Search Results: "Jeffrey Lyons"


BOOK REVIEW

JEFFREY STRANGEWAYS by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Murphy's adept pen drawings add a lot to the fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author of The Worst Witch (1974) tells a funny story about a medieval 11-year-old whose rescue of the local knight- errant is the result of slapstick-style good luck. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"An intoxicating selection of snippets from a columnist that journalist Pete Hamill called 'an ornament to the profession.'"
A veritable storm of outtakes from Leonard Lyons' "Lyons Den" society column from the New York Post, which dazzle rather than titillate. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR JEFFREY by Constance M. Foland
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"For sheer tear-jerking, this is not up to Lurlene McDaniel's formulaic novels, but it has rewarding moments. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In a loving, occasionally sentimental story, Dodie is having a hard year: her parents are separated, and heading for divorce; her older brother, once a comrade, now finds her useless; her hopes for the school talent show are squashed by a disastrous tryout; and there is no one her age in the neighborhood. Read full book review >

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THE TWINS JEFFREY AND JEANNE by Jeanne Baier
Released: June 9, 2011

"An effective, if visually undistinguished, tale with a straightforward message of reassurance for children affected by divorce."
A picture book offering the point of view of twins offers affirmation and comfort to young children of separated parents. Read full book review >

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JEFFREY BEAR CLEANS UP HIS ACT by John Steptoe
Released: April 28, 1983

"The sanitation-man is a bore, the teacher is a horror—and if the lesson's supposed to be that kids can't do better, it's not much of one."
The idea behind that slangy title is pretty crude too—but in an almost prissy way. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE IS KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF AMERICA by Nan Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 1993

"Bring mints."
SoufflÇ sequel to Someone is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe (1976)—just as brainlessly brilliant, sustained, and instantly dated in its trendiness as the Lyonses' somewhat better last outing, The President is Coming to Lunch (1988). Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING OF ALISON ALYWARD by Genevieve Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Veteran Lyons (Green Years, 1989, etc.) turns in a performance as low-key, neatly written, and steadily entertaining as ever."
Mark Dangerfield, antique-book dealer and sometime detective in Maggie Thatcher's London, is asked by socialite Wendy Cadbury, a friend of his mother's, to investigate the drowning death of her young friend Alison Alyward, officially a suicide. Read full book review >

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Released: June 22, 1995

"The book is rounded off with an essay by art historian Gail Levin (CUNY) that discusses, fittingly, Hopper's influence on other contemporary artists."
Loneliness and quiet desperation pervade these stories and poems inspired by, or reminiscent of, the paintings of Edward Hopper. Read full book review >

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BIOHAZARD LEVEL 4 by David Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tightly packed bioweapon story provides momentum and plenty of obstacles for the recurring protagonist to overcome."
The latest in Lyons' (Waters of Oblivion, 2014, etc.) Jock Boucher thriller series finds the retired judge facing off against his nemesis, who plans to unleash plague-infested mosquitoes in the United States.Read full book review >

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DATING THE UNDEAD by Juliet Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A fun introduction to a paranormal series that combines the familiar with the new to bring a fresh spin on the vampire romance."
In a London where vampires publicly exist, a young woman takes to online dating to try to reproduce a magical experience. Read full book review >