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Atlas of Positive Economics (L’Atlas de la planète positive)

REFERENCE | ILLUSTRATED BOOK There is hope for the future. A richly illustrated atlas of 1000 positive initiatives to make the world a better place. Throughout the world, people are making positive economic initiatives. The last five years have shown an unprecedented effervescence in projects with a positive social and environmental impact, all destined to […]

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Who Are Daesh? Understanding the New Terrorism (Qui est Daech?)

CURRENT AFFAIRS ‘Is time too important to be left to the physicists and their measuring devices?’ That was the issue at stake in a 1922 debate between Albert Einstein and philosopher Henri Bergson, celebrated at the time and wonderfully recovered in Jimena Canales’s new book. “A fascinating look at a pivotal moment in how we […]

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The Tender Kiss of the Tyrannosaurus (Le tendre baiser du tyrannosaure)

UPMARKET FICTION Charming characters and a unique writing’s style made this reading a real crush. Agnès Abécassis’ style shows itself, again, addicting and brilliant. – All Time Readings For your pleasure, there is a little bit of picturesque, quirky and crazy that become true moments of grace.  – Oblikon A pretty mural of endearing characters, all […]

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Chaos & Caliphate

NON FICTION | CURRENT AFFAIRS  “One of the best informed on-the-ground journalists. He was almost always correct on Iraq.” — Sidney Blumenthal in an email to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “Quite simply, the best Western journalist at work in Iraq today.” — Seymour Hersh “Cockburn is one of the greatest British foreign correspondents of […]

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My Barbaric Years (Mes années barbares)

MEMOIR “The book that will change our point of view towards homeless people.” – Tout pour les femmes “Having an apartment is a little bit surrealistic. Me, I still have half of my brain in homeless mode. They give us the apartment but we are not used to it. We keep sleeping outside and we […]

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Song of the Sea (Le goût du large)

LITERARY FICTION There are some amazing stories in there. Read it! – Jean-Pierre Elkabbach in ‘Bibliothèque Médicis’ on Public Sénat You make us dream. This is a book that makes us dream, really exceptional and very well written. – Philippe Vallet in ‘Le livre du jour’ on France Info Very successful, very beautiful… A delicate […]

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Versailles 1669

NON-FICTION | HISTORY The Sun King died 300 years ago. To mark the occasion, a major new series on Louis XIV will be broadcast on Canal+ in November 2015. Leading historian Mathieu da Vinha provides us with the keys for understanding life at Versailles at the beginning of Louis XIV’s long and flamboyant reign. Versailles, […]

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Crazy for Art (Un fou dans l’art)

MEMOIR The extraordinary destiny of an ordinary bipolar “I calculated that in less than two months, I had spent over fifteen million euros on various purchases of works of art and the acquisition of a piece land next to the sea. And I am not including in this amount expenses related to my billionaire lifestyle. […]

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The Ego’s Code

MBS | SELF-HELP Learn how to decipher your code… and stop sabotaging your success! Every day we all experience negativity whether it be feelings, emotions, actions, behaviour or self-talk within ourselves or from others. For many people it causes them to sabotage success, relationships, health, wellbeing and finances ultimately preventing them from fully experiencing their […]

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Amazing! (Surpreendente!)

“As expected and as the title warns us the work is really amazing”. – MTV website “Gomyde’s writing is adult, smart, dramatic, and exciting. In addition, it contains several references to films and songs which greatly enrich the plot” – Recanto da Mi “The author writes about feelings in a way few people can do”. […]

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