Search Results: "Julian Fellowes"


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PAST IMPERFECT by Julian Fellowes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Lopsided, rambling and fitfully witty."
Dying tycoon entreats sworn enemy to find his heir in a sophisticated meditation on the British upper crust by Fellowes (Snobs, 2005). Read full book review >

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SNOBS by Julian Fellowes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2005

"A wonderful commonplace book of wit and wisdom on snobs and aspiring snobs—there are no former snobs—disguised as a novel that's perhaps both too rich and too dry to take in all at a sitting."
An archly amusing first novel that returns to the territory Fellowes staked out in his Oscar-winning screenplay for Gosford Park: class snobbery among England's aristocrats and arrivistes. Read full book review >

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THE CURIOUS ADVENTURES OF THE ABANDONED TOYS by Julian Fellowes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"It should find a ready audience—of children, as well as parents—to cherish it. (Illustrated fiction. 8-10)"
In a pair of cozy read-aloud tales, Doc, a worn plush bear discarded when his hospital's Children's Ward is spruced up, meets a quartet of like survivors in a dump, lends expert aid to reset a blackbird's dislocated wing and later pitches in to get a lost toy bunny back to its distraught boy. Read full book review >

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CHAPLIN & COMPANY by Mave Fellowes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2014

"Fellowes drives the novel at a leisurely pace and lets the characters unfold gradually and quirkily until we get to know them well."
A slow-moving novel—perhaps appropriate since much of it takes place on a narrow boat moored in London's Little Venice neighborhood—ultimately driven by characters...and charming they can be. Read full book review >

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PARIS by Julian Green
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A series of love notes, subtle and charming."
Nineteen evocations of the City of Light, by the American novelist/essayist/playwright whom Jacques Maritain called ``the greatest French writer of our time.'' Born in Paris of American parents in 1900, Green (The Other One, 1973, etc.) has spent most of his life in the French capital; here, he's celebrating the spirit of the city rather than providing a guide to its more familiar monuments and attractions. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND MASK by Julian May
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 28, 1994

"Again patchy and irritatingly inconclusive; but May handles both the psychic complications and the family interactions with pleasing skill, and the upshot is another probable crowd-pleaser- -though no place for newcomers to start."
Book two of May's Galactic Milieu trilogy (Jack the Bodiless, 1991) is a leisurely account of the events that led up to the Metapsychic Rebellion of 2083 and precipitated the action of May's previous tetralogy, the Saga of Pliocene Exile. Read full book review >

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HIGH ART LITE by Julian Stallabrass
Released: Jan. 6, 2000

"Nimbly written and bolstered by a constellation of critical and cultural referents: a balanced, engrossing, historically framed examination of this latest avant-garde, so startling yet so oddly familiar. (50 color and b&w illustrations)"
A full-throated attack on the —new British art,— a movement obsessed with commerce and cults of the personal, that manages to be smarter and more far-reaching than its hyped, hopped-up subject. Read full book review >

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WOLF RUN by Julian Savarin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 1991

"Smooth but undistinguished action-adventure."
Free-lance spy-turned-photographer Gordon Gallagher (Villiger, Naja) sets his supercharged, all-wheel-drive Audi in pursuit of his fiancÇe's murderers. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"We'd be the losers, though, for his mordant, Dantean travelogue offers a number of grotesque, cleverly crafted delights."
Fast on the heels of Paul Theroux's best-selling The Happy Isles of Oceania (p. 525) comes this equally polished but far more jaded view of Pacifica by English journalist Evans. Read full book review >

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JACK THE BODILESS by Julian May
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 22, 1992

"Okay for series fans, with well-handled operant ideas and an abundance of Remillards; but overlong, patchy, and frustratingly inconclusive for everyone else."
First of a new trilogy, from the author of the four-part Saga of Pliocene Exile and the Intervention sequels, featuring the Galactic Milieu, an association of psychically gifted (``operant'') races with which humanity is rapidly being merged. Read full book review >