Fiction

A Year in the Merde

Stephen Clarke

Paul West, a young Englishman, arrives in Paris to start a new job – and finds out what the French are really like.They do eat a lot of cheese, some of which smells like pigs’ droppings. They don’t wa…


The Feast of Angels

Danielle Thiéry

Commissioner Edwige Marion has recently been transferred to one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in Paris. A single mother, she tries to shelter her daughter Nina from the violence and drugs that…


The Blue Galley

Henning Boëtius

In the year 1550, Jan Massys, the painter son of a famed Flemish artist arrives penniless and completely alone in the port town of Genoa. Six years earlier the Spanish Inquisition had banished him fro…


The Truth About Isabel

Jean-Daniel Baltassat

In 1428, van Eyck is sent on a secret mission. He will cross Europe to paint the portrait of Isabel the Infanta. Surrendering himself to the whims of this mysterious woman, He becomes the “Prince of P…


Murder in Florence

Éric Deschodt and Jean-Claude Lattès

On 17th November 1494, as Charles VIII, King of France, entered Florence with his troops, the illustrious philosopher and humanist, Count Giovanni Pico della Mirandola lay dying, poisoned by small dos…


Globalia

Jean-Christophe Rufin

“Globalia is not a science-fiction novel. It is a critique of a world where men have become pot plants… Above all, it is a brilliant adventure story which takes up where the great futuristic novels su…


How Sweet is My Pain

Michel Quint

At the outbreak of the Second World War, Luz is an amateur actress in Avignon. She falls in love with an actor passing through town on his way to the front. They only exchange a fleeting kiss and a pr…


In Another Life

Marc Levy

Jonathan and Anna are in the final stages of planning their Bostonian high-society wedding, when Peter, an auctioneer for Christie’s and Jonathan’s best friend, calls with news that will change all of…


The Fabric of Night

Christoph Peters

The Fabric of Night is the spellbinding account of a love affair and mysterious murder one winter week in Istanbul. Told through shifting, spiralling voices, Christoph Peters mixes crime, sex and high…


Heroines of the Bible

Marek Halter

While women play a pivotal role in the Bible, their fates are generally summarized in just a few lines, overshadowed by their male counterparts. In Heroines of the Bible, Halter combines his talent as…