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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 ?

  • 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.

  • From the co-author of the international best-seller, THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY.



    'I can't stand this poky little town any more. How can I bear it for three more months? Today alone has lasted years...' 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.

    Macedonia's history seems simple enough - brief and uneventful. Then Layla meets the Romeyns: Jottie, Willa, Felix, Emmett, a family at once entertaining, eccentric, seductive, and inextricably bound up in Macedonia's biggest secret.

    It's a secret all the townsfolk have a stake in, and as Layla delves into town legend, hidden truths emerge that reveal an altogether different history, one that has left hearts and lives broken.

    Layla soon realises that some secrets should stay hidden forever.

    "Annie Barrows leaves no doubt that she is a storyteller of rare caliber, with wisdom and insight to spare. She is at her best here. Every page rings like a bell." - Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife.

  • 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.
      « Absolument délicieux ! » Anna Gavalda Traduit de l'américain par Aline Azoulay

  • 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

  • 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...
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  • 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.

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  • 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...

  • "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.

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  • 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...

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  • A charming novel set on Guernsey in World War II

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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.

  • 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 Readers 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 shes 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 thei 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.

  • 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 whats 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 Becks 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. Laylas 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 familys past, and Layla delves deeper into town legend, everyone involved is transformed--and their personal histories completely rewritten.
    Advance praise for The Truth According to Us 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. As she subtly unpacks the emotional intricacies of the Romeyn family and their small West Virginia town in the wake of the Great Depression, were struck by the slipperiness of history--how the stories we tell each other and ourselves often demand to be interrogated; how the things were driven know about our families, our towns, our closest intimates, will always change us, sometimes over and over. Barrows is at her best here. Every page rings like a bell.--Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife The Truth According to Us is an irresistible novel, a sly charmer of a story about a small town in Depression-era West Virginia whose history is rewritten by a debutante on the run. Family histories, too, are unraveled, but mended by the fierce, strong women who dominate this delightful page-turner, a tribute to the power of love and forgiveness to heal even the most heartbreaking betrayals.--Melanie Benjamin, author of The Aviators Wife Praise for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society A jewel . . . poignant and keenly observed . . . a small masterpiece about love, war, and the immeasurable sustenance to be found in good books and good friends.--People Affirms the power of books to nourish people enduring hard times.--The Washington Post Smart and delightful . . . Treat yourself to this book, please--I cant recommend it highly enough.--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things From the Hardcover edition.

  • 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 !
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  • 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...

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