Search Results: "Lucy Worsley"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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 >

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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

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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COUNT WITH MAISY, CHEEP, CHEEP, CHEEP! by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A book that doesn't take any 'cheep' shots at the material. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Barnyard antics combine with flaps and basic counting skills in this, the latest of Maisy's adventures. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S CASTLE by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Just a bit of well-armed fun, more suitable formatwise for a gift than classroom or library shelves. (Novelty. 5-7)"
A relatively sturdy pullout castle with a die-cut drawbridge and a dragon in the cellar serves as playscape for punch-out figures of medieval Maisy and her friends. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S FAIRGROUND by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Even confirmed fans are unlikely to give this perfunctory outing more than a quick spin. (Pop-up/picture book. 4-6)"
Maisy and friends visit an amusement park, but the experience is about as exciting as watching a dropped Creamsicle melt. Read full book review >

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CREATE WITH MAISY by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"A wonderful resource for those who work (and play) with young children. (Craft book. 2-8)"
A beloved children's-book character explores her creative side and encourages children to get crafty. Read full book review >