Vie pratique & Loisirs

  • Anglais TOUCHING THE VOID

    Joe Simpson

    An account of the ascent of the 21,000ft Siula Grande peak in the Peruvian Andes. Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, had achieved the summit before the first disaster struck. What happened and how they dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted is the subject of this book.

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  • Anglais SALT - A WORLD HISTORY

    Mark Kurlansky

    Homer called salt "a divine substance", while Plato described it as "especially dear to the gods". Kurlansky blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary records into this history of the substance, which he claims shaped civilization from the beginning.

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  • EATING

    Nigella Lawson

    In this inspiring, witty and eminently sensible book, Nigella Lawson sets out a manifesto for how to cook (and eat) good food every day with a minimum of fuss. From basic roast chicken and pea risotto to white truffles and Turkish Delight figs, Nigella brings the joy back into the kitchen.

    Selected from the books How to Eat and Kitchen by Nigella Lawson VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

    A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series:
    Drinking by John Cheever Home by Salman Rushdie Summer by Laurie Lee Liberty by Virginia Woolf

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  • Anglais Heat

    Bill Buford

    Bill Buford worked his way up to being a 'line cook' and then left New York to apprentice himself under the very teachers who had taught his teacher: preparing game with Marco Pierre White, making pasta in a hillside trattoria, and finally, in a town in Northern Italy, becoming an Italian butcher. This is a memoir of Buford's kitchen adventure.

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  • The author takes the reader on a guided tour 'from head to toe' of human female form. Highlighting the evolutionary functions of biological features that all women share, he explores the enhancements and constraints that human societies have developed in the quest for control and perfection of the female form, with a zoologist's perspective.

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  • SWIMMING

    Roger Deakin

    Is there anything quite so exhilarating as swimming in wild water? This is a joyful swimming tour of Britain, a frog's-eye view of the country's best bathing holes - the rivers, rock pools, lakes, ponds, lochs and sea that define a watery island. Charming, funny, inspiring, an assertion of the native swimmer's right to roam, a celebration of the magic of water - this book will indeed make you want to strip off and leap in.

    Selected from the book Waterlog by Roger Deakin VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

    A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series:
    Eating by Nigella Lawson Liberty by Virginia Woolf Summer by Laurie Lee Desire by Haruki Murakami

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  • A collection of the best of the author's delicious recipes along with tips, anecdotes and reminiscences about her life in Italy and London. Packed with information from the best way to make a tomato sauce and a tiramisu to more unusual dishes such as nettle risotto and chestnut mousse, each chapter is devoted to a different ingredient.

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  • The story of a remarkable journey across continents by a great nature writer in search of every species of the crane family. He captures the beauty of a vanishing species and the dilemma of a planet in ecological crisis. With illustrations by the Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman.

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  • For George Mallory as for all of his generation, death was but 'a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day'. As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war. What mattered now was how one lived, and the moments of being alive.

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  • Written by a French-born and bred author, this book shows how to eat with balance and control. It combines memoir, wisdom, wit, delicious recipes, and French common sense.

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