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Madame de Staël. The Woman Napoleon Feared (Madame de Staël. La femme qui faisait trembler Napoléon)

‘We have found our Woman of the Year for 2015!’ — Elle ‘Around de Staël in 24 days: enlightening!’ — Le Point BIOGRAPHY Her fame has no equal in present day. She was known throughout Europe. Her books were bestsellers. Her closest friends were writing History and Napoleon said of her: “I have four enemies: […]

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The Ravioli Fractal (La fractale des raviolis)

FICTION | NOVEL “At each key moment, an unexpected event shakes up the narrative and we jump with joy to a new scene.” –Lire (Bookseller’s Choice) “A group of tales stacked like Russian dolls and masterfully executed with imagination and strength.” –TGV Magazine “A gratifying debut novel.” –Ouest France Enough is enough. Her husband Marc has cheated […]

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The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth

MOTIVATIONAL | NON-FICTION | SELF-HELP US Today called Altucher’s Choose Yourself “One of the best books of all time” James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help […]

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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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