Search Results: "Lucy Worsley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Worsley ably shows how audiences drove writers, actors and purveyors of news to satisfy their morbid curiosities."
Worsley (If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home, 2012, etc.) explains England's love affair with scandals, lurid murders and executions. Read full book review >

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JANE AUSTEN AT HOME by Lucy Worsley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"A charming, well-researched journey to 'Austen-land.'"
A fresh, spirited look at the beloved author by a self-proclaimed "Janeite." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"Anyone who lives in a home with a kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom will delight in reading this history of the development of home life."
This masterful social history illustrates the lessons you could never have learned in school, and with a great deal more entertainment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAID OF THE KING'S COURT by Lucy Worsley
Released: March 14, 2017

"Exhilarating, romantic, and illuminating; has the potential to turn casual readers into Tudor history buffs. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 15 & up)"
Hampton Court curator Worsley's debut novel for teens digs into the danger that lies just beneath the glamour of Henry VIII's court. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Still, a distinctive addition to the anthropology of knowledge."
An energetic, often fascinating, but somewhat sprawling argument about the pliable nature of knowledge. Read full book review >

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SHE RISES by Kate Worsley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Despite excessive length and some overly ornate period language, this unusual, seductive period tale of love and transformation creates its own memorable world."
In a notably ambitious British debut, an 18th-century English dairymaid leaves home to enter a world of secrecy, survival and forbidden love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2014

"An artist's handbook for marketing and salesmanship that can help turn a passion into a career."
A debut guide to promoting and selling artwork online and off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 29, 2012

"The unfolding mystery—not the characters—will keep readers interested in this dark tale."
Mystery novelist Simpson (A Debt of Death, 2008, etc.) weaves a twist-filled tale of deception about a young wife who disappears at a mall in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S TRACTOR by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Well done, Maisy! Keep up the good work. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Hop on the tractor for a busy day on the farm with the unflappable Maisy. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S PIRATE SHIP by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Not Maisy's finest exploit but likely to excite an 'ARRRR!' or two from scurvy knavelets who can't get enough of the redoubtable rodent. (Pop-up playscape. 3-5)"
Avast! On a pop-up pirate ship, punch-out figures of Capt. Maisy and her crew set sail in search of a treasure chest (also punch-out). Read full book review >

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MAISY LEARNS TO SWIM by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Young readers will appreciate this brief introduction to what occurs in most beginning aquatic lessons for children—sans any tears and fears. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Take the plunge with Maisy and her friends as they splash and wade through their first swimming lesson. Read full book review >

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YUMMY by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

In a considerable change of pace, Cousins steps away from Maisy's toddler-friendly world for short but briskly savage versions of several classic tales. Read full book review >