Search Results: "Laurence Cossé"


BOOK REVIEW

AN ACCIDENT IN AUGUST by Laurence Cossé
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Cossé's 2003 novel has been admirably translated, and the psychological issues she raises are telling and true."
The "accident" in the title refers to the Paris crash that killed Princess Diana, but Cossé takes the unusual step of imagining the life of a woman who was putatively involved. Read full book review >

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A NOVEL BOOKSTORE by Laurence Cossé
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A literary idyll preselected for bookworms and bibliophiles."
When French author Cossé (A Corner of the Veil, 1999, etc.) pairs unlikely business partners in the opening of a unique Parisian bookstore, The Good Novel, that will sell only the best fiction, their venture succeeds and draws vehement criticism—and worse. Read full book review >

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LAURENCE OLIVIER by Donald Spoto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 1992

"Sure to be read for the gossip, and worth skimming for curious bits of interview material, but—with its flat delivery and spotty documentation—an only so-so addition to the crowded Olivier reference room. (More than 75 halftones—not seen.)"
Despite having conducted dozens of interviews with those who knew Olivier, Spoto (author of biographies of Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, and others) offers little important new material—and few fresh insights—in this long, uninspired biography. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER LAURENCE OLIVIER by Tarquin Olivier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"Choice all the way and filled with unpublished letters from Larry to Tarquin, Jill, and others that reveal a charming but guilt-ridden Olivier."
Tarquin Olivier's second book, first published in Great Britain, follows his The Eye of the Day (1964—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"An engrossing portrait of an emblematic Victorian."
A rollicking biography of a classic 19th-century figure, featuring imperial adventure, high diplomacy, literary fame, and an eccentric cult focused on bizarrely sublimated sexuality. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A celebration for families of all sizes and configurations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Catherine And Laurence Anholt's Big Book Of Families (32 pp.; $16.99; Nov.; 0-7636-0323-6): Bursting with the boisterous business of family life, this volume from the Anholts is "big" on activity. Read full book review >

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PAPA CHAGALL, TELL US A STORY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Nevertheless, it's an engaging entry in a winning series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Anholt continues his series of introductory picture books about the artists with this entry on Marc Chagall. Read full book review >

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CÉZANNE AND THE APPLE BOY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An author's note rounds out the background of the story and indicates that young Paul's grandson, Philippe Cézanne, assisted in its making. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Anholt continues his series of picture books about children and great artists with this homey episode about Paul Cézanne and his son, also named Paul. Read full book review >

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A FRIEND FOR TIGER by Laurence Bourguignon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"This touching story shows how the road to maturity is truly achieved one small step at a time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two newcomers create a warm, honest look at a boy's empathy with a caged tiger. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA by Laurence Bergreen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Casanova's adventures include plenty of juicy details, and Bergreen weaves in just enough to prove his reputation. His travels during one of history's most exciting periods will be great fun for any history lover."
Bergreen (Columbus: The Four Voyages, 2011, etc.) applies his historical storytelling skills to the famous Venetian lover, introducing his intellectual side. Read full book review >