Search Results: "Archibald Colquhoun"


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THE WATCHER AND OTHER STORIES by William Weaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1970

"An amusing, lightly sardonic, barbed assault on self-perpetuating, self-sustaining establistments built by men but now attaining the untouchable elevation of a divine law."
Calvino's serio-comic galactic overview (Cosmicomics — 1968) descends, in these three long stories; to an erratic exploration of human institutions and the priorities of allegiances, which, with a tilt or two, produce some unusual results. Read full book review >

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ARVIDA by Samuel Archibald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An uneven collection of stories about cruel men, enigmatic women, and frightened children."
Ghost stories, fables, and childhood memories from the great white north. Read full book review >

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The Vatican Third Secret Hoax - Exposed! and the Truth Revealed by Iain Colquhoun
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2013

"Regardless of whether one agrees or not on religious grounds, fans of 20th-century U.K. history in particular will appreciate this fine example of well-researched, thoughtful historical writing."
What do a prophecy from 1917, Trident nuclear submarines and an interchurch organization have to do with one another? Colquhoun, in his historically astute essay, argues that they may augur troubled times as predicted by Scripture. Read full book review >

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DID SHE KILL HIM? by Kate Colquhoun
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"An intriguing story told in the style of Thomas Hardy or George Eliot, if they traded in true crime."
The mystery of what happened in the summer of 1889 "beneath the skin of propriety and manners" at a British mansion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Despite the occasional slow spots, Colquhoun successfully balances suspense with historical accuracy."
Account of the first Victorian railway murder in Britain, and how the broader historical events surrounding the crime shaped the hunt for a killer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A thoughtful and detailed book to be savored—but not on an empty stomach."
The history of British food, beginning with a tough grain that was all the rage among Neolithic farmers. Read full book review >

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SIR! I'M NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, OR, GOODY TWO-SHOES GOES TO TOWN by Mary Lynn  Archibald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"A pleasant reflection on mostly good times."
A breezy memoir about growing up in the 1940s and '50s along the California coast. Read full book review >