Leena Cotton est épuisée. Ce n'est pas elle qui le pense, c'est son corps qui le lui dit. Son burn-out explosif en plein milieu d'une réunion capitale parle à sa place. Pour la peine, son employeur lui impose deux mois de congés qu'elle ira passer - en traînant les pieds - dans le cottage de sa grand-mère, à la campagne. Elle aurait encore préféré mourir de surmenage que d'ennui...
Eileen Cotton a pris une décision : puisque son époux de toute une vie l'a quittée du jour au lendemain, elle a désormais le droit de vivre pour elle-même. Et pourquoi pas même... vivre une relation charnelle passionnée, à 80 ans ? Mais dans son petit village du Yorkshire, les candidats au poste d'amant ne sont pas légion...
Un problème ? Une solution ! La grand-mère et la petite-fille n'ont qu'à échanger leurs vies. Eileen ira habiter dans la colocation de Leena à Londres, où les beaux messieurs pullulent, tandis que Leena a pour mission de se reposer à la campagne et... de régler tous les problèmes qu'elle avait tenté jusqu'ici de mettre sous le tapis.
Avec quelques conseils pour apprivoiser la trépidante capitale d'un côté, et un ou deux trucs pour gérer les voisins intrusifs (ou excessivement séduisants) de l'autre, les aventurières devraient s'en sortir... N'est-ce pas ?
Eileen is sick of being 79. Leena's tired of life in her twenties. Maybe it's time they swapped places... When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She'd like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen. Once Leena learns of Eileen's romantic predicament, she proposes a solution: a two-month swap. Eileen can live in London and look for love. Meanwhile Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire. But with gossiping neighbours and difficult family dynamics to navigate up north, and trendy London flatmates and online dating to contend with in the city, stepping into one another's shoes proves more difficult than either of them expected. Leena learns that a long-distance relationship isn't as romantic as she hoped it would be, and then there is the annoyingly perfect - and distractingly handsome - school teacher, who keeps showing up to outdo her efforts to impress the local villagers. Back in London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, but is her perfect match nearer home than she first thought?
Tiffany et Leon partagent un appartement.
Tiffany et Leon partagent un lit.
Tiffany et Leon ne se sont jamais rencontrés.
Tiffany Moore a désespérément besoin d'un logement pas cher. Leon Twomey travaille de nuit et a absolument besoin d'argent. Leurs amis respectifs pensent qu'ils sont complètement fous, mais aux grands maux les grands remèdes : pourquoi ne pas tout simplement partager un appartement, même s'ils ne se connaissent pas ? Leon habite le studio le jour de 9 heures à 18 heures, Tiffany le reste du temps. Mais entre les ex un peu fous, les clients exigeants, un frère emprisonné à tort et, bien sûr, le fait qu'ils ne se sont jamais rencontrés, ils vont découvrir que pour avoir un foyer harmonieux, il vaut mieux ne pas s'en tenir aux règles et suivre son coeur ...
COMING IN SPRING 2021, THE BRAND NEW NOVEL FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, BETH O'LEARY. Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend's wedding in the north of Scotland. The playlist is all planned and the snacks are packed. But, not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie's ex, Dylan, who she's avoided since their traumatic break-up two years earlier. Dylan and his best mate are heading to the wedding too, and they've totalled their car, so Addie has no choice but to offer them a ride. The car is soon jam-packed full of luggage and secrets, and with three hundred miles ahead of them, Dylan and Addie can't avoid confronting the very messy history of their relationship... Will they make it to the wedding on time? And, more importantly... is this really the end of the road for Addie and Dylan? HEAR WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT BETH'S FIRST TWO NOVELS: 'I adored every page of this super-smart, brilliantly funny romcom' Rosie Walsh on The Flatshare 'The new Jojo Moyes ... This has all the ingredients of Me Before You ... seriously funny' Cosmopolitan on The Flatshare 'Touching, funny and skilful, a delightful read' Katie Fforde on The Flatshare ' The Flatshare is a huge, heart-warming triumph' Josie Silver on The Flatshare 'Beth has done it again! Warm, witty, and a cast of characters I wish I was friends with - I truly loved it!' Laura Jane Williams on The Switch 'Eileen Cotton proves you don't have to be in your thirties to be Bridget Jones. A triumph of a second novel' Anstey Harris on The Switch 'I am blown away. I didn't think Beth could top The Flatshare but she has. It sparkles with wit, warmth and compassion. It deserves to be huge!' Gillian McAllister on The Switch
''Joyful and uplifting'' Sheila O''Flanagan ''O''Leary''s best yet'' Gillian McAllister ''A charming, heartfelt story of love found and love potentially lost'' Laura Jane Williams ''This book is perfect'' Rosie Walsh THE BRAND NEW NOVEL FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, BETH O''LEARY. Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend''s wedding in rural Scotland. The playlist is all planned and the snacks are packed. But, not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie''s ex, Dylan, who she''s avoided since their traumatic break-up two years earlier. Dylan and his best mate are heading to the wedding too, and they''ve totalled their car, so Addie has no choice but to offer them a ride. The car is soon jam-packed full of luggage and secrets, and with four hundred miles ahead of them, Dylan and Addie can''t avoid confronting the very messy history of their relationship... Will they make it to the wedding on time? And, more importantly... is this really the end of the road for Addie and Dylan? HEAR WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT BETH''S FIRST TWO NOVELS: ''I adored every page of this super-smart, brilliantly funny romcom'' Rosie Walsh on The Flatshare ''The new Jojo Moyes ... This has all the ingredients of Me Before You ... seriously funny'' Cosmopolitan on The Flatshare ''Touching, funny and skilful, a delightful read'' Katie Fforde on The Flatshare '' The Flatshare is a huge, heart-warming triumph'' Josie Silver on The Flatshare ''Beth has done it again! Warm, witty, and a cast of characters I wish I was friends with - I truly loved it!'' Laura Jane Williams on The Switch ''Eileen Cotton proves you don''t have to be in your thirties to be Bridget Jones. A triumph of a second novel'' Anstey Harris on The Switch ''I am blown away. I didn''t think Beth could top The Flatshare but she has. It sparkles with wit, warmth and compassion. It deserves to be huge!'' Gillian McAllister on The Switch
The much-anticipated new novel from the Sunday Times- bestselling author of The Flatshare and The Switch COMING SPRING 2022 HEAR WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT BETH''S NOVELS: ''Nobody does it like Beth does'' Laura Jane Williams on The Road Trip ''So charming, so sweet and so lovely'' Marian Keyes on The Switch ''O''Leary has a knack for articulating the things we all think and feel in relationships'' Gillian McAllister on The Road Trip ''This book is perfect'' Rosie Walsh on The Road Trip ''O''Leary is such a wonderful writer . . . Joyful and uplifting'' Sheila O''Flanagan on The Road Trip ''Brilliant, warm, funny, full of heart'' Richard Roper on The Switch ''Heart-warming and uplifting'' Heidi Swain on The Switch ''An utterly gorgeous, beautiful book, full of feeling'' Lindsey Kelk on The Switch ''The romcom of the year - a Sleepless in Seattle for the 21st century'' Sunday Express on The Flatshare ''I devoured The Flatshare . Original, funny and touching. Read it'' Clare Mackintosh on The Flatshare
E se tivesse de partilhar a cama com alguém que nunca conheceu?
Tiffy Moore precisa urgentemente de um apartamento barato, depois de o ex-namorado a despejar da casa onde viviam. Leon Towney é enfermeiro, faz os turnos da noite no hospital, tem um apartamento para arrendar e precisa de dinheiro para ajudar o seu irmão.
Para os dois, surge a solução perfeita: durante o dia, enquanto Tiffy está a trabalhar, Leon descansa do lado direito da cama; durante a noite, e até à manhã seguinte, Tiffy é dona e senhora do apartamento. Embora nenhum deles se encontre no mesmo espaço ao mesmo tempo, limitando as hipóteses de algo poder correr mal, os seus amigos acham que esta é a receita para o desastre e que devem existir regras.
Para que tudo possa correr bem, decidem comunicar apenas por bilhetinhos destinados a resolver questões domésticas (e da vida) e facilitar a partilha do apartamento. Mas, com ex-namorados dramáticos, colegas de trabalho doidos e, claro está, o facto de ainda não se terem cruzado, estão prestes a descobrir que, para terem uma casa perfeita, vão precisar de atirar as regras pela janela.
«Vai tornar-se a comédia romântica do ano... uma Sintonia de Amor para o século XXI» - Sunday Express
«A nova Jojo Moyes...» - Cosmopolitan
Será que uma mudança de ambiente pode mudar uma vida?
Depois de ser traída por uma crise de nervos que arruína uma importante apresentação de trabalho, Leena Cotton decide refugiar-se na casa da avó Eileen, numa zona rural inglesa, para um merecido e já tardio descanso.
Eileen está prestes a fazer 80 anos, mas vive sozinha há pouco tempo, desde o fim do seu casamento. Anseia por uma segunda hipótese no amor, mas cedo se apercebe de que não será na minúscula aldeia em que vive que irá encontrar candidatos à altura.
Decididas a darem uma volta à vida, avó e neta resolvem fazer uma troca durante dois meses. Eileen irá para Londres em busca de novas aventuras. Ficará a viver no apartamento de Leena, onde, com a ajuda dos seus companheiros de casa, aprenderá tudo acerca das novas tecnologias ao serviço dos encontros amorosos, ao mesmo tempo que colocará ao serviço dos vizinhos o seu grande coração e sentido de entreajuda.
Enquanto isso, os assuntos da pequena aldeia em Yorkshire ficarão a cargo de Leena, que irá morar na charmosa casinha de Eileen e terá de lidar com toda a lista de afazeres comunitários da avó, bem como com as recordações dolorosas que aquele regresso às origens lhe irá provocar.
This volume addresses the creation, documentation, preservation, and study of the archaeology of lunar, planetary, and interstellar exploration. It defines the attributes of common human technological expressions within national and, increasingly, private exploration efforts, and explore the archaeology of both fixed and mobile artifacts in the solar system and the wider galaxy.
This book presents the research of the foremost scholars in the field of space archaeology and heritage, a recent discipline of the field of Space Archaeology and Heritage. It provides the emerging archaeological perspective on the history of the human exploration of space. Since humans have been creating a vast archaeological preserve in space and on other celestial bodies. This assemblage of heritage objects and sites attest to the human presence off the Earth and the study of these material remains are best investigated by archaeologists and historic preservationists. As space exploration has reached the half century mark, it is the appropriate time to reflect on the major events and technological development of this particular unique 20th century arena of human history.
The authors encapsulate various ways of looking at the archaeology of both fixed and mobile human artifacts in the solar system. As missions continue into space, and as private ventures gear up for public and tourist visits to space and to the Moon and even Mars, it is the appropriate time to address questions about the meaning and significance of this material culture.
Irish American Fiction from World War II to JFK addresses the concerns of Irish America in the post-war era by studying its fiction and the authors who brought the communities of their youth to life on the page. With few exceptions, the novels studied here are lesser-known works, with little written about them to date. Mining these tremendous resources for the details of Irish American life, this book looks back to the beginning of the twentieth century, when the authors' immigrant grandparents were central to their communities. It also points forward to the twenty-first century, as the concerns these authors had for the future of Irish America have become a legacy we must grapple with in the present.