Pas si simple
Quand une rencontre improbable dans un aéroport conduit à un repas de famille encore plus improbable. Parce que, dans la vie, rien n’est simple, Scarlett se retrouve coincée par la neige à l’aéroport d’Heathrow avec sa sœur Mélie l’avant-veille de Noël. Parce que, dans sa vie, tout est compliqué, Scarlett entre par erreur dans les toilettes des hommes et tombe sur William, un Britannique cynique et provocateur dont le flegme et le charme distingué sont ce que la Grande-Bretagne promet de mieux. Les heures d’attente leur permettent de faire plus ample connaissance et William leur propose alors de passer le réveillon dans sa maison, près de Kensington Street, le temps que le trafic reprenne. Une invitation en apparence innocente, mais qui va conduire les deux jeunes femmes au cœur d’un réveillon riche en émotions et en surprises de taille... Pas si simple aborde avec intelligence et délicatesse les thèmes de la famille, du deuil, de l’amour et de l’engagement. Une comédie romantique pleine d’humour et d’espoir dont les valeurs universelles parleront à chacun. On en parle : "Des personnages drôles et compliqués, une histoire qui nous met la banane, une romance juste géniale !" - Hooked on the book "Ce livre est une petite pépite. La plume de Lucie est pétillante, drôle, fraîche. C’est un roman feel good par excellence." - Les Tribulations de Coco "Bourré d'humour, le récit ne part jamais dans tous les sens. Tout est mesuré, rien n'est trop cliché et on se délecte de ce réveillon pas comme les autres, où les apparences sont parfois trompeuses." - Songe d'une nuit d'été "Prenez une bonne dose d'humour mordant, une grosse louche de romantisme sexy, une mousse de légèreté et saupoudrez d'une pincée de drame familial : voila la recette d'un vrai coup de cœur !" - Angélique, libraire A propos de l'auteur : Professeur de droit dans une prestigieuse école à Lyon, Lucie Castel s’évade grâce à l’écriture. Aussi dynamique que talentueuse, elle exprime sa créativité à travers de multiples projets artistiques qu’elle aime mener de front. Pas si simple est son premier roman.
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843.The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.The book was written at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past as well as new customs such as Christmas cards and Christmas trees. Carol singing took a new lease on life during this time.Dickens' sources for the tale appear to be many and varied, but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales
The Angel s Call
When they accidentally swap smartphones at an airport, Madeline Green and Jonathan Lempereur are total strangers. By the time they realize what's happened, they're on opposite sides of the Atlantic, and have begun to learn rather more about each other. Mild curiosity turns to obsession as their mobiles reveal secrets from their past lives: Jonathan was once a world-famous chef whose glittering career collapsed overnight; Madeline abandoned her police career in the wake of a harrowing case, to become a Parisian florist.
Madness and Civilization
Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the "insane" and the rest of humanity.
A new edition of this important work of Nietzsche's 'mature' philosophy.
Matilda s Last Waltz
Faced with the tragic deaths of both her husband and baby, Jenny is at her wit's end, with nowhere to turn. She soon learns that her husband has left for her, of all things, a sheep-station known as Churinga, in the Australian Outback. Although she thinks his final gift to her a strange one, Jenny thinks she might find solace in a trip out to Churinga. After all, what better way to feel close to her husband now than to visit a place he loved? But, like the grief she has tried to leave behind, the Outback she encounters is barren and the weather, hostile; however, Jenny is not one to turn around. Once there she hears of Churinga's last keeper, Matilda, whose identity becomes less and less clear to Jenny: the neighbors hold a grudging respect for Matilda's way with the land but are reluctant to speak of her to Jenny. And as Jenny spends more and more time on the farm, her predecessor's lingering presence looms ever larger. Then she discovers some old diaries and is bewitched by a tale more shocking than her wildest dreams could foretell. And the deeper she delves into Matilda's past, the more Jenny wonders whether inheriting Churinga has been a blessing or a curse, in Matilda's Last Waltz by Tamara McKinley.
Le Figaro magazine
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Mademoiselle de Maupin
Chevalier d'Albert fantasizes about his ideal lover, yet every woman he meets falls short of his exacting standards of female perfection. Embarking on an affair with the lovely Rosette to ease his boredom, he is thrown into tumultuous confusion when she receives a dashing young visitor. Exquisitely handsome, Théodore inspires passions d'Albert never believed he could feel for a man - and Rosette also seems to be in thrall to the charms of her guest. Does this bafflingly alluring person have a secret to hide? Subversive and seductive, Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835) draws readers into the bedrooms and boudoirs of a French château in a compelling exploration of desire and sexual intrigue.
*Gold Medal Winner in the Sexuality / Relationships Category of the 2011 IPPY Awards* * Honorary Mention in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Women's Issues Category * Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognised, help is often not readily available. The image of coping well presented by AS females of any age can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, and loneliness. This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage. Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered, along with depression, meltdowns and being misunderstood. Including the reflections of over thirty-five women diagnosed as on the spectrum, as well as some partners and parents, Rudy identifies recurring struggles and areas where Aspergirls need validation, information and advice. As they recount their stories, anecdotes, and wisdom, she highlights how differences between males and females on the spectrum are mostly a matter of perception, rejecting negative views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives. This book will be essential reading for females of any age diagnosed with AS, and those who think they might be on the spectrum. It will also be of interest to partners and loved ones of Aspergirls, and anybody interested either professionally or academically in Asperger's Syndrome.
Where Rainbows End
From naughty children to rebellious teenagers, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But just as they're discovering the joys of teenage nights on the town and dating disasters, they're separated. Alex's family moves from Dublin to America - and Alex goes with them. For good.Rosie's lost without her best friend. But on the eve of her departure to join Alex in Boston, Rosie gets news that will change her life forever - and keep her at home in Ireland.Their magical connection sees them through the ups and downs of each other's lives but neither of them knows whether their friendship can really survive the years and miles - as well as new relationships. And at the back of Rosie's mind is whether they were meant to be more than just good friends all along. Misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck have kept them out of each others' arms, but when presented with the ultimate opportunity, will they gamble everything - including their friendship - for true love?Destiny, Alex and Rosie discover, is a funny thing and fate isn't quite done with them yet ...