Qui a tué Wellington, le grand caniche noir de Mme Shears, la voisine ? Christopher Boone, " quinze ans, trois mois et deux jours ", décide de mener l'enquête. Christopher aime les listes, les plans, la vérité. Il comprend les mathématiques et la théorie de la relativité. Mais Christopher ne s'est jamais aventuré plus loin que le bout de la rue. Il ne supporte pas qu'on le touche, et trouve les autres êtres humains... déconcertants. Quand son père lui demande d'arrêter ses investigations, Christopher refuse d'obéir. Au risque de bouleverser le délicat équilibre de l'univers qu'il s'est construit...
Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year '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 and has Asperger's Syndrome. 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.
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.
En froid avec sa soeur Angela depuis des années, Richard décide d'enterrer la hache de guerre, et l'invite à passer des vacances en compagnie de sa famille. L'intention est belle, mais la cohabitation s'annonce plus que délicate : quatre adultes qui ruminent de vieux griefs, trois ados et un enfant qui se connaissent à peine, coincés sous le même toit pendant une semaine au fin fond de la campagne galloise, où la pluie ne s'arrête jamais et où les téléphones ne passent pas... Cela risque de faire quelques étincelles...
Just downright brilliant... a transcendent, transporting experience' Observer A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world.
When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. Forced to run for his life, he escapes aboard The Porpoise, an assassin on his tail... So begins a wild adventure of a novel, damp with salt spray, blood and tears.
A novel that leaps from the modern era to ancient times; a novel that soars, and sails, and burns long and bright; a novel that almost drowns in grief yet swims ashore.
Pirates rampage, a princess wins a wrestler's hand, and ghost women with lampreys' teeth drag a man to hell - and in which the members of a shattered family, adrift in a violent world, journey towards a place called home.
'A full-throttle blast of storytelling mastery' Max Porter
A beautiful new Vintage Classics edition to celebrate the 15th anniversary, and 10 million copies sold worldwide, of this wise, blackly funny, radically imaginative novel`A superb achievement. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in a dream.
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A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis 'Head Space' series:
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Vous prévoyez d'annoncer votre mariage à votre famille ? un conseil : ne faites pas comme katie ! choisissez bien votre moment et faites preuve de diplomatie.
Surtout si l'heureux élu est une brute épaisse dotée d'un pois chiche à la place du cerveau. présentez les choses avec tact et délicatesse. tout particulièrement si votre famille cache, derrière les apparences de la plus tranquille bourgeoisie londonienne, quelques prédispositions au dérapage collectif... il faut dire que pour katie, entre un père hypocondriaque, une mère volage, un frère homosexuel qui n'assume pas son orientation, sans compter son propre caractère de cochon, la situation a de quoi devenir...
Légèrement délicate !
A bestselling modern classic--both poignant and funny--about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of Americas best-loved novels by PBSs The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.
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 Mail An 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
At 57, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement. Then Katie, his tempestuous daughter, announces that she is getting remarried to Ray. Her family is not pleased. Her mother, Jean, is a bit put out by all the planning and arguing the wedding has occasioned. Then George discovers a lesion on his hip, and quietly begins to lose his mind.
Full title: 'The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea'. In Mark Haddon's first book of poetry, his immense talent for storytelling and his unbridled imagination combine to produce a collection that is at once bold, heartwarming, bittersweet and immensely accessible.
Combines bittersweet love-lyrics, lucid and bold versions of Horace, comic set-pieces, lullabies, wry postmodern shenanigans (including a note from the official board of censors on "18" certificate poetry), and an entire John Buchan novel condensed to five pages.
Leading up to the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, the excitement of this momentous event is captured through the eyes of a child in this glorious picture book, reformatted with a new cover design. Mark Haddon is the prize-winning, highly-acclaimed author of the best-selling novel 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time'.
From the moment that Jim and his best friend Charlie overhear two of their teachers speaking to each other in a secret language, they know there's an adventure on its way. Bur What does 'spudvetch' mean? Perhaps Kidd and Pearce are bank robbers talking in code, or spies, or aliens. Whatever they are, Jimbo and Charlie are determined to find out.
''He writes with the craft of Julian Barnes or, even, Truman Capote.'' The Times A Spectator Book of the Year An 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. In this first collection of stories by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon demonstrates two things: first that he is a master of the short form (several of the stories have been longlisted for prizes), second that his imagination is even darker than we had thought.
This schools' edition of Mark Haddon's multi-award-winning novel adapted for the stage of the National Theatre by Simon Stephens is perfect for Key Stages 3 and 4. Featuring the play script from the Modern Plays edition but with the language adjusted for school use., this edition includes a wealth of classroom activities for the English and drama classrooms.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears's dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But Christopher's detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside-down.
This educational edition in Methuen Drama's Critical Scripts series has been prepared by national Drama in Secondary English experts Ruth Moore and Paul Bunyan. Building on a decade of highly effective work and publications endorsed by national organisations and supported by teachers and consultants across Britain, each book in the series:
> meets the requirements at KS3 and GCSE > features detailed, structured schemes of work utilising drama approaches to improve literary and language analysis > places pupils' understanding of the learning process at the heart of the activities > will help pupils to boost English GCSE success and develop high-level skills at KS3 > will save teachers considerable time devising their own resources.
Simon Stephens's adaptation of Mark Haddon's bestselling, award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous tale.
. The instances of stronger language have been tempered in this edition specifically for school use. Teachers may still wish to satisfy themselves that it is suited to the age of their pupils.