Search Results: "Evelyn Toynton"


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MODERN ART by Evelyn Toynton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Still, even a stiff and fuming novel like this one serves as a reminder that artistic reputations have always been commodities traded on an exchange."
First-novelist Toynton casts a narrowed eye on the amoralities of the art market in this unsentimental but far-too-mechanical debut. Read full book review >

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THE ORIENTAL WIFE by Evelyn Toynton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"A first-rate literary work and a character study of loss."
Painful echoes of the Holocaust resonate in Toynton's literary effort. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A nice grrrl, but not much of a riot."
A rock 'n' roll girl embraces motherhood, pens self-indulgent memoir. Read full book review >

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THE DOLL'S HOUSE by Evelyn Anthony
Released: Aug. 3, 1992

"Seamlessly styled entertainment—with tight action and a wry, ironic close."
Again, Anthony (The Relic, 1991, etc. etc.) melds romantic suspense and espionage thrills for a spirited diversion—this time involving a love affair that bobs crazily around a plot to rub out an Arab prince. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF EVELYN WAUGH by Evelyn Waugh
Released: Oct. 25, 1977

All different kinds of people are going to be disappointed by these heavily heralded diaries—kept by England's most acerbic schoolboy, playboy, traveler, soldier, and novelist. Read full book review >

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"A slice-of-life from a small-town existence."
In a collection of columns from The Easley Progress, McCollum (Nalley, A Southern Family Story, 2002) offers mostly heartwarming tales of her family and the hamlet in which she grew up. Read full book review >

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SWORD OF HONOUR by Evelyn Waugh
Released: Nov. 2, 1966

"Some critics, Malcolm Muggeridge for instance, considered this ironic, absurd, affecting (and autobiographical) portrait of a middle aged man at war his finest achievement."
Both a "recension" (Waugh before his death excised some of the original material) as well as a one-volume publication of the World War II trilogy— Men at Arms (1952) Officers and Gentleman (1955) and Unconditional Surrender (1961) which Waugh thought of as "obituary of the Roman Catholic Church in England." Read full book review >

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RUNAWAY by Evelyn Lau
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Outspoken but without insight, naive but capable of inflicting great pain: Lau's adolescent reflections aredespite their shock valueno more than that."
Sex, drugs, and an obsession with ``my writing'' dominate this self-absorbed journal of a nonetheless remarkable teenager. Read full book review >

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THE LOVED ONE by Evelyn Waugh
Released: June 23, 1948

"Certainly not a even for Waugh addicts."
Entertaining as Evelyn Waugh's practiced wit may be, the mockery here seems a little macabre for all tastes. Read full book review >

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HELENA by Evelyn Waugh
Released: Oct. 16, 1950

"An intellectual invention which is not without its spiritual significance, this still does not subdue the occasional bright badinage, the wit which is a worldly one, although it will be the name that will carry this to its audience."
A retelling of the story of St. Read full book review >

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THE RELIC by Evelyn Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Indeed, this is a decidedly poor man's le CarrÇ, though not so poor that it won't amuse in its lightweight way."
The author of 3l romantic suspense and espionage novels (featuring the British Mata Hari, Davina Graham) here labors to answer the question: What's a cold war spy-story writer to do now that perestroika's come? Read full book review >

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MYSTERY IN PRIOR'S FORD by Evelyn  Hood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"The first of Hood's Prior's Ford mysteries to be published in the U.S. (Scandal in Prior's Ford, 2011, etc.) is more village romance than mystery, but it does draw you into the lives of the villagers."
The quiet English village of Prior's Ford is happy to welcome a celebrity resident, but not so much another murder. Read full book review >