1942. Parmi la multitude de dénonciations anonymes, cette lettre-ci, du moins, est signée : Paul-Jean Husson.
Fleuron de l'Académie française, pétainiste et antisémite convaincu, ce très respectable notable des lettres s'apprête à sacrifier plus que sa vie : son plus grand amour.
Elle est allemande, blonde, radieuse- et l'épouse de son fils. Une impossible passion, née de l'Exode sous le soleil normand, et que l'ignominie, la frustration, le dégoût de soi menacent de livrer aux bourreaux.
D'un seul trait de plume : « Monsieur le Commandant... »
Rene is the concierge of a Parisian apartment building. She is passionate about culture and the arts. Several floors up, 12-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her. But unknown to them both, the sudden death of one of their privileged neighbours will dramatically alter their lives forever.
Poor Hector. Tempus fugit, and our intrepid psychiatrist is not feeling quite as young as he used to. His patients are concerned with time too. One feels she's always in a hurry, as if there's a clock ticking in her tummy - she would like time to slow down. But there's also a boy who wishes time would hurry along and turn him into an adult. And a third patient measures his remaining years in the number of dogs he'll have time to own. Hector feels he must find a solution to the problem of time and so, of course, another journey is required.Follow Hector as he sets off to uncover nuggets of universal wisdom on time.
Just a few months ago, Tom Boyd was a multi-million-selling author living in LA, in love with a world-famous pianist. But after a very public break- up he's shut himself away, suffering from total writer's block, with only drink and drugs for company.
'I got a letter one day, a long letter that wasn't signed.'Camille reads this narration of events from pre-war France, certain that it has been sent to her by mistake. Then more letters start to arrive..This powerful first novel by Helene Gremillion is a gripping study of the destruction unleashed, when human desires for love and motherhood turn to
Translated by Alison Anderson. France's greatest food critic is dying, after a lifetime in single-minded pursuit of sensual delights. But as Pierre Arthens lies on his death bed, he is tormented by an inability to recall the most delicious food ever to pass his lips, which he ate long before becoming a critic. Desperate to taste it one more time, he looks back over the years to see if he can pin down the elusive dish. Revealing far more than his love of great food, the narration by this larger-than-life individual alternates with the voices of those closest to him and their own experiences of the man.
What is the secret formula for love? Hector, our intrepid psychiatrist, sets off on a new globetrotting mission - and this time he's looking for LOVE.
Sometimes, a second chance can come out of nowhere... Martin's rejection by Gabrielle has haunted him all his life. He's now a Parisian cop on the cusp of making a career-defining arrest. Archibald Maclean, the legendary art thief, is in his sights. But things are about to change.
A channel crossing takes a paranormal turn for private detective, Andrew Singleton, when he an encounter with a lady in white. On arrival in Paris he is quickly drawn into an unusual murder investigation in which the victim appears to have died of fright in his sleep. Could there be a connection to Singleton's experience on the channel?
I hadn't even sat down yet, one buttock still hovering, my hand on the car door, and already my sister-in-law was on the attack:
"At last! Didn't you hear the horn? We've been waiting here for ten minutes!" "Good morning," I replied.
On the car journey to a family wedding, Garance reflects on how adult life, with its disappointments and responsibilities, has not always gone to plan for herself or her three siblings.
But just around the corner lies the chance for them to revisit their younger, carefree selves in a delightfully unplanned escapade.
A true story. Tuesday 16 August 1870, Alain de Money, makes his way to the village fair. Two hours later, the crowd has gone crazy; they have lynched, tortured, burned and eaten him. How could such a horror be possible?
Why would anyone strangle a humble seamstress with no known enemies? When newly-married bookseller Victor Legris is asked to solve the murder of Louise Fontaine in the abattoir district of La Villette, he is initially baffled by the case.
The brand new Eiffel Tower is the glory of the 1889 Universal Exposition. But one sunny afternoon, a woman collapses and dies on this great Paris landmark. Can a bee-sting really be the cause of death? Or is there a more sinister explanation?
Paris is in mourning. At the firework display marking the Dauphin's marriage to Marie Antoinette, hundreds of people have been injured or crushed to death. Yet not all the victims died accidentally. The tragic incident on Place Louis XV yields a new case for Commissioner Le Floch when a strangled woman is found amongst the other corpses.