Search Results: "Hilary Boyd"


BOOK REVIEW

THURSDAYS IN THE PARK by Hilary Boyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A poignant love story featuring refreshing characters in their 60s."
A sincere tale of late-in-life love. The book, first published in 2011, was a best-seller in the U.K. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS, WILLY by Lizi Boyd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1992

"An appealing bedtime story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
After Willy's indulgent parents finally put him to bed, he imagines who might still be awake: a bird that carries him through the air; a deer that gives him an apple; fish; the wind. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Young ones will enjoy the superficially silly rhyme, but don't let them miss the nonsense of the original. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The host to a set of feathered and furry friends in his garden is supplanted by the female Lulu Crow in this retelling of Johnny Crow's Garden (1903), with full-color gouache paintings to replace the original droll pen-and-ink line drawings by Leslie Brooke. Read full book review >

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BAMBOO by William Boyd
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The essays on art and artists are distinctive and interesting; everything else is pretty generic."
Essays and reviews by Whitbread Award-winning Boyd (Restless, 2006, etc.) showcase an itinerant sensibility and imagination. Read full book review >

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FASCINATION by William Boyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"Thin stuff overall, though. One wonders whether most of these were ideas for unwritten novels."
Fourteen stories in a third collection from the acclaimed British author (Any Human Heart, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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CATHEDRAL OF THE WILD by Boyd Varty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"He's no Isak Dinesen, but Varty writes for a stirring cause."
Scion of a South African wildlife preserve recounts somewhat canned yet poignant memories of growing up in the wild. Read full book review >

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ORDINARY THUNDERSTORMS by William Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"Fine entertainment, and even finer as a thoughtful exploration of the intersections of different people in a modern metropolis."
Whitbread Award winner Boyd (Bamboo, 2007, etc.) employs thriller conventions to propel an intelligent, polished novel distinguished by full-bodied characterizations and understated social commentary. Read full book review >

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ARMADILLO by William Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 1998

"A harsh, witty, resonant novel, and an impressive work."
A mingling of financial high jinks and social satire by one of the most restlessly inventive of contemporary British novelists. Read full book review >

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THE BRICK LAYER by Noah Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Highly formulaic—the Rube Goldberg plot makes Jeffery Deaver's twisty thrillers seem models of realism—but irresistible red meat for connoisseurs of action thrillers."
Pseudonymous Boyd makes a blistering debut with the tale of a disgraced former agent who rescues the FBI from a murderous extortionist. Read full book review >

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STATE OF GRACE by Hilary Badger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Most intriguing and provocative. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Would people truly be happy if they could return to the Garden of Eden before the Fall? A girl lives blissfully within such a world, convinced she and everything else was created by Dot, her beloved deity. Read full book review >

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CADDY EVER AFTER by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Caddy, the would-be bride, makes a late appearance, but by then, unbeknownst to her, her fate has been pretty well sealed in an extremely satisfying and comical ending. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Lovers of McKay's other offerings about the irrepressibly wacky and loving Casson family won't be disappointed by this latest installment. Read full book review >

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DOLPHIN LUCK by Hilary McKay
Released: May 1, 1999

"Ultimately, the book gains momentum, becomes enjoyably outrageous, and culminates in an amusing, gratifying ending. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Four eccentric but gallant children get into an amazing amount of trouble in this madcap comedy from McKay (The Amber Cat, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >