Search Results: "Alistair Ian Blyth"


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THE DAYS OF THE KING by Filip Florian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A genial tale about fate and romance that sometimes gets overly tangled in political history."
A dentist and a prince—along with a remarkably articulate cat—navigate the complex politics of late-19th-century Romania. Read full book review >

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THE BULGARIAN TRUCK by Dumitru Tsepeneag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2016

"An imaginative work of oneiric fiction by a master practitioner that may prove a bit too fantastic for many audiences."
A Romanian writer chronicles the writing of a novel about a truck driver. Read full book review >

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THE ENCOUNTER by Gabriela Adamesteanu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"Layered, nuanced, and deeply allusive; readers without a grounding in recent Balkans history may miss some of the clues. The meaning of the story is clear enough, though, even if parts are opaque."
An exiled scientist returns home to a country that has forgotten him. Or has it? Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Lucid and lavishly illustrated—a fine gift for pop and music history buffs."
Appropriately ambitious biography of the recording studio that gave the world the Beatles' eponymous swan song—but also, lest it be forgotten, the works of Helen Shapiro and Vanessa-Mae. Read full book review >

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LA BELLE FRANCE by Alistair Horne
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2005

"A pleasure for Francophile readers, balancing the recent space of dimwitted screeds against a nation that dares to go its own way, hyperpuissance be damned."
A sweeping, literate history of a nation that the English-speaking powers have found vexatious and puzzling—but certainly never boring. Read full book review >

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HAROLD MACMILLAN by Alistair Horne
Released: March 31, 1989

From British historian Horne (Napoleon, Master of Europe 1805-1807; A Savage War of Peace; etc.), the first volume of a multivolume, definitive biography of the British statesman. Read full book review >

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A BUNDLE FROM BRITAIN by Alistair Horne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 1994

"The same qualities that produce brilliance in his historical writings—a penchant for detail and a pursuit of the social connections that bind his subjects together into complex entanglements—render his autobiography detached and impersonal."
A chatty, meandering memoir of the British historian widely known for his definitive, two-volume biography of the late prime minister Harold Macmillan (1989). Read full book review >

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SHIP SHAPELY by Alistair Boyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Though Gil's as charming as ever, the answer to this riddle isn't likely to sweep you off your legs."
The police call Les Quincy's death an accident, and why shouldn't they? Read full book review >

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SEVEN AGES OF PARIS by Alistair Horne
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"A lively primer of Parisian history, just the right companion for travelers to the city seeking a deeper understanding of the view before them."
A fittingly illuminating history of la ville lumière and of the great men and women who have passed beneath the gates of the French capital. Read full book review >

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THE DISINTEGRATIONS by Alistair McCartney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Outré and disturbingly engaging."
A novel that reads like a journal—with all entries meditations on the theme of death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Ann Coulter fans: This one is for you."
The liberal media is once again under attack from the right, but this time the attacker is an admitted former Spin Sister who has seen the error of her ways. Read full book review >