• Title English : “Like a shadow”
• Author : Pascale Legardinier and Gilles Legardinier
• Pages : 285 Sheet
• Publisher : J’ai Lu [I have Read] (April 11, 2018)
• Collection : SEMI-POCHE LITT
• ISBN-10: 2290161799
• ISBN-13: 978-2290161791
• Product Dimensions : 18,2 x 2,2 x 24 cm
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♦Description : “Alexandra, the darling daughter of billionaire Richard Dickinson, looks for herself by traveling the world. With a rather independent temperament, she does not want her golden youth anymore or the bodyguards who follow her everywhere. Moreover, she strives to make them crack one after the other … However, with the new guardian angel whose father affuble, things are announced differently: as a good soldier, Tom Drake seems decided to fulfill his difficult mission and to resist the affronts of the one he considers a spoiled little girl. From Rio to the mysterious Saharan palaces, Tom will follow her like a shadow. No matter the cost. However, in Marrakesh, when Alexandra plays him a bad trick in making believe that she was kidnapped, Tom is on the verge of throwing in the towel. But he still resists. And when Alexandra is really kidnapped, he is the first to risk his life to save that of the young woman …”
“Pascale Legardinier – is the wife of the writer Gilles Legardinier. They have written several books together, including Comme une ombre (Éditions J’ai lu, 2001). With her husband, she is now devoted to written communication for cinema and screenwriting. She manages with Gilles the advertising agency COMING SOON PRODUCTIONS, specializing in press kits.”
“Gilles Legardinier – has always been passionate about transmitting emotion. From the age of 15, he won internships and worked on the English and American film trays where he became a pyrotechnician. He then turns to design and production and makes commercials, trailers and documentaries behind the scenes of major films.
With his wife, Pascale, he devotes himself today to written communication for film and screenwriting. At the same time, he has published many adaptations to success but especially some very noticed works including “The Seal of the Masters” and “The Last Giant” in youth literature.
He has shown himself in the thriller with “The Exile of the Angels” (SNCF Prize of the 2010 polar) and “We were the men” (2011), and more recently in the comedy, which has earned him an international success with “Tomorrow I’ll stop!” (2011), “Completely burnt!” (2012), “And suddenly everything changes” (2013), “It can not be missed!” (2014) and “Someone for whom to tremble” (2015). He lives in Saint-Leu-la-Forêt in the Montmorency valley with his wife and two children.
Writer, screenwriter, producer and director, Gilles Legardinier has always focused on creating emotions that are shared. After working on American and English film sets, notably as a pyrotechnician, he directed commercials, trailers and documentaries on several blockbusters. He is now devoted to cinema communication for major international studios and scripts, as well as writing his novels. Alternating very varied genres with the same talent, he was among others illustrated in the thriller with The Exile of the Angels (SNCF prize of the 2010 polar) and We were the men (2011), but also in the comedy, which him was an international success with Tomorrow I stop! (2011), Completely burnt! (2012), And suddenly everything changes (2013), It can not miss! (2014) and Someone for whom to tremble (2015) – all published by Fleuve Éditions. His latest novel, Once in my life, was published in late 2017 by Flammarion Editions. He has also published in collaboration with Mimie Mathy, Is it better to be very small or abandoned at birth ?, published by Belfond in 2017.
Born in Paris in 1965, Gilles Legardinier has always been passionate about transmitting emotion. At the age of 15, he worked on the English and American cinema sets as a pyrotechnician. He then turns to production and makes commercials as well as trailers and some documentaries behind the scenes of great movies. He is now dedicated to written communication for cinema and script rewriting. At the same time, he has published several novels, including adaptations, as well as books for young people such as Le Sceau des Maîtres and Le Dernier Géant, which have received numerous awards. The Exile of the Angels, his first novel published in the Black River in 2009, received the prize SNCF of the 2009 polar. He is also author of We were the men and Tomorrow I stop !, his first comedy.”