Annie Barrows

  • Eté 1938. Layla Beck, jeune citadine fortunée, refuse le riche parti que son père lui a choisi et se voit contrainte, pour la première fois de sa vie, de travailler. Recrutée au sein d'une agence gouvernementale, elle se rend à Macedonia pour y écrire un livre de commande sur cette petite ville. L'été s'annoncelesquels e mortellement ennuyeux. Mais elle va tomber sous le charme des excentriques désargentés chez lle prend pension. Dans la famille Romeyn, il y a... La fille, Willa, douze ans, qui a décidé de tourner le dos à l'enfance... La tante, Jottie, qui ne peut oublier la tragédie qui a coûté la vie à celui qu'elle aimait... Et le père, le troublant Félix, dont les activités semblent peu orthodoxes. Autrefois propriétaire de la manufacture, cette famille a une histoire intimement liée à celle de la ville. De soupçons en révélations, Layla va changer à jamais l'existence des membres de cette communauté, et mettre au jour vérités enfouies et blessures mal cicatrisées.

  • From the co-author of the international best-seller, THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY. Disinherited by her father, the debutante Miss Layla Beck is forced to spend the hot summer of 1938 in Macedonia, West Virginia, and is tasked with recording the small town's history. She arrives with one goal: to get out as quickly as possible.

  • Anglais Magic Half

    Annie Barrows

    Miri has a few problems:
    - She's the middle child, stuck between two sets of twins.
    - She's been sent to her room for smacking one of her brothers over the head with a shovel.
    - Her room has the ugliest wallpaper in the world. But when Miri sees a little piece of glass taped to her bedroom wall and decides to take a peek through it, she finds she has a much bigger problem to deal with . . . Suddenly, she's not in her bedroom anymore. Instead, she's face to face with Molly, a girl who insists that the room is hers, that the year is 1935, and that Miri has come to save her. Undaunted by the barest of clues, the meanest of cousins and the mystery of time itself, Miri and Molly find that magic is really just a way of setting things right.

  • The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author'Utterly enthralling' Daily ExpressMiss Layla Beck despises small-town lifeAfter refusing to marry the man her rich father has picked for her, Layla is banished to the remote town of Macedonia, West Virginia, a place where nothing important ever happens - or so she thinks.
    Tasked to write down the history of the town, Layla meets the seductive Romeyn clan. As she peels back the layers of family feuds and deceit, she discovers to her cost an unknown story far darker than she could ever have imagined.The smallest towns have the biggest secrets.

  • Oups ! Juju et Zoé ont fait une terrible erreur. Elles pensaient que la danse classique, c'était faire de grands sauts, donner des coups de pied, et porter des super-costumes. En réalité, elles vont devoir jouer le rôle de deux gentils calmars dans un spectacle imaginé par leur prof de danse. Comment échapper à l'humiliation ?

  • In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

  • 1946, alors que les Britanniques soignent les blessures de guerre, Juliet Ashton, écrivain en manque d'inspiration, entreprend une correspondance avec les membres attachants d'un cercle de Guernesey. De confidences en confidences, la page d'un nouveau roman vient de s'ouvrir pour la jeune femme, peut-être aussi celle d'une nouvelle vie.
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  • It's 1946 and Juliet Ashton can't think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance, he's acquired a book that once belonged to her - and, spurred on by their mutual love of reading, they begin a correspondence. When Dawsey reveals that he is a member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, her curiosity is piqued and it's not long before she begins to hear from other members. As letters fly back and forth with stories of life in Guernsey under German Occupation, Juliet soon realizes that the society is every bit as extraordinary as its name.

  • "Je me demande comment cet ouvrage est arrivé à Guernesey ? Peut-être les livres possèdent-ils un instinct de préservation secret qui les guide jusqu'à leur lecteur idéal...".

    Janvier 1946. Londres se relève douloureusement des drames de la Seconde Guerre mondiale et Juliet, jeune écrivaine anglaise, est à la recherche du sujet de son prochain roman. Comment pourrait-elle imaginer que la lettre d'un inconnu, un natif de l'île de Guernesey, va le lui fournir ? Au fil de ses échanges avec son nouveau correspondant, Juliet pénètre son monde et celui de ses amis - un monde insoupçonné, délicieusement excentrique. Celui d'un club de lecture créé pendant la guerre pour échapper aux foudres d'une patrouille allemande un soir où, bravant le couvre-feu, ses membres venaient de déguster un cochon grillé (et une tourte aux épluchures de patates...) - délices bien évidemment strictement prohibés par l'occupant. Jamais à court d'imagination, le Cercle littéraire des amateurs d'épluchures de patates déborde de charme, de drôlerie, de tendresse, d'humanité - Juliet est conquise. Peu à peu, elle élargit sa correspondance avec plusieurs membres du Cercle - et même d'autres habitants de Guernesey -, découvrant l'histoire de l'île, les goûts (littéraires et autres) de chacun, l'impact de l'Occupation allemande sur leurs vies... Jusqu'au jour où elle comprend qu'elle tient avec le Cercle le sujet de son prochain roman. Alors elle répond à l'invitation chaleureuse de ses nouveaux amis et se rend à Guernesey. Ce qu'elle va trouver là-bas changera sa vie à jamais.

  • La première fois qu'elles se sont vues, elles se sont dit qu'elles ne seraient jamais amies. Et puis un jour, Juju fait une farce à sa soeur, mais rien ne se passe comme prévu ! Vite, il lui faut trouver une cachette ! Et c'est Zoé qui vient à la rescousse...
    Des illustrations en noir et blanc ; une mise en page sobre, adaptée aux jeunes lecteurs, pour un meilleur confort de lecture.

  • The beloved, life-affirming international bestseller which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide - now a major film starring Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton To give them hope she must tell their story It's 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer's block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - a total stranger living halfway across the Channel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book - she enters into a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinary Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

    Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books - and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into their irresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.

  • Zoé et Juju prétendent que pour approcher des animaux sauvages, il suffit d'être extrêmement gentilles et sans mauvaises intentions... Elles vont très vite s'apercevoir que ce n'est pas si facile...

  • Juju veut battre le record du monde ! Avec Zoé, elles vont se mettre à fouiller la cour de récréation, et déterrer un tas de vieux os...

  • A charming novel set on Guernsey in World War II

  • Il y a un fantôme dans les toilettes de l'école ! Juju et Zoé peuvent voir ses yeux qui brillent et sa silhouette molle. Elles entendent sa voix plaintive. Il ne s'est jamais rien passé d'aussi intéressant dans cette école !
    Des illustrations en noir et blanc ; une mise en page sobre, adaptée aux jeunes lecteurs, pour un meilleur confort de lecture.

  • Imaginez la pire baby sitter au monde.
    Quels stratagèmes pourriez-vous mettre en place pour vous en débarrasser au plus vite ?
    Demandez à Zoé et Juju, elles sont expertes en la matière...

  • This new deluxe eBook edition of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader’s Circle bonus content, sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere.
    A runaway New York Times bestseller that was named one of the ten best books of the year by Time and USA Today, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has captivated readers around the world. Told with warmth and humor in a series of letters, this is a tale of finding connection in the most unexpected places.
    January 1946: As London emerges from the Second World War, writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of Guernsey, the British island once occupied by the Nazis? As Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence, she is drawn into the world of this man and his friends, all members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club formed to protect its members from arrest by the Germans. Through their letters, she learns about their island, their taste in books, and the powerful, transformative impact the Occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey. What she finds there will change her forever.

  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ON NETFLIX • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. “Treat yourself to this book, please--I can’t recommend it highly enough.”--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love “I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb. . . . As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends--and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society--born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island--boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways. Praise for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society “A jewel . . . Poignant and keenly observed, Guernsey is a small masterpiece about love, war, and the immeasurable sustenance to be found in good books and good friends.”--People “A book-lover’s delight, an implicit and sometimes explicit paean to all things literary.”--Chicago Sun-Times “A sparkling epistolary novel radiating wit, lightly worn erudition and written with great assurance and aplomb.”--The Sunday Times (London) “Cooked perfectly à point: subtle and elegant in flavour, yet emotionally satisfying to the finish.”--The Times (London)

  • From the co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society comes a wise, witty, and exuberant novel, perfect for fans of Lee Smith, that illuminates the power of loyalty and forgiveness, memory and truth, and the courage it takes to do what’s right.
    Annie Barrows once again evokes the charm and eccentricity of a small town filled with extraordinary characters. Her new novel, The Truth According to Us, brings to life an inquisitive young girl, her beloved aunt, and the alluring visitor who changes the course of their destiny forever.
    In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck’s father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment on the Federal Writers’ Project, a New Deal jobs program. Within days, Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, assigned to cover the history of the remote mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia, and destined, in her opinion, to go completely mad with boredom. But once she secures a room in the home of the unconventional Romeyn family, she is drawn into their complex world and soon discovers that the truth of the town is entangled in the thorny past of the Romeyn dynasty.
    At the Romeyn house, twelve-year-old Willa is desperate to learn everything in her quest to acquire her favorite virtues of ferocity and devotion--a search that leads her into a thicket of mysteries, including the questionable business that occupies her charismatic father and the reason her adored aunt Jottie remains unmarried. Layla’s arrival strikes a match to the family veneer, bringing to light buried secrets that will tell a new tale about the Romeyns. As Willa peels back the layers of her family’s past, and Layla delves deeper into town legend, everyone involved is transformed--and their personal histories completely rewritten.
    Praise for The Truth According to Us
    “As delightfully eccentric as Guernsey yet refreshingly different . . . an epic but intimate family novel with richly imagined characters . . . Willa’s indomitable spirit, keen sense of adventure and innate intelligence reminded me of two other motherless girls in literature: Scout Finch in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Flavia de Luce in Alan Bradley’s big-hearted British mystery series.”--The Washington Post
    “The Truth According to Us has all the characteristics of a great summer read: A plot that makes you want to keep turning the pages; a setting that makes you feel like you’re inhabiting another time and place; and characters who become people you’re sad to leave behind--and thus who always stay with you.”--Miami Herald
    “It takes a brave author to make the heroine of a new novel an observant and feisty girl . . . like Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. . . . But Barrows . . . has created a believable and touching character in Willa.”--USA Today
    “[A] heartwarming coming-of-age novel [that] sparkles with folksy depictions of a tight-knit family and life in a small town . . . full of richly drawn, memorable characters.”--The Seattle Times
    “A big, juicy family saga with warm humor and tragic twists . . . The story gets more and more absorbing as it moves briskly along.”--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    “In The Truth According to Us, Annie Barrows leaves no doubt that she is a storyteller of rare caliber, with wisdom and insight to spare. Every page rings like a bell.”--Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife
    From the Hardcover edition.

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