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Tortured on the Rhône (Les Suppliciées du Rhône)

HISTORICAL CRIME FICTION Imagine the Experts in Lyon in 1897: addictive! – Julie Malaure, Le Point Tortured on the Rhone is a historical crime novel set in Lyon at the end of the 19th century, at a time when legal medicine was only just beginning, and Alexandre Lacassagne was in charge. When Lacassagne names one of his forensic […]

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Yoga of the Elements (Le Yoga des éléments)

COFFEE-TABLE BOOK | SPIRITUALITY The first coffee-table book on yoga for a broad readership Over 220 illustrations by Ivan Gomez-Montero. Possibility to publish an abridged edition “I want to develop my personal practice, but I don’t know how!” Florence Dugowson developed this book to help her students with this common issue. Traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda, teaches us […]

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Another Look. A Bunch of Stuff to See Things Differently Vol. 3 (Un autre regard. Trucs en vrac pour voir les choses autrement t. 3)

COMIC | SERIES THE 3rd COMIC BOOK FROM THE BLOGGER EMMACLIT, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND “I read lots of things and then categorize them by theme. After a while, I start to feel like a particular theme should be shared with the public. I summarize the theme and anchor the theoretical idea in our private […]

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War Diary (Oorlogsdagboek)

MEMOIRS Rarely has the oppression of the war years seemed so close —  de Volkskrant When the personal items of one of the most important post-war, Dutch poets, Hanny Michaelis, were found to include her diary from the German occupation of the Netherlands, it caused a literary stir. Like Anne Frank, Michaelis was Jewish and forced into […]

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My First Murder and Other Stories (Mijn eerste moord en andere verhalen)

SHORT STORIES The collected stories in My first murder contains the wonderful novella A True Hero and a series of short stories, as well as a beautiful translation of Theodor Storm’s Aquis Submersus – a painfully romantic tale with a tragic outcome. Driessen’s shorter stories show in a concise form what the reader expects from […]

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Narcissus

LITERARY FICTION In prison, Joshua – a Moroccan posing as an Israeli – meets Klaas, the King of the Red Light District. Klaas makes Joshua an offer he can’t refuse, thus commencing the beginning of the end. Over the course of the following year, Joshua sinks into a reality with limited confidants, growing gradually more detached from the […]

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Eclipse (Eclips)

PSYCHOLOGICAL NOVEL The doctor confirmed the diagnosis with one hand laid over her stomach, and from then on, things moved very quickly. Before her dad had arrived home from work, her mother had already been in touch with a home for unwed mothers. Later that evening, they were seated at the dinner table ready to break the news. […]

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The Fatal Blow (Genadeschot)

LITERARY THRILLER After the war, Eden Lumas escapes to South America, but his past follows him. Driven by a thirst for adventure, Eden Lumas enlists as a volunteer for the Waffen-SS, at the outbreak of the Second World War. He joins the German Army at the Eastern Front, only to find himself taking part in […]

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The Sex Life of the French (La Vie sexuelle en France)

ESSAY | SOCIETY What are French people getting up to in bed? Jane Mossuz-Lavau has been investigating this field for a year in order to find out the truth. Through long hours of interviews, she has collected testimonials from men and women, young and old, from all walks oflife and from all sexual orientations. From […]

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Panic in Bali (KO, vol. 5) (Panique à Bali (KO, Tome 5))

CRIME | SUSPENSE | THRILLER Indonesia A new genre, halfway between SAS and James Ellroy. —  Christine de Villiers A woman is live on Facebook. She has fled from her family who have ruled over a small country in the Persian Gulf for years. Masked men break into her room, gag her and cut off all communication. […]

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