Pearce

  • Beaucoup de personnes ont du mal à mobiliser leurs souvenirs, qu'il s'agisse du repas de la veille ou d'une liste de courses ou d'un événement bien plus reculé dans le temps - rien de plus normal au regard de toutes les informations que nous recevons et traitons quotidiennement. Dans cet ouvrage innovant, découvrez un programme de 26 semaines pour vous assurer que votre mémoire ne vous laisse plus jamais tomber. 
    o182 exercices chronométrés mobilisant les 4 types de mémoires et la concentration ;
    o 4 niveaux de difficulté pour une véritable progression ;
    o Des techniques de mémorisation imparable à appliquer au quotidien.

  • Chaque jour, le cerveau doit traiter des informations de toute sorte, et on ne peut plus s'étonner du stress et de la fatigue mentale ressentie pendant les périodes d'angoisse.  Dans cet ouvrage innovant, découvrez un programme de 26 semaines pour vous aider à surmonter la pression mentale et rendre votre cerveau plus performant : concentration, lucidité, mémorisation, créativité, et bien plus encore !
    o 182 exercices chronométrés mobilisant les 3 piliers cérébraux
    o 4 niveaux de difficultés pour une véritable progression
    o Des techniques et des conseils pour améliorer vos fonctions cérébrales
     

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    Chère Mrs Bird

    A. J. Pearce

    • Belfond
    • 5 Avril 2018

    Dans la droite lignée du Cercle littéraire des amateurs d'épluchures de patates, un premier roman plein de charme et d'humour british, véritable ode à l'amitié, à la générosité et au courage des femmes pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.
    Londres, 1941.
    À vingt-quatre ans, Emmy n'a qu'un rêve : devenir reporter de guerre. Un rêve qui semble sur le point de se réaliser lorsque la jeune femme décroche un poste au
    London Evening Chronicles. Enfin, Emmy va pouvoir entrer dans le vif du sujet, partir sur le front, se faire un nom au fil de la plume ! Las, c'est un poste d'assistante à la rédaction du magazine féminin
    Women's Day qui lui est offert.
    La mission d'Emmy : répondre aux courriers des lectrices adressés à Mrs Bird, la rédactrice en chef du journal. Mais attention, la terrifiante Mrs Bird est très stricte, et seules les demandes les plus vertueuses se verront offrir une réponse expéditive dans le poussiéreux journal. Un cas de conscience pour la jeune journaliste qui refuse de laisser ses concitoyennes en mal d'amour et de soutien amical, errer dans les limbes en raison du diktat imposé par une vieille conservatrice bon teint. Et Emmy a un plan pour outrepasser l'autorité de Mrs Bird...
    Alors que la ville sombre peu à peu sous les bombes, Emmy va mettre sa carrière en jeu pour venir en aide aux femmes restées seules à l'arrière. L'heure de la résistance féminine a sonné !

  • Cet ouvrage est un programme d'entraînement cérébral complet, qui vous fera travailler, à raison de 7 minutes par jour, toutes les zones de votre cerveau.
    Mémoire visuelle, mémoire eidétique, capacité de raisonnement, mémoire à long terme ou mémoire immédiate, chaque exercice cible plus particulièrement l'une de vos facultés cognitives.
    Et si en débutant votre cerveau vous semble ramolli n'ayez crainte  : après 365 jours de séances quotidiennes de sport cérébral, vos méninges retrouveront une 2e jeunesse.
    Le manuel de gym pour des neurones en forme !

  • Ce personnage immortel parcourt depuis 1947 l'histoire de l'ouest américain. Il y a rencontré des personnages célèbres (Jesse James, Calamity Jane, Billy the Kid, Sarah Bernhardt...). Lucky Luke est l'homme des missions impossibles, le défenseur des pauvres, des veuves et des orphelins, bref le parfait héros ! Son cheval, Jolly Jumper, est un parfait compagnon de ce "poor lonesome cowboy". Les frères Dalton se dressent perpétuellement sur le chemin de Lucky Luke ce qui permet à ce dernier de les poursuivre continuellement et de les confier à la justice. Autre personnage traditionnel de la série : Rantanplan, le chien le plus bête du farwest.

    Lucky Luke est, avec Astérix et Tintin, le plus célèbre personnage de l'histoire de la BD : cette série, accessible à tous, est devenu un mythe grâce à Morris et Goscinny. Ce personnage a fait l'essentiel de sa formidable carrière dans les pages de SPIROU, PILOTE et LE JOURNAL DE LUCKY LUKE. Une exploitation merchandising et audiovisuelle (dont aux États-Unis) a permis d'introduire Lucky Luke auprès d'une très large couche de la population et auprès de plusieurs générations de lecteurs. A noter qu'après la disparition de Goscinny, plusieurs scénaristes ont travaillé sur la série : Vicq, De Groot, Fauche et Léturgie, Lodewijk, Lo Hartog Van Banda et Vidal. Une partie des albums de Lucky Luke sont édités aux éditions Dupuis. Tous les autres albums sont édités chez Lucky Comics.

  • Ce personnage immortel parcourt depuis 1947 (44 ans !) l'histoire de l'ouest américain. Il y a rencontré des personnages célèbres (Jesse James, Calamity Jane, Billy the Kid, Sarah Bernhardt...). Lucky Luke est l'homme des missions impossibles, le défenseur des pauvres, des veuves et des orphelins, bref le parfait héros ! Son cheval, Jolly Jumper, est un parfait compagnon de ce poor lonesome cowboy. Les frères Dalton se dressent perpétuellement sur le chemin de Lucky Luke ce qui permet à ce dernier de les poursuivre continuellement et de les confier à la justice. Autre personnage traditionnel de la série : Rantanplan, le chien le plus bête du farwest qui a vécut de façon autonome 2 albums. Lucky Luke est, avec Astérix et Tintin, le plus célèbre personnage de l'histoire de la BD : cette série, accessible à tous, est devenu un mythe grâce à Morris et Goscinny. Ce personnage a fait l'essentiel de sa formidable carrière dans les pages de SPIROU, PILOTE et LE JOURNAL DE LUCKY LUKE. Une exploitation merchandising et audiovisuelle (dont aux États-Unis) a permis d'introduire Lucky Luke auprès d'une très large couche de la population et auprès de plusieurs générations de lecteurs. A noter qu'après la disparition de Goscinny, plusieurs scénaristes ont travaillé sur la série : Vicq, De Groot, Fauche et Léturgie, Lodewijk, Lo Hartog Van Banda et Vidal. L'essentiel des albums se trouvent chez Dupuis et Dargaud., la nouveauté chez Lucky Productions.

  • Kid Luck, still travelling with Old Timer, arrives in Mushroom City.
    After months in the wild, they're both glad to find a place where
    they can have some fun! While the old gold miner has every intention
    to enjoy himself, though, he immediately sends Luke ... straight to
    school! A horrible sentence for the young cowboy-in-the-making, who
    is about to meet a quartet of already nasty little brats, and a
    /> pistolero with somewhat ... flexible morals!

  • Pip est sur un petit nuage quand elle apprend qu'un rassemblement d'animaux magiques aura lieu en ville, avec notamment une grande parade de licornes.
    Mais quand elle se retrouve chargée d'entraîner Régent Maximus, une licorne trouillarde, elle fait moins la maligne.
    Trouvera-t-elle le moyen de rassurer l'animal ? La tâche s'avère d'autant plus difficile qu'un mystérieux tricheur cherche à saboter le concours.
    Avec l'aide de son inséparable ami Tomas, Pip aura besoin de toute son imagination pour sauver la parade.

  • We all know Lucky Luke, the man who shoots faster than his own shadow. But even he was once a child, and back then he was already having grand adventures in the Old West! The young boy is travelling with an old, grumpy, alcoholic prospector in search of gold, when a conflict with the local Indian tribe leads to kidnapping - and he now finds himself the adopted son of a nagging native mother!

  • Naviguant entre l'Afrique du Sud et l'Angleterre, le passé et le présent, un premier roman bouleversant admirablement écrit. De rebondissement en rebondissement, il dénoue les fils de relations familiales et d'émotions complexes, révélant les ravages de l'apartheid et de son héritage. Le Cap, Afrique du Sud. Gini réchappe d'un accident de voiture dans lequel Simon, son amant, a trouvé la mort. De retour à Londres, elle découvre qu'elle attend un enfant, et entamera un long processus de reconstruction qu'une amnésie partielle rend d'autant plus difficile. Gini se retrouve seule pour la naissance de son bébé, mais aussi pour faire face aux fantômes qui la hantent, aux conséquences des secrets et des mensonges qui entourent la mort de son frère, Gabe.
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  • Sisters red

    Jackson Pearce

    Scarlett March ne vit que pour chasser les Fenris, les loup-garous sanguinaires qui ont attaqué sa famille sept ans plus tôt, et marqué à jamais son visage. Ce jour-là, Scarlett a sauvé sa soeur Rosie, qu'elle protège depuis. Mais si Scarlett est une guerrière, Rosie rêve d'une existence plus facile, où les loups ne rôderaient pas dans le noir et où elle serait libre. Jusqu'au jour où Rosie tombe amoureuse de Silas, le seul à connaître le secret des soeurs March. Silas voudrait offrir à Rosie la vie normale qu'elle désire. Mais peut-elle abandonner Scarlett et la traque des Fenris ?
    À partir de 13 ans.
    « Le meilleur livre de l'année : plein d'imagination, intelligent, bouillonnant. Si vous aimez les histoires d'amour brûlantes, les mauvais garçons et les héroïnes qui n'ont pas froid aux yeux, ce livre est pour vous ! » Becca Fitzpatrick, auteur de Hush Hush
    « Le conte de fées prend un virage moderne avec cette histoire de deux soeurs courageuses, de loups mortels et d'amour impossible. » Melissa Marr, auteur de Ne jamais tomber amoureuse.
    « Haletant, effrayant, romantique, ce livre est inoubliable. » Claudia Gray, auteur de Evernight

  • A suspected terrorist is frisked for explosives on the Embankment. Operators do this so skilfully he remains completely unaware... In New Scotland Yard a new brand of manager fails to deal with escalating threats - 'aggressive indecision' is what Detective Chief Inspector John Kerr calls it... He discovers that cocaine-fuelled sex parties in Knightsbridge are pulling in businessmen, Russian diplomats and senior members of the British government... When Kerr's investigations are blocked by his bosses in Scotland Yard, he decides to go it alone and begins to expose a cover-up that extends to all levels of the British Establishment. Agent of the State is the first novel by Roger Pearce, a former Special Branch officer at New Scotland Yard who rose to become its Commander and a key player in Whitehall's intelligence network. It is an authentic account of the way the British intelligence services work at all levels and of the hypocrisy of the British establishment.

  • This remarkable book opens at the dawn of the British Empire - with the great sea battle at Quiberon Bay where French ships, intended for the 1759 invasion of Britain, are chased, caught and defeated by a fleet commanded by Admiral Sir Edward Hawke. In this momentous victory Britain effectively settled the outcome of the Seven Years' War and established itself as the world's dominant imperial power.At the heart of the conflict with France was William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham and Britain's future Prime Minister. Weaving together military history and political biography Edward Pearce provides a portrait of the man 'with an eye like a diamond' - a man who had close ties with the slave trade and who preached war and British supremacy on a world stage. Alongside detailed descriptions of battles in Europe and North America we follow Pitt's career as a politician - one that was closely intertwined with General James Wolfe at Quebec; American independence; the slow mind of George III and the quick one of the rake and outsider John Wilkes.Edward Pearce scrutinises the real man at the heart of the historical events and mystique surrounding the legacy of Pitt the Elder, to present a rounded and masterful portrait of arguably the most powerful minister ever to guide Britain's foreign policy and of an age which marked a new epoch in history, when the balance of power in Europe and the world was set for almost two centuries.

  • The story of Scarlett and Rosie March, two highly-skilled sisters who have been hunting Fenris (werewolves) - who prey on teen girls - since Scarlett lost her eye years ago while defending Rosie in an attack. Scarlett lives to destroy the Fenris, and she and Rosie lure them in with red cloaks (a colour the wolves can't resist), though Rosie hunts more out of debt to her sister than drive. But things seem to be changing. The wolves are getting stronger and harder to fight, and there has been a rash of news reports about countless teenage girls being brutally murdered in the city. Scarlett and Rosie soon discover the truth: wolves are banding together in search of a Potential Fenris - a man tainted by the pack but not yet fully changed. Desperate to find the Potential to use him as bait for a massive werewolf extermination, the sisters move to the city with Silas, a young woodsman and long time family friend who is deadly with an axe. Meanwhile, Rosie finds herself drawn to Silas and the bond they share not only drives the sisters apart, but could destroy all they've worked for.

  • Anglais The Land Grabbers

    Pearce Fred

    Reveals the land grab taking place around the world and how corporate and governmental promises about the benefits of development are masking environmental and social destruction and the transfer of wealth out of host countries.

  • Written using Donn Pearce's own experiences of working on a Florida chain gang, Cool Hand Luke is the classic tale of a quiet hero who refused to conform. Forced into a chain gang after a controversial career in the army, Lucas Jackson's outsized feats range from bizarre acts of gluttony and gambling - betting a fellow inmate he can eat 50 eggs - to harrowing escape attempts. Luke's acts of defiance and his refusal to 'git his mind right' soon make him a legend among his fellow convicts - a symbol of hope in a cruel regime designed to break a man's body and spirit. The original rebel, Luke's anti-hero personality makes him one of the seminal non-conformists - born to lose, but full of dignity. Cool Hand Luke was turned into a film in 1967, the year after its initial publication, starring Paul Newman. The screenplay, scripted by Donn Pearce himself, was nominated for an Academy Award.

  • Anglais Reform!

    Edward Pearce

    There may be a civil war, starting in the Midlands. The Birmingham garrison have rough-sharpened their swords and barricades have gone up in the town. Wellington is trying to form a government without a majority. The Duke says 'The English people are usually quiet; if not, there are ways of making them.' These are the Days of May, High Summer of English Reform. The new Whig government has staggered everyone with a reform bill more drastic than all expectations, one to wipe out rotten boroughs and enfranchise industrial towns. It has passed the Commons, been thrown out by the Lords, then, in an election, is massively endorsed. Now in May 1832, the Lords are again blocking it. Political unions formed to promote reform are denounced for Jacobinism and revolution. One Tory, John Croker, hopes that 'the coming revolutionary regime' will let Princess Victoria 'live quietly as Miss Guelph'. King William IV, influenced by the Court and Queen Adelaide, refuses to make new peers; stalemate may turn into street fighting. The struggle is recorded here. The players, painted vividly, speak in their own voices from 170-year-old Hansards: the radicals, Cobbett and Hunt; the Ultras, Wetherell and Eldon, resisting all reform; Lord Chancellor Brougham, drunk and brilliant in a great speech; Lord Alport, who manages the nightmare legislative struggle, tempted by suicide; a mad backbencher demanding a day of fasting and penitence. Here too are the riots and the quiet politics of British constitutional reform. The outcome - the 1832 Act - is the most important event in the last 300 years of parliamentary history.

  • Charles Greville (1794-1865) made his first occasional diary entries in 1814, but the diary only became a regular habit in the mid-1820s, continuing with occasional breaks, about which he is self-reproachful, through the reigns of George IV, William IV and Victoria. Finally, in 1860, after shaking his head over the worrying triumphs of Garibaldi, he closed it, once and for all. The grandson of a duke, Greville looked with a level and scornful eye upon royalty. George was 'the most worthless dog that ever lived'; William 'the silliest old gentleman in his own dominions, but what can be expected of a man with a head like a pineapple?' The diaries roused Queen Victoria - 'an odd woman' - from the lethargy of her widowhood.She spoke of Greville's 'indiscretion, indelicacy, ingratitude toward friends, betrayal of confidence and shameful disloyalty'.Greville's circle included Talleyrand, Wellington, Macaulay, Sydney Smith, Princess Lieven, Lord Grey, Melbourne, Guizot and Disraeli, as well as 'jockeys, bookmakers and blackguards'.As Clerk of the Privy Council, Greville works for a compromise on the Reform Bill.He witnesses Covent Garden theatre burning down.His closest friend, Lord De Ros, is caught cardsharping. Visiting Balmoral, he finds Albert and Victoria living 'not merely like small gentlefolks, but like very small gentlefolks'. When cholera comes, he writes laconically of 'Mrs Smith, young and beautiful, taken ill while dressing for Church and dead by nightfall.' Not a chatterbox, Charles Greville brilliantly assembles everyone else's chatter. This is the intelligent voice of another age, an uneasy aristocrat catching history on the turn and looking dubiously at the future.

  • The year 1721 has many splendours: great houses built by William Kent, fine pictures and the fruits of commerce. But there are also thirteen public hanging days a year, drunkenness is endemic, organised crime rampages through the streets. And politics are ferocious. Only a generation earlier, The Pretender failed to take the Crown; the new King is cursed as a damned foreigner; James's followers - the Jacobites - conspire and are persecuted; the South Sea Bubble collapses.Robert Walpole, once imprisoned for financial chicanery, assumes political control and becomes 'Prime Minister'. He personally detects a Jacobite plot, is dismissed in 1727 on the death of George I, recruits the new King's clever wife, Caroline, and bounces cheerfully back. Coarse, corrupt and cynical, Walpole dominates King, Parliament and Government until 1742. This is Mr Worldywiseman, keeping England out of war for twenty years and setting up a stable and growing economy. All politics of a kind we can recognise today begin with Robert Walpole. And here, in Edward Pearce's elegant book, he is brought vividly back to life.

  • The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Ever wondered if declaring support for fair-trade and then chucking Kenyan beans from your shopping trolley to reduce food miles really added up? Or whether the women in Bangladeshi sweatshops really want you to stop buying the clothes from their sewing machines? Or how the system works when you dump stuff but never buy from a charity shop? While none of us should stop trying, it was never easy being green. Mindful of his footprint, Fred goes in search of the source of the cotton in his shirt, the prawns in his curry and the people who grew, mined or made all his stuff in an attempt to discover the true story behind our everyday things. This compelling story of his travels moves green thinking on to a new, more sophisticated plane.

  • Can an unlikely Vegas marriage turn into something more?

    When fashion designer Lauren Redstone gets drunk in Las Vegas to celebrate a successful deal, she does something very impulsive: she bumps into a tall, drawling cowboy called Grayson, sleeps with him and then marries him the same day. Sober the next morning,she flees the hotel room and tries to renage on the arrangement. But Grayson refuses to play ball, insisting she gives their unlikely coupling a chance out on his ranch where she can get to know the stranger she married. And in return, he agrees to spend an equal amount of time in her high society Californian world.

    But as the couple fall for one another in these wildly different environments, it seems both Lauren's controlling father, and Grayson's jealous ex, will have much to say about the success or failure of the relationship.

    A Rouge X title - red-hot romance just got steamier!

  • Anglais One Man's Odyssey

    Ian Pearce

    Dr Ian Pearce is one of the foremost cancer specialists and is best known for his unorthodox treatment and pioneering work.Author of The Gate of Healing, Dr Pearce now writes an account of his personal spiritual journey which has led him away from the conventional, orthodox establishment point of view. A spiritual journey which has been responsible for sending him out on his mission of healing and holistic care.An inspirational, deeply profound work from a truly great man.

  • When people are told they have cancer, they are apt to feel shocked, angry and frightened. They usually still have the idea that they have 'caught' a fatal disease, and, unless it has been found early on, that they will inevitably slip towards death within a measurable period of a few years or even a few months. Furthermore, most patients still think that only the doctors can help them, and tend to assume that even this help is regrettably limited. For most patients have not yet heard of a very different idea about the nature of cancer and its cure, which is now gaining ground.You have been told that you have cancer. There is a great deal you can do to help yourself. You have a good chance of reversing your cancer. Take courage!No one can promise a cure. What can be said is that a growing number of people have pulled themselves round by the methods described in this book, taking responsibility for their health upon themselves. This is not an alternative to orthodox therapy; it is complementary to it, and greatly enhances its effects. It is extending orthodox therapy into areas which it does not usually reach at present.You can improve the quality of your life, and give the restorative healing forces a better chance to accomplish their task.So get started on it right away.

  • Climate change is not a matter of gradually increasing temperatures. New scientific findings about how our planet works show that it does not do gradual change. Under pressure, it lurches into another mode of operation. Man-made global warming is on the verge of unleashing unstoppable planetary forces. Biological and geological monsters are being woken, and they will consume us. Virtually overnight Nature's revenge will be sudden and brutal, like a climatic tsunami sweeping across the globe. No question, we are the last generation to live with any kind of climatic stability.
    In this impassioned report, Fred Pearce travels the world on the story to end them all. Most troubling, while visiting the places where the action may start: deep in the Amazon, high in the Arctic and among the bogs of Siberia, he uncovers the first signs that nature's revenge is already under way.

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