Search Results: "Anthony Bailey"


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JOHN CONSTABLE by Anthony Bailey
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"And so it is that Constable is known today, though this literate and lively biography adds new shades to the artist's well-earned reputation."
The Romantic art rebel comes in for thoughtful biographical treatment at the hands of New Yorker alumnus Bailey. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An impressive work of history that gives the reader a greater appreciation for the art, if not an understanding of the mind, of one of the world's master painters."
A fascinating look at the paintings and history of 17th-century Spanish court painter Diego Velázquez, through the prism of one of his greatest masterpieces. Read full book review >

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THE COAST OF SUMMER by Anthony Bailey
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 1994

"From the shoals of Madaket to Sow and Pigs reef, Bailey wraps the reader up in this highly entertaining sea passage."
In prose as gentle as the breezes that push his craft, Bailey (The Outer Banks, 1989, etc.) tells of his summer voyage aboard the good ship Lochinvar, coasting along a piece of New England. Read full book review >

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VERMEER by Anthony Bailey
NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 2001

"Fine reading for art buffs and students of early-modern European history alike."
An ably wrought biography of the Dutch master. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 31, 1998

"Without ever denying Turner's quirks and petty cruelties, Bailey gradually illuminates the artist's character."
A thorough, careful biography of a talented, deeply evasive English painter whose own contemporaries knew little of him. Read full book review >

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IN THE ANTARCTIC by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"An appealing introduction to Antarctica that appropriately fosters a child's sense of wonder without adding a layer of worry about its future. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
After a last breakfast with her parents on a frozen coast, a young Adélie penguin spends a long summer feeding in the cold ocean, followed by an even longer dark winter resting on the ice until the sun rises the following spring. Read full book review >

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IN THE SAVANNAH by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A sweet ecosystem introduction for preschoolers, the first of a promising series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The African savanna, home of a tiny lion cub, is full of intriguing wildlife. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"A sad commentary on our times, but not to be ignored."
A grim reminder of the threat that parents and children face from predators. Read full book review >

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THE DEATHLY PORTENT by Elizabeth Bailey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2012

"Like The Gilded Shroud (2011, etc.), a fulsome simulacrum of the Regency era, with just enough upstairs/downstairs brouhaha to entertain fans of Downton Abbey."
The village blacksmith succumbs to a roof cave-in. Read full book review >

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THE MERCY OF THE SKY by Holly Bailey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"Storm chasers will find thrills in this tale of nature's wrath."
Tracking a furious, lethal storm. Read full book review >