Search Results: "Gerald Morris"


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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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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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STEPHEN MORRIS by Nevil Shute
Released: Sept. 11, 1961

"Shute, in these early writings, shows a gift for combining his major factual interest with a sense of character, but the plot aspects seem somewhat immature, though the subject matter sustains the interest."
While posthumously published, Stephen Morris actually brings together two early, short novels, never before published. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2004

"Still, this outing will appeal more to established fans already familiar with his Round Table crew. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-13)"
In the sixth, and grimmest, of Morris's Arthurian retellings, while seeking a certain knight who encouraged villagers to burn her mother and Jewish foster-father, young Sarah ultimately discovers that vengeance is an empty motive. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"Even Arthur and Guinevere make up in this engaging adventure, an ideal follow-up to the first book and just as full of characters who are brave, loyal, and admirably human. (Fiction. 12-14)"
This sequel to The Squire's Tale (1998) finds Morris's affable young hero, Terence, still serving the legendary Sir Gawain. Read full book review >

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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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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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THE QUEST OF THE FAIR UNKNOWN by Gerald Morris
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

Morris continues his intelligent retellings of Arthurian legends with a tale of multiple quests, centered on a young man so innocent of the world that he makes Candide look like Casanova. Read full book review >

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THE LIONESS & HER KNIGHT by Gerald Morris
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Once again, Morris brilliantly re-animates an old story, keeping readers engaged while gently, genially urging them to ruminate over the truths at its heart. (Fiction. 12+)"
Morris's newest Arthurian tale is as clever, funny and wise as its predecessors. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF SIR DINADAN by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2003

"While not the strongest or funniest in the series, this will nevertheless satisfy Arthurian buffs as well as those who like their history and fantasy mixed with humor. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fans of The Squire's Tale (1998) and its sequels will welcome this new installment in the humorous take on the King Arthur legends. Read full book review >

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THE SAVAGE DAMSEL AND THE DWARF by Gerald Morris
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2000

"Fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted (1997), Patricia Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles and similarly lighthearted fantasy will be delighted. (afterword) (Fiction. 1115)"
In Morris's third (Squire's Tale, 1998; The Squire, the Knight and the Lady, 1999) wry, sometimes hilarious, take on an Arthurian legend, a sharp-tongued young damosel gets an education in sorcery, intrigue and what true knighthood is all about. Read full book review >

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PARSIFAL’S PAGE by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"So will the reader. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Morris (The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf, 2000, etc.) serves up another engaging take on Arthurian legend. Read full book review >