Search Results: "Andrea di Robilant"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2011

"The author's painstaking detective work thoroughly limns the controversies that have plagued the Zens for 500 years."
Engrossing investigation of significant Age of Discovery journeys. Read full book review >

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LUCIA by Andrea di Robilant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2008

"Occasionally tedious, but the author's meticulous attention to personal detail yields compelling historical character sketches."
A well-composed but substance-thin tale of the author's ancestor and the daughter of a great Venetian family. Read full book review >

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A VENETIAN AFFAIR by Andrea di Robilant
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Strong potential, poor execution."
An 18th-century affair in Venice revealed in the lovers' myriad letters, some only recently discovered. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE ROSE by Andrea di Robilant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2014

"A quiet country pleasure."
A historian's account of how he uncovered the identity of a mysterious wild rose growing on the old farming estate of an illustrious Venetian ancestor. Read full book review >

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DOLCI DI LOVE by Sarah-Kate Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2011

"An atypical, sometimes awkward (see the title) version of chick lit which cheerily proposes that two wrongs can make a right."
A betrayed wife collides with two biscuit-baking, elderly Italian sisters who double as matchmakers in a bumpy romantic fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN & DI by Ingrid Seward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A well-written, guilt-free treat for devoted royal family-watchers—whose numbers are, of course, legion."
A surprisingly fresh addition to the mountain of biographies of the late Princess of Wales—this one focusing on her relations with the Queen. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR ME DI CIN by Roberto Piumini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A delightful amusement with lovely and evocative artwork. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Despite his eponymous name, a wise doctor tricks a sick prince into curing himself without herbs or medications. Read full book review >

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DI AND I by Peter Lefcourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A fun romp, but the humor is sometimes forced, and the book is ultimately more silly than entertaining."
Screenwriter and novelist Lefcourt (The Dreyfus Affair, 1992, etc.) returns with a bizarre comedy in which the Princess of Wales and a Hollywood screenwriter fall in love and open a McDonald's restaurant in California. Read full book review >

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THE SHADE OF ANDREA FOX by Jacob Terrell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Moderately entertaining, high-stakes fantasy; first in a planned series."
In Terrell's first novel, high school student Andrea Jillian Fox's mysterious parentage and shadowy destiny threatens two worlds. Read full book review >

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THE LA-DI-DA HARE by J. Patrick Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Bluthenthal's animated illustrations are an excellent complement, in beachcombing colors of sand and surf, convincing in the depiction of a place awash in fresh, salt breezes. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clever wordplay and a marvelous island bestiary distinguish this rhymed wonder quest from Lewis (Black Swan/White Crow, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE OF CASTEL DI SANGRO by Joe McGinniss
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Up to the last 40 pages, an entertaining and often moving read."
This venture into the murky waters of Italian soccer begins as a radical departure for the best-selling journalist McGinnis (The Last Brother, not reviewed, etc.), known more for his true crime volumes than his sports reporting. Read full book review >