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  • Slade House

    David Mitchell

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    • 28 juin 2016

    @2@Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the s...

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  • Factfulness

    Hans Rosling

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    • 5 avril 2018

    'a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases'. BARACK OBAMA *the #1 Sunday Times bestseller * instant New York Times bestseller * an Observer 'best brainy book of the decade' * #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller * Irish T...

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  • MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE

    Siri Hustvedt

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    • 6 février 2020

    This provocative, experimental novel . . .joins several narratives to illustrate the roles of memory and perspective in making sense of a life . . . The many moods and flavors of this brash "portrait of the artist as a young woman" constantly reframe and complicate the story, making for a fascinatin...

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  • Anglais Loving frank

    Nancy Horan

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    • 29 mai 2008

    I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, E...

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  • A SHOUT IN THE RUINS

    Kevin Powers

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    • 13 janvier 2019

    Following his hugely celebrated debut novel, The Yellow Birds , Kevin Powers returns to the battlefield and its aftermath, this time in his native Virginia, just before and during the Civil War and ninety years later. The novel pinpoints with unerring emotional depth the nature of random violence, ...

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  • 'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.' BILL GATES 'Hans Rosling tells the story of "the secret silent miracle of human progress" as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is ...

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  • @2@@20@REISSUED AS A SCEPTRE 30TH CLASSIC, wit@21@@20@h a new afterword by the author@21@@3@@2@In 1975 art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unknown artist in a New York gallery. He buys the work, tracks down its creator, Bill Weschler, and the two men embark on a lif...

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  • UTOPIA AVENUE

    David Mitchell

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    • 2 juin 2020

    @00000400@@00000327@The spectacular new novel from the bestselling author of CLOUD ATLAS and THE BONE CLOCKS, 'one of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country' (@00000373@Independent@00000155@).@00000133@@00000163@@00000400@Utopia Avenue are the strangest British band you've ne...

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  • Le Carre's classic spy thriller now reissued with a stunning new package...

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  • Three pages in, and you've already learned something else....

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  • Anglais Cloud Atlas

    David Mitchell

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    • 20 juillet 2004

    From David Mitchell, the Booker Prize nominee, awardwinning writer and one of the featured authors in Granta’s “Best of Young British Novelists 2003” issue, comes his highly anticipated third novel, a work of mindbending imagination and scope.A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disin...

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  • Anglais The Little Drummer Girl

    John Le Carré

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    • 20 juillet 2000

    A wonderful, classic le Carre now reissued in a stunning new package....

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  • Internationally acclaimed as a novelist, Siri Hustvedt is also highly regarded as a writer of non-fiction whose insights are drawn from her broad knowledge in the arts, humanities, and sciences. In this trilogy of works collected in a single volume, Hustvedt brings a feminist, interdisciplinary p...

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  • THE MERCY SEAT

    Elizabeth H. Winthrop

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    • 27 janvier 2019

    As another baking hot day dawns over Louisiana in 1943, a young black man wakes in a town jail to the final hours of his life: at midnight, eighteen-year-old Willie Jones will be executed by electric chair for raping a white girl - a crime some believe he did not commit. In a tale taut with mounti...

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  • Anglais PURE

    Andrew Miller

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    • 21 janvier 2012

    The author of the prize-winning, hugely acclaimed INGENIOUS PAIN returns to the 18th century with an enthralling tale set in pre-revolutionary Paris....

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  • Lily, a 19-year-old waitress in Minnesota, becomes enchanted with an outsider - an artist from New York. Thrust into a new world of erotic adventure and friendship, Lily finds herself the target of mysterious, frightening acts of madness as she strains against the confines of a small town....

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  • WINNER OF THE 2017 AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD WINNER OF A BETTY TRASK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 'Announces a startling talent' Guardian 'Stylishly written . . . exceptional' Literary Review 'This brilliant debut novel is cause for celebration'...

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  • Now We Shall Be Entirely Free , by the Costa Award-winning author of PURE , is a stunning historical novel with the grip of a thriller, written in richly evocative, luminous prose. 'A writer of very rare and outstanding gifts' - Independent on Sunday One rainswept winter's night in 1809, a...

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  • CODEX 1962

    Sjon

    'A masterpiece . . . I challenge any author to top it!' Sigridur Alberstsdottir, Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Josef Loewe enters the world as a lump of clay - carried in a hatbox by his Jewish father Leo, a fugitive in WWII Germany. Taking refuge in a small-town guesthouse, Leo discov...

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  • WHEN ALL IS SAID

    Anne Griffin

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    • 25 janvier 2019

    'An extraordinary novel, a poetic writer, and a story that moved me to tears.' John Boyne A tale of a single night. The story of a lifetime. If you had to pick five people to sum up your life, who would they be? If you were to raise a glass to each of them, what would you say? And what would...

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  • AGATHA

    Anne Cathrine Bomann

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    • 9 juillet 2020

    A touching, subtle and gently funny story of rediscovering one's purpose later in life....

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  • Anglais Our game

    John Le Carré

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    • 21 septembre 2000

    Tim Cranmer, retired scret servant and Larry Pettifer, bored radical don, philanderer and for 20 years Tim's mercurial double agent against the now vanished Communist threat, have an unresolved rivalry that dates back decades. They follow each other to Moscow and then Southern Russia....

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  • Anglais The Secret Pilgrim

    John Le Carré

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    • 15 novembre 1999

    The Berlin Wall is toppled, the Iron Curtain swept aside. The Secret Pilgrim is Ned, a decent, loyal soldier of the Cold War, who has been in British Intelligence all his adult life. Now, approaching the end of his career, he is forced by the explosions of change to revisit his secret years....

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