Search Results: "Giles Tremlett"


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ISABELLA OF CASTILE by Giles Tremlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"A combination of a solid biography of an extraordinary monarch and a concise history of turbulent 15th-century Spain."
Engaging new appraisal of Europe's first female monarch and her long, consequential reign. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A trek along a familiar trail conducted by a personable, able guide."
The Madrid correspondent for the Guardian follows the sad, tragic life of Catherine, first wife of Henry VIII, from her native Spain into the bloody whirlwind of Tudor England. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Thomas sizzles and fries, straightens up to knock out a classic. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Blistering but repetitious life of Thomas that leaves no part of him unwhipped; by the coauthor of 1986's Caitlin: Life with Dylan Thomas, which also was an oven-blast against the poet, directed by his widow. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by George Tremlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"This sober look at one of pop's most mercurial icons will no doubt send fans scurrying to dust off their Bowie platters and listen to them anew. (photos, not seen)"
Despite his long-term access to Bowie and others close to him, British rock journalist Tremlett (Dylan Thomas, 1992, etc.) is stronger in its portrayal of the finances of the rock biz than in profiling one of pop music's most enigmatic figures. Read full book review >

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GADAFFI by George Tremlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 1993

"Of some use but, overall, not a book to inspire full confidence as a source. (Photos)"
A potted revisionist biography of Gaddafi, by Tremlett (Dylan Thomas, 1992). Read full book review >

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NOW IS EVERYTHING by Amy  Giles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A tragic exploration of why people sometimes protect their abusers. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Airplane-crash survivor Hadley's motivations for attempting suicide are explored in chapters that alternate between flashbacks of her life and her current stay in a psychiatric facility. 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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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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FREDERICK THE GREAT by Giles MacDonogh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2000

"A captivating, diverse study of an equally fascinating figure."
An ambitious portrait that concentrates on the enlightened monarch's intellectual (rather than military) achievements. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An exciting, suspenseful tale of international intrigue."
An elegant presentation of Winston Churchill's special guerrilla operations force, which consistently met the dirty exigencies of war. Read full book review >