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Aliss

October 5, 2016 | France | By admin | 0 Comments

By Patrick Sénécal

Il était une fois... Alice, une jeune fille curieuse, délurée, fonceuse et intelligente de Brossard. À dix-huit ans, poussée par son besoin d'affirmation de soi, elle décide qu'il est temps de quitter le cégep et le cocon familial pour aller vivre sa vie là où tout est attainable, c'est-à-dire dans los angeles métropole. À los angeles suite d'une rencontre fortuite dans le métro, Alice aboutit dans un quartier dont elle n'a jamais entendu parler et où les gens sont extrêmement bizarres. Mais c'est common, non ? Elle est à Montréal et dans toute grande ville qui se respecte, il y a plein d'excentriques, comme Charles ou Verrue, d'illuminés, comme Andromaque ou Chess, et d'êtres encore plus inquiétants, comme Bone et Chair… Alice s'installe donc et mord à pleines dents dans l. a. vie, prête à tout pour se tailler une position. Or, elle ne peut savoir que là où elle a élu home, l'expression être « prêt à tout » revêt un sens très particulier…

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A Time to Keep Silence (New York Review Books Classics)

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By Patrick Leigh Fermor

Whereas nonetheless undefined, Patrick Leigh Fermor made his means throughout Europe, as mentioned in his vintage memoirs, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. in the course of global battle II, he fought with neighborhood partisans opposed to the Nazi occupiers of Crete. yet in A Time to maintain Silence, Leigh Fermor writes a few extra inward trip, describing his a number of sojourns in a few of Europe’s oldest and so much venerable monasteries. He remains on the Abbey of St. Wandrille, a superb repository of paintings and studying; at Solesmes, well-known for its revival of Gregorian chant; and at the deeply ascetic Trappist monastery of los angeles Grande Trappe, the place priests take a vow of silence. ultimately, he visits the rock monasteries of Cappadocia, hewn from the stony spires of a moonlike panorama, the place he seeks a few hint of the lifetime of the earliest Christian anchorites.

More than a historical past or shuttle magazine, even though, this pretty brief booklet is a meditation at the which means of silence and solitude for contemporary existence. Leigh Fermor writes, “In the seclusion of a cell—an life whose quietness is just diverse by means of the silent nutrition, the solemnity of formality, and lengthy solitary walks within the woods—the bothered waters of the brain develop nonetheless and transparent, and lots more and plenty that's hidden away and all that clouds it floats to the skin and will be skimmed away; and after a time one reaches a country of peace that's unthought of within the usual world.”

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Collins Study & Revision Guides - Instant Revision: GCSE French

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By Dave Carter

Fast revision notes, with self-check questions and grade-boosting tutorials in a distinct publication. Written through senior examiners and skilled lecturers who understand what scholars want for that ultimate – fast – fee! Sections disguise all of the issues that you’ll meet within the GCSE French examination, with correct vocabulary and words for themes corresponding to college, domestic, the relations and relationships, vacation trips and commute, climate and the seasons, media, communications and geography. all of the very important grammatical constructions are integrated – commonplace and abnormal verbs, nouns, pronouns and adjecties and so on – set out in a manner that makes them effortless to revise and be mindful. a last part covers the listening, talking, interpreting and writing talents wanted for the examination.

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Corked: A Memoir

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By Kathryn Borel Jr.

Meet Kathryn Borel, bon vivant and undutiful daughter. Now meet her father, Philippe, former chef, eccentric genius, and wine aficionado extraordinaire. Kathryn is like her father in each method yet one: she's completely ignorant in terms of wine. And even though Philippe has committed untold parenting hours to providing impassioned oenological orations, she has controlled to stay unenlightened. yet after an coincidence and a dying, Kathryn realizes that via shutting herself off to her father's maximum ardour, she's going to by no means relatively comprehend him. for this reason, she proposes a drunken father-daughter highway journey. Corked is the uncensored account in their journey throughout the nice wine areas of France. Uproarious, poignant, painfully introspective, and full of crafty little information about wine, it is a ebook for any reader who has sought a reference to a fancy friend or desired to conquer the paralyzing terror of being confronted with a cafe wine record.

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All The Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr - Summarized

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The entire mild we can't See: a unique via Anthony Doerr - Summarized Anthony Doerr created an immediate "Classic" while he wrote the entire gentle we won't See and his novel has touched the hearts of thousands of readers all over the world. in case you learn this significant other consultant you'll get a deeper realizing of the characters and plot present in all of the gentle we can't See, in addition to the topics incorporated within the novel. you furthermore mght get a bankruptcy through bankruptcy breakdown and research of the occasions as they spread in addition to a word list of the real characters and phrases from the unique publication. Oh, I’ve additionally integrated a listing of attainable examine questions (book membership discussions issues) and costs from the publication that i discovered fascinating. Wrapping all of it up is a dialogue of the severe studies for the entire gentle we won't See in addition to my total opinion of the e-book. This review/summary is helping fill the gaps, letting you realize extra whereas improving your examining event of the unique booklet. even if you’re examining this for a booklet membership, college document, or simply are looking to discover what occurs ahead of diving into the complete size e-book, you should use this booklet evaluation and research consultant to get so much from your adventure interpreting all of the gentle we can't See by means of Anthony Doerr.

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Brittany (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

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DK Eyewitness Travel's full-color guidebooks to enormous quantities of locations around the globe actually exhibit you what others in simple terms inform you. they've got turn into popular for his or her visible excellence, together with remarkable images, 3-D mapping, and especially commissioned cutaway illustrations.

DK Eyewitness trip Guides are the one courses that paintings both good for thought, as a making plans software, a pragmatic source whereas touring, and a memento following any journey.

every one advisor is jam-packed with the up to date, trustworthy vacation spot info each tourist wishes, together with large lodge and eating place listings, themed itineraries, lush images, and various maps.

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Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes

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By Elizabeth Bard

In Paris for a weekend stopover at, Elizabeth Bard sat right down to lunch with a good-looking Frenchman--and by no means went domestic back.

Was it love initially sight? Or used to be it the best way her knife slid easily via her pavé au poivre, the steak's pink juices puddling into the buttery pepper sauce? LUNCH IN PARIS is a memoir a couple of younger American lady stuck up in passionate love affairs--one along with her new beau, Gwendal, the opposite with French delicacies. Packing her baggage for a brand new lifestyles within the world's so much romantic urban, Elizabeth is plunged right into a global of bustling open-air markets, hipster bistros, and dimension 2 femmes fatales. She learns to intestine her first fish (with a bit aid from Jane Austen), soothe pangs of homesickness (with the increase of a chocolate soufflé) and develops a overwhelm on her neighborhood butcher (who bears a outstanding resemblance to Matt Dillon). Elizabeth reveals that the deeper she immerses herself on the planet of French food, the extra Paris itself starts off to translate. French tradition, she discovers, isn't really in contrast to a well-ripened cheese-there could be a crusty external, till you narrow via to the melting, piquant heart.

Peppered with mouth-watering recipes for summer season ratatouille, swordfish tartare and molten chocolate tarts, Lunch in Paris is a narrative of falling in love, redefining luck and studying what it really ability to be at domestic. within the scrumptious culture of memoirs like A 12 months in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, this booklet is the best deal with for a person who has dreamed that lunch in Paris might swap their existence.

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A Companion to the French Revolution

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A better half to the French Revolution includes twenty-nine newly-written essays reassessing the origins, improvement, and effect of this nice turning-point in sleek historical past.

  • Examines the origins, improvement and influence of the French Revolution
  • Features unique contributions from major historians, together with six essays translated from French.
  • Presents a wide-ranging assessment of present old debates at the revolution and destiny instructions in scholarship
  • Gives both thorough therapy to either factors and results of the French Revolution

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Henri III

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By Philippe Erlanger

Peu de souverains connurent à l'égal d'Henri III l'amour passionné et l. a. haine aveugle de los angeles foule. Adoré avant son avènement comme un demi-dieu, il devint, sitôt qu'il règna, l'objet d'une exécration et d'un mépris qui devaient le faire tomber sous le poignard d'un assassin.

Et pourtant ce monarque tant vilipendé fut un souverain courageous, séduisant, généreux, libéral, doué de tous les dons de l'esprit, grand orateur, soldat valeureux, diplomate incomparable, profondément attaché à sa patrie. Son impopularité, il ne l. a. dut réellement ni à l. a. bizarrerie de ses mœurs, ni aux étrangetés de son caractère. Le grief profond des hommes qui, de son temps, se disputaient los angeles France vint de ce que, méprisant toutes les factions, il défendit inlassablement contre elles los angeles reason du pays.

Philippe Erlanger s'est efforcé de tracer une peinture fidèle d'un roi mal connu et, pour ce faire, il a cru ne devoir dissimuler ni ses singularités, ni ses faiblesses. Dans une évocation pleine de vie et de couleur, il montre cet homme extraordinaire en lutte contre l. a. révolution du XVIe siècle et ressuscite autour de lui les personnages fastueux, pittoresques, corrompus qui menaient leurs intrigues à l. a. Cour licencieuse des derniers Valois.

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Crime et châtiment au Moyen Âge : Ve - XVe siècle

October 5, 2016 | France | By admin | 0 Comments

By Valérie Toureille

De los angeles legal du Châtelet aux tavernes de province, des Coquillards à Gilles de Rais, Valérie Toureille discover l'immense variété des crimes et des délits, des lieux où ils sont commis et de leurs auteurs pour proposer un éclairage inédit sur los angeles société médiévale. Loin de l'image d'un Moyen Age sombre et sanglant, où los angeles violence serait omniprésente et où des juges inflexibles prôneraient l. a. torture, le châtiment du crime dans les temps médiévaux a fortress peu à voir avec notre imaginative and prescient contemporaine. Un acte ne devient "crime" que s'il tombe sous le coup de los angeles justice et los angeles dispersion des peines reflète une échelle de valeurs qui nous est aujourd'hui en partie étrangère. Le vol ou le faux-monnayage se voient ainsi parfois plus sévèrement punis que l'homicide ! Puisant dans de nombreuses resources - registres criminels, coutumiers et textes législatifs -, cette histoire nous plonge au coeur de l. a. justice médiévale, entre vengeance, réparation et punition. D'abord prérogative royale, l. a. justice passe progressivement sous l'autorité des seigneurs et de l'Eglise avec l. a. dilution de l'autorité publique à partir du Xe siècle. Ce sera los angeles grande entreprise des souverains de l. a. fin du Moyen Age que de s'en réapproprier l'exercice et d'en faire l'un des éléments essentiels de l'Etat moderne. Lorsque le XVe siècle s'achève, tous les éléments du droit criminel français sont en position.

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