The Queen of Wishful Thinking

The Queen of Wishful Thinking

Bonnie Brookland was brought up in the antiques trade and now works for the man who bought out her father’s business, but she isn’t happy there. So when she walks into Lew’s shop, she knows this is the place for her.

Author: Milly Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471181450

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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THE QUEEN OF FEEL-GOOD FICTION! 'Every time you discover a new Milly book, it’s like finding a pot of gold – and this gem is no exception ... laughs, drama, romance and high jinks aplenty, there’s nothing about this novel not to love (5 stars)' Heat When Lewis Harley has a health scare in his early forties, he takes it as a wake-up call. So he and his wife Charlotte leave behind life in the fast lane and Lewis opens the antique shop he has dreamed of. Bonnie Brookland was brought up in the antiques trade and now works for the man who bought out her father’s business, but she isn’t happy there. So when she walks into Lew’s shop, she knows this is the place for her. As Bonnie and Lew start to work together, they soon realise that there is more to their relationship than either thought. But Bonnie is trapped in an unhappy marriage, and Lew and Charlotte have more problems than they care to admit. Each has secrets in their past which are about to be uncovered. Can they find the happiness they both deserve? The Queen of Wishful Thinking is the brand new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Teashop on the Corner - a gorgeous read full of love, life and laughter. 'A glorious, heartfelt novel' ROWAN COLEMAN ‘Absolutely loved it. Milly's writing is like getting a big hug with just the right amount of bite underneath. I was rooting for Bonnie from the start' JANE FALLON, bestselling author of My Sweet Revenge Praise for Milly Johnson: ‘Bursting with warmth and joie de vivre’ JILL MANSELL ‘Warm, optimistic and romantic’ KATIE FFORDE
Categories: Fiction

The Queen of Wishful Thinking

The Queen of Wishful Thinking

'The Queen of Wishful Thinking', her dad said he used to call her. Her mum had been proof that wishing was a good thing, but only if you had the guts to back it up and go for what you wanted. She was born so premature, she shouldn't ...

Author: Milly Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471161742

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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A gorgeous read full of love, life and laughter from the Sunday Times bestselling author ‘The feeling you get when you read a Milly Johnson book should be bottled and made available on the NHS’ Debbie Johnson When Lewis Harley has a health scare in his early forties, he takes it as a wake-up call. So he and his wife Charlotte leave behind life in the fast lane and Lewis opens the antique shop he has dreamed of. Bonnie Brookland was brought up in the antiques trade and now works for the man who bought out her father’s business, but she isn’t happy there. So when she walks into Lew’s shop, she knows this is the place for her. As Bonnie and Lew start to work together, they soon realise that there is more to their relationship than either thought. But Bonnie is trapped in an unhappy marriage, and Lew and Charlotte have more problems than they care to admit. Each has secrets in their past which are about to be uncovered. Can they find the happiness they both deserve? Praise for Milly Johnson: 'Every time you discover a new Milly book, it’s like finding a pot of gold' heat 'A glorious, heartfelt novel' Rowan Coleman ‘Absolutely loved it. Milly's writing is like getting a big hug with just the right amount of bite underneath. I was rooting for Bonnie from the start' Jane Fallon ‘Bursting with warmth and joie de vivre’ Jill Mansell ‘Warm, optimistic and romantic’ Katie Fforde
Categories: Fiction

The Odd One Other Short Stories

The Odd One   Other Short Stories

I was the Queen of wishful thinking. I used to believe strongly that I was one of the coolest people in College. It's only now that I realize I obviously wasn't. I was not even in the same neighbourhood as 'coolness'.

Author: Sohini Maitra

Publisher: Prowess Publishing

ISBN: 9781545747544

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 796

A collection of short stories. The first attempt by the author to pen down stories influenced by her daily life. This fits into no particular genre as life provides experiences from various genre. Out of the box heartfelt stories
Categories: Fiction

Letter to the Queen

Letter to the Queen

of higher order hubris, wishful thinking and psychological denial? Are they challenging the laws of the gods?1 Myron Scholes and Robert C. Merton are famous for sharing the Nobel- prize in economics 1997 and infamous for serving as ...

Author: Manfred J. Holler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783892650744

Category: International finance

Page: 162

View: 432

Categories: International finance

The Queen s Secret

The Queen s Secret

“I—I think I might,” Princess Margaret said. ... and I thought I could feel happiness from Blossom, but that might have been, might have been wishful thinking, you know? ... Queen Josephine put out her hand and squeezed her daughter's.

Author: Jessica Day George

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781547600908

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 139

Bestselling author Jessica Day George continues her heartfelt fantasy series about a girl who can communicate with horses and a kingdom on the brink of collapse. Anthea knows the truth about horses. They're not carriers of deadly disease like everyone in their kingdom thinks; they're majestic creatures who share their thoughts and feelings with her through The Way. Anthea has convinced the king of this, but at a cost--he demands that horses and riders with The Way do his bidding. But when a deadly plague breaks out, the people believe that horses are the cause. As more fall ill, it's up to Anthea and her friends to transport medicine, all while keeping out of reach from Anthea's wicked mother. And when Anthea discovers a secret that could change the kingdom forever, she must risk everything to reveal the truth before it's too late. Continuing the sweeping storytelling of The Rose Legacy, bestselling author Jessica Day George delights readers--especially horse lovers--once again.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Between the Queen and the Cabby

Between the Queen and the Cabby

This was doubly wishful thinking, reflecting both the queen's incomprehension of the patriotic fervour of subjects-become-citizens and an unfounded confidence that her brother and other heads of state would be willing to risk war on ...

Author: John Richard Cole

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773538863

Category: History

Page: 327

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"Students of the French Revolution and of women's right are generally familiar with Olympe de Gouges's bold adaptation of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. However, her Rights of Woman has usually been extracted from its literary context and studied without proper attention to the political consequences of 1791. In Between the Queen and the Cabby, John Cole provides the first full translation of de Gouges's Rights of Woman and the first systematic commentary on its declaration, its attempt to envision a non-marital partnership agreement, and its support for persons of colour. Cole compares and contrasts de Gouges's two texts, explaining how the original text was both her model and her foil. By adding a proposed marriage contract to her pamphlet, she sought to turn the ideas of the French Revolution into a concrete way of life for women. Further examination of her work as a playwright suggests that she supported equality not only for women but for slaves as well. Cole highlights the historical context of de Gouges's writing, going beyond the inherent sexism and misogyny of the time in exploring why her work did not receive the reaction or achieve the influential status she had hoped for. Read in isolation in the gender-conscious twenty-first century, de Gouges's Rights of Woman may seem ordinary. However, none of her contemporaries, neither the Marquis de Condorcet nor Mary Wollstonecraft, published more widely on current affairs, so boldly attempted to extend democratic principles to women, or so clearly related the public and private spheres. Read in light of her eventual condemnation by the Revolutionary Tribunal, her words become tragically foresighted: "Woman has the right to mount the Scaffold; she must also have that of mounting the Rostrum." --Publisher's website.
Categories: History

The Quest for Queen Mary

The Quest for Queen Mary

There was again a silence, while a curious furtive train of thought passed over the Queen['s] features. 'Well almost everything' she replied. It had seemed to me earlier, at luncheon, (but this may be wishful thinking) that Queen Mary ...

Author: James Pope-Hennessy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529330632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 485

'A delightful insight into an eclectic life' The Daily Telegraph 'Very funny and astute . . . a loathly feast for royal-watchers' Hilary Mantel, New Statesman Books of the Year 2018 'A complete delight, conjuring up, with a few sharp strokes of the pen, a mad, exotic species from a world gone by' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday 'Gloriously indiscreet . . . the best royal book ever' Harry Mount, Financial Times * * * When James Pope-Hennessy began his work on Queen Mary's official biography, it opened the door to meetings with royalty, court members and retainers around Europe. The series of candid observations, secrets and indiscretions contained in his notes were to be kept private for 50 years. Now published in full for the first time and edited by the highly admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers, this is a riveting, often hilarious portrait of the eccentric aristocracy of a bygone age. Giving much greater insight into Queen Mary than the official version, and including sharply observed encounters with, among others, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the Duke of Gloucester, and a young Queen Elizabeth, The Quest for Queen Mary is set to be a classic of royal publishing.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Queen 70 years of Majestic Style

The Queen  70 years of Majestic Style

The outfit came with a matching Simone Mirman hat featuring silk flowers – some reports suggest that the hat had 25 buds, one for each year of the Queen's reign, but that may have been wishful thinking, as the outfit had actually been ...

Author: Bethan Holt

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781788794602

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 395

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The past 70 years have seen a 25-year-old Princess transform into a nonagenarian monarch who is respected and loved the world over. A woman whose views are never heard, Queen Elizabeth II has deployed fashion as a means to communicate and signal her position to the crowds who gather to see her in public and the millions who watch her television broadcasts: ‘I must be seen to be believed,’ she has said. The Queen’s evolving attitude to dress reflects a visual landscape that began as genteel reportage in mostly black and white and has over the years evolved into today’s technicolour 24/7 news cycle, flashed around the world in seconds and driven by social media. Incredibly, in her 70th year as monarch, the Queen feels as relevant as ever before – and she is, undoubtedly, a style icon. The Queen: 70 Years of Majestic Style celebrates the fashion evolution of Elizabeth II in her unprecedented Platinum Jubilee year.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

Will you shut up about the bloody Queen swining Mary ! Mr Skinner would shout . " You gormless little git , do you think I'm made of money ? ' Outside , his ear tingling from the blow his father had landed on it , Albert would bite back ...

Author: Keith Waterhouse

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034191937

Category:

Page: 208

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In these selections Keith Waterhouse writes about ordinary everyday life. He explores the small, apparently insignificant things that happen or are said, moments that can cause great happiness or heartache and leave deep and lasting impressions on those who experience them.
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Queen Anne

Queen Anne

In the same letter, he claims that the powerful duke is supporting his appeal for an annual subsidy of £1,000 from the queen, but this was probably wishful thinking, as Anne did not make the requested grant.

Author: James Anderson Winn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199372201

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 835

As the last Stuart monarch, Queen Anne (1665-1714) received the education thought proper for a princess, reading plays and poetry in English and French while learning dancing, singing, acting, drawing, and instrumental music. As an adult, she played the guitar and the harpsichord, danced regularly, and took a connoisseur's interest in all the arts. In this comprehensive interdisciplinary biography, James Winn tells the story of Anne's life in new breadth and detail, and in unprecedented cultural context. Winn shows how poets, painters, and musicians used the works they made for Anne to send overt and covert political messages to the queen, the court, the church, and Parliament. Their works also illustrate the pathos of Anne's personal life: the loss of her mother when she was six, her troubled relations with her father and her sister (James II and Mary II), and her own doomed efforts to produce an heir. Her eighteen pregnancies produced only one child who lived past infancy; his death at the age of eleven, mourned by poets, was a blow from which Anne never fully recovered. Her close friendship with Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, a topic of scabrous ballads and fictions, ended in bitter discord; the death of her husband in 1708 left her emotionally isolated; and the wrangling among her chief ministers hastened her death. Richly illustrated with visual and musical examples, Queen Anne draws on works by a wide array of artists-among them the composer George Frideric Handel, the poet Alexander Pope, the painter Godfrey Kneller, and the architect Christopher Wren-to shed new light on Anne's life and reign. This is the definitive biography of Queen Anne.
Categories: History