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Three cracking, single sitting reads that will leave a lasting impact, bundled at 30% off the RRP.
Eat Him if You Like by Jean Teulé
Based on a shamefully brutal incident from French history, Jean Teulé’s riveting story shows how easily a group of individuals can turn into an irrational, bloodthirsty mob.
Tuesday 16 August 1870, Alain de Monéys, makes his way to the village fair. He plans to buy a heifer for a needy neighbour and find a roofer to repair the roof of the barn of a poor acquaintance. He arrives at two o’clock. Two hours later, the crowd has gone crazy; they have lynched, tortured, burned and eaten him. How could such a horror be possible?
‘Sticking closely to the known facts, Jean Teulé’s novelisation offers no easy explanations for what happened but the transformation from rural idyll to hell on earth is terrifyingly convincing.’ Financial Times
Carnage by Maxime Chattam
8.34am. Fourteen people were dead. Twenty-one were wounded, some permanently. Hundreds would be scarred forever by what they had seen. Outside, the world was waking up to start another day.
When Lieutenant Lamar Gallineo of the 13th Precinct is called to the scene of a massacre at a high school in Harlem, he is faced with an apparently motiveless crime. But this is to be only the first school shooting…
‘Violent and atmospheric … it has an unconventional appeal all of its own’ Bookgeeks
Clisson and Eugenie by Napoléon Bonaparte
‘Their eyes met … and they soon knew that their hearts were made for each other.’
Triumphant on the field of battle, Clisson turns his back on worldly success. He falls in love and marries Eugénie, but how long will their love survive? Written in an eloquently Romantic style true to its period, the story offers the reader a fascinating insight into how the young Napoleon viewed love, women and military life.
‘Combining some of Napoleon’s favourite themes – war, love, suicide – the story has been pieced together from fragments of manuscript to provide a glimpse of what lay beneath the bicorn.’ The Guardian