Search Results: "Guy Saville"


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THE AFRIKA REICH by Guy Saville
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A skin-of-the-teeth escape at the end foreshadows a series."
In Saville's alternate history, Great Britain pursued peace with the Nazis after Operation Dynamo—the Miracle of Dunkirk—failed and left a quarter of a million soldiers captured. Read full book review >

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THE MADAGASKAR PLAN by Guy Saville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Sophisticated alternative history drenched in relentless R-rated violence."
Set against a world dominated by an undefeated Third Reich, the Freudian blood feud between mercenary Burton Cole and Oberstgruppenführer Walter Hochburg rages into Madagascar.Read full book review >

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THE MARRIAGE BED by Diana Saville
Released: March 1, 1996

"Saville has the trappings down but needs to work on creating characters worth caring about—and, here, a hollow ending doesn't help matters."
A British writer's debut aspires to Pilcheresque heights (glorious English gardens, estranged children, the sanctity of home) but falls way short, thanks to far too many loose ends and not nearly enough charm. Read full book review >

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HORSES IN THE CIRCUS RING by Lynn Saville
Released: March 23, 1989

A brief overview of various circus horse acts. Read full book review >

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THE HONEY MAKERS by Diana Saville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 1997

"Obvious and unmoving."
British gardening-writer Saville (The Marriage Bed, p. 21) returns, this time with a thinly veiled soap opera, in the guise of a novel on modern marriage, that offends on many counts, not the least in its portrayal of women. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF A DISTANT SUMMER by Guy Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2002

"There is good and there is evil. Jackson Tremain will identify one from the other, and right the wrong, stirring an expectant reader's heartbeat along the way."
A carefully plotted mob thriller that will leave its readers faintly exhilarated, though also unable to remember who exactly was good and bad—yet not particularly disappointed by that fact. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by John Guy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"One of the best biographies of Elizabeth ever."
The Whitbread Award-winning author delivers an outstanding biography of Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A lively, balanced re-examination of the traditional mind-body issue in light of modern advances in neuroscience."
"We do not have bodies, we are bodies," writes Claxton (Emeritus, Learning Sciences/Univ. of Winchester; The Wayward Mind: An Intimate History of the Unconscious, 2005, etc.) in this challenge to the contemporary view of what it means to be intelligent. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CROSSING by Guy Vanderhaeghe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Sumptuously imagined and fashioned with a master craftsman's attentiveness and finesse. Brilliant work."
An ambitious sixth outing from the Saskatchewan author who has twice won Canada's Governor General's Award (for Man Descending, 1985, and The Englishman's Boy, 1997). Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR by Guy Walters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"Lack of imagination dooms a potentially fascinating subject, in a disappointing first from British journalist Walters."
Debut thriller, mining the history of the British Free Corps, a regiment of English soldiers that fought for Hitler, stars a British secret agent who turns traitor to save his wife. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2012

"Impressive research underlies a well-told story that's simultaneously depressing (what a nasty species we are) and inspiring (what a wonderful species we are)."
Partisan bickering, back-stabbing rivalries, xenophobia, character assassination, political moves that would make Machiavelli blush—no, not Washington circa 2011, but the Washington Capitol in the 1850s. Read full book review >

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THOMAS BECKET by John Guy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"Guy exposes Becket's history so well that readers may question how much of a saint he really was."
In this lively new biography of Thomas Becket, Guy (A Daughter's Love: Thomas More and His Dearest Meg, 2009, etc.) illustrates his vast knowledge of medieval England. Read full book review >