Search Results: "Adelaide Lancaster"


BOOK REVIEW

ADELAIDE by Tomi Ungerer
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"Slight when new, it's now a period piece to boot. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The third English edition of a justly obscure tale (it was originally published in 1959) featuring a winged kangaroo whose travels end in Paris. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Knuckle-draggers in pinstripes will probably continue to look for the easy kill, but readers with a soul will want to sit down, uncork the highlighter and dig in."
In Good Company founders Lancaster and Abrams interview 100 businesswomen in this snappy guide to entrepreneurial bliss. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 2001

"Rich portraits of the sisters—and of the constraints and rewards of Victorian life. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Colorful adventures of two scions of a 19th-century English theatrical family. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A must-own for fans of magic, Steele's book is a fun peek into the history of magic's golden age."
Steele assembles the long-lost memoirs of the "Queen of Magic," a once-famous, nearly forgotten female magician. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 2008

"The source material occasionally feels overfamiliar, but Royle's meticulous research, supplemented by a useful appendix listing the main characters, makes this a welcome addition to the body of literature about this pivotal epoch in English history."
An account of the epic 15th-century battle for the crown of England. Read full book review >

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ALBERT OF ADELAIDE by Howard Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2012

"A novel that tests the reader's patience for animal whimsy and elaborate fables."
There are no human characters in this debut novel of fantasy and allegory that will leave some readers wondering what the point of it is. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSEHOLD GUIDE TO DYING by Debra Adelaide
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Despite the cluttered scenario and downbeat subject matter, the author's witty, perky tone and insight prevail."
Dry meditations on preparing for death and a trip down memory lane preoccupy the cancer-stricken heroine of a reflective, overburdened but not too sentimental story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2013

"Valuable environmental insight—a conservationist's delight."
Lancaster's (Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, 2007, etc.) combination reference manual, how-to guide and environmental manifesto offers a wealth of information about "water stewardship" for gardens, landscaping and everyday household use. Read full book review >