Michael Smith

  • Anglais Six

    Michael Smith

    The first part of bestselling author Michael Smith's epid unauthorised history of Britain's secret intelligence service. Six tells the complete story of the service's birth and early years including spyinmg on Germany, the murder of Rasputin and astonishingly daring secret missions inside Bolshevik Russia.

  • Anglais Make Ahead Meals

    Michael Smith

    Cooking ahead is not only easy and affordable, it's a great way to save time and eat well! Life is busy and sometimes it's a challenge to get a healthy home-cooked meal on the table. Want to avoid the time pressure of cooking from scratch every day? Looking for fresh ways to save time in the kitchen and still turn out great-tasting meals? Michael Smith knows what you are up against and is here to help you keep time on your side in the kitchen. Make Ahead Meals is packed with over 100 time-saving recipes, including soups, stews, slow cooker favourites, casseroles, and more that take the stress out of cooking. You'll quickly discover it's easy to be a super-cook turning out wholesome meals in your own kitchen. You'll impress family and friends with make ahead dishes like Potato Bacon Cheddar Skillet, Beef Barley Kale Stew, Crockpot Chicken, Barley and Leeks, El Paso Shepherd's Pie, Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas, Fruit Muffins, and Orange Vanilla Pound Cake. Inside you'll find lots of recipes with plenty of ways to cook ahead, from prepping dishes so you can finish them in minutes when needed, to making full meals in advance and freezing them for later. Every recipe features ideas and tips on how to cook ahead to save time when you really need it, along with specific storage instructions. You don't need hours to make great-tasting, healthy meals. Prepping or cooking ahead is the best way to save time and reduce the pressure when you are short on time! From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Family Meals

    Michael Smith

    Wondering what to make for dinner that everyone in the family will enjoy? Looking for simple and delicious recipes to make for breakfast, school lunches, and weekday dinners when you are short on time? Want to make mealtime fun and get your family involved in the kitchen? Stress no more: Michael Smith is ready to save your day! Michael is his family’s cook and has been creating delicious, healthy meals for them for years. Now he’s here to help you make--and enjoy--great-tasting dishes while you satisfy even the pickiest eaters in your family. Try some of Michael’s favourites, such as: · Weekend Pancakes · Nacho Burgers · Old World Chicken Cacciatore -Special Shrimp Fried Rice · Tortilla Lasagna · Boston Cream Cupcakes

  • Anglais Back To Basics

    Michael Smith

    Chef Michael goes back to basics--with a twist! Back to Basics features 100 simple and delicious classic recipes, ingredients, and cooking techniques. And in every recipe, Chef Michael shows how easy it is to add a twist or two to your cooking. You’ll never get stuck making a dish just one way! Chock full of mouth-watering photography to inspire you, Back to Basics is all about Chef Michael’s simple approach to cooking basics. Once you under­stand the elements behind a dish, you can then stir your own personality into your cooking. You’ll see how easy it is to impress family and friends in your own kitchen. And once you know the basic rules, you can break them. Chef Michael’s passionate commitment to cooking simple, classic recipes will inspire and guide you to lots of great new flavours in your kitchen!


  • Une prose intense, lyrique pour le portrait d'une Amérique exsangue et désespérée.

    Plongez avec le nouveau roman de Michael Farris Smith au coeur du delta du Mississipi

    Abandonné à la naissance, Jack est passé d'orphelinats en foyers, avant que Maryann, une lesbienne mise à l'écart par la bonne société de Louisiane, le prenne sous son aile. Aujourd'hui celle-ci vit ses derniers jours et sa propriété est menacée par les banques. Jack, qui veut à tout prix conserver cet héritage, doit trouver l'argent nécessaire. Mais, le corps cassé par une vie de combats, ravagé par de multiples addictions, il ne se sent plus la force d'avancer. D'autant plus qu'il doit aussi affronter Big Momma Sweet, qui règne sur cet empire du vice qu'est le delta du Mississippi.
    Michael Farris Smith écrit mieux que personne sur le désespoir américain. Après Nulle part sur la terre, il s'impose ici définitivement comme la voix des exclus, des survivants, des combattants, aussi. Si le portrait est noir, l'écriture est d'une poésie rare, et le lecteur ne peut lâcher ce livre, qui oscille peu à peu de l'ombre vers la lumière.


  • " De temps à autre apparaît un auteur amoureux de son art, du langage écrit et des grands mystères qui résident de l'autre côté du monde physique. Il y avait William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy ou Annie Proulx. Vous pouvez maintenant ajouter Michael Farris Smith à la liste. " James Lee Burke

    Une femme marche seule avec une petite fille sur une route de Louisiane. Elle n'a nulle part où aller. Partie sans rien quelques années plus tôt de la ville où elle a grandi, elle revient tout aussi démunie. Elle pense avoir connu le pire. Elle se trompe.
    Russel a lui aussi quitté sa ville natale, onze ans plus tôt. Pour une peine de prison qui vient tout juste d'arriver à son terme. Il retourne chez lui en pensant avoir réglé sa dette. C'est sans compter sur le désir de vengeance de ceux qui l'attendent.
    Dans les paysages désolés de la campagne américaine, un meurtre va réunir ces âmes perdues, dont les vies vont bientôt ne plus tenir qu'à un fil.
    Michael Farris Smith possède un style et un talent d'évocation totalement singuliers qui vont droit au coeur du lecteur. Avec ces personnages qui s'accrochent à la vie envers et contre tout, il nous offre un magnifique roman sur la condition humaine.

  • C'est le dernier jour des vacances, et Cherry décide de chercher d'autres coquillages pour compléter son collier. Elle est déterminée: ce sera le plus long collier jamais fait, un collier de géant !
    Mais bientôt les nuages se font plus sombres, la mer se transforme en monstre gris... et Cherry est coupée du rivage. Le seul moyen de s'échapper est de traverser une ancienne mine derrière les rochers, où elle va croiser la route de mystérieux fantômes.

  • "De temps à autre apparaît un auteur amoureux de son art, du langage écrit [...] et des grands mystères qui résident de l'autre côté du monde physique. Il y avait William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy ou Annie Proulx. Vous pouvez maintenant ajouter Michael Farris Smith à la liste." James Lee Burke Après des années de catastrophes écologiques, le sud des États-Unis, de la Louisiane à la Floride, est devenu un véritable no man's land. Plutôt que de reconstruire sans cesse, le gouvernement a tracé une frontière et ordonné l'évacuation de la zone. Au sud de la Ligne se trouve désormais une zone de non-droit ravagée par les tempêtes et les intempéries incessantes - sans électricité, sans ressources et sans lois.
    Cohen fait partie des rares hommes qui ont choisi de rester. Incapable de surmonter la mort de sa femme et de l'enfant qu'elle portait, il tente tant bien que mal de redonner un sens à sa vie, errant sous une pluie sans fin. Des circonstances imprévues vont le mettre en présence d'une colonie de survivants, menée par Aggie, un prêcheur fanatique hanté par des visions mystiques. Celui-ci retenant contre leur gré des femmes et des enfants, Cohen va les libérer et tenter de leur faire franchir la Ligne. Commence alors un dangereux périple à travers un paysage désolé, avec pour fin l'espoir d'une humanité peut-être retrouvée.
    Prophétique, sans concession, portée par une langue incantatoire, cette histoire de rédemption aux accents post-apocalyptiques révèle un auteur de tout premier ordre. Une pluie sans fin est de ces romans qui continuent de hanter leur lecteur bien après la dernière page.

  • Et si on vous offrait cinq minutes à partager avec votre amour mort... à condition d'accepter de combattre des forces infernales ? Straczynski nous dévoile un récit à la croisée du mythe d'Orphée et de L'Enfer de Dante.
    Suivez la descente aux enfers de Joe Fitzgerald, un ancien homme de main de la mafia, qui se retrouve pris au milieu d'une nouvelle guerre, entre les forces du Bien et du Mal. Est-ce qu'un homme prêt à mourir des milliers de fois pour revoir son amour perdu, juste quelques minutes, peut sauver le monde ?

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    La vie moderne est épuisante : rejoignez la révolution Calme.Des trains retardés, des emails à ne plus savoir qu'en faire, il est grand temps de faire une pause.Rechargez les batteries et vivez l'instant présent.Ce livre a trois objectifs : revenir à la paix intérieure, se réapproprier son espace, et prendre le temps.Grâce à un mélange d'activités créatives et de textes d'inspiration, Calme vous ouvrira au plaisir et à la richesse de votre vie quotidienne.o Savourez un chocolat.o Perdez-vous dans un labyrinthe.o Ramassez une feuille, faites sécher une fleur.o Éteignez votre téléphone quelques minutes.o Marchez. Dans n'importe quelle direction. Sans but.Calme est une source d'inspiration, un guide pratiquesans aucune règle. Faites-en ce que vous voulez.Lisez-le de temps en temps, quand vous en avez envie.Soyez calme, soyez libre, soyez vous-même.

  • Ceci est mon corps relate l'éducation sentimentale d'un jeune garçon homosexuel issu d'un milieu socioéconomique défavorisé de l'Est ontarien. Le texte traverse les frontières de genre (littéraire et sexuel), d'orientation sexuelle, de langue, de race et de classe en proposant d'analyser la décomposition d'une famille et la recomposition d'une autre, la chosen family queer qui permettra au personnage de s'épanouir de manière saine et authentique. Maniant les théories queer et le genderfuck, abordant la honte, la dépression, la maladie, la solitude et le sexe compulsif, Michael V. Smith crée, avec Ceci est mon corps, une oeuvre complexe, écrite dans une langue accessible permettant à un vaste lectorat d'entrer en relation avec son histoire, racontée sans fard, afin d'y trouver quelque chose comme une forme queer d'humanité, construite à partir de la vulnérabilité la plus totale.

    « Je me suis souvent promis, au fil des ans, de tempérer mon ardeur pour le sexe en public, le sexe anonyme, les petites vites, le sexe ailleurs que dans un lit, mais à mesure que passaient les semaines solitaires, ma détermination finissait par chanceler. J'avais l'impression que tout le monde sauf moi avait percé le code secret gay puisque j'étais incapable de convaincre qui que ce soit de me fréquenter. Le sexe en public me permettait de trouver un réconfort physique et d'oublier les soirées en solitaire. »

  • The Aztecs brings to life one of the best-known indigenous civilizations of the Americas in a vivid, comprehensive account of the ancient Aztecs.A thorough examination of Aztec origins and civilization including religion, science, and thoughtIncorporates

  • The team, rather than the individual, is increasingly seen as the building block of organizations and a key source of competitive advantage. Despite this, not enough is understood about how to build successful teams in modern organizations. The Essentials of Teamworking broadens this understanding by offering a selection of key chapters on teamwork from the International Handbook of Organizational Teamwork and Cooperative Working. This concise paperback edition reveals the complexity of teamwork and offers empirically based guidance on how teamwork can be effectively developed in modern organizations. Bringing together leading international scholars, The Essentials of Teamworking offers challenging perspectives on teamwork that will inform future research and practice. It is an invaluable resource for professionals, researchers and students alike.

  • The Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods serves as a handy desktop reference for organic chemists to browse new reactions and transformations of interest, facilitating the search for functional group transformations in the original literature of organic chemistry. Volume 13 contains both functional group transformations and carbon-carbon bond forming reactions from the literature in the years 2005-8. It presents examples of published reactions for the preparation of monofunctional compounds.
    The Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods series facilitates the search for quality, selected functional group transformations, organized by reacting functional group of starting material and functional group formed, with full references to each reaction
    Presents examples of published reactions for the preparation of monofunctional compounds from the literature of 2005-8
    Provides a handy reference and a valuable tool to the working organic chemist, allowing a quick check of known organic transformations
    Stringent criteria for inclusion of reactions, including real synthetic utility of reactions, reagents readily available or easily prepared and handled in the laboratory

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    Cognitive behavior therapy which has been adapted to treat so many problems, has also brought data-driven and data-yielding treatment to insomnia. Focusing on this evidence-based modality, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia is a much-needed treatment manual that provides clinicians with the why's and how's of this approach in concise and practical terms.
    This book, which is written as a reader-friendly guide, is intended for clinical trainees, non-insomnia sleep specialists, and for expert CBT clinicians from outside the sleep medicine field who wish to begin the process of learning to provide empirically validated CBT-I.
    The Book is organized into seven parts: definition of insomnia; review of the conceptual; framework for treatment; overview of the components of therapy; session-by-session guide; dialogues; assessment and eligibility for CBT-I; and sample documentation. The organizing principles for the guide can best be expressed as two seemingly simple questions:
    "Who is appropriate for CBT-I?"
    "What does one need to know to set up a Behavioral Sleep Medicine service?"
    The guide provides all that one needs to confidently answer these questions.

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    This book represents the first collection specifically devoted to New Speaker Studies, focusing on language ideologies and practices of speakers in a variety of minority language communities. Over thirteen chapters, it uses the new speaker lens to investigate not only linguistic issues, such as language variation and change, phonetics, morphosyntax, language acquisition, code-switching, but also sociolinguistic issues, such as legitimacy, integration, and motivation in language learning and use. Besides covering a range of languages - Basque, Breton, Galician, Giernesiei, Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh - and their different sociolinguistic situations, the chapters also encompass a series of interactional settings: institutional settings, media and the home domain, as well as different contexts for becoming a new speaker of a minority language, such as by migration or through education. This collection represents an output by a lively network of researchers: it will appeal to postgraduate students, researchers and academics working in the field of sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, language policy and those working within minority language communities.

  • A mesmerising SF thriller from a master of the genre. Hap Thompson is a REMtemp, working the night hours, having people's anxiety dreams for them. For the first time in his life, Hap's making big money - and that should have been enough...

  • Talking fridges, human clone farms, flying shopping malls - we must be in the Michael Marshall Smith zone. A world all too close to our own...

  • As Smith recalls: "This story came about in the simplest way, the way I always enjoy most - something happening in real life that makes you think 'What if?' "Our household gets a lot of its food via an online delivery service, and one day when I was unpacking what had just been dropped at our house I gradually realised there was something...not quite right about the contents of the bags. "There's two things that are strange about that experience. The first is that - given that every household is likely to buy at least some things in common - you don't realise straight away that you've been given the wrong shopping. You don't immediately think 'This is wrong', more like . . . 'This is weird'. The second is how personal it is, gaining accidental access to this very tangible evocation of some other family's life. You can't help but wonder about the people the food was really destined for. "In real life, I just called up the delivery guy and got it sorted out: but in fiction, you might tackle things slightly differently . . ."

  • Substitutions - Michael Marshall SmithMichael Marshall Smith recalls: "This story came about in the simplest way, the way I always enjoy most - something happening in real life that makes you think 'What if?' "Our household gets a lot of its food via an online delivery service, and one day when I was unpacking what had just been dropped at our house I gradually realised there was something...not quite right about the contents of the bags."There's two things that are strange about that experience. The first is that - given that every household is likely to buy at least some things in common - you don't realise straight away that you've been given the wrong shopping. You don't immediately think 'This is wrong', more like . . . 'This is weird'. The second is how personal it is, gaining accidental access to this very tangible evocation of some other family's life. You can't help but wonder about the people the food was really destined for."In real life, I just called up the delivery guy and got it sorted out: but in fiction, you might tackle things slightly differently . . ."Out Back - Garry Kilworth"'Out Back' was written for a group of friends," Kilworth recalls, "who appear as characters in the story under their initials, as I do myself. Those who know me well will recognise the protagonists."Iken is a real village on the edge of the marshes behind Snape Maltings in Suffolk. Two years ago I wandered along the periphery of the reed beds which stretch down towards the coast as a green and golden sea, the waves created by the winds that blow across the flatlands. Looking at the church that sits on a knoll above the marshes I thought, 'This is a perfect setting for a horror story.' And so . . ."City of the Dog - John Langan"This story arose from my desire to see what I could do with the figure of the ghoul," reveals Langan, "and as I've tried to indicate within the narrative, I drew inspiration both from H.P. Lovecraft ('Pickman's Model') and Caitlín R. Kiernan (Daughter of Hounds)."The miserable years in New York State's capital, though, were mine alone."

  • What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night - Michael Marshall Smith "'What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night' was one of those stories which come along once in a while," reveals Michael Marshall Smith, "the kind that drops straight into your head, fully-formed, as if fulfilling a forgotten order you made from the great Ideas shop in the sky. "The only problem was that, once this one had dropped on my mental doormat, I didn't want it. It wasn't an idea I liked. It was clearly some part of my brain serving up a notion simply because it could, and because it knew it could frighten me with it. "It did frighten me, and so I did what I always do when that happens - which is write it down, in the hope it will go away." Respects - Ramsey Campbell "'Respects' was suggested by a local incident in which a car thief in his early teens killed himself while fleeing the police," recalls Campbell. "A lamp standard at the site of his demise is still decorated with flowers years after the incident, and the tributes on the obituaries page of one Wallasey newspaper were at least as grotesque as the ones I've invented - the romanticisation of a petty criminal. "How much has this to do with the public hunger for a moment in the media? The tendency has produced its own clichés. There almost seems to be a standard script (created by the demand for sound bites) for grieving parents to deliver at press conferences. A lost daughter inevitably becomes 'my little princess', and it isn't uncommon to hear very young children described as 'my best friend'. "Does this cheapen the grief? People may need to express their feelings (although not doing so, at least in public, can be useful too), but how much does banality and inaccuracy express?" Cold to Touch - Simon Strantzas "Stories often find their origins in unexpected ways," Strantzas reveals. "I was inspired in this case by a photograph of a Zen garden I once used as my computer's desktop background. After staring at it day-in and day-out while I worked, I began to wonder about that dark circle of rocks and just what its true purpose might be. "There was something there in the coldness of the photograph, something that brought to mind the barren vistas of the Canadian Arctic, which ended up being the perfect setting for my tale of tested faith." Along with its appearance here, "Cold to the Touch" will appear in Holy Horrors, a two-volume anthology of religious horror edited by T.M. Wright and Matt Cardin, from Ash-Tree Press. The Reunion - Nicholas Royle "'The Reunion' is based on actual events," reveals the author, "but the story only really came into focus for me when I was invited to contribute to Ellen Datlow's Poe anthology. "Poe is brilliant. I was at a conference recently where a teacher revealed that she had read Poe's 'The Black Cat' to a lecture theatre full of schoolchildren. She switched off all the lights and used a torch to read by. A number of parents lodged complaints, which she took as a measure of the event's success. My tale is inspired by a different Poe story." Granny's Grinning - Robert Shearman "I love Christmas," says Shearman. "Always have done, and always a bit too passionately. The intensity with which I loved Christmas was delightful when I was eight years old, slightly unusual by the time I was eighteen, and increasingly disturbing thereafter. "Into my thirties I was still wanting my family to celebrate the big day with all the same rituals of yesteryear. Giving out presents in a certain order. Listening to the same gramophone record of carols that we had when I was a kid. (Knock your heart out, Andy Williams.) Pulling crackers at the very same break of courses in the very same turkey meal served at the very same time of day - all of us sitting around the table, wearing colourful paper hats as I read out the jokes and mottoes, and threatened everyone with Trivial Pursuit. "I was the last

  • The Japanese called it the centipede. The northern part of Lunga Ridge, a narrow grass-covered rise that looked like an insect from the air, overlooked a coastal plain. In the center of that plain was Henderson Field, the vital home of the Cactus Air Force and the prize of the Guadalcanal campaign. Whoever commanded the ridge commanded the airstrip. In September 1942, the ridge was the scene of a bloody, three-day battle for control of Henderson Field.
    In Bloody Ridge, the first book written exclusively on this battle, historian Michael S. Smith has utilized a treasure trove of primary and secondary sources on both sides of the Pacific.
    NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

  • Anglais Polar Crusader

    Smith Michael

    • Birlinn
    • 28 Septembre 2012

    Sir James Wordie lead arduous expeditions well into his forties, while building his reputation as an academic and mentor. He rose to be President of the Royal Geographical Society. This book captures the drama of an extraordinary life lived at the edge, establishing James Wordie in his rightful place in the pantheon of great British explorers.

  • « Révélation » pour Le Monde, « Surdoué » pour Le Nouvel Observateur, « Écrivain majeur » pour The Guardian, Michael Marshall nous offre dans ce recueil trente nouvelles qui démontrent toutes les facettes de son talent. Thriller, horreur, fantastique, littérature générale ou science-fiction, aucun genre n´est à l´abri de son imaginaire. Car c´est par la forme courte que Michael Marshall s´est d´abord illustré, remportant prix littéraire sur prix littéraire, et il y est toujours fidèle,entre chaque roman il continue de produire des nouvelles, incapable de faire taire ni ses mains ni cette voix si unique qui est la sienne, impressionnant jusqu´à Stephen King lui-même, pourtant roi de l´exercice. À travers des aspects aussi quotidiens qu´Internet, la vie de couple ou un homme qui dessine des chats à la craie sur le sol, Michael Marshall ne souhaite qu´une chose : vous toucher au plus profond. Car qui sait ce que l´homme cache en son sein ? Dans La Magie est en toi, Ricky est un type qui a trouvé comment se faire de l´argent facile. Sa combine ? Ramasser sur les trottoirs des gamins naïs, et les emmener au Pays Enchanté, un parc d´attractions où s´étend aussi un quartier de résidences pour personnes âgées... riches et faciles à berner.

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