The Last Resort

A Zimbabwe Memoir
Author: Douglas Rogers
Publisher: Short Books
ISBN: 1907595112
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 356
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WINNER, BEST TRAVEL BOOK 2010 - BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS "A memoir that is both funny and deeply moving... Rogers' compassion, humour and frequent bemusement give this heart-stoppingly good book its life force." The Times In The Last Resort, journalist Douglas Rogers tells the eye-opening, harrowing and, at times, surprisingly funny story of his parents' struggle for survival in war-torn Zimbabwe. For many years, Lyn and Ros Rogers were the owners of Drifters, a famous game farm and backpacker lodge in the eastern mountains. But when President Robert Mugabe launched his violent land reclamation programme, everything changed. The Rogers found their home under siege, their friends and neighbours expelled, and their lives in danger. But instead of leaving, as their son pleaded with them to do, they hauled out a shotgun and stayed. Soon afterwards, Douglas returns to find the country of his birth in chaos, and his home transformed into something between a Marx Brothers romp and the Heart of Darkness: marijuana has supplanted maize in the fields; hookers have replaced gap-year kids as guests; soldiers, spies and teenage diamond dealers down beers at the bar. Beyond the farm gates, armed war veterans loyal to Mugabe circle like hungry lions. And yet, in spite of it all, the Rogers - with the help of friends and locals, black political dissidents among them - hold on. And Douglas begins to see his parents in a new light: unbowed, even heroic. In the process he learns that the "big story" he had pursued throughout his adult life was actually happening in his own backyard. The Last Resort is an inspiring, edgy roller-coaster adventure, but also a deeply moving testament to the love and loyalty inspired by Zimbabwe and her people.

The Last Resort

Photographs of New Brighton
Author: Martin Parr
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 82
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When Martin Parr's The Last Resort was first published and exhibited in 1986, it divided critics and audiences alike. Some saw it as the finest achievement to date of colour photography in Britain whilst others viewed it as an aberration. In hindsight, there is little doubt that it transformed documentary photography in Britain and placed Parr amongst the world's leading photographers. A highly collectable edition of a book that is now considered a classic.

The Last Resort


Author: J. Patrick Lewis
Publisher: Creative Editions
ISBN: 9781568461724
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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Aided by Roberto Innocenti's enchanting illustrations, readers can join J. Patrick Lewis's narrator in puzzling out the literary identities of the visitors at a peculiar seaside resort.

The Last Resort

A Novel
Author: Alison Lurie
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453271236
Category: Fiction
Page: 302
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A Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s “sparkling, smart” tale of an aging writer and his younger wife looking for new life—or a way to end it—in Key West (The New York Times). Every schoolboy in America knows the work of author Wilkie Walker, who won fame and fortune with his accessible nature books. But as he turns seventy, his renown is nearly gone. Now he sits up at night torturing himself with fears that his career was a waste, his talent is gone, and his body destroyed by cancer. His wife, Jenny, twenty-five years younger, can tell only that he is out of sorts. She has no idea her husband is on the verge of giving up on life. When Jenny suggests spending the winter in Key West, Wilkie goes along with it. After all, if you need to plan a fatal “accident,” Florida is a perfectly good place to do so. And when they touch down in the sunshine state, the Walkers find it’s not too late to live life—or end it—however they damn well please. The National Book Award–shortlisted author of Foreign Affairs Affairs, The War Between the Tates, and The Last Resort writes a “sparkling, smart . . . highly volatile” novel (The New York Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s collection.

The Last Resort

A Mystery
Author: Carmen Posadas
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588364658
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Rafael Molinet Rojas, an inconspicuous Spaniard living in London, regrettably finds that there is nothing worth living for when his closest companion–his mother–dies. Hoping to make a dignified–and, although he won’t admit it, dramatic–exit from this world, Molinet plots his escape, picking an elegant setting for his suicide via sleeping pills: Morocco’s L’Hirondelle d’Or, one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. There, he will be able to forget his cares, drape himself in a white caftan, and try to make a little money playing backgammon before he does himself in. The day before his trip, Molinet has a lunch date with his vivacious niece–who enthralls him with the story of a scandalous and deeply suspicious death. Jaime Valdés, high society lothario, has seemingly choked to death in the presence of both his mistress and his wife, but all of Spain is atwitter with the possibility of murder. Coincidentally, when he arrives at the spa, Molinet realizes that the stylish woman sitting by the pool is none other than Valdés’s widow. And when a throng of gossipy Europeans arrive on the scene, it quickly becomes clear that despite its air of tranquility, many sinister things are happening at L’Hirondelle. Before he knows it, Molinet’s eavesdropping leads to a startling turn of events. Internationally bestselling author Carmen Posadas has created a corrosive and witty high society whodunit in the vein of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. The Last Resort mixes poolside cocktails and acid-laced gossip with privilege and murder to marvelous effect. From the Hardcover edition.

The Last Resort

Taking the Mississippi Cure
Author: Norma Watkins
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604739787
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Raised under the racial segregation that kept her family's southern country hotel afloat, Norma Watkins grows up listening at doors, trying to penetrate the secrets and silences of the black help and of her parents' marriage. Groomed to be an ornament to white patriarchy, she sees herself failing at the ideal of becoming a southern lady. The Last Resort, her compelling memoir, begins in childhood at Allison's Wells, a popular Mississippi spa for proper white people, run by her aunt. Life at the rambling hotel seems like paradise. Yet young Norma wonders at a caste system that has colored people cooking every meal while forbidding their sitting with whites to eat. Once integration is court-mandated, her beloved father becomes a stalwart captain in defense of Jim Crow as a counselor to fiery, segregationist Governor Ross Barnett. His daughter flounders, looking for escape. A fine house, wonderful children, and a successful husband do not compensate for the shock of Mississippi's brutal response to change, daily made manifest by the men in her home. A sexually bleak marriage only emphasizes a growing emotional emptiness. When a civil rights lawyer offers love and escape, does a good southern lady dare leave her home state and closed society behind? With humor and heartbreak, The Last Resort conveys at once the idyllic charm and the impossible compromises of a lost way of life.

The Last Resort


Author: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447216296
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
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?I can?t live with guilt, and I have felt guilty enough to die . . .? Writer Christine Hall?s own loving relationships and empathetic intelligence make her the perfect confidante for a group of friends: architect Eric Aveling ? whose wife Lois is dying, Junius Evans, Aveling?s flamboyant business partner, and, above all, eccentric, impulsive Celia Baird. When death forces a realignment of relationships within the group even the perceptive Christine is not prepared for the final outcome. Moving between London and a south coast seaside town, The Last Resort is a sensitive and vividly human exploration of the hidden side of marriage, where dark undercurrents of duty, guilt, secrecy and loneliness can all play a part in deviating the course of love and influencing the choices that life thrusts upon us.

Love, Lust & the Last Resort


Author: Chris McNamee
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1300411260
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Last Resort


Author: R.S. Kovach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501145657
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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From the winner of the XOXO Connects flash fiction contest comes a story about an uber-focused executive knocked off her stride by a riding accident and then swept off her feet when she least expects it! Alejandra Barros doesn’t know the meaning of failure until fate pulls the rug right out from under her Louboutin stilettos. Board of Directors’ meetings, corporate takeovers, and jet setting around the globe don’t allow for much of a personal life—and even Ali’s limited free time is dedicated to her beloved horses, show jumping at a championship level. When a freak riding accident shatters her wrist and messes with her confidence at work, her boss mandates a month-long hiatus. If she wants to save her career, she has no choice but to go. Pebble Creek Lodge is not far from Denver, but the high-end retreat might as well be a world away from the frenzied pace of Manhattan. From the moment she arrives, Ali feels so out of place she’s practically ready to skip the whole “required recovery” nonsense and hop on the next plane back to New York. The only thing stopping her is the ranch hand Hank Mathis and his perfectly chiseled abs, which are intriguing and delicious enough to make her linger. By the time Ali admits she’s in a bit of a funk, not even the moral and physical support of a gorgeous cowboy is enough to bring her back to her old self—especially when the object of her desires is secretly battling his own demons. To get her life back on track, Ali will have to decide what it is she’s really fighting to regain and what it will take to find it—or she’ll risk losing the one thing that could truly make her happy.

The Last Resort

A Seduction in Woodstock
Author: Betsy Oden
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452057699
Category: Fiction
Page: 236
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It's the early 1970's in Woodstock - four years after the famous Music and Arts Festival of 1969. Jill and Gary, a suburbanite couple, are seeking to invigorate a marriage filled with disillusionment. Enticed by a Village Voice newspaper ad that promises them an 'extraordinary' experience, they visit the Del Prado hotel in Woodstock. The hotel is known for its alternative philosophy and lifestyle, providing a supportive space for experimentation with new lifestyles and practices - in a setting that affords privacy from the outside world. This experimentation includes open sex and drugs as part of the search for self-actualization and fulfillment. As Jill and Gary begin their journey of exploration the tension in their marriage surfaces. Gary is threatened by Jill's new openness while at the same time becoming seduced himself by the sex and drugs. Now unsure of himself, he becomes involved in a shady drug deal with someone he has just met at the hotel. He heads to New York City with this virtual stranger, leaving Jill to fend for herself in this new environment.

The Last Resort


Author: Marissa Stapley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501188089
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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From bestselling author Marissa Stapley comes a gripping novel about marriage, loyalty, and the deadly secrets that unravel over the course of a two-week couples’ therapy retreat in Mexico. We all have thirteen secrets. Five stay buried forever, but the rest will be revealed. Miles Markell is missing, and everyone is a suspect. To the guests at The Harmony Resort, Doctors Miles and Grace Markell appear to be a perfect power couple. They run a couples’ therapy retreat in a luxurious resort in the Mayan Riviera where they help spouses deal with their marriage struggles. Johanna and Ben’s relationship looks great on the surface, but in reality, they don’t know each other at all. Shell and Colin fight constantly—Colin is a workaholic, and Shell always comes second—but what has really torn them apart is too devastating to talk about. When both couples begin Harmony’s intensive therapy program, it becomes clear that Harmony is not all that it seems—and neither are Miles and Grace. What are they hiding, and what price will these couples pay for finding out their secrets? As a powerful hurricane descends on the coast, trapping both the hosts and their guests, confidences are revealed, loyalties are tested, and not one single person—or marriage—will ever be the same. A gripping exploration of relationships and trust, The Last Resort is a propulsive read about all the big truths we hide, even from ourselves.

The Last Resort


Author: Pam Fish
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1467009318
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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"Diane? Get back in the house, you''''ll drown out here." The familiar voice echoed from her past. Trembling, both from the intensity of the storm and Peters sudden appearance, she turned and ran towards the house ahead of him, her emotions now revolving through happiness to anger and back again. Typical, she thought crossly as he politely stood on the threshold. But, his intense blue eyes found hers. As always, Peter was reading into her very soul, recognising her years of sorrow and despair. . . . . . . their stories begin. Dianes early years and later when Peters life tangled with hers. More than thirty years, are about to unfold and be laid bare. Broken marriages; kidnap; abuse; attempted rape; a fight out of the black abyss of alcoholism and Peters staunch support from Linda, the child who entered his life like a guardian angel. Dianes stories are woven through a bold tapestry of babies growing up, marriages, and the births of a second generation, whilst Peters are told against the spectacular backdrop of the Dolomites. With Dianes steadfast commitment to family life in England, always at odds with Peters passion for the freedom of a less conventional life in Italy, it appears they are destined to remain apart . .

The Last Resort


Author: Jaqueline Girdner
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497628652
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Kate Jasper, Marin County, California’s own organically grown amateur sleuth, is back in this second mystery in the series. The good news in The Last Resort is that Kate has finally divorced her husband, Craig, and is enjoying a platonic friendship with her now ex‐husband, happy in her own new love life. The bad news is that Craig has been dating his divorce attorney, Suzanne Sorenson. Suzanne is everything Kate is not: tall, blond, elegant, ambitious, and ruthless. And now, Suzanne is dead as well, strangled on her late night jog while vacationing with Craig at a vegetarian health resort. Craig is suspected of Suzanne’s murder by the local police and begs Kate to help exonerate him. Kate reluctantly agrees and checks herself into Spa Sante to investigate. Raw vegetables were never so dangerous.

The Last Resort

Scenes from a Transient Hotel
Author: Aggie Max
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 175
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The Last Resort is the story of a woman just minutes from life on the street, writing from a run-down transient hotel in the inner city. It is the true, hard, wickedly funny story of Aggie Max. Filled with every kind of pestilence imaginable, the hotel is a hell of sorts, but Max's rage and talent make her the Dante of this particular Inferno. The everyday events she writes about not only take readers into the heartless heart of the hotel (including its insane inhabitants, broken plumbing, and routine riots), but also show us a woman who conquers her own demons, refusing to be defined by her poverty.

The Last Resort Library


Author: Irving Finkel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904999416
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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The library is situated, said the short entry in the Guide to British Libraries A-L, in pleasant rolling countryside not too far from Hereford, and is perhaps most readily accessible by private motor vehicle. This statement was quite accurate. Inaccessibility had always been one of the Library's most prized qualities. The Last Resort Library was founded in 1962, and is a forward-looking institution with very much its own sense of mission, it continued. The truth was that the Guide compiler had never heard of the Library himself, but someone had mentioned it to him right at the last minute, and he was improvising while correcting proofs. Researchers should be aware that, despite the size of the Library's holdings, there is no published catalogue of any kind. That's what he had been told, and it seemed only sensible to make a formal note of it. - Prologue

The Last Resort: Unarmored Grappling and Dagger Combat


Author: Hugh Knight
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 055735384X
Category:
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Before the Last Resort

3 Simple Questions to Rescue Your Marriage
Author: George Kenworthy
Publisher: Family Life Publishing
ISBN: 9781602000926
Category: Religion
Page: 198
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A remake of Marriage Makeover. This version challenges couples to rethink ending their marriages in light of what the Bible teaches. New section of advice offers ideas for how to help a hurting marriage of a friend or family member.

Last Resort

The Financial Crisis and the Future of Bailouts
Author: Eric A. Posner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022642023X
Category: Law
Page: 272
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The bailouts during the recent financial crisis enraged the public. They felt unfair—and counterproductive: people who take risks must be allowed to fail. If we reward firms that make irresponsible investments, costing taxpayers billions of dollars, aren’t we encouraging them to continue to act irresponsibly, setting the stage for future crises? And beyond the ethics of it was the question of whether the government even had the authority to bail out failing firms like Bear Stearns and AIG. The answer, according to Eric A. Posner, is no. The federal government freely and frequently violated the law with the bailouts—but it did so in the public interest. An understandable lack of sympathy toward Wall Street has obscured the fact that bailouts have happened throughout economic history and are unavoidable in any modern, market-based economy. And they’re actually good. Contrary to popular belief, the financial system cannot operate properly unless the government stands ready to bail out banks and other firms. During the recent crisis, Posner agues, the law didn’t give federal agencies sufficient power to rescue the financial system. The legal constraints were damaging, but harm was limited because the agencies—with a few exceptions—violated or improvised elaborate evasions of the law. Yet the agencies also abused their power. If illegal actions were what it took to advance the public interest, Posner argues, we ought to change the law, but we need to do so in a way that also prevents agencies from misusing their authority. In the aftermath of the crisis, confusion about what agencies did do, should have done, and were allowed to do, has prevented a clear and realistic assessment and may hamper our response to future crises. Taking up the common objections raised by both right and left, Posner argues that future bailouts will occur. Acknowledging that inevitability, we can and must look ahead and carefully assess our policy options before we need them.

Last Resort

Psychosurgery and the Limits of Medicine
Author: Jack D. Pressman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521524599
Category: Medical
Page: 576
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This book, first published in 1998, revisits the period in the 1940s and 1950s when many Americans were operated on for mental illness.