Search Results: "Jemma Upson"


BOOK REVIEW

BELLA'S SECRET GARDEN by Jemma Upson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2014

"At five or even eight pages, this would have been a cute bagatelle; at 20, it is overindulgence. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
This app bursts with crisply photographed flowers, noisy fairy friends—and a shiny slug. Read full book review >

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ANGEL WITH TWO FACES by Nicola Upson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"You'd have to be daft not to savor Cornwall in the '30s and the fictional sleuthing of real-life mystery writer Josephine Tey."
Josephine Tey (An Expert in Murder, 2008) finds murderous inspiration in Cornwall. Read full book review >

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LONDON RAIN by Nicola Upson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Although Upson (The Death of Lucy Kyte, 2014, etc.) keeps her readers anticipating action nearly as long as British subjects wait for the crowning of their king, the complexity of the overlapping relationships and a burst of momentum make her fictionalized heroine's sixth case a worthy sequel to its predecessors."
Revenge, murder, and royal pageantry in the fictional adventures of a real-life author. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF LUCY KYTE by Nicola Upson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Upson's (Two for Sorrow, 2010, etc.) attempt to engage real-life mystery writer Josephine Tey in a murder is not for those who want a quick-moving story. For more patient readers, the contemplative tone and historical detail yield their own rewards, along with a couple of clever surprises."
Three generations of homeowners feel the effects of a violent murder in rural England. Read full book review >

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TWO FOR SORROW by Nicola Upson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Less a reconsideration of the plight of Victorian women and children via the story of Sach and Walters than a study of same-sex love and obsession focusing on Tey's relationships (Angel with Two Faces, 2010, etc.)."
Deep into her research regarding the lives of two executed baby killers, mystery writer Josephine Tey succumbs to a romantic crisis. Read full book review >

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AN EXPERT IN MURDER by Nicola Upson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"<\b>The actual Josephine Tey, of course, wrote the historical gem The Daughter of Time (1951) and seven other classic murder mysteries. Though not up to Tey's standards, Upson's debut is a most promising valentine."
A detective inspector and a real-life writer team up to solve several murders in 1930s London. Read full book review >

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THE BRAND NEW CREATURE by Jemma Beeke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Textured backgrounds and the feathered watercolors combine with delicate hues to create diaphanous images in an imaginative safari to friendship. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Weary of the mundane creatures inhabiting her yard, a young girl embarks upon a walkabout in search of a crocodile, which she has never seen. Read full book review >

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SHAPES by Fleur Star
Kirkus Star
by Fleur Star, illustrated by Jemma Westing
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A winning series that is truly for all board-book readers and their grown-ups. (Board book. 2-4)"
DK presents a concept book with tactile elements accompanied by print and Braille text. Read full book review >

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THE RICKETY BARN SHOW by Jemma Beeke
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Start practicing your audience skills and watch out for those death-defying sheep. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pleasingly silly bauble of a story, somewhat akin to Old MacDonald in picture-book format. Read full book review >