• Disquaire à Londres, Rob vient de se faire plaquer. À trente ans passés, il doit se rendre à l'évidence : s'il maîtrise le répertoire de Dylan, il n'a jamais rien compris aux femmes. Serait-il passé à côté de l'essentiel ? Depuis son premier flirt autour

  • Un mariage en dix actes

    Nick Hornby

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    Chaque semaine, Tom et Louise se retrouvent dans un pub londonien dix minutes avant leur session de thérapie de couple. Le choix du pub n'a rien d'anodin : il offre une vue imprenable sur la porte de la thérapeute et leur permet d'observer et de commenter allègrement les allées et venues des autres patients.
    Quarantenaires, mariés depuis des années, Tom et Louise pensaient leur couple stable et leur vie familiale sans vague... jusqu'à ce qu'un léger incident de parcours précipite le couple au bord de l'implosion. D'où leur décision de consulter, mais était-ce vraiment une bonne idée ?
    Autour d'un verre - ou deux - Tom et Louise n'esquivent aucun sujet (le mariage, le sexe, les enfants, la politique, le Brexit, le politiquement correct...) et rejouent en dix actes leur vie conjugale, faisant apparaître, avec humour et vivacité, les fissures de leur relation.
    Une dissection hilarante et terriblement perspicace d'un mariage ordinaire.
    Traduit de l'anglais par Christine Barbaste

  • Funny girl

    Nick Hornby

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    Dans les Swinging Sixties la nation tout entière est sous le charme de Sophie Straw, la nouvelle star de la comédie à succès de la BBC. Ça tombe bien, cette ancienne Miss Blackpool n'a qu'une ambition dans la vie : faire rire les gens. En studio comme à l'écran, l'équipe du feuilleton vit de grands moments. Les scénaristes, pour qui le genre comique est une religion, cachent tous deux un secret. Pur produit d'Oxbridge, le producteur est dévoué corps et âme à l'équipe en général et à Sophie en particulier. Quant à Clive, le premier rôle masculin, il a la tenace intuition que ce n'est qu'une parenthèse dans sa carrière... Lorsque la fi ction rejoint la réalité de trop près et que le scénario épouse les péripéties de la vie, chacun doit faire un choix. Continuer ou changer de chaîne ? Une défense et illustration de la pop culture et du ivertissement, pleine de fous rires et de tendresse. Traduit de l'anglais par Christine Barbaste « Hornby est une des voix les plus drôles et les plus subtiles de la fiction contemporaine. »  Chicago Tribune « Hornby est un écrivain qui ose tout, à la fois l'humour, l'intelligence et la générosité. »  The New York Times Book Review « Son roman le plus ambitieux. » The Times « Un roman poignant et plein d'esprit sur la comédie, les classes, les mutations sociales... sans doute son meilleur. »  The Irish Times « Une défense sincère et une illustration réussie de ce que le divertissement populaire peut accomplir. » The Daily Telegraph « Une lettre d'amour à la révolution culturelle de la TV des années 1960 et à quelques-uns des auteurs préférés de Hornby... Funny Girl est son roman le plus lumineux. » Metro « Sujet oblige, ce roman est plein de fous rires mais aussi plus profond qu'il n'y paraît. » The New York Times « Funny Girl ricoche allègrement, tel un caillou sur l'eau. Impossible à lâcher. » Newsweek

  • Carton jaune

    Nick Hornby

    A onze ans, Nick Hornby pénètre pour la première fois dans Highbury, l'antre du club d'Arsenal, à Londres. Saisi par les clameurs du stade et l'émotion de partager une passion avec son père, divorcé et absent, le petit Nick devient pratiquant de ce culte

  • Juliet, naked

    Nick Hornby

    À Gooleness, petite station balnéaire surannée du nord de l'Angleterre, Annie, la quarantaine sonnante, se demande ce qu'elle a fait des quinze dernières années de sa vie... En couple avec Duncan, dont la passion obsessionnelle pour Tucker Crowe, un ex-chanteur des eighties, commence sérieusement à l'agacer, elle s'apprête à faire sa révolution. Un pèlerinage de trop sur les traces de l'idole et surtout la sortie inattendue d'un nouvel album, Juliet, Naked, mettent le feu aux poudres. Mais se réveiller en colère après quinze ans de somnambulisme n'est pas de tout repos ! Annie est loin de se douter que sa vie, plus que jamais, est liée à celle de Crowe qui, de sa retraite américaine, regarde sa vie partir à vau-l'eau... Reste plus qu'à gérer la crise avec humour et plus si affinités...
    " Vous avez devant vous un auteur à son apogée... " The Times Magazine

  • Comme toujours encensé et acclamé par la critique, le nouvel opus de Nick Hornby n'a rien à envier aux précédents, et nous prouve que l'on peut rire de tout. À Londres, le soir du Nouvel An, Martin, Maureen, Jess et J.J. décident d'en finir avec la vie. Comble de malchance, ils se retrouvent sur le toit du même immeuble... D'abord surpris, ils sentent leur détermination laisser la place au doute. Les langues se délient, chacun raconte sa vie, ses déceptions. Et tandis que file la nuit, l'aube apporte au quatuor une planche de salut inespérée... " De loin, ça pourrait ressembler à un conte sinistre, mais Nick Hornby change tout ce qu'il touche en rire. Le résultat est aussi inattendu qu'hilarant. " Glamour Traduit de l'anglais par Nicolas Richard "Domaine étranger" créé par Jean-Claude Zylberstein

  • Rentier oisif, célibataire fier de son immaturité et séducteur invétéré, Will a une nouvelle idée de génie pour draguer : assister à des réunions de parents célibataires. Mais la rencontre décisive à laquelle va le mener ce stratagème sera en fait celle d'un gamin de douze ans, Marcus, son opposé absolu sur l'échelle du cool. Quand Will se goinfre de modernité, Marcus écoute des disques de baba et porte des vestes en mouton. L'un et l'autre ont pourtant un point commun qui va les rapprocher : leur solitude. Au travers des pérégrinations de cet improbable duo, Nick Hornby poursuit avec humour et sensibilité son exploration des ressorts de la masculinité.
    " L'ironie légendaire de Nick Hornby a laissé place à l'émotion. Et son talent ne se dément pas. " Éric Neuhoff, Figaro Madame Traduit de l'anglais par Christophe Mercier

  • La quarantaine passée, fatiguée par son métier harassant de médecin et un mariage qui a perdu toute saveur, Kate décide de demander le divorce. Dans l'espoir de la retenir, David, son mari, va alors changer radicalement : renouant avec ses idéaux de jeunesse, l'homme irascible devient un modèle de bonté, prêchant la redistribution des richesses et recueillant des SDF. Déstabilisée par ce changement soudain et ces initiatives aussi généreuses que maladroites, Kate se retrouve face à une situation inédite et explosive... À partir de quand est-on quelqu'un de bon et jusqu'où peut-on aller pour le rester ? Dans cette comédie aux mille facettes, Nick Hornby tacle le politiquement correct et interroge ce qui fait la solidité d'un couple.
    " Nick Hornby a un sens de la formule unique et le don de rendre comique des situations qui ne le sont pas du tout. " Olivia de Lamberterie, Elle Traduit de l'anglais par Isabelle Chapman

  • 31 songs

    Nick Hornby

    Comment expliquer les résonances que trouvent certains morceaux dans nos vies ? On savait depuis Haute Fidélité que Nick Hornby était un fan de musique pop. 31 songs nous le confirme sous forme d'un témoignage unique autour de ses trente et une chansons " favorites parmi les favorites ". Une véritable profession de foi où la musique pop s'élève au rang de religion...
    " Sous la forme d'une exégèse personnelle et débridée consacrée à ses chansons préférées, Nick Hornby décline une fois encore passion, humour et tendresse dans un style d'exception. " Frédéric Valion - Rolling Stone

  • C'est en bonne compagnie que Nick Hornby a mis l'humour à l'honneur ! Sous les plumes d'écrivains vedettes comme Helen Fielding, Irvine Welsh, Melissa Bank, Robert Harris ou Zadie Smith, douze voix content tour à tour leurs tribulations intimes : d'une matonne chargée de nourrir les condamnés à une femme coincée dans sa salle de bains en passant par les réflexions d'un chien, un recueil original et truculent qui renoue avec l'art de la conversation intérieure.
    " Une collection exemplaire... de la joie pure ! " The New York Times Traduit de l'anglais par Marie-Claire Pasquier

  • Speaking with the Angel is a collection of short stories, edited by Nick Hornby Hear the Prime Minister explain to the House why he did a runner from Greenford Park service station and hitched a lift with a fifteen-year-old girl, as imagined by Robert Harris. Listen to someone who has a small hostile creature in his room, as told by Roddy Doyle.

    Twelve voices, twelve completely new stories, narrated by twelve different characters. And all written by twelve of the most exciting and popular writers around: Robert Harris, Melissa Bank, Giles Smith, Patrick Marber, Colin Frith, Zadie Smith, Dave Eggers, Helen Fielding, Roddy Doyle, Irvine Welsh, John O'Farrell and Nick Hornby himself.

    This sparkling collection has been put together by bestselling novelist Nick Hornby, who also contributes an Introduction about TreeHouse, an organisation that offers a unique and pioneering approach to the education of children with autism. £1 will go to TreeHouse with every copy sold of Speaking with the Angel.

    Nick Hornby, who edited this collection, is best known for his brilliantly observed, comic novels About a Boy, How to be Good, A Long Way Down, Juliet, Naked, Slam and High Fidelity. His three works of non-fiction, 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award), Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree are also available from Penguin.

  • Now in paperback-The New York Times bestselling novel of rock 'n roll, super fandom, and love, by the beloved author of About a Boy and High Fidelity.
    Nick Hornby returns to his roots-music and messy relationships-in this funny and touching new novel which thoughtfully and sympathetically looks at how lives can be wasted but how they are never beyond redemption. Annie lives in a dull town on England's bleak east coast and is in a relationship with Duncan which mirrors the place; Tucker was once a brilliant songwriter and performer, who's gone into seclusion in rural America-or at least that's what his fans think. Duncan is obsessed with Tucker's work, to the point of derangement, and when Annie dares to go public on her dislike of his latest album, there are quite unexpected, life-changing consequences for all three.
    Nick Hornby uses this intriguing canvas to explore why it is we so often let the early promise of relationships, ambition and indeed life evaporate. And he comes to some surprisingly optimistic conclusions about the struggle to live up to one's promise.

  • A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby's hilarious bestseller about strangers and secrets 'Can I explain why I wanted to jump off the top of a tower block?' For disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp the answer's pretty simple: he has, in his own words, 'pissed his life away'. And on New Year's Eve he's going to end it all . . . but not, as it happens, alone. Because first single-mum Maureen, then eighteen-year-old Jess and lastly American rock-god JJ turn up and crash Martin's private party. They've stolen his idea - but brought their own reasons.

    Yet it's hard to jump when you've got an audience queuing impatiently behind you. A few heated words and some slices if cold pizza later and these four strangers are suddenly allies. But is their unlikely friendship a good enough reason to carry on living?

    Shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, A Long Way Down is a darkly hilarious and moving novel by bestselling author Nick Hornby. If you like Jonathan Coe, David Sedaris and David Nicholls, you will love this book.

    'A page-turning plot and rich, funny characters with several big laughs on every page. . . Hornby's best yet' Literary Review 'Hornby's best novel to date, impossible to put down. . . how can an examination of four people's anguish be so enthralling?' Ruth Rendell, Guardian 'Masterful. . . some of the finest writing, and some of the most outstanding characters I've ever had the pleasure of reading' Johnny Depp Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his comic, well-observed novels About a Boy, How to be Good, Juliet, Naked, Slam and High Fidelity. His three works of non-fiction, 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award), Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree are also available from Penguin.

  • 31 Songs is best-selling author Nicky Hornby's ultimate desert island disks Through thirty-one songs that he either loves or has loved, Nick Hornby tells us what music means to his life. These personal and passionate pieces - refreshingly free of pretension - are a celebration of the joy that certain songs have given him. Together with additional writings on music from his column in the new Yorker - seen in the UK for the first time - 31 Songs is for Hornby what many of us have always wanted: a soundtrack to accompany life.

    Winner of The National Book Critics Circle award, this funny and touchingly personal book, from the author of the million-copy number one bestseller About A Boy, is a must for music fans everywhere.

    'Original, well written and wholly lacking in pretension...as good a book about pop music as I have read in many years and the most accomplished of Hornby's books so far' Spectator 'Funny, provocative, immensely readable. It is not simply about music...it is about Hornby, and us, and about being alive. His enthusiasm is such that he makes me want to be a better listener - and I can offer no better compliment. A triumph' Tim Lott, Evening Standard 'Refreshing, candid, very moving. Reminds you why you loved music before you knew enough to explain your love away' Uncut Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his brilliantly observed comic books High Fidelity, How to be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award), Slam, Juliet, Naked and his autobiographical Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award). Also available from Penguin is The Complete Polysyllabic Spree, which shares his thoughts on books and writing.

  • How to be Good is Nick Hornby's hilarious bestselling novel on life, love and charity 'I am in a car park in Leeds when I tell my husband I don't want to be married to him any more. . . ' London GP Katie Carr always thought she was a good person. With her husband David making a living as 'The Angriest Man in Holloway', she figured she could put up with anything. Until, that is, David meets DJ Goodnews and becomes a good person too. A far-too-good person who starts committing crimes of charity like taking in the homeless and giving their kids' toys away. Suddenly Katie's feeling very bad about herself, and thinking that if charity begins at home, then maybe its time to move. . .

    This laugh-out-loud novel, from the bestselling author of About a Boy and High Fidelity, will have you gripped from start to finish and will appeal to fans of David Nicholls and Jonathan Coe, as well as readers in need of a moral compass everywhere.

    'Pins you in your armchair ad won't let go . . . How to be Good? How to be bloody marvellous, more like' Mail on Sunday 'It does exactly what it says on the cover. Hornby's prose is artful and effortless, his spiky wit as razored as a number-two cut' Independent 'The writing is so funny, and the set-pieces so brilliant...Hornby's best book since Fever Pitch' Lynn Truss, The Times Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his comic, well-observed novels About a Boy, A Long Way Down, Juliet, Naked, Slam and High Fidelity. His three works of non-fiction, 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award), Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree are also available from Penguin.

  • An Education is Nick Hornby's Oscar-nominated screenplay of Lynn Barber's life Based on Lynn Barber's extraordinary memoir, An Education is set in the early 1960s and tells the story of a sixteen-year-old English girl's encounter and relationship with a charming older man who is much more, and much less, than he says he is.

    Taking this strange story as his starting point, Nick Hornby has scripted an Oscar-nominated film, starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgraad, which is funny and shocking in equal measure - and which brilliantly captures a Britain emerging from the sleepy 50s and on the brink of a glittering new decade.

    Fans of British writing and cinema alike, from Brighton Rock to Atonement will enjoy this mesmerizing book.

    Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his comic, well-observed novels About a Boy, How to be Good, A Long Way Down, Juliet, Naked, Slam and High Fidelity. His three works of non-fiction, 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award), Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree are also available from Penguin.

  • Fever Pitch is Nick Hornby's million-copy-selling, award-winnning football classic 'I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring. . . ' For many people watching football is mere entertainment, to some it's more like a ritual; but to others, its highs and lows provide a narrative to life itself. For Nick Hornby, his devotion to the game has provided one of few constants in a life where the meaningful things - like growing up, leaving home and forming relationships, both parental and romantic - have rarely been as simple or as uncomplicated as his love for Arsenal.

    Brimming with wit and honesty, Fever Pitch, winner of the William Hill Sports book of the Year, catches perfectly what it really means to be a football fan - and in doing so, what it means to be a man. It sits side the very finest football classics of the last twenty five years, from The Damned United by David Peace to A Life Too Short by Ronald Reng, but it is ultimately a book that defies categorization and can be enjoyed by all.

    'A spanking 7-0 away win of a football book. . . inventive, honest, funny, heroic, charming' Jim White, Independent 'Funny, wise and true' Roddy Doyle 'Hornby has put his finger on truths that have been unspoken for generations. Furthermore, he writes beautifully. A damn good read. Buy it' Tom Humphries, Irish Times Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his comic, well-observed novels About a Boy, High Fidelity, How to be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award), Slam and Juliet, Naked. His two additional works of non-fiction, 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree are also available from Penguin.

  • About a Boy is Nick Hornby's comic and heart-warming million-copy bestseller 'How cool was Will Freeman?' Too cool! At thirty-six, he's as hip as a teenager. He's single, child-free, goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear. He's also f

  • Stuff I've Been Reading by Nick Hornby - the bestselling novelist's rich, witty and inspiring reading diary 'Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,' Nick Hornby tells us. And in this new collection of his columns from the Believer magazine he shows us

  • The Complete Polysyllabic Spree is Nick Hornby's wickedly funny journey through reading This is not a book of reviews. This not a book that sneers at other books. This is a book about reading - about enjoying books wherever and however you find them.

    Ni

  • Anglais Funny Girl

    Nick Hornby

    Funny Girl - the much-anticipated new novel by Nick Hornby, the million-copy bestselling author of About a Boy Make them laugh, and they're yours forever . . .
    It's the swinging 60s and the nation is mesmerized by unlikely comedy star Sophie Straw, the former Blackpool beauty queen who just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball.

    Behind the scenes, the cast and crew are having the time of their lives. But when the script begins to get a bit too close to home, and life starts imitating art, they all face a choice.

    The writers, Tony and Bill, comedy obsessives, each harbour a secret. The Oxbridge-educated director, Dennis, loves his job but hates his marriage. The male star Clive, feels he's destined for better things. And Sophie Straw, who's changed her name and abandoned her old life, must decide whether to keep going, or change the channel.

    Nick Hornby's new novel is about popular culture, youth and old age, fame, class and teamwork. It offers a wonderfully captivating portrait of youthful exuberance and creativity, and of a period when both were suddenly allowed to flourish. Fans of Hornby will love this book, as will readers of David Nicholls, Mark Haddon and William Boyd.

    Nick Hornby is the author of five bestselling novels (High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down and Juliet, Naked), a novel for young adults, Slam, and four works of acclaimed non-fiction: Fever Pitch, 31 Songs, The Complete Polysyllabic Spree and Stuff I've Been Reading. A Long Way Down, About a Boy, High Fidelity and Fever Pitch have all been made into major films. He also wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-nominated An Education, and is currently writing screenplays for Cheryl Strayed's Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, and Colm Toibin's Brooklyn.

  • Anglais Slam

    Nick Hornby

    The #1 New York Times bestseller now in paperback.
    For 16-year-old Sam, life is about to get extremely complicated. He and his girlfriend--make that ex-girlfriend-- Alicia have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. Sam is suddenly forced to grow up and struggle with the familiar fears and inclinations that haunt us all.
    Nick Hornbys poignant and witty novel shows a rare and impressive understanding of human relationships and what it really means to be a man.
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  • High Fidelity is Nick Hornby's hilarious and heart-breaking first novel bestsellerDo you know your desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups?Rob does. He keeps a list, in fact. But Laura isn't on it - even though she's just become his latest ex. He's got his life back, you see. He can just do what he wants when he wants: like listen to whatever music he likes, look up the girls that are on his list, and generally behave as if Laura never mattered. But Rob finds he can't move on. He's stuck in a really deep groove - and it's called Laura. Soon, he's asking himself some big questions: about love, about life - and about why we choose to share ours with the people we do.A million-copy bestseller, and adapted into a 2000 film starring John Cusack, High Fidelity explores the world of break-ups, make-ups and what it is to be in love. This astutely observed and wickedly funny book will be enjoyed by readers of David Nicholls and William Boyd, and by generations of readers to come.'It will give enormous pleasure at the same time as expanding in a small but worthwhile way, the range of English literature' Independent on Sunday'Leaves you believing not only in the redemptive power of music but above all the redemptive power of love. Funny and wise, sweet and true' Independent'A triumphant first novel. True to life, very funny and moving' Financial Times

  • Anglais Pray

    Nick Hornby

    Pray is bestselling author Nick Hornby's extraordinary account of an astonishing season 'That is why there is NOTHING better than sport' Kevin Pietersen The 2011-12 Premier League season finished on an afternoon so extraordinary that it prompted Kevin Pietersen's tweet. Yet this was just the climax of an incredible season. By May fans of most clubs had been enthralled, appalled, depressed, elated, shocked and enraged. Along the way football had somehow managed to encompass politics, high finance, the law and matters of life and death.

    Beginning with the weekend of 28 August when the Man Utd demolition of Arsenal 8-2 and the Man City demolition of Spurs 5-1 showed what was to come, he concentrates on a number of games whose significance went beyond the immediate result: the October games with alleged rascist incidents, the fairy-tale return of Thierry Henry, the collapse of Fabrice Muamba, the Carling Cup Final where Liverpool's victory only served to point up the club's problems, the unusual (but increasingly more common) 4-4 draw between Man Utd and Everton...

    It was a season of tumultuous incident and enormous entertainment, a season more glorious than most. Read all about it, and relive it, here, from the award-winning author of the football classic Fever Pitch.

    Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his comic, well-observed novels High Fidelity, How to be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award), Slam and Juliet, Naked. His three works of non-fiction, 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award), Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree are also available from Penguin.

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