Ti Punch sanglant

Author: Jessica Fletcher
Publisher: Carnot
ISBN: 9782848550763
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dans les épisodes d'Arabesque, Jessica Fletcher écrit des romans policiers. Ti'punch sanglant est le deuxième de la collection en langue française. A Cabot Cove dans le Maine, Jessica Fletcher en finit avec son dernier manuscrit, pressée de s'envoler pour les Antilles sur l'île de Saint-Thomas, avec ses mille parfums, ses plages de sable blanc et sa mer turquoise. Elle a choisi de se reposer au Lover's Lagoon, le fabuleux hôtel tenu par Laurie et Walter Marschalk, des amis de longue date. Peut-on rêver mieux pour se remettre ? Non. Sauf que lorsque Jessica arrive dans un endroit paradisiaque, il ne le reste pas longtemps. Peu à peu, le vernis craque. La romancière est entraînée au cœur d'un ouragan où tout s'emmêle et se bouscule : mort violente, affaires douteuses, coupable trop idéal... C'en est fini des vacances de Jessica qui décide si le serpent est dans le jardin d'Eden... Arabesque, la série télé policière créée par Peter S. Fisher, Richard Lewinson et William Link, les auteurs de Colombo, remporte un vif succès à travers le monde. Avec Jessica Fletcher, venez déguster un verre de ti'punch, mais uniquement s'il est sanglant...

By the Smoke and the Smell

Author: Thad Vogler
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399578617
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In By the Smoke & the Smell, spirits expert Thad Vogler takes readers around the world, celebrating the vivid characters who produce hand-made spirits like rum, scotch, cognac, and mezcal. From the mountains of Mexico and the forbidden distilleries of Havana, to the wilds of Scotland and the pastoral corners of France and beyond, this adventure will change how you think about your drink. Thad Vogler, owner of San Francisco’s acclaimed Bar Agricole and Trou Normand, is one of the most important people in the beverage industry today. He’s a man on a mission to bring “grower spirits”—spirits with provenance, made in the traditional way by individuals rather than by mass conglomerates—to the public eye, before they disappear completely. We care so much about the food we eat: how it is made, by whom, and where. Yet we are far less careful about the spirits we drink, often allowing the biggest brands with the most marketing dollars to control the narrative. In By the Smoke and the Smell, Vogler is here to set the record straight. This remarkable memoir is the first book to ask the tough questions about the booze industry: where our spirits come from, who makes them, and at what cost. By the Smoke and the Smell is also a celebration of the people and places behind the most singular, life-changing spirits on earth. Vogler takes us to Normandy, where we drink calvados with lovable Vikings; to Cuba, a country where Vogler lived for a time, and that has so much more to offer than cigars, classic cars, and mojitos; to the jagged cliffs and crystal-clear lochs of Scotland; to Northern Ireland, Oaxaca, Armagnac, Cognac, Kentucky, and California. Alternately hilarious and heartfelt, Vogler’s memoir will open your eyes to the rich world of traditional, small-scale distilling—and in the process, it will completely change the way you think about and buy spirits.

The Magic Island

Author: William Seabrook
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 048679962X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This 1929 volume offers firsthand accounts of Haitian voodoo and witchcraft rituals. Author William Seabrook introduced the concept of the walking dead to the West with this illustrated travelogue.

Champavert

Author: Petrus Borel the Lycanthrope
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434446867
Format: PDF, ePub
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Champavert was the archetypal collection of the French "contes cruels," and the book still remains among the cruellest of them all. It is also one of the greatest collections of short stories ever published; the only reason that it has never been translated before is that the job was so challenging that only an insane person would tackle it. Pétrus Borel the Lycanthrope (as he called himself) declared himself dead before the book was published, but not many people believed him, even though he was the most honest man in Paris. Here are seven classic tales of horror, fantasy, and the twistings of fate, including the final story, "Champavert, the Lycanthrope," translated from the French for the very first time by the well-known fantastist and critic, Brian Stableford.

The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French

Author: Michael Mould
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113682572X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French reveals the hidden cultural dimension of contemporary French, as used in the press, going beyond the limited and purely lexical approach of traditional bilingual dictionaries. Even foreign learners of French who possess a good level of French often have difficulty in fully understanding French articles, not because of any linguistic shortcomings on their part but because of their inadequate knowledge of the cultural references. This cultural dictionary of French provides the reader with clear and concise explanations of the crucial cultural dimension behind the most frequently used words and phrases found in the contemporary French press. This vital background information, gathered here in this innovative and entertaining dictionary, will allow readers to go beyond a superficial understanding of the French press and the French language in general, to see the hidden yet implied cultural significance that is so transparent to the native speaker. Key features: a broad range of cultural references from the historical and literary to the popular and classical, with an in-depth analysis of punning mechanisms. over 3,000 cultural references explained a three-level indicator of frequency over 600 questions to test knowledge before and after reading. The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French is the ideal reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of French seeking to enhance their understanding of the French language. It will also be of interest to teachers, translators and Francophiles alike. French students in khâgne, Sciences-Po and schools of journalism will also find this valuable and relevant for their studies.

Cosmopolis

Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743244257
Format: PDF, ePub
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A brilliant billionaire asset manager, en route via white stretch limo to the local haircutter, finds his trip interrupted by a presidential motorcade, music idol's funeral, movie set, and violent political demonstration, and receives a number of important visitors in the fields of security, technology, currency, finance, and theory. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Bel Ami

Author: Maupassant Guy de
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537443263
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Guy de Maupassant's scandalous tale of an opportunistic young man corrupted by the allure of power, "Bel-Ami" is translated with an introduction by Douglas Parmee in "Penguin Classics". Young, attractive and very ambitious, George Duroy, known to his admirers as Bel-Ami, is offered a job as a journalist on La Vie francaise and soon makes a great success of his new career. But he also comes face to face with the realities of the corrupt society in which he lives - the sleazy colleagues, the manipulative mistresses and wily financiers - and swiftly learns to become an arch-seducer, blackmailer and social climber in a world where love is only a means to an end.