Filthy English

Author: Peter Silverton
Publisher: Portobello Books
ISBN: 1846274524
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When the Sex Pistols swore live on tea-time telly in 1976, there was outrage across Britain. Headlines screamed. Christians marched. TVs were kicked in. Thirty years on, all those words are media-mainstream - bandied about with impunity on TV and in the papers. This is the story of our bad language and its three-decade journey from the fringes of decency to the working centre of a more linguistically liberal nation. Silverton takes a clear, comprehensive and witty look at swearing and the impact of its new acceptability on our language, our manners and our society. He considers how we have become more openly emotional, yet more wary about insulting others. And how it's seemingly become alright to say **** and **** but not ****** or ****. This is the story of that cultural revolution, written by one who was there at the start, proudly striking some of the first blows in the long struggle for the right to reclaim filthy English and use it.

Filthy English

Author: Jonathan Meades
Publisher: Fourth Estate
ISBN: 9780007156436
Size: 72.46 MB
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These short stories mark the start of a brilliant and black literary career. A dog who stars in bestial pornographic movies describes the slippery slope towards aniseed addiction in 'Fur and Skin'. 'The Sylvan Life' is a story of rustling, hallucinogenic mushrooms and incest as they proliferate in the New Forest. In 'Spring and Fall' a rich and childless woman offers a sybaritic young boy a clandestine family life which becomes his downfall. The most extraordinary circumstances combine to provide the perfect alibi for a homosexual 'crime passionnel' in 'Oh So Bent', 'The Brute's Price' demonstrates the inadvertent steps an innocent man may take in bringing himself under suspicion of heinous murders on Portland. An injection of the criminal element into the pretensions of suburban Surrey provides the squalid drama of 'Rhododendron Gulch'. In the title story a relentlessly pedantic urge of a lexicographer to discover why his surname is a slang word for 'foot' leads him to a nightmarish revelation. Jonathan Meades has a black imagination. Not content with disarming his readers an outrageous premise, he continues to tease their curiosity from one end of each story to the other. His is

Filthy English

Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535193337
Size: 79.25 MB
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Two weeks before her wedding, Remi Montague's fiancé drops her faster than a drunken sorority girl in stilettos. Armed with her best friend and a bottle of tequila, she hops a plane to London to drown her sorrows before fall semester begins at Whitman University. She didn't plan on attending a masquerade party. She sure didn't plan on waking up next to the British bad boy who broke her heart three years ago--the devastatingly handsome and naked Dax Blay. Furthermore, she has no clue how they acquired matching tattoos.

The Roses Of Picardie

Author: Simon Raven
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755153960
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A string of long-lost and cursed rubies gives the title to this highly imaginative tale. Jacquiz Helmut and Balbo Blakeney, among other eccentric characters, pursue the jewels across four countries and eight centuries. Horror, intrigue and high comedy shape the story as it races towards an unforgettable climax.

Dirty English Verboten Hei

Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
ISBN: 395649962X
Size: 38.38 MB
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Elizabeth stockt der Atem. In nichts als Shorts und Boxhandschuhen lehnt Declan in seiner Tür; Schweißperlen glitzern auf seinen tätowierten Muskeln. Ungekannte Lust rast durch ihre Adern. Der neue Nachbar ist heiß. Verdammt heiß. Aber seit dem Alptraum vor zwei Jahren hat sich Elizabeth strenge Dating-Regeln auferlegt, nach denen Declan für sie strikt tabu ist. Doch der raue Sex-Appeal des Briten schreit danach, alle Regeln über Bord zu werfen ... Fesselnd, intensiv, sexy: das Debüt von New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Ilsa Madden-Mills!

When The Tripods Came

Author: John Christopher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481409131
Size: 13.17 MB
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Experience the beginning of the Tripods’ reign in this prequel to the classic alien trilogy ideal for fans of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave and Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Shadow Children series. When it comes to alien invasions, bad things come in threes. Three landings: one in England, one in Russia, and one in the United States. Three long legs, crushing everything in their paths, with three metallic arms, snacking out to embrace—and then discard—their helpless victims. Three evil beings, called Tripods, which will change life on Earth forever.

English Idioms

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Publisher: Compact Verlag
ISBN: 9783817477784
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Falling For The Enemy

Author: Naomi Rawlings
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 146034510X
Size: 76.18 MB
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An Unlikely Alliance Betrayed and stranded in France at the height of war, Lord Gregory Halston has few options. After rescuing his ailing brother from jail, they struggle to survive in hostile territory without outing themselves as Englishmen. Gregory hopes the feisty French peasant woman he meets is willing to guide them to safety. Danielle Belanger doesn't wish to protect any man from the same country responsible for her brother's demise. But there's something about the determined Englishman that makes her willing to try. Though a match between Danielle and Gregory is impossible, their attraction can't be denied. The only thing more dangerous than aiding the enemy…is falling in love with him.