THE UNDERTAKER’S DAUGHTERA Memoir
"On the last day of 1959 my father, the Beau Brummel of morticians, piled us into his green and white Desoto in which we looked like a moving pack of Salem cigarettes. He drove away from Lanesboro, the city in which we all were born, and into a small town on the Kentucky and Tennessee border. It was only a ninety-minute drive, but it might as well have been to Alaska.
When our big boat of a car glided into Jubilee we circled the town square and headed toward the residential section of Main Street. My father pulled the car over and our five dark heads turned to face a huge, slightly run down house. My parents were total strangers to this tiny enclave, but it didn’t matter because my father had finally realized his dream in this old house, which was to own his own funeral home."
The funeral home in which Kate grows up is either silent with the hush of death or bursts with the sounds of the poker playing locals who come by to shoot the breeze with her charismatic father. Kate’s father is an undertaker whose weakness for gin, adulterous affairs and beautiful suits prompts him to live a life of secrecy. When he butts heads with the town’s elite an eccentric old woman comes to his rescue and changes the course of their lives. As Kate comes of age and becomes romantically involved with a black boy at the dawn of integration, she too must live a double life in order to survive the most unforgivable taboo in her small southern town. In her memoir THE UNDERTAKER’S DAUGHTER Kate and her father discover that there are no secrets - except the ones with which we are buried.
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10 STEPS TO FASHION FREEDOMCrown USA
And HarperCollins UK
10 STEPS TO FASHION FREEDOM is a pioneering new approach to improving your image through a process of self-discovery. It is a practical, engaging book that breaks through trends and instant makeovers to get to the heart of how you can develop your own style.
The Chicago Tribune
"You can’t tune into your personal style until you first tune into yourself. It’s a Freud meets fashion thing…"
"10 STEPS TO FASHION FREEDOM keeps its promises. It helps break through the barriers of self-consciousness and conformism that most fashion books and magazines impose upon us. The book shows you in simple, practical ways to be yourself and let the way you dress express your own unique charisma. A delightful and refreshing approach to dressing for joy."
Leslie Kenton, author of Journey to Freedom and Passage to Power
"10 STEPS TO FASHION FREEDOM expresses a whole new aspect of how we look at ourselves. Malcolm and Kate have beautifully articulated the importance of our inner beauty and emotions, as well as our outside image."
Lynne Franks, author of The Seed Handbook: The Feminine Way to Create Business
ELLIE HART GOES TO WORKVermillion
Ellie Hart is busy, stretched to the limit. She spends her life working, rushing to meet deadlines, seems to be constantly late for appointments, lets down friends and family, snaps at her colleagues and doesn’t take proper care of herself. She hasn’t got the energy to sort out why her boyfriend is making her so unhappy. She’s put on weight, her clothes are getting shabby and if it wasn’t for her best friend Wrigley, the brilliant London chef, she’d eat pizza for every meal. Her life is a mess and she just can’t work out why. Then one night help arrives in the most unexpected place…
Ellie’s journey is for every girl who’s ever had a bad day. So if you want to look and feel fabulous, shine in the office and find out how to get exactly what you want out of life then Ellie’s irresistible story is for you.
The London Times
"It’s a combination of chick-lit and leadership skills. It’s certainly different. …a very readable tale....I am able to recall more from this book than I can from many business staples."
TIME OUT LONDON
"Ellie Hart Goes To Work, or: 'Who Moved My Chardonnay?' This 'self-help novel' – no we've never come across one before either."Levene."
"Leading the pack…"
"The perfect self-help guide for busy working women."
"Stressed out? Problems with your career? Relationships problems too? Then you'll love this book. A great read."
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