Luxury Swimming Pools



The 100 Best Swimming Pools


The 100 Best Swimming Pools


$53.63


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Spectacular Swimming Pools


Spectacular Swimming Pools


$3.95


29 swimming pools from all over the world showcase creative and innovative designs in all kinds of settings. Included in this fabulous collection are pools from the coastal and inland U.S., the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Australia and Asia.

Swimming Pools & Spas


Swimming Pools & Spas


$3.95


You’ll be swimming with ideas when you dip into Sunset’s new Swimming Pools & Spas. It covers everything you need to plan, design, and build a new pool or spa; maintain, repair, and refurbish existing ones; plus proven energy- and money-saving tips. Soak up some inspiration for your dream pool with over 80 photographs featuring the latest materials, landscaping, design trends, and, naturally, beautiful pools and spas of every size and type imaginable.

Swimming Pools and Spas


Swimming Pools and Spas


$3.95


Having a swimming pool or spa right in your own backyard is the ultimate for many homeowners–a place for exercise, family recreation, festive gatherings, and relaxation. This book guides you through the process of making a pool or spa a reality, from navigating all the available choices and selecting and working with a contractor to installing landscaping and lighting. You’ll also find detailed advice on safety, maintenance, and upkeep.

Dream Pools: Glorious Pools


Dream Pools: Glorious Pools


$4.02


A swimming pool of your dreams doesn’t have to cost much more than an ordinary one if you plan ahead to create a magic environment that’s also a valuable investment. Each huge, full-color spread displays a different style of pool complete with hundreds of ways to make it your own. Break away from the traditional shapes by selecting a curvaceous lake, circular oasis, natural free-form, or a geometric response to the shape of your house. Hundreds more options help you consider the best location and views, protection from wind and sun, and color schemes to enliven the body, mind, and spirit. Next come the truly rewarding personal considerations–special attractions for children; lap pools and other fitness features; diving areas; and decks, patios, cooking areas, and furniture. Leave room in your budget for special finishing touches–waterfalls, grottoes, spas, vanishing edges, spectacular night lighting, lush greenery, cabanas, gazebos, and pool houses.

Spectacular Pools


Spectacular Pools


$5.62


Few constructions better epitomize leisure and comfort than the swimming pool. Although at times pools serve landscaping or sporting functions, most often swimming pools are associated with lazy hours enjoyed under the sun in a bathing suit, the only concern being to finish a beverage before the ice cubes melt. "Spectacular Pools "presents a selection of some of the most stunning swimming pools in the world. Included are more than twenty-five inspirational pools located in both the coastal and inland United States, on the Mediterranean, and in the Caribbean, Australia, and Asia, providing a spectacular overview of different pool designs and creations from all over the world.

Contained Beauty : Photographs, Reflections and Swimming Pools


Contained Beauty : Photographs, Reflections and Swimming Pools


$29.11


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Contested Waters : A Social History of Swimming Pools in America


Contested Waters : A Social History of Swimming Pools in America


$14.06


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Natural Swimming Pools : Inspiration for Harmony with Nature


Natural Swimming Pools : Inspiration for Harmony with Nature


$36.57


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Great Lengths: The Historic Indoor Swimming Pools of Britain


Great Lengths: The Historic Indoor Swimming Pools of Britain


$29.82


Swimming is Britain’s most popular participation sport. Nearly one in four people swim at least once a month, with around 80 million visits to swimming pools recorded every year. Surprisingly, although public baths have formed a vital part of community life since an 1846 Act of Parliament, their story has never been told in book form until now. Great Lengths, the eighth book in the acclaimed Played in Britain series, traces the development of indoor public baths and pools, from the earliest subscription baths of the Georgian period and the first municipal baths in Liverpool in 1829, to the current generation of leisure pools with their flumes and potted palm trees. In both the public and private sectors the golden era of pool design fell between the 1880s and 1914, when over 600 baths were constructed, many rich in architectural detail and technological innovation. The magnificent Victoria Baths in Manchester completed in 1906 (2003 winner of BBC2 Restoration series) set new standards for opulence. Birmingham’s Balsall Heath Baths (1907), London’s Haggerston Baths (1904) and similar establishments in Hull, Nottingham and Glasgow equally reflected the civic pride of their creators, as greater awareness of hygiene and physical fitness brought safe swimming and recreation to the urban masses. A further burst of activity between the wars saw a new generation of concrete and glass Art Deco baths and in the 1960s these were joined by classic Modern designs. Great Lengths is no mere exercise in nostalgia. Scores of Victorian and Edwardian baths have been allowed to deteriorate. Dozens remain closed and the subject of long running campaigns for restoration. Yet many modern baths built in the late 20th century have also been found wanting. For this reason, this book will serve as an important reference for anyone involved in the current debate, whether as swimmers or providers.

Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America


Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America


$23.18


From nineteenth-century public baths to today’s private backyard havens, swimming pools have long been a provocative symbol of American life. In this social and cultural history of swimming pools in the United States, Jeff Wiltse relates how, over the years, pools have served as asylums for the urban poor, leisure resorts for the masses, and private clubs for middle-class suburbanites. As sites of race riots, shrinking swimsuits, and conspicuous leisure, swimming pools reflect many of the tensions and transformations that have given rise to modern America.

Swimming Pools: Design and Construction, Fourth Edition


Swimming Pools: Design and Construction, Fourth Edition


$242.11


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 Anji’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 6)


Anji’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 6)


$1.99


One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps. ‘When I got to the camp I felt as if I’d suddenly walked into Utopia – it was so colourful, so warm, so friendly. There were lights across the roads, there were banners fluttering in the breeze… There seemed to be laughter coming from every building.’ With grey post-WWII skies hanging low over Britain, factories lining the streets and smoke stacks dotting the horizon, there was one way that ordinary families could escape: the ever-cheerful holiday camps of Butlin’s. When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936, they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here, for one week, wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework, children ran free through the grounds, fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Ever-helpful redcoats were on hand all hours of the day, dinner halls ready with plentiful food for old and young alike, bars stocked to quench any level of thirst, ballrooms waiting to be flooded with shiny shoes, rustling dresses and peals of laughter. And, as the sun went down on another exhausting, happy day, a chorus line was ready to sing holidaymakers back to their beds. Rich in period detail and highly evocative, Wish You Were Here! follows the lives of seven of the camps’ key figures through the highs and lows of the holiday season: from redcoats searching for stardom to young families who returned year after year, to pensioners who rediscovered an inner youth. The laughter and tears, the loves and losses, and the fun and friendships that have lasted a lifetime – it’s all here. Funny, moving and heartwarming, they are tales of swimming pools and sing-a-longs, Glamorous Grannies and bicycle rides, and of a community spirit that burned brightly in a much-loved British institution.

 Anji’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 6)


Anji’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 6)


$1.99


One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps. ‘When I got to the camp I felt as if I’d suddenly walked into Utopia – it was so colourful, so warm, so friendly. There were lights across the roads, there were banners fluttering in the breeze… There seemed to be laughter coming from every building.’ With grey post-WWII skies hanging low over Britain, factories lining the streets and smoke stacks dotting the horizon, there was one way that ordinary families could escape: the ever-cheerful holiday camps of Butlin’s. When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936, they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here, for one week, wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework, children ran free through the grounds, fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Ever-helpful redcoats were on hand all hours of the day, dinner halls ready with plentiful food for old and young alike, bars stocked to quench any level of thirst, ballrooms waiting to be flooded with shiny shoes, rustling dresses and peals of laughter. And, as the sun went down on another exhausting, happy day, a chorus line was ready to sing holidaymakers back to their beds. Rich in period detail and highly evocative, Wish You Were Here! follows the lives of seven of the camps’ key figures through the highs and lows of the holiday season: from redcoats searching for stardom to young families who returned year after year, to pensioners who rediscovered an inner youth. The laughter and tears, the loves and losses, and the fun and friendships that have lasted a lifetime – it’s all here. Funny, moving and heartwarming, they are tales of swimming pools and sing-a-longs, Glamorous Grannies and bicycle rides, and of a community spirit that burned brightly in a much-loved British institution.

 Anji’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 6)


Anji’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 6)


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One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps. ‘When I got to the camp I felt as if I’d suddenly walked into Utopia – it was so colourful, so warm, so friendly. There were lights across the roads, there were banners fluttering in the breeze… There seemed to be laughter coming from every building.’ With grey post-WWII skies hanging low over Britain, factories lining the streets and smoke stacks dotting the horizon, there was one way that ordinary families could escape: the ever-cheerful holiday camps of Butlin’s. When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936, they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here, for one week, wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework, children ran free through the grounds, fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Ever-helpful redcoats were on hand all hours of the day, dinner halls ready with plentiful food for old and young alike, bars stocked to quench any level of thirst, ballrooms waiting to be flooded with shiny shoes, rustling dresses and peals of laughter. And, as the sun went down on another exhausting, happy day, a chorus line was ready to sing holidaymakers back to their beds. Rich in period detail and highly evocative, Wish You Were Here! follows the lives of seven of the camps’ key figures through the highs and lows of the holiday season: from redcoats searching for stardom to young families who returned year after year, to pensioners who rediscovered an inner youth. The laughter and tears, the loves and losses, and the fun and friendships that have lasted a lifetime – it’s all here. Funny, moving and heartwarming, they are tales of swimming pools and sing-a-longs, Glamorous Grannies and bicycle rides, and of a community spirit that burned brightly in a much-loved British institution.

 Antigua Sarong


Antigua Sarong


$38


Whether you are by the pool in St Tropez, yachting in Capri or enjoying a festival in Tenerife, this is the ultimate summer chic. Traditionally produced in Tunisia, these stylish, light sarongs for travelling as they take up very little space and will add a touch of luxury to your holidays to the sun. They are perfect for swimming pools, beaches or even as a sarong.A gorgeous beach wrap that make a great cover up over a bikini or swimsuit. A stylish pure cotton pareo with beautiful stripes and details perfect for holidays that can also be worn as a scarf or shawl at home. This stylish ladies wrap would also make a great gift idea. Available in beige, lilac and green & yellow. made from: Hand woven in Tunisia by artisans using 100% natural pure cotton, Machine washable 40°, dries very quickly. Wash brilliantly and becomes softer the more you wash it. dimensions: Size: 100cm x 200cm. product code: 251792

 Become a Dictator: A Short and Snappy Guide


Become a Dictator: A Short and Snappy Guide


$1.1


‘Have you ever thought of becoming a dictator of some country and terrorizing its people for a few decades? Or dream of ruling the world by squelching free speech and crushing your enemies?’‘No, I don’t think so.’‘No? Not even once? Come on, don’t lie! Didn’t your mother teach you not to lie? Everyone wants to rule the world. It is an inbuilt desire and everyone has illusions of grandeur and living in the lap of luxury. Don’t feel embarrassed to admit it. There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful. Who will say no to the delicious opportunity of becoming an emperor of a kingdom, own a few magnificent palaces, a set of luxury cars, a dozen private jets, swimming pools, sacks of gold and acquire a few other basic necessities if given a chance? Who cares about what the peasants and commoners think? I can even coach you on how to become a dictator. Sounds interesting?’‘Hmm, I am not sure.’‘No? Still can’t decide? Really? That’s too bad! Okay, then I will ask your neighbor if he is interested.’‘Hey, wait! Don’t go away.’‘Aha, now I can see what you are thinking! I knew you would see the light. You want to know how to become a dictator, right? Then look no further. Everything you wanted to know about how to become a dictator, but were too embarrassed to ask is available right here in this concise guide. It contains the most comprehensive specifications and do’s & don’ts for every aspiring dictator. There is no need to read thick boring books on history, communism, etc. So let us get started before somebody else beats you to it.’

 Become a Dictator: A Short and Snappy Guide


Become a Dictator: A Short and Snappy Guide


$0.75


‘Have you ever thought of becoming a dictator of some country and terrorizing its people for a few decades? Or dream of ruling the world by squelching free speech and crushing your enemies?’‘No, I don’t think so.’‘No? Not even once? Come on, don’t lie! Didn’t your mother teach you not to lie? Everyone wants to rule the world. It is an inbuilt desire and everyone has illusions of grandeur and living in the lap of luxury. Don’t feel embarrassed to admit it. There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful. Who will say no to the delicious opportunity of becoming an emperor of a kingdom, own a few magnificent palaces, a set of luxury cars, a dozen private jets, swimming pools, sacks of gold and acquire a few other basic necessities if given a chance? Who cares about what the peasants and commoners think? I can even coach you on how to become a dictator. Sounds interesting?’‘Hmm, I am not sure.’‘No? Still can’t decide? Really? That’s too bad! Okay, then I will ask your neighbor if he is interested.’‘Hey, wait! Don’t go away.’‘Aha, now I can see what you are thinking! I knew you would see the light. You want to know how to become a dictator, right? Then look no further. Everything you wanted to know about how to become a dictator, but were too embarrassed to ask is available right here in this concise guide. It contains the most comprehensive specifications and do’s & don’ts for every aspiring dictator. There is no need to read thick boring books on history, communism, etc. So let us get started before somebody else beats you to it.’

 Become a Dictator: A Short and Snappy Guide


Become a Dictator: A Short and Snappy Guide


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‘Have you ever thought of becoming a dictator of some country and terrorizing its people for a few decades? Or dream of ruling the world by squelching free speech and crushing your enemies?’‘No, I don’t think so.’‘No? Not even once? Come on, don’t lie! Didn’t your mother teach you not to lie? Everyone wants to rule the world. It is an inbuilt desire and everyone has illusions of grandeur and living in the lap of luxury. Don’t feel embarrassed to admit it. There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful. Who will say no to the delicious opportunity of becoming an emperor of a kingdom, own a few magnificent palaces, a set of luxury cars, a dozen private jets, swimming pools, sacks of gold and acquire a few other basic necessities if given a chance? Who cares about what the peasants and commoners think? I can even coach you on how to become a dictator. Sounds interesting?’‘Hmm, I am not sure.’‘No? Still can’t decide? Really? That’s too bad! Okay, then I will ask your neighbor if he is interested.’‘Hey, wait! Don’t go away.’‘Aha, now I can see what you are thinking! I knew you would see the light. You want to know how to become a dictator, right? Then look no further. Everything you wanted to know about how to become a dictator, but were too embarrassed to ask is available right here in this concise guide. It contains the most comprehensive specifications and do’s & don’ts for every aspiring dictator. There is no need to read thick boring books on history, communism, etc. So let us get started before somebody else beats you to it.’

 Hilary’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 1)


Hilary’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 1)


$1.99


One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps. ‘When I got to the camp I felt as if I’d suddenly walked into Utopia – it was so colourful, so warm, so friendly. There were lights across the roads, there were banners fluttering in the breeze… There seemed to be laughter coming from every building.’ With grey post-WWII skies hanging low over Britain, factories lining the streets and smoke stacks dotting the horizon, there was one way that ordinary families could escape: the ever-cheerful holiday camps of Butlin’s. When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936, they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here, for one week, wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework, children ran free through the grounds, fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Ever-helpful redcoats were on hand all hours of the day, dinner halls ready with plentiful food for old and young alike, bars stocked to quench any level of thirst, ballrooms waiting to be flooded with shiny shoes, rustling dresses and peals of laughter. And, as the sun went down on another exhausting, happy day, a chorus line was ready to sing holidaymakers back to their beds. Rich in period detail and highly evocative, Wish You Were Here! follows the lives of seven of the camps’ key figures through the highs and lows of the holiday season: from redcoats searching for stardom to young families who returned year after year, to pensioners who rediscovered an inner youth. The laughter and tears, the loves and losses, and the fun and friendships that have lasted a lifetime – it’s all here. Funny, moving and heartwarming, they are tales of swimming pools and sing-a-longs, Glamorous Grannies and bicycle rides, and of a community spirit that burned brightly in a much-loved British institution.

 Hilary’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 1)


Hilary’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 1)


$1.99


One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps. ‘When I got to the camp I felt as if I’d suddenly walked into Utopia – it was so colourful, so warm, so friendly. There were lights across the roads, there were banners fluttering in the breeze… There seemed to be laughter coming from every building.’ With grey post-WWII skies hanging low over Britain, factories lining the streets and smoke stacks dotting the horizon, there was one way that ordinary families could escape: the ever-cheerful holiday camps of Butlin’s. When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936, they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here, for one week, wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework, children ran free through the grounds, fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Ever-helpful redcoats were on hand all hours of the day, dinner halls ready with plentiful food for old and young alike, bars stocked to quench any level of thirst, ballrooms waiting to be flooded with shiny shoes, rustling dresses and peals of laughter. And, as the sun went down on another exhausting, happy day, a chorus line was ready to sing holidaymakers back to their beds. Rich in period detail and highly evocative, Wish You Were Here! follows the lives of seven of the camps’ key figures through the highs and lows of the holiday season: from redcoats searching for stardom to young families who returned year after year, to pensioners who rediscovered an inner youth. The laughter and tears, the loves and losses, and the fun and friendships that have lasted a lifetime – it’s all here. Funny, moving and heartwarming, they are tales of swimming pools and sing-a-longs, Glamorous Grannies and bicycle rides, and of a community spirit that burned brightly in a much-loved British institution.

 Hilary’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 1)


Hilary’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 1)


$0.99


One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps. ‘When I got to the camp I felt as if I’d suddenly walked into Utopia – it was so colourful, so warm, so friendly. There were lights across the roads, there were banners fluttering in the breeze… There seemed to be laughter coming from every building.’ With grey post-WWII skies hanging low over Britain, factories lining the streets and smoke stacks dotting the horizon, there was one way that ordinary families could escape: the ever-cheerful holiday camps of Butlin’s. When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936, they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here, for one week, wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework, children ran free through the grounds, fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Ever-helpful redcoats were on hand all hours of the day, dinner halls ready with plentiful food for old and young alike, bars stocked to quench any level of thirst, ballrooms waiting to be flooded with shiny shoes, rustling dresses and peals of laughter. And, as the sun went down on another exhausting, happy day, a chorus line was ready to sing holidaymakers back to their beds. Rich in period detail and highly evocative, Wish You Were Here! follows the lives of seven of the camps’ key figures through the highs and lows of the holiday season: from redcoats searching for stardom to young families who returned year after year, to pensioners who rediscovered an inner youth. The laughter and tears, the loves and losses, and the fun and friendships that have lasted a lifetime – it’s all here. Funny, moving and heartwarming, they are tales of swimming pools and sing-a-longs, Glamorous Grannies and bicycle rides, and of a community spirit that burned brightly in a much-loved British institution.

 MTV - Cribs: Rock DVD


MTV – Cribs: Rock DVD


$12.99


MTV’s hit show Cribs takes viewers into the homes of celebrities to reveal the luxury pads and swimming pools of the rich and famous. MTV personality Iann Robinson hosts this edition of Cribs featu…

 MTV Cribs - MTV Cribs - MTV - Cribs 2-Pack DVD


MTV Cribs – MTV Cribs – MTV – Cribs 2-Pack DVD


$20.49


MTV’s hit show Cribs takes viewers into the homes of celebrities to reveal the luxury pads and swimming pools of the rich and famous. This 2-pack combines the rock and hip-hop editions, featuring t…

 MTV Cribs Hip Hop - MTV Cribs Hip Hop - MTV - Cribs: Hip-Hop DVD


MTV Cribs Hip Hop – MTV Cribs Hip Hop – MTV – Cribs: Hip-Hop DVD


$12.99


MTV’s hit show Cribs takes viewers into the homes of celebrities to reveal the luxury pads and swimming pools of the rich and famous. Hip-hop artist Redman hosts this edition of Cribs featuring the…

 Mavis’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 2)


Mavis’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 2)


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One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps. ‘When I got to the camp I felt as if I’d suddenly walked into Utopia – it was so colourful, so warm, so friendly. There were lights across the roads, there were banners fluttering in the breeze… There seemed to be laughter coming from every building.’ With grey post-WWII skies hanging low over Britain, factories lining the streets and smoke stacks dotting the horizon, there was one way that ordinary families could escape: the ever-cheerful holiday camps of Butlin’s. When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936, they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here, for one week, wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework, children ran free through the grounds, fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Ever-helpful redcoats were on hand all hours of the day, dinner halls ready with plentiful food for old and young alike, bars stocked to quench any level of thirst, ballrooms waiting to be flooded with shiny shoes, rustling dresses and peals of laughter. And, as the sun went down on another exhausting, happy day, a chorus line was ready to sing holidaymakers back to their beds. Rich in period detail and highly evocative, Wish You Were Here! follows the lives of seven of the camps’ key figures through the highs and lows of the holiday season: from redcoats searching for stardom to young families who returned year after year, to pensioners who rediscovered an inner youth. The laughter and tears, the loves and losses, and the fun and friendships that have lasted a lifetime – it’s all here. Funny, moving and heartwarming, they are tales of swimming pools and sing-a-longs, Glamorous Grannies and bicycle rides, and of a community spirit that burned brightly in a much-loved British institution.

 Mavis’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 2)


Mavis’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 2)


$1.99


One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps. ‘When I got to the camp I felt as if I’d suddenly walked into Utopia – it was so colourful, so warm, so friendly. There were lights across the roads, there were banners fluttering in the breeze… There seemed to be laughter coming from every building.’ With grey post-WWII skies hanging low over Britain, factories lining the streets and smoke stacks dotting the horizon, there was one way that ordinary families could escape: the ever-cheerful holiday camps of Butlin’s. When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936, they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here, for one week, wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework, children ran free through the grounds, fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Ever-helpful redcoats were on hand all hours of the day, dinner halls ready with plentiful food for old and young alike, bars stocked to quench any level of thirst, ballrooms waiting to be flooded with shiny shoes, rustling dresses and peals of laughter. And, as the sun went down on another exhausting, happy day, a chorus line was ready to sing holidaymakers back to their beds. Rich in period detail and highly evocative, Wish You Were Here! follows the lives of seven of the camps’ key figures through the highs and lows of the holiday season: from redcoats searching for stardom to young families who returned year after year, to pensioners who rediscovered an inner youth. The laughter and tears, the loves and losses, and the fun and friendships that have lasted a lifetime – it’s all here. Funny, moving and heartwarming, they are tales of swimming pools and sing-a-longs, Glamorous Grannies and bicycle rides, and of a community spirit that burned brightly in a much-loved British institution.

 Mavis’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 2)


Mavis’s Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 2)


$1.99


One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps. ‘When I got to the camp I felt as if I’d suddenly walked into Utopia – it was so colourful, so warm, so friendly. There were lights across the roads, there were banners fluttering in the breeze… There seemed to be laughter coming from every building.’ With grey post-WWII skies hanging low over Britain, factories lining the streets and smoke stacks dotting the horizon, there was one way that ordinary families could escape: the ever-cheerful holiday camps of Butlin’s. When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936, they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here, for one week, wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework, children ran free through the grounds, fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Ever-helpful redcoats were on hand all hours of the day, dinner halls ready with plentiful food for old and young alike, bars stocked to quench any level of thirst, ballrooms waiting to be flooded with shiny shoes, rustling dresses and peals of laughter. And, as the sun went down on another exhausting, happy day, a chorus line was ready to sing holidaymakers back to their beds. Rich in period detail and highly evocative, Wish You Were Here! follows the lives of seven of the camps’ key figures through the highs and lows of the holiday season: from redcoats searching for stardom to young families who returned year after year, to pensioners who rediscovered an inner youth. The laughter and tears, the loves and losses, and the fun and friendships that have lasted a lifetime – it’s all here. Funny, moving and heartwarming, they are tales of swimming pools and sing-a-longs, Glamorous Grannies and bicycle rides, and of a community spirit that burned brightly in a much-loved British institution.

 Men Overboard


Men Overboard


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Hairstylist Aaron Turner doesn’t consider himself overweight; just under height.  As stylish as he is outgoing, he brings a Carrie Bradshaw like wardrobe in extra large and a fierce attitude to this adventure on the high seas, not knowing that a killer has come along for the week long cruise as well.  Friends Aaron Turner and Phillip Baxter have not yet settled in when the bodies begin piling up.  The best pals begin to think the passengers of the Titanic booked better tickets when they find themselves linked to the dead bodies.  Becoming suspects, they must clear their names before the ship returns to Fort Lauderdale.  Without a weapon, Aaron is left with only his wit to try and capture a killer before he becomes part of the body count.  Luckily, his tongue is as sharp as his styling razor, so he is up to the task with flair and bravado! Excerpt: “Southern Dawn.  Sounds like a drag queen from Memphis,” Aaron Turner said while looking up at the huge ship.  His friend Phillip Baxter did not reply.  “Swimming pools, luxury spa, two dining rooms, three bars all spread over twelve decks,” the stout man adjusted a pair of vintage Chanel sunglasses perched on the end of his round nose.  The cruise they were embarking on had been planned by Phillip as a holiday surprise for him and his now ex, a muscular young beauty who in the course of their relationship had done more tricks than Criss Angel.  Phillip was going to cancel the cruise but Aaron, his best friend and one of Seattle’s leading hairstylists, begged, threatened, whined and cajoled until they found themselves on the gangway that bright February morning.  “You haven’t been on a vacation in six years and have already paid, so take me!  It’ll be fun.  If you don’t go now, when?  Are you gonna wait until Streisand goes back to Broadway or the Pope begins performing gay weddings?” With friends like Aaron, you did not need enemies.  Aggression worked well for him.  The hairstylist was on vacation and nothing short of

 Men Overboard


Men Overboard


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Hairstylist Aaron Turner doesn’t consider himself overweight; just under height.  As stylish as he is outgoing, he brings a Carrie Bradshaw like wardrobe in extra large and a fierce attitude to this adventure on the high seas, not knowing that a killer has come along for the week long cruise as well.  Friends Aaron Turner and Phillip Baxter have not yet settled in when the bodies begin piling up.  The best pals begin to think the passengers of the Titanic booked better tickets when they find themselves linked to the dead bodies.  Becoming suspects, they must clear their names before the ship returns to Fort Lauderdale.  Without a weapon, Aaron is left with only his wit to try and capture a killer before he becomes part of the body count.  Luckily, his tongue is as sharp as his styling razor, so he is up to the task with flair and bravado! Excerpt: “Southern Dawn.  Sounds like a drag queen from Memphis,” Aaron Turner said while looking up at the huge ship.  His friend Phillip Baxter did not reply.  “Swimming pools, luxury spa, two dining rooms, three bars all spread over twelve decks,” the stout man adjusted a pair of vintage Chanel sunglasses perched on the end of his round nose.  The cruise they were embarking on had been planned by Phillip as a holiday surprise for him and his now ex, a muscular young beauty who in the course of their relationship had done more tricks than Criss Angel.  Phillip was going to cancel the cruise but Aaron, his best friend and one of Seattle’s leading hairstylists, begged, threatened, whined and cajoled until they found themselves on the gangway that bright February morning.  “You haven’t been on a vacation in six years and have already paid, so take me!  It’ll be fun.  If you don’t go now, when?  Are you gonna wait until Streisand goes back to Broadway or the Pope begins performing gay weddings?” With friends like Aaron, you did not need enemies.  Aggression worked well for him.  The hairstylist was on vacation and nothing short of

 Mykonos Beach Hammam Towel Set


Mykonos Beach Hammam Towel Set


$36


Whether you are by the pool in St Tropez, yachting in Capri or enjoying a festival in Tenerife, this is the ultimate summer chic. Traditionally produced in Tunisia, these stylish, light hamam towels are ideal for travelling as they take up very little space and will add a touch of luxury to your holidays to the sun. More absorbent, bigger and lighter than classical towels, they dry very quickly and are perfect for swimming pools, beaches or even as a sarong. You can also complement it by a coordinate beach bag ( only £ 22 ). A chic and elegant companion for your holidays to the sun. A great present for men, women and teenagers going to festival or gap year. Available in pink and taupe. Comes as a set with the large and guest towel. Beach bag in taup, pink and blue. made from: Hand woven in Tunisia by artisans using 100% natural pure cotton, Machine washable 40°, dries very quickly. Wash brilliantly and becomes softer the more you wash it. dimensions: Size: 100cm x 200cm. & 70 x 50 cm. product code: 227043

 Playfully Rigid


Playfully Rigid


$37.4


This broad selection of Swiss architecture, graphic design, and design from 1950 to 2006 demonstrates that in this context, playful humor and clarity are by no means opposites, but a highly unusual duo of qualities that mingle and interpenetrate. The question addressed by this publication is: are these examples from three professions, various regions and languages, and a period of more than fifty years bound together by a common denominator? No parade of luxury items, but talents and ideas finding material expression and clients with the courage to embrace new inventions, a presented with examples from architecture, graphic design, and design: movie theaters, swimming pools, pedestrian bridges, gas stations, posters, journals, record and CD covers, books, web design, furniture, and the legendary TEE train (Trans-Europe Express). This publication is accompanied by an exhibition at the Kornhausforum in Bern, which then goes on to additional locations throughout the world.

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