A chance conversation with a Provenal vigneron leads to the most unlikely of quests - a hunt to find France's palest ros. Extremely Pale Ros is a richly entertaining and informative account of the travels of Jamie, his wife Tanya and their ebullient friend Peter, as they take up this challenge. Giving up their lives in London, they quickly discover an unfortunate truth - the French won't treat ros or their quest seriously. Ros is seen as a poor cousin to red and white wine, drunk as an aperitif or to wash away the taste of spicy food. In bars, boulangeries and boucheries from Bordeaux to Bandol, Jamie, Tanya and Peter are recommended diverse vineyards to visit, and as they travel they encounter the beginnings of a ros revolution - French attitudes to pale pink wine appear to be changing, but is it too little too late to help them succeed in their quest? With wit, candour and wonderful storytelling, Jamie Ivey maintains a tradition of excellence in food and travel writing. Readers are left with dreams of France, summer days, baguettes, and . . . extremely pale ros.
What if you were able to skip the long hours of grueling gym workouts and the endless cycle of sweat and exhaustion that you supposedly need to get fit? And what if even after forgoing those, you could still have an amazing physique? High Intensity Fitness Revolution for Men gives you the information that you need to do just that. Here bestselling author and celebrated fitness trainer Pete Cerqua presents a groundbreaking fitness regime that helps you get in the best shape of your life in less than fifteen minutes a day. High Intensity Fitness is all about optimizing your time by teaching you how to work out smarter, not longer. Using scientific principles and advanced workout programs, the regimes in High Intensity Fitness Revolution for Men will change your body in only minutes a day. Anyone from the ultra-athletic at the peak of their physical prime to the perpetual couch potato can benefit from Cerqua's expert program. High Intensity Fitness breaks down and simplifies the key exercises that you need, and eliminates what you don't. These workouts are especially designed and repeatedly proven to help you achieve the fastest results through the shortest workouts. So what are you waiting for? Join the High Intensity Fitness Revolution today.
Gaining more employment needs the customer - while markets are changing fast. Volkswagen will achieve stable employment through customer satisfaction: Every working place has its customer. The title The Company that Breathes stands for a new general strategy of Volkswagen AG. The company and the employees had to adopt this strategy. In this book the author, Director and Member of the Board of Volkswagen AG, describes this strategy with all details of flexibility in time and staff management. Although the systems vary worldwide, this strategy can be looked at as a revolution in work management for European and US companies.
The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was - again - at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange, the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation and parliament became the sovereign body of the nation with responsibilities and duties far beyond those of the monarch. It was a revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time in which newspapers first flourished and the English novel was born. It was an era in which coffee houses and playhouses boomed, gin flowed freely and in which shops, as we know them today, began to proliferate in our towns and villages. But it was also a time of extraordinary and unprecedented technological innovation, which saw England utterly and irrevocably transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal. PRAISE FOR THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND SERIES "Ackroyd's trademark insight and wit, and the glorious interconnectedness of all things, permeate each page" Observer "Ackroyd writes with such lightly worn erudition and a deceptive ease that he never fails to engage" Daily Telegraph "In pages of limpid detail, Ackroyd makes history accessible to the layman" Ian Thomson, Independent