• Pre-order Stephen Fry''s bewitching retelling of the legend of Troy - a tale of love and war, passion and power - following his sensational bestsellers MYTHOS and HEROESbr>br>''Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world. The Jewel of the Aegean. Glittering Ilion, the city that rose and fell not once but twice . . .''br>br>The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against that great city, to which they will lay siege for ten whole and very bloody years.br>br>It is Zeus, the king of the gods, who triggers war when he asks the Trojan prince Paris to judge the fairest goddess of them all. Aphrodite bribes Paris with the heart of Helen, wife of King Menelaus of the Greeks, and naturally, nature takes its course.br>br>It is a terrible, brutal war with casualties on all sides. The Greeks cannot defeat the Trojans - since Achilles, the Greek''s boldest warrior, is consumed with jealousy over an ally''s choice of lover, the Trojan slave Briseis, and will not fight . . .br>br>The stage is set for the oldest and greatest story ever told, where monstrous passions meet the highest ideals and the lowest cunning.br>br>In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.br>br>Troy is a myth in which we seek the truth about ourselves, which Stephen Fry brings breathtakingly to life for our modern age.br>br>PRAISE FOR MYTHOS AND HEROES:br>br>''A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased'' Timesbr>br>''A head-spinning marathon of legends'' Guardianbr>br>''An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit'' Evening Standardbr>br>''An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry'' Daily Mailbr>br>''A rollicking good read'' Independent>

  • Le choc frontal entre Michael Young, thésard en histoire à Cambridge, et le professeur Zuckermann, vieux physicien obsédé par l'une des périodes les plus sombres du XXe siècle, va changer l'histoire, littéralement. Mais pour cela, il faut aussi compter sur une pilule miracle, sur le rival oublié d'un petit teigneux autrichien et sur la fatale élasticité du temps. Le pire n'est jamais certain, mais le mieux ne se trouve pas forcément non plus là où l'on attendait...

  • The Greek Myths retold . . . ___________ No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses. In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the Underworld. We shiver when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments and watch with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds. Mythos captures these extraodinary myths for our modern age - in all their dazzling and deeply human relevance. ___________ 'Ebullient and funny' The Times 'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph 'A rollicking good read' Independent 'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday ' Fry takes us from Zeus to Athena with humour. The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian

  • HEROES

    Stephen Fry

    • Penguin
    • 20 Juin 2019

    Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . __________ There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos , Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best. ___________ 'Ebullient and funny' The Times 'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph 'A rollicking good read' Independent 'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday 'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian

  • Poète déchu, critique dramatique acariâtre, vieux libidineux aigri confit de misanthropie, ted wallace est un inébranlable rationaliste et un ennemi tonitruant des bonnes manières.
    Alors qu'il vient de se faire mettre à la porte du journal pour lequel il écrit, il se voit investi d'une mission secrète par sa très charmante filleule jane : soulever le mystère de swafford hall, demeure du richissime lord logan. david, le fils de la maison, détient-il réellement le pouvoir de guérir les gens ? armé de flair, d'esprit critique aiguisé et de whisky, ted wallace va arpenter le château à la recherche de la vérité.
    Un roman où humour et sarcasme bousculent l'intrigue.

  • Adrian Healey est un menteur compulsif et invétéré. Il est jeune, beau, très intelligent, extrêmement cynique, sans scrupule, spirituel et tricheur. Ses excentricités, son homosexualité tapageuse et ses provocations en font le héros scandaleux de son collège. Du moins, tant qu'il en fait encore partie... Des années plus tard, un de ses professeurs l'entraîne à son tour dans une aventure rocambolesque. Avec un humour décapant, des dialogues caustiques pleins d'esprit, Stephen Fry fustige l'hypocrisie et bouscule la bonne société anglaise.

  • Anglais Stars' Tennis Balls

    Stephen Fry

    • Arrow
    • 5 Août 2004

    But an unfortunate confrontation with a boy in his school results in a prank that goes badly wrong and suddenly he's incarcerated - without chance of release. Inspired by the Count of Monte Cristo, Fry's psychological thriller is written with the pace, wit and shrewd insight that we have come to expect from one of our finest novelists.

  • FRY''S TIES Nouv.

    FRY''S TIES

    Stephen Fry

    Pre-order Stephen Fry''s Tie Talk now - the perfect gift for the tie-wearer in your life.br>____________br>br>Every single one of Stephen Fry''s ties - whether floral, fluorescent, football themed; striped or spotty, outrageous or simply debonair - tells an intimate tale about a moment in Stephen''s life.br>br>Inspired by Stephen''s hugely popular Instagram posts, this book will feature beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations and photographs to celebrate his expansive collection of man''s greatest clothing companion: The Tie, in all it''s sophisticated glory.br>br>Distinctively funny and offering witty asides, facts and personal stories, this book will make the perfect gift for anyone who has ever worn a tie.>

  • Whether you want to write a Petrarchan sonnet for your lover's birthday, an epithalamion for your sister's wedding or a villanelle excoriating the government's housing policy, this book gives you the tools and the confidence to do so with enjoyable exercises, insights and simple step-by-step advice.

  • Pre-order Stephen Fry's bewitching retelling of the legend of Troy - a tale of love and war, passion and power - following his sensational bestsellers MYTHOS and HEROES 'Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world. The Jewel of the Aegean. Glittering Ilion, the city that rose and fell not once but twice . . .' The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against that great city, to which they will lay siege for ten whole and very bloody years. It is Zeus, the king of the gods, who triggers war when he asks the Trojan prince Paris to judge the fairest goddess of them all. Aphrodite bribes Paris with the heart of Helen, wife of King Menelaus of the Greeks, and naturally, nature takes its course. It is a terrible, brutal war with casualties on all sides. The Greeks cannot defeat the Trojans - since Achilles, the Greek's boldest warrior, is consumed with jealousy over an ally's choice of lover, the Trojan slave Briseis, and will not fight . . . The stage is set for the oldest and greatest story ever told, where monstrous passions meet the highest ideals and the lowest cunning. In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today. Troy is a myth in which we seek the truth about ourselves, which Stephen Fry brings breathtakingly to life for our modern age. PRAISE FOR MYTHOS AND HEROES: 'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' Times 'A head-spinning marathon of legends' Guardian 'An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard 'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail 'A rollicking good read' Independent

  • Anglais THE LIAR

    Stephen Fry

    Stephen Fry's breathtakingly outrageous debut novel, by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic.

  • Anglais Making History

    Stephen Fry

    Michael Young is convinced his brilliant history thesis will win him a doctorate, a pleasant academic post, a venerable academic publisher and his beloved girlfriend Jane. A historian should know better than to imagine that he can predict the future.

  • Anglais The Hippopotamus

    Stephen Fry

    Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too.

  • More fool me

    Stephen Fry

    Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me.

    'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing down on me and me denying everything until my pockets are emptied. Oh the shame' In his early thirties, Stephen Fry - writer, comedian, star of stage and screen - had, as they say, 'made it'. Much loved in A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster, author of a critically acclaimed and bestselling first novel, The Liar, with a glamorous and glittering cast of friends, he had more work than was perhaps good for him.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Then, as the 80s drew to a close, he discovered a most enjoyable way to burn the candle at both ends, and took to excess like a duck to breadcrumbs. Writing and recording by day, and haunting a never ending series of celebrity parties, drinking dens, and poker games by night, in a ludicrous and impressive act of bravado, he fooled all those except the very closest to him, some of whom were most enjoyably engaged in the same dance.

    He was - to all intents and purposes - a high functioning addict. Blazing brightly and partying wildly as the 80s turned to the 90s, AIDS became an epidemic and politics turned really nasty, he was so busy, so distracted by the high life, that he could hardly see the inevitable, headlong tumble that must surely follow . . .

    Containing raw, electric extracts from his diaries of the time, More Fool Me is a brilliant, eloquent account by a man driven to create and to entertain - revealing a side to him he has long kept hidden.

    Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder. He also presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

  • Né à Londres en 1957, Stephen Fry y a fait ses études à Cambridge. Comédien et réalisateur, il a été révélé au public par Peter's Friends de Kenneth Branagh. Mensonges, mensonges, son premier roman, fut un best-seller en Grande-Bretagne, tout comme le second, L'hippopotame, tous deux parus aux Editions J'ai lu.

  • Mythos

    Stephen Fry

    DISCOVER Stephen Fry's magnificent retelling of the greatest myths and legends ever told . . . 'Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance' The Times 'A cracking good story' The Times Literary Supplement 'A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew. Page to page, Mythos is brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling' Richard North Patterson 'Fry's lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths . . . It's a rollicking good read' The Independent *SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD* _________ No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly and brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses. They are like us, only more so - their actions and adventures scrawled across the heavens above. From the birth of the universe to the creation of humankind, Stephen Fry - who fell in love with these stories as a child - retells these myths for our tragic, comic, fateful age. Witness Athena born from the cracking open of Zeus's great head and follow Persephone down into the dark realm of Hades. Experience the terrible and endless fate of Prometheus after his betrayal of Zeus and shiver as Pandora opens her jar of evil torments. The Greek gods are the best and worst of us, and in Stephen Fry's hands they tell us who we are. Mythos - smart, funny, and above all great fun - is the retelling we deserve by a man who has been entertaining the nation for over four decades. 'A cracking good story' The Times Literary Supplement

  • General & literary fiction/Short stories/Classic fictionForeword by Stephen Fry, a massive fan of Wilde's work. as well as an introduction to each short story and what the stories mean to him.

  • Explores the highways and byways of the English language in four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4. This title includes: "The Trial of Qwerty"; "He Said, She Said"; "Accentuate the Negative"; and, "Future Conditional".

  • Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . br>___________br>br>There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes.br>br>Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.br>br>In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.br>br>Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.br>___________br>br>''Ebullient and funny'' The Timesbr>br>''Entertaining and edifying'' Daily Telegraphbr>br>''A rollicking good read'' Independentbr>br>''Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm'' Mail on Sundaybr>br>''The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy'' Guardian>

  • What are the ten most offensive swear words in the English language - and why do we love to say them so much? Is politeness just acceptable hypocrisy? Why is Cockney Rhyming Slang important in the evolution of language. The answers to all this and more are unravelled by Stephen Fry as he travels across Planet Word meeting the tribes, toddlers, prisoners and scholars who have made language what it is today. He'll also talk to the animals, read the earliest hieroglyphs and go on a trip inside his own brain to see how he processes speech. 'Planet Word' will accompany the new primetime BBC series launching in September on Sunday nights.

  • Thirteen years ago, Moab is my Washpot, Stephen Fry's autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews and was a huge bestseller. In those thirteen years since, Stephen Fry has moved into a completely new stratosphere, both as a public figure, and a private man. Now he is not just a multi-award-winning comedian and actor, but also an author, director and presenter. In January 2010, he was awarded the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards.


    Much loved by the public and his peers, Stephen Fry is one of the most influential cultural forces in the country. This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of the most turbulent and least well known years of his life with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you and, above all, surprise you.

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