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Author : Cecil Rajendra
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Release : 2013-10-14
Page : 282
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9814484644
Description :


Rose Chan, “Queen of Striptease” at just 27 years old, enthralled men young and old in the heyday of cabaret in 1950s Malaya. Her accidental shot to fame, thanks to a wardrobe malfunction in which her bra snapped, catapulted her into the limelight. In No Bed of Roses, Cecil Rajendra pens an account of her life — her childhood in Soochow, China, and then in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, her five marriages and personal struggles, how she circumvented the colonial decency laws that forbade nudity, and finally her fight with cancer that took her life in 1987 at the age of 62.


Author : Nora Roberts
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-10-27
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101148942
Description :


Love blooms in the second novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts’ celebrated Bride Quartet. Wedding florist Emma Grant gets to play with flowers every day and work with her three best friends in the process. She couldn’t ask for a better job. And her love life seems to be thriving. Though men swarm around her, she still hasn’t found Mr. Right. And the last place she’s looking is right under her nose. But that’s just where Jack Cooke is. He’s so close to the women of Vows that he’s practically family. Now though, the architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship. And when Emma returns his passion—kiss for blistering kiss, they must trust in their history—and in their hearts… Don't miss the other books in the Bride Quartet Vision in White Savor the Moment Happy Ever After


Author : Helena Studdert
Publisher : Sid Harta Publishers
Release : 2020-07-09
Page : 332
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781925707243
Description :


In no bed of roses, Teo speaks his story of being taken from his Polish village and forced into labour in Germany during World War II. He recalls the hardship, longing for home and perplexity of having his life turned upside down.


Author : William Sansom
Publisher :
Release : 1954
Page : 255
Category : Great Britain
ISBN 13 :
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Author : W. L. George
Publisher :
Release : 2013-10
Page : 390
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 9781434433480
Description :


Walter Lionel George (1882-1926) was an English writer, born and brought up in Paris and best known for his novels and writings on feminism. 1911's A Bed of Roses, about a woman's descent into prostitution, was his first big success.


Author : Dionna Carter
Publisher :
Release : 2021-02-09
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781736380796
Description :


Bed of Roses is the story of a wife whose marriage is mired in struggle. Yearning for the intimacy she once enjoyed, it seems she has exhausted all options. At her end, she finds herself teetering between hope and despair. How will she find the words to kindle the transformation she desires? Sharing the intimate pages of her journal, Dionna Carter's collection spills raw emotion and desperate faith as she unearths the heartache of her own journey. Likening marriage to a rose, a universal symbol of love, these poems expose the complexities of an intimate relationship. Speaking to and for wounded wives, Bed of Roses offers the language to begin tilling the ground for conversation, intimacy, and restoration.


Author : Larry O. Bubar
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2008-04-26
Page : 69
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 1469112574
Description :


Life Isn't Always a Bed of Roses is a collecting of poems that deal with life and its many facets. From soft palatable verse to raw chunks of pseudo reality the poems take you on a journey across the barriers of realms seldom visited by most. Although it falls in the genre of poetry it is actually humanistic verse for the common folk. Hopefully youll laugh a little, maybe even cry a little but most of all it should make you think about life from a number of different viewpoints.


Author : Chris Kennedy
Publisher : Big Earth Publishing
Release : 2007
Page : 234
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN 13 : 9781931599993
Description :


He was just another walk-on player--who became part of one of the most extraordinary teams in college football history. During his four years with the University of Wisconsin Badgers, Chris Kennedy experienced the team's transformation from mediocrity to Rose Bowl glory under coach Barry Alvarez. In this intimate, candid memoir, Kennedy shares a behind-the-scenes account of the thrills and frustrations of the college athlete. His story will touch the hearts of Badger fans and everyone who ever chased the dream of becoming Number One.


Author : Nelofer Pazira
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2010-07-30
Page : 432
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0307370860
Description :


As a young girl growing up in 1970s Afghanistan, Nelofer Pazira seems destined for a bright future. The daughter of liberal-minded professionals, she enjoys a safe, loving and privileged life. Some of her early memories include convivial family picnics and New Years’ celebrations overlooking the thousands of red flowers that carpet the hills of Mazar. But Nelofer’s world is shattered when she is just five and her father is imprisoned for refusing to support the communist party. This episode plants a “seed of anger” in her, which is given plenty of opportunity to grow as the years unfold. In 1979, the Soviets invade Afghanistan beginning a ten-year occupation. The country becomes an armed camp with Russians fighting U.S.-backed mujahidin fighters while trying to impose military rule. For Nelofer, daily life includes an endless succession of tanks, rockets screaming overhead and explosions in the street. During this time, she and her best friend, Dyana, seek refuge in their love of poetry. At eleven, the two girls throw stones at Soviet tanks and plot other acts of rebellion at the local school. As Nelofer gets older, she joins the resistance movement, distributes contraband books, studies guerilla warfare and hides a gun in her parent’s mint garden. When Nelofer’s younger brother comes home from school in military garb, the family finally decides to flee Afghanistan. What follows is a perilous, clandestine journey across rugged mountains into Pakistan. But the life of a refugee is not what Nelofer expects. Though she once idealized the mujahidin as freedom fighters, she is shocked, as a woman, to find herself stripped of her personal freedom in their midst. In 1990, Nelofer and her family are offered refugee status in Canada. Here she corresponds with her friend Dyana, whose letters reveal the increasing oppression of life under the Taliban. Fearing that her friend will kill herself, Pazira returns to Afghanistan to rescue her. This search becomes the basis for the acclaimed film Kandahar. Her journey to discover Dyana’s tragedy leads her finally to Russia, the land of her enemy, where she confronts the legacy of the Soviet invasion of her homeland first-hand. A Bed of Red Flowers is a gripping, heart-rending story about a country caught in a struggle of the superpowers – and of the real people behind the politics. Universally acclaimed for its astute insights and extraordinary humanity, Pazira’s memoir won the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize for 2005.The Winnipeg Free Press writes: “Powerfully written, A Bed of Red Flowers is a rare account of a misunderstood country and its intrepid people, trying to live ordinary lives under extraordinary circumstances.” The Gazette (Montreal) describes the book as “an outpouring of passionate non-fiction that captivates like the tales of Sheherazade.… It’s a remarkable journey. An inspiring read.”


Author : Katherine Stone
Publisher : Grand Central Pub
Release : 1998
Page : 406
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780446521796
Description :


Lying in intensive care after a brutal attack, Cassandra Winter finds herself looking for protection from an unseen enemy in the arms of her one and only love, Chase Tessier, a man she had thought she would never see again.


Author : Patti Walkuski
David Harris
Publisher : Wakefield Press
Release : 1993
Page : 334
Category : Prostitutes
ISBN 13 : 9781862543102
Description :


I've called my book No Bed of Roses because I've had a lot of pricks in my bed in my life.' No Bed of Roses is an intimate, often horrifying account of an abused girl's transformation into a powerful Madam, and the subsequent collapse of her empire.


Author : Robin Savidge
Publisher :
Release : 2019-08-30
Page : 26
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781689541923
Description :


... not a bed of roses is an account of a part of the author's life that he spent as an opiate addict. It begins in Teheran, capital of Iran, during the reign of the country's last Shah, or king. Attracted by oil wealth and openness to foreigners -- and by the accompanying prospect of employment at high salaries -- the author goes to the city to look for work after spending nearly all of his money on travelling in Europe. Robin soon finds a job as a copywriter with an advertising agency. He also begins to smoke opium, and gradually becomes addicted to it. Then he is unable to get any opium one day, and he smokes some heroin instead. He loves the effect of heroin, comparing it to the feelings he imagines an astronaut might experience on viewing the universe during a journey into outer space, particularly on a maiden or early flight. The author had intended to use heroin only once, but in the coming few weeks he takes it several times more. Both opium and heroin -- and in particular the latter -- make a confusion of the writer's editing and writing skills for hours after a smoke. The effect plays a part in his making an error while editing an article for a newspaper he has joined from the advertising agency, and he is dismissed. He has been thinking of returning home for many months, and decides that now is as good a time as any to do it. He also intends to use as an occasion for quitting drugs the new start his return will represent. But when Robin reaches home, in the British territory of Hong Kong, he succumbs to a strong psychological desire for opiates, and goes looking for opium to take the edge off it. He is unable to find any of the drug, however, so instead he buys some heroin, and before very long has become addicted to it. The addiction leads Robin to losing his job in a radio station newsroom, largely through sleeping when he should have been at work. With no income, he attends a government-run methadone clinic, where he meets a patient who becomes his friend and shows him how to make good money by shop-lifting. Robin is caught she-lifting twice, and is prosecuted for each offence, being fined for the first, and sentenced to probation for the second. The latter penalty included treatment for Robin's heroin addiction at an institution on a remote island. When Robin is discharged from the island, another friend of his introduces him to begging from clergyman as a source of ready cash. Then the author is arrested by the police in possession of about a quarter of an ounce of heroin. Two terms of imprisonment follow, the second coming close on the heels of the first, and causing him to develop an anxiety neurosis. The condition is treated satisfactorily, but followed by a nervous breakdown after the second imprisonment, a disorder that included psychotic delusions and hallucinations. Robin recovers from his breakdown, but goes through a lengthy period of depression in the process. Finally, a medical doctor helps him to maintain and develop a relatively normal life in a way that is countless controversial -- he meets a request Robin put to him for a regular supply of medicinal opium.


Author : Sondra Carr
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-10-11
Page : 598
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781492908098
Description :


A Beauty and the Beast tale set during America's Gilded Age "I may be a monster, Miss Tate, but I am not a beast." His new secretary looked unconvinced. How could he blame her? His mask had her trembling like a frightened rabbit. Yet what lay beneath was far worse. The sight of his face had already killed one young woman. He well understood Miss Tate's fear. If only she understood his. Because as disturbing as she found his gruesome appearance, he was far more terrified of her beauty. Heir to a wealthy robber baron, Jonathan Nashe had every advantage money could buy until a tragic fire left him horribly disfigured. Now he lives secluded in his isolated country mansion, his scientific research his only solace. When declining health threatens to rob him of even this small comfort, Jonathan is forced to choose between his work and his privacy. Reluctantly, he hires a secretary. Though distasteful, sacrificing his privacy soon proves the least of his concerns; he never expected to sacrifice his heart as well.But Isabelle Tate guards the secrets of her past as vigilantly as Jonathan hides the scars beneath his mask. Can they confess their growing love for one another knowing that to bare their deepest feelings, they must also bare their deepest shame?


Author : Willow Brooke
Publisher :
Release : 2016-05-19
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781945012419
Description :


Rose Reynolds is living in hell. Her mother, as much as she loves her, is worthless, leaving Rose to support and raise her younger siblings. When bills come due, she is left with only one option--more work. Rose goes to the men who own half the city--and carry the worst reputation. Men who have filled her fantasies for years and are not only the owners of both places she currently works so happen to be founding members of the Devil Savages MC, a Native American club notorious for their rough reputation, and their wild wicked ways.Can a broken relationship with a rival gang, be patched to combat against a common problem? And will two harden men who never apologize for how they live their lives be able to hold on to their delicate Rose as the thorns cut deep?


Author : Erin Satie
Publisher : Little Phrase
Release : 2018-06-19
Page : 310
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1942457111
Description :


Bonny Reed is beautiful, inside and out. A loyal friend and loving daughter, she's newly engaged to her small town's most eligible bachelor. She's happy for herself--but mostly for her family, who need the security her marriage will bring. An old enemy shatters her illusions. First Baron Loel cost Bonny's family her fortune. Now he's insisting that her fiancé has hidden flaws, secrets so dark that--if she believed him--she'd have to call off the wedding. How will she choose? When the truth comes out, Bonny will have to choose between doing what's right and what's easy. Between her family and her best friend. And hardest of all--between her honor and the love of a man who everyone wants her to hate.


Author : Gene Lube
Publisher :
Release : 2001
Page : 605
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780971693500
Description :



Author : Nora Roberts
Publisher : Berkley Books
Release : 2012
Page : 337
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0515150886
Description :


Florist Emma Grant despairs of ever finding Mr. Right, until she develops feelings for Jack Cooke, an architect who works closely with her and her colleagues at Vows wedding planning.


Author : Daisy Waugh
Publisher : Speaking Volumes
Release :
Page : 499
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1645402371
Description :


When love runs wild, there’s no telling what might blossom. When the restless, rootless Fanny Flynn lands the job as Head Teacher of Fiddleford Village Primary School it feels more like a last resort than another of her new beginnings. She’s a great teacher and all the villagers claim to be behind her. But are they really? In no time she’s locked in a feud with the gruesome Mrs Guppy, stalked by the pushy newcomers from the Old Rectory, plotted against by Kitty, the predatory children's author at Laurel Cottage, and demonised by her pathologically lazy Deputy Head . . . Yet Fanny has fallen in love with Fiddleford. Together with her troublesomely handsome best friend, Louis, and with a little help from the deliciously scented Solomon Creasey, Fanny vows to make this new beginning her last . . . Praise for Daisy Waugh: ‘A witty and romantic read’—Company ‘Sparkling fun’—Heat ‘Full of laugh-out-loud funny bits’—New Woman


Author : Trenita Walker
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2015-07-06
Page : 40
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 1503580113
Description :


“Bed of Roses” is romance poems filled with love, joy, and peace for all special moments and occasions. And enjoying the many moods of love!


Author : Nora Roberts
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-10-27
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101148942
Description :


Love blooms in the second novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts’ celebrated Bride Quartet. Wedding florist Emma Grant gets to play with flowers every day and work with her three best friends in the process. She couldn’t ask for a better job. And her love life seems to be thriving. Though men swarm around her, she still hasn’t found Mr. Right. And the last place she’s looking is right under her nose. But that’s just where Jack Cooke is. He’s so close to the women of Vows that he’s practically family. Now though, the architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship. And when Emma returns his passion—kiss for blistering kiss, they must trust in their history—and in their hearts… Don't miss the other books in the Bride Quartet Vision in White Savor the Moment Happy Ever After