Search Results: "Juliet Barker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BRONTES by Juliet Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Peculiar, even by the often weird standards of Brontâ scholarship."
An unconvincing attempt to rehabilitate Reverend Patrick Brontâ and son Branwell at the expense of Branwell's famous sisters, Charlotte and Emily. Read full book review >

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AGINCOURT by Juliet Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2006

"Like a Welsh archer: hits the mark more often than not."
Henry V leads the English to a stunning victory over a vastly superior French force at Agincourt in 1415. Read full book review >

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WORDSWORTH by Juliet Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Exhaustive and intimately connected to the English landscape, but lacking the big picture."
English biographer Barker (The Brontës, 1995) sifts tediously and joylessly through the ponderous life of the great nature poet, friend to Coleridge and later laureate of England. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A triumph—it's hard to imagine anyone else ever again getting quite this close to the Brontës."
A massive, almost certainly definitive biography that both demystifies and restores one of England's most legendary literary families. Read full book review >

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A-MAZE-ING MINOTAUR by Juliet Rix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A middling treatment all around. (Picture book/myth. 6-9)"
With the help of a beautiful princess, Theseus solves the mystery of the Labyrinth. Read full book review >

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ABARAT by Clive Barker
by Clive Barker, illustrated by Clive Barker
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Still, with three promised sequels on the way, many readers will, like Candy, want to 'trust to Mama Izabella' to take them somewhere worth the trip. (Fiction. 12+)"
A new series revives the almost-extinct genre of the fantasy travelogue. Read full book review >

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RAVEN FLIGHT by Juliet Marillier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2013

"Marillier's many fans will be pleased to see the threads continue to unroll and will eagerly anticipate the battle to come. (map) (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
The second volume of Marillier's Dark Ages fantasy picks up right where the first (Shadowfell, 2012) left off. Read full book review >

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KEPLER'S DREAM by Juliet Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"Utterly satisfying. (Fiction. 10-14)"
With her mother off on a lunar mission—a last-ditch treatment for leukemia—Ella is left circling like astronaut Michael Collins awaiting the hoped-for reunion. She and her mom have always admired Collins' bravery, and it turns out the analogy has personal resonance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"A deeply pleasurable read."
Appropriately written during a heat wave that devastated parts of Europe in 2003, Nicolson's debut portrays a very significant season in English history. Read full book review >

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BLOSSOMS ON THE WIND by Juliet Lac
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"Fits snugly on the burgeoning stacks of immigrant and survivor memoirs, but given the sheer volume of such personal nonfiction, having lived to tell isn't enough; you need to have something to say beyond complaints."
Lac chronicles the harrowing journey from war-torn Vietnam to adulthood. Read full book review >

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MAGICAL MAIL by Claire Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Not a patch on Lyn Gardner and Mini Grey's Into the Woods dyad for meta-literary fairy-tale fun. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Faith Smyth is perfectly ordinary, out of place in her competitive family, with only tiny blue Bus Bear to keep loneliness at bay. Read full book review >