Search Results: "A.N. Wilson"


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WILSON by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring."
Accomplished biographer Berg (Lindbergh, 1998, etc.) emphasizes the extraordinary talents of this unlikely president in an impressive, nearly hagiographic account. Read full book review >

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WILSON by David Mamet
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well, folks, we're here to tell you—Wilson isn't even half-vast."
You'll want to clear your sinuses by renting a video of Glengarry Glen Ross or American Buffalo after wrestling with this unruly anti-novel by the noted playwright and remarkably unremarkable writer of fiction. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF THE PEOPLE by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2016

"A lackluster offering from a literary giant."
Why and how to read the Bible in modern times. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by A.N. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"A robust, immensely entertaining portrait from a master biographer."
A shimmering portrait of a tempestuous monarch. Read full book review >

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BETJEMAN by A.N. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Occasionally displays the author's characteristic acerbity—but generous to a fault."
A generous, even admiring, biography of the late English poet laureate (1906-84) known for his sing-songy verse (some call it doggerel), his BBC broadcasts, his devotion to the Church of England (despite his unconventional private life) and his determination to save England's notable older buildings from the wrecking ball. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DARWIN by A.N. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An illuminating new biography of a legendary figure in the scientific world whose legacy continues to draw reappraisals."
The prolific novelist and biographer probes the character and controversies of Charles Darwin's life and the controversial theory that turned the world on its head. Read full book review >

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OUR TIMES by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"By turns sardonic, rueful, engaging and cantankerous."
A novelist and disgruntled observer of modern Britain concludes his historical trilogy—following The Victorians (2003) and After the Victorians (2005)—with a stylishly grumpy survey of Britain's "decline" in the past half century. Read full book review >

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WINNIE AND WOLF by A.N. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2008

"Deliberately excessive, Wilson's latest lacks artistic coherence but does offer a feast for music lovers."
Winnie is Richard Wagner's daughter-in-law; Wolf is Hitler. Their relationship is just one item in this fact/fiction hybrid, an appealing grab bag of impressions of the Bayreuth Festival, the Weimar Republic and much more. Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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TABITHA by A.N. Wilson
Released: April 1, 1989

A beautifully written and produced early "chapter book" by a well-known British novelist—strong on style but weak on content. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2005

"A lucid companion to The Victorians (2003), and a fine work of social history of a world gone by."
Empires come and go, though seldom as suddenly and thoroughly as Great Britain's fall from world dominance. Read full book review >

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LONDON by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 2004

"Not rah-rah enough for the tourist trade, and too sketchy for the armchair traveler."
British biographer and novelist Wilson (The Victorians, 2003, etc.) briskly recaps London's evolution from Roman outpost to multicultural metropolis. Read full book review >