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Queen Bees: Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Soc...
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Queen Bees looks at the lives of six remarkable women who made careers out of being society hostesses, including Lady Astor, who went on to become the first female MP, and Mrs Greville, who cultivated relationships with Edward VII, as well as Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan and Lady Colefax. Told with wit, verve and heart, Queen Bees is the story of a form of societal revolution and the extraordinary women who helped it happen. In the aftermath of the First World War, the previously strict hierarchies of the British class system were weakened. For a number of ambitious, spirited women, this was the chance they needed to slip through the cracks and take their place at the top of society as the great hostesses of the time. In an age when the place of women was uncertain, becoming a hostess was not a chore but a career choice, and though some of the hostesses´ backgrounds were surprisingly humble, their aspirations were anything but. During the interwar years, these extraordinary women ruled over London society from their dining tables and salons - entertaining everyone from the Mosleys to the Mitfords, from millionaires to maharajas, from film stars to royalty - and their influence can still be felt today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carole Boyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001013/bk_hodd_001013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.08.2019
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The Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House als Buch...
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The Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House: Laura Lee Hope

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Stand: 02.10.2019
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Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun: The Story of U...
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Throughout World War II, when Saturday nights came around, servicemen and hostesses happily forgot the war for a little while as they danced together in USO clubs, which served as havens of stability in a time of social, moral, and geographic upheaval. Meghan Winchell demonstrates that in addition to boosting soldier morale, the USO acted as an architect of the gender roles and sexual codes that shaped the ´´greatest generation´´. Combining archival research with extensive firsthand accounts from among the hundreds of thousands of female USO volunteers, Winchell shows how the organization both reflected and shaped 1940s American society at large. The USO had hoped that respectable feminine companionship would limit venereal disease rates in the military. To that end, Winchell explains, USO recruitment practices characterized white middle-class women as sexually respectable, thus implying that the sexual behavior of working-class women and women of color was suspicious. In response, women of color sought to redefine the USO´s definition of beauty and respectability, challenging the USO´s vision of a home front that was free of racial, gender, and sexual conflict. Despite clashes over class and racial ideologies of sex and respectability, Winchell finds that most hostesses benefited from the USO´s chaste image. In exploring the USO´s treatment of female volunteers, Winchell not only brings the hostesses´ stories to light but also supplies a crucial missing piece for understanding the complex ways in which the war both destabilized and restored certain versions of social order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Anna Perrin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015590/bk_adbl_015590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Mrs Ronnie als eBook Download von Sian Evans
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Mrs Ronnie:The Society Hostess Who Collected Kings Sian Evans

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Stand: 02.10.2019
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Queen Bees als eBook Download von Siân Evans
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Queen Bees:Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between the Wars - A Spectacle of Celebrity Talent and Burning Ambition Siân Evans

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Stand: 05.09.2019
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Dublin 4 , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 317min
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A society hostess entertains her husband´s mistress to dinner; a country girl savours the delights of city life; a student faces the dilemma of unmarried pregnancy; and a drink-ridden photographer tries to relaunch his shattered career. A vintage collection of four stories set in the heart of Dublin´s fashionable Southside, Dublin 4 has all of the author´s intimate grasp of human feelings and her marvellous ear for dialogue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Binchy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002951/bk_bbcw_002951_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Queen Bees
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Queen Bees looks at the lives of six remarkable women who made careers out of being society hostesses, including Lady Astor, who went on to become the first female MP, and Mrs Greville, who cultivated relationships with Edward VII, as well as Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan and Lady Colefax. Written with wit, verve and heart, Queen Bees is the story of a form of societal revolution, and the extraordinary women who helped it happen. In the aftermath of the First World War, the previously strict hierarchies of the British class system were weakened. For a number of ambitious, spirited women, this was the chance they needed to slip through the cracks and take their place at the top of society as the great hostesses of the time. In an age when the place of women was uncertain, becoming a hostess was not a chore, but a career choice, and though some of the hostesses´ backgrounds were surprisingly humble, their aspirations were anything but. During the inter-war years these extraordinary women ruled over London society from their dining tables and salons - entertaining everyone from the Mosleys to the Mitfords, from millionaires to maharajahs, from film stars to royalty - and their influence can still be felt today.

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Stand: 02.10.2019
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Bertie: A Life of Edward VII , Hörbuch, Digital...
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Entertaining and different, this is an enjoyable study of a flawed yet characterful Prince of Wales seen through the eyes of the women in his life. Edward Vll, who gave his name to the Edwardian Age and died in 1911, was King of England for the final 10 years of his life. He was 59 when at last he came to the throne. Known as Bertie, the eldest son of Victoria and Albert, he was bullied by both his parents. Although Bertie was heir to the throne, Victoria refused to give him any proper responsibilities, as a result of which he spent his time eating, betting, and womanising. Bertie´s numerous mistresses included the society hostess Daisy Brook (´Babbling Brook´), Lillie Langtry and Alice Keppel. When Bertie finally became king, he did a good job, especially in foreign policy. This colourful book gives Bertie due credit, while painting a vivid portrait of the age in all its excess and eccentricity, hypocrisy and heartbreak. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carole Boyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006216/bk_bbcw_006216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.08.2019
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Hallowe´en Party (Dramatised), Hörbuch, Digital...
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John Moffatt stars as the great Belgian detective in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Famous crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, visiting her friend Judith Butler in the little town of Woodleigh Common, is invited to a Hallowe´en Party put on by society hostess Mrs Rowena Drake for the local teenagers. During her preparations for the party, the conversation turns to Ariadne´s grisly novels. One of the teenagers, Joyce Reynolds, boasts that she once witnessed a murder, although she didn´t realise at the time what she´d seen. Convinced that she is just trying to attract attention, no-one believes her - but later she is found tragically drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. Distraught, Ariadne decides to call upon the services of her old friend Hercule Poirot to solve the case. Assuming that Joyce was killed because of what she said, Poirot knows he must find out if the teenager was telling the truth. If so, there is not just one death for him to investigate, but two.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Moffatt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003877/bk_bbcw_003877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.08.2019
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