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An internationally heralded debut novel of extraordinary warmth, insight and humanity that will appeal to readers who loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Still Alice: Elizabeth Is Missing is at once a page-turning mystery that takes us from post-war Britain to the present day and a piercingly honest portrait of love and memory, families and aging through the lens of an unforgettable protagonist who will seize your heart--an elderly woman descending into forgetfulness, as she embarks alone on a quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared. Maud, an aging grandmother, is slowly losing her memory--and her grip on everyday life. Notes fill her pockets and dot the walls of her home, increasingly crucial reminders of the immediate world. Most crucial is the fact that she can't find her only friend--Elizabeth has disappeared: she isn't answering the phone and doesn't seem to be at her house. Maud, convinced Elizabeth is in terrible danger, refuses to forget her even if her frustrated daughter, Helen, her carer, Carla, and the police won't listen and won't help. Armed with an overwhelming feeling that Elizabeth desperately needs her help, Maud sets out to find her. And, unexpectedly, her search triggers an old and powerful memory of another unsolved disappearance--that of her sister, Sukey, who vanished more than 50 years ago, shortly after the Second World War. As long-ago memories emerge, Maud begins to uncover forgotten clues to her sister's disappearance and to piece together the mystery that has haunted her family for decades, discovering new momentum in her search for her friend. Could the mystery of Sukey's disappearance hold the key to finding Elizabeth?
Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up and fought for what she believed in. From an early age, she knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than accept her lesser status, Elizabeth went to college and later gathered other like-minded women to challenge the right to vote. Here is the inspiring story of an extraordinary woman who changed America forever because she wouldn't take "no" for an answer.
If she can make it there... When Elizabeth Wakefield wins a summer fellowship to produce her own play in New York City, no one is more surprised than she is. It's an offer Elizabeth can't refuse, even though she and Tom Watts vowed to spend the summer together. So Tom gives up his prestigious summer internship to be with her! Will Elizabeth have to give up something in return -- and make a sacrifice she's not yet ready for?
Elizabeth Wakefield can't wait for the next class trip. She's going to get to see a taping of her favorite TV show, Dr Snapturtle's Animal Hour. The trip is a lot of fun until Elizabeth overhears Dr. Snapturtle yelling at his trusty dog, Duke. Then she doesn't know what to think. How could her hero be so mean?
Spending the summer helping people and making new friends ... what could be cooler? From the personal journal of soon-to-be-eighth grader Elizabeth Wakefield: I came to Costa Rica to work hard and help people. But what do I get? A nonstop party.
Many are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. But it is often forgotten that the life of the first Tudor queen, Elizabeth of York, Henry's mother and Elizabeth's grandmother, spanned one of England's most dramatic and perilous periods. Now New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir presents the first modern biography of this extraordinary woman, whose very existence united the realm and ensured the survival of the Plantagenet bloodline. Her birth was greeted with as much pomp and ceremony as that of a male heir. The first child of King Edward IV, Elizabeth enjoyed all the glittering trappings of royalty. But after the death of her father; the disappearance and probable murder of her brothers--the Princes in the Tower; and the usurpation of the throne by her calculating uncle Richard III, Elizabeth found her world turned upside-down: She and her siblings were declared bastards. As Richard's wife, Anne Neville, was dying, there were murmurs that the king sought to marry his niece Elizabeth, knowing that most people believed her to be England's rightful queen. Weir addresses Elizabeth's possible role in this and her covert support for Henry Tudor, the exiled pretender who defeated Richard at the Battle of Bosworth and was crowned Henry VII, first sovereign of the House of Tudor. Elizabeth's subsequent marriage to Henry united the houses of York and Lancaster and signaled the end of the Wars of the Roses. For centuries historians have asserted that, as queen, she was kept under Henry's firm grasp, but Weir shows that Elizabeth proved to be a model consort--pious and generous--who enjoyed the confidence of her husband, exerted a tangible and beneficial influence, and was revered by her son, the future King Henry VIII. Drawing from a rich trove of historical records, Weir gives a long overdue and much-deserved look at this unforgettable princess whose line descends to today's British monarch--a woman who overcame tragedy and danger to become one of England's most beloved consorts. Praise for Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn, named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Chicago Tribune "This nuanced, smart, and assertive biography reclaims the life of a Tudor matriarch."--Publishers Weekly "Weir has achieved the enviable skill of blending the necessary forensic and analytical tasks of academia with the passionate engagement that avocational history lovers crave."--Bookreporter "Top-notch . . . This book further proves that [Weir] is a historian of the highest caliber."--Washington Independent Review of Books "A refreshing change from recent books on the subject . . . If you want to learn more about this often-maligned woman of the sixteenth century, this is a must-read."--The Free Lance-Star "Weir's research is always first-rate and her narratives accessible. In her latest book, the author has to navigate the historical minefields of gossip, fiction, and conjecture to finally get at the truth."--Tucson Citizen "Engaging . . . Weir matches her usual professional skills in research and interpretation to her customary, felicitous style."--Booklist
Elizabeth's new advice column is a big hit at Sweet Valley School. She is excited with her success. But soon she runs out of answers and her advice causes problems instead of solving them. Can she get out of this mess?
From National Velvet to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, through eight marriages, White Diamonds, and years of tireless humanitarian work, Elizabeth Taylor achieved truly iconic status. She made her screen debut in 1942 and ever after the public has been enamored of the famously violet-eyed legend. Why we love her is easy to seeOCowe were astonished by her beauty, engrossed by her movie performances, and fascinated by herajet-setting lifestyle. This little book offers up more reminders of why, for more than seventy years, we always loved Elizabeth Taylor. "
A film retrospective that spans Taylor's 70-year career featuring ?behind-the-scenesOCO stories and rare photos. "
"Shimmering in blue sequins and periwinkle eye shadow, Elizabeth Taylor strode onto the stage of the Mark Hellinger Theater to present the 1981 Antoinette Perry Award for Broadway's best musical...As she started to speak, the entire audience suddenly rose to give her a standing ovation. Wildly cheering, the crowd paid homage to the woman whose beauty had for so long enchanted the America. Now ripe and opulent at forty-nine, she no longer looked like the little girl who had ridden to glory in National Velvet; but the audience did not care, She could still bestow a touch of magic."--from the preface This biography of Elizabeth Taylor tells her story as no other can. Drawing on extensive reporting and interviews, Kitty Kelley's classic portrait follows the rise, fall, and rebirth of the woman who was perhaps Hollywood's brightest star. Now with a new Afterword by the author, this is the definitive record of Elizabeth Taylor's fascinating life.
From her fairytale childhood to her impressive array of movies and marriages, Elizabeth Taylor's life, both on and off the screen, has enchanted, saddened, appalled, and entertained us for the past seven decades.Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend -- the first new biography to be published following her death -- strips away the Hollywood veneer to reveal the woman as she really was. Through his incredible depth of knowledge, biographer David Bret sheds new light on the Elizabeth Taylor we thought we knew: her feud with Louis B. Mayer, her friendship with Montgomery Clift, the abuse she suffered at the hands of Nicky Hilton, the real story behind the Taylor-Fisher-Reynolds love triangle -- and, of course, her epic relationship with Richard Burton, just as stormy in real life as it was on film. With compassion and admiration, Bret describes Taylor's later years, including her fight for AIDS awareness and support for gay rights, her strange friendship with Michael Jackson, and her deteriorating health leading up to her untimely death on March 23, 2011.Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend is a shockingly honest, richly detailed book about one of the greatest Hollywood superstars of all time.
From the time she appeared in National Velvet, the film that skyrocketed her to international fame at age twelve in 1944, until her death, Elizabeth Taylor's beauty, allure, and personal strength captivated the world. In a career that spanned more than sixty years, she brought her raw talent and magnetism to bear in now classic films such as Father of the Bride, Suddenly, Last Summer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Giant, Cleopatra, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Off screen, she lived just as passionately. That intensity brought her enormous joy and pain--and notoriety, whether it was from her vast collections of extraordinary fine jewelry and art to her battles with addiction and ill heath, from her internationally recognized humanitarian efforts on behalf of AIDS to her scandalous love affairs and seven highly scrutinized marriages.This anthology reveals the candor and honesty with which the actress led her extraordinary life. Here are Elizabeth's first-person reflections on her childhood, career, love and marriages, motherhood, beauty, aging, extravagances, charity, and sense of self. Whether witty or poignant, these words are always demonstrative of her generous, unapologetic, and fiercely determined nature, reflecting the essence of a great star and legendary modern woman.
Elizabeth Lancaster, an English professor at Pasadena City College, finds her perfectly dull but perfectly orchestrated life upended one summer by three men: her movie-star ex-husband, a charming political operative, and William Shakespeare. Until now, she'd been content living in the shadow of her high-profile and highly accomplished family. Then her college boyfriend and one-time husband of seventeen months, A-list action star FX Fahey, shows up with a job offer that she can't resist, and Elizabeth's life suddenly gets a whole lot more interesting. She's off to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the summer to make sure FX doesn't humiliate himself in an avant-garde production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.As she did so skillfully with her first novel, Helen of Pasadena, which spent more than a year on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list, Lian Dolan spins a lively, smart, and very funny tale of a woman reinventing her life in unexpected ways.Lian Dolan is also the co-author of The Satellite Sisters' Uncommon Senses. As part of the Satellite Sisters, Lian and her four sisters found national acclaim first on NPR, then on ABC Radio and XM Satellite Radio. She also creates the popular podcast and blog Chaos Chronicles.
Elizabeth Wakefield and her friends are walking on the beach one stormy afternoon when they witness a terrible surfing accident. Denny Jacobson is drowning! Elizabeth dives into the water and saves him. Now Elizabeth is a hero. Her picture's in the newspaper, and Denny showers her with gifts and attention. But Janet Howell, president of the Unicorns, is mad! She's got a big crush on Denny and is determined to make Elizabeth's life miserable. Elizabeth decides being a hero stinks. How can she possibly get Denny -- and now Janet -- to leave her alone? Finally she and Jessica cook up a brilliant plan to get rid of them both, but it might mean putting Elizabeth in danger!
Elizabeth is selected for "Model Student of the Year" at Sweet Valley Middle School. But Elizabeth lets this get to her head. She starts treating people as if she's superior to them.
My object then is to extract and expound the most ordinary beliefs about the constitution of the world as pictured in the Elizabethan age and through this exposition to help the ordinary reader to understand and to enjoy the great writers of the age. In attempting this I have incidentally brought together a number of pieces of elementary lore which I have not found assembled elsewhere. This book may actually be a convenient factual aid to the bare construing of some of Spenser or Donne or Milton.
When Elizabeth Wakefield breaks her arm, she starts getting a lot of attention. This makes her twin sister, Jessica, so angry that she votes against Elizabeth in an important class election. Now Elizabeth is upset. Is this the beginning of the twins' biggest feud ever?
In love with her horseback riding lessons and her horse Puddles, Elizabeth Wakefield dreams of competing in horse shows, that is until Puddles throws her and Elizabeth decides to never ride again.
While hosting Kristoff, a member of a team of East German gymnasts, the Wakefields find themselves involved in international politics when their guest decides to defect.
[From the back Cover) "Identical twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are taking piano lessons. Jessica loves them. Elizabeth hates them. They can't stop fighting about it. Elizabeth is doubly mad because Jessica bullied her into taking the lessons. Now the twins are supposed to play a duet at a recital. The better Jessica plays, the worse Elizabeth does. Will Elizabeth get her revenge by ruining Jessica's big day--on purpose?" Bookshare has over a hundred more books about the Sweet Valley twins Jessica and Elizabeth from their elementary school days through their college years.
Elizabeth is thrilled to be a junior counselor at Camp Echo Mountain in Montana! Best of all, Elizabeth is reunited with Maria Slater, one of her closest friends from middle school, who's also a counselor. But when Maria introduces Elizabeth to her best friend Nicole Banes, it's hate at first sight. And now the two girls are falling for the same guy.
Dear Diary, Todd and I are finished! I've never been more miserable in my life. It all started when I found a letter on his desk from a girl in Vermont. It sounded more than friendly, if you know what I mean. I should trust Todd, but he didn't make things better by getting mad at me for being a snoop (as he put it). I know what you're thinking, Diary. I have no right to complain. When Todd was gone, I let Nicholas Morrow kiss me. I even fell in love with Jeffrey French. But Todd doesn't know the worst. Only you, Diary, know the true story of what happened between Todd's best friend, Ken Matthews, and me.
Elizabeth Wakefield has never felt so panicked! She's supposed to be completely in love with Todd, but all she can think about is Jeffrey. She broke up with Jeffrey because Todd moved back from Vermont... and she wanted to give their love another chance. Elizabeth loves Todd, but she can't keep pretending that her feelings for Jeffrey have stopped. When Elizabeth sees a forlorn Jeffrey at the Dairy Burger, she has to talk to him. Who knows what will happen? And what if Todd finds out?
Elizabeth Wakefield has a confession to make. She's met a guy -- an intelligent, caring, and unbelievably handsome guy. But it's not Todd Wilkins, her longtime boyfriend, whom she loves more than anybody. It's Sam. Elizabeth wouldn't even need to change her initials. Mrs. Elizabeth Woodruff. She's fallen hard. But no one can know about Elizabeth and Sam, especially not Jessica. She could never keep a secret this big. And if Todd ever finds out, it'll break his heart.