The Devil of Nanking

Titre : The Devil of Nanking
Auteur : Mo Hayder
Éditeur : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 0802199607
Libération : 2011-02-24

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With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking, takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century's most brutal events: the Nanking Massacre. A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre, footage some say never existed. Only one man can help Grey. A survivor of the massacre, he is now a visiting professor at a university in Tokyo. But he will have nothing to do with her. So Grey accepts a job in an upmarket nightspot, where a certain gangster may be the key to gaining the professor's trust. An old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourage, the gangster is rumored to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health. Taut, gritty, sexy, and harrowing, The Devil of Nanking is an incomparable literary thriller set in one of the world's most fascinating cities-Tokyo-from an internationally best-selling author.

Sweet Bean Paste

Titre : Sweet Bean Paste
Auteur : Durian Sukegawa
Éditeur : ONEWorld Publications
ISBN-13 : 1786071959
Libération : 2017-10-05

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Sentaro has failed: he has a criminal record, drinks too much, and hasn't managed to fulfill his dream of becoming a writer. Instead, he works in a confectionery shop selling dorayaki, a type of pancake filled with a sweet paste made of red beans. With only the blossoming of the cherry trees to mark the passing of time, he spends his days listlessly filling the pastries. Until one day an elderly, handicapped woman enters the shop. Tokue makes the best bean paste imaginable, and begins to teach Sentaro her art. But as their friendship flourishes, societal prejudices become impossible to escape, in this quietly devastating novel about the burden of the past and the redemptive power of friendship.

Tokyo Fianc e

Titre : Tokyo Fianc e
Auteur : Amélie Nothomb
Éditeur : Europa Editions Incorporated
ISBN-13 : 1933372648
Libération : 2009

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Amlie is a young language teacher living in Tokyo. When she succumbs to the attentions of a student--the shy, wealthy, and oh-so-Japanese Rinri--the lovers find themselves swept along by an affair that is as unusual as it is tender.

Tokyo Kill

Titre : Tokyo Kill
Auteur : Barry Lancet
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781451691726
Libération : 2014-09-09

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When he agrees to protect an elderly WWII veteran who claims to be in danger, antiques dealer and P.I. Jim Brodie, believing this to be an easy job, instead finds himself plunged into a deadly world of the Triads, Chinese spies, kendo warriors and an elusive group of killers whose treachery spans centuries. 40,000 first printing.

Nothing Holds Back the Night

Titre : Nothing Holds Back the Night
Auteur : Delphine de Vigan
Éditeur : A&C Black
ISBN-13 : 9781408839874
Libération : 2013-08-01

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In this moving autobiographical novel, the narrator's mother, Lucile, raises her two daughters largely alone. A former child model from a large Bohemian family, Lucile is younger and more glamorous than the other mothers: always in lipstick and stylishly dressed, wayward and wonderful. But as the years pass her occasional sadness gives way to overwhelming despair and delusion. This is a story of luminous beauty and rambunctious joy, of dark secrets and silences, revelations and, ultimately, the unknowability of even those closest to us. And in the face of the unknowable, personal history becomes fiction. Nothing Holds Back the Night is universally recognisable and singularly heartbreaking.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Titre : 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Auteur : Ian Haydn Smith
Éditeur : Barron's Educational Series
ISBN-13 : 0764167901
Libération : 2015-10-01

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This brand-new edition of this best-selling book covers more than a century of movie history. Thoroughly updated with new films that span the globe, full-color images, key quotations from the movies, more movie posters than ever, up-to-date facts and movie trivia, and much more.

Hungry for Paris

Titre : Hungry for Paris
Auteur : Alexander Lobrano
Éditeur : Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN-13 : 9780812985948
Libération : 2014

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An anecdotal gourmand's tour of the finest restaurants in Paris presents a leading food writer's personal choices for the city's best culinary experiences, offering a variety of cuisines, price ranges, and locations and describing each eatery's specialties, menu choices, ambience, owners, and more. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Mrs Craddock

Titre : Mrs Craddock
Auteur : W. Somerset Maugham
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781407051925
Libération : 2010-08-03

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Bertha Ley comes of age, inherits her father's money and promptly marries a handsome, calm and unimaginative man. Bertha is wildly in love with Edward and believes she can be happy playing the role of a dutiful wife in their country home. But, intelligent and sensual, she quickly becomes bored by her oppressively conventional life, and finds her love for her husband slipping away. Originally rejected by publishers, Mrs Craddock was first published only on condition that certain 'shocking' passages were removed. It was thirty years before the full text could be published.

Tokyo Story

Titre : Tokyo Story
Auteur : Yasujirō Ozu
Éditeur : Stone Bridge Press, LLC
ISBN-13 : 1880656809
Libération : 2003

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On the 100th anniversary of the great director's birth, a book celebrating his greatest film.

Macarons

Titre : Macarons
Auteur : Pierre Hermé
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1908117230
Libération : 2011

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Pierre Herme is universally acknowledged as the king of French pastry with shops in Tokyo, Paris and London. He is the best, and has even been described as a couturier of pastry. This is a man at the top of his art and there is no question his macarons are in a league of its own. Macarons are the aristocrats of pastry; these brightly coloured, mini meringues, daintily sandwiched together with gooey fillings, have become a holy grail for cookery fanatics and there are even food blogs dedicated to them. Now for the first time, all the macaron recipes from this most celebrated French patissier are published in English. The French language edition has been one of the most sought after cookbooks of recent years. And just like Pierre Herme's famous macarons, it would be difficult for any macaron book to surpass this one. There are 200 pages of recipes and beautiful food photography, and because making macarons is mostly about technique, rather than just a standard recipe, readers will appreciate the 32-step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions for making shells and fillings. All the classics are here like dark chocolate, praline, coffee, and pistachio, but others feature the more unusual macarons that Herme is justly famous for: Isfahan is one, with lychee, rose and raspberry, Arabesque with apricot and pistachio, Satine with passion fruit, orange and cream cheese, Mandarin and pink pepper, black truffles, balsamic vinegar as well as a bright-green macaron filled with fresh mint. Anyone interested in making macarons will find Pierre Herme's the best book in print.