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Francis Bacon in Your Blood , Hörbuch, Digital,...
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It is a story I have been wanting to write for a long time, telling it as it really was before that whole world that I shared with Francis vanishes.... Michael Peppiatt met Francis Bacon in June 1963 in Soho's French House to request an interview for a student magazine he was editing. Bacon invited him to lunch, and over oysters and Chablis they began a friendship and a no-holds-barred conversation that would continue until Bacon's death 30 years later. Fascinated by the artist's brilliance and charisma, Peppiatt accompanied him on his nightly round of prodigious drinking from grand hotel to louche club and casino, seeing all aspects of Bacon's 'gilded gutter life' and meeting everybody around him, from Lucian Freud and Sonia Orwell to East End thugs; from predatory homosexuals to Andy Warhol and the Duke of Devonshire. He also frequently discussed painting with Bacon in his studio, where only the artist's closest friends were ever admitted. The Soho photographer, John Deakin, who introduced the young student to the famous artist, called Peppiatt 'Bacon's Boswell'. Despite the chaos Bacon created around him Peppiatt managed to record scores of their conversations ranging over every aspect of life and art, love and death, the revelatory and hilarious as well as the poignantly tragic. Gradually Bacon became a kind of father figure for Peppiatt, and the two men's lives grew closely intertwined. In this intimate and deliberately indiscreet account, Bacon is shown close-up, grand and petty, tender and treacherous by turn, and often quite unlike the myth that has grown up around him. This is a speaking portrait, a living likeness, of the defining artist of our times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Peppiatt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027468/bk_adbl_027468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 27.05.2020
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Ford County: Stories , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 522min
9,95 € *
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In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who's been locked away on death row for eleven years. It could well be their last visit. Mack Stafford, a hard-drinking and low-grossing run-of-the-mill divorce lawyer gets a miracle phone call with a completely unexpected offer to settle some old, forgotten cases for more money than he has ever seen. Mack is suddenly bored with the law, fed up with his wife and his life, and makes drastic plans to finally escape. Quiet, dull Sidney, a data collector for an insurance company, perfects his blackjack skills in hopes of bringing down the casino empire of Clanton's most ambitious hustler, Bobby Carl Leach, who, among other crimes, has stolen Sidney's wife. Three good ol' boys from rural Ford County begin a journey to the big city of Memphis to give blood to a grievously injured friend. However, they are unable to drive past a beer store as the trip takes longer and longer. The Quiet Haven Retirement Home is the final stop for the elderly of Clanton. It's a sad, languid place with little controversy, until Gilbert arrives. Posing as a lowly paid bedpan boy, he is in reality a brilliant stalker with an uncanny ability to sniff out the assets of those "seniors" he professes to love. Clanton is rocked with the rumor that the gay son of a prominent family has finally come home, to die. Of AIDS. Fear permeates the town as gossip runs unabated. Featuring a cast of characters you'll never forget, these stories bring Ford County to vivid and colorful life. Often hilarious, frequently moving, this collection makes it abundantly clear why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Grisham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002039/bk_rand_002039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 27.05.2020
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London Uncovered
28,99 € *
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A follow-up to the hugely successful Unseen London, London Uncovered is a unique London guidebook that opens the doors to more than sixty of the capital's most intriguing places, all visitable but not widely known. From museums of the unusual to places of worship; palaces of entertainment to historic and ornate shops; city houses and hostelries, take a trip through the capital's hidden treasure and discover a picture of a London which is strange, gaudy, grand and inventive. Describing the history and the character of each place, the book uncovers a wealth of stories about an endlessly fascinating world city with its own unique character. This fresh edition includes over a dozen new locations, including the Dennis Severs House, Les Ambassadeurs Casino and Sir John Soane's Museum. See a glimpse of uncovered London with this unique guide to the city's buildings. The buildings: Introduction: Cleopatra's Needle; St Pancras Renaissance Hotel; Isabella Plantation; Leake Street. Historical Homes: Syon House; Charles Dickens Museum; Apsley House; Eltham Palace; Leighton House; Two Temple Place; Kew Palace and The Royal Botanical Gardens; Freud's House; Kenwood House; Dennis Severs House; Handel & Hendrix House. Drinking and Dining: Beefeater Distillery; Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese; Bibendum; L. Manze; Smeathfield Meat Market; The Ivy; The Black Friar; Berry Bros. & Rudd. Palaces of Entertainment: The Rivoli Ballroom; Wilton's Music Hall; Normansfield Theatre; Wigmore Hall; Gala Bingo Club; Repton Park Pool; The Royal Automobile Club; Les Ambassadeurs. Places of Worship: Westminster Cathedral; London Peace Pagoda; Masonic Temple at Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel; St Bartholomew the Great; St Mary-le-Bow; Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir. Remarkable Shops: LassCo Salvage; L. Cornelissen & Son; Lock & Co. Hatters; Steinway & Sons; James Smith & Sons; John Lobb Ltd. Education and Technology: The Charterhouse; Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret; The Ragged School Museum; London Museum of Water and Steam; Royal Institution of Great Britain; Rail Mail. Inns of Court: The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn; The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn; The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple; The Temple Church. Unusual Museums: The RAF Museum; Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms; HMS Belfast; The Monument; Wimbledon Windmill; Design Museum; Sir John Soane's Museum. Praise for Peter Dazeley and Mark Daly's previous book Unseen London : 'A thrilling tour behind the closed doors of the capital city's buildings.' Daily Telegraph 'Dazeley captures the atmosphere of each building to perfection.' Daily Express 'Fascinating.' Fabric magazine 'A joy' Evening Standard

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 27.05.2020
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London Uncovered
28,99 € *
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A follow-up to the hugely successful Unseen London, London Uncovered is a unique London guidebook that opens the doors to more than sixty of the capital's most intriguing places, all visitable but not widely known. From museums of the unusual to places of worship; palaces of entertainment to historic and ornate shops; city houses and hostelries, take a trip through the capital's hidden treasure and discover a picture of a London which is strange, gaudy, grand and inventive. Describing the history and the character of each place, the book uncovers a wealth of stories about an endlessly fascinating world city with its own unique character. This fresh edition includes over a dozen new locations, including the Dennis Severs House, Les Ambassadeurs Casino and Sir John Soane's Museum. See a glimpse of uncovered London with this unique guide to the city's buildings. The buildings: Introduction: Cleopatra's Needle; St Pancras Renaissance Hotel; Isabella Plantation; Leake Street. Historical Homes: Syon House; Charles Dickens Museum; Apsley House; Eltham Palace; Leighton House; Two Temple Place; Kew Palace and The Royal Botanical Gardens; Freud's House; Kenwood House; Dennis Severs House; Handel & Hendrix House. Drinking and Dining: Beefeater Distillery; Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese; Bibendum; L. Manze; Smeathfield Meat Market; The Ivy; The Black Friar; Berry Bros. & Rudd. Palaces of Entertainment: The Rivoli Ballroom; Wilton's Music Hall; Normansfield Theatre; Wigmore Hall; Gala Bingo Club; Repton Park Pool; The Royal Automobile Club; Les Ambassadeurs. Places of Worship: Westminster Cathedral; London Peace Pagoda; Masonic Temple at Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel; St Bartholomew the Great; St Mary-le-Bow; Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir. Remarkable Shops: LassCo Salvage; L. Cornelissen & Son; Lock & Co. Hatters; Steinway & Sons; James Smith & Sons; John Lobb Ltd. Education and Technology: The Charterhouse; Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret; The Ragged School Museum; London Museum of Water and Steam; Royal Institution of Great Britain; Rail Mail. Inns of Court: The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn; The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn; The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple; The Temple Church. Unusual Museums: The RAF Museum; Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms; HMS Belfast; The Monument; Wimbledon Windmill; Design Museum; Sir John Soane's Museum. Praise for Peter Dazeley and Mark Daly's previous book Unseen London : 'A thrilling tour behind the closed doors of the capital city's buildings.' Daily Telegraph 'Dazeley captures the atmosphere of each building to perfection.' Daily Express 'Fascinating.' Fabric magazine 'A joy' Evening Standard

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 27.05.2020
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Halley's Casino
8,90 CHF *
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Halley's Casino is set in 1986. 26-year old Nebula Yorker (Neb to his friends), is patiently awaiting the return of Halley's Comet. He is about to discover that the world is not what it seems. Upon the arrival of Halley's Comet, Neb is confronted by a mysterious stranger who literally swoops out of the night sky. What happens next will change the course of Neb's life and that of all he befriends. This stranger (Mr. Tict) reveals to Neb that Halley's is not a comet at all, but an Intergalactic Casino that has been posing as a comet for countless years. Mr. Tict is the Concierge of the Casino and he has come back to Earth to recruit Neb as his assistant. What happens next is an eye-opening experience for young Neb that no one on Earth can imagine. It can only be explained by watching old Star Trek reruns, while eating cheese sandwiches and drinking hot chocolate. From androids with attitude to a vast assortment of alien beings and historic individuals, with a touch of time travel from ancient Babylon to 1757 London and back to Rome of 12 BCE, Neb soon learns that his past, present and future have always lain in the stars above. It's a rock and roll ride chock full of chaos, a formidable nemesis, drama, satire, humour, death and new beginnings, with revelations that Neb never saw coming. Even John Lennon is amused! Starting out on a quiet evening of star gazing, Nebula Yorker finds himself caught up in the most extraordinary time travel and planet saving adventure of a lifetime. And that's only the beginning of what is to come.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 27.05.2020
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Ford County: Stories
26,99 € *
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In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who's been locked away on death row for eleven years. It could well be their last visit. Mack Stafford, a hard-drinking and low-grossing run-of-the-mill divorce lawyer gets a miracle phone call with a completely unexpected offer to settle some old, forgotten cases for more money than he has ever seen. Mack is suddenly bored with the law, fed up with his wife and his life, and makes drastic plans to finally escape. Quiet, dull Sidney, a data collector for an insurance company, perfects his blackjack skills in hopes of bringing down the casino empire of Clanton's most ambitious hustler, Bobby Carl Leach, who, among other crimes, has stolen Sidney's wife. Three good ol' boys from rural Ford County begin a journey to the big city of Memphis to give blood to a grievously injured friend. However, they are unable to drive past a beer store as the trip takes longer and longer. The journey comes to an abrupt end when they make a fateful stop at a Memphis strip club. The Quiet Haven Retirement Home is the final stop for the elderly of Clanton. It's a sad, languid place with little controversy, until Gilbert arrives. Posing as a lowly paid bedpan boy, he is in reality a brilliant stalker with an uncanny ability to sniff out the assets of those 'seniors' he professes to love. One of the hazards of litigating against people in a small town is that one day, long after the trial, you will probably come face-to-face with someone you've beaten in a lawsuit. Lawyer Stanley Wade bumps into an old adversary, a man with a long memory, and the encounter becomes a violent ordeal. Clanton is rocked with the rumor that the gay son of a prominent family has finally come home, to die. Of AIDS. Fear permeates the town as gossip runs unabated. But in Lowtown, the colored section of Clanton, the young man finds a soul mate in his final days. Featuring a cast of characters you'll never forget, these stories bring Ford County to vivid and colorful life. Often hilarious, frequently moving, and always entertaining, this collection makes it abundantly clear why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 27.05.2020
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Halley's Casino
7,70 € *
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Halley's Casino is set in 1986. 26-year old Nebula Yorker (Neb to his friends), is patiently awaiting the return of Halley's Comet. He is about to discover that the world is not what it seems. Upon the arrival of Halley's Comet, Neb is confronted by a mysterious stranger who literally swoops out of the night sky. What happens next will change the course of Neb's life and that of all he befriends. This stranger (Mr. Tict) reveals to Neb that Halley's is not a comet at all, but an Intergalactic Casino that has been posing as a comet for countless years. Mr. Tict is the Concierge of the Casino and he has come back to Earth to recruit Neb as his assistant. What happens next is an eye-opening experience for young Neb that no one on Earth can imagine. It can only be explained by watching old Star Trek reruns, while eating cheese sandwiches and drinking hot chocolate. From androids with attitude to a vast assortment of alien beings and historic individuals, with a touch of time travel from ancient Babylon to 1757 London and back to Rome of 12 BCE, Neb soon learns that his past, present and future have always lain in the stars above. It's a rock and roll ride chock full of chaos, a formidable nemesis, drama, satire, humour, death and new beginnings, with revelations that Neb never saw coming. Even John Lennon is amused! Starting out on a quiet evening of star gazing, Nebula Yorker finds himself caught up in the most extraordinary time travel and planet saving adventure of a lifetime. And that's only the beginning of what is to come.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 27.05.2020
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