Search Results: "Ian Wilson"


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NOSTRADAMUS by Ian Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 18, 2003

"Generally fair-minded treatment of a character with an enduring hold on the popular imagination."
A new biography of the famous French astrologer, based on many original sources. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

"Despite unearthing some controversial historical possibilities, Wilson ultimately displays as much wishful thinking in making Shakespeare a crypto-Catholic as others have in attributing his plays to Francis Bacon. (54 b&w photos, not seen; 14 figures)"
In his search for the historical Bard of Avon, religious historian Wilson (Jesus: The Evidence, 1991) penetrates the Elizabethan stage's shadow world with some success but tendentiously turns Shakespeare into a cypher for crypto-Catholic theories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"The book is unlikely to persuade the skeptics Wilson is clearly trying to reach, but never fear; he will almost certainly write more on the subject. (illustrations)"
A stubborn but unconvincing apologia for the author's persistent belief that the Shroud of Turin is the actual burial shroud of Jesus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1991

"Admirable for its doggedness, scholarship, and sensitive handling of a real hot-potato."
British journalist Wilson has built a career around the Turin shroud (The Mysterious Shroud, 1986) and other religious arcana (The After-Death Experience, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE AFTER DEATH EXPERIENCE by Ian Wilson
Released: Feb. 21, 1989

Judicious survey of current beliefs about survival after death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 12, 2002

"A bold revision of ancient history that is well worth reading, even if its conclusions sometimes overshoot the evidence."
A blend of archaeological fact and anthropological speculation by Australian historian Wilson. Read full book review >

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DON’T SPILL THE BEANS! by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Great for storytimes on secrets or as a special birthday gift. (Picture book. 1-4)"
"What's THAT, Bear? / Don't spill the beans! / Don't let it slip! / Don't give it away! / Just button your lip!" Read full book review >

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THE CURIOSITY CABINET by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Graphite wizardry notwithstanding, a showcase or keepsake with more personal than general meaning. (introduction) (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a series of atmospheric tableaux, the distinguished Canadian author/illustrator portrays mementos and images from visits to each province and territory over his long career. Read full book review >

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OLIVIA AND THE FAIRY PRINCESSES by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Not a whole lot of plot here, but panache aplenty. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this latest, delightfully droll episode, readers find their precocious pig suffering from an identity crisis. Read full book review >

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OLIVIA HELPS WITH CHRISTMAS by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"The overall effect has neither Christmas cheer nor the satisfying, saucy humor of previous Olivia adventures. (Picture book. 3-6)"

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CAT & MOUSE by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"To be worried or teased'—before playtime becomes dinnertime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"So I won't pull her tail / Nor drive her away, / But Kitty and I / Very gently will play…" The "I" in Schoenherr's free adaptation of three nursery rhymes is a sportive, mischievous mouse that Kitty pretends to ignore until making a quick feint to grab the wee beasty. Read full book review >

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OLIVIA’S OPPOSITES by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"Quite the opposite. (Board book. 2-4)"
She's up; she's down. Read full book review >