At high altitude – a journey through the Himalayas
The Norwegian travel writer traveled for a year through all five countries of the Himalayas: Pakistan, India, Nepal, China and Bhutan. The result is an intriguing portrait of life at high altitude, but also of a complex region at the intersection of tradition and modernity.
De Geus, 688 pages, 34.99 euros
In the glamor world of London, Amelie meets the handsome and wealthy Ned, whom she soon marries. But one day she wakes up in a darkened room in a place she doesn’t know. How did she get there and who is holding her captive? From the author of Behind closed doors.
Ambo/Anthos, 360 pages, 22.99 euros
“I have led a strange life, for an ordinary boy from Hamont, without ambition,” says film journalist, director and teacher Marc Didden. He talks about that remarkable life, his encounters with great directors and the film industry behind the scenes About cinema.
Luster, 288 pp., 26.95 euros
Grimm’s fairy tales
Elli Woollard and Marta Altes
Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, The Elves and the Shoemaker and The Bremen Town Musicians: five Grimm fairy tales in refreshing, funny rhymes by Elli Woollard in a translation by Margaretha van Andel. With atmospheric illustrations by Marta Altés. Idea for Santa? From 8 years.
Lemniscate, 93 pp., 14.99 euros
The wedding portrait
The middle of the sixteenth century. Lucrezia, daughter of the Grand Duke of Florence, is married before her thirteenth birthday to the ruler of Florence. Her sheltered life comes to an abrupt end and Lucrezia, still a child, gets lost in a web of intrigue.
Nijgh & van Ditmar, 432 pp., 25.99 euros
Compiled by the editors in collaboration with independent bookshops Malpertuis in Genk, Grim in Hasselt and Nabukov in Sint-Truiden