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The Fountain Pen’s Journey (Tour de plume)

LITERARY FICTION This swirling and surprising novel offers, through a series of contemporary portraits, a reflection on litterature, the act of writing and the direction of life itself. Highly readable, its writing follows the personality of whoever gets hold of it. Push the door to Mr H’s bookshop and you will find him at the […]

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The Insomniacs (Les Insomniaques)

LITERARY FICTION You like the British TV series “Downton Abbey”? You’ll love this book! When it came out in 2009 this debut novel was lauded by the critics, it sold more than 14,000 copies and was nominated for the Prix Medicis. It is a remarkable portrait of the nobility mired in its out-moded traditions.  It […]

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The Circle of Ashes (Le cercle des cendres)

LITERARY FICTION The Circle of Ashes is a Bildungsroman that takes root in German post-war guilt, and which highlights the doubts and complexes of the next generation who tried to build itself on the “circle of ashes.” Who is Friedhart Stahl, this adventurer who settles in with a family in Munich and who, under the […]

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The Butterfly and the Light (Le papillon et la lumière)

15 B/W illustrations PHILOSOPHICAL TALE This philosophical tale, profound under its light appearance, leads the reader to answer an essential question: what is the meaning of existence if one does not put oneself in danger? After dark, the butterflies swirl around the lamp posts, get a thrill from it, and get burnt most of the […]

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The Future Belongs to Them (Des garçons d’avenir)

LITERARY FICTION Masterfully written, well researched and terribly human, this great literary and historical novel is devoted to a major event of the twentieth century: the First World War. In 1915, aged 22, medical student Raymond Bonnefous goes off to war lightheartedly. He is not in the least worried because he considers, just like his […]

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My Black Stars (Mes étoiles noires)

Written in collaboration with Bernard Fillaire – 50  B&W illustrations in text   SOCIOLOGY – HISTORY Written by a man whose huge sporting talent allowed him to transcend barriers this book sheds light  and gives an understanding on a topic that  is little dealt with in history books: black celebrities. It is an essential contribution […]

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Notes of an Old Lover (Carnets d’un vieil amoureux)

Preface by Philippe Delerm – Edited and arranged by Claire Hauter and Bernard Fillaire – B/W illustrations in-text NARRATIVE NON-FICTION Written with a vigorous style, these notes combine to make an exceptional document that shatters the image of sexless old age. It is an elixir against giving up. On the first of January 1927, 16-year-old […]

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The Knight and His Shadow (Le Cavalier et son ombre)

LITERARY FICTION A serious and lyrical novel inspired by the oral tradition and written by one of the most distinctive voices on the African continent. Meditating on the human condition through the tragedies and hopes of Africa, he shows us that hope that remains, in spite of everything.

 In a small town, a lone traveler […]

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The World Has No Time To Spare (Le monde n’a plus de temps a perdre)

GLOBAL POLITICS – CURRENT AFFAIRS With the challenges that we face today this work acts as a siren call, it asks what we can do to bring about concrete change in how the world is run. Through the lens of six of the current problems affecting the world the authors argue for the implementation of […]

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Fatal Fall (Fatale val)

COMMERCIAL FICTION – WOMEN’S LITERATURE Two close friends, called “the Daphnes” by their friends and colleagues as they’re both called Daphne and are journalists with the same daily news show, decide to go a 3-month trip through the Middle East. When they’re in Jordan visiting the old town of Petra, a local advises them to […]

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