Non-fiction

The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body from Rusting

Marie de Hennezel

The inevitable ageing process does not have to condemn us to solitude, suffering, degradation or dependency. In this eloquent meditation on ageing, Marie de Hennezel guides us through a true “art of g…


Rebirth

Guy Corneau

In June 2007, renowned Canadian psychoanalyst Guy Corneau was diagnosed with phase 4 terminal cancer. Two years later, to the surprise and joy of his physicians, not only was he thriving, but the canc…


And the Show Went On

Alan Riding

On June 14, 1940, German tanks rolled into a silent and deserted Paris. Eight days later, a humbled France accepted defeat along with foreign occupation. The only consolation was that, while the swast…


Helena Rubenstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty

Michèle Fitoussi

This is the extraordinary story of the woman who created a cosmetic empire and gave it her name, of an entrepreneur who started with nothing except a belief in the strength of women. The tale of a leg…


Even Silence Has an End

Ingrid Betancourt

In the midst of her campaign for the Colombian presidency in 2002, Ingrid Betancourt traveled into a military-controlled region where the conflict with the FARC was being waged. An advocate for peace…


Nomad

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In her new book, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the bestselling author of Infidel, addresses the situation of Muslim women in the world today and the effort to reconcile Islam with Western values. A unique blend of…


How Jesus Became God

Frédéric Lenoir

“Who do you think I am?” The question Jesus once asked his followers is still as relevant as ever. The Gospels clearly underline his ambiguous identity: is Jesus a prophet?  The Messiah so awaited by…


1,000 Years of Annoying the French

Stephen Clarke

With the A Year in Merde series having sold 2,000,000 copies worldwide, Stephen Clarke now peers into those murky waters, taking us through all the times when Britain and France have been at war – or…


The Watched Man

Vesko Branev

Vesko was born in Bulgaria and lived there until the iron curtain came down – with the exception of a brief stint in an East German prison. In 1988, having immigrated to Canada, he discovered the volu…


Freemasons: An Investigation

Frédéric Lenoir and Marie-France Etchegoin

The opaque and secretive world of Freemasonry continues to fascinate — a clandestine topic with much esoteric lore and historical intrigue. Frédéric Lenoir and Marie-France Etchegoin have joined forc…