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Under The Duvet: Notes on High Heels, Movie deals, Wagon Wheels, Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and other Calamities
 
 

Under The Duvet: Notes on High Heels, Movie deals, Wagon Wheels, Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and other Calamities [Kindle Edition]

Marian Keyes
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Farben beleben das eigene Umfeld, prägen in ganz entscheidender Weise, wie ein Raum, eine Wohnung wirkt. Können Sie Ihr Schlafzimmer nicht mehr sehen? Nehmen Sie Ihre Mahlzeiten in der Küche ein und nie im Esszimmer, weil Sie sich darin irgendwie unwohl fühlen? Eine neue Farbgestaltung kann da Wunder wirken, ist sich Andrea Maflin sicher. Und es ist viel billiger, als alle Möbel rauszuwerfen und sich neu einzurichten. Also Wände streichen, Böden verändern, Möbel aufpeppen. Nur wie? Mit welchen Farben, welche Effekte gibt es, wenn einfarbig einfach zu langweilig ist?

Im Dickicht der unterschiedlichen Materialien und Techniken den Überblick zu bekommen, dabei will die britische Innenarchitektin mit ihrem Ratgeber helfen. Das Buch ist in drei Abschnitte unterteilt: Der erste beschäftigt sich mit den verschiedenen Produkten, der zweite mit Techniken wie Patinieren, Frottage oder Airbrush und im letzten Kapitel stellt Maflin fünf Stile vor, anhand von unterschiedlichen Zimmern, die alle recht feminin daherkommen. Da ist zum Beispiel der "urbane Lebensstil" mit einem Wohnzimmer vertreten, dessen Wände mit geometrischen Mustern in Pastelltönen verziert sind -- eine Reminiszenz an die 50er-Jahre.

Wer schon mal eine Farbrolle in der Hand hatte und experimentierfreudig ist, für den ist das Buch mit vielen anschaulichen Erklärungen und Farbfotos sicherlich eine Fundgrube an Inspiration. Die Techniken, die vorgestellt werden, sind nicht alle ganz einfach nachzumachen, die meisten jedoch verblüffend in der Wirkung. Wie bei einem unscheinbaren kunststoffbeschichteten Sockel, der mit einer reaktionsfähigen Eisenfarbe gestrichen wurde und nun wie eine rostige Metallskulptur effektvoll inmitten des Raumes prangt. --Lilli Belek

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Best-selling Irish author Keyes is known for her sassy, warmhearted women's fiction (Sushi for Beginners [BKL Je 1 & 15 03]; Angels [My 15 02]). She is also a journalist, and this collection of 47 nonfiction pieces, most of which have been published previously in magazines and newspapers, sports her trademark irreverent spin on issues close to a woman's heart. The short articles are grouped into seven sections dealing with the writing life, personal possessions, friends and family, acting like an adult, holidays, Irishness, and travel abroad. Topics include women's obsession with shoes, the fitting-into-the-wedding-dress diet, buying a house, and Botox and other miracles. She is especially funny on the topic of marriage--after her husband requests her assistance in finding his cuff links at 7 a.m., she chants, "The womb is not a locating device." She is serious in spots, as when she discusses her alcoholism, and some of the pieces seem dated (most are from the late '90s). Still, her fans will want to get an up-close look at this wildly popular author. Joanne Wilkinson
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 945 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 304 Seiten
  • Verlag: Penguin; Auflage: New Ed (4. Juli 2002)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B002RI9SA6
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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Marian Keyes, 1963 in Limerick geboren, wuchs in Dublin auf und jobbte nach dem Abbruch ihres Jurastudiums einige Jahre in London, bevor sie mit ihrem Debütroman "Wassermelone" einen phänomenalen Erfolg landete. Alle folgenden Romane wurden zu internationalen Bestsellern.

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Ein typisch "untypischer" Marian Keyes 24. Juli 2002
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Eigentlich bin ich ja nicht so der Fan von Kurzgeschichten...aber bei diesem Buch ist das ganz anders. Marian Keyes berichtet über ihr Leben - im allgemeinen und im besonderen - und schafft es, einen schon auf zwei oder drei Seiten in ihren Bann zu ziehen und zum schmunzeln, lachen oder nachdenken zu bringen. Dabei scheut sie sich auch nicht, einige Details von sich selbst preiszugeben, die andere sicher ganz weit "under the duvet" behalten hätten.
In dem Buch ist alles vertreten: die ironische und doch herzerfrischende Liebeserklärung an den Mann (liebevoll "Himself" genannt), die Muttertags-Danksagung, Erläuterungen der unerklärlichen SChuh-Kauf-Sucht von Frauen etc.
Ein wunderbares Buch, für jeden Keyes-Fan ein MUSS und für die die es werden wollen auch!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen 1A-Unterhaltung! 27. Januar 2003
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Ich habe schon mehrere Bücher von Marian Keyes gelesen; nun erstmals Kurzgeschichten. Ich bin überrascht wie pointiert und kurzweilig, wie unterschiedlich die Stories sind. Marian Keyes schreibt mir bei den meisten Geschichten aus dem Herzen. Ihre eigenen Unzulänglichkeiten breitet sie so sympathisch aus, dass man sie spätestens nach der 4. Geschichte ins Herz schließt und mit ihr über sie und ihr Umfeld lacht. KLASSE!
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Novelists Who Turn to Non-Fiction 11. April 2004
Von takingadayoff - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Under the Duvet is the latest of a small genre that consists of the short non-fiction works (columns, essays, random thoughts) of writers who are better-known for their novels. Alice Thomas Ellis, who is best-known for The Summer Trilogy novels, also wrote the Home Life series, a collection of columns about her everyday life in Wales. Sue Townsend wrote the Adrian Mole stories and recently published a collection of columns about her everyday life called The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman. Amy Tan collects her musings and thoughts in The Opposite of Fate. Writers who are successful in spinning good stories seem to be able to take mundane situations and turn them into good stories. This is a real treat for people like me who read very little fiction.
So how does Marian Keyes's new book measure up? Under the Duvet starts promisingly, with a short piece about her life as a not-so-glamorous novelist, and a previously unpublished essay about the eight months she wrote a cosmetics column for a magazine. These are probably the best bits in the book.
Maybe you do have to enjoy the fiction of the author to also enjoy their non-fiction. I confess I have not read any of Keyes's fiction. There's too much in Under the Duvet about shopping and shoes for my taste, but readers of Keyes's fiction might find that a plus.
Some of the pieces are on subjects that desperately need an original angle, but are not getting it here. For instance, on her trip to Los Angeles, Keyes predictably mentions the smog, silicone enhancements, and botox, and the fact that no one walks. I probably wouldn't have noticed her over-fondness for the word "eejit" (idiot) if I had read these pieces over time, rather than in two days.
Still, I enjoyed reading these essays and columns, and although they haven't inspired me to read Keyes's fiction, I will continue to hunt down books like this. Anyone know of any others?
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2.0 von 5 Sternen For hardcore Keyes fans only 10. Januar 2004
Von Kate - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Under the Duvet is a collection of essays by Keyes, most of which were previously published in Irish or British newpapers. It does give you a deeper look into the author's life, with chapters about moving back to Ireland, her past drinking problems (the inspiration for Watermelon), what a publicity tour is like, etc. There are also loads of columns about somewhat random things- shoes, soccer, mother's day, religon, and Irishness. Everything is well-written and most are funny, but I think they're more suited to newspaper features than a whole book.
Note: I have the Brit edition, so the American edition may be slightly different.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Marian Keyes has a winning way with words --- and people 24. Januar 2004
Von Bookreporter.com - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Some people take to their beds to escape from their lives; Marian Keyes takes to her bed in order to reflect on her life. She really does spend her days "under the duvet," comfortably propped up on pillows and typing away on her Sony Vaio laptop. Meanwhile, her husband of nearly a decade, Tony Baines, keeps the home and business fires burning from a more traditional workplace downstairs, communicating with his wife via a dedicated telephone line.
Such a setup has not only allowed Keyes to give full rein to her writing talents; it's given her a pretty great title gimmick, because when you come right down to it, so many things do take place under the duvet (or over, or around, but I digress). Most of the 47 short pieces in this book were written for the Irish Tatler and other magazines and newspapers, which has had some reviewers noting that "Keyes is also a journalist." She modestly points out that this is true insofar as she has produced these works of journalism --- but that she did so after becoming a novelist, when editors began to seek her out for pieces.
However, her modesty is misplaced because those who sought her out were clearly doing so in order to get Keyes's singular take on life, love and the pursuit of more hours for shopping. Smart editors they are, because Keyes not only has a winning way with words but with people as well. She comes alive in her essays as the spark plug of her family --- a person who doesn't believe she is the center of the universe, but around whom the folks naturally gravitate nonetheless.
This serves Keyes particularly well because everything --- a supposedly slimming seaweed wrap, a single kitten-heeled mule --- is fodder for her delightful gristmill of contemporary manners and mores. One essay's experience, "In the Name of Research --- Going Under Cover," about a brief stint at a glossy woman's magazine, was used to great effect in SUSHI FOR BEGINNERS, Keyes's second novel about --- what else? --- a start-up glossy woman's magazine.
But Keyes is not merely collecting fodder; she's sizing it up as well. "Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles" (her experience there shows up in ANGELS) contains acute observations of that city: "It was fearsomely hot as we drove along and the gray glare hurt my eyes. The sky looked like it could do for a good scrub with a wire brush. Abruptly I realized what was so odd --- there were no human beings on the streets. The place had a strange science-fiction feel to it."
Here's another thing about Keyes as a journalist: she's remarkably honest in her observations, especially as they pertain to herself (and Himself, as she dubs her good-humored husband) or her family. Having finished a university degree in law, she spent much of her twenties in substance abuse. Now, ten years sober and wiser (and having dissected that part of her life in RACHEL'S HOLIDAY), Keyes writes of her darkest hour in the previously unpublished "The Pissed Is Another Country, They Do Things Differently There": "From September 1993 to January 1994 was the most bereft time I have ever lived through. I had a bare bed, in a bare room, with a bare window, in a bare, bare life."
Fortunately that darkest hour really was just before dawn, and recovery. And fortunately for her readers, even when Keyes strips the bed, she has fresh linen at the ready. That essays ends, "For someone who'd always felt so inconsequential, I remember realizing that I'd been rescued. That I'd been worth rescuing."
--- Reviewed by Bethanne Kelly Patrick
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Winsomly Delightful 27. März 2004
Von Wendy Kaplan - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Devotees of Marian Keyes ("Watermelon," "Sushi for Beginners," et al.) will adore this collection of essays and columns, most of them previously published in The Irish Tattler--and some previously unpublished.
These simple, hilarious, and often very poignant peeks into the life of Keyes, which strongly resembles that of many of her main characters, makes the reader smile, sigh, and--in at least one heartfelt column about Keyes' triumph over alcoholism--weep. Those who follow her books will experience some strong deja vu, as whole sections of Keyes' truly baroque life seem to make their way sooner or later to her novels--eg, the famous mudbath that one main character took just before her wedding in order to fit into her dress!
The charm of this book is that it can be picked up and put down at random. Each essay functions on its own, and in fact, the author, in her preface, suggests that the reader simply browse and choose according to his or her mood at that moment. And so I did--and loved every single essay in the book.
A keeper!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Real Marian Keyes Revealed In All Her Humorous Splendor 20. Januar 2004
Von Antoinette Klein - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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She's young. She's hip. She's Irish. And she has written some of the most entertaining and humorous novels I've had the pleasure of reading. So it is quite a treat for me to sit down and enjoy what our Irish cousins have already been treated to....a collection of many of her columns which have appeared in the Irish Times newspaper. This may be old hat to Dubliners, but it's a newfound treasure for most Americans.
The book is like a box of chocolates and each short read is a tasty little morsel to devour and enjoy. What a treat it is to get this inside look at one of my favorite authors and share in her musings on just about everything. How does it feel to see someone actually purchase your book? How did she get the background material for Sushi? What was the nicest time of her life? How did it feel to be at a book signing for Rachel's Holiday and have no one show up? What are her feelings on shoes, Catholicism, real estate agents, and a whole lot more.
My personal favorite was "Happy Christmas! Form An Orderly Queue" not only because I love to read any work set at Christmastime but because of the glimpse it gives us into Marian's family life which just had to have been the basis for the wild and whacky Walsh clan of many of her novels.
If you love Marian Keyes already or if you just like short humorous pieces to make you laugh out loud, I highly recommend this one.
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