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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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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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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WHEN CHURCHILL SLAUGHTERED SHEEP AND STALIN ROBBED A BANK by Giles Milton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Perfect for bathroom reading or a doctor's waiting room."
The British journalist continues to collect little-known events and factoids from history. 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 >

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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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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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FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW by Giles Blunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2001

"Former TV writer Blunt (Cold Eye, not reviewed) is a helluva storyteller, and his John Cardinal probably has a long career ahead of him."
Tiny Algonquin Bay, north of everything except snow, unfortunately has attracted some problems from big-city Toronto. 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 >