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Dawn French, number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous and Oh Dear Silvia, returns with her joyously funny new novel, According To YES. The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan´s Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. It´s a code strictly adhered to by the Wilder-Bingham family. Emotional displays - unacceptable. Unruly behaviour - definitely not welcome. Fun - no thanks. This is Glenn Wilder-Bingham´s kingdom. A beautifully displayed impeccably edited fortress of restraint. So when Rosie Kitto, an eccentric thirty-eight-year-old primary school teacher from England, bounces into their lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city, nobody realises that she hasn´t read the rule book. For the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive. Because after a lifetime of saying no, what happens when everyone starts saying . . . yes? ´I adored According to YES. It´s so different to anything I´ve read in forever, so charming, wise, brilliantly written. I loved it all´ Marian Keyes ´There is lots of fun to be had reading this book. It´s impossible not to warm to Rosie, a funny and open-hearted woman who acts as a salve and comfort blanket for this unhappy, inhibited family. There´s something quite joyous about the way she unashamedly romps her way through the novel, changing the lives of those around her for the better´ Express ´French can spin a yarn . . . which sets According to YES apart from the usual chick-lit template. Think the vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar. YES YES YES indeed´ Independent Further praise for Dawn French: ´A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner. Funny, enriching . . . page after page I laughed out loud´ Mail on Sunday ´A hilarious snapshot of family life in the twenty-first century´ Sunday Express ´Extremely funny´ Sunday Times ´Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on´ Guardian ´Makes you laugh on every page´ The Times ´A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life´ Woman and Home ´Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended. A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant´ Daily Mail
An updated edition of the Sunday Times best seller.Britain´s best known classicist, Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. In Women & Power she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women, using examples ranging from the classical world to the modern day. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women´s relationship with power and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template.A year on since the advent of #MeToo, in a new afterword, Beard reflects on the successes and the future of that movement, probing the narratives of rape and consent. She asks about the stories men tell themselves to justify their treatment of women. Which stories endure, and who controls them? With wry wit Beard argues it´s time for change. From the author of international best seller SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Beard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002230/bk_twuk_002230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.