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 >

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SUZY'S CASE by Andy Siegel
Released: July 10, 2012

"If Siegel can only make his hero a tad less obnoxious, he will have a good potential series on his hands."
The plot twists keep coming in this legal thriller by Siegel, a first-time author who calls on his own experience as a personal injury and malpractice lawyer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Lacks drama, intrigue and insight."
How a landmark Supreme Court ruling that established the state secrets privilege was challenged 50 years later. Read full book review >

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ACTUAL INNOCENCE by Barry Siegel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Rousing stuff for fans of legal intrigue who aren—t up to the challenges of Siegel's memorable debut."
After his strikingly original debut (The Perfect Witness, 1998), Siegel settles into a more well-worn groove, inviting his returning lawyer hero Greg Monarch to reopen the five-year-old murder conviction of his onetime lover. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT WITNESS by Barry Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Not a whodunit, but a sharp, unsparing exploration of the conflicts between justice and advocacy in the adversarial system Greg's inherited from the Founding Fathers."
A dogged defense attorney's running battle with an unimpeachable prosecution witness raises disturbing questions about the nature of the judicial process, in this first novel by crime reporter Siegel (Shades of Gray, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"Siegel's arguments have as many loose ends as urban America has problems, but there is no shortage of ideas to ponder."
A partisan yet sometimes penetrating analysis of urban America's decline. Read full book review >