Search Results: "Elizabeth Buchan"


BOOK REVIEW

ELIZABETH by David Starkey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2000

"Reveals a livelier Liz: lovely, clever, wise, and—like all the other Tudors—possessed of the 'besetting sin' of 'rapacity.' (16 pp. color photos and illustrations)"
In brisk, bracing prose, a freelance historian follows England's first Queen Elizabeth from birth to the early days of her reign. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD WIFE STRIKES BACK by Elizabeth Buchan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Another winner from the author of, most recently, Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (Feb. 2003)."
Buchan again agreeably celebrates a middle-aged woman's use of guile and smartness to score subtle points and victories in taking back her life from a demanding husband. Read full book review >

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CONSIDER THE LILY by Elizabeth Buchan
Released: Oct. 6, 1993

"Absorbing romance, well-drawn, sympathetic characters, vivid evocation of the beauties of English gardens and country houses- -plus a nice fillip of the supernatural."
British writer Buchan (the paperback Daughters of the Storm, 1990) weaves a romantic, nostalgic tale of passion, dark family secrets, and the gentle solace of gardening, set in England in the Thirties and Forties. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by Lisa Hilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Mildly revisionist, well-argued, and thoroughly satisfying."
There is no shortage of biographies of Britain's Elizabeth I (1533-1603), but readers should pay attention to this thoughtful, often ingenious account. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by Sarah Bradford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 1996

"No tabloid hype here, but this authoritative biography has enough revealing nuggets scattered through an otherwise flat narrative to keep a royal watcher enthralled. (17 color and 39 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
In the year of her 70th birthday, Elizabeth II of England comes under scrutiny as mother (not quite good enough), wife (better), and constitutional monarch (outstanding). Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by John Guy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"One of the best biographies of Elizabeth ever."
The Whitbread Award-winning author delivers an outstanding biography of Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Moloney says she found her voice through writing her memoir; readers, however, may not be able to follow what she's saying."
Ex-nun Moloney's debut memoir chronicles a life bound by the expectations of others, turned around with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous, Jungian analysis and New Age spirituality. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by J. Randy Taraborrelli
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2006

"Overly worshipful, but you'd have to be quite jaded to be bored by this chronicle of a miniseries life."
Veteran diva-disher Taraborrelli, who has written about Cher, Madonna and Princess Grace, turns his pen on the silver screen starlet of the century. Read full book review >

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WIVES BEHAVING BADLY by Elizabeth Buchan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2006

"Flabby, meandering and emotionally vacuous."
Second wife gets short shrift in Buchan's sequel to Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (2003). Read full book review >

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REVENGE OF THE MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN by Elizabeth Buchan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2003

"A wry and elegant tale about a woman of a certain age fighting back and winning unexpected victories."
Britisher Buchan's US debut, the story of a middle-aged wife who, when her life and marriage fall apart, manages to fight back, move on, even hope for something better. Read full book review >

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SEPARATE BEDS by Elizabeth Buchan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2011

"The comforting message here seems to be that the family that loses its money together stays together."
The already iffy equilibrium of a couple in mid-marriage distress comes under new pressures when the British economy crashes in Buchan's good-natured domestic dramedy (Wives Behaving Badly, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING SHE THOUGHT SHE WANTED by Elizabeth Buchan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2005

"Barbara's story is the more realized; Siena's a tritely topical afterthought: neither profits from the pairing."
Two stories, set decades apart, reflect unreliably on the gender wars. Read full book review >