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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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Memories Exchanged

ESSAY | NON-FICTION Two of politics’ infants terribles share their journey and hopes with an intellectual honesty that illuminates the past fifty years.  How did these two atypical actors of public life, separated for a long time by the Iron Curtain, experience the post-war period, their Jewish roots, communism, the colonial wars, May 1968, the […]

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Joy (La joie)

LITERARY FICTION [Charles Pépin] has written a gem, which you read in one single sitting and which helps you to breathe. (…) “La Joie” is one of those rare books you devour at once and which then accompanies you with its new flavors.—Salon Littéraire Charles Pépin transforms a philosophy into a romantic hero, in this […]

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I Will Not Leave You (Je ne vous quitterai pas)

  Pascal Louvrier admirably masters his subject, which he adapts in a fascinating romantic manner, and with style. A stunning book.—L’Express At the start of his career as a novelist, Pascal Louvrier hasn’t listened to anything but his own pleasure. He was right to do so.—Livres Hebdo LITERARY FICTION Famous writer Jacques Libert knows that his […]

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It Seemed Quieter Than It Used To Be

LITERARY FICTION “With It seemed quieter than it was, Eva Kelder put herself on the map as a literary talent. She offers tremendous insight into human behavior and thought processes.” — Opzij “An accurate and poignant image of a woman who gets tangled up in herself because of her past. Beautiful.” — Margriet “A beautiful […]

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The National 7 Assassin (L’assassin de la Nationale 7)

THRILLER A historical-gastronomical intrigue, yet more contemporary than ever! A new novel that plunges us into the excitement of the end of the Roaring Twenties, the era of wealth, the joy of life, and international jet-setting. September 1929. Adrien Savoisy, son of Quentin, born in 1900, is a culinary researcher for Michelin. He is also […]

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Towards a Happy Consumption (Vers une consommation heureuse)

A very well documented book, full of energy and optimism that makes you want to act and helps us to become more savvy consumers, motivated citizens, and happier people!—Psychiatrist and author Christophe André ESSAY Today, the entire world has a religion: consumption. Persuaded that it is the key to our individual happiness, we search to […]

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Work the System. The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less

BUSINESS | ECONOMY | MANAGEMENT “I say this without hyperbole: Work the System is one of the most useful business books you’ll ever read.” —Josh Kaufman, author of The Personal MBA and The First 20 Hours“Instead of ‘follow your bliss and the money will appear’ Sam advocates, ‘fix the mechanics… and the bliss and money will appear’.”—Rodney […]

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Networking Is Not Working

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT Networking always sounds like a simple concept — but as we’ve all discovered, it can be a maddeningly mysterious and elusive reality. Three cheers, then, for Derek Coburn. In this terrific book, he explains why your efforts to connect may be falling short and provides an arsenal of effective strategies for building […]

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A Plea for the Animals. For a Kindness Towards All (Plaidoyer pour les animaux. Vers une bienveillance pour tous)

ESSAY Are animals mere things, here for us to exploit? Or are they rather sentient, often intelligent beings, entitled to live their own lives? Matthieu Ricard examines theological, philosophical and scientific thinking on both sides of the issue and concludes that without doubt we must recognize each animal is an individual deserving of our compassion […]

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