Non-fiction

Living in Fire

Marina Tsvetaeva

Paradoxically, in this unique editorial adventure, it would almost be better to forget the name of the author: the Russian poet, Marina Tsvetaeva, a muse to both Pasternak and Rilke, who in 1941 commi…


Letting go

Marcel Rufo

During the nine months spent in the womb, a baby experiences a vital period of union with its mother, which enables the infant to draw the strength and sustenance that it needs. But once born the baby…


From St. Sulpice and the Louvre

Frédéric Lenoir and Marie-France Etchegoin

Translated into more than 35 languages worldwide and with over 8 million copies in print, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code is a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The extraordinary success of this politico…


Official Silence

Eric Laurent

In the summer of 2004, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks delivered its long-awaited report to the US public. Many reviews were written, the book-version of the report became a strong best-s…


The Caged Virgin

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia and grew up in a Muslim family. At the age of 22 she was promised in marriage to a distant nephew. With the help of a friend she defied her family and escaped. Arri…


Portrait of an Unknown Gentleman

Alexandra Lapierre

In 1624, a mysterious Englishman orchestrated the plundering of the relics of the Golden Gate of Constantinople – a marvel of Greco-Roman history. This titanic pillage was the first of many such excav…


Hope and Memory

Tzvetan Todorov

In Hope and Memory Tzvetan Todorov, one of Europe’s leading intellectuals, defines totalitarianism as the major innovation of the twentieth century and examines the struggle between this system and de…


Inside the Kingdom

Carmen Bin Ladin

On September 11th, Carmen Bin Ladin was driving to her home in Switzerland with one of her three daughters. When she heard the news on the radio that the Twin Towers had been struck she instinctively…


The New World Disorder

Tzvetan Todorov

“Few of the texts dedicated to recent world events have seemed to me as profound or as powerful as this foray into the domain of international relations by one of the most important intellectuals of o…


Escape Over the Himalayas

Maria Blumencron

“It was so hard to walk all the time. I was more afraid of the Chinese than I was of the snow and the wild animals. Together we fought our way over the tall mountains, the steep trails and the deep wa…