The much-anticipated book from one of the most sought-after art directors in the world, showcasing 30+ years of his talentPart design manual, part manifesto, the first career retrospective of Fabien Baron, whom Vanity Fair called 'the most sought-after creative director in the world,' is an immersive visual survey of more than 30 years of award-winning art direction, design, and image-making. Using examples taken from across the entire range of his work - including typography, packaging, product, furniture, and interior design - Baron's book communicates his aesthetic logic with clarity and style. Replete with text by acclaimed author Adam Gopnik and a foreword by worldfamous super model Kate Moss, this is an intimate insider's visit with a true fashion, photography, and design visionary.
The Great War took much more than lives. It robbed a generation of friends, lovers and futures. In Freddie Watson's case, it took his beloved brother and, at times, his peace of mind. Unable to cope with his grief, Freddie has spent much of the time since in a sanatorium. In the winter of 1928, still seeking resolution, Freddie is travelling through the French Pyrenees - another region that has seen too much bloodshed over the years. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. Shaken, he stumbles into the woods, emerging by a tiny village. There he meets Fabrissa, a beautiful local woman, also mourning a lost generation. Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories of remembrance and loss. By the time dawn breaks, he will have stumbled across a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries. By turns thrilling, poignant and haunting, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage. THE WINTER GH OSTS is the gripping new adventure from the No 1 bestselling author of LABYRINTH and SEPULCHRE.
I hear someone coming. It has happened before. I pause and listen but no longer hear anything. I sigh. As always, hope is snatched away before it can take root. And so then, as always, I am carried back to that first December so very long ago...Rooted in the elemental landscapes of Sussex, Brittany and the Languedoc, here are tales of ghosts and spirits seeking revenge, grief-stricken women and haunted men coming to terms with their destiny.
Sussex, 1912. In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to walk. Here, where the estuary leads out to the sea, superstitions still hold sway. Standing alone is the taxidermist's daughter. At twenty-two, Constantia Gifford lives with her father in a decaying house: it contains all that is left of Gifford's once world-famous museum of taxidermy. The stuffed birds that used to grace every parlour are out of fashion, leaving Gifford a disgraced and bitter man. The string of events that led to the museum's closure are never spoken of and an accident has robbed Connie of any memory of those days. The bell begins to toll and all eyes are fixed on the church. No one sees the gloved hands holding a garotte. As the last notes fade into the dark, a woman lies dead. While the village braces itself against rising waters and the highest tide of the season, Connie struggles to discover who is responsible - and why the incident is causing memories to surface from her own vanished years. Does she know the figure she sees watching from the marshes? Who is the mysterious caller that leaves a note without being seen? And what is the secret that lies at the heart of Blackthorn House, hidden among the bell jars of her father's workshop? The Taxidermist's Daughter is the stunning new novel from the multi-million copy bestselling author, Kate Mosse.
An epic wartime novel from the No.1 bestselling author of LABYRINTH and THE CITY OF TEARS1942, Nazi-occupied France. Sandrine, a spirited and courageous nineteen-year-old, finds herself drawn into a Resistance group in Carcassonne - codenamed 'Citadel' - made up of ordinary women who are prepared to risk everything for what is right.And when she meets Raoul, they discover a shared passion for the cause, for their homeland, and for each other.But in a world where the enemy now lies in every shadow - where neighbour informs on neighbour; where friends disappear without warning and often without trace - love can demand the highest price of all...
A breathtaking historical novel of revenge, persecution and loss, The City of Tears by Kate Mosse follows on from her Sunday Times number one bestseller, The Burning Chambers.May 1572: for ten violent years the Wars of Religion have raged across France. Neighbours have become enemies, countless lives have been lost, and the country has been torn apart over matters of religion, citizenship and sovereignty. But now a precarious peace is in the balance and a royal wedding has been negotiated. It is a marriage that could see France reunited at last.An invitation has arrived for Minou Joubert and her family to attend this historic wedding in Paris in August. But what Minou does not know is that the Joubert family's oldest enemy, Vidal, will also be there. Nor that, within days of the marriage, on the eve of the Feast Day of St Bartholomew, her family will be scattered to the four winds and one of her beloved children will have disappeared without trace . . .Sweeping from Paris and Chartres to the City of Tears itself - the great refugee city of Amsterdam - this is a story of one family's fight to stay together and survive against the devastating tides of history . . .
Sedemnásťročná Leónie Vernierová uteká s bratom Anatolom pred hroziacim nebezpečenstvom z rušných ulíc Paríža. Úkryt nachádza na panstve Domaine de la Cade, neďaleko stredovekého mesta Carcassonne. Úkryt áno, pokoj nie. Pod idylickým povrchom Domaine de la Cade, uprostred čarokrásnej prírody francúzskeho juhu, totiž prebývajú zlovestné sily. V prastarej vizigótskej hrobke na nevinnú Leónie čaká niečo... čo sa chce vyslobodiť... ovládnuť ľudské duše... preliať ľudskú krv. Kľúčom k záhade je balíček tarotových kariet, ktorý si pamätá všetky príbehy ľudstva. Druhé dejstvo, október 2007 Mladá Američanka Meredith Martinová prichádza do Francúzska, aby si tu splnila dva životné sny. Jedným je napísať knihu o Claudovi Debussym a odhaliť málo známe stránky jeho života. Druhým je nájsť korene svojej kliatbami prenasledovanej rodiny. Meredith vstupuje do hotela Domaine de la Cade a jej prítomnosť rozruší duchov minulosti. Vyzbrojená notovým zápisom tajomnej melódie a starou fotografiou neznámeho vojaka začína svoje pátranie. Netuší, že jej je súdené uzavrieť príbeh tragickej lásky, ktorý sa začal dávno pred jej narodením.
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„Tým, ktorých tu zanechali...“ Prvá svetová vojna okradla celú jednu generáciu o priateľov, milencov a zlatú mladosť. Freddiemu Watsonovi vzala milovaného brata a dočasne aj pokoj mysle. Bolestná strata a strach o vlastné duševné zdravie ho stále prenasledujú, preto hľadá východisko z neľahkej situácie. V zime 1928 Freddie cestuje po južnom Francúzsku. Aj táto krajina bola v dejinách svedkom mnohých krviprelievaní. V silnej búrke jeho auto zíde z cesty. Otrasený blúdi lesom a útočisko nájde v zapadnutej horskej dedine. Tu stretne Fabrissu, krásnu mladú ženu, ktorá tiež smúti za stratenou generáciou. V priebehu jedinej dlhej noci si Fabrissa a Freddie vzájomne vyrozprávajú svoje príbehy. A na úsvite Freddie zistí, že drží v rukách kľúč k záhade, ktorá mu zlomila srdce. Striedavo napínavý, ľudsky dojímavý i strašidelný príbeh románu Zimní duchovia je o životoch, ktoré kruto zasiahla vojna, zmenila odvaha a zachránila láska.
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