Search Results: "Douglas Skeggs"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRIUMPH OF BACCHUS by Douglas Skeggs
Released: Sept. 6, 1993

"Art-crimes specialist Skeggs (The Talinin Madonna, 1992, etc.) is at his best describing how to forge an Old Master, and on less sure footing with derring-do in back alleys, etc. Tom and his irascible artist pal Scobie, however, are great fun to watch at work."
Of all the people queuing up to see Titian's Triumph of Bacchus—now on loan to the Royal Academy and insured by Trevelayan's insurance syndicate—none were more respectful of it than the men who lifted it, then demanded five million pounds' worth of uncut diamonds for its return. Read full book review >

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THE TALININ MADONNA by Douglas Skeggs
Released: Feb. 17, 1992

"Routine but plausible art-world palaver, and about average derring- do from second-novelist Skeggs (The Estuary Pilgrim, 1990)."
When a Russian ÇmigrÇ spots a treasure from the Hermitage storerooms on display in a London art gallery, he complains to lawyer Pip Spencer, then dies shortly thereafter on steep subway steps. Read full book review >

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THE PHOENIX OF PRAGUE by Douglas Skeggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 1997

"Nevertheless, Skeggs shows a nice line in weary Adam Hall- ish disillusionment before the inevitable round of betrayals and fatalities sets in."
The blokes at MI6, wondering where unassuming Prague dealer Pavel Pesanek got the Rembrandt he sold for $30 million, have dispatched Czech-born agent Jan Capek to ask him. Read full book review >

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HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
by David Melling, illustrated by David Melling, developed by Hachette UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"This app won't win any awards for technological innovation, but it offers enough warmth and educational value to justify the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A cub searches for a much-needed bear hug. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

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DON'T WORRY, DOUGLAS! by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Simple and sweet, with a winning streak of silly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When bumbling Douglas wrecks a gift, what can he do? Read full book review >

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DOUGLAS MACARTHUR by Arthur Herman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"Featuring the use of new archives, a highly regarded historian offers a significant reappraisal."
A freshly critical life of the great American general, whose "spectacular successes were always haunted by his equally spectacular failures." Read full book review >

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HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Many of Melling's illustrations have rib-tickling touches, and a hilarious appendix shows the rabbit and a small flock of sheep demonstrating more than a dozen different hugs (the shy and unrequited hugs are particularly snort-inducing). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lovable brown bear needs a hug, but he doesn't know his own strength. Read full book review >

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DOUGLAS, YOU NEED GLASSES! by Ged Adamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A lighthearted introduction to the perks of wearing glasses. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Everything looks great when a myopic dog gets glasses.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A crisply articulated, dynamic presentation of how the debates unfolded and why they still matter today."
Two-time Lincoln Prize winner Guelzo (Civil War Era History/Gettysburg Coll.; Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America, 2004, etc.) colorfully chronicles the most famous Senate campaign in American history. Read full book review >

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DOUGLAS ADAMS'S STARSHIP TITANIC by Terry Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"Both Jones and Adams possess impressive comic credentials, so there are some amusing moments—but otherwise it's pretty thin and familiar fare."
Adams (the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, etc.) contributed the idea, such as it is, while Monty Python's Jones wrote the book. Read full book review >

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MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS by Jennifer Bryant
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Reporter, author, and ecology activist, this feisty 94-year- old has fought for more than 60 years to protect the Everglades, but her spice and strength are barely apparent in this subdued biography in the ``Earth Keeper'' series. Read full book review >