Search Results: "Laura Fraser"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL OVER THE MAP by Laura Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"Entertaining chick lit that should resonate with women striving to have it all."
A follow-up to An Italian Affair (2001), combining jaunts around the globe with a journey into the author's psyche. Read full book review >

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AN ITALIAN AFFAIR by Laura Fraser
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2001

"A delightful fantasy, generously shared."
A freelance journalist's wry, charming account of her intermittent affair with a romantic stranger. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

"A welcome message for many women, marred somewhat by an excess of zeal. (First serial rights to Glamour; second serial rights to Good Housekeeping; author tour)"
A highly personal and spirited exposÇ of the diet culture by a journalist who has had ample experience with the pressures to be slender. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Nevertheless, a great resource. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. YA)"
Three former campers, leaders and now full-fledged teachers have compiled a treasure-trove of games and activities suitable for children in early-elementary- through upper-middle-school grades. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CAVALIER CASE by Antonia Fraser
Released: Jan. 15, 1990

The best-selling author of The Warrior Queens (1989), as well as six previous Jemima Shore/telly-investigator mysteries, sleekly weaves all her passions together here by presenting Jemima with a portrait of Cavalier poet Decimus Meredith, 1st Viscount Lackland (d. 1645), and having her besotted with him and eager to meet him—she learns his ghost stalks Lackland Court, where the 17th Viscount has recently died and where the 18th, "Handsome Dan," has his hands full: an ex-wife, a current wife, a few mild flirtations, children (including the sulky young Nell) from various women, plus plans to turn his stately home into a trendy private tennis club. Read full book review >

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THE WARRIOR QUEENS by Antonia Fraser
Released: March 14, 1989

In her 1984 best seller, The Weaker Vessel, Fraser contrasted the low status of women in 17th-century England with their actual strengths and achievements; here, she's not quite as dramatic, but still intriguing as she ranges throughout world history for examples of women who ruled nations and armies. Read full book review >

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MOTIVE FOR MURDER by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1997

"Fraser (I'll Sing You Two-O, 1996, etc.) unveils each eminently predictable development with professional skill."
If Emily Barton had ever read a modern gothic, she'd never have taken that secretarial job with eminent Cornwall novelist Matthew Haig. Read full book review >

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OUR ISRAELI DIARY by Antonia Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A slim volume graced by lively observations."
A British biographer offers salient glimpses of Israeli life and culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Fraser's book, a solidly researched and gripping account of religious battles and persecution, forces the reader to reflect on both the gruesome results and complex origins of terrorism. (40 b&w illustrations) (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club selections; author tour)"
Early 17th century England's complexities and dangers are rendered both comprehensible and relevant in the skilled prose of a veteran mystery novelist (A Splash of Red, 1981, etc.) and popular historian (The Wives of Henry VIII, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Pleasant and even instructive, but requires sustained suspension of the critical faculty."
A fan's notes on the "ironic, kindly, democratic, humorous, energetic, tolerant, and brave" peoples of Britain. Read full book review >