Early Reader: A Rainbow Shopping Day:ebook Ausgabe Early Reader Vivian French
The perfect book for anyone who wants to learn French fast. Comes with a free downloadable audio app for Apple and Android phones, enabling learners to hear words and phrases spoken by native French speakers. 12 themed chapters are broken down into 15-minute daily lessons, spanning a range of practical themes, from socialising to doing business. Each lesson combines French vocabulary and grammar essentials with full-colour photographs for a user-friendly, accessible language guide. The ideal French language course for beginners, the 15-Minute language series will teach you how to speak a new language in just 12 weeks. Topics covered: introductions, eating and drinking, making arrangements, travel, getting about, accommodation, shopping, work and study, health, at home, services, leisure and socialising, with a menu guide and two-language dictionary.
Each chapter of First French Reader for Students is filled with words that are organized by topic, then used in a story in French. Questions and answers rephrase information and text is repeated in English to aid comprehension. The quick and easy-to-use format organizes many of everyday situations from knowing your way around the house, studying at university, or going shopping. First French Reader for Students makes use of the so-called ALARM or Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method to efficiently teach its reader French words, sentences and dialogues. Through this method, a person will be able to enhance his or her ability to remember the words that has been incorporated into consequent sentences from time to time. Audio tracks are available on www.lppbooks.com/French/EFLS/En/
´If I could work my will,´ said Scrooge indignantly, ´Every idiot who goes about with ´´Merry Christmas´´ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.´ This year go carol-singing in the Cotswolds with Laurie Lee or attend church with a grumpy Samuel Pepys. Make plum puddings for bemused French villagers with Elizabeth David; go present shopping with Virginia Woolf or eat far too much with Agatha Christie. Celebrate Christmas at Chatsworth, in the workhouse or marooned in the ice with Shackleton ... For the last forty-five years, the arrival of John Julius Norwich´s latest Christmas Cracker has become as essential a part of the Christmas experience as holly and mistletoe. In An English Christmas the legendary popular historian has finally gathered all the best writing about this strangest and most memorable time of year into one book and his brilliant eye for a story is evident on every page. Vividly evoking all the good things about the festive season, this unexpected anthology is just as entertaining about its darker aspects. Eight-year-old Princess Margaret´s thank-you list jostles with moving letters home from the trenches. Sherlock Holmes solves his trickiest case. George Orwell writes about indigestion; Jane Austen about reluctant socialising and Thomas Hardy about the old folk belief that all animals kneel at midnight on 24 December. There are ghost stories, games and bizarre recipes. Diary-entries, recipes and letters sit alongside poems and short stories. An English Christmas could convert any Scrooge into an instant enthusiast.
The original What Not to Wear from one of fashion´s most enduringly stylish women ... Written by French style guru Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, Elegance is a classic style bible for timeless chic, grace, and poise -- every tidbit of advice today´s woman could possibly need, all at the tips of her (perfectly manicured) fingers.From Accessories to Zippers, Madame Dariaux imparts her pearls of wisdom on all things fashion-related -- and also offers advice on other crucial areas in life from shopping with girlfriends (don´t) to marriage and sex.
Updated version featuring all new material. If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trails on ´´People´s Court,´´ or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Statistics to put you on the road to statistical literacy. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more-all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Never again will you order the Poisson Distribution in a French restaurant!
Experience all the island´s attractions with this up-to-date and authoritative guide, complete with ´Best Of´ recommendations. You´ll discover nice hotels and restaurants as well as night spots and other trendy places to go. There are also ideas for shopping and tips for those on a budget, plus suggestions for what to do with kids, and sports and activities. Further sections include: Festivals and Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, French phrase book and index. Mark Twain once said that God created Mauritius first and then modelled Paradise on it. Whoever flies to Mauritius is looking for sun, sand and sea; what they will find is an absolutely magical place. With MARCO POLO Mauritius experience the jewel of the Indian Ocean up-close. This practical, pocket-sized guide takes you to numerous interesting places. Just an hour from the beach you will be in the rainforest, and it only takes a few minutes from the Tamil temple to the Christian shrine. Experience the bustle of Port Louis and discover the colourful villages nearby which seem to come from a different age. The MARCO POLO Insider Tips reveal where you can get miracle teas and why you should take part in the Diwali festival. The ´Best Of´ pages point out some experiences unique to Mauritius, recommend things to do for free, and have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and unwind. You will find out what´s trendy on the island, be it diving in a submarine or enjoying Reggae and Sega music. In the Excursions & Tours chapter you can discover the eastern part of the island or embark on a trip through all the climatic zones. Mauritius is a paradise for all kinds of sports! Whether golf, canyoning or hiking: hardly any sporting wish is left unfulfilled; the Sport & Activities chapter will give you some good tips. Finally the Dos & Don´ts highlight a few things you need to be aware of when visiting the island. MARCO POLO Mauritius provides comprehensive coverage of all parts of the island. To help you find your way around there are ´Where First´ panels in the text, a detailed Road Atlas, a useful map of Port Louis in the cover, plus a separate pull-out map.
Ob am Mississippi-Ufer entlang, durch das geschichtsträchtige Faubourg St. John oder den lebhaften Lower Garden District - die kulturelle Vielfalt von New Orleans verspricht ein vielseitiges Reiseerlebnis. Auch Musik-Fans kommen dank zahlreicher Shows, Konzerte und Paraden mit Live-Musik voll auf ihre Kosten! Eine Mississippi-Fahrt auf dem Raddampfer oder doch lieber ein Ausflug nach Louisiana? Für alle Unternehmungen finden Sie im Vis-à-Vis New Orleans die nötigen Informationen. Dank 14-seitigem Stadtplan und gezeichneten Spaziergängen finden Sie sich in der Heimatstadt des Jazz mühelos zurecht. Alle wichtigen Sehenswürdigkeiten wie Royal Street, Jackson Square und Audubon Zoo werden detailliert beschrieben. Natürlich dürfen auch passende Hotel-, Restaurant- und Musikclub-Tipps nicht fehlen: vom Bed and Breakfest im Herrenhaus-Stil über das frankokreolische Restaurant im Garden District bis zum Jazz-Café im Lower French Quarter. Außerdem gibt es Hintergründe und Wissenswertes zu Mardi Gras, dem legendären Höhepunkt des Karnevals in New Orleans. Erstmalig bei einem Reiseführer gibt es ein Mini-Kochbuch zum Herausnehmen mit typischen Gerichten der Stadt. Die hervorragenden Abbildungen - exakte Schnittzeichnungen, 3D-Zeichnungen der spannendsten Stadtteile aus der Vogelperspektive und Übersichtskarten - erleichtern Ihnen die Orientierung vor Ort. Der ausführliche Praxisteil bietet aktuelle Angaben zu Hotels, Restaurants, Shopping, Nachtleben und Unterhaltung sowie praktische Tipps zu Verkehrsmitteln, Öffnungszeiten und vieles mehr.
When department stores like Le Bon Marché first opened their doors in mid-nineteenth-century Paris, shoppers were offered more than racks of ready-made frock coats and crinolines. They were given the chance to acquire a lifestyle as well--that of the bourgeoisie. Wearing proper clothing encouraged proper behavior, went the prevailing belief. Available now for the first time in English, Fashioning the Bourgeoisie was one of the first extensive studies to explain a culture´s sociology through the seemingly simple issue of the choice of clothing. Philippe Perrot shows, through a delightful tour of the rise of the ready-made fashion industry in France, how clothing can not only reflect but also inculcate beliefs, values, and aspirations. By the middle of the century, men were prompted to disdain the decadent and gaudy colors of the pre-Revolutionary period and wear unrelievedly black frock coats suitable to the manly and serious world of commerce. Their wives and daughters, on the other hand, adorned themselves in bright colors and often uncomfortable and impractical laces and petticoats, to signal the status of their family. The consumer pastime of shopping was born, as women spent their spare hours keeping up their middle-class appearance, or creating one by judicious purchases. As Paris became the fashion capital and bourgeois modes of dress and their inherent attitudes became the ruling lifestyle of Western Europe and America, clothing and its ´´civilizing´´ tendencies were imported to non-Western colonies as well. In the face of what Perrot calls this ´´leveling process,´´ the upper classes tried to maintain their stature and right to elegance by supporting what became the high fashion industry. Richly detailed, entertaining, and provocative, Fashioning the Bourgeoisie reveals to us the sources of many of our contemporary rules of fashion and etiquette. Review: ... A fascinating and amusing examination of social attitudes. (The Times Literary Supplement) ... The overall thesis that emerges is both limpid and profound; as far as clothing is concerned, we still belong to the nineteenth century. (Liberation) ... [Perrot] glides through the dressing rooms and bedrooms of the Second Empire, inspects armoires, haunts the department stores and the fitting rooms of couturiers and tailors, lives with fashionable women and tarts, bankers, and 10-franc-a-month shop assistants. (Le Nouvel observateur) ... Perrot puts a serious and persuasive case for the importance of clothing to understanding the aesthetic and moral values of the nineteenth-century middle-class. . . . Immensely learned, yet written with great delicacy and lightness of touch, it remains the best account available of the meaning, and eventual triumph, of the bourgeois trouser--that most resilient and universal survival of nineteenth-century Europe´s dominance of the globe. John Adamson(Sunday Telegraph) ... A fascinating book: not so much a history of clothing, as a history of French society seen through its fashions and its clothes. Sharif Gemie(Modern Contemporary France) ... Fashion history is not about hemlines, it is about the nuts and bolts of living. It is because he accepts this fact that Perrot´s examination of a period so germane to our own is valuable. Colin McDowell(Sunday Times) Table of contents: List of Illustrations Preface Introduction 3 I Toward a History of Appearances 6 II Clothing´s Old and New Regimes 15 III The Vestimentary Landscape of the Nineteenth Century 26 IV Traditional Trades and the Rise of Ready-Made Clothing 36 V The Department Store and the Spread of Bourgeois Clothing 58 VI New Pretensions, New Distinctions 80 VII The Imperatives of Propriety 87 VIII Deviations from the Norm 124 IX Invisible Clothing 143 X The Circulation of Fashions 167 Conclusion 189 Notes 193 Bibliography 253 Index 267
Paula is a hotwife, and now shes upset with her husband who is off on another business trip. When she heads out on rural roads and her car breaks down, things really seem to suck. Fortunately the good Samaritans who stop to lend her a hand are hot bikers. One look at her and they are more than happy to solve all those problems. In fact they insist on making sure they take turns doing all they can to chase away her sexual frustrations. Shes never been taken rough by several guys at once before, but since they are fixing her car for her, it seems like the right thing to do. ----- Excerpt ----- Paula drove her BMW down the freeway off ramp, heading out along the two-lane county road for her sisters house. Too much a city girl to enjoy the drive through the countryside, her thoughts kept going back to the fight shed had with Eric. And all over a trip-his company was sending him to Paris for a week and he wouldnt let her go. We cant afford it, hed said. She suppressed the urge to throw something at him. We are talking Paris here. The company will pay for the hotel. All it will cost is my ticket. Which is damned expensive. And then there is your food. And you arent going to sit around the goddam room all day. Youll be spending money on taxis and going shopping, buying things you want and things for your damn sister too. Why does everything come down to money with you? Everything doesnt. But we agreed to save up to make a down payment on an apartment. And so it went, escalating to the point where she didnt want to see him for a while. The point where she told him shed go visit her damn sister that he hated so much and cool down. The point where she wouldnt tell him when shed get back. She wondered how long hed really known about the trip. He was going next week and it wasnt like his company to do things on a moments notice. He hadnt given her a chance to change his mind. Erics attitude about money always made her mad, and him being tight-fisted about the trip (to Paris, for heavens sake) made her wonder if he cared about her. Really cared. He probably planned to spend his free time checking out French whores. She drove through the small towns at the edge of the city. Sometimes she wondered about the people who lived out there in this goddam wilderness. Not today though. All she thought about was the fight. Low on gas, she pulled into a station. She hadnt called Marge, his sister, and should let her know she was coming. A tall man with scraggly hair was sitting on a motorcycle in the shade. As she got out, he walked over. Hello darling, he said. She didnt like his smile. Actually it was a gorgeous smile, but it made her nervous. I just want to fill up my car, she said. Go ahead. He shrugged. As she got out her credit card and started the gas flowing, the man looked over the car. Nice wheels. Out of the corner of her eye, she appraised him. Looking past his scruffiness, He had that rough sexy look movie stars tried for. A scar on his chin made him seem even more rugged. But she wasnt in the mood to flirt, and he had a girl with him. A tall and too-skinny girl with long black hair who wore tight short shorts and a tee shirt cut off to show her flat stomach and her pierced navel.