• 24th July
    2014
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  • 23rd July
    2014
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Each Time We Meet You Make Me Feel So Incomplete: Anna Ewers, Amanda Murphy, Julia Nobis, Lexi Boling, Edie Campbell, Meghan Collison, Vanessa Moody, Mariana Santana, David Alexander Flinn, David Axell, RJ King, Geron Mckinley, Yuri Pleskun, Dorian Reeves and Cameron Keesling for Vogue Italia’s July 2014 issue, photographed by Steven Meisel

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Just for one minute, not addressing you as representatives of your countries, but as husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, just imagine that you first get the news that your husband was killed and then within two or three days you see images of some thug removing the wedding band from their hands. Just imagine that this could be your spouse.

To my dying day, I will not understand that it took so much time for the rescue workers to be allowed to do their difficult jobs, and that human remains should be used in a political game. If someone here, around the table, talks about a political game, this is the political game that has been played with human remains, and it is despicable. I hope the world will not have to witness this again any time in the future.

Images of children’s toys being tossed around, luggage being opened, and passports including passports of children being shown on television — they are turning our grief and mourning into anger of the whole nation.

Minister Frans Timmermans from the Netherlands on flight MH17

(Source: frisso--n)

  • 23rd July
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  • 22nd July
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Book review: Changing Grooms by Sasha Wagstaff

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Synopsis: Strapping bachelors, juicy secrets and swooning first love. Welcome to the village of Appleton…Take a gorgeous country pile much in need of funds. Add a glamorous film-star couple planning the Wedding of the Year. Sprinkle a host of unforgettable characters, each with a juicy secret. Result: one long, hot summer of very, very bad behaviour…
Meet the Forbes-Henry family of Appleton Manor. Aristocratic, attractive — and decidedly down on their luck. When eldest son Will decides to turn the Manor into a luxury wedding venue, he hopes to attract the rich and famous and save his family from financial ruin. But has he put the family in more danger than ever?
[Goodreads]

Verdict: What a delicious book! I really regret not picking this book up sooner, because how many times had I seen this book when I worked at the library? Countless! And trust me, I’ve often thought about reading it. The plot attracted me, the cover was beautiful and even the name of the author promised something – despite the fact that I didn’t know her.

The book was very Tilly Bagshawe-ish. There’s a rich family with so many secrets they wouldn’t be having money problems if they lived of them. Tilly’s books are always raunchy and sexy and that’s a same here but it isn’t that exaggerated and that suited me well. The characters seem superficial at first but it turns out not all of them are like that and some of them would never ever change.

There were quite a few storylines but I had no trouble linking the characters and their stories. The book was also quite thick, but I enjoyed every paged and couldn’t put it down. After finishing it I wanted my own copy but unfortunately they don’t sell them here anymore. The next time I’m at the library I’ll be looking at Wagstaff again!

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