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Ruth Shaw began a blog, Ruthlace, in 2006 at the age of 82, in order to write about her life growing up in the 1920s and 1930s, the Great Depression, World War II, along with stories her own mother shared with her of earlier times.
: 'I have starved in some of the most beautiful places in the world ...' The Irish Times food writer Theodora FitzGibbon's bohemian appetite for love, pleasure, good food and adventure took her all over the globe until she died, in Dublin, in 1991. Her two-volume autobiography reveals a life fully lived: the names she used before settling on 'Theodora'; the cookery ons given to her by the former Queen Natalie of Serbia; the 1920s childhood spent on food-chomping travels with her rakish naval officer father in Europe, the Middle East and India. Paris in the 1930s was home to Theodora's struggles to maintain an independent life as a young actress, where she began an affair with photographer Peter Rose Pulham and kept company with Balthus, Cocteau, Dali and Picasso. She escaped wartime Paris to live in London during the Blitz and was friendly with Dylan and Caitlin Thomas, Augustus John, Francis Bacon, Shane Leslie and Soviet spy Donald Maclean.
She adopted Gwladys the penguin and Mouche the poodle.
She married Irish-American writer Constantine FitzGibbon in 1944 and divorced him fifteen famously stormy years later. In 1960 she married George Morrison, the film maker and archivist, and they lived together in Dalkey in the house with the 'sea at the bottom of the garden'. Be enthralled by the fascinating story behind the woman who broadened the culinary horizons of many people in Ireland and beyond. In this highly entertaining memoir, discover the sights, sounds and tastes of Theodora FitzGibbon - food writer, adventurer and thoroughly modern woman. 'Theodora FitzGibbon was the most extraordinary woman. If you read her autobiography you realise how many lives she led. And in fact how many people she was all rolled into one.' Maeve Binchy
History of Islam and politics in Indonesia; correspondence between Nurcholis Majid, Indonesian scholar, and Mohamad Roem, Indonesian statesman & politician.
Real-life author Eloise Spanks wrote about the sexual escapades of her neighbors—and not a little about her own libido—in Tongue Tied. Now, in volume two of her confessional Being Eloise, Ms. Spanks reconnects with some of the same characters while introducing us to the sex lives of the denizens of the big city: all longing for excitement, love, and the titillation of a fresh start. Like the volume that precedes it, we've found the journey thus far full of climax. We're eager for even more. A terrific read