Search Results: "Ian Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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QUEERIES
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Set in the early 1980s, London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories celebrates the residents of the Finsbury Park neighborhood in northern London. Ian Young’s collection of stories reveals a generous community of all sorts—launderettes, working-class gay lads, punks, stoners, stamp collectors, scavengers, revolutionaries in exile, and criminals. Our reviewer said Young creates “an impressive and tactile sense of ...


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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 >