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    • Lustrum

    • De : Robert Harris
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 15 h et 36 min
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    Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, Pompey the republic's greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a political fanatic, Catilina a psychopath, Clodius an ambitious playboy. The stories of these real historical figures - their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes - are all interleaved to form this epic novel.

    Prix : 24,53 €

    • Imperium

    • De : Robert Harris
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 13 h et 51 min
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    When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state.

    Prix : 24,53 €

    • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

    • De : Helen Simonson
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 14 h et 4 min
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    Major Ernest Pettigrew (Ret’d) is not interested in the frivolity of the modern world. Since his wife Nancy’s death, he has tried to avoid the constant bother of nosy village women, his grasping, ambitious son, and the ever spreading suburbanisation of the English countryside, preferring to lead a quiet life upholding the values that people have lived by for generations - respectability, duty, and a properly brewed cup of tea.

    Prix : 19,62 €

    • The Untouchable

    • De : John Banville
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 15 h et 8 min
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    Victor Maskell has been betrayed. After the announcement in the Commons, the hasty revelation of his double life of wartime espionage, his photograph is all over the papers. His disgrace is public, his position as curator of the Queen’s pictures terminated… Maskell writes his own testament, in an act not unlike the restoration of one of his beloved pictures, in order for the process of verification and attribution to begin.

    Prix : 21,46 €

    • Brief Lives

    • De : W. F. Deedes
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 6 h et 51 min
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    In this eclectic selection of biographical sketches, Bill Deedes remembers some of the key figures of the 20th century. Political heavyweights such as Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin and Anthony Eden are reassessed and revalued while record breakers such as Sir Edmund Hillary and Roger Bannister are shown to be far more than just their achievements. Further afield, W. F. Deedes ruminates on the chaotic and shady world of Imelda Marcos, the dignity and determination of anti-apartheid campaigner Helen Suzman and the controversial leadership of Ian Smith in Rhodesia.

    Prix : 16,64 €

    • Last Friends

    • De : Jane Gardam
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 6 h et 43 min
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    Shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize. Old Filth and The Man in the Wooden Hat told with bristling tenderness and black humour the stories of that titan of the Hong Kong law courts, Old Filth QC, and his clever, misunderstood wife, Betty. Last Friends, the final volume of this trilogy, picks up with Terence Veneering, Filth's great rival in work and - though it was never spoken of - in love.

    Prix : 19,41 €

    • Violet and the Mean and Rotten Pirates

    • De : Richard Hamilton
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 1 h et 42 min
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    When a bunch of mean and rotten pirates, led by a captain who is afraid of blood, raid an abandoned ship, they find far more than they bargained for on board. They find a baby girl whom they happily adopt and call Violet: "Vile" for short. Soon the pirates are busy caring for the little girl and teaching her lots of piratical ways. Great times are had as the pirates and Violet happily sail the seven seas in their trusty ship, the Sleek Sally.

    Prix : 6,24 €

    • Monsieur Pamplemousse Hits the Headlines

    • De : Michael Bond
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 6 h et 8 min
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    During his time as an inspector with the Paris Sûreté, Monsieur Pamplemousse had been 'in at the death' on more than one occasion, but even he had to admit that the phrase took on an entirely new meaning when he was present at the spectacular ending to Cuisine de Chavignol, France's premier television cookery programme.

    Prix : 15,03 €

    • Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Militant Midwives

    • De : Michael Bond
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 5 h et 40 min
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    Having delivered a particularly stirring speech at his recently deceased colleague's funeral, Monsieur Pamplemousse is more than a little disturbed when the coffin explodes during the ceremony. Luckily, his faithful hound Pommes Frites gave out a warning cry just in time, so there were no casualties. But, who exactly is behind this explosion? And was the same person responsible for his late co-worker's demise?

    Prix : 13,80 €

    • Downhill All the Way

    • De : Edward Enfield
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 5 h et 51 min
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    Fed up with questions about what he was going to do when he retired, Edward decided to get on his bicycle and ride from Le Havre to the Mediterranean. He struggled in Normandy to get directions from old men tipsy on Calvados by 9 am, passed by prairies of corn and acres of sunflowers, and hit his stride on the towpath of the Burgundy canal. He explored the mystery of what an ouvrier eats for lunch, and was barred from a swimming pool because his trunks were too decent.

    Prix : 13,80 €

    • Killing the Emperors

    • De : Ruth Dudley Edwards
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 7 h et 9 min
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    The outrageous and irrepressible Baroness (Ida 'Jack') Troutbeck, Mistress of St Martha's, has another cultural battle to win against the British Establishment: this time, against the horror of modern art, as demonstrated by the likes of Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. But shortly after she enthusiastically announces this war to her close friends, Baroness Troutbeck is kidnapped. Panic spreads throughout the London art world when they realise nine more victims are missing,

    Prix : 16,36 €

    • The Anti-Social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole

    • De : John Mortimer
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 3 h et 29 min
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    ASBOs may be the pride and joy of New Labour, but they don't cut much ice with Horace Rumpole - he takes the old-fashioned view that if anyone is going to be threatened with a restriction of their liberty then some form of legal proceeding ought to be gone through first. When one of the Timson children is given an ASBO for playing football in the street, Rumpole soon realizes something fishy is going on.

    Prix : 11,24 €

    • Where There's a Will

    • De : John Mortimer
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 6 h et 7 min
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    Following the best-selling Summer of a Dormouse, Sir John Mortimer - playwright, novelist, octogenarian, and erstwhile QC - offers up more lessons in living and growing old disgracefully. What would we like to leave to our descendants? Not a third-rate painting or our PEPS, according to Sir John, but a love of Shakespeare, a taste for alcohol, the ability to defeat boredom, the importance of never locking the lavatory door, and so on.

    Prix : 15,03 €

    • Charlie Bone and the Hidden King

    • De : Jenny Nimmo
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 9 h et 6 min
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    Charlie Bone wakes one snowy morning to find every creature in the city has vanished. What strange forces have been unleashed - and does the portrait of the Red King have something to do with it?The sixth thrilling story in the Charlie Bone series, from acclaimed author Jenny Nimmo.

    Prix : 18,11 €

    • Under the Hammer

    • De : John Mortimer
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 8 h et 53 min
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    Maggie Perowne is head of Old Masters at Klinsky's auction house in London. Ben Glazier is an art expert. Ben, not as young as he was, is inescapably in love with Maggie, but she has an unfortunate taste for such dubious men as the Hooray Henry in the wine department. Together Ben and Maggie form a crack team that blends integrity and professionalism with a keen eye for uncovering the mysterious circumstances surrounding priceless works of art.

    Prix : 17,57 €

    • Murderers and Other Friends

    • De : John Mortimer
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 10 h et 25 min
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    Throughout John Mortimer's career, he established profound friendships with people accused of various crimes. He also indulged his passion for writing, penning Paradise Postponed and a series of stories about Rumpole, for whom he was often mistaken. With wit, wisdom and tenderness, he has written the story of his life.

    Prix : 20,14 €

    • Eclipse

    • De : John Banville
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 7 h et 57 min
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    Alexander Cleave, actor, has left his career and his family behind and banished himself to his childhood home. He wants to retire from life, but finds this impossible in a house brimming with presences, some ghostly, some undeniably human. Memories, anxiety for the future, and more particularly, for his beloved but troubled daughter, conspire to distract him from his dreaming retirement.

    Prix : 17,58 €

    • Beneath These Stones

    • De : Ann Granger
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 9 h et 24 min
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    Tammy Franklin has learned too much about death, too quickly. Two years ago she lost her mother to a long, lingering illness and now the body of the woman her father married in an attempt to replace his wife has been found on a railway embankment close to the Franklin farm. And this time the death is murder.As Superintendent Markby knows only too well, Tammy also stands to have her father taken from her. For Hugh Franklin is suspect number one...

    Prix : 18,11 €

    • The Dark Vineyard

    • De : Martin Walker
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 10 h et 10 min
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    Just before dawn one late-summer morning, Captain Bruno Courrèges is roused from sleep by the wail of the town siren atop the Mairie, summoning the volunteer firemen of St Denis. Bruno, the only policeman in the small Périgord town, follows the fire engines towards the site of a large barn, now engulfed in flames, the surrounding fields ablaze. Everything points to arson. A Californian wine maker is planning to buy up half the valley to create a huge wine-producing operation.

    Prix : 20,13 €

    • Shadow of the Titanic

    • The Extraordinary Stories of those Who Survived
    • De : Andrew Wilson
    • Lu par : Bill Wallis
    • Durée : 13 h et 15 min
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    Although we think we know the story of the Titanic - the famously unsinkable ship that hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America in April 1912 - little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did the loss of the ship shape the lives of the people who survived? How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night?

    Prix : 20,14 €

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