Search Results: "Emlyn Chand"


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FARSIGHTED by Emlyn Chand
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Despite a few small hiccups, this is an engaging read that should satisfy its young adult audience."
The blind will see the future in Chand's debut young-adult novel. Read full book review >

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DR. CRIPPEN'S DIARY by Emlyn Williams
Released: May 25, 1989

Noted playwright Williams, who chronicled the Moors Murders (Beyond Belief, 1968)—and who wrote his first novel (Headlong, 1980) at age 75—serves up a defense of the notorious wife-killer Hawley Harvey Crippen in the form of a diary supposedly sealed by Crippen shortly before his execution in 1910, and first published in Britain in 1987. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF DEAD AUTHORS by Emlyn Rees
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An upscale black-comic equivalent of beach reading."
Cheer for every author who didn't make the Modern Library's Top 100, or even a single publisher's acceptance pile: somebody has declared open season on Britain's most undeservedly successful novelists. Read full book review >

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A CHOICE OF EVILS by Meira Chand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"Graphic reminders that words can still paint horrors with harrowing effect in a sometimes schematic but searing story of love and loyalty under fire."
Japan's infamous 1937 asault on the Chinese city of Nanking and its role in the approach of WW II is at the heart of this panoramic and sometimes didactic account of the moral dilemmas confronted by the good in evil times. Read full book review >

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COME TOGETHER by Josie Lloyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Standard boy-meets-girl stuff, but told with real wit and flair. (Author tour)"
It's "he said/she said" time in this jointly authored debut describing the rocky course of true love from the vastly differing perspectives of the man and the woman in question. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE PRAYERS OF CHRISTMAS by Candy Chand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Still, Sunday-school teachers and Christmas-pageant directors will find this useful. (Picture book/religion. 4-9)"
The Nativity is retold by 12 different characters, each offering a rhyming, first-person view of the events of the special night. Read full book review >