• Vous ne trouverez pas ici le résumé de ce livre car il est important de le découvrir sans savoir de quoi il parle.
    On dira simplement qu'il s'agit de l'histoire du jeune bruno que sa curiosité va mener à une rencontre de l'autre côté d'une étrange barrière. une de ces barrières qui séparent les hommes et qui ne devraient pas exister.

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  • Cyril n'est pas « un vrai Avery » et il ne le sera jamais du moins, c'est ce que lui répètent ses parents, Maude et Charles. Mais s'il n'est pas un vrai Avery, qui est-il ? Né d'une fille-mère bannie de la communauté rurale irlandaise où elle a grandi, devenu fils adoptif des Avery, un couple dublinois aisé et excentrique, Cyril se forge une identité au gré d'improbables rencontres et apprend à lutter contre les préjugés d'une société irlandaise où la différence et la liberté de choix sont loin d'être acquises.

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  • À l'aube de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Pierrot vit à Paris avec ses parents, ignorant tout des nazis. Devenu orphelin, il est envoyé chez sa tante, en Allemagne, dans une maison au sommet d'une montagne. Ce n'est pas une maison ordinaire: le Berghof est la résidence d'Adolf Hitler. Pierrot va découvrir là un autre monde, fascinant et monstrueux.

    Après «Le garçon en pyjama rayé» qui a bouleversé des millions de lecteurs dans le monde, John Boyne nous raconte le destin troublant d'un autre garçon face à l'horreur nazie.

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  • L'audacieux monsieur Swift

    John Boyne

    • Lattes
    • 26 Février 2020

    Dans un hôtel berlinois, Maurice Swift rencontre par hasard le célèbre romancier Erich Ackerman qui lui confie son lourd passé, et lui permet de devenir l'auteur qu'il a toujours rêvé d'être.
    Quelques années plus tard, Maurice Swift s'est enfin fait un nom ; il a désormais besoin de nouvelles sources d'inspiration. Peu importe où il trouve ses histoires, à qui elles appartiennent, tant qu'elles contribuent à son ascension vers les sommets.
    Des histoires qui le rendront célèbre, mais qui le conduiront aussi à mentir, emprunter, voler. Ou pire encore, qui sait ?
    Roman troublant des ambitions démesurées, L'Audacieux Monsieur Swift raconte combien il est facile d'avoir le monde à ses pieds si l'on est prêt à sacrifier son âme.

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  • 28 juillet 1914. Le jour où la guerre éclate, le père d'Alfie promet qu'il ne s'engagera pas. Et rompt sa promesse le lendemain. Quatre ans plus tard, Alfie ignore où il se trouve. Est-il en mission secrète comme le prétend sa mère ? Alfie veut retrouver son père. La Première Guerre mondiale vue à travers le regard d'un jeune garçon. Une aventure bouleversante.

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  • THE HEART''S INVISIBLE FURIES

    John Boyne

    The Richard and Judy Bookclub pick that readers are falling in love with.


    'It's been a long time since I read anything so compelling and satisfying. At times, incredibly funny, at others, heartrending' - Sarah Winman, author of Tin Man Forced to flee the scandal brewing in her hometown, Catherine Goggin finds herself pregnant and alone, in search of a new life at just sixteen. She knows she has no choice but to believe that the nun she entrusts her child to will find him a better life.

    Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or so his parents are constantly reminding him. Adopted as a baby, he's never quite felt at home with the family that treats him more as a curious pet than a son. But it is all he has ever known.

    And so begins one man's desperate search to find his place in the world. Unspooling and unseeing, Cyril is a misguided, heart-breaking, heartbroken fool. Buffeted by the harsh winds of circumstance towards the one thing that might save him from himself, but when opportunity knocks, will he have the courage, finally, take it?

    Winner of the 2018 Glass Bell Award for standout storytelling.

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  • Le secret de Tristan Sadler

    John Boyne

    Norwich, septembre 1919. Pour Tristan Sadler, 21 ans, la guerre n'est pas terminée. Deux années dans la boue, dans le sang, ce qu'il a vu, ce qu'il a fait... Mais l'amitié, aussi. Et le souvenir de William, son compagnon de tranchées, tombé au champ du déshonneur.
    Aujourd'hui, il vient solder une dette. Rendre à Marian, la soeur du disparu, les lettres qu'elle lui écrivait. Faire la part de la lâcheté et de l'héroïsme, du remords et du destin. Quant au secret qu'il porte en lui comme un éclat d'obus, il lui faudra, pour en faire l'aveu, tout le courage dont il est capable...

  • Tells the story of the boy in the striped pyjamas.

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  • A ladder to the sky

    John Boyne

    A deliciously dark tale of ambition, seduction and literary theft . . . an ingeniously conceived novel that confirms Boyne as one of the most assured writers of his generation.' Hannah Beckerman, Observer * You've heard the old proverb about ambition, that it's like setting a ladder to the sky. It can lead to a long and painful fall.


    If you look hard enough, you will find stories pretty much anywhere. They don't even have to be your own. Or so would-be-novelist Maurice Swift decides early on in his career.


    A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated author Erich Ackerman gives Maurice an opportunity. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell; whether or not he should is another matter.


    Once Maurice has made his name, he finds himself in need of a fresh idea. He doesn't care where he finds it, as long as it helps him rise to the top. Stories will make him famous, but they will also make him beg, borrow and steal. They may even make him do worse.


    This is a novel about ambition.

    * 'Maurice Swift, the novelist protagonist of John Boyne's A Ladder to the Sky, is a bookish version of Patricia Highsmith's psychopathic antihero Tom Ripley' The Times 'A dark morality tale in the mould of Patricia Highsmith . . . consistently intriguing' Daily Mail

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  • Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us . . .

    Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.

    Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.

  • Russie, 1915. Un acte de bravoure a fait passer en un instant le jeune Gueorgui de simple moujik à garde du corps du tsarévitch, le jeune Alexeï. Il quitte alors son petit village de Kachine et la rudesse du monde paysan pour les fastes du palais d'Hiver à Saint-Pétersbourg.
    Désormais, son destin est lié à celui, tragique, des Romanov. C'est un nouveau monde qui s'ouvre à lui, côtoyant quotidiennement la famille du tsar et, surtout, la belle Anastasia.
    Mais la révolution approche et va s'écrire dans le sang. Obligé de fuir, Gueorgui emportera avec lui bien plus que ses souvenirs de la Russie impériale...

  • When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler.

    Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitler's wing, and is thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets and betrayal, from which he may never be able to escape.

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  • Tout est normal chez la famille Chevreau. Ennuyeux, respectables et fiers de l'être, Alistair et Éléonore Chevreau ont horreur de tout ce qui est différent. Or quand leur troisième enfant Barnabé vient au monde, il faut se rendre à l'évidence : leur fils est tout sauf normal. À la grande honte de ses parents, Barnabé défie les lois de la gravité : il vole ! C'en est trop pour Éléonore et Alistair, qui prennent un jour une terrible décision...

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  • The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight - but he broke that promise the following day.

    Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission.

    Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name - on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realises his father is in a hospital close by - a hospital treating soldiers with an unusual condition.

    Alfie is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place . . .

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  • Die Geschichte von »Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama« ist schwer zu beschreiben. Normalerweise geben wir an dieser Stelle ein paar Hinweise auf den Inhalt, aber bei diesem Buch - so glauben wir - ist es besser, wenn man vorher nicht weiß, worum es geht. Wer zu lesen beginnt, begibt sich auf eine Reise mit einem neunjährigen Jungen namens Bruno. (

  • Odran Yates enters Clonliffe Seminary in 1972 after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He goes in full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends.



    Forty years later, Odran's devotion has been challenged by the revelations that have shattered the Irish people's faith in the church. He has seen friends stand trial, colleagues jailed, the lives of young parishioners destroyed and has become nervous of venturing out in public for fear of disapproving stares and insulting remarks.



    But when a family tragedy opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within a once respected institution and recognise his own complicity in their propagation.



    It has taken John Boyne fifteen years and twelve novels to write about his home country of Ireland but he has done so now in his most powerful novel to date, a novel about blind dogma and moral courage, and about the dark places where the two can meet. At once courageous and intensely personal, A History of Loneliness confirms Boyne as one of the most searching chroniclers of his generation.

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  • There's nothing unusual about the Brockets. Normal, respectable, and proud of it, they turn up their noses at anyone strange or different. But from the moment Barnaby Brocket comes into the world, it's clear he's anything but ordinary. To his parents' horror, Barnaby defies the laws of gravity - and floats.

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  • Anglais THE ABSOLUTIST

    John Boyne

    September 1919: Twenty-years-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a clutch of letters to Marian Bancroft. The letters, however, are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. He holds a secret deep within him.

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  • Historical fiction/Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issues

  • Anglais BENEATH THE EARTH

    John Boyne

    In this collection of twelve dark, unerring and surprising short stories, John Boyne explores the extremities of the human condition in all its brilliance and brutality. The secrets we keep and the ways in which they shape us, the impossibility of shared loss, the lengths we will go to in order to protect our families and the distance we will run to protect ourselves.


    Drawing on a host of enthralling characters - a farmer, a cuckold and a teenager exploring his sexuality; good parents, bad parents, writers and soldiers; a student, a rent boy and a hitman - Boyne examines the hopeful and the damaged without prejudice or judgement.


    This, his first collection of short stories, is some of John Boyne's finest writing to date. It includes 'Rest Day' which won the 2015 Writing.ie Short Story of the Year award in Ireland.

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