Secrets of the Flesh by means of Judith Thurman

Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by means of Judith Thurman
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 690 MB
Overview: A scandalously gifted degree performer, a practiced seductress of each women and men, and the fancy creator of probably the most largest works of 20th-century literature, Colette was once our first true famous person. Now, in Judith Thurman’s Secrets of the Flesh, Colette finally has a biography worthy of her dazzling popularity.
Having spent her formative years within the shadow of an overwhelming mom, Colette escaped at age 20 right into a turbulent marriage with the attractive, unscrupulous Willy – a literary charlatan who took credit score for her best-selling Claudine novels. Weary of Willy’s sexual domination, Colette pursued an especially public lesbian love affair with a niece of Napoleon’s. At 40 she gave beginning to a daughter who bored her, at 47 she seduced her teenage stepson, and in her 70s she flirted with the Nazi occupiers of Paris, even if her cherished 3rd husband, a Jew, were arrested by means of the Gestapo. And all of the whilst, this incomparable lady poured forth a torrent of masterpieces, together with Gigi, Sido, Cheri, and Break of Day.
Judith Thurman, creator of the National Book Award-winning biography of Isak Dinesen, portrays Colette as a completely trendy lady: frank in her wants, fierce in her passions, endlessly reinventing herself. Rich with scrumptious gossip and intimate revelations, shimmering with grace and intelligence, Secrets of the Flesh is among the nice biographies of our time.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Family Secrets by Gloria González-López

Family Secrets: Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico by Gloria González-López (Gonzalez-Lopez)
Requirements: .PDF reader, 17.2 mb
Overview: “My breasts stopped growing when my grandfather touched them,” confides ‘Elisa’, a young woman who recounts the traumatic incest and sexual abuse she experienced in childhood. In Family Secrets, Gloria González-López tells the life stories of 60 men and women in Mexico who, like Elisa, saw their lives irrevocably changed in the wake of childhood and adolescent incest. In Mexico, a patriarchal, religious society where women are expected to make themselves sexually available to men and where same-sex experiences for both men and women bring great shame, incest is easily hidden, seldom discussed, and rarely reported to authorities. Through gripping, emotional narrative, González-López brings the deeply troubling, hidden, and unspoken issues of incest and sexual violence in Mexican families to light.
González-López contends that family and cultural structures in Mexican life enable incest and the culture of silence that surrounds it. She examines the strong bonds of familial obligation between parents and children, brothers and sisters, and elders and youth that, in the case of incest, can morph into sexual obligation; the codes of honor and shame reinforced by tradition and the Church, discouraging openness about sexual violence and trauma; the double standards of morality and stereotypes about sexuality that leave girls and women and gender nonconforming boys and men especially vulnerable to sexual abuse. Together, these cultural factors create a perfect storm for generations upon generations of unspoken incest, a cycle that takes great courage and strength to heal from and overcome. A riveting account, Family Secrets turns a feminist and sociological lens on a disturbing trend that has gone unnoticed for far too long.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Lord of Secrets by Erica Ridley

Lord of Secrets (Rogues to Riches, Book 5) by Erica Ridley
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 297mb 8hrs 25min
Overview: Some secrets should never be unveiled….

Heath Grenville is the problem-solver for London’s elite. Unmask the devious cretin skewering the ton with audacious caricatures? With pleasure. His success should keep the powerful happy. But when his work leads him to a young lady outside his class, surely he won’t do anything so scandalous as to fall in love….

By day, Miss Eleanora Winfield is a proper, unremarkable paid companion. By night, Nora’s skillful hands sketch the infamous penny caricatures rocking high society. Nora desperately needs the money…and her anonymity. But how can she keep them both when she’s fallen for the one man whose livelihood and reputation requires him to expose her?

In the Rogues to Riches historical romance series by USA Today and New York Times best-selling author Erica Ridley, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses…. Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind romance with rollicking adventure.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance

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Triplex: More Secrets from the Cambridge Spies by Nigel West

Triplex: More Secrets from the Cambridge Spies by Nigel West, Oleg Tsarev
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.7 MB
Overview: TRIPLEX, or XXX, is the secret classification assigned to material illicitly copied from the diplomatic pouches of neutral embassies in wartime London.

TRIPLEX was acquired by a joint MI5 – SIS wartime operation to distract diplomatic couriers overnight with male and female prostitutes on their journeys home and copy the contents of the pouches. Invariably the couriers flew from Hull (to Stockholm) or from Bristol (to Lisbon) but their civil aircraft would be delayed by mechanical problems or adverse weather conditions, causing the pouches to be lodged overnight with the airport police, thus allowing the target to reacquaint himself with the attractive individual he first encountered hours earlier on the train. Once opened and photographed by technicians, the diplomatic seals would be replaced by a team of skilled craftsmen. The operation was conducted successfully throughout the war without incident and was never compromised. There is no reason to believe that any of the target diplomatic missions ever suspected their most confidential communications, usually letters, reports, documents and other items too valuable to entrust to the telegraph or wireless, had been accessed.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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