By (author) Imogen Edwards-Jones
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Air Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones
Book DescriptionHeard the one about the airline that has introduced 'corpse cupboards' on new planes to cope with the number of people who die in the air? Heard the story about the First Class air hostess who got fired for sitting on the face of a passenger during a long haul flight? Heard about the amount of knickers and false teeth that are left behind in the body of the plane? Heard how pissed-off stewards put laxatives in your drinks? Heard about the pilot who ran out of runway? Heard of the disabled passengers who miraculously walk again? No? Then you haven't read Air Babylon. Do you know the best place to have sex on a plane? Do you know how to dress for an upgrade? Do you know that one drink in the air equals three on the ground? Do you know who is checking you in? Who is checking you out? Do you know exactly what happens to your luggage once it leaves your sight? Is it secure? Are you safe? Do you really know anything about the business that you entrust your life to several times a year? Air Babylon is a trawl through the highs, the lows, and the rapid descents of the travel industry. It catalogues the births, the deaths, the drunken brawls, the sexual antics, and the debauchery behind the scenes of the ultimate service industry - where the world is divided into those who wear the uniform and those who don't...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552153058
(198mm x 127mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Imogen Edwards-Jones
Restaurant Babylon, Paperback (April 2014)
What makes a restaurant hot? Whose name do you need to drop to get a table? Why is one place booked solid for the next nine months while somewhere equally delicious is as empty and inhospitable as the Gobi desert? This book deals with the tricks of the food trade and what really makes this GBP90 billion a year industry tick.
Hospital Babylon, Paperback (July 2012)
An expose of the extraordinary world of modern medicine. It takes the reader on a journey through the various departments and wards where babies are made, thighs are reduced, noses straightened and spare kidneys are flown in from the Indian subcontinent. It lets us meet doctors who sleep with nurses and doctors who sleep with patients.
Wedding Babylon, Paperback (May 2010)
Following a week in the life of a busy wedding planner, and based on true but anonymous stories, this title takes you to the heart of an industry where emotions run high, money flows like champagne and GBP3,000 cakes are made of polystyrene.
Pop Babylon, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by Imogen Edwards-Jones
How do you make it as a pop star? Why does one boy band make it big and another disappear off the pages of the magazines altogether? Why do girls cost more than boys? Featuring scandals, this book takes you to the heart of one of the most wicked and secretive industries, a world where money talks, bullshit walks and drugs are a way of life.
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Author Biography - Imogen Edwards-Jones
Imogen Edwards-Jones is the co-author of the bestselling Hotel Babylon, Air Babylon and Fashion Babylon as well as author of The Stork Club and The Taming of Eagles. Her fiction includes My Canape Hell, Shagpile, The Wendy House and Tuscany for Beginners. Her new book, Beach Babylon, is now available from Bantam Press. Imogen lives in west London with her husband and their baby daughter. Anonymous is a collection of high-profile insiders from the fashion industry. Anonymous is a collection of airline staff, front of house as well as behind the scenes, whose identities must remain secert in order to protect the guilty.
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