101 Poems That Could Save Your Life

Author: Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062028553
Format: PDF, ePub
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Prozac has side effects, drinking gives you hangovers, therapy's expensive. For quick and effective relief -- or at least some literary comfort -- from everyday and exceptional problems, try a poem. Over the ages, people have turned to poets as ambassadors of the emotions, because they give voice and definition to our troubles, and by so doing, ease them. No matter how bad things get, poets have been there, too, and they can help you get over the rough spots. This is the first poetry anthology designed expressly for the self-help generation. The poems listed include classics by Emily Dickinson, Lord Byron, Ogden Nash, and Lucretius, to name just a few, along with newer works by such current practitioners as Seamus Heaney and Wendy Cope. This book has a cure or consolation for nearly every affliction, ancient or modern. And no side effects-except pleasure.

101 Poems to Get You Through the Day and Night

Author: Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062028618
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is an anthology designed to help you get through the stresses of modern life. For rapid and effective relief around the clock, 24-7, without side effects, try a poem -- whatever the time of the day (or night), you can be sure that some poet, past or present, has been there too. To help you find the right poem at the right time, the organization of the book is like that of a book of hours. Starting with Getting Up, it then moves on to those other morning traumas: Stepping on the Scale and Looking into the Mirror. As the day moves on there are sections to cover everything, from Office Politics to Off to School. And if by five p.m. your head is throbbing, dig into the poems in the Take 5 section and let the world recede. By the end of the day you may want to look for inspiration among the poems in Going Home, but if you are intent on veering from the straight and narrow, then turn to the Behaving Badly poems and you'll find you're in good company. Anyone who feels vaguely guilty about settling down in front of the TV instead of taking café society by storm should turn to the poems in the Not Tonight section.

The Hey Nonny Handbook

Author: Julia Jeffries
Publisher: Harriman House Pub
ISBN: 9781905641208
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written for women, by women, this book shines a torch on our problems. They offer advice on maintaining health and sanity, coping with family relationships, the importance of female friendships and how to relate to men. They hope that women everywhere will learn from their experiences and benefit from their words.

The American Heiress

Author: Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429987080
Format: PDF, ePub
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Now including an excerpt from VICTORIA: A Novel, by Daisy Goodwin, the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS. "Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don't Know How She Does It and I Think I Love You Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage. Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora's story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James. "For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn't always buy them happiness." --Daisy Goodwin in The Daily Mail One of Library Journal's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011

Victoria Albert A Royal Love Affair

Author: Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250175313
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The official companion to the second season of the PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria by award-winning creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin. Airing in the Downton Abbey slot on PBS/Masterpiece last January, Victoria captivated millions of viewers, eclipsing Downton's first-season viewership and leaving its audience eager for the series's next season, which will focus on Victoria and Albert's passionate and tempestuous marriage. This official tie-in to the show, by creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, featuring never-before-seen interviews, photos, diary entries, profiles on all major characters, and sumptuous detail on the costumes and props that bring Victoria and Albert's world to vivid life. Victoria and Albert follows this extraordinary relationship between two very different people—she impulsive, emotional, capricious; he cautious, self-controlled, and logical—whose devotion to each other was unparalleled in royal history. Taking fans deeper into the world of Victoria than ever before, Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair is the ultimate gift for devotees of the show.

Two Cures for Love

Author: Wendy Cope
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571262066
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The idea for this book grew out of Wendy Cope's experience of meeting her audience, when reading her poems in schools. This is an edition of the poems which identifies the references, verse-forms, contexts and occasions of her work, and which offers readers a new arrangement of the poetry as a whole. The notes also identify dates of composition, so that it is possible to observe the development of her work. As well as drawing on Wendy Cope's three published books, the selection also includes a significant number of poems collected or published for the first time.

Essential Poems for Children

Author: Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007202089
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Britain's bestselling anthologiser of poetry turns her discerning eye on the nation's infants, with a wonderful collection of poems, together with typically acute commentary, for reading aloud to younger children or for older ones to browse through. Daisy Goodwin's magical ability to bring good poetry alive and make it of particular relevance to our daily lives has won her thousands of admirers throughout the country. It therefore seems natural that she should turn her skills of explication and guidance to that most important time of our lives, when we first encounter the resonances, profundities and emotional power of great poetry and it becomes a lifelong resource. In this - the latest volume in her wildly successful series of accessible, small-format collections combining poetry and self-help - Daisy sheds a knowing and sympathetic light on the triumphs and traumas of childhood. Combining the best of classical and contemporary poetry, Essential Poems for Bedtime, is an indispensable kit to inspire future CEOs, neurosurgeons and possibly even great poets, and to encourage and console young hopefuls daunted by the challenges of growing up. their eyes fixed longingly on the stars, wherever those tiny feet choose to wander this should be in their back pocket.