Search Results: "Betsy Cornwell"


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MECHANICA by Betsy Cornwell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A smart, refreshing alternative to stale genre tropes. (Steampunk/fairy tale. 12-15)"
A spunky mechanic stars as a steampunk Cinderella who doesn't need rescuing. Read full book review >

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VENTURESS by Betsy Cornwell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"As clever as the heroine's invented boot polishers and sewing machines, as appealing as the dresses designed by her coal-powered automaton horse. (Steampunk. 12-16)"
After the "Cinderella" story ends, a heroine inventor must stop a war between humans and Faerie. Read full book review >

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TIDES by Betsy Cornwell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"A haunting, atmospheric, intergenerational tale of the 'inbetween,' suffused with selkie lore. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this debut, a contemporary teen arrives at New Hampshire's Isles of Shoals for a coveted summer internship and discovers the liminal boundary between fantasy and reality. Read full book review >

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CARPE DIEM by Autumn Cornwell
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A witty coming-of-age adventure. (Fiction. 12-17)"
A naïve teen learns how to carpe diem after spending an adventurous summer in Southeast Asia. Read full book review >

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SHARPE'S EAGLE by Bernard Cornwell
Released: April 20, 1981

"Nicely-edged characters, technicolor action, clipped narration—a solid series send-off."
First in a series of novels about the Napoleonic Wars, this covers the Talavera Campaign of July 1809. Read full book review >

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SHARPE’S ESCAPE by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Another good one."
Cornwell's excellent long-running Sharpe series (Sharpe's Havoc, 2003, etc.) takes the soldiers' soldier to real-life battles around Bussaco and Coimbra, Portugal. Read full book review >

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VAGABOND by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Historically accurate and huge fun. Vintage Cornwell."
Continuing the series that began with The Archer's Tale (2001), adventure master Cornwell throws his lusty young hero Thomas of Hookton up against both the French and the Inquisition. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KINGDOM by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Cornwell's no-fail mix of historic tidbits and good-humored action makes the usually gloomy ninth century sound like a hell of a lot of fun."
A dispossessed Northumbrian gets a military education from the Danes before reluctantly signing on to serve the humorless Wessexian king, he who will eventually become Alfred the Great (849-99). Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 1992

"Cornwen, one of the great naval writers of this era, finds a way to get his intrepid army hero to sea for much of the story—without in the least compromising the high standards of this first-rate series."
The hero of Cornwell's Sharpe series (Sharpe's Revenge, etc.) reluctantly abandons his Norman hearth and home to search for an old friend gone missing in revolutionary Chile. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2003

"A lucid survey synthesizing a broad range of historical research."
A timely study of the world's first great scientific-military-industrial complex. Read full book review >

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SHARPE'S RIFLES by Bernard Cornwell
Released: Sept. 8, 1988

"Another good Sharpe."
The Sharpe series (Sharpe's Regiment, Sharpe's Siege, etc.) reverts to 1809 and Sharpe's early days as an officer in French-occupied Spain. Read full book review >