Following a chance meeting with Mr and Mrs Parker, Charlotte Heywood accompanies them to their home in Sanditon, extravagantly vaunted by her hosts as the future epicentre of society summers. On arrival, our heroine finds herself confronted with a deserted town, which nevertheless begins to fill with holidaymakers.
Twain's two most famous creations, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are reunited for a high-spirited and engaging tale of mystery and murder in deepest Arkansas in this unjustly neglected story.
Il y a soixante-dix ans, en 1948, la Nakba - la "Catastrophe" - bouleversait la vie des Palestiniens dont les trois quarts se sont trouvés contraints à l'exil et spoliés de leur terre, de leur maison, de leurs biens. Aujourd'hui, les témoins de cette période commencent à se faire rares. Issus de différents milieux sociaux, dix-huit hommes et femmes se souviennent de la coexistence qui prévalait en Palestine, de la guerre, de l'exil, mais aussi de la force et de la résilience dont ils ont dû faire preuve pour s'adapter à de nouvelles réalités.
Des histoires de vie à la première personne, accompagnées de portraits en noir et blanc, où chaque regard interroge les générations futures. Pour chaque Palestinien, Jérusalem est empreinte d'une importante charge symbolique, identitaire et mémorielle, d'autant qu'elle est devenue inaccessible à la plupart. La ville fait ici l'objet d'un recueil de photographies en couleur, pour une approche actuelle, entre ombre et lumière.
Three English boys, shipwrecked on a deserted island, create an idyllic society despite typhoons, wild hogs, and hostile visitors, until evil pirates kidnap one of the youths and they must face their fears.
On his one-hundredth birthday Allan Karlsson makes his escape from the old people's home and embarks on an unlikely and momentous adventure. The international bestselling phenomenon by Swedish sensation Jonas Jonasson.
This volume provides a new translation and the first single-volume edition of a neglected literary gem of French literature, found here with its companion-piece 'A Nocturnal Expedition around my Room'.
Something had followed them home from Russia - a thought-provoking and chilling drama, Mind of Winter will leave you with a lingering sense of unease before reaching its shocking conclusion.
This is a collection of five of Fitzgerald's lesser-known, yet highly accomplished short stories: 'Love in the Night', 'The Swimmers', 'A New Leaf' and 'What a Handsome Pair'.
Based on a series of letters between Barbara and her cousin Maria, in which she recounts her daily life, dramas and jokes, The Princess of Mantua is an example of docufiction at its most exquisite.
Compiled by Charles Dickens, Mugby Junction is a intriguing composite of tales ranging from horror to a realistic portrayal of life around a bustling Victorian railway station. Published for the first time in its entirety, it contains one of Dickens's most celebrated ghost stories, The Signalman.
Provides raw material for Virginia Woolf's novels. It shows, in its vivid, ebullient, attentive flow of comment, early symptoms of one of the world's great diary-writers.
Rather than confront the hostility his new parishioners show him, the Reverend Ernest Lindley becomes ever more isolated along with his family. It seems inevitable that his daughters should enter suitable loveless marriages but the youngest is the one who will divide his already broken family.
Originally published in 1858, this collaborative novel involved the writer Dickens and a number of other leading Victorian writers. It is a composite tale of mystery and intrigue set amid the dark streets of Victorian London.
Stumbling upon some luggage that has been left behind in the hotel he works in, a waiter searches through it to try to identify its owner. He does find quite a number of stories. Impressed by their quality, he succeeds in getting them published, although the identity of their author remains a mystery until a visitor comes calling.