• Paris, 1785. Une odeur pestilentielle s'est emparée du coeur de la capitale. Des caves avoisinantes aux étals des marchands, le cimetière des Saints-Innocents déborde, pourrit à ciel ouvert, contamine tout le quartier. À Versailles, on s'inquiète.
    Chargé de résoudre le problème, le jeune ingénieur normand Jean-Baptiste Baratte plonge au coeur du Paris des petites gens et des commerçants qui vivent autour du cimetière, et se met à l'ouvrage. Mais pour transférer les fosses vers les catacombes de Denfert, il devra livrer au conservatisme et à la superstition une bataille féroce. Pour faire enfin briller quelques Lumières, au milieu des charniers.

    « Une balade foisonnante dans le Paris d'avant la Révolution. » LiRE.
    Cet ouvrage a reçu le Costa Book Award.
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  • Tout oppose Maud et Tim. Fille unique de parents modestes, c'est une scientifique brillante et une femme pondérée. Issu d'une famille nombreuse aisée, il est musicien et un peu bohème. Elle est secrète, réticente à la vie, lui exprime ouvertement ses sentiments. Ils forment pourtant un couple dont la solidité repose sur leurs passions communes : leur fille Catherine et la navigation. Lorsqu'une terrible tragédie les frappe, chacun réagit à sa manière. il se réfugie chez ses parents, incapable de surmonter sa douleur et le regard de Maud. Elle décide de réaliser leur vieux rêve : traverser l'océan.
    De l'Angleterre à l'Amérique du Sud, "La nuit, la mer n'est qu'un bruit est un voyage fascinant au coeur des sentiments et de l'indicible. La réponse d'une femme impénétrable à l'appel du large.

  • Now We Shall Be Entirely Free , by the Costa Award-winning author of PURE , is a stunning historical novel with the grip of a thriller, written in richly evocative, luminous prose. 'A writer of very rare and outstanding gifts' - Independent on Sunday One rainswept winter's night in 1809, an unconscious man is carried into a house in Somerset. He is Captain John Lacroix, home from Britain's disastrous campaign against Napoleon's forces in Spain. Gradually Lacroix recovers his health, but not his peace of mind. He will not - cannot - talk about the war or face the memory of what took place on the retreat to Corunna. After the command comes to return to his regiment, he lights out instead for the Hebrides, unaware that he has far worse to fear than being dragged back to the army: a vicious English corporal and a Spanish officer with secret orders are on his trail. In luminous prose, Miller portrays a man shattered by what he has witnessed, on a journey that leads to unexpected friendships, even to love. But as the short northern summer reaches its zenith, the shadow of the enemy is creeping closer. Freedom, for John Lacroix, will come at a high price. Taut with suspense, this is an enthralling, deeply involving novel by one of Britain's most acclaimed writers. 'One of our most skilful chroniclers of the human heart and mind' - Sunday Times

  • Anglais PURE

    Andrew Miller

    • Sceptre
    • 21 Janvier 2012

    The author of the prize-winning, hugely acclaimed INGENIOUS PAIN returns to the 18th century with an enthralling tale set in pre-revolutionary Paris.

  • Perce-neige

    Andrew Miller

    Nick Platt, avocat anglais, part travailler dans le Moscou du début des années 2000 - lieu où corruption, violence, décadence et trahison font partie de la vie quotidienne. Nick ne pose pas trop de questions au sujet des contrats douteux sur lesquels il travaille - il est trop occupé à profiter de la vie moscovite nocturne, exotique, surréaliste et pleine de tentations. Un jour dans le métro, il porte secours à deux ravissantes soeurs, Masha et Katya, victimes d'un pickpocket. Bientôt, Nick, Masha et Katya écument les lieux branchés de la capitale.
    Nick commence à ressentir pour Masha un sentiment qu'il se plaît à voir comme de l'amour. Les jeunes filles lui demandent alors d'aider leur vieille tante, Tatiana, à trouver un nouvel appartement. Les apparences sont trompeuses - y compris en ce qui concerne cet extraordinaire premier roman. Le portrait sordide et saisissant de Moscou sert de toile de fond à un livre qui examine l'attrait irrésistible du péché et met en scène des personnages au coeur aussi froid que l'hiver russe.

  • Anglais The Optimists

    Andrew Miller

    • Sceptre
    • 26 Janvier 2006
  • Anglais One Morning Like a Bird

    Andrew Miller

    • Sceptre
    • 26 Août 2008
  • Anglais Snowdrops

    Andrew Miller

    A. D. Miller's Snowdrops is an intensely riveting psychological drama that unfolds over the course of one Moscow winter, as a young Englishman's moral compass is spun by the seductive opportunities revealed to him by a new Russia: a land of hedonism and desperation, corruption and kindness, magical dachas and debauched nightclubs; a place where secrets - and corpses - come to light only when the deep snows start to thaw - Snowdrops is a chilling story of love and moral freefall: of the corruption, by a corrupt society, of a corruptible young man. It is taut, intense and has a momentum as irresistible to the reader as the moral danger that first enchants, then threatens to overwhelm, its narrator.
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  • @2@@18@She is sailing. She is alone. Ahead of her is the world's curve and beyond that, everything else. The known, the imagined, the imagined known.@19@@3@@2@Who else has entered Tim's life the way Maud did? This girl who fell past him, lay seemingly dead on the ground, then stood and walked. That was where it all began.@3@@2@He wants her - wants to rescue her, to reach her. Yet there is nothing to suggest Maud has any need of him, that she is not already complete. A woman with a talent for survival, who works long hours and loves to sail - preferably on her own. A woman who, when a crisis comes, will turn to the sea for refuge, embarking on a voyage that will test her to the utmost, that will change everything . . .@3@@2@From the Costa Award-winning author of @18@Pure@19@ comes a viscerally honest, hypnotic portrait of modern love and motherhood, the lure of the sea and the ultimate unknowability of others. This pitch-perfect novel confirms Andrew Miller's position as one of the finest writers of his generation.@3@

  • Anglais THE FAITHFUL COUPLE

    Andrew Miller

    • Abacus
    • 4 Février 2016

    Turn a betrayal inside out and you found its opposite, a secret and a bond. Perhaps that was what friendship came down to: a lifelong, affectionate mutual blackmail. Neil and Adam, two young men on the cusp of adulthood, meet one golden summer in California and, despite their different backgrounds, soon become best friends. Buton a camping trip in Yosemite they lead each other into wrongdoing that, years later, both will desperately regret. Their connection holds through love affairs, fatherhood, the wild successes and unforeseen failures of booming London, as power and guilt ebb between them. Then the truth of that long-ago night emerges. What happens when you discover that the friendship you can't live without was always built on a lie?

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