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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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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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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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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SOME KIND OF MAGIC by Adrian Fogelin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"A fine, complex tale of family, friends and magic. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Old friends Ben, Cass, Jemmie and Justin start high school in the fall, so this might be their last summer together; though they hope for an exciting summer, they get more intrigue than they bargained for. Read full book review >

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DEVIANT by Adrian McKinty
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Bloody without terror, this tale barely deviates from formula. (Mystery. 12-13)"
The new kid in a near-reform school finds himself caught up in a disturbing animal-abuse case. Read full book review >

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THE SORTA SISTERS by Adrian Fogelin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers will appreciate the pen-pal friendship and the hopeful ending. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Anna lives in Tallahassee, Fla., with Miss Johnette. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2001

"A mixture of evidence and assumptions in a look at the modern-day, tit-for-tat spy game between America and Moscow. (8-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
A timely biography that attempts to provide plausible explanations for the motives of alleged FBI double agent Robert Hanssen, whose trial is set to begin on October 29, 2001. Read full book review >

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VIENNA BLOOD by Adrian Mathews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The mood-showering prose slows the pace here and there, but that's little to pay for solid entertainment."
Arriving on raves from Britain, Mathews's first novel is touted as a marriage of Blade Runner and The Third Man. Read full book review >