Sixty seconds. That’s how long it took for Elizabeth Jackson’s world to collapse. A normal day, a cold street – and all at once everything is gone. Twenty one years. That’s how long Alby Levin knows he’s been in love with his best friend, Elizabeth. So when she moves into his London apartment, lost, but full of life – he has to question: Is she back for truth about their past, or something else entirely? “Completely addictive.” – Ruth Buck. “Suspenseful romance that’s as easy to read as it is uplifting. A world I’d love to live in.” – Kylie Morrison “I feel like this story belongs to me. First you fall for Tessa and then you fall for Alby… and the two of them together? Magic.” – Cynthia House “Romance. Love. As it should be, worth a read.” – Jennifer Lee
Sounding Like a No-No traces a rebellious spirit in post–civil rights black music by focusing on a range of offbeat, eccentric, queer, or slippery performances by leading musicians influenced by the cultural changes brought about by the civil rights, black nationalist, feminist, and LGBTQ movements, who through reinvention created a repertoire of performances that have left a lasting mark on popular music. The book's innovative readings of performers including Michael Jackson, Grace Jones, Stevie Wonder, Eartha Kitt, and Meshell Ndegeocello demonstrate how embodied sound and performance became a means for creativity, transgression, and social critique, a way to reclaim imaginative and corporeal freedom from the social death of slavery and its legacy of racism, to engender new sexualities and desires, to escape the sometimes constrictive codes of respectability and uplift from within the black community, and to make space for new futures for their listeners. The book's perspective on music as a form of black corporeality and identity, creativity, and political engagement will appeal to those in African American studies, popular music studies, queer theory, and black performance studies; general readers will welcome its engaging, accessible, and sometimes playful writing style, including elements of memoir.
Debbie Travis’ Facelift offers fantastically innovative solutions for the decorating doldrums—and a fresh, simple approach to revitalizing any room of your home. Transforming a dark basement into a lively entertainment center or a restful retreat is a snap when you have the reigning queen of renovations guiding you. All you need to know is which mood—calm, cheerful, nostalgic, or dramatic—you want to convey. Then, with her intrepid philosophy of choosing colors to echo that mood, Debbie shows you how to create rooms that are brimming with as much personality as the people living in them. Each mood-inspired section will help you select the right color scheme for your home by highlighting some of the most inspirational remodeling projects from her acclaimed television show Facelift. Packed with beautiful color photographs illustrating before-and-after renovations, step-by-step projects for you to do yourself, and practical advice on giving your own home a facelift, Debbie Travis’ Facelift proves that having a home you adore can be a dream come true.
Have you ever thought of leaving your old life behind ............. is it that simple? Erica's husband is a philanderer, she decides she has had enough. Ali is just drifting through her tedious life. The friends stumble upon a run down narrow boat on the Worcester Birmingham Canal which they buy on a whim and head north to new lives. This book follows their adventures along the way and the emotional heartache of the two women. Erica's jealous husband is only a step away from finding them and is determined to tame his wife and bring her home to him ......... but will he succeed? This story is humorous with a touch of realism and suspense, along with many twists and turns.
Three young skeptics are recruited to investigate the strange occurrences at St. Dominics Catholic School. Their eccentric guide, an exorcist sent from the Vatican, fails to inspire confidence. Will they survive the night and uncover the secrets of St. Dominics?