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Do you remember the arrival of the fish finger, the rise and fall of Angel Delight, Vesta curries and Wimpy hamburgers? Did you own a fondue set or host a Tupperware party, or were you starving yourself on the Cabbage Soup Diet? Was life always too short to stuff a mushroom? And what was the point of Nouvelle Cuisine?
There has been a revolution in our kitchens. In 1950, the average housewife worked a seventy-five-hour week. No one owned a fridge or had seen a teabag, let alone an avocado or a Curly Wurly . Ten years later, sugar consumption had rocketed: we ate more biscuits for dinner than vegetables and fruit. It was not until the mid 1990s that we started to worry about ‘five a day’. And now, nearly twenty years on from the first vegetable-box delivery scheme, we are fatter than ever before . . . Has there ever been a golden age of the family meal?
Full of delicious detail, this marvellous companion to the BBC series is rich with nostalgia and provides a feast of extraordinary factual nuggets. Who can guess the filling of the first pre-packed sandwich in 1984? And who could have foreseen then that a kitchen robot that can write your shopping list is now just around the corner?
Reflecting all the fads and fashions that have graced our table, Back in Time for Dinner is much more than a book about dinner; it holds a mirror to our changing family lives.
‘I was prime minister for three years and three days. Three years and three days of resilience. Three years and three days of changing the nation. Three years and three days for you to judge.’
On Wednesday, 23 June 2010, with the government in turmoil, Julia Gillard asked Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for a leadership ballot.
The next day, Julia Gillard became Australia’s twenty-seventh – and first female – prime minister. Australia was alive to the historic possibilities. Here was a new approach for a new time.
It was to last three extraordinary years.
This is Julia Gillard’s chronicle of that turbulent time, a strikingly candid self-portrait of a political leader seeking to realize her ideals. It is her story of what it was like – in the face of government in-fighting and often hostile media – to manage a hung parliament, build a diverse and robust economy, create an equitable and world-class education system, ensure a dignified future for Australians with disabilities, all while meeting international obligations and building strategic alliances for the future. This is a politician driven by a sense of purpose – from campus days with the Australian Union of Students, to a career in the law, to her often gritty, occasionally glittering rise up the ranks of the Australian Labour Party.
In this refreshingly honest account, peppered with wry humour and personal insights, Julia Gillard does not shy away from her mistakes, admitting freely to errors, misjudgements and policy failures, as well as detailing her political successes. Here we see what lay behind the resilience and dignified courage Gillard showed as prime minister, her view of the vicious hate campaigns directed against her, and a reflection on what it means – and what it takes – to be a female leader in contemporary politics.
Here, in her own words, Julia Gillard reveals what life was really like as Australia’s first female prime minister.
As any comics fan knows, a Super Hero is nothing without a worthy foe to battle. For every Batman there has to be a villain like the Joker, and for every Superman a Lex Luthor. This deluxe book celebrates nearly eighty years of compellingly corrupt characters from the DC Universe’s remarkable gallery of super-villains.
From the Penguin to Harley Quinn, and Doomsday to General Zod, DC Comics: Super-Villains will track the creation of each of these beloved baddies and the dynamic way in which they have evolved throughout the years.
The book will feature the very best super-villain art from the DC Comics archives. Visually arresting, comprehensive, and insightful, DC Comics: Super-Villains will be the last word on the DC Comics characters that fans love to hate.
All related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
Published: 6 Nov 2014
Miami, December 31, 1979. Lock your doors. Watch your backs. Raise your glasses. Miami is about to blow, in a fiery explosion of cocaine, blood, bullets, torched cars, cash, immigrants, hustlers, dopers, informants, corruption, body bags and inner tubes.
Behind the bar at the Hotel Mutiny, the hottest ticket in town as the clock approached 1980, waitresses and bellhops were stacking whiskey totes full of the white stuff. The tips -- pure cocaine packed in hundred-dollar bills -- were sluicing in. Everyone was trying to bribe their way to a coveted New Year’s Eve table at the hotel’s swanky, members-only Club, desperate to sit among the star-studded guest list, and to party with America’s biggest cocaine kingpins.
In the seventies, coke hit Miami with the full force of a hurricane, and no place attracted dealers and dopers like Coconut Grove’s Mutiny at Sailboat Bay. Hollywood royalty, rock stars, and models flocked to the hotel’s club to order bottle after bottle of Dom and to snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, all while marathon orgies burned upstairs in elaborate fantasy suites.
Amid the boatloads of powder and cash reigned the new kings of Miami: three waves of Cuban immigrants vying to dominate the trafficking of one of the most lucrative commodities ever known to man. But as the kilos—and bodies—began to pile up, the Mutiny became target number one for law enforcement.
Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-seen documents, Hotel Scarface is a portrait of a city high on excess and greed, an extraordinary work of investigative journalism offering an unprecedented view of the rise and fall of cocaine—and the Mutiny—in Miami.
While most kids my age were sitting in English class waiting for the bell to ring, I was thrown into the deep end of the fashion and modeling pool. From sixteen to eighteen years old, I was circling the globe and doing things I had never before imagined. I broke the rules and shattered expectations of what a normal male model could do. I wanted to write this book to connect more with my friends and fans, to share experiences, and to pass on a few things I have learned along the way. I hope that it will help and inspire others to be more confident and follow their dreams.
Scouted at the age of ten, signed to an international modeling agency by twelve, and now considered the most in-demand model at only eighteen, Lucky Blue Smith is #lucky.
Get a front row look at the fashion and modeling world, through the eyes of Lucky Blue Smith, as he shares personal stories, never-before-seen photographs and intimate letters from his family and friends.
Witty, charming, and totally honest, Lucky reveals all, connecting with his fans like never before—from rock ’n’ roll Christmases at the Smith's to Levi’s in Hollywood, from The Atomics to GQ, Lucky will inspire all to be confident, to follow their dreams, and to always STAY GOLDEN.
With his easy charm, down-to-earth personality and natural good looks, it's no wonder that Peter Andre has legions of fans across the globe. Whilst once best known for producing chart-topping pop songs, selling millions of records worldwide and performing sell-out venues all over the world, in recent years he has shown himself to be a man of diverse talents. From presenting television shows to mastering ballroom dancing on Strictly Come Dancing; from launching a successful coffee shop business to the work he does for charities close to his heart.
In this warm and intimate book, Peter invites you to take a look behind the scenes of his incredible life. He'll talk about the highs and lows he has experienced: how he met and fell in love with his wife, Emily; his joy at the arrival of his daughter Amelia; the laughs and fun he has with his two older children, Junior and Princess and how his music has evolved to reflect a new period in his life. He'll also touch on the worst time of his life, when he lost his brother, Andrew, to cancer, the unbreakable bond he has with his family and what the future holds for him.
Packed with gorgeous colour photographs - many of them never seen before - this is a unique and very personal insight into the world of one of our best-loved celebrities.
Work Like a Woman is a bold manifesto about why the way we work now is in desperate need of change, how you can campaign to help make this happen and why we will all – men and women – profit from this.
Women today are working in a man’s culture - and it’s holding us back. In Work Like a Woman, Mary Portas examines the world of employment, how it works against women and what needs to change, as she tells the story of her career – and learning to rewrite the rules.
Taking us through her working life, Mary looks at a range of topics from workplace bullying and accessing promotion, to combining a career with children and the affect that getting divorced and becoming a single parent had on her professional life. Speaking candidly about the traps she fell into – from aping the behaviour seen in aggressive corporate environments to recreating a male working culture within her own business – Mary will explode the myth of women ‘having it all’. She will also track her evolution as a business leader and the decision to rebuild her company from the ground up on a model that today embraces female values.
Examining practical issues, including flexible working and equal pay, and also cultural ones - such as gender bias - Mary will argue for a revolution in the way we work.
Work Like a Woman is a manifesto for all: from young women entering the workforce and older women trying to integrate professional and family ambitions, to executives running businesses and creating best practice and the businesses that employ them. Honest, accessible and entertaining, it is a bold and inspiring vision of the future world of work.