Search Results: "Janet Gleeson"


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THE THIEF TAKER by Janet Gleeson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The latest of Gleeson's erudite surveys of 18th-century life and customs (The Serpent in the Garden, 2005, etc.) includes cooking tips, silversmithing lore and, incidentally, a rousing tale of murder and deceit."
In 1750s London, long before there was an organized police force, a cook turns to detection. Read full book review >

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THE SERPENT IN THE GARDEN by Janet Gleeson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Agreeable. Like living in a Constable scene with a little excitement."
Switching from cabinetry to portraiture, 18th-century specialist Gleeson (The Grenadillo Box, 2004, etc.) continues to dabble—successfully—in detection by the artistically gifted. Read full book review >

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THE GRENADILLO BOX by Janet Gleeson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"The mystery at the heart feels lifted from an early Christie or Sayers, but the period detail is rich and pleasantly distracting."
The bloody death of a peer draws in a rambunctious but thoroughly intelligent young cabinetmaker. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1999

The often exciting—and always absorbing'story of the European development of the formula for making fine porcelain and the growth of the Meissen works that led the way. Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

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JANET RENO by Paul Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1994

"A solid introduction to an American original, written with journalistic verve."
A lively, balanced portrait of the nation's first woman attorney general, by a Miami Herald reporter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"The aura of Camelot lives on in a book for Kennedy completists and those who enjoy tales of the rich and powerful."
The prolific celebrity biographer returns to Camelot, this time to examine some of the women involved in the glamorous proceedings. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Elucidating, descriptive and full of details to fascinate, if it lacks the artistry of such other flights as Airport, by Byron Barton. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is it like to fly in a plane? Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET IN ORBIT by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A glossary of Briticisms at the end helps with the translation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Summer has finally arrived and Janet is prepared to leave her Dark Phase behind and enjoy her summer, but not if her mother (Mad Cow) has anything to do with it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well-researched, but vulgar and plodding."
Bloated, stumbling account of Janet Auchincloss, her family, and the social world that produced Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Natalia Murray, who wrote a more guarded account of her relationship with Flanner in Darlinghissima (1985), would probably be disconcerted by this one; to Flanner's many admirers it will be both revealing and gratifying. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A thoughtful portrait of two forceful, talented women, their lives while together and apart, and their enormous impact on the life and career of the author. Read full book review >