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  • The Prime Suspect Casesby Lynda La Plante

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    All three Prime Suspect cases, featuring DCI Jane Tennison, in one stunning volume PRIME SUSPECT When a prostitute is found murdered in her bedsit, the Metropolitan police set to work finding the perpetrator of this brutal attack. For Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, this is the perfect opportunity to get herself noticed. But when every... more...

  • Blind Furyby Lynda La Plante

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; Not Available

    A motorway service station on the M1: dimly lit, run down, poorly supervised, flickering lights, dark corners; a favourite stopover for long-distance lorry drivers on their way up north from London. Behind it, a body is found in a ditch, that of a girl barely out of her teens. She appears to have no family, no friends, no connections anywhere. Other... more...

  • Tennisonby Lynda La Plante

    Simon & Schuster UK 2015; Not Available

    From the creator of the award-winning ITV series Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren, comes the fascinating back story of the iconic DCI Jane Tennison. In 1973 Jane Tennison, aged 22, leaves the Metropolitan Police Training Academy to be placed on probationary exercise in Hackney where criminality thrives. We witness her struggle to cope in a male-dominated,... more...

  • On Holidayby Orvar Löfgren

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 34.95

    Löfgren takes us on a tour of the Western holiday world and shows how two centuries of "learning to be a tourist" have shaped our own ways of vacationing. We see how fashions in destinations have changed through the years, with popular images (written, drawn, painted, and later photographed) teaching the tourist what to look for and how to experience... more...

  • The Princess of Clevesby Madame de La Fayette

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This groundbreaking novel made a splash when it was initially published in 1678, changing the course of literary fiction forever. Rather than following in the same vein as the one-dimensional romances that preceded it, The Princess of Cleves tackles its characters' inner dilemmas with unprecedented sophistication and nuance. more...

  • Triple Moonby Melissa de la Cruz

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 17.99

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Blue Bloods and Witches of East End After they cause a terrible accident at their old high school, twin witches Mardi and Molly Overbrook are sent to live with their ?Aunt? Ingrid Beauchamp in North Hampton, on Long Island?s mist-shrouded East End. Because the twins cannot control their powers,... more...

  • The Secret World of Doing Nothingby Orvar Löfgren; Billy Ehn

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    In this insightful and pathbreaking reflection on "doing nothing," Billy Ehn and Orvar Löfgren take us on a fascinating tour of what is happening when, to all appearances, absolutely nothing is happening. Sifting through a wide range of examples drawn from literature, published ethnographies, and firsthand research, they probe the unobserved moments... more...

  • Managing Overflow in Affluent Societiesby Barbara Czarniawska; Orvar Löfgren

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    ?It is simply too much? is a common complaint of the modern age. This book looks at how people and institutions deal with overflow - of information, consumption or choices. The essays explore the ways in which notions of overflow ? framed in terms of excess and abundance or their implicit opposites, scarcity and dearth ? crop up in a number of contexts... more...

  • Ragotin ou le Roman comiqueby Jean de La Fontaine; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "LA BAGUENAUDIERE. Déjà Phébus, voisin de ces moites retraites, Ne semble plus mener ses chevaux qu'à courbettes ; Ce dieu porte-lumière, aux yeux vifs, au blond crin, Ainsi que du tabac respire un air marin, Et sentant que Téthys apprête sa litière..." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN : Les éditions LIGARAN proposent des versions numériques... more...

  • Maximes, mémoires et lettresby François de La Rochefoucauld; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "François, duc de Larochefoucauld, connu d'abord sous le nom de Prince de Marsillac, naquit à Paris en 1613. Son éducation fut négligée, et Madame de Maintenon nous apprend qu'il avait beaucoup d'esprit et peu de savoir. Il laissa des Mémoires, comme la plupart des grands personnages de cette époque, mais il est surtout célèbre, dans l"histoire... more...