Mark Haddon

  • L'odyssée du marsouin

    Mark Haddon

    Il était une fois, dans l'Angleterre du XXIe siècle, un homme qui, rendu fou de douleur par la mort de son épouse, tomba éperdument amoureux de leur fille.Il était une fois une jeune fille qui rêvait du prince charmant qui viendrait l'arracher à l'emprise délétère de son père. Il était une fois un jeune homme obligé de fuir pour échapper à la fureur meurtrière du père incestueux.C'est alors que les époques se télescopent, que le présent bascule dans le passé, que l'Angleterre actuelle s'efface devant la Grèce antique et que la réalité rejoint le mythe.En s'inspirant très librement de la pièce Périclès, prince de Tyr de Shakespeare, Mark Haddon nous offre un roman d'aventures ambitieux porté par des personnages inoubliables et déchirants.

  • Christopher a quinze ans. Il comprend les mathématiques et la théorie de la relativité. Ce qu'il ne comprend pas bien, ce sont les autres êtres humains. Il aime les listes, les plans et la vérité. Il déteste le jaune et le marron. Il n'est jamais allé plus loin que le bout de sa rue tout seul.
    Pourtant, lorsqu'il découvre le chien de sa voisine transpercé d'une fourche, il décide de partir à la recherche du meurtrier et de s'en inspirer pour écrire un roman policier. Mais son enquête va bouleverser le délicat équilibre de l'univers qu'il s'était construit...
    "Pour vous faire une idée de ce roman, pensez à des livres tels Le Bruit et la Fureur, L'Attrape-coeurs ou l'un des récits d'Oliver Sacks."New York Times

    "Une oeuvre exceptionnelle."Sunday Telegraph

    "Un écrivain empreint de sagesse et d'humour noir, doué d'une rare qualité de compassion. Un succès sans précédent." Ian McEwan

  • Enfermez pendant une semaine, dans un coin perdu du pays de Galles sous la pluie, toute une famille qui tente de se réconcilier... et vous obtiendrez la nouvelle comédie douce-amère du prodige Mark Haddon.

    Pour se réconcilier avec sa soeur Angela, Richard a l'idée saugrenue de l'inviter à passer des vacances au pays de Galles en compagnie de sa petite famille. Mais dans ce coin du bout du monde, il pleut sans discontinuer, le premier village est à des kilomètres, et les portables ne fonctionnent pas ! Quatre adultes, trois ados et un enfant, qui se connaissent à peine, se retrouvent coincés là pour une semaine.
    Jeux de société, conversations de circonstances, promenades... En apparence, la cohabitation semble bien se dérouler. Mais intérieurement, chacun rumine de vieux griefs. De toute part on fomente des alliances, des conquêtes et des trahisons... avant de prôner la réconciliation. Bref, le bonheur des vacances en famille.
    Une brillante comédie de moeurs, un regard irrésistible sur les relations familiales, où l'on retrouve la patte de l'auteur du Bizarre Incident du chien pendant la nuit.

  • From the bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Spot of Bother comes a superb book about family and secretsTwo families. Seven days. One house.Angela and her brother Richard have spent twenty years avoiding each other. Now, after the death of their mother, they bring their families together for a holiday in a rented house on the Welsh border. Four adults and four children. Seven days of shared meals, log fires, card games and wet walks.
    But in the quiet and stillness of the valley, ghosts begin to rise up. The parents Richard thought he had. The parents Angela thought she had. Past and present lovers. Friends, enemies, victims, saviours.Once again Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Spot of Bother, has written a novel that is funny, poignant and deeply insightful about human lives.

  • 'Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them'This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted.BACKSTORY: Meet the author and learn about the background to Christopher's story.

  • Over ten million copies sold'Outstanding...a stunningly good read' Observer'Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement... Wise and bleakly funny' Ian McEwan The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.

  • Anglais Boom!

    Mark Haddon

    Boom! Is a roller-coaster read with spaceships, spies and mortal danger!Jim and his best friend Charlie weren't looking for adventure, when they decided to bug the staffroom . . . But then they overhear their teachers speaking in a secret language and it's too late to turn back. And now they have to explain to the police, the headmistress and their parents where they've been for a whole week - without mentioning the aliens.

  • At fifty-seven, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels, listening to a bit of light jazz. Then Katie, his tempestuous daughter, announces that she is getting remarried, to Ray. Her family is not pleased - as her brother Jamie observes, Ray has 'strangler's hands'. Katie can't decide if she loves Ray, or loves the way he cares for her son Jacob, and her mother Jean is a bit put out by the way the wedding planning gets in the way of her affair with one of her husband's former colleagues. And the tidy and pleasant life Jamie has created crumbles when he fails to invite his lover, Tony, to the dreaded nuptials.Unnoticed in the uproar, George discovers a sinister lesion on his hip, and quietly begins to lose his mind.

  • Anglais Boom!

    Mark Haddon

    From the moment that Jimbo and his best friend Charlie bug the staff room and overhear two of their teachers speaking to each other in a secret language, they know that nothing is as it seems. But what does "spudvetch" mean, and why do Mr. Kidd's eyes flicker with fluroscent blue light when Charlie says it to him? Perhaps the teachers are bank robbers speaking in code; perhaps they're spies, or aliens. Whatever they are, Jimbo and Charlie know that there is a big adventure on its way: a nuclear-powered, one-hundred-tonne one, with reclining seats and a buffet car. And as it gains speed and begins to spin out of control, it can only end one way -- with a BOOM!
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • From the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    'Superbly gripping' Sunday Times
    'Terrifically compelling' Guardian
    'A brilliant collection' Daily MailAn expedition to Mars goes terribly wrong.
    A seaside pier collapses.
    A thirty-stone man is confined to his living room.
    One woman is abandoned on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean.
    Another woman is saved from drowning.
    Two boys discover a gun in a shoebox.
    A group of explorers find a cave of unimaginable size deep in the Amazon jungle.
    A man shoots a stranger in the chest on Christmas Eve.'The real redemption in these superbly gripping stories comes from their canny human detail, and the vivid, unsettling clarity they bring to our lives.' Sunday Times

  • In any 24 hours there might be sleeping, eating, kids, parents, friends, lovers, work, school, travel, deadlines, emails, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter, the news, the TV, Playstation, music, movies, sport, responsibilities, passions, desires, dreams.Why should you stop what you're doing and read a book?People have always needed stories. We need literature - novels, poetry - because we need to make sense of our lives, test our depths, understand our joys and discover what humans are capable of. Great books can provide companionship when we are lonely or peacefulness in the midst of an overcrowded daily life. Reading provides a unique kind of pleasure and no-one should live without it.In the ten essays in this book some of our finest authors and passionate advocates from the worlds of science, publishing, technology and social enterprise tell us about the experience of reading, why access to books should never be taken forgranted, how reading transforms our brains, and how literature can save lives. In any 24 hours there are so many demands on your time and attention - make books one of them.Carmen Callil Tim Parks
    Nicholas Carr Michael Rosen
    Jane Davis Zadie Smith
    Mark Haddon Jeanette Winterson
    Blake Morrison Dr Maryanne Wolf & Dr Mirit Barzillai

  • Virginia Woolf was one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. With her husband, Leonard Woolf, she started the Hogarth Press in 1917: the list ranged widely in fiction, poetry, politics and psychoanalysis, and published all Virginia Woolf's own work. Its first publication appeared in 2017: Two Stories, bound in bright Japanese paper, contained a short story from both Virginia and Leonard. Typeset and bound by Virginia, with illustrations by Dora Carrington, 134 copies were printed by Leonard using a small handpress installed in the dining room at Hogarth House, Richmond.To celebrate the 100th anniversary of 'Publication No. 1' this new edition of Two Stories takes the original text of Virginia's story, 'The Mark on the Wall' (with illustrations by Dora Carrington), and pairs it with a new story, 'St Brides Bay', by Mark Haddon, a lifelong reader of Virginia Woolf.TWO STORIES also includes a portrait of Virginia Woolf by Mark Haddon, and a short introduction from the publisher about the founding of the Press.