Search Results: "Francis Sheppard"


BOOK REVIEW

LONDON by Francis Sheppard
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Scholarly and meticulously researched, Sheppard's excursion through London history has the engaging quality of a walking tour given by a guide with an infectious love of his subject."
By freelancer Sheppard, a leading London historian, a fascinating narrative of that city'as growth from a Roman provincial encampment to a modem world metropolis, From its beginnings in 53 a.d., London was an important provincial center, and it became the focus of the revolt of Boudicaa, the Celtic queen who led a sanguinary uprising against the Romans in 60 a.d. and burned the fledgling city to the ground. Read full book review >

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A MURDER OF CROWS by Steve Sheppard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"A diverting and workmanlike debut thriller from Sheppard, a former longtime Pentagon correspondent for ABC-TV."
A young orthopedist in rural Nebraska and a fugitive from a Siberian gulag are all that stand between the US and devastation at the hands of a Cold War enemy. Dr. George Duval witnesses a fiery truck accident on a country road. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Eno's cryptic artistry still awaits definitive deciphering."
Overstuffed yet incomplete biography of the prolific English musician-producer-artist. Read full book review >

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EXPOSED IN BOSTON by Sheppard Ferguson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 2013

"An uneven tale of the press, the Mafia, the CIA and unexpected consequences."
A photojournalist becomes an unlikely heroine in this action-packed crime novel. Read full book review >

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SPLASH, SPLASH by Jeff Sheppard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A merry, deftly crafted book, perfect for toddler group or lap-sitter. (Picture book. 1-5)"
``A bee fell in the water,/he went buzz, splash, buzz./When a bee falls in the water,/That's what a bee does'': Jaunty verse that preschoolers will be chanting after a hearing or two is paired with stylized illustrations of animals with wide button eyes in crisp, clean collages of subtly textured paper. Read full book review >

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ASK DR. K. FISHER ABOUT ANIMALS by Claire Llewellyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2007

"Animal lovers will eat this one up. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Llewellyn's K. Fisher (see publisher's name) is the Dear Abby of the animal kingdom. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"The line here between fiction and autobiography is too often blurred, with Joan seeming more mouthpiece than fleshed-out, convincing character."
Williams, who was a social worker for 20 years, creates a self-modeled protagonist in this debut collection—a semiautobiographical gathering of 15 interrelated stories. Read full book review >

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AROUND THE WORLD RIGHT NOW by Gina Cascone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"Straightforward—with a little bit of fun. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Time zones are not always easy to understand. Read full book review >

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EVEN MONEY by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"A blissfully satisfying blend of suspense, revenge and horse-racing info in a multilayered mystery that's presumably Felix Francis's distinctive contribution to his father's legendary series."
The father-and-son Francis team (Silks, 2008, etc.) turn their attention to the most reviled members of the horse-racing fraternity: on-site bookmakers. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1996

"Full- color illustrations, while offering visual information diorama- style, do not enliven matters. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Subtitled ``The Story of Newgrange,'' this is an account of a Stone Age burial site over 5,000 years. Read full book review >

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DEAD HEAT by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"Clunky expository dialogue tells you more than you probably want to know about food preparation and concertizing. But the mystery is engaging, and durable Max is a worthy addition to Francis's gallery of racetrack detectives."
Legendary racing-mystery master Francis (Shattered, 2000, etc.) partners with son Felix to bring mayhem of many kinds to the Newmarket track. Read full book review >