2005-07-13

ESSENTIAL SUMMER READING


Darkhouse/Alex Barclay (著)
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ハードカバー: 400 p ; 出版社: HarperCollins ; ISBN: 0007195362 ; (2005/07/04)
In 1985 two disaffected teenage boys make a sinister pact, binding themselves together with a twisted but unbreakable loyalty that even death cannot undo.

Detective Joe Lucchesi has loyalties of his own. When a routine investigation comes to a violent and tragic end, he moves to protect his family. Leaving the NYPD and the country he loves for the safety of a quiet coastal village in southern Ireland, he seems to have found them a dream life.

But that's the thing about dreams; they can change in a heartbeat.

The Perfect 10/Louise Kean (著)
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ペーパーバック: 400 p ; 出版社: HarperCollins ; ISBN: 0007198922 ; (2005/07/04)
Ever since Eve took a bite out of the apple, women have had a complex relationship with food. Sunny Weston will drink to that, as long as it's only a black coffee - she's got no room for empty calories in her diet.

After years of struggling to be both big and bold, Sunny decided that there had to be more to life than the freedom of the biscuit-barrel. But with half her bodyweight gone and still in dogged pursuit of perfection, she starts to understand the truth of the old adage that happiness in life is a way of travelling, not just a destination. At her largest she felt virtually invisible, now she wishes she could find somewhere to hide, preferably in the arms of some strapping young man who loves her just for herself. Fat chance.

Instead she runs into a cynical loner with more than a touch of the Bogart about him and it looks unlikely to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Eat Me/Alexandra Antonioni (著)
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ペーパーバック: 320 p ; 出版社: HarperCollins Entertainment ; ISBN: 000720664X ; (2005/06/13)
From the early days of elegant dinner dates, post-coital snacks, and breakfast in bed, to lunch with the in-laws, a whole relationship can be plotted out according to what you're eating at the time and if it's handfuls of valium before you can face your lover's mother over the roast lamb, it's time to get out.

Alex Antonioni is a great believer in food as an aphrodisiac. Not just in the chemical properties of certain sea molluscs but in the whole sensual, luxurious ritual of cooking and eating. She uses her kitchen in much the same way that a spider uses a web and is now choosing to share her most seductive recipes with you.

So whilst the course of true love never did run smooth, you can always make the ride more enjoyable with a few well-chosen ingredients. Eat Me is a wonderful celebration of natural appetite and the body- okay, it might not be a temple, but it's your home. love it and enjoy it.

Gone With the Windsors/Laurie Graham (著)
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ハードカバー: 512 p ; 出版社: Perennial ; ISBN: 0007146752 ; (2005/07/04)
Royal scandals were not invented by the present incumbents of Buck House. Long before Charles and Camilla set tongues wagging, much journalistic ink was spilled over the playboy prince, Edward, and the ambitious and glamorous divorcee, Wallis Simpson.

Laurie Graham introduces us to Maybell Brumby, fictional best friend of Wally, to give us a hawk's eye view of the whole abdication crisis. Through these hilarious but ultimately quite poignant diaries, we get a fascinating insight on London of the thirties, where the popping of champagne corks distracted all our bright young things from the privations of life outside and the distant rumblings of war, for a while anyway.