ALTENSTEIN

ALTENSTEIN

Who we were, and who we are.


In the winter of 1945, a child is sitting in an overcrowded passenger train heading west from Königsberg. Little Konni gazes out of the window at the snow, his heart filled with yearning for his mother, who stayed behind. Countess Agnes von Kolberg, mother of ten children, will follow her children to Altenstein, ...  read more

price: € 12,00
pages: 432
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-27251-6
2017/12/15
NOT QUITE PERFECT

NOT QUITE PERFECT

All women know what it means to be at odds with their own bodies, to feel ashamed, to deal with ridiculous beauty ideals and to wrangle with a carefree, unburdened approach to sexuality. But how much more complicated are these issues for overweight women? Here, Nicole Jäger is as frank, honest and disarmingly funny as always in discussing how ...  read more

price: € 14,99
pages: 272
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-63283-9
2017/12/15
THE OBSERVER: CHRONICLES 1991-2001

THE OBSERVER: CHRONICLES 1991-2001

Completing the autobiographical-fictional universe of a Nobel prize-winning writer

There can be hardly a writer whose work and diaries mesh together so tightly as those of Imre Kertész. The extracts from his diaries published to date are, taken literally, existential literature. The opening was provided by his famed work The Diary of a Galley ...  read more

price: € 9,99
pages: 256
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-27299-8
2017/12/15
SHADOW ZONE

SHADOW ZONE

In his national heute news show, Christian Sievers has only twenty minutes to report on current events from around the world, twenty minutes in which he must explain, edit, summarise and simplify. This book tells the story of the people behind the news, and shows that the reality is not all that different from how things appear at first glance. Yet ...  read more

price: € 14,99
pages: 224
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-63334-8
2017/12/15
HOW TO FIND THE DIET THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

HOW TO FIND THE DIET THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

Most of us want to lose a bit of weight at some point in our lives. When we fail, we’re often succumbing to a common enemy: ourselves. That’s the starting point for this new approach to weight loss by Claudia Hochbrunn, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She shows how our personalities help determine how we eat and diet, and which of the common ...  read more

price: € 9,99
pages: 208
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-63331-7
2017/12/15
A LIFE WITHOUT A HOME

A LIFE WITHOUT A HOME

Germany’s most well-known homeless man tells his shocking and heartbraeking story

Richard Brox was 5 years old when he was placed in a children’s home for the first time. He fled sexual abuse, refused to attend school and finally dropped out for good. After going through rehab for drug addiction, he was homeless for 30 years. Yes, the street ...  read more

price: € 9,99
pages: 272
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-63294-5
2017/12/15
WHO IS MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ?

WHO IS MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ?

Michel Houellebecq is not just one of the most successful contemporary writers. He has another role, too, one he loves: the provocateur who regularly sparks new debates that spread far beyond the bounds of the literary world. He called Islam “the craziest religion in the world”, and praised prostitution as a way of sustaining marriage. Yet we can ...  read more

price: € 19,95
pages: 256
Rowohlt Berlin
ISBN: 978-3-7371-0017-5
2017/12/15
A DYING MAN

A DYING MAN

Theo Schadt is 72, a CEO and part-time writer, and one day is betrayed by the very person who should never have betrayed him: the poet Carlos Kroll, his closest and – for the last 19 years – only friend. His career in ruins, Schadt sits behind the till at his wife’s tango studio, in Munich’s Schellingstraße. Believing, should what has happened to ...  read more

price: € 10,99
pages: 288
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-27216-5
2017/12/15
DEATH IN HELL VALLEY

DEATH IN HELL VALLEY

November, 1416: Serafina, a former Beguine, is due to marry the love of her life, Achaz the physician, while maintaining her ties to her religious community. Unfortunately her community has its back to the wall, with a wandering preacher from Basel stirring up hatred and its houses defaced with menacing daubs. The townspeople are shocked when one ...  read more

price: € 9,99
pages: 272
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-27347-6
2017/12/15
OH SIMONE!

OH SIMONE!

Simone de Beauvoir was a colourful personality who lived her own life. As an emancipated woman, she was an early and vocal advocate of women’s rights during the 20th century. These days, however, many young people have no idea who she was. Ironically, Beauvoir has much to say to young people, acting as a powerful role model and showing how ...  read more

price: € 12,99
pages: 320
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-63323-2
2017/12/15
The Last Estate

The Last Estate

Suchanek has always had a drug problem. That, at least, is the judge’s view when sentencing him to one month’s community service in an old people’s home. The grey Vienna winter makes the home, its residents and their routine of afternoon bingo, liquefied meals and adult-sized nappies even less appealing. Although the pensioners are already dying ...  read more

price: € 14,99
pages: 320
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-26834-2
2017/12/15
MY DOG HILDE

MY DOG HILDE

This isn’t just a dog! This is Hilde.

She jumps with fright when her stomach growls at her. She regularly gets chased by her own tail and her favourite snack is dirty washing.

I’ve got my own dog!

In my new life, all that matters are things like biodegradable poo bags and gourmet liver biscuits.
I was at dog dancing classes, at the dog ...  read more

price: € 19,95
pages: 320
Wunderlich
ISBN: 978-3-8052-0013-4
2017/12/15
THE WAY OF WISHES

THE WAY OF WISHES

Four people, one hope: a family on the run

The story begins with a children’s birthday party amongst family. But the shadows of the cherry trees are not the only ones being cast over the proceedings. The lives of parents Teréz and Károly have become unbearable in communist Hungary. No one can be allowed to find out about their plans to escape. ...  read more

price: € 9,99
pages: 336
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-27259-2
2017/11/17
7 KILOS IN 3 DAYS

7 KILOS IN 3 DAYS

A writer on hit TV show Neo Magazin Royale, Christian Huber is a master of witty, intelligent observational writing about the trials and joys of everyday life. If Christmas didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent it, if only as a target for Huber’s talents. According to Huber, the annual festive season is actually a holiday for grown-ups: ...  read more

price: € 9,99
pages: 176
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-63329-4
2017/12/13
TOO LATE TO GIVE UP

TOO LATE TO GIVE UP

Timo Ameruoso’s future as a professional showjumper seemed bright when a tragic accident at 16 confined him to a wheelchair. He was saved by his love of horses and his irrepressible desire to ride again. Timo began to find out more about horses and their personalities, and discovered many parallels to human behaviour. He condensed his knowledge ...  read more

price: € 14,99
pages: 208
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-63337-9
2017/12/13
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