Search Results: "Adrian Tinniswood"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2004

"Covers the Great Fire like a blanket. (16 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A robust account from Christopher Wren biographer Tinniswood (His Invention So Fertile, 2002) of the fire that reduced much of Wren's London to ashes in 1666. Read full book review >

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THE RAINBOROWES by Adrian Tinniswood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An extraordinary glimpse into a pivotal epoch in Western history."
A marvelously rendered tale of how one extended family helped shape, and was shaped by, the England and New England of the 1600s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2007

"Tinniswood's previous histories were occasionally didactic; this tome proves that, given the right material, he possesses a novelist's talent for storytelling."
Absorbing chronicle of a prominent 17th-century English family. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"For all aspiring Renaissance people, as well as for students of urban design, art history, and early modern European history."
Sometimes plodding, always illuminating biography of the renowned English architect and overachiever. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2010

"Rigorous and sophisticated."
Exciting history of 17th-century piracy among African city-states. Read full book review >

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THE LONG WEEKEND by Adrian Tinniswood
NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2016

"An enjoyable tour with a genial, informed, devoted docent."
A nostalgic account of life at English country houses during the interbellum era. Read full book review >

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PETE AND POLO’S FARMYARD ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"He makes it real that this is the kind of adventure a kid could have on his own, inviting a free association with Pete. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The boy and the stuffed polar bear from Pete and Polo's Big School Adventure (2000) take a trip to Grandpa's farm. Read full book review >

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SUMMER ON THE MOON by Adrian Fogelin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Steeped in violence (more implied than graphic) and poverty, but focused on love and hope. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Meet Socrates, better known as Socko, on the first day of summer before his eighth-grade year, a summer that will change his life forever. Read full book review >

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THE REAL QUESTION by Adrian Fogelin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Readers will empathize with the engaging young man who, without a guidebook, sorts through life's real questions. (Fiction. YA)"
Daily confrontations with a humorless, detail-oriented father (who is also his school guidance counselor) and sarcastic "friends," who ruthlessly mock exam scores that are anything less than perfect, have Fisher Brown feeling pressure. Read full book review >

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THE BIG NOTHING by Adrian Fogelin
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Misfit finds fit. (Fiction. YA)"
Big brother Duane is off in boot camp, and Justin is left trying to hold the parental units together. Read full book review >

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JORGE LUIS BORGES by Adrian Lennon
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 13, 1991

"Frequent b&w photos; chronology; bibliography; index. (Biography. 14+)"
A biography of the prize-winning Argentinian short-story writer and poet (1899-1986). Read full book review >

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We are all Little Gods: by Adrian Nardah
FICTION & LITERATURE

"For patient readers interested in postcolonial India, Nardah offers a rare, honest glimpse of how many middle-class Indians grow up."
Fearless and gritty, Nardah's debut novel chronicles life at an Indian boarding school in this coming-of-age saga. Read full book review >