L'écho des coeurs lointains

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Découvrez en avant-première le premier chapitre de la suite de L'Echo des coeurs lointains. Le nouveau volet très attendu de la saga du "Cercle de pierre"! Juillet 1776. Les treize colonies sécessionnistes ont signé leur déclaration d'indépendance, mais la guerre contre l'Empire britannique n'est pas pour autant terminée. Installé en Caroline du Nord avec sa femme Claire, l'Ecossais Jamie Fraser soutient corps et âme la cause des Américains. Mais plutôt que de s'engager dans l'armée de George Washington, il décide de regagner l'Ecosse afin de retrouver sa presse d'imprimerie et revenir se battre aux côtés des rebelles à coups de pamphlets. Pendant ce temps, William, comte d'Ellesmere et fils adoptif de lord John Grey, débarque dans les colonies avec les armées envoyées par Sa Majesté pour écraser l'insurrection. A l'aube des grandes batailles qui scelleront le destin d'une nation naissante, William, qui ne rêve que de gloire, est loin de se douter qu'il trouvera en Amérique le secret de ses origines... Avec tout le panache qu'on lui connaît, Diana Gabaldon plonge ses lecteurs dans l'atmosphère fébrile des colonies américaines en pleine révolution, faisant rimer une fois de plus évasion romanesque et histoire.

An Echo in the Bone

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THE TRIUMPHANT SEVENTH NOVEL IN THE MULTI-MILLION BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES. The year is 1777. The place, North Carolina. And as the American rebellion grows in intensity, Highlander Jamie Fraser and his wife Claire need to decide which side their family is going to be on. The choice should be an easy one, given that Claire was born in the twentieth century and has already seen the future - in history books. But things are never simple where the Frasers are concerned, as father and son unwittingly come face to face on the battlefield, and an old adversary reaches forward in time to threaten the next generation. Up to now, Claire and Jamie's love has survived every danger history has put in their path, but in the chaos of war, with families bitterly divided against each other, is the future finally going to catch up with them?

The Outlander Series 8-Book Bundle

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The inspiration for the hit series on Starz, Diana Gabaldon’s acclaimed Outlander novels blend rich historical fiction with riveting adventure and a truly epic love story. Now, with this convenient eight-volume eBook bundle, discover the novels that have won Gabaldon millions of fans and introduced readers to the brilliant Claire Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser: OUTLANDER DRAGONFLY IN AMBER VOYAGER DRUMS OF AUTUMN THE FIERY CROSS A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES AN ECHO IN THE BONE WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD The year is 1946. Claire Randall is a British ex-combat nurse on a postwar second honeymoon with her husband in the Scottish Highlands. Walking alone one afternoon, she passes through a circle of standing stones and is hurled back in time to a Scotland simmering with war in the year of our Lord 1743. Catapulted into an intrigue of rival clans and rising armies that threatens her life, she’s obliged to wed Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, as the only way to survive. Thus begins a series of unrivaled storytelling that has become a modern classic. Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander “Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber “Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”—Publishers Weekly, on Voyager “Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”—The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn “A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross “The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.”—Booklist, on A Breath of Snow and Ashes “Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People, on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

The Outlander Series Bundle: Books 5, 6, 7, and 8

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As their story is told on the hit Starz series, the unforgettable adventures of steadfast Highland warrior Jamie Fraser and time-traveling Englishwoman Claire Randall continue in the ongoing Outlander novels. This eBook bundle includes the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth books in the series: THE FIERY CROSS A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES AN ECHO IN THE BONE WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser’s wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy—a time-traveler’s certain knowledge. Claire’s unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past. Her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years ahead—or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes. Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander “A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross “The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.”—Booklist, on A Breath of Snow and Ashes “Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People, on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

The Scottish Prisoner

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“This could be the worthy Lord John Grey’s breakout novel, as readers are treated to large dollops of Outlander hero Jamie Fraser.”—Booklist A captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is a masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood. London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war, life is coming apart at the seams. In the remote Lake District, where he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own, Jamie’s quiet existence is interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of an erstwhile comrade still fighting to rally the Irish. But Jamie has sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he loves—again. Lord John is in possession of explosive documents that expose a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead. Praise for The Scottish Prisoner “Call it what you will—historical adventure, conspiracy thriller—it’s an engrossing story, masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals, and robust characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail “As always, Gabaldon goes above and beyond. . . . If you love historical fiction, this book could be a good entrance point into the Outlander world.”—Bookreporter

Written in My Own Heart's Blood

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKLIST In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it “a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].” Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other. Praise for Written in My Own Heart’s Blood “[Written in My Own Heart’s Blood] features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People “Another breakneck, rip-roaring, oh-so-addictive page-turner from Gabaldon . . . Take a deep breath, jump aboard, and enjoy the ride.”—Library Journal “With her Outlander series, Gabaldon . . . successfully [juggles] a sizable and captivating cast of characters; developing thrilling plotlines that borrow equally from adventure, history, and romance; and meticulously integrating a wealth of fascinating period details into the story without slowing down the pace. The result is a sprawling and enthralling saga that is guaranteed to keep readers up long past their bedtimes.”—Booklist (starred review) From the Hardcover edition.

Le prisonnier écossais

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Une nouvelle aventure captivante du célèbre lord John Grey. Lake District, Angleterre, 1760. L'Écossais Jamie Fraser vivrait presque une existence paisible, depuis sa libération conditionnelle, si le souvenir de Claire, sa femme disparue, ne venait le hanter chaque nuit... et si un ancien camarade de rébellion, Quinn, ne s'était mis en tête de le rallier encore une fois à sa cause contre les Anglais. Mais Jamie s'est juré de ne plus jamais se mêler de politique. Londres, la même année. L'Anglais Lord John Grey, aristocrate, soldat et espion, se retrouve en possession de documents révélant une affaire de corruption au sein de l'armée britannique. Pire, une lettre, écrite en gaélique, laisse entrevoir une menace bien plus effrayante : une nouvelle insurrection. Grey n'a pas d'autre choix que de convoquer Jamie, malgré leurs différends passés, pour qu'il lui traduise la missive. Bientôt, les deux hommes arpentent les périlleuses routes d'Irlande sur les pas d'un officier qui serait la clé d'un vaste complot...

Drums of Autumn

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's The Fiery Cross. The magnificent saga continues.... It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past—or the grave. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice. Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became legend—a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century. Their daughter, Brianna.... Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history...and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past...or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong....

Making West Indian Literature

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"West Indian Literature, as a body of work, is a fairly recent phenomenon; and literary criticism has not always acknowledged the diversity of approaches to writing effectively. In Making West Indian Literature poet and critic Mervyn Morris explores examples of West Indian creativity shaping a range of responses to experience, which often includes colonial traces. Appreciating various kinds of making and a number of West Indian makers, these engaging essays and interviews display a recurrent interest in the processes of composition. Some of the prices highlight writer-performers who have not often been examined. This very readable book, often personal in tone, makes a distinctive contribution to the knowledge and understanding of West Indian Literature. "

The Fiery Cross

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's A Breath of Snow and Ashes. The dazzling fifth volume of Diana Gabaldon’s extraordinary Outlander saga, featuring 18th-century Scotsman James Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall. The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser’s wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy—a time-traveler’s certain knowledge. Born in the year of Our Lord 1918, Claire Randall served England as a nurse on the battlefields of World War II, and in the aftermath of peace found fresh conflicts when she walked through a cleftstone on the Scottish Highlands and found herself an outlander, an English lady in a place where no lady should be, in a time—1743—when the only English in Scotland were the officers and men of King George’s army. Now wife, mother, and surgeon, Claire is still an outlander, out of place, and out of time, but now, by choice, linked by love to her only anchor—Jamie Fraser. Her unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past; her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years ahead—or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.... Grand, sweeping, utterly unforgettable, The Fiery Cross is riveting entertainment, a vibrant tapestry of history and human drama.

The Exile

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Retells in graphic novel format the first Outlander novel from Jamie Fraser's point of view, revealing events never seen in the original story.

Une affaire privée

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Londres, 1757 Un matin de juin, Lord John Grey émerge de son club de gentlemen, le Beefsteak, l’esprit tourmenté. Aristocrate à la lignée impeccable et officier supérieur de l’armée de Sa Majesté, il vient d’être témoin d’un fait bouleversant dont les implications pourraient détruire sa famille. Ses efforts pour éviter le scandale sont toutefois interrompus par une affaire plus urgente encore : la Couronne le charge d’enquêter sur le meurtre brutal d’un camarade d’armes soupçonné d’espionnage. Contraint de poursuivre ses recherches tout en s’occupant de ses obligations familiales, le major Grey se trouve malgré lui pris au piège d’un intrigant jeu de trahison...

Dangerous Women (Tome 2)

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Dans cette anthologie, George R.R. Martin a convoqué les plus belles plumes féminines de la scène imaginaire. Cet ensemble de nouvelles célèbre les femmes : mères de famille ou séductrices, princesses ou roturières, innocentes ou coupables, riches héritières ou pilotes émérites, toutes ces héroïnes ont un incroyable destin qui ne demande qu’à s’accomplir !

The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated)

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Perfect for readers of the bestselling Outlander novels—and don’t miss The Outlandish Companion Volume Two! #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels, the inspiration for the Starz original series. From the moment Claire Randall stepped through a standing stone circle and was thrown back in time to the year 1743—and into a world that threatens life, limb, loyalty, heart, soul, and everything else Claire has—readers have been hungry to know everything about this world and its inhabitants, particularly a Scottish soldier named Jamie Fraser. In this beautifully illustrated compendium of all things Outlandish, Gabaldon covers the first four novels of the main series, including: • full synopses of Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn • a complete listing of the characters (fictional and historical) in the first four novels in the series, as well as family trees and genealogical notes • a comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide to Gaelic terms and usage • The Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel, explained • frequently asked questions to the author and her (sometimes surprising) answers • an annotated bibliography • essays about medicine and magic in the eighteenth century, researching historical fiction, creating characters, and more • professionally cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire • the making of the TV series: how we got there from here, and what happened next (including “My Brief Career as a TV Actor”) • behind-the-scenes photos from the Outlander TV series set For anyone who wants to spend more time with the Outlander characters and the world they inhabit, Diana Gabaldon here opens a door through the standing stones and offers a guided tour of what lies within.

Cities of the Dead

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Artfully interweaving theatrical, musical, and ritual performance along the Atlantic rim from the eighteenth century to the present, Cities of the Dead explores a rich continuum of cultural exchange that imaginatively reinvents, re-creates, and restores history. Enriched with fifty-five illustrations, including spectacular photos of New Orleans's famed Mardi Gras Indians, Joseph Roach's work employs an entirely unique approach to the study of culture. Rather than focusing on one region, Cities of the Dead describes broad cultural connections over place and time, showing through myriad examples how performance can revise the unwritten past. Through illuminating discussions of social events ranging from burials to sacrifices, from auctions to parades, encompassing regional traditions as diverse as Haitian Voudon and British funerals, the book looks at the synchretic performance traditions of Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Exploring processes of substitution, or surrogation, as enacted in performance, Roach demonstrates the ways in which we fill the voids left by death and departure. Cities of the Dead proposes a new way to think about the relationship between history and memory as well as between document and performance. It details patterns of remembrance and forgetting, of communities forging their identities and imagining their futures.

Délires mortels

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Une enquête de Temperance Brennan, héroïne de la série Bones. Hazel " Lucky " Strike, une détective amateur, soumet à Tempe un enregistrement d'une jeune inconnue, retenue prisonnière et terrorisée. Strike est convaincue qu'il s'agit de Cora Teague, disparue quelques années auparavant alors qu'elle était âgée de dix-huit ans. Brennan hésite d'abord à collaborer avec Strike. Mais quand les preuves s'accumulent, elle se rend sur les lieux où ce terrifiant enregistrement a été mis au jour – ainsi, peut-être, que les ossements de Cora – et trouve bientôt de nouveaux indices, plus inquiétants encore, laissant entrevoir d'autres morts. Alors que des légendes urbaines se multiplient au sujet d'étranges phénomènes nocturnes et de cultes sataniques, la découverte d'une secte religieuse pousse Brennan dans ses derniers retranchements...

Slade House

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Prenez la route après le pub, suivez la ruelle aux murs de brique. Si les conditions sont réunies, vous devriez trouver l'entrée de Slade House. Une inconnue vous y accueillera, et vous proposera d'y entrer. Au début, vous n'aurez pas envie d'en partir. Ensuite, vous vous rendrez compte que partir est impossible... Tous les neuf ans, les habitants de la maison – un frère et une sœur – proposent à quelqu'un de les rejoindre – quelqu'un de différent, de solitaire : un enfant précoce, un policier fraîchement divorcé, un étudiant timide. Mais que se passe-t-il vraiment à l'intérieur de Slade House ? Pour ceux qui le découvrent, il est déjà trop tard... Slade House est une histoire de maison hantée comme seul pouvait la réinventer David Mitchell : pastiche, humour, et terreur se mélangent et raviront les aficionados de l'horreur comme les lecteurs les plus prudents. Traduit de l'anglais par Manuel Berri.