Search Results: "Gavin Francis"


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ADVENTURES IN HUMAN BEING by Gavin Francis
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Henry Marsh's Do No Harm remains this year's medical memoir to beat, but Francis acquits himself well."
Doctors with literary ambitions write memoirs, tell stories about patients, or educate us. Scottish physician Francis (Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins, 2013, etc.) successfully combines all three.Read full book review >

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EMPIRE ANTARCTICA by Gavin Francis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A literate, stylish memoir of personal adventure rich in history, geography and science."
A highly readable, enjoyable account of one man's year serving as a doctor at Halley Research Station, the British Antarctic Survey's base on the Brunt Ice Shelf. Read full book review >

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BEAR IS NOT TIRED by Ciara Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Warm and wonderful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bear doesn't want to miss one moment with his duck family. Read full book review >

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KNIGHTLEY AND SON by Rohan Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"A rousing page-turner with one fault: It ends. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Heaps of mystery, dry humor and tweed abound in this exemplar of crime fiction à la Doyle. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"Possessing a certain charm, but missing a lot of pieces. (Photos throughout)"
Curious and evocative fragments of autobiography by boulevardier and screenwriter Moffat, gathered and embellished by Lambert (Natalie Wood, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A very appealing snack that whets the appetite for more substantial courses."
From Julius Caesar to the Millennium Wheel—a look at London's history with its storied river ever in the foreground. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Aside from the often corny narrative, the author provides an original contribution to the history of Civil War spying."
A well-documented biography of one of Allan Pinkerton's detectives and a successful Union spy. Read full book review >

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The First Man by Gavin Frankle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2015

"A gritty, modern twist on the story of the first human being."
Frankle (Chorus, 2014) reworks the story of Adam and Eve in this novel.Read full book review >

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IS THAT ALL THERE IS? by James Gavin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"An overly detailed biography that Lee's die-hard fans will welcome."
The sad, troubled life of the popular jazz singer. Read full book review >

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SPY'S HONOUR by Gavin Lyall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 19, 1995

"So ignore, if you can, the road to Sarajevo and enjoy one by one these unabashedly nostalgic chronicles from the sunniest days of MI5."
Return with us now to those thrilling days of the preWW I British Secret Service, when a man could legitimately be challenged to a duel for suggesting a fellow was a spy. Read full book review >

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SHOPPING by Gavin Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Images of Tokyo today are engagingly rendered with precision and a knowing eye, but the characters in this flashy pool all stick to the shallow end."
Tokyo in all its dazzling, dizzying intensity serves as the intrusive backdrop to this smart if somewhat simplified story about an odd couple of British lawyers assigned there to work, one of whom fails spectacularly at adapting: a sharply detailed, prizewinning debut that was short-listed for the 1998 Whitbread. Read full book review >

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NOWHERE NICE by Rick Gavin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"It just never ends for Nick and Desmond and their nemesis, and on the evidence of this latest rematch, it doesn't look as if it ever will."
When a meth lord escapes from a Mississippi prison and heads for the crackers who put him away, vowing revenge, the ensuing complications include every plot twist imaginable except revenge. Read full book review >