Search Results: "John Guy"


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THOMAS BECKET by John Guy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"Guy exposes Becket's history so well that readers may question how much of a saint he really was."
In this lively new biography of Thomas Becket, Guy (A Daughter's Love: Thomas More and His Dearest Meg, 2009, etc.) illustrates his vast knowledge of medieval England. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by John Guy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"One of the best biographies of Elizabeth ever."
The Whitbread Award-winning author delivers an outstanding biography of Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603). Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF SCOTS by John Guy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2004

"Guy's account has all the twists and turns of a good thriller—and plenty of horror, too."
A spirited and satisfying life of Mary, the not-so-contrary queen of Scotland, who met her end through the machinations of a bewildering range of enemies. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF HENRY VIII by John Guy
Released: July 1, 2013

"Great for fans of Henry and especially Elizabeth."
Guy (Thomas Becket, 2012, etc.) exhibits his flair for narrative and historian's credentials in this detailed account of Henry VIII's four children. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY BODY by David Guy
Released: Feb. 27, 1990

Steamy sex is the main ingredient of this confessional novel, Guy's fourth, as it was in his second work, The Man Who Loved Dirty Books (1983). Read full book review >

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BAD BLOOD by Guy Young
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 2014

"A winning whodunit, but one that could have used more medical investigation."
In Young's debut thriller, the discovery of two still-bleeding dead bodies on two different continents offers investigators a medical anomaly—and a murder mystery. Read full book review >

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P.E.A.C.E. by Guy Holmes
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Though the details don't quite hang together as the threads in good thriller should, the story itself certainly moves as swiftly—and as well— as a good thriller should."
An edgy, fast-paced, debut thriller about a day-after-tomorrow police force too good to last. Read full book review >

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OBSIDIAN SKY by Guy Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A solid story skillfully blending mysticism with historical fact."
The author of Skin Deep (1989) this time takes as his protagonist a bright but annoying Berkeley Ph.D. student who uncovers an anthropological gold mine in the cities and remote countryside of Mexico. Read full book review >

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A TABLE OF GREEN FIELDS by Guy Davenport
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"A frustratingly mixed bag."
Davenport's literary intelligence can be stratospheric, and when he aims it high, he's able to make an inimitable sort of constructivist sculpture from it (Tatlin!, recall, was the title of his first collection in 1974): part quotation, part commentary, part reimagination. Read full book review >

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THE AFRIKA REICH by Guy Saville
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A skin-of-the-teeth escape at the end foreshadows a series."
In Saville's alternate history, Great Britain pursued peace with the Nazis after Operation Dynamo—the Miracle of Dunkirk—failed and left a quarter of a million soldiers captured. Read full book review >