Зарубежный юмор

Различные книги в жанре Зарубежный юмор

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Селеста Барбер

Селеста Барбер – актриса и комик из Австралии. Несколько лет назад она начала публиковать в своем инстаграм-аккаунте пародии на инста-див и фешен-съемки, где девушки с идеальными телами сидят в претенциозных позах, артистично изгибаются или непринужденно пьют утренний смузи в одном белье. Нужно сказать, что Селеста родила двоих детей и размер ее одежды совсем не S. За восемнадцать месяцев количество ее подписчиков выросло до 3 миллионов. Она стала живым воплощением той женской части инстаграма, что наблюдает за глянцевыми картинками со смесью скепсиса, зависти и восхищения, – то есть большинства женщин, у которых слишком много забот, чтобы с непринужденным видом жевать лист органического салата или медитировать на морском побережье с укладкой и макияжем. В своей дебютной книге Селеста с юмором рассказывает о том, как не бояться быть собой, любить свое тело, а главное, как найти #сексимужа, даже если у тебя нет подбородка и есть лишние килограммы…

Il Papa Impostore

T. S. McLellan

Una storia del tipo Il Principe e il Povero / Il Prigioniero di Zenda, che coinvolge un folle arbitro di baseball alla testa della Chiesa cattolica romana. Un piccolo gruppo di riformisti radicali rapisce il Papa e lo sostituisce con un sosia, uno che pensano di poter controllare. Il vero Papa sfugge ai suoi rapitori, ma non riesce a trovare aiuto dalle autorità, perché nessuno gli crederà. Nel 1980, un gruppo di riformisti radicali decide che la vera riforma cattolica non può avere luogo con un conservatore intransigente nel Papato, e escogitano un piano elaborato per rapirlo e mettere un sosia al suo posto, che possono controllare. Arrivano con un arbitro da baseball pazzo, senza lavoro a causa di un trauma cranico. I sermoni e le messe diventano piuttosto interessanti, quando il protestante non praticante cerca di simularlo. Il vero Papa riesce a sfuggire ai suoi rapitori, ma convincere qualcuno a credergli è un'altra storia. Viene aiutato dai disadattati della società, dai giocatori d'azzardo, spacciatori di droga e piccoli ladri, quando la stessa Chiesa cattolica lo respinge.

Вызов принят!

Селеста Барбер

Селеста Барбер – актриса и комик из Австралии. Несколько лет назад она начала публиковать в своем инстаграм-аккаунте пародии на инста-див и фешен-съемки, где девушки с идеальными телами сидят в претенциозных позах, артистично изгибаются или непринужденно пьют утренний смузи в одном белье. Нужно сказать, что Селеста родила двоих детей и размер ее одежды совсем не S. За восемнадцать месяцев количество ее подписчиков выросло до 3 миллионов. Она стала живым воплощением той женской части инстаграма, что наблюдает за глянцевыми картинками со смесью скепсиса, зависти и восхищения, – то есть большинства женщин, у которых слишком много забот, чтобы с непринужденным видом жевать лист органического салата или медитировать на морском побережье с укладкой и макияжем. В своей дебютной книге Селеста с юмором рассказывает о том, как не бояться быть собой, любить свое тело, а главное, как найти #сексимужа, даже если у тебя нет подбородка и есть лишние килограммы…

Being Henry Applebee

Celia Reynolds

Harold Fry meets Brief Encounters in this charming and poignant debut.‘She’s why you’re going to Edinburgh, isn’t she? I knew there must be a reason why you had to be on this train!’Henry blinked. He hoped he hadn’t come across from the outset as some sort of eccentric old fool.He took a breath. Felt the words gathering inside him. ‘Yes,’ he replied, ‘it’s all part of the story. A small story, perhaps, but it’s my story. One that’s shaped my world for the last sixty-five years.’Henry Applebee isn’t as young as he used to be. He’s also alone, and in love. After decades of searching, he boards a train from London to Edinburgh to find the woman he can’t forget, the woman he spent a fleeting weekend with fifty years before.His objective is simple: to make amends for a terrible mistake…But when Henry crosses paths with Ariel, a teenager from Wales, also bound to Edinburgh to fulfil her mother’s dying wish, his well-meaning quest takes an unexpected turn.

Christmas on Rosemary Lane

Ellen Berry

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Underground

Various

Every line tells a different story …A troubled young woman travels across London to end an abusive relationship. An agitated father gets lost in the city with an injured toddler. Two men – who unknowingly cross paths every day – finally meet one life-changing afternoon. A sudden death on the platform at Blackfriars sparks rumours of murder.Underground, we are at once isolated and connected. We avoid eye contact and conversation while our lives literally intersect with those of strangers. As we stand on the tube, it becomes possible to travel far further than expected – and this sense of possibility lies at the heart of this stunning collection.Twelve writers explore life on the London Underground through eleven short stories and one memoir, commissioned to mark the opening of the Elizabeth line.

Romantic Escapes

Julie Caplin

Escape to the cosiest little lodge in Iceland for love, log fires and the Northern Lights…With a shattered heart and her career completely in tatters, Lucy needs to get away from her life in the UK. But, when she takes a job as hotel manager of the Northern Lights Lodge, she doesn’t quite expect to find herself in a land of bubbling hot springs and snowflake-dusted glaciers – and in the company of gorgeous Scottish barman, Alex.Determined to turn her life around, Lucy sets about making the lodge the number one romantic destination in Iceland – even though romance is the last thing she wants. However, as Alex and Lucy grow closer under the dancing lights of the aurora, Lucy might just learn how to fall in love again…

Sister Crazy

Emma Richler

Both comic and deeply serious. A truly dazzling debut.’ BERYL BAINBRIDGEJemima Weiss grew up with a special feeling for Action Man, American westerns, the Knights of the Round Table, bagels with cheddar on the top and, above all else, her family: her rumpled father, glamorous mother and four remarkable siblings. Now grown into a worldly yet deeply troubled woman, Jem reflects on her days as a young girl, even as she struggles not to be engulfed by the present.An edgy and deeply funny account about growing up in a close-knit family, and the difficulties of breaking away, in fact, of making oneself break away from the security of the family bonds.An extraordinarily brilliant piece of writing. Emma Richler has chosen to tell a classic tale, one which writers often cut their teeth on, but the voice and the style she brings to this novel is simply astonishing. The combination of ingenious comedy and absolutely devastating bombshells of detail makes this book a rare thing indeed.Great review coverage on hb publication. Featured in end-of-year round ups.Festival appearances throughout 2002

Let It Snow

Sue Moorcroft

This Christmas, the villagers of Middledip are off on a very Swiss adventure…Family means everything to Lily and Zinnia Cortez and, growing up in their non-conventional family unit, they and their two mums couldn’t have been closer.So it’s a bolt out of the blue when Lily finds that her father wasn’t the sperm donor she’s always believed, and learns that she was in fact the result of a one-night stand.Confused, but determined to discover her true roots, Lily sets out to find the family she’s never known – an adventure that takes her from the frosted, thatched cottages of Middledip to the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland, via a Christmas market or two along the way…

And The Bride Wore Prada

Katie Oliver

She’s dated Mr Darcy…After being hounded by the paparazzi ever since news of their engagement got out, Gemma and Dominic are flying to Scotland for a much-needed romantic getaway. But they didn’t expect to find Dominic’s ex, Natalie, and her husband Rhys, on the very same flight! Landing in a torrential blizzard and with only one hire car (let alone a limo!) between them, the four share a lift….but as the snowdrifts move in, stranding them in an isolated castle, it seems they’ll be reunited for longer than planned!Now it’s time to say ‘I do!’In the face of adversity, Gemma does what any self-respecting celebrity fiancée would do: starts planning a last-minute wedding while she has Dominic to herself! After all, where better for a discreetly decadent wedding than in the middle of nowhere, miles from the nearest celebrity news desk? But marrying an A-lister away from prying eyes was never going to be easy. Will Gemma make it up the aisle? And, more importantly, now she’s miles away from Vera Wang, what is this fashionista going to wear?!And the Bride Wore Prada is the sensational first book in Katie Oliver’s long-awaited ‘Marrying Mr Darcy’ series, the follow-up to her best-selling ‘Dating Mr Darcy’ trilogy.Also by Katie Oliver:Prada and PrejudiceLove and LiabilityMansfield Larkand, coming soon:Love, Lies and LouboutinsManolos in Manhattan