Bookhaul : les cadeaux de mes parents

Bonjour, bonjour,

C’est un bookhaul de livres uniquement en anglais, de mes parents qui sont revenus de vacances et la tradition c’est de m’offrir des bouquins (d’occasion). Et pour le coup je suis ravie car il y a des auteurs que j’adore comme des auteurs que je connais pas et les couvertures donnent très envie !!!

Toxin – Dispo ICI

When a doctor’s daughter becomes infected with E. coli, the widespread dangers of bacterial contamination are no longer a subject for debate, but a grim reality. In desperation, he is forced to follow a trail of ignorance and corruption from the tangled red-tape of the medical community to the highest levels of the powerful meat industry. It is an eye-opening thriller that every American should read …

Just take my heart – Dispo ICI

When Natalie Raines, famous Broadway star, is found in her home in Closter, New Jersey, dying from a gunshot wound, her former husband, Gregg Aldrich, whom she was in the process of divorcing, is the chief suspect. What no one knows is that, only days before she was murdered, Natalie accidentally came face to face with the man who killed her former roommate, Jamie Evans. Two years later, career criminal Jimmy Easton, comes forward to claim that Aldrich hired him to kill his wife, but he turned the job down. Based on Easton’s testimony, Gregg is charged with the murder of his wife. Handling the case is Emily Wallace, an attractive thirty-two-year-old widowed assistant prosecutor. As Aldrich’s trial is making headlines, Emily’s boss, Ted Wesley, warns her that this high-profile case will reveal personal matters about her, such as the fact that she had a heart transplant. And, during the trial, Emily experiences sentiments which defy all reason and continue after Gregg Aldrich’s fate is decided by the jury. In the meantime, she does not realize that her own life is now at risk.

The club are you in ?Dispo ICI

It’s the hottest new night club in town. . .
ARE YOU IN?

Jenna Lorde knows she’s taking on a challenge when she inherits her dad’s nightclub.

But Zenith comes with a top class reputation and a location which other clubs would kill for, so she reckons she’s more than up for it. Until she starts to realise that the dangers aren’t just from other clubs.

Beneath the glamour of the VIP lounge and the pumping music, sleaze and corruption are starting to creep in, and it’ll take all Jenna’s cunning to stop the rot. The club’s survival – and her own – depend on it …

Lie Down With Lions – Dispo ICI

From terrorist conspiracies in Paris to guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan, Lie Down With Lions is the thrilling tale of suspense and deceit from master of the spy story, Ken Follett.

A Dangerous Romance
In Paris, rival spies Ellis and Jean-Pierre both fall in love with Jane, and all three become gripped in a tangled web of lust and deception as they battle terrorist conspiracies. Ultimately Jane can marry only one and chooses Jean-Pierre.

A Fight for Freedom
In Afghanistan the Mujahedeen are fighting to free their country of the Soviet invasion and the newlyweds travel to the Valley of the Five Lions to help the cause as doctors. Fierce fighting means they must find a way out of the line of fire. 

A Perilous Escape
Help unexpectedly comes in the form of Jean Pierre’s nemesis, Ellis, and knowing both men have dangerous secrets, Jane must once again choose who to trust if she is to make her escape over one of the most remote mountain ranges in the world . . .

The ambassador – Dispo ICI

In the Europe of 100 years from now, the European Union is the supreme leader of the free world. Ambassador Bill Strether is sent by the US President to the UK to represent his country where fundamentalists have banned the medical advances in genetic cloning taken for granted in his new home. 

Micro – Dispo ICI

In the vein of Jurassic Park, this high-concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company–only to find themselves cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them. An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion. Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment. 

Why the whales came – Dispo ICI

Gracie and her friend Daniel have always been warned to stay away from the Birdman and his side of the island. But then they find a message in the sand and discover the Birdman is not who they thought. They build up a lovely friendship with him, but when the children get stranded on Samson Island they don’t know whether to believe the birdman’s story that the island is cursed.

Welcome to the world baby girl – Dispo ICI

Sweeping from the gentler confines of late 1940s small town America to the tough side of the New York media circus in the ’70s, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! mines golden seams of goodness and gritty determination, prejudice and despair, love and survival, in the story of a young TV interviewer, Dena Nordstrom, whose future looks full of promise, whose present is an emotional mess, and whose past is marked by mystery. 

With a cast of unforgettable characters, from the comic masterpiece that is Neighbour Dorothy (broadcasting home tips and good news to the midwest from her own front room) to the monstrosity that is Ira Wallace, TV network head – Fannie Flagg’s novel is a funny, constantly surprising novel that keeps you guessing and turing the page right up to the last. 

If I don’t write it, nobody else will – Dispo ICI

‘Some people walk on stage and the audience warms to them. You can’t explain it, and you shouldn’t try. It’s an arrogant assumption to say you ‘decide’ to become a comedian. The audience decides for you.’ Eric Sykes, December 2001

From his early days writing scripts for Bill Fraser and Frankie Howerd through decades of British radio and television comedy – ‘Educating Archie’, ‘Sykes And A …’, ‘Curry and Chips’, ‘The Plank’ – to his present day ventures into film and theatre, starring in ‘The Others’ with Nicole Kidman and appearing in Peter Hall’s recent production of ‘As You Like It’, Eric Sykes has carved himself an enduring place as one of Britain’s greatest writers and performers.

In his much anticipated autobiography, Sykes reveals his extraordinary life working alongside a generation of legendary comedians and entertainers, despite being dogged by deafness and eventually virtual blindness. His hearing problems began in the early days of his career in the 1950s, around the time he wrote, directed and performed in the spoof pantomime ‘Pantomania’ for the BBC. Undeterred however, Sykes learned to lip-read, going on to write and appear in a number of BBC productions including ‘Opening Night’ and Val Parnell’s ‘Saturday Spectacular’, the first of two shows he made with Peter Sellers, a great life-long friend. From 1959 until her death in 1980, Syke’s starred with Hattie Jacques in one of Britain’s best loved sitcoms ‘Sykes and A …’ Throughout the two decade run of this show he continued to work alongside a host of stars including Charlie Drake, Tommy Cooper, Tony Hancock, Spike Milligan, Johnny Speight, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

The house across the street – Dispo ICI

Is there a murderer across the street?

1964.

Twenty-three-year-old Katy Speed is fascinated by glamorous Gloria and the goings-on at her house over the road.

Who are the mysterious women that keep coming and going in the strange black car?

Then one night, Gloria’s house burns to the ground. Bodies are found in the wreckage.

And Katy’s horror turns to disbelief when her own father is arrested and charged with murder.

Determined to prove his innocence, Katy sets out to uncover the truth about the mysterious house across the street and find the real murderer.

But that means risking her own life . . .

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