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Sans même un adieu

Sans même un adieu

Author: Robert GODDARD
Publisher: Sonatine
ISBN: 2355843821
Pages: 529
Year: 2016-11-10
On ne sait jamais ce que le passé nous réserve. Le nouveau roman bouleversant du maître du suspense anglais 1911, Geoffrey Staddon, jeune architecte plein d'élans et d'espoir, vient de concevoir une magnifique demeure, Clouds Frome. Et il est tombé amoureux fou de la femme de son commanditaire, Consuela Caswell, une jeune Brésilienne perdue dans un mariage de convenance. Alors qu'il lui a promis de s'enfuir avec elle, il l' abandonne à son triste sort, préférant se consacrer pleinement à ses ambitions professionnelles. 1923, en lisant le journal, Geoffrey tombe sur un article qui lui glace le sang. Consuela Caswell est accusée de meurtre et risque la peine capitale. Bouleversé par cette nouvelle qui réveille bien des fantômes et ravive son sentiment de culpabilité, il ne peut rester sans rien faire. D'autant plus qu'il est persuadé que Consuela n'a pas pu commettre un crime aussi terrible. Il n'a pas le choix, il doit r evenir à Clouds Frome pour savoir ce qu'il s'y est réellement passé. Il ne se doute pas encore des sombres secrets qu'il va y découvrir et qui vont bouleverser son existence. Dans une forme éblouissante, Robert Goddard revient ici à sa période de prédilection, le début du xxe siècle, à ses thèmes favoris, l' Histoire, les non-dits, les secrets de famille, et nous offre un roman formidable, aux multiples révélations.
Take No Farewell

Take No Farewell

Author: Robert Goddard
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0552164526
Pages: 560
Year: 2011-05-20
Geoffrey Staddon turned his back on the best things in his life. He turned his back on the beautiful house Clouds Frome, his finest achievement as an architect. He turned his back on the woman he loved, Consuela Caswell, and who loved him in return. Twelve years later, amidst the tatters of his career and marriage, he is forced to contemplate the remorse and shame of his betrayal. But when he reads that Consuela has been charged with murder, he knows instinctively that she cannot be guilty. And when she sends her own daughter to him, pleading for help, Geoffrey cannot ignore the dangerous lure of the past any longer. He must return to Clouds Frome, and face the dark secret it holds.
In Pale Battalions

In Pale Battalions

Author: Robert Goddard
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0440336988
Pages: 368
Year: 2007-05-29
Six months after her husband's sudden death, Leonora Galloway sets off for a holiday in Paris with her daughter Penelope. At last the time has come when secrets can be shared and explanations begin... Their journey starts with an unscheduled stop at the imposing Thiepval Memorial to the dead of the Battle of the Somme near Amiens. Amongst those commemorated is Leonora's father. The date of his death is recorded and 30th April, 1916. But Leonora wasn't born until 14th March 1917. Penelope at once supposes a simple wartime illegitimacy as the clue to her mother's unhappy childhood and the family's sundered connections with her aristocratic heritage, about which she has always known so little. But nothing could have prepared her, or the reader, for the extraordinary story that is about to unfold. From the Paperback edition.
Phantom Marriage (Mills & Boon Modern) (Penny Jordan Collection)

Phantom Marriage (Mills & Boon Modern) (Penny Jordan Collection)

Author: Penny Jordan
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1408999307
Pages: 192
Year: 2015-03-19
Penny Jordan needs no introduction as arguably the most recognisable name writing for Mills & Boon. We have celebrated her wonderful writing with a special collection, many of which for the first time in eBook format and all available right now.
The Wrong Side of Goodbye

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316225959
Pages: 400
Year: 2016-11-01
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER Notable Book of 2016 --Washington Post 10 Favorite Books of 2016 -- Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times 10 Best Mysteries of 2016 -- Adam Woog, Seattle Times Detective Harry Bosch must track down someone who may never have existed in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it? Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he's seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story--and finds uncanny links to his own past--he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth. At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced. Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye shows that Michael Connelly "continues to amaze with his consistent skill and sizzle" (Cleveland Plain Dealer).
A Parting Gift

A Parting Gift

Author: Frances Sharkey
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 0312597487
Pages: 162
Year: 1982
A pediatrician describes her experiences with dying children and how her own feelings about death were changed by a boy's acceptance of his death
Farewell, My Only One

Farewell, My Only One

Author: Antoine Audouard
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054734497X
Pages: 336
Year: 2004-07-20
A bestseller and nominated for the prestigious Goncourt Prize in France, Farewell, My Only One brings to life one of the great romances of all time and evokes the vibrant color and tumult of the Middle Ages. In the early twelfth century, William reaches Paris full of hope and without a penny. There, on the same day, he meets the two people who will dominate his life: young Heloise, with whom he immediately falls in love, and Abelard, the world-renowned philosopher. Through the eyes of William, we follow every turn in the greatest love story of the Middle Ages. We witness, in harrowing and lush descriptions, the scandal of the famous theologian falling for his educated and charming student; their flight and secret marriage; the barbaric revenge of the girl?¦s uncle; their years of separation; the writing of the famous letters; and finally the demise of a broken Abelard, whose books have been burned, a man who finds his ultimate solace in the thought of the woman who has never ceased to love him. Antoine Audouard brings literary grace to a story that is palpably infused with sensuality, conflict, and intellectual ferment. Farewell, My Only One is intelligent and bawdy, philosophical and romantic ?X a universal story of star-crossed lovers.
The Corners of the Globe

The Corners of the Globe

Author: Robert Goddard
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802189946
Pages: 400
Year: 2016-06-07
Second in the World Wide Trilogy—“a sophisticated spy story with serious historical chops” from the Edgar Award–winning author of The Ways of the World (Kirkus Reviews). Paris, 1919. As diplomats debate the aftermath of WWI at the Versailles Peace Conference, Royal Flying Corps veteran–turned–double agent James “Max” Maxted has just received his first mission from his new boss—and sworn enemy—legendary German spy Fritz Lemmer. Traveling to Scotland’s remote Orkney Islands to collect a mysterious file, Max must keep his true allegiances in mind—and pray his cover isn’t blown. Meanwhile, in Paris, Max’s partner, Sam Twentyman, has problems of his own. A nefarious element in the Japanese delegation is out to kill Lemmer—and they believe they can reach him through Sam. With the Germans about to enter the peace negotiations, the need for reconciliation among nations is greater than ever. Any mistake in Max’s mission would be fatal—and not just for him. “Tense action and clever dialogue . . . History buffs and fans of period thrillers . . . will appreciate Goddard’s attention to detail.” —Publishers Weekly “Tremendous fun.” —Historical Novel Society
The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
ISBN: 1507198604
Pages: 290
Year: 2017-11-18
The Little Prince is a work in French language, the most famous by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Published in 1943 in New York simultaneously in English and French, it’s a poetic and philosophical tale in the guise of a children's story. It has simple and uncluttered language, because it is intended to be understood by children, and, in fact, for the narrator, it is the preferred vehicle of a symbolic conception of life. Each chapter talks about a meeting of the little prince who leaves him perplexed about the absurd behavior of grown-ups. Each of these meetings can be read as an allegory. The watercolor paintings are part of the text and participate in this purity of language: simplicity and deepness are the key qualities of the work. You can read an invitation from the author to find the child in yourself, because all grown-ups were first children (but few of them remember). The book is dedicated to Léon Werth, but when he was a little boy.
Into the Blue

Into the Blue

Author: Robert Goddard
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407055364
Pages: 640
Year: 2010-01-26
Harry Barnett is a middle-aged failure. Leading a shabby existence in the shadow of a past disgrace, he is reduced to caretaking a friend's villa on the island of Rhodes and working in a bar to earn his keep. Then a guest at the villa - a young woman he had instantly and innocently warmed to - disappears on a mountain peak. Under suspicion of her murder, Harry stumbles on a set of photographs taken in the weeks before her disappearance. Obsessed by the mystery that has changed his life and determined to clear his name, he begins to trace back the movements and encounters that led to the moment when she vanished into the blue. The trail leads him back to England, to a world he thought he had left for ever - and a past he has tried desperately to forget.
Farewell to the King

Farewell to the King

Author: Pierre Schoendoerffer
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553280546
Pages: 242
Year: 1989-04-01
A mysterious white man who claims to be the king of the head-hunting Muruts of Borneo agrees to help Allies fight the Japanese
Farewell, My Queen

Farewell, My Queen

Author: Chantal Thomas, Moishe Black
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743260783
Pages: 256
Year: 2004-07-14
Agathe-Sidonie Laborde, Marie Antoinette's reader, recounts her memories of living at Versailles during the final days of the French revolution.
Babayaga

Babayaga

Author: Toby Barlow
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709599
Pages: 400
Year: 2013-08-06
By the author of Sharp Teeth, a novel of love, spies, and witches in 1950s Paris—and a cop turned into a flea Will is a young American ad executive in Paris. Except his agency is a front for the CIA. It's 1959 and the cold war is going strong. But Will doesn't think he's a warrior—he's just a good-hearted Detroit ad guy who can't seem to figure out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering les boulevards, sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy-looking companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed in the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the abode of an ugly old woman, he finds himself turned into a flea. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to France to start a literary journal with the help of friends in D.C. who ask a few favors in return. He's in well over his head, but it's nothing that a cocktail can't fix. Right? Add a few chance encounters, a chorus of some more angry witches, a strung-out jazzman or two, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the Bois de Bologne—and that's a novel! But while Toby Barlow's Babayaga may start as just a joyful romp though the City of Light, it quickly grows into a daring, moving exploration of love, mortality, and responsibility.
Farewell to Reason

Farewell to Reason

Author: Paul Feyerabend, Paul K. Feyerabend
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 0860918963
Pages: 327
Year: 1987
Essays discuss relativism, knowledge, creativity, progress, Aristotle, Galileo, cultural pluralism, and reason
The Raw Shark Texts

The Raw Shark Texts

Author: Steven Hall
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 1555847684
Pages: 454
Year: 2008-04-08
This genre-bending national bestseller is “a horror-dystopic-philosophical mash-up, drawing comparisons to Borges, The Matrix and Jaws” (The New York Times Magazine). Eric Sanderson wakes up in a house he doesn’t recognize, unable to remember anything of his life. A note instructs him to call a Dr. Randle, who informs him that he is undergoing yet another episode of memory loss, and that for the last two years—since the tragic death of his great love, Clio, while vacationing in Greece—he’s been suffering from an acute dissociative disorder. But there may be more to the story, or it may be a different story altogether. With the help of allies found on the fringes of society, Eric embarks on an edge-of-your-seat journey to uncover the truth about himself and escape the predatory forces that threaten to consume him. Moving with the pace and momentum of a superb thriller, exploring ideas about language and information, as well as identity, this is ultimately a novel about the magnitude of love and the devastating effect of losing that love. “Paced like a thriller, it reads like a deluge . . . Herman Melville meets Michael Crichton, or Thomas Pynchon meets Douglas Adams.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Rousingly inventive.” —The Washington Post “Unforgettable fiction.” —Playboy “A thriller that will haunt you.” —GQ “Sharp and clear . . . Writing on the edge of the form.” —Los Angeles Times “Huge fun, and I gleefully recommend it.” —Audrey Niffenegger, international–bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife “Fast, sexy, intriguing, intelligent.” —Toby Litt