The Peacock Manifesto: A beer-fuelled pursuit of the - download pdf or read online

Stuart David’s cult vintage, The Peacock Manifesto, was once defined by means of the large factor as ‘a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas for the Transporting generation,’ and by way of Scotland On Sunday as 'a lightning-paced explosion at the web page. A banquet of bruising humour.'

It tells the tale of Peacock Johnson, a well-dressed Glasgow hard-man who heads for the United States armed simply with a Glen Campbell list, and an concept that he believes is sure to flip him right into a dance tune millionaire. Peacock touches down in Chicago, and units off on a wild street journey around the kingdom with an ex-con referred to as Evil Bob.

Let unfastened within the land of gun-totting taxi drivers, gargantuan sandwiches, and ecstatic Elvis worship, Peacock watches his plans spiraling chaotically uncontrolled as he travels in the direction of a whole on collision with American tradition, at breakneck pace- doing every thing he can to carry onto his Glaswegian imaginative and prescient of the yankee Dream.

Praise for The Peacock Manifesto:

‘The DJing scene by myself is, as Peacock could say, “pure f*cking genius”’ UNCUT

‘With a frenetic mix of farce and truth David has created a rollercoaster experience of a novel.’ ATTITUDE

‘The f-word count number is perhaps an international checklist” THE BOOKSELLER MAGAZINE

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New PDF release: The Miss Fortune Series: The Lost Weekend (Kindle Worlds

By Frankie Bow

Mary-Alice Arceneaux has begun a brand new profession at age 70 because the most modern member of the Sinful girls' Detective supplier. She is fortunately studying the rules of detection from Ida Belle, Gertie, and Fortune--and after all, settling on up counsel from her liked secret novels. yet Mary-Alice reveals herself at the improper facet of the interrogation desk whilst her cousin Celia accuses her of a surprising crime.

Unfortunately, Celia's tale appears plausible--at least to a sheriff below severe strain to make a brief arrest. Now Mary-Alice and the Sinful women need to discover what Celia's hiding, and locate it fast...or Mary-Alice pays along with her freedom.

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Painting Death: A Novel (Duckworth and the Italian Girls) by PDF

ISBN-10: 1628725931

ISBN-13: 9781628725933

Morris Duckworth has a dismal prior. Having married and murdered his approach right into a prosperous Italian relations, he has develop into a revered member of Veronese enterprise existence. yet it’s no longer enough.

Never chuffed with being something wanting the easiest, he comes up with a plan to place at the most fun artwork exhibition of the last decade, in line with an issue on the subject of his center: killing. the entire nice slaughters of scripture and classical instances may be on convey, from Cain and Abel, to Brutus and Caesar. yet as Morris meets stiff resistance from the director of Verona’s Castelvecchio museum, every little thing begins to solve round him. His childrens are rebelling, his mistress is looking for greater than he desires to supply, his spouse is more and more hooked up to her getting older confessor, and, worst of all, it’s getting more durable and tougher to disregard the ghosts that swirl round him, and the skeletons damn in each closet. The disgrace of it's that Morris Arthur Duckworth fairly didn't wish to need to kill back. Tim Parks’ acclaimed Duckworth trilogy has been thirty years within the making. In Painting Death, he brings it—and his serial-killer modify ego—to a really fitting—and very funny—end.

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Snobs: A Novel by Julian Fellowes PDF

By Julian Fellowes

ISBN-10: 0312336926

ISBN-13: 9780312336929

ISBN-10: 1250020360

ISBN-13: 9781250020369

ISBN-10: 1593976143

ISBN-13: 9781593976149

ISBN-10: 2253122769

ISBN-13: 9782253122760

From the author of the Emmy-Award profitable Downton Abbey ...

"The English, of all sessions because it occurs, are hooked on exclusivity. depart 3 Englishmen in a room and they're going to invent a rule that forestalls a fourth becoming a member of them."

The most sensible comedies of manners are usually deceptively basic, seamlessly mixing social critique with personality and tale. In his fantastically saw first novel, Julian Fellowes, winner of an Academy Award for his unique screenplay of Gosford Park, brings us an insider's examine a modern England that continues to be no longer as classless as is popularly supposed.

Edith Lavery, an English blonde with huge eyes and great manners, is the daughter of a reasonably profitable accountant and his social-climbing spouse. whereas vacationing his mom and dad' stately domestic as a paying visitor, Edith meets Charles, Earl of Broughton, and inheritor to the Marquess of Uckfield, who runs the kinfolk estates in East Sussex and Norfolk. To the gossip columns he's essentially the most eligible younger aristocrats around.

When he proposes. Edith accepts. yet is she relatively in love with Charles? Or along with his name, his place, and all that is going with it?

One inescapable a part of existence at Broughton corridor is Charles's mom, the intelligent girl Uckfield, recognized to her neighbors as "Googie" and defined by way of the narrator---an actor who strikes conveniently one of the top sessions whereas chronicling their foibles---"as the main socially professional person i've got ever recognized in any respect good. She mixed a watchmaker's eye for aspect with a madam's wisdom of the world." girl Uckfield is confident that Edith is extra attracted to turning into a countess than in being an excellent spouse to her son. And whilst a tv corporation, entire with a beautiful top guy, descends on Broughton corridor to movie a interval drama, "Googie's" worst fears look totally justified.

In Snobs, a wickedly astute portrait of the intersecting worlds of noblemen and actors, Julian Fellowes establishes himself as an impossible to resist storyteller and a deliciously witty chronicler of contemporary manners.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Pied Piper of Hamelin: Russell Brand's Trickster Tales by Russell Brand

By Russell Brand

ISBN-10: 1442377321

ISBN-13: 9781442377325

ISBN-10: 1782114564

ISBN-13: 9781782114567

ISBN-10: 1782116036

ISBN-13: 9781782116035

With this primary e-book in Russell Brand’s Trickster stories sequence, the famed comic, actor, and bestselling writer provides a hilarious retelling of an previous fairytale favourite that might attract adults and youngsters alike.

Once upon a time, in the past, in a time that appeared, to these current, precisely like now other than their the teeth weren’t so fresh and extra issues have been wood, there has been a city known as Hamelin. the folk of Hamelin have been a pompous bunch who enjoyed themselves and their city a lot that if it have been attainable they might have spent all day zipped up in an area go well with smelling their very own farts. yet house fits hadn’t been invented but so that they couldn’t.

Then sooner or later all of sudden a gang of rats bowled into the city and started inflicting a correct rumpus…

So starts off Russell Brand’s wildly humorous and strangely clever retelling of the vintage story The Pied Piper of Hamelin. no matter if you’re a child or a grown-up child, you’ll be chuckling the entire manner via this zany tale that bypasses Brand’s extra grownup humor for the outrageous, the madcap, and the simply undeniable silly.

Maybe you’ve heard in regards to the Pied Piper earlier than, together with his unusual track and people pompous townspeople and pesky rats. or perhaps you haven’t. yet something is needless to say: you’ve by no means heard it really like this.

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Download PDF by P. G. Wodehouse: Enter Jeeves: 15 Early Stories (Dover Humor)

By P. G. Wodehouse

ISBN-10: 0486297179

ISBN-13: 9780486297170

Born in England in 1881, Sir P(elham) G(renville) Wodehouse overjoyed generations of readers along with his whimsical stories of the deliciously dim aristocrat Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, his brainy, imperturbable manservant. Many are unaware, notwithstanding, that Bertie had a prototype — Reggie Pepper — who stumbled into a similar being concerned occasions concerning old style pals with romantic issues, irate lady family members, threatening suitors, and different troublemakers.
This is the single assortment to include the 1st 8 Jeeves brief tales in addition to the full Reggie Pepper sequence. integrated are such pleasant stories as "Extricating younger Gussie," "The Aunt and the Sluggard," depart It to Jeeves," "Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg," "Absent therapy, "Rallying around Clarence," "Concealed Art," and more.
Awash in an everlasting glow of old-boy camaraderie, those tales provide hours of delightfully diverting leisure certain to recaptivate Wodehouse lovers of outdated in addition to tickling the fondness of latest readers, who will quickly locate themselves stuck up within the wonderfully superficial antics of Messrs. Wooster, Jeeves, Pepper, et al.

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Love…From Both Sides (The Love…Series Book 1) by Nick Spalding PDF

By Nick Spalding

ISBN-10: 1444794965

ISBN-13: 9781444794960

ISBN-10: 1477849882

ISBN-13: 9781477849880

ISBN-10: 1480581658

ISBN-13: 9781480581654

courting isn't really effortless those days.

Just ask hapless singletons Jamie Newman and Laura McIntyre, thirtyish Brits who're attempting to stay confident within the face of the entire awkwardness, chaos, and humiliation that pave the line to discovering love. 

Jamie, who is nonetheless licking his wounds after his fiancée deserted him, will try out absolutely anything to discover the woman of his goals: from disastrous blind dates to the world's worst speed-dating occasion. Laura, who's getting a bit apprehensive with the massive 3-0 looming, attempts to place her awful-but-sexy ex in her rear view and circulate on, no matter if it potential blind dates with spandex-clad bikers and drunken first-date hand jobs. 

When Jamie and Laura ultimately meet one another, love begins to blossom--but throw in a few undesirable fajitas, obnoxious mom and dad, and exes popping out of the woodwork, and issues get complex fast. 

A hilarious, relatable romp during the travails of contemporary love, this e-book will make you snigger till you cry.

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Angus Wilson's Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Angus Wilson

ISBN-10: 0451501519

ISBN-13: 9780451501516

ISBN-10: 0670126357

ISBN-13: 9780670126354

ISBN-10: 159017142X

ISBN-13: 9781590171424

Gerald Middleton is a sixty-year-old self-proclaimed failure. Worse than that, he’s "a failure with a conscience." As a tender guy, he was once interested by an archaeological dig that became up an obscene idol within the coffin of a seventh-century bishop and scandalized a iteration. the invention used to be actually the main outrageous archaeological hoax of the century, and Gerald has lengthy recognized who used to be dependable and why. yet to bare the fact is to danger destroying the realm of comfortable compromises that, for my part in addition to professionally, he has lengthy made his own.

One of England's first brazenly homosexual novelists, Angus Wilson used to be a grimy realist who relished the sleaze and scuffle of lifestyle. Slashingly satirical, virtuosically plotted, and exhibiting Dickensian humor and nerve, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes incorporates a vibrant solid of characters that incorporates scheming lecturers and fading actresses, significant businessmen toggling among mistresses and better halves, media celebrities, hustlers, transvestites, blackmailers, toadies, or even one holy idiot. all people, it sort of feels, is both in cahoots or in the dead of night, whilst comically intrepid Gerald Middleton struggles to take care of a few dignity whereas digging up a heritage of lies.

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