Search Results: "Jude Morgan"


BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE FOLLY by Jude Morgan
Released: March 12, 2013

"Many modern romance readers will find the book slow-moving and florid, while others may find the core of the story too lightweight."
Released from their domineering father's strict expectations by his unexpected death, siblings Valentine and Louisa decide to explore life beyond his rigid boundaries. Read full book review >

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SYMPHONY by Jude Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Cameo appearances by Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Dumas and Delacroix, and lush, period-appropriate, at times impenetrable prose make for an unwieldy but credible behind-the-music exposé of the Romantic era."
Scenes from the lives of French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz and Irish actress Harriet Smithson. Read full book review >

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PASSION by Jude Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2005

"A sprightly, intelligent romp through chartered territory."
Three iconoclastic British poets—Byron, Keats and Shelley—are viewed through the prism of the women who defied parents, husbands and social norms to be at their sides, from the author of The King's Touch (2004). Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by Jude Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A tour de force."
Morgan (A Little Folly, 2013, etc.) draws restless young Will Shakespeare as he resists being trapped in apprenticeship to his glove-maker father. Read full book review >

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INDISCRETION by Jude Morgan
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A story that, like its heroine, is entertaining and spirited, if a little too fond of the sound of its own voice."
Jane Austen revisited, in a Regency tale of manners and matrimony. Read full book review >

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SIVU’S SIX WISHES by Jude Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"His lack of self-understanding adds another thought-provoking element to a tale identified (by the author, at least—others have different ideas) as Taoist. (afterword) (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Daly gives her version of the oft-retold "Stonecutter" a contemporary setting—dressing small figures in modern clothes and placing them as often as not against urban backdrops. Read full book review >

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FAIR, BROWN AND TREMBLING by Jude Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2000

"An interesting, although somewhat cold and flat retelling of the familiar story, this tale will perhaps be of more interest to students comparing versions of archetypal fairy tales than to the children for whom it is intended. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another version of the Cinderella story, this one based on a traditional Irish folktale. Read full book review >

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SIX BLIND MICE AND AN ELEPHANT by Jude Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2017

"Sweet illustrations and an updated ending to an old fable allow the moral to come through without the conflicts of earlier versions. Lovely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On a very hot day, an elephant wanders into a barn and has a nap. Excited to finally see an elephant up close, the farmer calls in his family, who call in neighbors to see the magnificent animal. Read full book review >

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HYENA by Jude Angelini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A grating collection from a poor-man's Howard Stern."
An explicit collection of stories from the host of The All Out Show on Sirius. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMERHOUSE by Jude Deveraux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2001

"Tepid soap opera from the usually lively Deveraux. As revenge scenarios go, these lack bite—and the unsophisticated prose doesn't help."
Popular romancer Deveraux (Temptation, 2000, etc.) poses a question: What if you could go back in time and lead a different life? Read full book review >

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ONLY HUMAN by Jude Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"Refreshing and unique: Collins provides a new take on familiar territory."
A second collection of stories, mostly set among the Catholics of Northern Ireland, by the Irish author of 1996's Booing the Bishop (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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MISSION TITANIC by Jude Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"More of the same. (Adventure. 10-12)"
A mysterious Outcast threatens to usurp Ian Kabra's place as the head of the world's most powerful family. Read full book review >