Search Results: "Alexander Campion"


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KILLER CRITIQUE by Alexander Campion
Released: July 1, 2012

"Despite the overextended wrap-up, the mystery is as lightweight as the gustatory talk. There are no recipes: You couldn't prepare the grenadine de veau in a million years."
Someone is killing the most exacting food critics in Paris before they can even file their reviews. Read full book review >

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CRIME FRAÎCHE by Alexander Campion
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Arch dialogue and lax detection make Campion's second just a routine countryside romp."
Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier (The Grave Gourmet, 2010) divides her time between her Twentieth-Arrondissement district and her ancestral country home. Read full book review >

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Alexander by Alex Gordon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 26, 2017

"A fantasy that saddles endearing characters with humdrum domesticity."
A sequel further explores the romantic bond between a human and a dragon. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 19, 1937

"Good reading."
The case book of Mr. Campion, wealthy crime investigator of Dancers in Mourning containing seven episodes wherein he solves jewel robberies, murders, frauds, etc. Oates of Scotland Yard and Campion's imperfect valet also appear. Read full book review >

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EDMUND CAMPION by Evelyn Waugh
Released: June 19, 1946

"Biography in the classical tradition and in the pure prose associated with Waugh, this will have a devotional appeal as well as an intellectual interest, but is not for the wider market of his last."
A biography of Edmund Campion, the gentle scholar- who was forced by the bigotry and persecution of the Elizabethan age into a world of violence, which offers a reverential portrayal, assured scholarship. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1935

"It will undoubtedly be overlooked by many Waugh admirers if it is not there, and by Catholic and Protestant alike who enjoy a treat."
The Waughs have a way with them that would intrigue and enchant any modern, but Edmund Campion, Elizabeth's Martyr-Saint would do a proper job even though painted by a brush lacking Waugh's natural flair. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Wilson ably and unsparingly portrays the heady, competitive, solipsistic world that celebrated, and ultimately doomed, McQueen."
The astonishing creations and tormented life of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010). Read full book review >

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CRIME AND MR. CAMPION by Margery Allingham
Released: Sept. 3, 1959

An omnibus volume which will contain three early, out of print Campion titles: Death of a Ghost (1934); Flowers for the Judge (1936); and Dancers in Mourning (1937). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A sympathetic and judicious appraisal that will deepen the understanding of this remarkable man."
A slightly odd but ultimately very satisfying biography of a man who, in terms of political and historical impact, has been called ``the dominant writer of this century.'' George Kennan described The Gulag Archipelago as ``the most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever to be levelled in modern times.'' The irony is that the indictment came not from the West, but from a heroic survivor of the Gulag. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1990

"Overall, then, not likely to burnish the Allingham reputation—or even attract new fans."
Despite the title, this collection of Allingham snippets contains precious little of the enigmatic Albert Campion, and he is best showcased in a (brief) transcript of a 1935 radio interview—during which Allingham charmingly recaps his career and her delight in her upstart character. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Jean Fritz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"The volume comes to an unfortunately perfunctory conclusion with Hamilton's death in his duel with Aaron Burr, though source notes add interesting additional reading. (Biography. 9-12)"
His enemies may have called him an outsider, but Alexander Hamilton was loyal to his adopted country. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Willard Sterne Randall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2003

"A sturdy and readable life, in company with Randall's other portraits of the Revolutionary generation."
A revealing but measured biography of the younger Founding Father, who, to the horror of libertarians ever since, "[drew] up a blueprint for a relationship between government and money." Read full book review >