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The Uncommon Reader

The Uncommon Reader [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0571246788
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The Uncommon Reader is none other than HM the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely ( JR Ackerley, Jean Genet, Ivy Compton Burnett and the classics) and intelligently. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people like the oleaginous prime minister and his repellent advisers. She comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with much that she has to do. In short, her reading is subversive. The consequence is, of course, surprising, mildly shocking and very funny.

Une vie de reine

Une vie de reine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2213679266
Author: Annick Le Floc'hmoan
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La monarchie britannique est en train de prendre un sacré coup de jeune. Le mariage du prince William, futur roi de Grande-Bretagne, en a été le symbole. Non seulement William épousait une roturière, mais la cérémonie avait été précédée de cinq années de vie commune : une première dans l’histoire de l’Angleterre. Plus « révolutionnaire » encore : si l’aîné des enfants de Catherine et William est une fille, elle deviendra reine. Une loi vieille de trois siècles qui accordait la primauté aux garçons va être abolie. Ce grand dépoussiérage de la monarchie britannique est l’œuvre de la reine Elizabeth II qui, en 2012, fêtera en ses 86 ans et célébrera en grande pompe ses 60 ans de règne. Lorsqu’elle accède au trône à 26 ans, Elizabeth II affiche pourtant son conservatisme. « Je ferai tout comme papa », affirme-t-elle. L’abdication de son oncle Edward VIII, la guerre et les années difficiles de la reconstruction ont fragilisé la monarchie. Ensuite, la reine fait face à la libération des mœurs des années soixante et à l’irrespect de la puissante presse à scandales, à laquelle ses enfants, peu vertueux, donnent prise. Pour assurer la pérennité du régime qu’elle incarne, Elizabeth comprend qu’elle doit l’adapter aux temps nouveaux. Sa tâche est immense et « vie de reine » signifie tout sauf vie oisive. Une vie de reine fait découvrir l’intimité d’Elizabeth II ainsi que sa vie publique, décrypte la personnalité d’Edward VIII devenu duc de Windsor et celle du prince Charles qui, aujourd’hui encore, ne voyage jamais sans son vieil ours en peluche.

La Reine Hortense

La Reine Hortense [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2373240610
Author: Joseph Turquan
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La Reine Hortense by Joseph Turquan Book Resume:

Hortense, fille d'Alexandre et Joséphine de Beauharnais passa sa première enfance à la Martinique, puis fut élevée à Paris, dans un pensionnat dirigé par Mme Campan. En 1802, Bonaparte, son beau-père, lui fait épouser son frère Louis, promu roi de Hollande. De cette union, naquirent trois fils : Napoléon-Charles, mort du croup à l'âge de cinq ans, Napoléon-Louis, mort en 1831, pendant l'insurrection des Romagnes, et enfin, Charles-Louis-Napoléon, qui devait être un jour Napoléon III. Ce mariage ne fut pas heureux, par la faute du caractère aigri et soupçonneux du mari, et de la coquetterie de l'épouse. Après que Louis eut renoncé au trône de Hollande, Hortense obtint de vivre séparée de son mari. Créée duchesse de Saint-Leu par Louis XVIII sur la prière du tsar Alexandre, elle tint la cour de Napoléon Ier pendant les Cent-Jours, fut exilée par la seconde Restauration et maintenue en exil par Louis-Philippe après un court séjour à Paris. Vivant l'hiver en Italie et l'été en Suisse, sur les bords du Rhin, dans le petit château d’Arenenberg, elle désapprouva l'équipée de Strasbourg, qui valut à son dernier fils d'être déporté aux Etats-Unis... C'est ici un portrait vrai et sans complaisance que nous livre Joseph Turquan auteur de nombreuses biographies, notamment sur la famille Bonaparte (Les Sœurs de Napoléon, Napoléon amoureux, etc...)

The Clothes They Stood Up In

The Clothes They Stood Up In [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1782831525
Author: Alan Bennett
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The Clothes They Stood Up In is Alan Bennett's first story. Like Charles Dickens' novels which were first published in magazines, it originally appeared in the London Review of Books - which the author says 'seems to me (and not just because I occasionally contribute to it) the liveliest, most serious and also the most radical literary periodical we have'.

Guerre et littérature de jeunesse (1913-1919)

Guerre et littérature de jeunesse (1913-1919) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2296490824
Author: Laurence Olivier-Messonnier
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Guerre et littérature de jeunesse (1913-1919) by Laurence Olivier-Messonnier Book Resume:

Entre 1900 et 1933 quarante journaux pour enfants voient le jour, au nombre desquels La Semaine de Suzette, l'Epatant, Fillette avec leurs héros phares, Bécassine, Les Pieds Nickelés et Lili. Les périodiques comme les "Livres Roses de la guerre" de Larousse alimentent une paralittérature de "bourrage de crâne". En effet, la déclaration de la guerre en août 1914 donne une inflexion patriotique à ces publications alors avant tout récréatives. Elles vont devenir des vecteurs idéologiques polémiques tant par leur contenu nationaliste que par la forme contestée.

La Reine Marie-Antoinette

La Reine Marie-Antoinette [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5043288930
Author: Pierre Nolhac
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Dictionnaire intime des femmes

Dictionnaire intime des femmes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2234084040
Author: Laure Adler
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Dictionnaire intime des femmes by Laure Adler Book Resume:

" Ce livre est une invitation au voyage dans un étrange pays sans frontières, une terra incognita, un territoire où vit la moitié de l’humanité. On a dit que c’était un continent noir. Je pense, au contraire, qu’il est habité par la lumière et bruisse de toutes les voix qui, vivantes aujourd’hui ou venues du passé le plus lointain, ont construit notre histoire. Ce livre est un dictionnaire, donc une manière d’ “entrer” à sa guise dans ce vagabondage où des femmes très célèbres cohabitent avec des anonymes. Il est “intime”, car il est aussi, à mon insu, une sorte d’autobiographie. Dire qui l’on admire est inévitablement une forme de confession. Mon seul désir est de faire connaître ou reconnaître ces femmes, tant elles sont pour moi des exemples qui nous donnent courage, énergie, espoir. " Laure Adler

Aymeris

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Author: Jacques-Émile Blanche
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"Aymeris", de Jacques-Émile Blanche. Publié par Good Press. Good Press publie un large éventail d'ouvrages, où sont inclus tous les genres littéraires. Les choix éditoriaux des éditions Good Press ne se limitent pas aux grands classiques, à la fiction et à la non-fiction littéraire. Ils englobent également les trésors, oubliés ou à découvrir, de la littérature mondiale. Nous publions les livres qu'il faut avoir lu. Chaque ouvrage publié par Good Press a été édité et mis en forme avec soin, afin d'optimiser le confort de lecture, sur liseuse ou tablette. Notre mission est d'élaborer des e-books faciles à utiliser, accessibles au plus grand nombre, dans un format numérique de qualité supérieure.

L'humour et le rire dans les littératures francophones des Amériques

L'humour et le rire dans les littératures francophones des Amériques [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2296143512
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L'humour et le rire dans les littératures francophones des Amériques by , Book Resume:

Cerner les enjeux et les objets de l'humour, présenter une pluralité de formes, de stratégies et d'"accents" du rire dans les productions littéraires et populaires des Amériques francophones d'aujourd'hui: tels sont les objectifs des différentes contributions réunies dans ce volume. Ainsi pour mesurer la complexité et la richesse des expressions littéraires de l'humour de ces "autres Amériques", le parcous proposé offre des itinéraires multiples - du Québec aux Antilles, de la Lousiane en Acadie et en Ontario, jusqu'à la Nouvelle-Angleterre - et des configurations intercontinentales- le Brésil et L'Afrique.

The Woman of a Thousand Names

The Woman of a Thousand Names [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501197932
Author: Alexandra Lapierre
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The Woman of a Thousand Names by Alexandra Lapierre Book Resume:

From the internationally bestselling author of the “fascinating epic” (Associated Press) Between Love and Honor comes a rich, sweeping tale based on the captivating true story of the Mata Hari of Russia, featuring a beautiful aristocrat fighting for survival during the deadly upheaval of the Russian Revolution. Born into Russian aristocracy, wealth, and security, Moura never had any reason to worry. But in the upheaval of the Bolshevik Revolution, her entire world crumbles. As her family and friends are being persecuted by Vladimir Lenin’s ruthless police, she falls into a passionate affair with British secret agent Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart. But when he’s abruptly and mysteriously deported from Russia, Moura is left alone and vulnerable. Now, she must find new paths for her survival, even if it means shedding her past and taking on new identities. Some will praise her tenderness and undying loyalty. Others will denounce her lies. But all will agree on one point: Moura embodies Life. Life at all cost. Set against the volatile landscape of 20th-century Russia, The Woman of a Thousand Names brings history to vivid life in a captivating tale about an extraordinary woman caught in the waves of change—with only her wits to save her.

Multilingualism and Mother Tongue in Medieval French, Occitan, and Catalan Narratives

Multilingualism and Mother Tongue in Medieval French, Occitan, and Catalan Narratives [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 027107888X
Author: Catherine E. Léglu
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Multilingualism and Mother Tongue in Medieval French, Occitan, and Catalan Narratives by Catherine E. Léglu Book Resume:

The Occitan literary tradition of the later Middle Ages is a marginal and hybrid phenomenon, caught between the preeminence of French courtly romance and the emergence of Catalan literary prose. In this book, Catherine Léglu brings together, for the first time in English, prose and verse texts that are composed in Occitan, French, and Catalan-sometimes in a mixture of two of these languages. This book challenges the centrality of "canonical" texts and draws attention to the marginal, the complex, and the hybrid. It explores the varied ways in which literary works in the vernacular composed between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries narrate multilingualism and its apparent opponent, the mother tongue. Léglu argues that the mother tongue remains a fantasy, condemned to alienation from linguistic practices that were, by definition, multilingual. As most of the texts studied in this book are works of courtly literature, these linguistic encounters are often narrated indirectly, through literary motifs of love, rape, incest, disguise, and travel.

Close Enough to Touch

Close Enough to Touch [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501139282
Author: Colleen Oakley
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Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley Book Resume:

“A witty, inventive, and bittersweet” (Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author) love story for anyone who’s ever wanted something—or someone—just out of reach, Close Enough to Touch will delight fans of Jojo Moyes’s One Plus One and Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project. Can you miss something you never had? Jubilee Jenkins is no ordinary librarian. With a rare allergy to human touch, any skin-to-skin contact could literally kill her. But after retreating into solitude for nearly ten years, Jubilee’s decided to brave the world again, despite the risks. Armed with a pair of gloves, long sleeves, and her trusty bicycle, she finally ventures out the front door—and into her future. Eric Keegan has troubles of his own. With his daughter from a failed marriage no longer speaking to him, and his brilliant, if psychologically troubled, adopted son attempting telekinesis, Eric’s struggling to figure out how his life got so off course, and how to be the dad—and man—he wants to be. So when an encounter over the check-out desk at the local library entangles his life with that of a beautiful—albeit eccentric—woman, he finds himself wanting nothing more than to be near her. Charming and utterly unique, Close Enough to Touch is “a story that overflows with compassion, humor, and the impulsive need to read just one more chapter until you reach the very satisfying end” (Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author).

The Queen of the Tearling

The Queen of the Tearling [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062290371
Author: Erika Johansen
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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen Book Resume:

A #1 Indie Next Pick and LibraryReads Selection Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler—and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her. On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown. Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust. But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun—a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend . . . if she can survive. This book will be a beautifully designed package with illustrated endpapers, a map of the Tearling, and a ribbon marker.

Untold Stories

Untold Stories [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0571246893
Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Untold Stories by Alan Bennett Book Resume:

Alan Bennett's first collection of prose since Writing Home takes in all his major writings over the last ten years. The title piece is a poignant family memoir with an account of the marriage of his parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. Bennett, as always, is both amusing and poignant, whether he's discussing his modest childhood or his work with the likes of Maggie Smith, Thora Hird and John Gielgud. Also included are his much celebrated diaries for the years 1996 to 2004. At times heartrending and at others extremely funny,Untold Stories is a matchless and unforgettable anthology. Since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s Alan Bennett has delighted audiences worldwide with his gentle humour and wry observations about life. His many works include Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, Talking Heads, A Question of Attribution and The Madness of King George. The History Boys opened to great acclaim at the National in 2004, and is winner of the Evening Standard Award, the South Bank Award and the Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play. 'Perhaps the best loved of English writers alive today.' Sunday Telegraph Untold Stories is published jointly with Profile Books.

Le club des héroïnes qui n'ont pas froid aux yeux

Le club des héroïnes qui n'ont pas froid aux yeux [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2280361701
Author: Emily Blaine
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Le club des héroïnes qui n'ont pas froid aux yeux by Emily Blaine Book Resume:

Bienvenue dans le cercle très fermé des héroïnes d’Emily Blaine, la reine de la romance moderne à la française. Des femmes d’aujourd’hui qui savent ce qu’elles veulent : vivre un amour vrai et intense ! C’est le cas des héroïnes de Passion sous contrat, Une nuit dans tes étoiles et Ma vie sous tes étoiles, des femmes indépendantes et volontaires, qui revendiquent leur droit au bonheur. Et pour cela, elles sont prêtes à tout, et surtout à : Accepter une mutation pour devenir l’assistante personnelle d’un PDG aussi sexy que troublant Se laisser porter par la magie d’une rencontre dans un aéroport et succomber à un bel inconnu Envisager de tout plaquer pour tenter une histoire d’amour avec son amant d’une nuit Et ne manquez pas également le nouveau roman d'Emily Blaine Si tu me le demandais. Une romance moderne qui explore avec justesse et mesure la rencontre entre deux êtres profondément blessés. Un livre autant chargé d'espoir que la plume d'Emily Blaine. Disponible dès à présent chez &H. A propos de l'auteur : Révélée par la série phénomène « Dear You » et confirmée par le succès de chacun de ses nouveaux titres, Emily Blaine est devenue, avec plus de 300 000 exemplaires vendus, la reine incontestée de la romance moderne à la française. Bretonne de cœur et parisienne d’adoption, elle envisage l’écriture comme un plaisir et, malgré son succès impressionnant, met un point d’honneur à rester proche de ses lectrices et à ne pas se prendre trop au sérieux.

The Ideas of Man and Woman in Renaissance France

The Ideas of Man and Woman in Renaissance France [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 131702799X
Author: Lyndan Warner
Publisher: Routledge
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The Ideas of Man and Woman in Renaissance France by Lyndan Warner Book Resume:

The Ideas of Man and Woman in Renaissance France provides the first comprehensive comparison of the printed debates in the 1500s over the superiority or inferiority of woman - the Querelle des femmes - and the dignity and misery of man. Analysing these writings side by side, Lyndan Warner reveals the extent to which Renaissance authors borrowed commonplaces from both traditions as they praised or blamed man or woman and habitually considered opposite and contrary points of view. In the law courts reflections on the virtues and vices of man and woman had a practical application-to win cases-and as Warner demonstrates, Parisian lawyers employed this developing rhetoric in family disputes over inheritance and marriage, and amplified it in the published versions of their pleadings. Tracing these ideas and modes of thinking from the writer's quill to the workshops and boutiques of printers and booksellers, Warner uses probate inventories to follow the books to the households of their potential male and female readers. Warner reveals the shifts in printed discussions of human nature from the 1500s to the early 1600s and shows how booksellers adapted the ways they marketed and sold new genres such as essays and lawyers' pleadings.

The Fate of the Tearling

The Fate of the Tearling [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062290436
Author: Erika Johansen
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen Book Resume:

"Katniss Everdeen, you have competition."—Entertainment Weekly The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Tearling trilogy. In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies—including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear. To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable—she gave herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy—and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, regent in her place. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign, imprisoned in Mortmesne. Now, as the suspenseful endgame begins, the fate of Queen Kelsea—and the Tearling itself—will finally be revealed.

In an Iron Glove

In an Iron Glove [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0776616137
Author: Claire Martin
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
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In an Iron Glove by Claire Martin Book Resume:

Claire Martin's autobiography was first published in two volumes in 1965 and 1966. Already a prize winning Quebec writer, the author generated a wave of controversy with this detailed account of a childhood subjected to cruelty and brutality. Her deeply moving portrayal drew acclaim from readers who saw aspects of their own childhood experiences mirrored in its pages; it also evoked resistance from traditionalists unsettled by its exposé of family, church, and convent school some decades before the Quiet Revolution. Written with the passion of one who has known harsh injustices, this memoir nevertheless reflects the steady focus and narrative skill of an seasoned writer. With a richly descriptive style and deft ironic touch, Claire Martin tells her own unforgettable story of a young person confronting and finally emerging from the oppressions of unrestrained malign authority.

Le Maître des heures

Le Maître des heures [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2246790700
Author: Christophe Bataille
Publisher: Grasset
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Le Maître des heures by Christophe Bataille Book Resume:

Nous voici à la fin du XVIIème siècle sans doute, dans une cité portuaire du nord. C'est un lieu vaincu par l'âge, et l'on s'y ennuie. La cité et le palais s'organisent autour du duc Gonzagues, qui se consume sans désir avec de jeunes femmes. Mais d'étranges événements se produisent dans le palais: deux horlogers - les "Maîtres des heures" chargés de réparer et de remonter les 218 pendules - disparaissent sans raisons. Gonzagues fait appel à un Polonais nommé Arturo, qui devient à son tour maître des heures. Sa stature est telle qu'on l'appelle le {Grand}. Toute la ville découvre ce personnage silencieux et adroit de ses mains, qui répare l'âme des horloges dans la nuit du palais, entraînant le duc à sa suite. Une amitié rare va se nouer entre les deux hommes. Mais le Grand épouse une jeune lingère, Helen, dont il a une fille au prénom de reine: Lodoïvska. Est-ce le commencement d'une nouvelle vie au palais ? Ou la fin d'une amitié ? La jeune Lodoïvska saura-t-elle échapper aux regards du duc ?

The Leopard Boy

The Leopard Boy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813937914
Author: Daniel Picouly
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
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October 15, 1793: the eve of Marie-Antoinette’s execution. The Reign of Terror has descended upon revolutionary France, and thousands are beheaded daily under the guillotine. Edmond Coffin and Jonathan Gravedigger, two former soldiers now employed in disposing of the dead, are hired to search the Parisian neighborhood of Haarlem for a mysterious mixed-race "leopard boy," whose nickname derives from his mottled black-and-white skin. Some would like to see the elusive leopard boy dead, while others wish to save him. Why so much interest in this child? He is rumored to be the son of Marie-Antoinette and a man of color--the Chevalier de Saint-George, perhaps, or possibly Zamor, the slave of Madame du Barry, mistress of Louis XV. This wildly imaginative and culturally resonant tale by Daniel Picouly audaciously places black and mixed-race characters--including King Mac, creator of the first hamburger, who hands out figures of Voltaire and Rousseau with his happy meals, and the megalomaniac Black Delorme, creator of a slavery theme park--at the forefront of its Revolution-era story. Winner of the Prix Renaudot, one of France’s most prestigious literary awards, this book envisions a "Black France" two hundred years before the term came to describe a nation transformed through its postcolonial immigrant population. CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French