Search Results: "Celia Sandys"


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CHURCHILL WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE by Celia Sandys
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A pleasant and undemanding excursion into the experiences of the young Churchill in a more chivalrous time. (24 pages b&w photos, 6 maps)"
A charming, unassuming account by Winston Churchill's granddaughter of the adventures that made him famous during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899—1902. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

"Inspiring and engrossing. (color and b&w photos)"
In a narrative based primarily on the personal correspondence of the youthful Winston Churchill, his family, and other contemporaries, interspersed with the mature Churchill's poignant reminiscences, his granddaughter provides a rare and moving look at the formative years of Britain's great wartime leader. Read full book review >

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CHASING CHURCHILL by Celia Sandys
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A brimming life told with a refined touch. (24 b&w and 8 color photos)"
Granddaughter Sandys (Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive, 2000, etc.) follows in Winston's footsteps, giving impressions of his travels and those he met. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT LADYBUGS? by Celia Godkin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"But even if The Gardener's Bug Book (1994) doesn't list any caterpillars partial to peas, young naturalists will still enjoy this brief ecology lesson. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
In an effort to eliminate harmful insects, a gardener sprays his fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers with bug killer. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Though the portrayal of Rob's deteriorating mental state is raw and often uncomfortable, in the end, the honest, uncensored storytelling makes this a tale that will stay with readers long after the final page is turned. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A dark and dangerous thrill ride pushes teen readers to the brink of their comfort zones when it comes to issues of love, lust, politics, family and war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"An agenda-driven play-by-play that's told too far from the heat of the field."
Weighted report on the 1990 Democratic campaigns of Ann Richards, who won the statehouse in Texas, and Dianne Feinstein, who lost it in California; by the author of Fanny Wright: Rebel in America (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS THOUGHTS by Celia Fremlin
Released: Feb. 16, 1992

"Fremlin excels at psychological mystery (Listening in the Dusk, etc.) and, here, is pretty near the top of her form—from the dispassionate, cleareyed Clare to the childish, posturing Edwin, every character is incisively written."
Clare Wakefield is not pleased (to say the least) that her sadistic, habitually lying husband Edwin has escaped his abductors in the Middle East and is returning home—a media sensation, a hero. Read full book review >

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CITY OF SHADOWS by Celia Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"This will gratify young devotees of dark fantasy with its deliciously scary and compelling stories. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Born on a Friday at the stroke of midnight, Davey Williams is a "chime child" whose strange powers and extraordinary perceptions allow him to see ghosts and other supernatural beings. Read full book review >

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PIRATES! by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"An ambitious but fundamentally conventional tale, closer to Ann Rinaldi's historical novels than the more rousing likes of Avi's True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. (Fiction. YA)"
A rambling, romantic 18th-century tale features a teenaged British heiress who, along with her African half-sister, avoids Terrible Fate by becoming a pirate. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Intimate and robust."
A tantalizing introduction to the world of fragrances. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY by Celia Gittelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Rich and warming and a joy."
``There's a kind of peace when dealing with the dead. Read full book review >