Now a major French film Au revoir là-haut - Prix Goncourt-winning masterpiece by the writer who brought you Alex, Irène and Camille. October 1918: the war on the Western Front is all but over. Desperate for one last chance of promotion, the ambitious Lieutenant Henri d'Aulnay Pradelle sends two scouts over the top, and secretly shoots them in the back to incite his men to heroic action once more. And so is set in motion a series of devastating events that will inextricably bind together the fates and fortunes of Pradelle and the two soldiers who witness his crime: Albert Maillard and Édouard Péricourt. Back in civilian life, Albert and Édouard struggle to adjust to a society whose reverence for its dead cannot quite match its resentment for those who survived. But the two soldiers conspire to enact an audacious form of revenge against the country that abandoned them to penury and despair, with a scheme to swindle the whole of France on an epic scale. Meanwhile, believing her brother killed in action, Édouard's sister Madeleine has married Pradelle, who is running a little scam of his own...

Author ,
Isbn 1848665806
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-11-05
Pages 464
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A terrifying addition to Lemaitre's award-winning Paris trilogy - Irene, Alex and Camille Jean Garnier lives on the fringes - a lonely nobody who has lost everything dear to him. His girlfriend was killed in an unexplained accident, his mother has just been sent to prison - he has even lost his job after the sudden death of his boss. In one last, desperate cry for help, Jean sets up seven lethal bombs, hidden all over Paris and timed so that one will explode every 24 hours. After the first detonation, Jean gives himself up to the police. He has one simple demand: his mother must be released, or the daily explosions will continue. Camille Verhoeven is faced with a race against time to uncover the secrets of this troubled young man and avert a massive human disaster. Lemaitre's Camille Verhoeven Trilogy - Alex, Irene and Camille - has been a multiple winner of the CWA International Dagger. Translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Author Pierre Lemaitre
Isbn 1848666012
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-12-14
Pages 112
Language English
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A short heroic novel by Ernest Hemingway is a story that centers on an aging fisherman who engages in an epic battle to catch a giant marlin It was published in 1952 and awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Author: Ernest Hemingway Genre: Novel

Author Ernest Hemingway
Isbn 6144134034
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 128
Language English
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Alain Delambre is a 57-year-old former HR executive, drained by four years of hopeless unemployment. All he is offered are small, demoralizing jobs. He has reached his very lowest ebb, and can see no way out. So when a major company finally invites him to an interview, Alain Delambre is ready to do anything, borrow money, shame his wife and his daughters and even participate in the ultimate recruitment test: a role-playing game that involves hostage-taking. Alain Delambre commits body and soul in this struggle to regain his dignity. But if he suddenly realised that the dice had been loaded against him from the start, his fury would be limitless. And what began as a role-play game could quickly become a bloodbath.

Author Pierre Lemaitre
Isbn 1848668899
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-09-06
Pages 208
Language English
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Rod Kedward brings to life the great, and often terrible, dramas of modern France - the two cataclysmic wars, the Algerian disaster, the student and worker revolt of 1968 - but also explores the special worlds of the workplace, immigration, minorities, the role of women, and the politics of everyday life and collective memory. La Vie en Bleu is a history of people and events that tells a multitude of stories, some impressive, some shameful and many that starkly divide the French among themselves.

Author Rod Kedward
Isbn 0141906804
Genre History
Year 2006-06-29
Pages 768
Language English
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Sophie is haunted by the things she can't remember - and visions from the past she will never forget. One morning, she wakes to find that the little boy in her care is dead. She has no memory of what happened. And whatever the truth, her side of the story is no match for the evidence piled against her. Her only hiding place is in a new identity. A new life, with a man she has met online. But Sophie is not the only one keeping secrets . . . For fans of Gone Girl and Lemaitre's own internationally bestselling Alex, Blood Wedding is a compelling psychological thriller with a formidable female protagonist. Translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Author Pierre Lemaitre
Isbn 1848665997
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-07-07
Pages 288
Language English
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Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain. 40,000 first printing.

Author Yann Martel
Isbn 0151008116
Genre Fiction
Year 2001
Pages 319
Language English
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THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER MORE THAN 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE The feel-good #1 bestselling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her "routine-itis" leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time...

Author Raphaelle Giordano
Isbn 0525535616
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-07-24
Pages 240
Language English
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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Vanity Fair • Vogue • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian • O, The Oprah Magazine • Slate • Newsday • Buzzfeed • The Economist • Newsweek • People • Kansas City Star • Shelf Awareness • Time Out New York • Huffington Post • Book Riot • Refinery29 • Bookpage • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.

Author Hanya Yanagihara
Isbn 0385539266
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-03-10
Pages 736
Language English
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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Author William Golding
Isbn 0571290582
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-09-20
Pages 256
Language English
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Kuessipan is an extraordinary, meditative novel about life among the Native Innu people of northeast Quebec. With the grace and perfect pitch, author Naomi Fontaine (herself an Innu) conjures up a world that reads like no other, and a community—of nomadic hunters and fishers, of mothers and children—who endure a harsh and sometimes cruel reality with quiet dignity.

Author Naomi Fontaine
Isbn 1551525186
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-09-16
Pages 144
Language English
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Author Guy de Maupassant
Isbn 3847208616
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-02-07
Pages 294
Language English
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The notion of a superior ‘Germanic’ or ‘Nordic’ race was a central theme in Nazi ideology. But it was also a commonly accepted idea in the early twentieth century, an actual scientific concept originating from anthropological research on the physical characteristics of Europeans. The Scandinavian Peninsula was considered to be the historical cradle and the heartland of this ‘master race’. Measuring the Master Race investigates the role played by Scandinavian scholars in inventing this so-called superior race, and discusses how the concept stamped Norwegian physical anthropology, prehistory, national identity and the eugenics movement. It also explores the decline and scientific discrediting of these ideas in the 1930s as they came to be associated with the genetic cleansing of Nazi Germany. This is the first comprehensive study of Norwegian physical anthropology. Its findings shed new light on current political and scientific debates about race across the globe.

Author Jon Røyne Kyllingstad
Isbn 1909254541
Genre History
Year 2014-12-22
Pages 276
Language English
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« La bombe a convenablement fonctionné ; sur ce plan, il a tout lieu d’être satisfait. Les rescapés tentent déjà de secourir les victimes restées au sol. Jean s’engouffre dans le métro. Lui ne va secourir personne. Il est le poseur de bombes. » Jean Garnier n’a plus rien à perdre dans la vie : sa mère est en prison, sa petite amie a été tuée et il n’a plus de travail. Face à ce jeune paumé, Camille Verhoeven doit agir avec plus de finesse que jamais : Jean est-il une vraie menace pour le pays tout entier, ou juste un loser atteint de la folie des grandeurs ? En exclusivité pour Le Livre de Poche, Pierre Lemaitre signe ici une intrigue saisissante où chaque minute qui passe peut coûter des centaines de vies.

Author Pierre Lemaitre
Isbn 225317615X
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-05-28
Pages 144
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LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2018 Antoine is twelve years old. His parents are divorced and he lives with his mother in Beauval, a small, backwater town surrounded by forests, where everyone knows everyone's business, and nothing much ever happens. But in the last days of 1999, a series of events unfolds, culminating in the shocking vanishing without trace of a young child. The adults of the town are at a loss to explain the disappearance, but for Antoine, it all begins with the violent death of his neighbour's dog. From that one brutal act, his fate and the fate of his neighbour's six year old son are bound forever. In the years following Rémi's disappearance, Antoine wrestles with the role his actions played. As a seemingly inescapable net begins to tighten, breaking free from the suffocating environs of Beauval becomes a gnawing obsession. But how far does he have to run, and how long will it take before his past catches up with him again? Translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Author Pierre Lemaitre
Isbn 0857056646
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-07-13
Pages 320
Language English
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La religion semble, en ce début de XXIe siècle, encore constituer un problème au sein de la République. Une certaine laïcité en est arrivée peu à peu à marginaliser, voire exclure des citoyens, en raison de leurs pratiques religieuses. A l'heure où l'on assiste justement en France à une résurgence des affirmations diverses de la vie religieuse, quelle place la République accorde-t-elle à la religion ?

Author Dominique Kounkou
Isbn 2296316514
Genre Social Science
Year 2003-03-01
Pages 265
Language English
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Dès le premier meurtre, épouvantable et déroutant, Camille Verhoeven comprend que cette affaire ne ressemblera à aucune autre. Et il a raison. D’autres crimes se révèlent, horribles, gratuits... La presse, le juge, le préfet se déchaînent bientôt contre la « méthode Verhoeven ». Policier atypique, le commandant Verhoeven ne craint pas les affaires hors normes mais celle-ci va le placer totalement seul face à un assassin qui semble avoir tout prévu. Jusque dans le moindre détail. Jusqu’à la vie même de Camille qui n’échappera pas au spectacle terrible que le tueur a pris tant de soin à organiser, dans les règles de l’art... Prix Cognac, 2006.

Author Pierre Lemaitre
Isbn 2253096458
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-08-28
Pages 416
Language English
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Enfant, Catherine Painvin rêvait d’une vie qui ne ressemblerait à aucune autre : elle aurait des châteaux, elle serait sa propre patronne, elle voyagerait à travers le monde emmenant avec elle sa famille nombreuse, elle serait une maitresse de maison comblée tâchant de rendre heureux tous ceux qui l’entourent. Ces rêves, Catherine Painvin les a réalisés. Avec une énergie peu commune, élevant ses enfants, travaillant des nuits entières jusqu’à l’épuisement, créant des marques de renom dans l’univers de la décoration et de la mode : elle est ainsi la fondatrice de Tartine et chocolat. Elle a habité le château de ses rêves, elle l’a peuplé de rires et de souvenirs. Et puis elle a tout perdu. Et tout reconstruit encore. Catherine Painvin est la femme des extrêmes, connaissant les sommets et les descentes vertigineuses. Avec sa sensibilité, elle raconte ses passions, ses créations, et ses épreuves, en particulier cette maladie qu’elle combat depuis bientôt quinze ans, avec humour, dérision, une combativité intacte et contagieuse.

Author Catherine Painvin
Isbn 270964715X
Genre Social Science
Year 2015-04-22
Pages 300
Language English
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