Search Results: "Jeremy Treglown"


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V.S. PRITCHETT by Jeremy Treglown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Limns the public man rather than delving too deeply inward."
Breezy, proficient biography of the versatile English novelist, journalist, and critic, by former TLS editor Treglown (Romancing: The Life and Work of Henry Green, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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ROALD DAHL by Jeremy Treglown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"The enigma of Dahl himself, like the elusive charm of the tales, survives even this fine analysis."
In this brief and insightful biography, Treglown (Ed., TLS, 1982-90) probes the dark and volatile nature of this postmodern Pied Piper whose macabre tales bewitched millions of children and their parents, earned fortunes for his publishers, and redefined the genre of children's literature. Read full book review >

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Released: March 23, 2001

"Delightful prose and steady observations distinguish this thoughtful narrative of a complex life."
Green's literary reputation may have lost some luster in the half-century since his last publication, but Treglown (English/Univ. of Warwick) restores its brightness in a lucid and captivating biography. Read full book review >

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FRANCO'S CRYPT by Jeremy Treglown
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A dense, comparative tome that should act as a challenge to students of Spanish."
In a studious, occasionally turgid work, accomplished British biographer Treglown (V.S. Pritchett, 2004, etc.) explores the legacy of Francisco Franco in monument and art. Read full book review >

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ME HUNGRY! by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"You buy! (Picture book. 4-6)"
"Me hungry!" whines a Stone Age lad. Read full book review >

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GRUMPY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Since imitation is a trademark of toddlerhood, keep this energetic picture book in mind for wee storytime members. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Bird is grumpy. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN ON THE EDGE OF TIME by Jeremy Gavron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A thoughtful meditation on a ruthless, mysterious final act."
Why did a bright, vivacious young woman, the author's mother, kill herself? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"Enlightening tour through Anatolia, rich in history and visceral detail."
A whimsical, winding journey by canoe and foot through the layers of Anatolia's history. Read full book review >

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SUICIDE FOREST by Jeremy Bates
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Bates' choice to avoid brazen scares makes for an understated horror story that will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like."
In Bates' (The Taste of Fear, 2012, etc.) horror novel, a simple excursion into a reputedly haunted forest turns into a nightmare when people start dying in conspicuously unnatural ways.Read full book review >

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FREE AGENT by Jeremy Duns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"The plotting is delectably tricky, but the character of Dark requires more shading before he returns for the promised next episode."
Journalist Duns debuts with a thriller offering more spins than a Bolshoi gala, as an MI6 agent combs Nigeria for a lost love who can untangle a labyrinthine scheme devised during World War II. Read full book review >