By Maurice Druon
“This is the unique video game of Thrones.” George R.R. Martin.
Charles IV is now king of France and his sister is Edward II of England’s Queen. Having been imprisoned by means of Edward as chief of the rebellious English barons, Roger Mortimer escapes to France, the place he joins the battle opposed to the English Aquitaine. however it is his love affair with Isabella, the ‘She-Wolf of France’, who has come probably to barter a treaty of peace that seals his fate…
By Rebecca Shaw
The vigorous Barleybridge Veterinary sanatorium is bustling with power. everyone seems to be operating not easy to ensure that disruptive and in poor health animals within the surgical procedure and at the farms are taken care of. yet while a few of them are dealing with crises of their own lives.
By Robert Walser
Fairy stories gathers the novel verse dramolettes of the Swiss author Robert Walser. Narrated in Walser's inimitable, playful language, those theatrical items overturn conventional notions of the fairy story, reworking the Brothers Grimm into metatheater, even metareflections.
Snow White forgives the evil queen for attempting to kill her, Cinderella doubts her prince and enjoys being hated by way of her evil stepsisters; the Fairy story itself is a personality who encourages her to stick in the confines of the tale. slumbering good looks, the royal kinfolk, and its retainers are usually not chuffed approximately being woken from their sleep through an absurd, unpretentious, Walser-like hero. Mary and Joseph are greatly surprised through what lies in shop for his or her child Jesus.
By Anne Rice
In this captivating novel, the acclaimed writer of The Vampire Chronicles and the Lives of the Mayfair Witches makes actual for us the beautiful and otherworldly society of the eighteenth-century castrati, the fragile and welcoming male sopranos whose swish our bodies and wonderful voices introduced them the adulation of the royal courts and grand opera homes of Europe, males who lived as idols, concealing their ache as they have been loved as angels, but kept away from as half-men.
As we're drawn into their darkish and luminous tale, because the crowds of Venetians, Neopolitans, and Romans, noblemen and peasants, musicians, prelates, princes, saints, and intriguers swirl round them, Anne Rice brings us into the sweep of eighteenth-century Italian lifestyles, into the decadence underneath the shimmering floor of Venice, the wild frivolity of Naples, and the magnetic terror of its shadow, Vesuvius. it's a novel that basically Anne Rice can have written, taking us right into a heartbreaking and spell binding second in background, a time of significant ambition and nice suffering—a story that demanding situations our inner most photos of the masculine and the female.
By David Ebershoff
From the award-winning writer of The Danish lady and The Rose urban, Pasadena tells the tale of Linda Stamp, a fishergirl born in 1903 on a coastal onion farm, and the 3 males who swap her existence: her jealous brother, Edmund; Bruder, the orphan Linda's father brings domestic from international warfare I; and a Pasadena orange rancher named Willis Poore. the radical spans Linda's adventurous and romantic lifestyles, weaving the stories of her Mexican mom and her German-born father with these of the agricultural Pacific Coast of her adolescence and of the small, prosperous urban, Pasadena, that turns into her domestic. Pasadena is a unique of ardour and historical past, a couple of girl and a spot in perpetual transformation.
By Gérard Guégan
« Entre nous, s’interroge Aragon, notre histoire, c’est quoi ? Un coup de foudre ? – l. a. vraie query, répond Mahé, ce n’est pas de savoir si c’est un coup de foudre, l. a. vraie query c’est de se demander s’il y air of secrecy un lendemain. J’ai envie de te répondre que oui mais, tu le sais, nous sommes des clandestins et nous sommes condamnés à le rester. »
En septembre 1952, Aragon a cinquante-cinq ans, et Mahé, vingt-huit. Le most advantageous, determine du grand écrivain, siège aussi au comité vital du Parti communiste. Le moment est un émissaire du Kominform venu à Paris pour veiller au bon déroulement d’un procès politique d’importance. Très vite, entre Aragon et Mahé, une ardour se noue en même temps que se multiplient les complots, les mensonges, les chaussetrapes. C’est que, dans cette France de l’après-guerre où les communistes tiennent le haut du pavé, il est most unlikely à Aragon comme à Mahé de s’afficher pour ce qu’ils sont.
Comment s’aimer ?
Comment s’aimer alors sans se renier ?
Telles sont les questions auxquelles Gérard Guégan nous confronte avec finesse et émotion.
By Georges Simenon
Signé Picpus est un roman policier de Georges Simenon publié en 1944 dans le recueil Signé Picpus ; il fait partie de los angeles série des Maigret.
Simenon achève l'écriture de ce roman en 1941. L'œuvre connaît une ebook pré-originale en feuilleton dans le quotidien Paris-Soir, du eleven décembre 1941 au 21 janvier 1942 (soit 34 épisodes), sous le titre Signé Picpus ou los angeles Grande Colère de Maigret.
Le manuscrit est vendu aux enchères au revenue des prisonniers de guerre, à l'initiative de l'auteur en 1943.
L'intrigue se déroule en France, à Paris. Un yes Mascouvin, petit employé chez des marchands de biens, vient annoncer à los angeles police qu'il a découvert sur le buvard d'un café un étrange message: "Demain, à cinq heures, je tuerai l. a. voyante. Signé Picpus". Maigret, peu convaincu, fait tout de même surveiller les voyantes de Paris. Or, le lendemain de los angeles visite de Mascouvin, une voyante est effectivement retrouvée poignardée chez elle, rue Caulaincourt.
Maigret se rend sur les lieux, et trouve, enfermé dans l. a. food de los angeles voyante, un étrange bonhomme, nommé Le Cloaguen, vêtu d'un gros imperméable, malgré l. a. chaleur de ce mois d'août. L'homme prétend n'avoir rien vu rien entendu. Maigret le ramène chez lui, et découvre que Mme Le Cloaguen a l'habitude d'enfermer son mari, parce que celui-ci ne serait pas tout à fait sain d'esprit.
By Melanie Benjamin
Few works of literature are as universally liked as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Now, during this spellbinding historic novel, we meet the younger lady whose vibrant spirit despatched her on an unforgettable journey down the rabbit hole–and the grown girl whose tale isn't any much less enthralling.
But oh my pricey, i'm bored with being Alice in Wonderland. Does it sound ungrateful?
Alice Liddell Hargreaves’s existence has been a richly woven tapestry: As a tender girl, spouse, mom, and widow, she’s skilled excessive ardour, nice privilege, and bigger tragedy. yet as she nears her eighty-first birthday, she is familiar with that, to the area round her, she is and should regularly be purely “Alice.” Her lifestyles used to be completely dog-eared at one fateful second in her 10th year–the golden summer season day she prompt a grown-up pal to jot down one in all his fanciful stories.
That tale, a wild story of rabbits, queens, and a precocious younger baby, turns into a sensation internationally. Its writer, a shy, stuttering Oxford professor, does greater than immortalize Alice–he adjustments her existence ceaselessly. yet even he can't cease time, up to he may perhaps prefer to. And as Alice’s formative years slips away, a peacetime of glittering balls and royal romances offers solution to the pressing tide of war.
For Alice, the stakes couldn't be greater, for she is the mummy of 3 grown sons, infantrymen all. but whilst she stands to lose every thing she treasures, one a part of her will consistently be the made up our minds, undaunted Alice of the tale, who found that existence past the rabbit gap was once an superb journey.
A love tale and a literary secret, Alice i've got Been brilliantly blends truth and fiction to seize the passionate spirit of a lady who used to be actually useful of her fictional regulate ego, in an international as attractive because the Wonderland basically she may encourage.
By Scott Frost
A fast moving, livid learn, in RUN the chance Scott Frost provides a thrilling and explosive debut novel that includes Lieutenant Alex DelilloLieutentant Alex Delillo is at her wits' finish, her teenage daugher is taking part in up and her workload is backing up. an area shopkeeper is shot to dying and an explosion nearly kills her companion. while the best suspect within the murder dies in an problematic suicide motor vehicle bomb, Delillo is resulted in one guy, an intricate and expert bomber, wanting to play a online game with possibly devastating effects. As Alex tracks her prey, he moves at Alex's middle and takes the single person who she holds pricey, Lacy, her daughter. Alex needs to use all her talents, education and data to trace the killer and locate Lacy, yet because the clock ticks downs, the fear escalates and Alex is ended in a fiery showdown the place she is going to be pressured to choose that would switch her lifestyles without end.
By Teri Woods
Actual TO the sport II will choose up the place real to the sport left off-- with one distinction, Gena is now seeing a brand new man named Jay. Little does Gena understand that the fellow she has fallen in love with, so quickly after Quadir's loss of life, is his archrival, Jerrell Jackson. regrettably, Jerrell is set to get his revenge opposed to Quadir's workforce and he'll begin with Gena.