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Acting in Love
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Acting in Love

By Ernest Pick

Roger, a well-known tv actor on the soap Babylon Revisited, meets Denise on vacation in Nassau. Denise manages the dolphin show for the resort, but is, in fact, a frustrated actress. Roger says he will find work for her on TV. The novel flows in three parts: Part One: Keely (played by Denise) has a sister who is murdered in Babylon Revisited in a highly unusual manner. Roger (playing Armand, a private eye) will uncover the murderer whose exceptional use of a dog bearing a virus makes the murder happen. Part Two: Roger (playing Benjamin) and Denise star in a full-length play heading for Broadway called Wars of Independence. Denise plays the role of Marcella, a student at the college where Roger is teaching. They fall in love and after a rather torturous relationship, marry. Marcella cheats on Benjamin. Benjamin, incensed and brooding, plans revenge and finds a way to pay back his unfaithful spouse in a most unusual, brutal manner. Part Three: Roger and Denise have a rocky personal relationship outside of their work. Intimacy is an issue for Roger. Can they succeed despite this impediment? ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ernest Pick was born in Prague. He emigrated to the United States as a boy, studied at the University of Pennsylvania (as well as a year at the University of London), went on to take a doctorate in French after studying at the University of Bordeaux, then Nancy. He taught at Lake Erie College, became director of their mandatory study abroad program, was hired to direct the international programs of the 34 colleges and universities in the State of Georgia System, and subsequently taught also at Georgia Perimeter College. He is married, lives in Atlanta, and has a daughter, Elisabeth, who lives in Ohio. He has been writing plays, poetry and an occasional novel throughout his lifetime. He often wonders whether he is living in a parallel universe.

$16.20

Spoilt For Choice
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Spoilt For Choice

By Carol Margaret Tetlow

Long distance relationships rarely work and when Ed Diamond's girlfriend moves away, expecting him to follow her, he realises it is time to call it a day. He throws himself into work and before he knows it becomes the unwelcome recipient of the unwanted advances of an elderly patient's niece. Clare Jennings, one of Ed's work colleagues is over the moon to find out that she is expecting a baby but her pregnancy is fraught with worries from the beginning. Through Clare, Ed meets Zoe, Clare's consultant and they rapidly become close. When Clare is rushed into the operating theatre, Ed dashes to the hospital to be with Zoe but there is a terrible accident.… Who survives? Will Teviotdale medical centre lose not one but two of its most valued doctors? And what about the baby? ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carol Margaret Tetlow retired from general practice two years ago and now spends her time writing and playing tennis. She lives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with nine donkeys, two ponies, four Labradors, two cats and one very long suffering husband.

$19.30

Too Close For Comfort
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Too Close For Comfort

By Carol Margaret Tetlow

No matter how good a doctor you are, it is so hard to look after someone you are emotionally attached to. For a start, you don't want them to be seriously ill and common sense flies out of the window. Ellie is back in her home town, finishing her training to become a GP and delighted to be nearer to her parents. She has a new home, she's reunited with an old friend from medical school days and there is the excitement of a passionate and illicit affair. Life is good. But both her parents are trying to protect her from an awful secret. When Ellie finds out and the situation turns out to be far worse than anyone expected, she has to face the realisation that things are going to change forever. This is the third of five books in the popular Teviotdale medical centre series. The first two, Out of Practice and Faith Hope and Clarity are available now. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carol Margaret Tetlow retired from general practice two years ago and now spends her time writing and playing tennis. She lives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with nine donkeys, two ponies, four Labradors, two cats and one very long suffering husband.

$20.86

Des ravioli aux escalopes à la crème en passant par le couscous
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Des ravioli aux escalopes à la crème en passant par le couscous

By Marie-Claude Jouvet

Et bien non, ce livre n'en est pas un de recettes de cuisine, mais plutôt une saga familiale aux multiples rebondissements. De parents italiens, mais née en Algérie, Hélène, une femme haute en couleurs et merveilleuse conteuse, nous entraîne dès les premières pages dans un monde digne du moyen âge alors que seulement un peu plus de cent ans se sont écoulés. Page après page, c'est toute l'édification d'une famille qu'on découvre, avec ses apports tellement divers, ses caractères, ses aspirations, ses désillusions aussi, ses échecs et ses réussites. Chacun de nous est unique, tellement différent de tous les autres et en même temps un amalgame de toutes ces richesses que nous transmet notre famille. C'est ce que l'auteure nous fait découvrir à travers ce récit, en grande partie tiré de faits réels. Guidée par de nombreux documents, elle nous fait revivre les péripéties de sa famille depuis ses arrière-grands-parents jusqu'à sa propre naissance et celle de ses sœurs. À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR : Née à Rouen, en France, en février 1946, Marie-Claude Jouvet a vécu les vingts premières années de sa vie dans sa Normandie natale. Puis elle immigre au Québec après son premier mariage, province canadienne où elle vit depuis. Elle publie un premier livre en 1980, " Mon accouchement, c'est mon Affaire " aux éditions La Liberté, ouvrage dénonçant la médicalisation de la naissance, puis un livre pour enfant " La naissance de Julie " également aux éditions La Liberté. Elle travaillera pendant quelques années comme journaliste à la pige et participera à plusieurs colloques et forums concernant l'humanisation de la naissance. Aujourd'hui retraitée très active, elle continue d'écrire tout en consacrant beaucoup de temps à la musique et à la chorale qu'elle co-dirige. Lauréate de deux 1er prix et d'un 2e prix des concours du Conservatoire Musica de Paris, Marie-Claude Jouvet a une bonne formation en piano et l'enseigne depuis plus de trente ans. Ses études musicales l'ont bien préparée à ce nouveau rôle de directrice qu'elle partage avec Louise Morissette depuis 2009.

$21.13