- City éditions
- 23 Août 2023
Branle-bas de combat dans le petit village de Champton : le pasteur Daniel Clement propose d'installer des toilettes dans l'église. Des toilettes ? Shocking ! Aux yeux de bien des paroissiens, c'est un sacrilège, un véritable scandale. La situation ne s'arrange pas lorsqu'un homme est retrouvé dans l'église, la gorge tranchée avec un sécateur. Et les meurtres s'enchaînent comme les scones à l'heure du thé... il y a vraiment urgence à ramener la paix dans le village où les commérages vont bon train. S'il ne veut pas que son troupeau s'égare, le pasteur Daniel Clement doit démasquer le meurtrier. Mais entre une famille d'aristocrates désoeuvrés, des grenouilles de bénitier aigries et le fils d'un Lord aux allures de punk, il dispose d'une belle brochette de suspects. La mission du pasteur risque bien de se transformer en un véritable chemin de croix...
- Weidenfeld & nicolson
- 9 Juin 2022
THE INSTANTLY ICONIC NO. 1 BESTSELLER
'Devotees of Midsomer Murders and Agatha Christie's Miss Marple stories will feel most at home here' Guardian
'I've been waiting for a novel with vicars, rude old ladies, murder and sausage dogs... et voila!' Dawn French
'Cosy crime with a cutting edge' Telegraph
'Whodunnit fans can give praise and rejoice' Ian Rankin
'Charming and funny' Observer
Even better than I knew it would be' India Knight
'Quintessentially English' Sunday Express
'An absolute joy' Adam Kay
''Wry, tongue-in cheek and whimsical' Daily Mail
'Glorious' Robert Webb
'Beautifully written, charming, funny, intelligent and mordant too' Sunday Times
'Pitch perfect' Philip Pullman
'A cunning whodunnit' Daily Express
Canon Daniel Clement is Rector of Champton, where he lives alongside his widowed mother - opinionated, fearless, ever-so-slightly annoying Audrey - and his two dachshunds, Cosmo and Hilda.
When Daniel announces a plan to install a lavatory in the church, the parish is suddenly (and unexpectedly) divided: as lines are drawn, long-buried secrets come dangerously close to destroying the apparent calm of the village.
And then Anthony Bowness - cousin to Bernard de Floures, patron of Champton - is found dead at the back of the church. As the police moves in and the bodies start piling up, Daniel is the only one who can try and keep his community together... and catch a killer.
After a life of sex, drugs and the Communards, recounted in his acclaimed memoir Fathomless Riches, the Reverend Richard Coles devoted himself to God and Christianity. So what is life like for the parson in Britain today?
From his ordination, through Advent and Christmas to Lent and Easter, Reverend Coles gives us a unique insight into his daily experience in the ministry, with all the joy, hope, drama and difficulty that entails. Written with extraordinary charm and compassion, Bringing in the Sheaves will inspire and inform all who read it.
'All the humour, quirky characters and incidents that life - and death- serve up' Mail on Sunday
The #2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER from the author of MURDER BEFORE EVENSONG
'Immensely moving and disarmingly witty' Nigella Lawson
'Such a moving, tough, funny, raw, honest read' Matt Haig
'Beautifully written, moving and gut-wrenching, but also at times very funny' Ian Rankin
'Captures brilliantly, beautifully, bravely the comedy as well as the tragedy of bereavement' The Times
'Will strike a chord with anyone who has grieved' Independent
When the Reverend Richard Coles's partner died suddenly, shortly before Christmas in 2019, what came next took Richard by surprise. Despite his years of experience assisting his parishioners in examining life's moral questions, Richard now found he needed guidance himself. Much about grief was unexpected: the volume of 'sadmin' that must be undertaken, how much harder it is travelling solo for work, the pain of typing a text message to your partner - then remembering they are gone. This deeply personal account of life after grief will resonate, unforgettably, long after the final page has been turned.
The memoir of popular BBC Radio 4 SATURDAY LIVE presenter and former member of the Communards, the Reverend Richard Coles.
'I love @RevRichardColes SO MUCH' Caitlin Moran
FATHOMLESS RICHES is the Reverend Richard Coles's warm, witty and wise memoir in which he divulges with searing honesty and intimacy his pilgrimage from a rock-and-roll life of sex and drugs in the Communards to one devoted to God and Christianity. The result is one of the most unusual and readable life stories of recent times, and has the power to shock as well as to console.
- 25 Février 2011
Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this volume provides a contemporary overview of food processing/packaging technologies. It acquaints the reader with food preservation processes, shelf life and logistical considerations, as well as packaging materials, machines and processes necessary for a wide range of packaging presentations. The new edition addresses environmental and sustainability concerns, and also examines applications of emerging technologies such as RFID and nanotechnology. It is directed at packaging technologists, those involved in the design and development of packaging, users of packaging in food companies and those who specify or purchase packaging. Key Features: An up-to-date and comprehensive handbook on the most important sector of packaging technology Links methods of food preservation to the packaging requirements of the common types of food and the available food packages Covers all the key packaging materials - glass, plastics and paperboard Fully revised second edition now covers sustainability, nanotechnology and RFID
- 18 Février 2009
If all possible food packaging systems are listed and related to the materials from which they are made, it becomes clear that the key packaging materials – glass, metal, plastics and paperboard – are competing heavily with each other. There is a battle over which type of container is going into which application, and it is therefore necessary to consider which materials (or combination of materials) and processes will best serve the market and enhance brand value.
This volume provides a contemporary overview of food processing/packaging technologies. It acquaints the reader with food preservation processes, shelf life and logistical considerations, and packaging materials, machines and processes necessary for a wide range of packaging presentations.
It is directed at packaging technologists, those involved in the design and development of packaging, users of packaging in food companies and those who specify or purchase packaging. The book will also be of interest to manufacturers of packaging machinery.
- 26 Août 2015
Coastal zones exemplify the environmental pressures we face: their beauty attracts settlement, they offer potential for diverse economic activities, and they are sensitive natural habitats for important species, as well as providing a range of ecosystem services. They are also extremely vulnerable to the vicissitudes of climate change, which include rising sea levels and changes in extreme events such as storms. With large populations living in coastal and estuarine cities facing the ongoing threat of inundation, coordinated management is essential, especially as coastal zones form a linked system in which piecemeal, uncoordinated management could be counterproductive.
Discover how advances in mass spectrometry are fueling new discoveries across a broad range of research areas Electrospray and MALDI Mass Spectrometry brings both veteran practitioners and beginning scientists up to date with the most recent trends and findings in electrospray ionization and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry. In particular, this Second Edition highlights how advances in electrospray and MALDI mass spectrometry are supporting important discoveries in new and emerging fields such as proteomics and metabolomics as well as in traditional areas of chemistry and physics research. Electrospray AND MALDI Mass Spectrometry, SECOND EDITION is divided into five parts: Part A, Fundamentals of ES, explains the fundamental phenomena underlying the electrospray process, including selectivity in ionization and inherent electrochemistry, and concludes with a chapter offering a comparative inventory of source hardware Part B, Fundamentals of MALDI, confronts ionization mechanisms, instrument development, and matrix selection, and includes a final chapter that explores the special application of MALDI to obtain two-dimensional images of spatial distributions of compounds on surfaces Part C, ES and MALDI Coupling to Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation, examines the coupling of these ionization techniques to various mass analyzers, including quadrupole ion trap, time-of-flight, Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance, and ion mobility mass spectrometers Part D, Practical Aspects of ES and MALDI, investigates analytical issues including quantification, charge-state distributions, noncovalent interactions in solution that are preserved as gas-phase ions, and various means of ion excitation in preparation for tandem mass spectrometry, and offers a guide to the interpretation of even-electron mass spectra Part E, Biological Applications of ES and MALDI, examines the role of mass spectrometry in such areas as peptide and protein characterization, carbohydrate analysis, lipid analysis, and drug discovery Written by a team of leading experts, the book not only provides a critical review of the literature, but also presents key concepts in tutorial fashion to help readers take full advantage of the latest technological breakthroughs and applications. As a result, Electrospray and MALDI Mass Spectrometry will help researchers fully leverage the power of electrospray and MALDI mass spectrometry. The judicious compartmentalization of chapters, and the pedagogic presentation style throughout, render the book highly suitable for use as a text for graduate-level courses in advanced mass spectrometry.