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Less than a year after the first season finale, PBS’s hit series returns to Sunday nights this spring with an all-­new eight-­episode season. Fans of and have fallen in love with this candid look at post-­war London. In the 1950s, twenty-­two-­year-­old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London's East End slums. While delivering babies all over the city, Jenny encounters a colorful cast of women—from the plucky, warm-­hearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-­four children who can't speak English, to the prostitutes of the city's seedier side. Based on Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoirs, will continue to delight its millions of viewers in the U.­S.

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The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu text composed between the 4th to 6th centuries CE and widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. It is largely in prose, with many poetry verses. Vatsyayana is the name of a Hindu philosopher in the Vedic tradition who is believed to have lived during time of the Gupta Empire in India.

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In this daring, provocative, and insightful book, bestselling author and internationally acclaimed playwright Eve Ensler writes fictional monologues and stories inspired by girls around the globe. Moving through a world of topics and emotions, these voices are fierce, alive, tender, complicated, imaginative, and smart. Girls today often find themselves in a struggle between remaining strong and true to themselves and conforming to society’s expectations in an attempt to please. They are taught not to be too intense, too passionate, too smart, too caring, too open. They are encouraged to shut down their instincts, their outrage, their desires and their dreams, to be polite, to obey the rules. I Am an Emotional Creature is a celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls everywhere to speak up, follow their dreams, and become the women they were always meant to be. Among the girls Ensler creates are an American who struggles with peer . . .

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A Doll's House opens as Nora Helmer returns from Christmas shopping. Her husband Torvald comes out of his study to tease with her. They discuss how their finances will improve now that Torvald has a new job as the vice president of the bank. Torvald expresses his horror of debt. Nora behaves childishly, and he enjoys treating her like a child to be instructed and indulged. Soon Christine Linde, an old friend of Nora's, arrives at their home. She is a childless widow who is moving back to the city. Her husband left her no money, so she has tried different kinds of work and now hopes to find some work that is not too strenuous. Nora confides to Christine that she once secretly borrowed money from a disgraced lawyer, Nils Krogstad, to save Torvald's life when he was very ill, but she has not told him in order to protect his pride. She told everyone that the money came from her father, who died at about the same time. She has been repaying the debt from her housekeeping budget and . . .

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After Pornified: where female pornmakers lead the way, empowering women to claim their bodies and sex against a pornified culture.

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The Subjection of Women is the title of an essay written by John Stuart Mill and his wife Harriet Taylor Mill in 1869stating an argument in favour of equality between the sexes. At the time it was published in 1869, this essay was an affront to European conventional norms for the status of men and women. As it is said in the book, "The purpose of this book is to maintain the claim of women, whether in marriage or out of it, to perfect equality in all rights with the male sex.­" John Stuart Mill, "The Subjection of Women" (1869).

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Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as ’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking—he runs his own woodshop— features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-­town Minooka, Illinois—“I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”—to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-­wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-­bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes.

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The bestselling author of My Secret Garden exposes the wild and sexy fantasies that many of us have but are afraid to share. For over thirty years, Nancy Friday has written about eros, love, beauty, and seduction. Now she returns to the territory she pioneered during the sexual revolution—exploring our most taboo sexual desires. In a contemporary world where women are formidable partners in the erotic dance and no topic seems out of bounds, Friday breaks into a still-­forbidden world of lust, power, and pleasure. Collecting fantasies from dozens of women and, for the fi rst time, men, Friday explores the wildest corners of our imagination. Beyond My Control: Forbidden Fantasies in an Uncensored Age shows that our fantasies are not compensation for a "missing" sex life but are a critical component of our fullest selves, the secret desires that yearn to soar. Praise for Nancy Friday "YOU'LL BLUSH, YOUR PULSE WILL RACE.­" New York Times "Delicious... women can share in their sisters' . . .

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