Search Results: "Gemma Townley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING MARRIED by Gemma Townley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Chipper Cinderella tale for the modern woman."
Boring Brit remakes herself to snag a hubby and land a fortune. Read full book review >

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WHEN IN ROME... by Gemma Townley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Dopey first outing by Sophie Kinsella's sister."
Top stories in today's news: to meet a hungry world's growing demand for chick-lit plots, scientists have announced the cloning of an embryonic heroine who is cute, fluffy, clueless, and never grows up . . . . Read full book review >

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GEMMA by Meg Tilly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A haunting tale of abuse that may leave readers queasy."
A series of sexual crimes against a wayward girl are put under a microscope. Read full book review >

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GEMMA & GUS by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A just plain ducky addition to this excellent picture-book series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gosling siblings explore their world in this latest offering from Dunrea's Gossie & Friends series. Read full book review >

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LOSING GEMMA by Katy Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2002

"A tragic thriller about curdled friendships and the dangerous thrills of the unknown, saddled with an ending that readers will see coming about 40 pages away."
Two young Brits go backpacking in India, but only one comes back. Read full book review >

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GEMMA BOVERY by Posy Simmonds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A moody and energetic variation on an old, old tale that seems brand-new."
A graphic novel updates a relationship that's doomed in the manner of Flaubert's tragic heroine's. Read full book review >

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GEMMA AND THE BABY CHICK by Antonia Barber
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"A fresh, imaginatively conceived look at a well-worn subject. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of The Mousehole Cat (1990, ALA Notable) brings unusual drama to a familiar event. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY by Margot Livesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Nicely, touchingly done, and the familiar story exerts its reliably magnetic pull, but fans of JaneEyre will wonder why."
A clever orphan girl, mistreated by relatives, then sent to suffer cruelly at boarding school, finds heartbreak and eventual heartsease with a brooding older man. Sound familiar? Read full book review >

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A BITTER MAGIC by Roderick Townley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Plenty of magic, a touch of romance, an appealing heroine, and a talking lobster lighten Townley's tale of deadly sibling jealousy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After Cisley's mother disappears into the shards of a black mirror during her illusion act, the 12-year-old must discover her own powers to learn whether her mother is alive and how to find her. Read full book review >

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INTO THE LABYRINTH by Roderick Townley
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This is all done in vivid, sparkling language, and knowing readers will see references to everything from TV's Jay Leno to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. (Fiction. 10+)"
Princess Sylvie, the plucky and brave heroine of The Great Good Thing (2001), returns to adventures old and new in this brilliantly imagined sequel. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GOOD THING by Roderick Townley
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2001

"With inspiration from Lewis Carroll to The Truman Show and The Purple Rose of Cairo, Townley has created that most impossible thing: a book beloved from the first page. (Fiction. 10+)"
Enchantment rules: the power of story; the uses of dream and memory; and the eternal childhood question of where beloved characters live when their book is closed are just some of the skeins of this utterly winning book. Read full book review >

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PLAY NICE by Gemma Halliday
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2012

"Halliday (Deadly Cool, 2011, etc.) combines investigation with the inevitable romance for a mystery that's enjoyably by the book."
A former assassin can't seem to hide from her past. Read full book review >