Search Results: "Margaret Mayhew"


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DRY BONES by Margaret Mayhew
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"The latest sedate adventure for the Colonel (Three Silent Things, 2008, etc.) is a pleasant albeit unexciting stroll through village life, perhaps best suited for determined anglophiles."
Even the most upper crust of quiet English villages has its buried corpses. Read full book review >

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BITTER POISON by Margaret Mayhew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"Mayhew's good-natured tale of rural village friendships will delight fans of the English countryside while proving a trial to anyone in want of a good puzzle."
An amateur theatrical production has deadly consequences for the village of Frog End. Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH LINK by Margaret Mayhew
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Even out of his element, the Colonel (Dry Bones, 2012, etc.) shows wit and tenacity in tackling a problem with no easy solution."
A suspicious death interrupts a holiday in Lincolnshire. Read full book review >

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THREE SILENT THINGS by Margaret Mayhew
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Mayhew (The Boat Girls, 2007, etc.) has melded what might have been a classically cozy English whodunit with oddly dissonant bits of a mournful contemporary novel. The amalgam is as unsatisfying as the conclusion is implausibly convenient."
The colonel (Old Soldiers Never Die, 1999) investigates another murder in his own backyard. Read full book review >

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THOSE IN PERIL by Margaret Mayhew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Plenty of stiff upper lips and English understatement ('We're in a very tight spot') lend this tidy and predictable story some period charm."
A French artist and a British naval commander fight for their countries and for the love of an English rose during World War II. Read full book review >

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MARGARET THATCHER by Jonathan Aitken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"More than serviceable, but best for readers of conservative views themselves. Others will want to turn to more critical commentators."
An admiring biography of the Iron Lady by a former "Tory back-bencher" who played a role in her government. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 1998

"Scoop-seekers are somewhat better off with Thatcher's memoirs."
The most comprehensive and representative collection to date of the former British prime minister's landmark speeches, edited by longtime Thatcher adviser Harris. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Chronology; notes; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Fuller was a unique woman in the 19th century: a friend of Emerson and his circle, one of the first woman journalists in the US and its first ``female'' foreign correspondent; her tract, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, had a seminal influence on the early feminist movement. Read full book review >

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MARGARET THATCHER by Charles Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Moore will probably not change minds about the Iron Lady, but readers inclined to be as fair-minded as he will find much of interest in his account of her years in power."
British historian/writer Moore delivers the second volume in his authorized biography of the pioneering—and divisive—prime minister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Comport casts Margaret as a long-necked, pale-skinned beauty with waves of red hair as fiery as her spirit. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
Another woman-turned-warrior tale, this time set in Ireland. Read full book review >

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MARGARET MEAD by Joan Mark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

Mead's remarkable 50 years of work in the field of anthropology are retold in this inspiring biography in the Oxford Portraits in Science series. Read full book review >