Search Results: "Ian Wilson"


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

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

BOOK REVIEW

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: 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUE STORY OF TRAPPER JACK’S LEFT BIG TOE by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A great story, so well paced even the author's note brings the fluid text to a smooth and satisfying end. (Picture book. 6-10)"
When Josh learns from his best friend that Trapper John's big toe is in a tobacco tin behind the Sourdough Saloon counter, he's skeptical. Read full book review >

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IAN PENNEY'S ABC by Ian Penney
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Elegant and illuminating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Each page of Penney's alphabet resembles a piece of stained glass, not in the precious sense, but in its composition and light. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA THE SPY by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Once die-hard fans spy this, they'll make a grab for it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
That irrepressible porker is back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >