'Life with Laura' has been a wonderful adventure that simply flowed out of me and onto the page as if the book was writing itself. I can only hope that despite the 'trials' of childhood, it also shows the great love I have for my family ...
Author: Liz Yates
'Life with Laura'....well, what can I say? Who hasn't had a lively, mischievous daughter? But mine was hell-bent from day one to stamp her mark and wreak havoc on our world wherever she went. She constantly embarrassed us in public with her extrovert behaviour playing to the masses and wrecked shops causing chaos and leaving turmoil in her wake. Everyone said she could make a pig laugh with her antics. This compelling biography is large in content, has 35 captivating 'caught in action' photos and is based on my diaries, pictures and videos. It is driven by my love and fuelled by humour, my own emotions and by interactions with family and friends, and depicts two parents trying desperately to cope. 'Life with Laura' - enjoy the ride! 'We enter Superdrug and I pause momentarily in a small bay by the door to check my list. Big mistake! Laura leans forward from her buggy and pulls on a three-sided, picture-frame style moulding on the wall that displays an advertisement. Oh my, she is demolishing it... and I am on the wrong side to stop her. It is about 3' long with two 18" side struts. She struggles to hold the frame up above her head then bangs one side onto the floor...CRASH!! I am rooted to the spot. All goes deathly quiet and in a loud and clear voice of authority Laura turns round and tells everyone. "It's broken to pieces!" Horrified I take the rest off her and intend to place the two remaining joined pieces on the floor. No such luck...one crashes down...oops! The manager appears scowling and I limply hand him the last bit. "Sorry it's not childproof" is all I can say in her defence. Laura's captive audience is spell-bound. I hear some giggling..........'
Harry was drinking a martini, and Laura watched as he tipped the glass and poured the rest of the liquid down his throat in one long swallow. ... There was too much death in Laura's life, too much silence, too much solitude.
Author: Emma Straub
A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick The enchanting story of a midwestern girl who escapes a family tragedy and is remade as a movie star during Hollywood’s golden age. In 1920, Elsa Emerson, the youngest and blondest of three sisters, is born in idyllic Door County, Wisconsin. Her family owns the Cherry County Playhouse, and more than anything, Elsa relishes appearing onstage, where she soaks up the approval of her father and the embrace of the audience. But when tragedy strikes her family, her acting becomes more than a child¹s game of pretend. While still in her teens, Elsa marries and flees to Los Angeles. There she is discovered by Irving Green, one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood, who refashions her as a serious, exotic brunette and renames her Laura Lamont. Irving becomes Laura’s great love; she becomes an Academy Award-winning actress—and a genuine movie star. Laura experiences all the glamour and extravagance of the heady pinnacle of stardom in the studio-system era, but ultimately her story is a timeless one of a woman trying to balance career, family, and personal happiness, all while remaining true to herself. Ambitious and richly imagined, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures is as intimate—and as bigger-than-life—as the great films of the golden age of Hollywood. Written with warmth and verve, it confirms Emma Straub’s reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in fiction.
It's all there ready to inspire me: to paint, collage, draw over the top of in my recognisable Laura Lovegrove style. ... How do I explain to a threeyearold that it's a still life, a tool of my trade, and not for eating? Not yet anyway.
Author: Amanda Addison
Publisher: Hachette UK
Laura Lovegrove is leaving behind her seamless life in London. Architect husband Adi has been relocated to rural Norfolk, a far cry from ultra-urban Ealing. Though Laura knew village life would be different, she didn't foresee a pokey cottage, nosey neighbours, errant poodles, and even an ex turning up. Chris had been her big love at art college and seeing him again is utterly confusing. Is she really so different from the impulsive student who once trawled charity shops for vintage treasures? When a fire all but destroys Laura's collection of vintage clothes, she's heartbroken. And seriously lacking in outfits. But, salvaging what she can, Laura makes do and mends - sewing purses, bags, even dog leads (which should solve the poodle problem). Soon, she's inundated with orders. But Adi is becoming more and more distant; it's like there's something he's not telling her. Can Laura make a stitch in time and pull her family back together again?
On that retreat, I took notes for Charlotte's story, but I also read several books about Laura's life. The most influential of those books were Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography by William Anderson, Pioneer Girl by Laura Ingalls Wilder ...
Author: Shelley Tougas
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A life on the prairie is not all its cracked up to be for one girl whose mom takes her love of the Little House series just a bit too far. Charlotte’s mom has just moved the family across the country to live in Walnut Grove, “childhood home of pioneer author Laura Ingalls Wilder.” Mom’s idea is that the spirit of Laura Ingalls will help her write a bestselling book. But Charlotte knows better: Walnut Grove is just another town where Mom can avoid responsibility. And this place is worse than everywhere else the family has lived—it’s freezing in the winter, it’s small with nothing to do, and the people talk about Laura Ingalls all the time. Charlotte’s convinced her family will not be able to make a life on the prairie—until the spirit of Laura Ingalls starts getting to her, too.
Laura's life has been discussed many times before, especially of her relationship with her daughter, her descendants, and her works. One aspect that is just as interesting is her relationship with the Salem witches.
Author: History Titans
Publisher: Creek Ridge Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book tells Laura’s story about the travels and experiences they had during one of the most tumultuous periods in American history. Her family was not wealthy. They were an ordinary family, ordinary folk whose desire was to farm, hunt game, and live a normal life. In search of a better life, they would move from one town to the other, and each time Laura’s experience would inspire her to create new content for a different book in her series.
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet.
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.
Laura does love, Laura does, try beyond and above in her beautiful life! Laura does all these little thingsthat make my miserable life fun attimes. Laura I love and Laura is this woman I knowwho isn‟t around much totell me how much I ...
And it was Laura I was thinking of and all the girls Laura represents. “Just let one of them have my life, and they might do something better with it.” There are lost girls out there who, no matter how much they fight, ...
Author: Courtenay Stallings
Publisher: Fayetteville Mafia Press
Category: Social Science
In 1990, the groundbreaking television series Twin Peaks, co-created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, opened with a murder mystery when a beautiful homecoming queen, wrapped in plastic, washed up on a cold and rocky beach. Laura Palmer's character began as a plot device that triggered a small town to face its fractured self. But after three seasons and a film, Laura Palmer is no longer just a plot device. Instead of solely focusing on the murderer, like most traditional storytelling at the time, the audience gets to know the victim, a complex young woman who explores her sexuality and endures incredible abuse. Laura's Ghost: Women Speak About Twin Peaks is an examination of Laura Palmer's legacy on the 30th anniversary of Twin Peaks. Palmer's character was one of the few frank and horrific representations of sexual abuse victims which did not diminish the strength and complexity of the victim. Sheryl Lee, who played Laura Palmer, discusses the challenges of the role and how it has impacted herself as well as women she has met over the years, many of whom are survivors of sexual abuse. The role demanded Lee give all of her vulnerability as an actor to this role. This role is one she cannot escape, one with which she will forever be identified. It's a role that still haunts her today. For many women, this character represents them. Here was a woman who was not just a victim, but who was owning her sexuality as well—a woman coming into her own and discovering her sources of power. This book is a reckoning in which women from the show and community speak about grief, mischief, humor, sexuality, strength, weakness, wickedness, and survival.
She gave me time to think, Laura. To think about my life.” “And what did you come up with?” Laura didn't know how it sounded: sarcastic, bitter. But she didn't care, because she didn't give Lomax a chance to answer—“Because you see mine ...
Author: Denis Gray
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
Lomax Freeman, a homeless man, lives in a box in Upper West Side of Manhattan. Steven Hart, who works for the New York Times, rents in the Kensington building. Lomax’s box sits outside that apartment. After living in that apartment for a short period, Steve experiences a black man who’s intelligent, sophisticated, kind, and gentle. He wonders how Lomax landed on the streets of New York homeless. He wishes to do a two-part series on Lomax. Once the paper green-lights the feature, Lomax agrees to do the article but with one condition: the tragedy that befell him is off-limits. Eventually, Steve violates the agreement when he, secretively, uncovers Lomax’s full name. Now, the question becomes, Should he include it in the article to expose Lomax’s privacy? Doesn’t he have family, someone from the past who’s in search of Lomax Emmanuel Freeman? Steve’s in a dilemma.
Laura said, “something important to your life, something that shaped it.” “I guess so.” Stahlman held out his hand. “Try me.” Sela hesitated until her mother nudged her forward. She took Stahlman's hand, then made a face. “Ikhar?
Author: F. Paul Wilson
Publisher: Forge Books
In The Void Protocol, New York Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson concludes his medical thriller trilogy featuring Rick Hayden and Laura Fanning as they confront the entities responsible for the supernatural events of Panacea and The God Gene. Something sits in a bunker lab buried fifty feet below the grounds of Lakehurst Naval Air Station. The product of the Lange-Tür technology confiscated from the Germans after World War II occupies a chamber of steel-reinforced ballistic glass. Despite experimentation for nearly three-quarters of a century, no one knows what it is, but illegal human research reveals what it can do. Humans with special abilities have been secretly collected—abilities that can only have come from whatever occupies the underground bunker in Lakehurst. And so it sits, sequestered on the edge of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, slowly changing the world. F. Paul Wilson is the winner of the Career Achievement in Thriller Fiction in the 2017 RT Reviewers' Choice Best Book Awards The ICE Sequence #1 Panacea #2 The God Gene #3 The Void Protocol At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.