A survivor from the school of hard knocks, beautiful Fleur Daxeny knows the best place to meet a rich widower is--at his wife's funeral. Her modus operandi is to gate crash the service and charm her way into the widower's life, his bed, and his bank account. Then she meets and dazzles multimillionaire golfer Richard Favour. This time the relationship doesn't go quite as Fleur plans after she moves into his mansion and joins his Golf Club community. She's soon entangled in Richard's family and genuinely losing her heart. But she's not the only fortune hunter trying to fleece Richard out of his money. And Fleur, with her expertise at spotting a scam, has a chance to become a real heroine and the woman of Richard's dreams...if her own past doesn't coming rolling into the picture first.
Condition: Very Good
Title: Cocktails For Three by Madelein Wickham
Roxanne: glamorous, self-confident, with a secret lover -- a married man
Maggie: capable and high-achieving, until she finds the one thing she can't cope with -- motherhood
Candice: honest, decent, or so she believes -- until a ghost from her past turns up
At the first of every month, when the office has reached its pinnacle of hysteria, Maggie, Roxanne, and Candice meet at London's swankiest bar for an evening of cocktails and gossip. Here, they chat about what's new at The Londoner, the glossy fashion magazine where they all work, and everything else that's going on in their lives. Or almost everything. Beneath the girl talk and the laughter, each of the three has a secret. And when a chance encounter at the cocktail bar sets in motion an extraordinary chain of events, each one will find their biggest secret revealed.
In Cocktails for Three, Madeleine Wickham combines her trademark humor with remarkable insight to create an edgy, romantic tale of secrets, strangers, and a splash of scandal.
Format: Trade Paperback
The Gatecrasher A novel by Madeleine Wickhamleur is beautiful but lazy and, at forty, spends her life looking for rich men who can provide her and her teenage daughter with a glamorous and effortless existence. A daily trawl through the court pages of The Times provides her with an unusual but fertile search area - the funerals and memorial services of the great and good, where gatecrashers are so much less noticeable than they would be at a wedding or a christening.It is at one of these sad but oddly festive occasions that she meets Richard, dull but well-off, whose mousey wife has died after a lifetime of enjoyable ill-health. Before long Fleur has become an integral part of Richard's life, offending his friends, interfering in his leisure pursuits (golf bores her, so why should he spend so much time on it?) and stirring up his grown-up children to behave badly.
ITEM CODE: 2131
AUTHOR: André Gide
BINDING: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (New York 1952)
Copyright: 1952 by Alfred A. Knopf
Edition: First American Edition, First Printing
ISBN: Not Indicated
LCCN: 52-6417 // 52006417
DESCRIPTION: Collectible Vintage (1952) First Edition, First Printing of this little book by a Nobel Laureate.
Book in "Very Good" vintage condition, blue top-stain, in "Good" vintage dust jacket with color fading due to age, missing tiny parts to both ends of jacket spine, and rub along edges and flap-fold corners, tanning on reverse side; blue cloth over boards, with author name stamped to front cover, faded gilt lettering to spine; light shelf wear to rub head and tail caps of cover spine; tanning to endpapers and inside pages due to age, otherwise clean and unmarked; light dust to text block edges; spine is solid, binding tight.
Madeleine is the story of a great writer’s marriage, a deeply disturbing account of André Gide’s feelings towards his beloved and long-suffering wife. It was a relationship which Gide exalted - he termed it the central drama of his existence - yet deliberately shrouded in mystery. This was no ordinary marriage. Madeleine Rondeaux, two years older than her cousin André Gide, became his wife after Gide’s first visit to Algeria. In his Journal, Gide refers to her as Emmanuèle or as Em. Only in this book, published a few months after his death, does Gide call her by her real name and painfully reveal the nature of their life together. All of Gide’s vast work may be viewed as a confession, impelled by his need to write what he believed to be true about himself. In Madeleine this act of confession reaches a crowning point. It is a complex tale by a complex man about a complex relationship. "Ranks among the masterpieces of Gide’s vibrating prose. It is also the most tragic personal document to have emanated from Gide’s pen." - New York Times.
Length: 19.5 cm
Width: 13.5 cm
Thickness: 1.5 cm
Weight: 0.3 kg