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The Rise And Fall Of A Yummy Mummy

The Rise And Fall Of A Yummy Mummy Author Polly Williams
ISBN-10 9781405513951
Release 2011-11-24
Pages 384
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For every mum who has trodden on one plastic brick too many, or looked at her phone instead of lovingly recording her little one's every moment, or poured a large wine because it's four o'clock on Friday. If you've ever shared a post from the Unmumsy Mum or giggled at Hurrah for Gin, this book is for you. Amy Crane is in crisis. Six months after the birth of her baby, Amy still looks pregnant and can't remember the last time she had a wax, or an orgasm. Motherhood is stirring up disturbing questions about her own childhood. And she suspects her boyfriend is cheating. Enter Alice, yummy mummy superior, on a mission to transform Amy's body, and love life. As Amy swaps breast pads for Botox and climbs out of a vortex of self-doubt, her libido awakens from its long nap and things get rather more complicated ... A wonderfully well-written, funny and sharp novel about the trials of playing hip happy families and the contradictions at the heart of modern motherhood.



How To Be Married

How To Be Married Author Polly Williams
ISBN-10 9780755391295
Release 2011-11-10
Pages 279
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From Polly Williams, the bestselling author of THE RISE AND FALL OF A YUMMY MUMMY comes a startling, honest novel of love, marriage - and untidiness. Sadie Drew thinks she must be the world's worst wife. She only needs to walk into a room to make it untidy. She wears flannel pyjamas in bed. Furry things breed in her fridge. But she's a busy working mother not a wifebot and husband Tom loves her as she is. Until he gets a hot new job and things change. There are alpha-wives to entertain. Nuclear rows. Unsettling secrets. And the smell of another woman's perfume on his suit. Sadie risks losing everything if she can't transform herself into the perfect wife... But what is a perfect wife anyway?



Husband Missing

Husband  Missing Author Polly Williams
ISBN-10 9780755392414
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 300
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From the bestselling author of THE RISE AND FALL OF A YUMMY MUMMY. 'The number you are calling is unavailable. Please try again later.' Gina has only been married six months when her husband Rex goes on holiday to Spain and vanishes without a trace, tipping her dream new marriage into nightmare. As a frantic search gets nowhere, Gina is adamant that he's alive and vows never to give up hope. Speculation is rife: he's drowned at sea, lost his memory...or just walked away. Troubling stories start to emerge about Rex's past that are hard to square with the man she married. How well does she really know her handsome, charismatic husband? They'd fallen in love so quickly, so passionately, that the past had seemed barely relevant to either of them. Now an explosive secret threatens to rewrite the story of their love affair. As the mystery of Rex's whereabouts deepens, Gina begins to wonder whether you only ever truly know the person you love once they've gone.



It Happened One Summer

It Happened One Summer Author Polly Williams
ISBN-10 9780755383528
Release 2011-01-06
Pages 352
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From the author of THE RISE AND FALL OF A YUMMY MUMMY comes IT HAPPENED ONE SUMMER -a funny, poignant page-turner about family dysfunctions, coming of age and forgiving your mother. 'Williams writes with deadly, witty accuracy about modern life' Sophie Kinsella Nell Stockdale is in a pretty good place, managing to combine a full-on career with single motherhood; a lovely flat, great girlfriends, and a sexy younger man on the scene. But her mother is very ill. Will she return to the family's large, damp Cornish farmhouse to care for her? Normally Nell keeps her family at arm's length. Her sister is engaged to Nell's ex big love, and she has never got on with her eccentric, distant mother. But something powerful is pulling her back to Cornwall...



A Good Girl Comes Undone

A Good Girl Comes Undone Author Williams
ISBN-10 184744248X
Release 2008-05-01
Pages 352
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She's on a roll. A glamorous job at a glossy magazine. A home of her own. A cute live-in boyfriend. Annie Rafferty has worked damn hard for all of it. If demands are made, she delivers. If people need her, she's there. And if she suspects something is missing? Well, she ignores it. But cracks start to appear. Her boyfriend quits his job and leaves Annie paying the bills. Work descends into a handbags-at-dawn struggle for survival, and there's a new exec in the office - rude, opinionated but strangely attractive - questioning exactly what she's trying to prove. As Annie discovers her true desires, her meticulously planned life begins to unravel and darker, unexpected forces pull things in a shocking new direction . . .



The Rise of the Yummy Mummy Popular Conservatism and the Neoliberal Maternal in Contemporary British Culture

The Rise of the  Yummy Mummy   Popular Conservatism and the Neoliberal Maternal in Contemporary British Culture Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:1020272045
Release 2013
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Abstract This article analyzes the new social type of the "yummy mummy" in British culture, which both marks a substantial cultural shift—given that the Western Christian tradition has typically positioned mothers as asexual—and is simultaneously produced by increasing economic inequalities (which are particularly marked in relation to childcare). Drawing from a range of sources, particularly celebrity guidebooks and "hen lit" novels, this article argues that the yummy mummy functions to elide such social contexts and espouses a girlish, high‐consuming maternal ideal as a site of hyperindividualized psychological "maturity." "Successful" maternal femininity is articulated by rejecting "environmentally conscious" behavior and by rendering what are presented as excessive eco-delusions both abject and transparent. This tendency is indicative of the conservative nature of the phenomenon, which is forced to disavow wider structures of social, political, and ecological dependency in order for its conservative fantasy of autonomous, individualizing retreatism to be maintained.



The Star and Celebrity Confessional

The Star and Celebrity Confessional Author Sean Redmond
ISBN-10 9781317982258
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 176
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In this book the different manifestations, meanings, and processes of the star and celebrity confessional will be explored. The confessional is taken to be any moment in which a star, celebrity, or fan engages in revelatory acts that are considered to be authentic, heart-felt, and honest. These confessional encounters can take place in an interview, through performance and presentation events, online, and in ‘unscripted’ encounters. A star may break down in tears, or reveal a previously unknown truth about their private life. However, this authenticity is often found to have been manufactured, or is timed to occur against a new release or product launch. Alternatively, the desire to confess may be seen to draw attention to the centrality of pseudo forms of emotion in contemporary culture and the obsessional behaviour it produces. In this book authors consider acts of confession by celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Jade Goody, Britney Spears, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tracey Emin, and Russell Crowe.



The Angel at

The Angel at Author Polly Williams
ISBN-10 9780755383535
Release 2011-12-08
Pages 272
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In THE ANGEL AT No. 33 bestselling author POLLY WILLIAMS offers a heartbreaking novel of grief, the loneliness of a widower - and the healing love of a son. 'Bittersweet and poignant' Jojo Moyes. 'Funny, touching, loved it' Jenny Colgan Am I dead? I don't feel dead...' Sophie cannot leave the people she loves. Her husband, Ollie - a man who once watered a houseplant for a year before realising it was plastic - is lost without her. Their son Freddie is so little. And her friend Jenny? There's something she desperately needs to know before it's too late. Some love stories never end.



Digesting Femininities

Digesting Femininities Author Natalie Jovanovski
ISBN-10 9783319589251
Release 2017-08-14
Pages 213
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This volume addresses how the rhetoric of feminist empowerment has been combined with mainstream representations of food, thus creating a cultural consciousness around food and eating that is unmistakably pathological. Throughout, Natalie Jovanovski discusses key texts written by women, for women: best-selling diet books, popular cookbooks produced by female food celebrities, and iconic feminist self-help texts. This is the first book to engage in a feminist analysis of body-policing food trends that focus specifically on the use of feminist rhetoric as a harmful aspect of food culture. There is a smorgasbord of seemingly diverse gender roles for women to choose from, but many encourage breaking gender norms and embracing a love of food while perpetuating old narratives of guilt and restraint. Digesting Femininities problematizes the gendering of food and eating and challenges the reader to imagine what a genderless and emancipatory food culture would look like.



Ta tria mikra lykakia

Ta tria mikra lykakia Author
ISBN-10 9602402393
Release 1993
Pages 32
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An altered retelling of the traditional tale about the conflict between pig and wolf--with a surprise ending.



The Wind in the Willows Greek Edition

The Wind in the Willows  Greek Edition Author Kenneth Grahame
ISBN-10 1511850566
Release 2015-04-23
Pages 266
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Making Postmodern Mothers

Making  Postmodern  Mothers Author M. Nash
ISBN-10 9781137292155
Release 2012-11-14
Pages 247
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Based on interviews with pregnant women, this book provides a multi-disciplinary empirical account of pregnant embodiment and how it relates to wider sociological and feminist discourses about gender, bodies, 'fitness', 'fat', celebrity and motherhood.



Femina

Femina Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121681535
Release 2006
Pages
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Femina has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Femina also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Femina book for free.



Representing Ageing

Representing Ageing Author V. Ylänne
ISBN-10 9781137009340
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 258
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This collection critically examines twenty-first century representations of ageing, focusing on various media images and discourses as well as individuals' own experiences and self-presentations of ageing, drawing on innovative new empirical data.



Submarine

Submarine Author Joe Dunthorne
ISBN-10 9780241957004
Release 2011-03-03
Pages 304
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Meet Oliver Tate, 15. Convinced that his father is depressed ("Depression comes in bouts. Like boxing. Dad is in the blue corner") and his mother is having an affair with her capoeira teacher, "a hippy-looking twonk", he embarks on a hilariously misguided campaign to bring the family back together. Meanwhile, he is also trying to lose his virginity - before he turns sixteeen - to his pyromaniac girlfriend Jordana. Will Oliver succeed in either aim? Submerge yourself in Submarine and find out . . . Film tie-in edition of the freshest, funniest UK debut of 2009 - to accompany the major new film by comedy star Richard Ayoade.



Here s Looking at You Baby

Here s Looking at You  Baby Author Erica Barlow
ISBN-10 0646945084
Release 2015-09-16
Pages 26
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This wise and witty poem is all about, well, the things that aren't very poetic about having babies. The refreshing rise of the scummy vs the yummy mummy has never felt more alive, as depicted here in bouncing verse and the author's beautiful full-colour illustrations.



                  Author Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN-10 9789600359831
Release 2015-12-12
Pages 208
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Μια τετραμελής ομάδα –μια ψυχολόγος, μια βιολόγος, μια ανθρωπολόγος και μια χωρομέτρης– στέλνεται να εξερευνήσει την αποκλεισμένη, μυστηριώδη Περιοχή Χ (είναι η δωδέκατη αποστολή που αναλαμβάνει τούτη την εξερεύνηση). Εκεί, μες στην παρθένα ερημιά, όπου δεν απομένουν παρά μόνο τα χαλάσματα ενός εγκαταλειμμένου χωριού, τα τέσσερα μέλη βρίσκουν έναν μυστηριώδη πύργο βυθισμένο στη γη, που στους τοίχους του ξετυλίγεται μια παράξενη γραφή φτιαγμένη από μύκητες, και στην άλλη άκρη της Περιοχής Χ ένα φάρο με ίχνη, μέσα, ενός τρομερού μακελειού. Πατώντας στέρεα στη λογοτεχνία του Χ. Φ. Λάβκραφτ και του Τζ. Γκ. Μπάλαρντ, μα και στο Σολάρις, ίσως, του Στάνισλαβ Λεμ, και στην αίσθηση που δίνει μια ταινία όπως το Στάλκερ του Αντρέι Ταρκόφσκι, ο Τζεφ Βάντερμιερ στον Αφανισμό (βραβευμένο με το Βραβείο Nebula το 2014), το πρώτο μυθιστόρημα της Τριλογίας της Νότιας Ζώνης, πλάθει μια εφιαλτική και συνάμα μαγευτική μα εντελώς μοναδική ιστορία επιστημονικής φαντασίας, ένα από εκείνα τα σπάνια βιβλία που εντέλει, και παρά τις όποιες ομοιότητες και αναφορές, στέκουν μόνα τους, δίχως στην πραγματικότητα να έχουν όμοιό τους.