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Leonardo da Vinci, Man of War

HISTORY | NON-FICTION Far from the image of the dreamer, the ecologist avant la lettre, which some have liked to portray, this groundbreaking book pictures Leonardo as a military engineer devoting most of his time to warfare. Following Leonardo closely we quake to the sound and fury of the battlefield, which the Italian Renaissance embodied […]

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Belfondo

LITERARY FICTION Time has stopped, in the little village of Belfondo. The small town is isolated and mysterious. Its Master controls everyone’s destiny: its factory gives them a job; he is telling them how to use their time. He is the Landlord and he controls everything that surrounds the village. His word his the Law. […]

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Suicide (Suicidas)

THRILLER A gripping plot: suicidal teenagers, grieving mothers involved in an investigation both criminal and emotional, sustained suspense, and an unpredictable ending. Suicides is a surprise package… the narrative makes one picture the story as a film. — Portal R7 A boy invades noir territory. – O Estado de São Paulo Raphael authoritatively serves up a […]

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The First Month With Your Baby (Votre premier mois avec bebe)

PARENTING – CHILDCARE When a child is born… the father and mother have lots of questions! Especially if it’s their first… How do you handle the crying, sleeping, burping, breastfeeding, bathing? How can you tell if your baby is hungry, cold, or has a stomach ache? Between the opinions of grandmothers and the latest fashionable […]

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Murder at the Ritz (Meurtre au Ritz)

HISTORY | GOURMET | CRIME Michèle Barrière is a French culinary historian and the bestselling author of a dozen historical & gourmet crime novels. Each of her very popular books are set between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and include ancient recipes of renowned chefs of the past. With Murder at the Ritz, Michèle Barrière […]

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Candy Jaunt (Snoepreis)

LITERARY FICTION Boris is a ten year old who likes comics, superheroes, dinky toys and candy. After his parents’ divorce, they fight fiercely over the guardianship. To escape the father’s demands, Boris’ mother takes him to Spain, where she is from. But what seems like an exciting adventure at the start soon derails into a […]

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Wealth, Value and the Inestimable: A Socio-Ecological Criticism of the Capitalist Economy (La richesse, la valeur et l’inestimable : Critique socio-écologique de l’économie capitaliste)

SOCIOLOGY | ECONOMY A major book that deconstructs the premise of liberal societies, according to which everything must be measured and valued in economic and financial terms. Can you give an economic value to nature? To well-being? To knowledge? To mankind? To community services? And yet this is what neo-liberal societies do, whereas on our planet […]

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Their Debt, Our Democracy (Leur dette, notre démocratie)

POLITICS | ECONOMICS How can elected representatives under the control of the people be replaced? What prospects are opened up by the “outraged” movements which challenge the world’s oligarchies? The European authorities and finance impose one austerity plan after  another. And they all fail. Right wing, left wing, or composed of  “technicians”, governments have but one obsession: […]

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Small Almanac of the Meaning of Life (Petit Almanach du Sens de la Vie)

PHILOSOPHY The stages of life, previously well-defined, have now become confused, opaque and disorderly. Can we hope to put back a little (well) meaning? This is the challenge of this book, developed from columns the author had written for Philosophy Magazine over a three-year period. It is a question of thinking out, step by step, […]

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Surrealism (Le Surréalisme)

HISTORY | PHILOSOPHY Surrealism acquired legendary status quite quickly, largely due to the place that surrealist works granted dreams, the supernatural and love. But, from its quasi-magical beginnings- automatic and hypnotised writing- to its slow, post-war receding  it was a constantly evolving movement, which perpetually re-evaluated its manifesto, built bridges with politics in the hope of […]

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