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Saxo Promenade from my Life
(Balade en saxo dans les coulisses de ma vie)
Coming from a protestant environment, Manu
Dibango comes to France to continue his studies
with only 3 kilos of coffee to pay them. As a
student at the beginning of the 1950’s, he
discovers jazz music and learns to play the piano.
While he is preparing the French Baccalaureate, he
becomes initiated to saxophone and starts to
produce himself in “clubs”. A long musical trip
will follow in Belgium and principally in the
Tabou of Brussels.
This book is the self-portrait of a musician, whose
talent finally forces thanks to a factor that he
names himself: luck. The process of this artist is a
permanent paradox: in this Africa towards which
he persists to devote himself, he was never
recognize for what he’s worth; in France he
remains an African before being a musician; but in
the rest of the world he’s a star.
In this book, the patriarch looks into the achieved
way and remembers the men and the spaces
towards which the music brought him. Beyond his
story, Africa, France, and America are appealed
Publication: November 2013
Pages: 304 c.
Born 12th December 1933 in Douala (Cameroons),
Manu Dibango has published more than 20 albums.
He has collaborated with many musicians, including
Fela Kuti and Herbie Hancock. He is best known for
his 1972 afrobeat single “Soul Makossa”. He has
been appointed a UNESCO Artist for Peace in 2004.
July 1974. Jacques Brel casts off his sailing boat for a
trip that is going to lead him to the “treasure island”, of
which he has been dreaming since his childhood. He is
soon alone with his partner Maddly, crosses the Pacific
Ocean, and drops anchor in the Hiva Oa bay
(Marquesas Islands). It should have been a simple
stopover, but after a serious warning shot in the first
part of the journey, it will be his last residence.
Fred Hidalgo recounts the unknown – and passionate –
story of a long-term sailor and big heart pilot. At the
same time report, biographical essay, novel, and
investigation, his book reveals the secrets of the writing
of the last album (in 1977) and follows the Great
Jacques, step by step, until the end of his life.
Publication: Sept. 2013
Jacques Brel. The Adventure Begins at the Dawn
(Jacques Brel. L’aventure commence à l’aurore)
50 Innovations that will disrupt our life by 2050
(Les 50 innovations qui vont bouleverser notre vie d’ici 2050)
Eric de Riedmatten
2013 - Pages: 304
To recover your eyesight, to treat yourself with medicinal
cells, to live in bridges built with neo-concrete, to make
solid water raining to avoid harshness, to offer yourself a
golden retirement in self-managed homes, to use plastic
as solid as glass, to walk endlessly with shoes that
assimilate effort and fatigue…
Before 2050, all these innovations will be part of our
everyday life. They currently lie dormant in the
researches centre of the big international companies.
Some are embryonic; some others are nearly ready…
Immediate boarding to 2050…
The 50 innovations are chronologically presented, each
on 8 pages, classified by categories. The articles have
been validated by a scientific committee. 3
The Mistakes and Objections in the Bible
(Contradictions et invraisemblances de la Bible)
An attentive reading of the Bible leads to reveal many
credibility gaps, mistakes and objections. So: Can God
be seen? NO: “But it is not possible for you to see my
face, for no man may see me and still go on living.”
[Exodus 33:20] YES: “And Jacob gave that place the
name of Peniel, saying, I have seen God face to face, and
still I am living.” [Genesis 32:30] Who excited David,
Satan, or God ? “Now Satan, designing evil against
Israel, put into David's mind the impulse to take the
number of Israel.” [1 Chronicles 21:1] “Again the wrath
of the Lord was burning against Israel, and moving
David against them, he said, Go, take the number of
Israel and Judah.” [2 Samuel 24:1] “And the hare, because the horn of its foot is
not parted in two, is unclean to you” [Leviticus 11:6] (yes but the hare is not a
ruminant). Right from the first pages, we find two different versions of the
creation of Eve: in the first one, she is created right after Adam; in the second one,
she is created only after an indeterminate period, like a “help” for the first man.
Book by book, from the Genesis to the Apocalypse, without forgotten the
apocryphal Gospel, Gerald Messadié, like an exegete, reveals 216 anomalies in
the sacred book of the Jewish and Christians – which are most often due to the
copyists’ clumsiness or the translators’ ignorance.
Publication: October 2013 - Pages: 336
500 Years of Scientific Impostures
(500 ans d’impostures scientifiques)
From self-hoaxing to on-going mistakes made out of ignorance,
about ninety chronological entries with, as a title, a famous case or a
scientific untruth and the date at which it was said.
Rights sold in Turkey (Pegasus)
Publication: March 2013 - Pages: 396
4000 Years of Historical Myths
(4000 ans de mystifications historiques)
Gerald Messadié goes back over all “truths” that made up our history
and remained unproved. Years of research allowed him to reassess
legends, myths and hoaxes that we all take for granted.
More than 10 000 copies sold.
Publication: September 2011 - Pages: 472
1800. Fulfilled by destiny, become Mme de Salanches, would
Caroline have lost for all that her irresistible seduction
power? Not at all, and her husband will learn it at his expense
on the banks of Lake Como, in Italy.
Handsome Livio only is, to the general de Sallanches, a
popular rebellion’s chief. But Caroline, in the grip of a love
disappointment, will see him as an attractive means of
vengeance. To the comely young madam, this is a whim; to
Gaston, this is a chance to pardon.
When, on an impulse, Caroline decides to go to St.
Petersburg, her pardon will depend on the fate of battles. Peril
will charge itself with remembering Caroline that she really
loves one unique man: her husband…
2013 - Pages: 400
Sweet Caroline’s Whim
(Un caprice de Caroline chérie)
14th July 1789. As they are taking a walk in
Vincennes Park, Gaston begins to make Caroline de
Bièvre’s sentimental education. Walkers hear
threatening rumours coming from Paris.
Soon, Caroline’s life is relentlessly mixed up with
love and policy. Fate will lead her to London,
Cayenne, and Brittany. During her journey, our
heroin will successively be hunted by seducers’
desire and by the persecution of intolerant people. In order to
save her life and dignity, her strong temperament will encourage
her to sacrifice some virtue… for the reader’s pleasure.
- a historical novel, absorbing and saucy written by a great author
- a best-seller – more than 5 millions of copies sold – first published in 1947
- translated into twelve languages, two film adaptations
(L’heure du thé)
The Powerless Hearts
(Les coeurs impuissants)
Gabrielle and François Saint-Jean barely know each
other when they get married on the boat that brings
them back in Saigon. François’s father has just had a
heart attack and the young marine officer has to give up
his career to take back the reins of the family plantation.
Excited by the exoticism, Gabrielle follows him. But in
1910 her dream agonizes. As she is desperate to not be a
mother, she decides to get her couple out of the
asphyxiation, buys a friend’s concession and, with some
coolies, cultivates acres of red ground by her own to
plant rubber trees. When she gets sick, François hires a
half-blood cousin, Arnaud Manville, to assist her. Has
he just introduced the tiger in the property? He would
have had the time to worry about it if his own plantation
did not threat to be on the rocks…
After having been separated with her little sister since
childhood, Nelly is getting ready to meet Anne in a
restaurant. But Anne doesn’t show up. Worried by her
silence, Nelly goes to her sister’s home, in the centre of
France, to meet Anne’s stepfamily. In the darkness of a
master house, at the bottom of an abandoned park, Paul
Maréchal, Anne’s husband, and Alice, his mother,
welcome like a relative the woman, whose existence
they did not know of. The old lady in black learns to
Nelly that her sister killed herself three days earlier in a
car accident… Despite her reluctance to share the
intimate of these unknown people, the suspicion that she
already feels pushes Nelly to stay to find answers to the
questions that she’s obsessed with and to discover what
really happened to Anne…
Publication: May 2013
Does God Love Wagner?
(Dieu aime-t-il Wagner ?)
The Translucent Mornings
(Les matins translucides)
September 1968. Delphine, blond brunches, green K-way,
starts the school year in a small working-class town.
Jérôme immediately falls in love with her. But she first
ignores him, and their love will take years to appear.
Many years later, Jérôme, a tired and sad 60-year-old
man, comes back to the place of this first love. Everything
has changed. Why does their story come to a sudden end?
Would it be because of Jean Martin, a weird seducer,
passionate by theatre, which slotted into their couple? Or
because of their uncles, local chiefs of the Resistance,
jealous guardians of their past? To rise up these mysteries
and calm his remorse, on a morning of December 2012,
Jérôme takes his car and drives to find Delphine and the
key place of their love. Maybe it is not too late to
2013 - Pages: 224
Who is Paul Florimond? To everyone, he is a nationalist
handsome writer concerned with his reputation, who
casually drives around – between an unsustainable
lightness and hot flushes – in occupied Paris in his Bugatti.
Secretly, he is a man whose sensitivity contains a crack
from the First World War and who maintains an unstable
correspondence with his Argentina former spouse who
gave him a son. The arrest of his old Jewish master from
the Ecole Normale, the criticism from his family who
came to visit him to Paris during the winter 1943-1944,
plunge himself into a deep doubt about his commitment.
He accepts to take care of the deported man’s granddaughter,
to protect her from the French Gestapo and
Jewish’s predators. She will be the cause of a disturbing
feeling in his heart, which will bring him, between desire
and remorse, on the edge of the abyss.
Last Short Stories from Hell
(Dernières nouvelles de l’enfer)
This anthology of about fifty short stories deals with
about all the themes of fantastic, horror, science fiction,
and dismay. It tells of vampires, ghosts, aliens, the
Devil, children possessed by demons, mutants,
psychopaths killers, and, of course, zombies… Last
Short Stories from Hell is therefore a tribute to the great
popular literature as used the Americans pulps, which
were devoured by millions of readers. But Jérôme Leroy
also pays tribute to the great masters of the B – even Z –
movies, like Georges Romero or John Carpenter. At the
same time, he has fun with making a radical change
with the codes of the fantastic genre and with giving
back a different and critical view of our society through
Publication: May 2013 these short stories.
Raphaël Confiant, one of the most famous
French Caribbean writer, offers a Creole fresco
in five volumes, which covers Martinique’s
history from 1900 to 2000.
We follow the Saint-Auberts’ story into a
colonial world which is marked by the slavery
traces and by the strength of republican role
models of a social class that is looking for
impose through instruction and political action.
Two volumes already available:
1st volume : November 2012 - 416 pages
2nd volume : Spring 2014 - 416 c. pages
Short stories from Creole Worlds
(Nouvelles du monde créole)
A teenager, Queen, in quest of her origins, hears her greatgrandmother’s
voice at night. It tells her in Creole her
woman life made of misery and toil at the time of “The
Great Disaster”, the revolt that has marked, in Martinique,
the awareness of the slaves’ situation and survival.
Cut off her origins, Queen is unfamiliar with this past, but
she lets this voice guide her and she enters into the revolt
movement called “bellies’ revolution”. Its partisans are in
quest of an identity, which has been stolen from them by
years of colonisation. Queen discovers her past, as so
many horizons formed by sorrow and feelings, by colours
that she wants to show. But how to express this story?
The Mazurka of Women
in Search of Love Affairs
(La mazurka perdue des femmes couresse)
Through this interlacing of women voices is developed a polyphonic novel, which
is in search of a language, a tone, a means of relating, of rebelling against the
official History – the one of the winner – and against the agreed blindness of most
of the people. Another voice, the “critical voice”, accompanies the story with
sociological, linguistic, and historical considerations.
Publication: October 2013 - Pages: 144 c.
This book gathers ten emblematic short stories from the
today Creole universe, by ten of its most memorable and
promising writers: Dominique Batraville (Haiti, 1962),
Charles-Henri Fargues (Martinique, 1960), Dany
Laferrière (Haiti, 1953), Dominique Lancastre
(Guadeloupe, 1958), Catherine Le Pelletier (French
Guyana, 1958), Mérine Céco (Martinique, 1970), Anique
Sylvestre (Martinique, 1946), Khal Torabully (Mauritius
island, 1956), Karen Lauréote (Martinique, 1987), without
forgetting Raphaël Confiant (Martinique, 1951), who is the
coordinator and preface writer of this anthology as well.
Publication: November 2013 - Pages: 260 c.
Notice of Funerals
(La mort fait mal)
On an autumn morning, the corpse of Fabrice Kerbrian,
alias “Fabulous Fab”, is found at the edge of a public
garden. The autopsy reveals that he has been shot at point
blank range with a bullet behind the head. Surprising fact,
the gun used by the murderer is a Japan gun from the
40’s. For which reasons has this heir from a regional press
empire – on the brink of a bankruptcy – been murdered?
And by who? A jealous husband – the man was a
runner –, any unhappy investors? Or does a ghost from
the past know about some heavy secrets of the Kerbrian
family? Under the pressure of a careerist procurer, the
policemen from the Criminal Investigation Department
follows up many leads…
When the commercial centre of a small country town is
destroyed by flames, the insurance company asks to Victor
Boudreaux – a former hammer thrower with an impressive
stature, now a private “psychopath and suffering from
migraines” detective – to find out the origin of the
Boudreaux – who lost his family in a fire and had sworn to
never again take charge of this sort of affairs –
nevertheless accepts the mission. Doesn’t he have any
affair to discuss with the little middle class of this town?
On site, he will make the acquaintance of Juliette
Baumann, a journalist who also weighs for the criminal
act. But their investigation interferes with the juicy
property scheming of some local bigwigs…
2013 - Pages: 304
2013 - Pages: 288
In the night of the Allies’ landing in Normandy (5th-6th
June 1944), Jean Leblanc keeps a watch on the German
officer Friedrich Wolf when he goes out of the Pigalle
cabaret to steal him an envelope. But the officer is shot
dead before his eyes by a man who runs away on a bike.
A young member of the Resistance, Paul Saltion, goes out
of a carriage door, picks the victim’s pockets, and takes
away the envelope that Leblanc wanted and that contains
the picture of a Velasquez’s painting, strategic
documents, and the list of conspirators who are preparing
an attack against Adolph Hitler.
While the thief is tracked by the Gestapo, the French
police, the underworld, and the Resistance, Leblanc, who
is working for a German collector who is in the service of
Goering, finally recognizes him among the extras of The
Devils envoys by Carné…
Publication: Sept. 2013
11th of November 1918. Léonie Rivière, a young war
widow who hopes to subsist by becoming a reporter,
encounters Edgar Prouville, a demobilised soldier
further to a wound. They quickly start a passionate affair
and Prouville, who is starting a career as painting
broker, stores at Léonie’s home, in Montparnasse, a
stock of artists’ canvas, of which he hopes it would have
a good rating: Modigliano, Picasso… But he disappears
and leaves his canvas. Helped by Norbert Rameau, a
photograph who was gassed in the front, Léonie will
investigate through the post-war years Montparnasse.
An investigation who will lead her to a quadruple
murder committed in spring 1917 on the Chemin des
2013 - Pages: 192
We are five years after Happiness in Five Letters. Chloé
is 20 years old, she now has a boyfriend, Benjamin, but
she still does not know what to do with her life.
Indeed, it is a pity that all has not become easier.
One would even say that the limits are shaky. Must we
always say all the truth to find happiness? Benjamin does
not want at all his parents to discover the existence of his
girlfriend, but why? And what is Sacha – Benjamin’s
brother – hidding? Concerning Marjolaine, she puts
herself in a difficult situation and will ask Chloé to take it
on in her place…
Among lies and daily little cowardice, life goes on until
reaching a climax that will blow up landmarks and
Happiness in Five Lies
(Le bonheur en 5 mensonges)
2013 - Pages: 208
“Mom is dead. A month ago, everything was fine. It had
only needed four weeks and bam, it was over.”
Chloe, fifteen years old, will learn how to live alone.
Well, not really alone. There’s Josephine, her big sister,
who becomes her legal guardian. There’s also Gaspard,
her brother who loves video games and operas. And let’s
not forget her father who lives in a hut in Polynesia with
his new wife, their four sons and their environmental
whims. And last but not least, Marjolaine, her best friend,
whose family is so perfect (especially if you don’t look
too closely at it)...
During five years, on the day of her mother’s death
anniversary, Chloé receives a letter entrusted to a
Happiness in Five Letters
(Le Bonheur en cinq lettres)
Kennedy or the Invention of Lie
(Kennedy ou l’invention du mensonge)
Publication: Nov. 2013
Pages: 320 c. Psychology
Cease Sacrificing Yourself, Start Thinking About You
(Se sacrifier, à quoi ça sert ?)
Publication: Sept. 2013
Love, affection, dependence, guilt, disappointment, afraid
of abandonment: emotional and love relationships are
formed by ambivalent feelings. The newborn baby’s
physical and psychological dependence evolves into an
emotional dependence in adulthood, and that sometimes
leads to sacrifice oneself to keep love for each other.
However it is essential to make a difference between love,
self-sacrifice, and renouncement that leads to frustration
By studying the different variants of sacrifice, within a
couple, a family, or in society, Gene Ricaud-François
reveals the unconscious schemes, the hidden benefits, the
collateral sufferings, and offers ways to free oneself from
this form of alienation.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy has been the first politician
invented by the new post-war dominating media – the
television – and modelled by marketing.
After his death, his legend has been carefully kept up by
his family, and then conveyed by historians. Though – his
obsession with women, his dangerous relations, the
misguided ways of his political opinion, the resources of
his rise to power – he represents all that America dislikes:
concealment, perjury, disloyalty, corruption.
Fifty years after his death, the mystery that is best hidden
from the American icon does not lie in his murder, but in a
realness completely occulted by the myth.
(La cuisine plaisir)
Publication: Sept. 2013 - Pages: 320
Publication: October 2013
Collor illustrations: 150
With this book, we discover a new way to eat fond of
food, with balanced meals, without any forbidden or
To make up with taste and be regaled without any guilty
feeling, Marie Borrel first reminds of all three principal
ideas: our health is in our plate, we have to learn how to
savour, our food is full of symbols and feelings.
Anti-stress, anti-cholesterol, anti-virus, anti-age, antidiabetes,
anti-tiredness, anti-insomnia food… Beyond
their tastes, all the foods have particular virtues. We have
to learn how to use them to improve our health.
This guide includes practical advice, tests and exercises.
Sweet and sour gherkins, stuffed carp,
minced liver, marinated herrings, veal in
jelly, “pikl fleysh”… As much typical
plates of Yiddish cook.
From first course to dessert, this
illustrated guide gathers 180 traditional
recipes, but also hand-turns and grandma
secrets. Specialities names appear in
Hebraic letters; at the end of the book, a
lexicon explains the main Yiddish
Blooming Sexuality in 15 Stages
(Sexualité épanouïe en 15 étapes)
Gourmet Steam Cooking in 15 Stages
(Cuisine vapeur gourmande en 15 étapes)
2013 - Pages: 160 c.
2013 - Pages: 160 c.
This guide offers a process at the heart of the physical and
emotional reality of the feminine sexuality.
In 15 progressive stages, the author suggests to better
understand the sexuality of every woman, by first
analysing her sexual experience, to then assimilate new
physical know-how. She also puts the emphasis on the
understanding of the cognitive mechanisms – knowledge,
believes, value judgements, thought systems… – that
restrain the access to pleasure. The emotional dimension
of sexuality also is tackled.
These benevolent advices, without any taboo or sham,
will help each woman to replace her body at the centre of
the experience of sexual excitation and delight.
This book is to enable every woman to put back sexuality
at the heart of her life.
What could be healthier than steam cooking? It respects
food and their nutrients, without the need of any fats. Into
the bargain, steam cleanses the contents of our plates by
taking away a part of polluting substances!
Steam cooking looks boring? It goes with diet and
convalescence? Not at all! Because steam also is the
cooking method which preserves products’ flavour best:
meats, poultries, fishes, crustaceans, vegetables, fruits; but
also herbs, or spices…
This book offers a 15-stepped process to become a “chef”
while having a good time…It first presents the numerous
benefits of steam cooking, then gives the key to success.
Finally 90 salty or sugary recipes throughout the book
reveals that health does not go with greed!
Secrets and Mysteries from Easter Island
(Mystères et secrets de l’Île de Pâques)
Gilles van Grasdorff
* * *
Publication: Sept. 2013
Originally a few hundred inhabitants lived alone to Mata-
Kite-Rani, the island where eyes look at stars. They are
alone but protected by the moai, limestone colossuses
standing facing the ocean.
On 6th April 1722, the Dutch sailor Jacob Roggeveen
lands on this island lost in the middle of the ocean. He is
at the origins of a legend that never ceased to develop and
that attracts on the island sailors, then missionaries,
colonists, and explorers. Nowadays, geographers,
ethnologists, and archaeologists succeed each other.
Gilles Van Grasdorff investigates on those who helped in
knowing better the Easter Island’s secrets and mentions
the recent discoveries on the moai.
Venise, Devils and Wonders (Venise, démons et merveilles) by Marc Alyn
Grace Kelly’s Last Night (La dernière nuit de Grace Kelly) by Bertrand Tessier
Allah’s Rebels (Les rebelles d’Allah) by Martine Gozlan
Rasputin, Prophet or Impostor? (Raspoutine, prophète ou imposteur ?) by Luc Mary
Publisher! (Editeur !) by Emile Brami
Detox Recipes in 15 Stages (Recettes detox en 15 étapes) by Marie Borrel
Secrets and Mysteries from Noah’s Ark by Gilles Van Grasdorff