Search Results: "Diana Souhami"


BOOK REVIEW

DIANA by Jane Fincher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 1998

"Others may be moved to a contemplation of the peculiar modern fixation with celebrity. (500 color photographs)"
In one of what will undoubtedly be a host of tributes on the anniversary of her death comes a collection of several hundred color photographs of "the people's princess," taken by the only female photographer granted access to Diana by Buckingham Palace. Read full book review >

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DIANA by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"And unless it's simply a makeweight being used to fulfill a contractual obligation, it's hard to understand why Fuentes allowed it to be published."
A roman Ö clef distinguished, so to speak, by feet of the samenot to mention other bodily parts lubriciously (if not lovingly) described. Read full book review >

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MRS. KEPPEL AND HER DAUGHTER by Diana Souhami
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 1997

"And she lets Violet go almost uncritically, viewing her as a victim, when events could be read to portray her as more manipulative and active than Souhami allows. (24 pages photos and illustrations, not seen)"
Alice Keppel, mistress to Edward VII, ``loved profitably'' and with discretion; not so, alas, her daughter, Violet Trefusis, whose liaison with Vita Sackville-West marginalized her for the duration and destroyed her for life. Read full book review >

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GERTRUDE AND ALICE by Diana Souhami
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Photographs by Man Ray and Cecil Beaton stand out among 45 illustrations that convey Stein and her world."
Here, the odd, legendary, and passionate collaboration between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas is eyed with detailed objectivity by London critic Souhami (Gluck: Her Biography, 1989- -not reviewed). ``Gertrude and Alice made a strange looking pair,'' Souhami begins. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Literary history compressed into capsule-size that goes down like a charm."
Acclaimed literary biographer Souhami (Gertrude and Alice, 1997, etc.) profiles the island and the individual whose story inspired Daniel Defoe's novel. Read full book review >

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GWENDOLEN by Diana Souhami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Playing with ideas about creativity, exploring Victorian gender roles and women's rights, Souhami's first novel is a well-crafted, idea-driven curiosity."
Rearranging the characters in George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, acclaimed British biographer Souhami (Murder at Wrotham Hill, 2012, etc.) audaciously puts a modern spin on a literary classic.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2000

"A guarded, and frequently routine, presentation of a life that might receive a more searching treatment after it ends."
Financial Times literary editor Dalley presents this detailed portrait of the charming and elusive Lady Diana Mosley—highborn society beauty, writer, and fascist. Read full book review >

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PRAISE HER, PRAISE DIANA by Anne Rothman-Hicks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A suspenseful tale of violence and loss."
Gruesome revenge for rape jumps from fiction to real life in this multilayered thriller. Read full book review >

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MARKUS AND DIANA by Klaus Hagerup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Quirky and humorous. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Heights paralyze, darkness terrifies and just about everything worries the cautious Markus Simonsen, a Norwegian sixth-grader. Read full book review >

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CUPID AND DIANA by Christina Bartolomeo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Amusing, but so light that if you breathe on the page, the words will fly right off."
A contemporary romantic soufflÇ: boy meets girl, girl already has fiancÇ, girl dumps fiancÇ, boy dumps girl. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 22, 1990

Here, Bennett (Dean, American Univ.) recounts how she pursued the identity of some obscure names for a footnote in Vol. Read full book review >