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Imogen Edwards-Jones - Fashion Babylon
What is fashion? What is fashionable? Who decides what’s in and what’s out? Why is it green one year and blue the next? Why is one little black dress worth three thousand pounds and another thirty quid? Is the catwalk really that catty? Is everyone high on drugs and full of champagne? What makes a supermodel so super? And a designer too hot to touch? Who is making the money? Who owns who? Who hates who? And who’s in each other’s pockets?

 Following in the glamorous footsteps of Hotel Babylon and Air Babylon, Fashion Babylon gets under the skin of the fashion industry. Taking you through six months in a designer’s life, it explains how a collection is put together – from the rail of found objects, to the catwalk, into the shops and, hopefully, the cover of a magazine. It explains who goes to the shows, where they sit and whose backside they have to kiss to get there. 


 Exquisitely cut and gorgeously detailed, Fashion Babylon explains the mark-ups and the comedowns, the fabulous extremes and the shoddy short cuts behind one of the most lucrative and secretive of businesses. Whether you just like a bit of shopping or you’re a hardcore fashionista, Fashion Babylon will change the way you sashay into Top Shop, flick through the pages of Vogue and worship at the temple of Harvey Nichols forever.

Imogen Edwards-Jones - Anonymous - Air ​Babylon
Heard ​the one about the airline that has introduced 'corpse cupboards' on new planes to cope with the number of people who die in the air? Heard the story about the First Class air hostess who got fired for sitting on the face of a passenger during a long haul flight? Heard about the amount of knickers and false teeth that are left behind in the body of the plane? Heard how pissed-off stewards put laxatives in your drinks? Heard about the pilot who ran out of runway? Heard of the disabled passengers who miraculously walk again? No? Then you haven't read Air Babylon. Do you know the best place to have sex on a plane? Do you know how to dress for an upgrade? Do you know that one drink in the air equals three on the ground? Do you know who is checking you in? Who is checking you out? Do you know exactly what happens to your luggage once it leaves your sight? Is it secure? Are you safe? Do you really know anything about the business that you entrust your life to several times a year? Air Babylon is a trawl through the highs, the lows, and the rapid descents of the travel industry. It catalogues the births, the deaths, the drunken brawls, the sexual antics, and the debauchery behind the scenes of the ultimate service industry - where the world is divided into those who wear the uniform and those who don't...

Imogen Edwards-Jones - The ​Witches of St. Petersburg
Inspired ​by real characters, this transporting historical fiction debut spins the fascinating story of two princesses in the Romanov court who practiced black magic, befriended the Tsarina, and invited Rasputin into their lives—forever changing the course of Russian history. As daughters of the impoverished King of Montenegro, Militza and Stana must fulfill their duty to their father and leave their beloved home for St. Petersburg to be married into senior positions in the Romanov court. For their new alliances to the Russian nobility will help secure the future of the sisters’ native country. Immediately, Militza and Stana feel like outcasts as the aristocracy shuns them for their provincial ways and for dabbling in the occult. Undeterred, the sisters become resolved to make their mark by falling in with the lonely, depressed Tsarina Alexandra, who—as an Anglo-German—is also an outsider and is not fully accepted by members of the court. After numerous failed attempts to precipitate the birth of a son and heir, the Tsarina is desperate and decides to place her faith in the sisters’ expertise with black magic. Promising the Tsarina that they will be able to secure an heir for the Russian dynasty, Militza and Stana hold séances and experiment with rituals and spells. Gurus, clairvoyants, holy fools, and charlatans all try their luck. The closer they become to the Tsarina and the royal family, the more their status—and power—is elevated. But when the sisters invoke a spiritual shaman, who goes by the name of Rasputin, the die is cast. For they have not only irrevocably sealed their own fates—but also that of Russia itself. Brimming with black magic, sex and intrigue, The Witches of St. Petersburg is an exquisite historical fiction debut novel filled with lush historical details from the Romanov era.

Imogen Edwards-Jones - My ​Canapé Hell
This ​is a satire on celebrity culture - glamorama meets cause celeb meets Ab Fab. When journalist Abigail Long gets her own column, she is propelled into a world of celebrity, champagne and canapes. And so begins her final descent into true canape hell.

Imogen Edwards-Jones - Anonymous - Fashion ​Babylon
What ​is fashion? What is fashionable? Who decides what is in? What is out? Why is it green one year, and blue the next? Why is one little black dress worth three thousand pounds and another thirty quid? Is the catwalk that catty? Is everyone high on drugs and full of champagne? What makes a supermodel so super? And a designer too hot to touch? Who is making the money? Who owns who? Who hates who? And who's in each other's pocket? Following in the glamourous footsteps of Hotel Babylon and Air Babylon, Fashion Babylon will get under the well-cut skin of the fashion industry. Using a world renowned source, Fashion Babylon will take you through six months in a designer's life. Starting at the end of one catwalk show, it will explain how a collection is put together - from the rail of found objects, to how it gets on to the catwalk, into the shops and onto the covers of a magazine. It will tell you who goes to the shows, where they sit and whose backside one needs to kiss to get there. It will introduce you to a host of places and characters, it will take you into a world where women get paid tens of thousands for getting dressed in the morning and where a wrong shirt length can cost you your career. Witty, naughty and full of gripping detail Fashion Babylon will explain the mark -ups, talk you through fashion's two seasons and discuss the money and commerce behind one of the most international, lucrative and secretive of businesses. With something for the simple follower of fashion as well as the hardcore fashionista, Fashion Babylon will change the way you sashay into Top Shop, flick through the pages of Vogue and enter the portals of Harvey Nichols forever.

Imogen Edwards-Jones - Anonymus - Őrült ​divatvilág
Frei ​Tamás ajánlása: Párizsból észak felé kell elindulni. Arra van a Kozmetika-völgy. A francia, de tulajdonképpen az egész világ divatiparágának központja. Több száz vállalat, a parfümüzemektől kezdve egészen a csipkegyárakig. Egyik nap "titkos" futószalag mellett álltunk, a krémgyár igazgatónője sejtelmesen suttogta, hogy amit most látok, azt lefilmezni sem szabad. Mert annyira különleges itt minden, annyira rendkívüli, hogy a konkurencia rendszeresen ipari kémeket küld, hogy kiderítse, vajon hogyan csinálják. Meg kell hogy értsem - mondta a hölgy -, hogy itt tilos filmezni, mert még véletlenül lelepleződne, hogy miként kerül az öregedést lassító himalájai orchidea az arckrémbe! Furcsamód azért mindent megmutatott… "Tudja, Tamás - mondta a láthatóan szétbotoxozott, ötvenes marketinges -, ha a nők esténként bekenik magukat ezzel, nos, akkor még meg is fiatalodnak." Egy hónapnyi adag 60 ezer forint volt, és én nem tudtam, sírjak, nevessek vagy elhiggyem. Este aztán Párizsban, egy könyvesbolt kirakatában ott volt a válasz: az Őrült divatvilág, a "kulisszatitkok királynőjének", Imogen Edwards-Jonesnak a legújabb könyve. Amelyik nő ezt elolvassa, az soha többet nem nyit majd ki divatújságot "rózsaszín", álmélkodó szemmel, és mindig tudni fogja, hogy egy ruhaboltban mi sok valamiért és mi kevés. Hasznos könyv, az biztos! A könyvről: Mi a divat? Mi számít divatosnak? Ki dönti el, mi a menő és mi a ciki? Miért hordunk az egyik évben zöldet, a másikban kéket? Miért van az, hogy "ez" a fekete rongy 600 ezer forintot ér, "az" a másik csak harmincat? És a kifutó tényleg olyan befutó? Itt mindenki narkós, mindenki vedeli a pezsgőt? Mitől szuper a szupermodell? Mitől szent és sérthetetlen egy ruhatervező? Ki keres igazán nagy pénzeket? Milyenek az erőviszonyok? Ki uralkodik kin? És ki paktált le a másikkal? Az emlékezetes Hotel Babylon nyomdokait követő Őrült divatvilág egy divattervező életének hat hónapját követve mutatja be, hogyan áll össze egy kollekció - hogyan kerül a zsibvásárban talált holmikkal telezsúfolt állványról a kifutóra, onnan a boltokba, végül pedig, ha minden jól megy, egy csillogó magazin címoldalára. Megtudhatjuk, kik járnak divatbemutatókra, mi dönti el, hol ülnek, és kinél kell behízelegniük magukat, hogy megkapják a jó helyet. Az olvasmányos, fordulatos, döbbenetes adatokban és szaftos pletykákban gazdag Őrült divatvilág rávilágít a sötét üzelmekre, melyek a legjövedelmezőbb, ám legtitokzatosabb üzletág színfalai mögött zajlanak. Legyünk alkalmi vásárlók vagy megszállott divatrajongók, a könyv elolvasása után másképpen ugrunk majd be kedvenc butikunkba vagy lapozzuk végig a legújabb divatmagazint. A szerzőkről: Imogen Edwards-Jones a Hotel Babylon, az Air Babylon és számos más sikerkönyv szerzője, angol újságírónő. Könyveit rendszeresen és nagy sikerrel filmesítik meg, az Őrült divatvilágot épp most forgatják. Az egykori hoteligazgatóból írónővé avanzsált hölgy férjével és kislányával jelenleg a Seychelle-szigeteken él, és egy "titkos" könyvön dolgozik… Anonymus, a könyv társszerzője, a divatvilág bennfenteseiből összegyúrt, névtelen figura.

Imogen Edwards-Jones - Anonymus - Hotel ​Babylon
Egy ​luxusszálló kicsit olyan, mintha kleptomániások bűnbarlangja volna. A vendégek mindent lopnak: fridzsidert, bútort, plazmatévét, szőnyeget, fürdőköpenyt, hamutartót, teáskanalat vagy vodkát a minibárból. Egy luxusszálló kicsit olyan, mintha pénzgyár volna - és nem csupán az igazgatók vagy a tulajdonosok számára. A szobalányok borravalói, a boyoknak odacsúsztatott bankjegyek, a helyfoglalók kenőpénze...szemérmetlenül nagy összegek, amelyekért mások hónapokon át dolgoznak. Egy luxusszálló kicsit olyan, mint egy züllött bordélyház. A vendégek lányokat, fiúkat bérelnek, szexvonalakat hívogatnak, pornócsatornákat néznek, aztán néhány nap múlva tisztességes polgárként térnek vissza az otthonukba. Egy luxusszálló kicsit olyan, mint egy hollywoodi filmgyár VIP-öltözője. Michael Jackson Evian fürdőjétől Madonna antikszőnyeg-mániáján át Kate Moss partyőrületéig... az igazgatóságnak sok minden fölött kell szemet hunynia. Imogen Edwards-Jones bestsellerszerző és sztárújságíró, alti jól ismeri a világ legdrágább szállodáinak legsötétebb titkait, Anonymus fedőnevű szerzőtársa pedig egy osztályon felüli angol luxushotel igazgatója.

Imogen Edwards-Jones - Anonymous - Hotel ​Babylon (angol)
'Something ​strange occurs to guests as soon as they check in. Even if in real life they are perfectly well-mannered, decent people with proper balanced relationships, as soon as they spin through the revolving hotel doors the normal rules of behaviour no longer seem to apply.' All of the following is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. All the anecdotes, the stories, the characters, the situations, the highs, the lows, the scams, the drugs, the misery, the love, the death and the insanity are exactly as was told by Anonymous - someone who has spent his whole career working in hotels at the heart of London's luxury hotel industry. However, for legal reasons, the stories now take place in a fictitious hotel known as Hotel Babylon. More than a decade is compressed into a day. Everything else is as it should be. The rich spend money, the hotel makes money and the chambermaids still fight the bellboys over a two-pound coin. It's just another twenty-four hours in an expensive London hotel.

Imogen Edwards-Jones - Anonymous - Beach ​Babylon
How ​does it feel to live and work in the world's most beautiful and luxurious tropical island resort, surrounded by white sandy beaches and aquamarine seas? How does it feel to be in the lap of luxury when you're thousands of miles from anywhere else? And when the guests are some of the richest and most demanding people in the world, where do you find the energy every day to smile, smile and smile again? Beach Babylon takes you behind the scenes at a five-star tropical island resort. Do all the stories which take place behind the closed doors of the exclusive spa have happy endings? What do the world's richest people expect from room service during their fortnight in paradise? What does the windsurfing instructor do to keep sane after hours? In the bestselling tradition of her previous Babylon books, Imogen Edwards-Jones investigates the rivalries and alliances between the staff at a resort where pandering to the guests' most extravagant whims is de rigueur. With a cast of millionaires, celebrities, hangers-on and prostitutes, Beach Babylon takes you to a world where extreme luxury is the norm and where excess somehow isn't always enough...

Jessica Adams - Imogen Edwards-Jones - Maggie Alderson - Kathy Lette - In ​Bed With...
In ​Bed With . . . is a unique, sometimes humorous, often wicked and totally sizzling collection of unashamedly sexy bedtime stories by bestselling, award-winning and well-known novelists - writing under their x-rated pseudonyms (a combination of the name of their first pet and their street). So who are Pom Pom Paradise and Minxy Malone? Tutty Monmouth or Sunset Proudfoot? Can you work out who is who? Who wrote what? Entertaining and erotic, In Bed With is a delicious collection of fiction provocateur. What are you waiting for? Slip under the covers with a good book. Satisfaction guaranteed. Featuring Chris Manby, Stella Duffy, Adele Parks, Fay Weldon, Ali Smith, Daisy Waugh, Rachel Johnson, Jessica Adams, Emma Darwin, Jane Moore, Joanne Harris, Bella Pollen, Justine Picardie, Esther Freud, Louise Doughty, Joan Smith and Santa Sebag-Montefiore.

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