Search Results: "Gerald Durrell"


BOOK REVIEW

GERALD DURRELL by Douglas Botting
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The result is a solid, engaging biography that will appeal to Durrell's admirers—and perhaps, with good cause, earn him a few more. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A portly, respectful biography of the late British conservationist, author, and raconteur. Read full book review >

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GERALD by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 5, 1935

"Good reading."
A delightful biography of Gerald du Maurier, the actor, by his daughter. Read full book review >

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MARRYING OFF MOTHER by Gerald Durrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"On two legs or four, these improbable creatures offer softened charms and certain satisfactions for old fans and newer enthusiasts."
Beginning with Esmeralda, a champion truffle pig who smells of Joy, this collection of eight stories finds Durrell on a familiar anecdotal high. Read full book review >

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THE ARK'S ANNIVERSARY by Gerald Durrell
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

The ark in question isn't Noah's, although the intention is the same: to construct a shelter for endangered species. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 1993

Another delightful excursion into nature by the always amusing Durrell, who's proving to be as prolific as many of his animal charges (Marrying Off Mother, 1992; The Ark's Anniversary, 1991— and 23 other titles). Read full book review >

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Released: May 21, 1998

"In MacNiven, he has found a gifted, sympathetic interpreter. (36 b&w photos, not seen)"
Elegant and meticulous, this authorized biography of the author of such literary works as The Alexandria Quartet and The Avignon Quintet is a belletristic treat. Read full book review >

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GERALD BRENAN by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 1993

In his 92 years, Brenan (1894-1987), an English writer who lived mostly Spain, produced poetry, novels, essays, reviews, histories of Spain and its literature, memoirs, and myriad letters revealing how famous he was in Spain and among his friends. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1995

"Mildly entertaining, but not likely to add Chapman to the ambiguous pantheon of American crime. (8 pages b&w photos)"
Prolific true-crime and mystery writer Jeffers (A Grand Night for Murder, 1995, etc.) details a neglected chapter in American criminal history—but a chapter may be all the story merits. Read full book review >

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GERALD R. FORD by James Cannon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2013

"Prior to his career in government service, Cannon (who died at 93 in 2011) spent years as a journalist, and that training shows in this smoothly readable account."
An advisor to President Gerald Ford (1913-2006) pens an admiring biography of America's most anomalous and, possibly, most underrated chief executive. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENCY OF GERALD R. FORD by John Robert Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 1995

"A fair, balanced account of a troubled time and of a decent man whose efforts left the White House in better shape than he found it."
Gerald Ford comes across here as an average nice guy who was thrust into the hot seat of a banished president and who tried to heal a demoralized nation in the aftermath of Watergate and Vietnam. Read full book review >

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THE LETTUCE LEAF BIRTHDAY LETTER by Linda Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Her zany, detailed tableaux keep the whole thing afloat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Duck paints a lettuce leaf masterpiece for his friend Goose's birthday, and hands it to the postrabbit with instructions to deliver the missive posthaste. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A fine addition to the body of work by a proven master. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Jabutí, the flute-playing tortoise, may not be as well known in North America as some of his fellow tricksters like Coyote or Ananse, but there are many stories about him in Amazonian folklore, first recorded as long ago as 1875. Read full book review >