Search Results: "Jan Siegel"


BOOK REVIEW

NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >

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PROSPERO'S CHILDREN by Jan Siegel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2000

"An encouraging debut—stay tuned for the rest of the trilogy."
Sixteen-year-old Fern Capel lives in London with her younger brother, Will, and her father, Robin, a publisher. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON CHARMER by Jan Siegel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2001

"An uneven but winsomely wry entry in what is now a series parodying gothic excess and British high-fantasy clichés."
Before Fern Capel, the p.r. consultant and reluctant witch of Prospero's Children (2000), gets married, she must grapple with a host of uninvited supernatural guests, including an ancient demon who just won't behave. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH QUEEN by Jan Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Let us pray for a fourth."
A happy ending, following a torrid romance, a creepy contest between dueling witches, two (count 'em!) deals with the Devil (or a reasonable facsimile thereof), an encounter with God (or an even more reasonable facsimile) and a few more campy, smart-alecky high fantasy send-ups to Siegel's fantasy trilogy featuring Fern Capel, a single, British public relations executive who quite literally moonlights as a witch. Read full book review >

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A SIEGEL FILM by Don Siegel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"One of the top-drawer screen books, from which you rise gorged from an eye-popping Thanksgiving dinner of filmcraft. (Sixty b&w photographs)"
Funny, ever entertaining, immensely readable and revealing autobiography of action/suspense director Don Siegel and how he made or contributed to some 50 or more movies and TV shows. Read full book review >

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JAN ORMEROD'S TO BABY WITH LOVE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A feast of bright yet subtle color and bold design, just right for introducing the youngest to some familiar animals while tickling their ears with contagious rhymes and their minds with a few simple concepts. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An artist known especially for her exquisite draughtsmanship visualizes five familiar nursery pieces in vibrant paint set off by brilliant white. Read full book review >

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MOVING HOUSE by Mark Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A stronger message and more coherent magic would have made this charming story even more appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This contemporary eco-fable suffers from a lack of internal logic, but the positive message and attractive retro artwork may still find favor with progressive parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAW by Lee Siegel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"An unsparing, intimate reflection on the many ways money—or the lack thereof—can tear a family apart."
A frank memoir of money and the man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROUCHO MARX by Lee Siegel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A perceptive, though dark, portrait."
An unsparing look at the abrasive performer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2013

"A fascinating, convoluted murder mystery demonstrating that the law should never be confused with common sense."
A detailed examination of a 1962 double murder that may have resulted in a wrongful conviction. Read full book review >

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DETOUR by James Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 23, 2005

"A thriller that explodes with the energy of a high-velocity bullet, even if it does lose both power and accuracy toward the end of its amazing trajectory."
A pair of American innocents ignore their friends' warnings about traveling to Colombia to pick up an adoptive baby. Complications ensue. Read full book review >

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CRIMINAL INTENT by Sheldon Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"All talk and no tension. A legal cozy in a great big village."
Siegel trudges his priestly San Francisco attorney Mike Daley (Special Circumstances, 2000, etc.) against evil cinematic types, one of whom has clobbered another to death with an Oscar. Read full book review >