"Meet the dazzling women of Paris; from Colette to Nancy Mitford; Marie Antoinette to Coco Chanel; Napoleon's Josephine to Edith Wharton. Rule-breakers and style-setters, these women were utterly diverse, yet they shared one common passion - Paris, the world's headquarters of femininity. At a turning point in her life, Lucinda Holdforth journeys to Paris and takes a very personal tour through the lives, loves and losses of its celebrated women. She evokes the incarnations of the city from Louis XIV through the French Revolution, two world wars and the Paris of the new millennium. And, as she walks in their footsteps, Lucinda draws inspiration from the fascinating women who created and nurtured the world's most civilised city. This enjoyable companion will seduce and delight - and inspire every woman in search of her own true pleasures..."
This uniquely warm and personal book is more than simply another guide for parents who want their children to study music. The Pleasures of Perils of Raising Young Musicians tells the real-life stories of today's musical children, interlaced with comparative stories from the childhoods of famous musicians. Woven throughout is the author's personal narrative about the joys and frustrations of raising her own son Jonathan, a flutist. The book reviews current research about the value of a classical music education in building character, intellect, discipline, and success, no matter what field a child pursues. As a parent, you will feel you are not alone in being perplexed about what choices to make. With richly detailed and sometimes surprising information about each orchestral instrument, Ms. Siteman assists parents who must choose which instrument is a good "fit" for their child's body type, temperament, and social needs. The Pleasures and Perils of Raising Young Musicians illuminates the joys, frustrations, and rewards of classical music education for parents who desperately need solid guidance and no-nonsense information.
Poetry gives us knowledge. It is knowledge of us in relation to the world of experience, and to that world considered, not statistically, but in terms of human purposes and values. The modern life styles, my experiences gathered in real life, the sensations of human beings... I have tried to paint those feelings through my poetry. I enjoy writing short stories. My poems are the snapshots of my short stories.
Have A Nice Life: My Book For Your Life outlines the true-life transformation of a wanna-be-thug into an inspirational guru. Through reading countless books and absorbing the wisdom gained through everyday life experiences and poor decision making -- the author motivates pesky, knuckle-headed young adults to transform their own lives. Written in 66 brief Segments, Nick Nice offers a unique blend of spiritual wisdom, worldly knowledge, satire, and humor -- connecting with the modern reader in a refreshing way. Very much like you just stepped out of a warm bath with bubbles. If Tupac Shakur and Joel Osteen teamed up to write a book, it'd read a lot like Have A Nice Life: My Book For Your Life.
We have returned from the city of light with another guide to its numerous delights and distractions. The map takes in lingerie, ballet pumps and macaroons; there are belle epoque restaurants, opulent cinemas and beatnik bookshops. In other words, Paris For Pleasure-Seekers contains sensual delights for tastes high and low.
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