Search Results: "Giles Murray"


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SOUL CAGE by Tetsuya Honda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"The seventh in Honda's series, and the second published in English, dives deep into the details of a complex investigation and the challenges facing a woman in a competitive working environment."
A veteran policewoman battles a competitive squad room and witnesses with secrets. Read full book review >

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CAGE ON THE SEA by Kaoru Ohno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2014

"An appealing historical novel of World War II."
In Ohno's debut novel inspired by true events, an American soldier must convince a group of Japanese holdouts on a remote island that World War II has ended. Read full book review >

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WORLD OF HAPPY by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Despite the positivity, much of the sentiment and imagery will go over the heads of babies and toddlers. (Board book. 2-3)"
Six little books in a boxed set promote an optimistic view of the world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

Bas-relief cut-paper collages and brief text take readers on a tour of unique architectural structures around the world. Read full book review >

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IF YOU LIVED HERE by Giles Laroche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Best used to encourage children to create their own collages or three-dimensional models, this misses the mark as a strong introduction to domestic architecture. (selected sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Many North American children have a difficult time visualizing places or houses different than their own; this survey will help somewhat. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Often heavy-handed, but original as well: Giles's stories don't make a pretty picture, but often they do offer a convincing one."
A second collection from Giles (after Rough Translations, 1985) evokes the bitter quality of declining lives in terse—and ultimately depressing—tales. Read full book review >

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SAMURAI WILLIAM by Giles Milton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2003

"A remarkable tale that might have fallen from the inventive lips of Scheherazade. (3 maps, 47 illustrations)"
Popular historian Milton (The Riddle and the Knight, 2001, etc.) returns with another page-turner: a chronicle of the actual events underlying James Clavell's novel Shogun (1975). Read full book review >

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THE HOUND IN THE LEFT-HAND CORNER by Giles Waterfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"Hilarious, deft, and quick: Waterfield, in his US debut, sniffs out pretense and vanity with a bad-natured sense of humor worthy of Hogarth."
A mad romp through the back alleys of a London museum, Waterfield's send-up of high art and high society is one of the best academic satires to hit these shores since David Lodge's Small World. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KAISER by Giles MacDonogh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A gripping narrative about a flawed, but ultimately pitiable, king."
A biography of Wilhelm II, who oversaw the collapse of the German empire. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Teaches a lesson that needs repeating: Genocide is never the work of a few perverted individuals but springs from common patriotism accompanied by intense hatred of national enemies."
Gripping account of a half-forgotten 20th-century war that ended in gruesome ethnic cleansing. Read full book review >

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NO SUCH CREATURE by Giles Blunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2009

"The result isn't half bad, just less distinctive than Blunt's tales of Algonquin Bay Detective John Cardinal (By the Time You Read This, 2007, etc.)."
The heretofore depressive Blunt puts on his dancing shoes to follow a pair of gentlemen thieves from San Francisco to points south and east. Read full book review >