The Diaries of Fleet Street Fox

Author: Lilly Miles
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781780336565
Format: PDF
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Revealing the inner working of tabloid newspapers, and the trials of divorcing a fellow journalist, in The Diaries of a Fleet Street Fox, Foxy exposes the sex, drugs and scandal which characterise both.Acerbic, hilarious and honest, with a journalist's eye for a story, Foxy's anonymity allows her to delve deep into the dark corners of that guiltiest of pleasrres - the tabloid splash, whilst showing the heart within the hack, as Foxy tries to recover from a betrayal as devastating as any she writes about every Sunday. Juicy, shocking, but 100% true, Diaries of a Fleet Street Fox has become an internet smash, with almost thirty thousand followers on twitter, two hugely popular blogs and a reputation throughout the media world.Originally intended as a personal blog, Foxy's diary ran over two years, culminating in almost 140,000 words. But in true journalistic style, each diary entry is punchy, funny, and revelatory as she shares every step of her journey: from the day she discovers her husband in bed with another journalist. Diary of a Fleet Street Fox tells the truth about Fleet Street and all the frolics which don't end up on the front page; its private scandals and victories and how to survive it. Fleet Street Fox is Bridget Jones meets the Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

The Diaries of a Fleet Street Fox

Author: Lilly Miles
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780338139
Format: PDF, Docs
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SEX, DRUGS, HEARTBREAK AND SCANDAL - THE INNER WORKINGS OF A TABLOID NEWSROOM Fleet Street Fox's anonymity allows her to delve deep into the dark corners of that most guilty of pleasures - the tabloid exposé. Acerbic, funny, and revelatory, her diaries show the heart within the hack as she tries to recover from a betrayal as devastating as any newspaper scandal. Now an internet smash, with over forty thousand followers on twitter, two hugely popular blogs and a reputation throughout the media industry, Foxy's diaries are juicy, shocking and as near to the knuckle as the lawyers would allow. The Diaries of a Fleet Street Fox tells the truth about her trade: the private scandals, victories and disasters that don't end up on the front page. This is the hardest story she has ever told.

The Journalist in British Fiction and Film

Author: Sarah Lonsdale
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147422055X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Why did Edwardian novelists portray journalists as swashbuckling, truth-seeking super-heroes whereas post-WW2 depictions present the journalist as alienated outsider? Why are contemporary fictional journalists often deranged, murderous or intensely vulnerable? As newspaper journalism faces the double crisis of a lack of trust post-Leveson, and a lack of influence in the fragmented internet age, how do cultural producers view journalists and their role in society today? In The Journalist in British Fiction and Film Sarah Lonsdale traces the ways in which journalists and newspapers have been depicted in fiction, theatre and film from the dawn of the mass popular press to the present day. The book asks first how journalists were represented in various distinct periods of the 20th century and then attempts to explain why these representations vary so widely. This is a history of the British press, told not by historians and sociologists, but by writers and directors as well as journalists themselves. In uncovering dozens of forgotten fictions, Sarah Lonsdale explores the bare-knuckled literary combat conducted by writers contesting the disputed boundaries between literature and journalism. Within these texts and films there is perhaps also a clue as to how the best aspects of 'Fourth estate' journalism can survive in the digital age. Authors covered in the volume include: Martin Amis, Graham Greene, George Orwell, Pat Barker, Evelyn Waugh, Elizabeth Bowen, Arnold Wesker and Rudyard Kipling. Television and films covered include House of Cards (US and UK versions), Spotlight, Defence of the Realm, Secret State and State of Play.

Diary of an Oxygen Thief

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501157868
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Hurt people hurt people. Say there was a novel in which Holden Caulfield was an alcoholic and Lolita was a photographer’s assistant and, somehow, they met in Bright Lights, Big City. He’s blinded by love. She by ambition. Diary of an Oxygen Thief is an honest, hilarious, and heartrending novel, but above all, a very realistic account of what we do to each other and what we allow to have done to us.

I Am Ozzy

Author: Ozzy Osbourne
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446573139
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"They've said some crazy things about me over the years. I mean, okay: 'He bit the head off a bat.' Yes. 'He bit the head off a dove.' Yes. But then you hear things like, 'Ozzy went to the show last night, but he wouldn't perform until he'd killed fifteen puppies . . .' Now me, kill fifteen puppies? I love puppies. I've got eighteen of the f**king things at home. I've killed a few cows in my time, mind you. And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my house that night. It haunts me, all this crazy stuff. Every day of my life has been an event. I took lethal combinations of booze and drugs for thirty f**king years. I survived a direct hit by a plane, suicidal overdoses, STDs. I've been accused of attempted murder. Then I almost died while riding over a bump on a quad bike at f**king two miles per hour. People ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. When I was growing up, if you'd have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, which one of us would end up with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills, I wouldn't have put money on me, no f**king way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time. A lot of it ain't gonna be pretty. I've done some bad things in my time. I've always been drawn to the dark side, me. But I ain't the devil. I'm just John Osbourne: a working-class kid from Aston, who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time."

Mindfulness

Author: Gill Hasson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0857084429
Format: PDF, ePub
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Be calm, collected and in the moment Too often, life just races by. You don’t fully experience what’s happening now, because you’re too busy thinking about what needs doing tomorrow, or distracted by what happened yesterday. And all the time your mind is chattering with commentary or judgement. Mindfulness allows you to experience the moment instead of just rushing through it. Being mindful opens you up to new ideas and new ways of doing things, reducing stress and increasing your enjoyment of life. With ideas, tips and techniques to help you enjoy a more mindful approach to life, you’ll learn how to: • Adopt more positive ways of thinking and behaving • Become calmer and more confident • Break free from unhelpful thoughts and thinking patterns • Bring about positive changes in your relationships • Achieve a new level of self-awareness and understanding Life is happening right now; mindfulness will help you live in the moment, so it doesn’t pass you by!

The Book of Dreams

Author: Federico Fellini
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847831357
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The revered creator of such films as La Dolce Vita and La Strada presents a personal diary of his private visions and nighttime fantasies as depicted through a series of notebook sketches, in a volume that offers insight into his creative vision and penchant for bizarre imagery.

The Vixen Diaries

Author: Karrine Steffans
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446402478
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This titillating exposé chronicles the personal and professional adventures of this tabloid-laden socialite, dispelling some rumors, while confirming others. Diaries unveils the heavily shrouded Hollywood backrooms and its coveted secrets. Offering her ardent fans answers to burning questions and presenting lessons learned, this book will surely not disappoint. Karrine Steffans continues to dish out juicy gossip and the much sought after details of her star studded lifestyle and the celebrity men that helped her get where she needed to be. Karrine draws you in to get an up-close and personal look at the Hollywood life of fast money and sex; all the things that make for a great movie. She discusses her interactions with people after the release of Confessions of a Video Vixen and how she copes with it all.

The Last Days of Leda Grey

Author: Essie Fox
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409146243
Format: PDF, Kindle
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'Leda Grey's world is utterly beguiling' THE TIMES Book of the Week A bewitching novel about an enigmatic silent film actress, and the volatile love affair that left her a recluse for over half a century - for fans of Sarah Waters and Tracy Chevalier. During the oppressive heat wave of 1976 a young journalist, Ed Peters, finds an Edwardian photograph in a junk shop in the seaside town of Brightland. It shows an alluring, dark-haired girl, an actress whose name was Leda Grey. Enchanted by the image, Ed learns Leda Grey is still living - now a recluse in a decaying cliff-top house she once shared with a man named Charles Beauvois, a director of early silent film. As Beauvois's muse and lover, Leda often starred in scenes where stage magic and trick photography were used to astonishing effect. But, while playing a cursed Egyptian queen, the fantasies captured on celluloid were echoed in reality, leaving Leda abandoned and alone for more than half a century - until the secrets of her past result in a shocking climax, more haunting than any to be in found in the silent films of Charles Beauvois. 'A richly evocative story, brimming with intrigue and suspense' M.L. Stedman, author of THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS

Mrs Engels

Author: Gavin McCrea
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1936787296
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Very little is known about Lizzie Burns, the illiterate Irishwoman who was the longtime lover of Frederick Engels, co-author ofThe Communist Manifesto. In Gavin McCrea's first novel, she is finally given a voice, one that won't easily be forgotten. Lizzie is a worker in the Manchester, England, cotton mill that Frederick owns. When they move to a posh townhouse in London to be closer to Karl Marx and his family, she must learn to navigate Victorian society. We are privy to Lizzie's intimate, wry, and astute views of Marx and Engels's mission to spur revolution among the working classes, and to her ambivalence toward her newly luxurious circumstances. Haunted by her first love (a revolutionary Irishman), burdened by a sense of duty to right past mistakes, and torn between a desire for independence and the pragmatic need to be taken care of, Lizzie knows, as she says, that the world doesn't happen how you think it will. The secret is to soften to it, and to take its blows.” Despite or because of their differencesin nationality, class, education, and religionLizzie and Frederick remain drawn to each other, making Mrs. Engels, among other things, a complex and high-spirited love story.