Archive for the ‘THE WORLD OF THE BOOKS’


Author : Christina Nielsen

Publisher : Paul Holberton

In the winter of 1903, shortly after the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum first opened to the public, John Singer Sargent used the Gothic Room of the museum as a studio. Among the portraits he painted was one of Isabella’s dear friends, Gretchen Osgood Warren. This finely illustrated gem of a publication explores these three remarkable friends: Isabella Stewart Gardner, the museum’s founder and patroness of the arts, John Singer Sargent, premier portrait painter and the museum’s first artist-in-residence, and Gretchen Osgood Warren, a highly accomplished Gilded Age woman.

The collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum includes an astonishing array of objects, including renowned paintings, rare books, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as more personal items such as collected letters, Isabella’s own correspondence, and ephemera. Mirroring Isabella’s inimitable gallery installations, this publication uses both fine and decorative art, photographs, and correspondence to provide a snapshot in time of the first few years of the museum, in which the collection and its carefully curated spaces inspired new works of art.

As the museum’s first artist-in-residence, Sargent fulfilled Gardner’s hopes for a new kind of cultural institution in Boston, one that would inspire creativity, cultivate artistic talent, and bring joy to artists and amateurs alike. Sargent painted five portraits during his stay at the museum and John Templeman Coolidge, a friend of Gardner’s, captured Sargent at work in the Gothic Room in seven candid photographs. Cigarette in mouth, brush in More …


Posted by AT on Samedi 10 novembre 2018


Author :  Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher : Faber & Faber


2016 Vineland

Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against an upended world that seems to hold no mercy for her shattered life and family - or the crumbling house that contains her.

1871 Vineland

Thatcher Greenwood, the new science teacher, is a fervent advocate of the work of Charles Darwin, and he is keen to communicate his ideas to his students. But those in power in Thatcher’s small town have no desire for a new world order. Thatcher and his teachings are not welcome.

Both Willa and Thatcher resist the prevailing logic. Both are asked More …


Author :  Joe Moruzzi, Brendon Parry

Publisher : Hardie Grant

SMASH IT with the new stars of cheesecake!

Joe and Brendon have reinvented the cheesecake for a new generation with their massively successful Pleesecakes. Their inventive toppings and out-of-this-world flavour combinations will have you drooling with anticipation, and they couldn’t be easier to make.

Pleesecakes’ first book features over 60 of the boys’ wildly popular no-bake recipes - once you’ve got the base and the basics, you’re SORTED. Pile the toppings high and enjoy! From boozy riffs on cocktails (Mojito, Baileys, Daq attack) and breakfast (cappuccino and build More …

# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Did You See Melody

Posted by AT on Lundi 5 novembre 2018


Author : Sophie Hannah

Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks

The stunning new pageturner from the Queen of Psychological Suspense.

Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can’t afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied - by a man and a teenage girl.

A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist - but Cara’s fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can’t possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving life sentences for her murder.

Cara doesn’t know what to trust: everything she’s read and heard about the case, or t More …

# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / The Bad Daughter

Posted by AT on Jeudi 1 novembre 2018


Author :  Joy Fielding

Publisher : Zaffre Books



Robin Davis hasn’t spoken to her family in six years.

Not since it happened.

Then they’re attacked; left fighting for their lives.

And Robin is back.

All families have their secrets.

And one of theirs may have put them all in terrible danger . . .


# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Live Show, Drink Included

Posted by AT on Vendredi 12 octobre 2018


Author : Vicky Grut

Publisher : Holland Park Press

For the stories in this collection Vicky Grut takes inspiration from a range of often ordinary situations and explores how easily things can go awry or take an unexpected turn. The stories veer from the realistic to the surreal, and nothing is quite what it seems.

Be prepared to be not only entertained but also taken by surprise when reading the fourteen mini-novels in this collection.

‘Here comes a bold collection of compelling stories from a prize-winning author. Her locations and landscapes range across work and domestic settings, friendships and marriages erupt in quarrels that are resolved in startling denouements. Her readers are in for a treat - and a rollercoaster ride of emotions, thrills and surprises.’ - Patricia Duncker

‘Some are dark and disturbing tales of lives viewed from under the mad end of a m More …

# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / The Houses Along the Wall

Posted by AT on Jeudi 11 octobre 2018


Author :  Karen Hayes

Publisher : Holland Park Press

The poems in The Houses Along the Wall create a fictional history for sixteen of the houses along the Parrog near Newport, Pembrokeshire.

From a man who quits drinking to marry his love, the life of ferryman Jack Price, Belgian immigrants, the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh and Ondara House to a poem about a final resting place outside St Mary’s Church, Newport.

Together these poems celebrate a disappearing Welsh community through wonde More …

# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Bruce Springsteen - The Day I Was There

Posted by AT on Dimanche 16 septembre 2018


Author:  Neil Cossar

Publisher: This Day in Music Books

Bruce Springsteen has sold more than 120 million records worldwide, and has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award, as well as being inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This book features over 250 accounts from fans that have witnessed a Bruce Springsteen live show. From late Sixties concerts in New Jersey right through to his marathon shows from recent times, fans from the USA, UK, Australia and Europe share fascinating anecdotes, stories, photographs and memorabilia that have never been published before and tell us about their experiences of seeing one of the world’s greatest live acts.


Neil Cossar a former musician was the guitarist in the late 70’s - 80’s group The Cheaters, (who signed to Parlophone Records, but never troubled the charts). Continually giging in 1982, were awarded ‘Hardest working band of the year’ by BBC Rad More …


Posted by AT on Vendredi 7 septembre 2018


Author :  Jacek Dehnel

Publisher : One World

A lyrical and moving Polish family saga set against the turbulent backdrop of twentieth-century Europe

Lala has lived a dazzling life. Born in Poland just after the First World War and brought up to be a perfect example of her class and generation - tolerant, selfless and brave - Lala is an independent woman who has survived some of the most turbulent events of her times. As she senses the first signs of dementia, she battles to keep her memories alive through her stories, telling her grandson tales of a life filled with love, faithlessness and extraordinary acts of courage.

Sweeping from nineteenth-century Kiev to modern-day Poland, Lala is the enthralling celebration of a beautiful life.


Jacek Dehnel (born 1980 in Gdansk) is well established as a po More …

# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / In Praise of Blood

Posted by AT on Lundi 3 septembre 2018


Author : Judi Rever

Publisher : Random House Canada

A stunning work of investigative reporting by a Canadian journalist who has risked her own life to bring us a deeply disturbing history of the Rwandan genocide that takes the true measure of Rwandan head of state Paul Kagame.

Through unparalleled interviews with RPF defectors, former soldiers and atrocity survivors, supported by documents leaked from a UN court, Judi Rever brings us the complete history of the Rwandan genocide. Considered by the international community to be the saviours who ended the Hutu slaughter of innocent Tutsis, Kagame and his rebel forces were also killing, in quiet and in the dark, as ruthlessly as the Hutu genocidaire were killing in daylight. The rea son why the larger world community hasn’t recognized this truth? Kagame and his top commanders effectively covered their tracks and, post-genocide, rallied world guilt and played the heroes in order to attract funds to rebuild Rwanda and to maintain and extend the Tutsi sphere of influence in the region.

Judi Rever, who has followed the story since 1997, has marshalled irrefutable evidence to show that Kagame’s own troops shot down the presidential plane on April 6, 1994–the act that put the match to the genocidal flame. And she proves, without a shadow of doubt, that as Kagame and his forces slowly advanced on the capital of Kigali, they were ethnically cleansing the country of Hutu men, women and children in order that returning Tutsi settlers, displaced since the early ’60s, would have homes and land. This book is heartbreaking, chilling and necessary.


JUDI REVER is a freelance print and broadcast journalist who started her career with Radio France Internationale before working for the wire service Agence France-Presse, reporting from Africa and the Middle East. Her reporting on Rwanda has been featured in seven front-page stories in the Globe and Mail over the past three years, and she has been named a country of origin information expert on Rwanda by the Rights in Exile Programme, which promotes the legal protection of refugees. Her work has also appeared in Foreign Policy Journal, Le Monde Diplomatique, Humanosphere, Digital Journal and the Africa Report.

Bibliographic Details

Pages: 288

ISBN: 9780345812094