Search Results: "Jacqueline Mair"


BOOK REVIEW

HORSE HOOVES AND CHICKEN FEET by Neil Philip
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"An interesting collection that will attract some readers because of the origin of the tales (and the usefulness of the origin notes) but the collection lacks the spice necessary to make it a first choice. (Folktales. 8+)"
These 15 tales are well-documented and authentic in terms of sources, basic plot, and so forth, but the telling is flat and stilted and the finale of each often seems forced and anti-climactic, ending rather unceremoniously. Read full book review >

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I HAVE A NEWS by Walter Jekyll
NATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The sheer exuberance of both the lyrics and the illustrations generally need no explanation. (Music; notes on rhymes) (Folklore/Poetry/Picture book. 5+)"
A refreshing realism pervades this lyrical collection of Jamaican folk tunes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2011

"All politics is local—and personal. These interviews are invaluable in providing a fly-on-the-wall view of life in the Kennedy White House—and there has never been so intimate a view from a First Lady's perspective."
The late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis speaks candidly about life in Camelot. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE BOUVIER by John H. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 1996

"Although the broad outlines of Jacqueline Bouvier's childhood are familiar, Davis's memories add details that will help readers better understand this most celebrated, most mysterious woman."
Nothing more to learn about Jackie O.? Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS by Donald Spoto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"Uncritical, unoriginal, sometimes downright sappy—just like most love letters. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Celebrity biographer Spoto (Notorious: The Life of Ingrid Bergman, 1997, etc.) glides smoothly across the silken surface of the life of one of this century's most famous women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Informative but ultimately unsatisfying. (16 pages b&w photos)"
This biography of barrier-smashing cellist du PrÇ (1945—87) is the literary equivalent of an Çtude: important for the lessons it teaches, but dry and decidedly lacking in musicality. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS by Lester David
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 1994

"To be read under the hair dryer, but not really thrilling enough to take home. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to New Woman)"
A rehash of the life of Jackie as she turns 65: a collection of old news, non-news, and tabloid analysis. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An intimate and revealing look at one of the 20th century's most remarkable—and misunderstood—women."
A best-selling biographer chronicles the fabled life of Jackie Kennedy (1929-1994) and advances the claim that the former first lady spent the bulk of her post-Camelot life battling PTSD. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE SUSANN’S SHADOW OF THE DOLLS by Rae Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Capable but unexciting rehash of classic sleaze."
They're b-a-a-a-a-c-k! Read full book review >

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BETTE by George Mair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Not so much a tell-all biography as a fawning and amateurish show-and-tell. (24 pages photos, not seen)"
A third-rate biography of a second-rate talent. Read full book review >

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The Treasure of Mad Jack Halloran by Malcolm Mair
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"An often lively romp that concludes the adventures of Lucy and her ever-present phantom friend."
A ghost story for middle-grade readers about a young girl and an unlikely crew hunting for a centuries-old pirate's treasure. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LETTERS OF MARILYN MONROE AND JACQUELINE KENNEDY by Wendy Leigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2003

"Strong, warm, and engaging."
Pop biographer Leigh (Liza, 1993, etc.) switches gears for a richly researched and oddly successful novel about fictional letters between Marilyn and Jackie. Read full book review >