Search Results: "Lucy Barnard"


BOOK REVIEW

DO TOUCH! DON'T TOUCH! by Ann Hodgman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Only somewhat successful in its cautionary aim. (Board book. 9 mos.-2)"
There's a lot for this toddler to explore, and some of it is dangerous. Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS OF ISLAM by Bryn Barnard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2011

"Enthusiastic, yes; judicious and well-organized, not so much. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Barnard's brave effort to cram such an immense subject into 40 pages leads to some debatable claims. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW OCEAN by Bryn Barnard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Only for readers old enough to handle the idea of environmental catastrophe. (sources, glossary) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
What will happen to jellies, orcas, sea turtles, tuna, corals, and blue-green algae in the "New Ocean" of the future? Read full book review >

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THE BAD SAMARITAN by Robert Barnard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Literate and readable, as always with Barnard, but without the spark and sparkle that grace his best work."
There's lots of gossip among the members of Church of England's St. Read full book review >

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A HOVERING OF VULTURES by Robert Barnard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"He has fun with the poseurs and aspirers—and so will the reader."
Scotland Yard is keeping tabs on suave, wily antique-book dealer Gerald Suzman, involved in several lucrative literary scams over the years and now the creator of the Sneddon Fellowship, celebrating the novels of Susannah Sneddon. Read full book review >

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LAST POST by Robert Barnard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"If not quite top-notch for the Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement winner (A Fall from Grace, 2007, etc.), kilometers ahead of his compatriots and a pleasure for enthusiasts of the peel-the-layers-of-the-onion school."
A sympathy card radically upends a daughter's memories of her mum. Read full book review >

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THE MISTRESS OF ALDERLEY by Robert Barnard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"If not quite Barnard at his best, close enough."
Normally the Yorkshire villagers would shun the likes of former actress Caroline Fawley, but the lover who's set her up in Alderley, a charming stately home, and visited her on weekends is super-rich supermarket tycoon Marius Fleetwood. Read full book review >

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FRAGILE LIKE US by Sara Barnard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 18, 2017

"A beautiful, heartfelt appreciation of the importance of girls' friendships. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Barnard's debut is a very different kind of love story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CRY FROM THE DARK by Robert Barnard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Below par for the usually dexterous Barnard (The Mistress of Alderley, p. 271, etc.), with surprisingly heavy-handed attempts at misdirection, although the 1930s outback sequences will keep you reading."
An elderly London memoirist recalls her present on graduating from the Australian outback: rape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO PLACE OF SAFETY by Robert Barnard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 1998

"Dextrously understated, with a mystery whose twists and turns will surprise only readers who aren't familiar with Barnard's line in civilized malice."
A century and a world away from the stately intrigue of A Mansion and Its Murder (see Bastable, below), Barnard returns to contemporary Leeds for the memorably downscale story of the Centre, a temporary hostel for homeless young people. Read full book review >

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A SCANDAL IN BELGRAVIA by Robert Barnard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"The reader may doubt the ability of Proctor and other characters to recall in detail 30-year-old conversations and events, but Proctor's story is quietly engrossing all the way to its jolting conclusion."
Ever-versatile Barnard (A City of Strangers, etc.) gives us a low-keyed story told by wryly self-deprecating widower and ex- cabinet minister Peter Proctor, now retired and writing memoirs that even he finds boring—until his memory of Timothy Wycliffe is revived. Read full book review >