Search Results: "Kate Summerscale"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"A revealing portrait of the straight-laced Victorians who produced innumerable sex scandals, delved into new and sometimes bizarre health fads and generally dismissed anyone considered beneath them, like colonials and women."
Not just a scandalous diary, but a portrait of the plight of women in the early Victorian era. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A bang-up sleuthing adventure."
Painstaking but never boring recreation of a sensational 1860 murder brings to shivering life the age of the Victorian detective. Read full book review >

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THE WICKED BOY by Kate Summerscale
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2016

"This well-written story is not so much a true-crime tale or murder mystery as an excellent sociological study of turn-of-the-20th-century England."
An investigation of a late-19th-century crime in which a 13-year-old boy murdered his mother. Read full book review >

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KATE by William J. Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A sprawling salute to an awe-inspiring, world-class actor."
Film biographer/historian Mann (Edge of Midnight, 2005, etc.) considers the vibrant life of a 20th-century icon with encyclopedic scrutiny and a pinch of whimsy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Captivating fun. (44 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
In this superbly written biography, Summerscale brings to life the extraordinary and eccentric "Joe— Carstairs. Read full book review >

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KATE & PIPPIN by Martin Springett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Again, awwww. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The true story, captured in intimate photos, of an old Great Dane and an abandoned fawn. Awwww. Read full book review >

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KATE CULHANE by Michael Hague
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Spectral figures, Gothic hues, and Rackham-esque lines are used very effectively in the watercolor pictures, which are fully as scary as the text. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 9-12)"
A shivery ghost story from Ireland that will surely appeal to lovers of the macabre. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN KATE by Carolyn Reeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The real strength of the novel, however, is in the depiction of the complex, tangled relationship that forms between Kate and Seth, and the emotional growth they experience as they struggle to reconcile their feelings about sharing a new family. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Setting her story in the third year of the Civil War, Reeder (Foster's War, p. 61, etc.) writes of a young girl who takes it upon herself to pilot the family's canal boat 184 miles from Cumberland, Maryland to Georgetown. Read full book review >

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KATE SHELLEY by Robert D. San Souci
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A fine alternative to Margaret Wetterer's stiffer, simpler (but no less dramatic) Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express (1990). (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-11)"
The gripping, true story of a 15-year-old Iowan who ventured out into a wild storm to give warning of a wrecked railroad bridge. Read full book review >

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WILL & KATE by Adam Larkum
illustrated by Adam Larkum, developed by Ink Robin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2011

"Truly a fairy tale to warm cockles on both sides of the pond, with a few dashes of sauce to flavor the sugar. (iPad storybook app. 6-9, adult)"
Oozing charm, a sweet bonbon to celebrate the royal wedding of (probably) the decade. Read full book review >

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KATE HANNIGAN by Catherine Cookson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Employing the melodramatic clichés we've come to expect after 90 bestsellers, Cookson (1907-98) was a natural successor to the great English writers of the Romantic era. Vivid, emotionally stirring: one of her best."
First US hardcover publication of the late Dame Cookson's first novel. Read full book review >

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KATE CATERINA by William Riviere
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A promising premise and narrative style fail to create a resounding work."
British-born, Italian-resident Rivière's fifth novel, his American debut, offers an unconventional chronicle of a young Englishwoman's experiences during WWII. Read full book review >