Search Results: "Jeremy Treglown"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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SEA CHANGE by Jeremy Page
Released: Dec. 6, 2010

"In this impressive novel, Page is at home on the estuaries around the North Sea, on a journey across America and in the lonely spaces in family relationships."
A lyrical and elegiac novel about a real past and an imagined future. Read full book review >

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ANONYMOUS LAWYER by Jeremy Blachman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Legal eagles skewered—not wittily enough."
Newsflash, regarding blue-chip lawyers: They're money-grubbing, venal and vacuous. Initially biting, this satirical debut soon bores, cynicism being a one-note melody. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Readers willing to brave his messy exposition will find food for thought in Rifkin's book, but getting to it requires a lot of work. (First printing of 50,000; author tour)"
Scattershot doomsaying from a noted alarmist. Read full book review >