Search Results: "Margaret Powell"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An irresistible inside account of life 'in service' and a fascinating document of a vanished—if fetishistically longed-for—time and place."
What the kitchen maid saw. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"An insightful peek into a time long gone, told with skill, humor and wit."
The no-nonsense follow-up to Below Stairs: A Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir that Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey (2012). Read full book review >

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WITCH FIRE by Laura Powell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Smart, suspenseful and delicious. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
In this largely successful sequel to Burn Mark, Lucas and Glory, trained in the use of their considerable fae powers to fight witchcrime, pose as students to investigate Wildings, an elite Swiss boarding school believed to have terrorist ties. Read full book review >

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DEAN DUFFY by Randy Powell
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"This simplicity might be just the ticket for some readers who have reached that pivotal point themselves, although other books, such as Julian Thompson's Herb Seasoning (1990) explore the topic more colorfully. (Fiction. 12+)"
Decision Time for Dean Duffy, high school baseball ex-star, now graduated. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SWORD by Huw Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Light space opera to the nth degree; think J.J. Abrams' Firefly interpreted by Nick Jr. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Jake Cutler: orphan, space pirate, king…galactic leader? Read full book review >

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MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE by Michael Powell
NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 1995

"A book of charm and panache, this is a lovely legacy. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The second half of Powell's autobiography, like the first, shows the British filmmaker to be an exceptionally fine writer. Read full book review >

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TERRORISTS AT THE TABLE by Jonathan Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2015

"Powell's urgent, reasoned, and impassioned argument for negotiation has the potential to contribute significantly to public debate."
A road map for the fraught, fragile road to possible peace with terrorist organizations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2016

"A succinct summation of all that has come before, much of which readers will already know before beginning the book."
A buffet of insights and oddities regarding "the psychology of music." Read full book review >

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YOU & ME by Padgett Powell
Released: July 31, 2012

"An irreverent, goofball, witty and surprisingly compelling experiment."
Two Southern men riff, rant and trade non sequiturs in the latest literary stunt from Powell (Creative Writing/U. of Florida). Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >