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Suzanne and Edouard Manet (Suzanne en Edouard Manet)

BIOGRAPHY  ‘Thera Coppens has clearly done her research. Due to her amazing storytelling skills, the reader is sucked into one of the most fascinating periods in recent European art history: 366 pages of pure joy. Claude Monet’s paintings shimmer through the lines and and you will want to visit the Musée d’Orsay in Paris to see Manets work. […]

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Philosophy for the Disenchanted (Filosofía para desencantados)

ESSAY | PHILOSOPHY One of the most surprising writers that I have discovered in the magnificent Mexican literary scene. – Enrique Vila-Matas This philosophical essay on ethics is not a mere guide to etiquette. Right from the beginning, it depicts a warrior battling for his freedom of thought without conceding an inch to the egocentric temptations […]

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The Smell of Cut Grass (Un parfum d’herbe coupée)

LITERARY FICTION This bittersweet debut novel, composed of a clear and musical writing, examines with great tenderness but without nostalgia what remains in each us of the child we were. — Le Monde des Livres Surely you will recognize some Philippe Delerm in this debut novel filled with happy nostalgia. […] No tears can be […]

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What Nobody Cares About (Lo que a nadie le importa)

MEMOIR | HISTORICAL NOVEL A “non fiction novel” halfway between family biography, social chronicle and autofiction, What Nobody Cares About reflects the silence to which hundreds of thousands of Spanish people were subjected, after being forced to take up arms for the Civil War. They lived their lives while nobody, absolutely nobody, recognized their suffering experienced […]

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Fouché, Man of Many Powers

HISTORY | BIOGRAPHY A monumental biography. This book is a fascinating picture of the revolutionary period. – Libération A beautiful book about an ugly soul. – Le Figaro Histoire Best biography published in 2014 according to the  French literary supplements Lire (L’Express)! More than 15 000 copies sold! After the exceptional success of Talleyrand, le […]

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Christianism and Philosophy (Christianisme et philosophie)

SOCIAL SCIENCES | RELIGION This book offers a thematic journey through the major relationship issues between Philosophy and Christianity in Antiquity, which are fundamental themes for the understanding of our history and our cultural identity. Were Christians hostile or favorable towards philosophy? Did philosophers know Christian doctrine? What are the consequences from combining Christianity and […]

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Mandela, A Philosophy in Acts (Mandela, une philosophie en actes)

BIOGRAPHY | PHILOSOPHY Mandela, a philosophy through action Nelson Mandela achieved what few human beings before him had managed to do: through the power of his actions and his words he brought to the fore a strikingly elevated image of Man and an idea of politics that was exceptionally noble. There are a few fundamental […]

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Tame Your Stress with Sophrology (Apprivoisez votre stress avec la sophrologie)

SELF HELP Techniques for everyone to combat the stress of everyday life. Book + CD with 4 sessions guided by the author. Sophrology is a technique becoming more and more popular in general public. In line with Practice of Meditation by Fabrice Midal, Clarisse Gardet presents the different sorts of stress, the techniques used in […]

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How to Meet the Right Person: From the First Glance to a Happy Romance (Comment faire la bonne rencontre)

SELF HELP Millions of online dating sites, millions of singles who are searching to find their soul mate, a subject which concerns men and women of all ages and from all backgrounds. How does one find the man, or woman, of one’s life? No matter one’s age, 18, 30, or 60, it’s a question that […]

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Love of Food and Hunger: History and Symbolism of Food (1730-1830) (La gourmandise et la faim)

HISTORY A new approach to the subject of food in the 18th and 19th centuries. From the appearance of French cuisine around 1730 to the booming years of gastronomy with Grimod and Carême, this book analyses the constitution of a national, culinary culture without forgetting the agonizing question of hunger which is at the heart […]

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