the new, but share the comforting context of the old. Indeed, in all races, siblings function as humanity's shock-absorbers, as well as valued kin and keepers of memory. This wide-ranging book offers a new understanding of the relationship between families and history in an evolving world. It is also a timely reminder of the role our siblings play in our own lives.
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The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse

Author: Edward Lear

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141921390

Category: Poetry

Page: 624

View: 353

'Nonsense is the breath of my nostrils', wrote Edward Lear (1812-88), and this collection demonstrates the wonderfully varied ways in which he pursued his philosophy of life. He created an extraordinary world filled with bizarre creatures - from the Dong with a luminous nose to the Pobble who has no toes - who misbehave with joyful abandon. Here can be found such exuberant and timeless verse as 'The Owl and the Pussy-cat', 'The Quangle Wangle's Hat' and numerous comic limericks, along with stories, letters, alphabets and recipes, all accompanied throughout with his fantastical line drawings. Gently pointing out human follies and the absurdities of the conventional Victorian society in which he lived, Lear's nonsense has enchanted children and adults alike for generations.
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Selected Letters of John Keats

Revised Edition

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674018419

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 4694

The letters of John Keats are, T. S. Eliot remarked, "what letters ought to be; the fine things come in unexpectedly, neither introduced nor shown out, but between trifle and trifle." This new edition, which features four rediscovered letters, three of which are being published here for the first time, affords readers the pleasure of the poet's "trifles" as well as the surprise of his most famous ideas emerging unpredictably. Unlike other editions, this selection includes letters to Keats and among his friends, lending greater perspective to an epistolary portrait of the poet. It also offers a revealing look at his "posthumous existence," the period of Keats's illness in Italy, painstakingly recorded in a series of moving letters by Keats's deathbed companion, Joseph Severn. Other letters by Dr. James Clark, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Richard Woodhouse--omitted from other selections of Keats's letters--offer valuable additional testimony concerning Keats the man. Edited for greater readability, with annotations reduced and punctuation and spelling judiciously modernized, this selection recreates the spontaneity with which these letters were originally written.
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One of Lee's Best Men

The Civil War Letters of General William Dorsey Pender

Author: William W. Hassler

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807869759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

View: 846

On the day that Lincoln was inaugurated in 1861, twenty-seven-year-old William Dorsey Pender, en route to the provisional Confederate capital in Montgomery, Alabama, hurriedly scribbled a note to his wife, Fanny. So began a prolific correspondence between a rising Confederate officer and his cherished wife that would last until Pender was mortally wounded at Gettysburg. First published by UNC Press in 1965, Pender's letters are filled with personal details, colorful descriptions, and candid opinions of such important figures as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, J. E. B. Stuart, and A. P. Hill. His comments on his military activities and aspirations and the challenges of command, combined with his husbandly advice and affection, sketch an intimate and unvarnished portrait of the man who was perhaps the most distinguished North Carolina commander.
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In Search of Jane Austen

The Language of the Letters

Author: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019994511X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 7765

Jane Austen's private language is rarely studied, yet her letters are a linguistic goldmine. This sociolinguistic study analyses the grammar, spelling, and vocabulary of Jane Austen's letters — many of which were addressed to her sister, Cassandra — providing readers with a deeper understanding of Austen as an author.
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The Journals and Letters of Susan Burney

Music and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century England

Author: Philip Olleson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317026659

Category: Music

Page: 356

View: 7818

Susan Burney (1755-1800) was the third daughter of the music historian Charles Burney and the younger sister of the novelist Frances (Fanny) Burney. She grew up in London, where she was able to observe at close quarters the musical life of the capital and to meet the many musicians, men of letters, and artists who visited the family home. After her marriage in 1782 to Molesworth Phillips, a Royal Marines officer who served with Captain Cook on his last voyage, she lived in Surrey and later in rural Ireland. Burney was a knowledgeable enthusiast for music, and particularly for opera, with discriminating tastes and the ability to capture vividly musical life and the personalities involved in it. Her extensive journals and letters, a selection from which is presented here, provide a striking portrait of social, domestic and cultural life in London, the Home Counties and in Ireland in the late eighteenth century. They are of the greatest importance and interest to music and theatre historians, and also contain much that will be of significance and interest for Burney scholars, social historians of England and Ireland, women's historians and historians of the family.
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Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551111315

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 6133

For her last novel’s plot, Austen returns to the tensions of inheritance; but the once satisfactory solution—security on a landed estate—no longer applies. Here, Anne, the unappreciated middle daughter of the Elliots, has new choices to make, between the customs and traditions in which she was brought up and the excitement of the unknown.
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2. Letters to Libby

Part Two

Author: Joseph A. White II

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412219000

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 2850

Letters to Libby/ Part Two is part two of a three part series. The books are comprised of edited letters written by Joseph A. White II to his wife (Elizabeth T. White ["Libby"]) during World War Two. The letters in Part Two chronicle a tale beginning in Goubrine, Tunisia (August 12, 1943), and ending in Caserta, Italy (June 4, 1944). The misery of separation from the woman he loves and the vicissitudes of Army-Air Corps life are themes well explored in Letters to Libby/ Part Two. HR ALIGN=LEFT
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Viva la Vagina!

Alles über das weibliche Geschlecht

Author: Nina Brochmann,Ellen Støkken Dahl

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104905991

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 3026

Genial genital – alles über den weiblichen Körper, Sex und Gesundheit Es lebe die Vagina! Sie ist ein ebenso fabelhaftes wie sensibles Organ. Wie viel gibt es zu entdecken, zu staunen – und zu genießen! Denn wie wir uns selbst kennen und spüren, beeinflusst grundlegend unsere Gefühle, Stimmungen und unser generelles Wohlbefinden. Kein Rumgerede über die »Muschi«, keine falsche Scham und auch kein medizinisches Kauderwelsch: Die jungen Ärztinnen Nina Brochmann und Ellen Støkken Dahl erklären in diesem Buch direkt, unverkrampft und mit dem nötigen Fachwissen alles über die entscheidenden Themen: die Klitoris – nur die Spitze des Eisbergs; PMS – das Potentielle Mordsyndrom oder mögliche Sorgen im Intimbereich. Aus ihrer Erfahrung als Sexualberaterinnen und aus ihrem Klinikalltag wurde ihnen eines klar: Höchste Zeit, uns besser mit der Vagina vertraut zu machen. Viva la Vagina!
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So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

Author: Jane Campion,John Keats

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014195972X

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

View: 8794

Published to coincide with the release of the film Bright Star, written and directed by Oscar Winner Jane Campion (The Piano, In the Cut), starring Abbie Cornish (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) and Ben Whishaw (Brideshead Revisited, Perfume) John Keats died aged just twenty-five. He left behind some of the most exquisite and moving verse and love letters ever written, inspired by his great love for Fanny Brawne. Although they knew each other for just a few short years and spent a great deal of that time apart - separated by Keats' worsening illness, which forced a move abroad - Keats wrote again and again about and to his love, right until his very last poem, called simply 'To Fanny'. She, in turn, would wear the ring he had given her until her death. So Bright and Delicate is the passionate, heartrending story of this tragic affair, told through the private notes and public art of a great poet.
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Fanny Burney

Her Life

Author: Kate Chisholm

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446476316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 9940

Fanny Burney (1752-1840) is best known as the author of EVELINA, one of the most engaging novels of the eighteenth century. But for much of her long life, she was also an incomparable diarist, witnessing both the madness of George III and the young Queen Victoria's coronation. To read the journals she kept from the age of sixteen is to step back into Georgian England, meeting Dr Johnson, Garrick and Reynolds, being chased round the gardens of Kew Palace by the King. . . She was lady-in-writing to Queen Charlotte; she married an aristocratic emigre from the French Revolution and had her first and only child when she was forty-two; she was in Paris as Napoleon's armies marshalled against England, and in Brussels she heard the muffled guns, and watched the wounded being carried back from Waterloo. Kate Chisholm's delightful biography, incorporating the latest research and illustrate with unusual portraits and drawings, is lively, funny, shocking, informative and deeply moving; it paints a vivid portrait of a woman of great talent, against the changing background of England and France, a culture and an age.
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Bright Star

Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143117742

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 132

View: 4999

Collects the poems and love letters of John Keats to Fanny Brawne, exemplifying his love for her as well as displaying his writing ability fueled by his passion.
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