The Devil of Nanking

Titre : The Devil of Nanking
Auteur : Mo Hayder
Éditeur : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 0802199607
Libération : 2011-02-24

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With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking, takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century's most brutal events: the Nanking Massacre. A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre, footage some say never existed. Only one man can help Grey. A survivor of the massacre, he is now a visiting professor at a university in Tokyo. But he will have nothing to do with her. So Grey accepts a job in an upmarket nightspot, where a certain gangster may be the key to gaining the professor's trust. An old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourage, the gangster is rumored to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health. Taut, gritty, sexy, and harrowing, The Devil of Nanking is an incomparable literary thriller set in one of the world's most fascinating cities-Tokyo-from an internationally best-selling author.

Sweet Bean Paste

Titre : Sweet Bean Paste
Auteur : Durian Sukegawa
Éditeur : ONEWorld Publications
ISBN-13 : 1786071959
Libération : 2017-10-05

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Sentaro has failed: he has a criminal record, drinks too much, and hasn't managed to fulfill his dream of becoming a writer. Instead, he works in a confectionery shop selling dorayaki, a type of pancake filled with a sweet paste made of red beans. With only the blossoming of the cherry trees to mark the passing of time, he spends his days listlessly filling the pastries. Until one day an elderly, handicapped woman enters the shop. Tokue makes the best bean paste imaginable, and begins to teach Sentaro her art. But as their friendship flourishes, societal prejudices become impossible to escape, in this quietly devastating novel about the burden of the past and the redemptive power of friendship.

Terrorism Unjustified

Titre : Terrorism Unjustified
Auteur : Vicente Medina
Éditeur : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN-13 : 9781442253520
Libération : 2015-10-29

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Vicente Medina challenges common misconceptions and excuses for extreme political violence. Countering such axioms as “one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist” and the “do whatever it takes” attitude toward counter-terrorism, Medina differentiates between justified political violence and unjustifiable terrorism. Surveying terrorism with both historical and contemporary examples, Medina dispels the relativism and emotional responses that have been used by some to justify terrorist acts. Medina draws on philosophical concepts like just war theory while adding social and political science perspectives to contextualize today’s terrorism within current international law and moral attitudes.

Tokyo Fianc e

Titre : Tokyo Fianc e
Auteur : Amélie Nothomb
Éditeur : Europa Editions Incorporated
ISBN-13 : 1933372648
Libération : 2009

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Amlie is a young language teacher living in Tokyo. When she succumbs to the attentions of a student--the shy, wealthy, and oh-so-Japanese Rinri--the lovers find themselves swept along by an affair that is as unusual as it is tender.

Nothing Holds Back the Night

Titre : Nothing Holds Back the Night
Auteur : Delphine de Vigan
Éditeur : A&C Black
ISBN-13 : 9781408839874
Libération : 2013-08-01

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In this moving autobiographical novel, the narrator's mother, Lucile, raises her two daughters largely alone. A former child model from a large Bohemian family, Lucile is younger and more glamorous than the other mothers: always in lipstick and stylishly dressed, wayward and wonderful. But as the years pass her occasional sadness gives way to overwhelming despair and delusion. This is a story of luminous beauty and rambunctious joy, of dark secrets and silences, revelations and, ultimately, the unknowability of even those closest to us. And in the face of the unknowable, personal history becomes fiction. Nothing Holds Back the Night is universally recognisable and singularly heartbreaking.

Tokyo Kill

Titre : Tokyo Kill
Auteur : Barry Lancet
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781451691726
Libération : 2014-09-09

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When he agrees to protect an elderly WWII veteran who claims to be in danger, antiques dealer and P.I. Jim Brodie, believing this to be an easy job, instead finds himself plunged into a deadly world of the Triads, Chinese spies, kendo warriors and an elusive group of killers whose treachery spans centuries. 40,000 first printing.

The Island

Titre : The Island
Auteur : Victoria Hislop
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9780755352449
Libération : 2008-02-10

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The acclaimed million-copy number one bestseller and winner of Richard & Judy's Summer Read 2006 from Victoria Hislop is a dramatic tale of four generations, rent by war, illicit love, violence and leprosy, from the thirties, through the war, to the present day. On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone's throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony. Then she finds Fotini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip...


Titre : Macarons
Auteur : Pierre Hermé
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1908117230
Libération : 2011

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Pierre Herme is universally acknowledged as the king of French pastry with shops in Tokyo, Paris and London. He is the best, and has even been described as a couturier of pastry. This is a man at the top of his art and there is no question his macarons are in a league of its own. Macarons are the aristocrats of pastry; these brightly coloured, mini meringues, daintily sandwiched together with gooey fillings, have become a holy grail for cookery fanatics and there are even food blogs dedicated to them. Now for the first time, all the macaron recipes from this most celebrated French patissier are published in English. The French language edition has been one of the most sought after cookbooks of recent years. And just like Pierre Herme's famous macarons, it would be difficult for any macaron book to surpass this one. There are 200 pages of recipes and beautiful food photography, and because making macarons is mostly about technique, rather than just a standard recipe, readers will appreciate the 32-step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions for making shells and fillings. All the classics are here like dark chocolate, praline, coffee, and pistachio, but others feature the more unusual macarons that Herme is justly famous for: Isfahan is one, with lychee, rose and raspberry, Arabesque with apricot and pistachio, Satine with passion fruit, orange and cream cheese, Mandarin and pink pepper, black truffles, balsamic vinegar as well as a bright-green macaron filled with fresh mint. Anyone interested in making macarons will find Pierre Herme's the best book in print.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Titre : 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Auteur : Ian Haydn Smith
Éditeur : Barron's Educational Series
ISBN-13 : 0764167901
Libération : 2015-10-01

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This brand-new edition of this best-selling book covers more than a century of movie history. Thoroughly updated with new films that span the globe, full-color images, key quotations from the movies, more movie posters than ever, up-to-date facts and movie trivia, and much more.

The Garden of Earthly Delights

Titre : The Garden of Earthly Delights
Auteur : Peter S. Beagle
Éditeur : Pan
ISBN-13 : 0330267167
Libération : 1982

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Studie over drie drieluiken van de Brabantse schilder Jeroen Bosch (±1453- 1516).