All The Queen's Corgis

Corgis, dorgis and gundogs: The story of Elizabeth II and her most faithful companions
Author: Penny Junor
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147368675X
Category: Pets
Page: 224
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'It is actually a serious book, but it had me laughing out loud several times on the Tube. All mothers should receive one for Christmas.' Marcus Berkmann, Spectator Everyone who loves The Crown on Netflix will enjoy this celebration of Queen Elizabeth II and her beloved canine friends. The Queen has had corgis by her side ever since she was seven years old and persuaded her father to buy one for the family. She also has several dorgis (a cross resulting from an accidental liaison between one of the Queen's corgis and Princess Margaret's dachshund) and is a passionate breeder of gundogs. The dogs are the Queen's constant companions, travelling with her by air, road and rail, from one royal residence to another. She walks and feeds them herself, chooses names for them, and at the end of their days, buries them with personalised plaques to commemorate each individual. Penny Junor reveals the scraps and scrapes that the dogs have been involved in - the hierarchy amongst them, the corgis' feisty attitude to footmen and guests, gardeners and innocent passersby. This fascinating and affectionate look at the Queen and her most faithful companions is a book for dog lovers everywhere about what really makes our much-loved and longest reigning monarch truly light up.

Le chat du dalaï-lama

Roman
Author: David Michie
Publisher: Éditions AdA
ISBN: 2897336005
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
View: 5537
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Un chaton famélique est arraché des bidonvilles pour être transporté vers un somptueux sanctuaire par nul autre que le dalaï-lama. Ses yeux bleus, saisissants, découvriront bientôt tout de la vie du grand maître bouddhiste: une sagesse éternelle qui ne se révèle que dans les moments de grande tranquillité entre l’homme et l’animal. Vous suivrez le chat de Sa Sainteté tandis qu’il se frotte contre les vedettes de Hollywood, qu’il enseigne aux pieds des maîtres tibétains, et qu’il apprend ce qu’est la vie d’un bodhisattva au XXIe siècle. Vous comprendrez aussi pourquoi le statut de félin offre un point de vue unique sur la fragilité et la beauté qui résident en chaque être humain. Le chat du dalaï-lama est léger et amusant, mais renferme aussi des leçons spirituelles qui ne manqueront pas d’alimenter votre curiosité et votre réflexion.

HENRY THE QUEEN’S CORGI: A feel-good festive read to curl up with this Christmas!


Author: Georgie Crawley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008263140
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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A new face in the royal palace.

The Queen's Corgi

On Purpose
Author: David Michie
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401950965
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
View: 7401
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Rescued from unscrupulous breeders who plan to destroy him because of his floppy ear, when the Queen's littlest corgi arrives at Windsor Castle, he finds himself in a world of red carpets, gilded chambers - and not a pile of dirty laundry to be seen.Charming his way into the affections of the royal household, Nelson offers a dog's-eye view of life with the Queen. He eavesdrops on her encounters with celebrities, philanthropists and advisers, catching rare insights into the secrets of a purposeful life. Through one of Her Majesty's most mysterious advisers, he discovers how the ancient ways and powerful symbols continue to exert a transformative presence. He also becomes familiar with the Queen's most surprising quality: her gentle but firm expectation that everyone she encounters is striving to be the best that they can be.The Queen's Corgi bursts with zest, humour and adventure. Romping through the litany of Nelson's misdemeanours are a warm-heartedness and deep wisdom sure to delight anyone who has known the smiling face and warm tongue of a dog. It is not by chance that you hold this book in your hands.

Not in Front of the Corgis

Secrets of Life Behind the Royal Curtains
Author: Brian Hoey
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1849542481
Category: Humor
Page: 224
View: 6748
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The Windsors are England's most famous family, but what are they really like when they're out of the public gaze? Behind closed doors in every Royal residence, from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House, there are two families - one upstairs and one down - and nobody knows a Royal quite like a Royal servant, intimately acquainted as they are with every quirk, foible and eccentricity. And there are a fair few! This is the inside story of the Royal Family through the eyes of those who know them best, a sneak peek behind the ermine-trimmed curtains to reveal what they really get up to in their spare time. Are they just like us? Or are they are a world apart? Here are the answers to everything we've ever wondered about the Royals: which programmes does the Queen watch on TV? What music did the Queen Mother listen to? Who can drive and who can't? What is it like to attend a dinner party thrown by Charles and Camilla? Who are the most popular (and most unpopular!) Royals to work for and why? Not in Front of the Corgis is the real Upstairs Downstairs - a unique and fascinating collection of all the secrets you ever wanted to know about the Royal Family.

Barking at Winston


Author: Barry Stone
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780335032
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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When Bruce, an abandoned collie-cross puppy, is adopted by a lively family, he encounters more affection than ever before in his short life. With humour and a unique charm, he describes his life with his loving but troubled owners, and offers a sometimes hilarious insight into the world from a dog's point of view. But when the family is threatened, Bruce lends a paw, and uses his canine second sight to guide the family through some difficult times. Already a sleeper success, Barking At Winston is an authentic and endearing tale of one family and their canine friend.

Good Housekeeping


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Home economics
Page: N.A
View: 8831
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Pitié pour leurs âmes


Author: John Searles
Publisher: JC Lattès
ISBN: 2709646285
Category: Fiction
Page: 450
View: 7784
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Tout commence par un appel téléphonique, une nuit neigeuse de février. Couchée dans son lit, la jeune Sylvie Mason entend ses parents au téléphone à l’autre bout du couloir. Ce n’est pas la première fois qu’on les appelle si tard car ils ont une occupation pour le moins inhabituelle : ils prêtent main-forte aux « âmes tourmentées » pour les aider à retrouver la paix. Mais cette fois, Sylvie sent que cet appel n’est pas comme les autres, d’autant qu’on les convainc de se rendre à la vieille église à l’orée de la ville. Là, ses parents disparaissent, l’un après l’autre, par les portes rouges de l’édifice, laissant Sylvie seule dans la voiture. Bientôt, elle s’endort... réveillée un peu plus tard par des coups de feu. Au fil du roman, qui oscille entre les années ayant mené à cette nuit-là et les mois qui suivirent, la jeune Sylvie n’aura de cesse de chercher les réponses aux questions qui la harcèlent, quitte à découvrir des secrets qui hantent sa famille depuis des années. Alliant le sens dérangeant de l’étrange d’un Stephen King et la tendresse fantasque d’un John Irving, Pitié pour leurs âmes nous est raconté par la voix captivante d’une jeune héroïne bien décidée à découvrir la vérité sur ce qui s’est réellement passé cette nuit d’hiver. Traduit de l'anglais par Philippe Loubat-Delranc

La Reine des lectrices


Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
ISBN: 2072798442
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
View: 1165
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Que se passerait-il outre-Manche si Sa Majesté la Reine se découvrait une passion pour la lecture ? Si, d'un coup, rien n'arrêtait son insatiable soif de livres, au point qu'elle en vienne à négliger ses engagements royaux ? C'est à cette drôle de fiction que nous invite Alan Bennett, le plus grinçant des comiques anglais. Henry James, les sœurs Brontë, Jean Genet et bien d'autres défilent sous l'œil implacable d'Elizabeth, cependant que le monde so British de Buckingham Palace s'inquiète. Du valet de chambre au prince Philip, tous grincent des dents tandis que la royale passion littéraire met sens dessus dessous l'implacable protocole de la maison Windsor. Un succès mondial a récompensé cette joyeuse farce qui, par-delà la drôlerie, est aussi une belle réflexion sur le pouvoir subversif de la lecture.

Behind Palace Doors - My Service as the Queen Mother's Equerry


Author: Major Colin Burgess
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1782191615
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
View: 4203
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She was described as the most dangerous woman in Europe by Adolf Hitler; Noel Coward said people who spent any time with her were always reduced to 'gibbering worshippers'; she adored Margaret Thatcher and disliked Germans; she found the French comical and hankered for the old days of Empire and Commonwealth. Above all, though, she was loved by the nation and in this affectionate and often hilarious inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, her former equerry Major Colin Burgess reveals what life was like living with the most private of all the Royals. "Behind Palace Doors" is a unique and warmly remembered historic insight into one of our longest-surviving institutions. Constantly fascinating and packed with previously untold stories, this is also a celebration of a life gone - and a way of life fast disappearing.

All the Queen's Men

Inside the Royal Household
Author: Brian Hoey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Courts and courtiers
Page: 238
View: 2123
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The PLANET of the PUBLISHERS


Author: Jim ORE
Publisher: C. BOSLEY PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0992645891
Category: Fiction
Page: 60
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Science fiction for blokes – that’s what you get. If you’re a bloke and you want action and adventure and the odd joke to liven things up this series is designed to keep you entertained as it follows a group of enhanced humans and aliens through various adventures; all entities are represented as normal people doing reasonably normal things at one moment and travelling through dimensions, Time and galaxies the next.

The Queen's Houses


Author: Alan Titchmarsh
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448142954
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 5374
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The Queen’s life is dedicated to her public – every move is scrutinised, every word noted. But her homes are havens where peace can be found, away from watchful eyes; sanctuaries of private calm in a whirlwind life of public duty. In The Queen’s Houses, Alan Titchmarsh takes us on a tour of the royal residences, examining the personal family stories behind these magnificent buildings. Through personal reflections, interviews with royal staff and meticulous historical research, Alan looks beyond the formal grandeur of Buckingham Palace, the imposing structure of Windsor Castle and the private escape offered by Balmoral and others. Illustrated with intimate family photographs and evocative memorabilia, The Queen’s Houses offers a glimpse of life behind the state banquets and sovereign duties – a respectful study of the royal family at home.

Les miscellanées de Mr. Schott


Author: Ben Schott
Publisher: Editions Allia
ISBN: 9782844851987
Category: Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc
Page: 158
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" C'est une bien triste chose que de nos jours, il y ait si peu d'informations inutiles. " Oscar Wilde. " Un couteau suisse en forme de livre. " Elmar Krekeler, Die Welt. " .. vous, Monsieur, vous lisez les livres d'un bout à l'autre ? " Samuel Johnson. " Il n'a appris à lire qu'à moitié, celui qui n'a pas aussi appris l'art encore plus subtil de feuilleter & de sauter des pages. " Arthur Balfour. " Prenez garde à l'homme d'un seul livre. " Saint Thomas d'Aquin. " Si un livre vaut la peine d'être lu, il vaut la peine d'être acheté. " John Ruskin.

Cronin's Key (French Translation)


Author: N. R. Walker
Publisher: Blueheart Press
ISBN: 9781925886115
Category:
Page: 402
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L'inspecteur de la police de New York, Alec MacAidan a toujours été familier avec l'étrange. Après tout, sa vie n'est qu'une suite de phénomènes inexplicables. Mais quand un homme blessé lui laisse des indices cryptiques, puis est réduit en poussière devant lui, l'avis d'Alec sur le bizarre change pour toujours. Cronin est un vampire ancestral, qui a passé ces derniers mille ans à attendre Alec. On lui a dit que son destiné serait un homme armé d'un bouclier, mais il ne s'attendait pas à ce qu'il soit humain, et encore moins que ce bouclier soit un insigne de police. Les deux hommes, tenaces avec de fortes volontés, en sont encore à apprendre comment faire face à l'attirance liée au fait d'être destinés l'un à l'autre, quand le Destin les jette en plein mystère. La rumeur se propage rapidement, provoquant des troubles en Égypte. Des clans de vampires fuient après la nouvelle qu'un vampire aurait des dons pas comme les autres, s'acharnant à déclencher la colère de la Mort. Alec et Cronin sont plongés dans un monde étrange qu'Alec n'aurait jamais pu imaginer. Ce qu'il a appris à l'école sur les anciens pharaons et sur les dieux égyptiens était très loin de la vérité. Au lieu de ça, il découvre de première main que l'Histoire n'est pas toujours ce qu'elle semble être.

The Incredible and Funny Poetry Book


Author: Poeta de Cabra
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479755699
Category: Poetry
Page: 198
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Humor for adults only by Poeta De Cabra real name Stan Billing. A man from a small South Australian town. Just a regular guy with a wicked sense of humor, hard working fun loving poet.

Licorice All Sorts


Author: Poeta de Cabra
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483619338
Category: Humor
Page: 221
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Funny Poetry Book by Poeta De Cabra real name Stan Billing. A man from a small South Australian town. Just a regular guy with a wicked sense of humor, hard working fun loving poet.

Les Miscellanées sportives de Mr. Schott


Author: Ben Schott
Publisher: Sous-Sol
ISBN: 2364682827
Category: Fiction
Page: 162
View: 1706
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Peut-être le plus ludique d'entre eux, ce nouvel opus rassemble des fragments de savoir, aussi utiles qu'inutiles, du monde des sports, des jeux et des loisirs ! Dans quel autre ouvrage sportif vous expliquera-t-on les règles du polo à dos d'éléphant, le lien entre les mots croisés et le diable ou encore pourquoi le surf est le "sport des rois' à Hawaï ? Où pourrez-vous trouver, si ce n'est dans Les Miscellanées sportives, le détail des tatouages du footballeur David Beckham aux côtés d'une table de calcul permettant de déterminer vos chances de réaliser un double six aux dés ? Pas besoin d'être un inconditionnel du sport pour profiter de cette irrésistible collection de petits riens essentiels. Ben Schott nous offre avec humour un recueil de futilités qui peuvent s'avérer précieuses.

The Autobiography of The Queen


Author: Emma Tennant
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1448209889
Category: Fiction
Page: 210
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The Queen goes AWOL. No one can find her: where is she going and why ? In Emma Tennant's hilarious 'autobiography' of Queen Elizabeth, the monarch moves to the Caribbean island of St Lucia, where, after more than half a century on the throne, she can recall the years of her reign in peace and tranquillity. But the house is no more than a hole in the ground, her servants are gone and no one knows that 'Mrs Gloria Smith' is the Queen of England. The Queen quickly realizes she has a lot to learn about living life as a commoner. The story of the sovereign's new life in St Lucia is a funny and touching account of the friendship, sometimes contentious and on occasion baffling, between Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and a young St Lucian, Austin Ford. How the Queen reacts to her new life- and how she changes as a result- make The Autobiography of the Queen a hilarious and moving tale, in which her need for her subjects is a marked as their dependence on her staying on the throne. "A quiet, quirky charm" - The Times