Search Results: "Marina Windsor"


BOOK REVIEW

MARINA by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 22, 2014

"High-quality gothic genre fiction with a classic Mary Shelley sensibility. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Like Paris in Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, Ruiz Zafón's Barcelona is a character in its own right, linchpin for this richly atmospheric, genuinely scary tale. Read full book review >

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BAD DOG MAX! by Marina Windsor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Although Max doesn't really present any new tricks in the crowded pack of available stories about dogs, preschoolers will connect with the subtle theme of reassurance that even those who engage in wayward behavior are still loved by their families. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Max is a female Australian cattle dog who gets into constant mischief around the house, stealing clothing and food, digging holes in the yard, and scaring the mailman. Read full book review >

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THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR by Michael Bloch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"This book—in prose as flat as the duchess's chest—doesn't begin to probe those questions or convince the reader of her vaunted charm and wit. (130 photos, 30 in color)"
An empty account of an empty life, buoyed largely by speculation that Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson, the duchess of Windsor, although thrice married, was a virgin when she died. Read full book review >

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THE WINDSOR FACTION by D.J. Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"A yummy, multi-course meal."
An amusing historical novel and piece of alternative history from Taylor (Derby Day, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M. by Janet Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Clearly, a great deal of hard work and passion for the subject went into the writing of this book—but its length may daunt readers."
Coming-of-age in Russia, 1916-19, is seen through the eyes of a young poet. Read full book review >

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THE SILK, THE SHEARS, and MARINA by Irena Vrkljan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A noteworthy addition to the small body of contemporary Croatian writings available in English, and a lyrical study of the form and meaning of biography."
paper 0-8101-1604-9 A Croatian writer intriguingly probes the meaning of the past and its literary rendering through an examination of her own life and that of the Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva. Read full book review >

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THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR by Donald Spoto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A survey course in Windsors, with no new ground covered—and the old ground has just about had it. (b&w photos) (First serial to Cosmopolitan; Book-of-the-Month Club alternate; author tour)"
From Victoria and Albert through Chuck and Di, a panorama of British monarchy that, despite its resonant title, is just intelligently slung rehash. Read full book review >

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THE RISE AND FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR by A.N. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"A thinking person's irreverent, entertaining, and knowledgeable guide to the monarchy."
Wilson (Jesus, 1992, etc.) turns his attention and considerable wit to the crisis of Britain's Royal Family—elevating the tabloid debate about Diana and Charles and the rest of the clan so that we see them as players in the possible collapse of the monarchy itself. Read full book review >

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Released: May 10, 1989

Drawn largely from the Duke's own papers: The story of his exile following abdication, and covering the first 18 years of his wanderings until the mid-1950's, when he at last abandoned hope of ever returning permanently to England with the Duchess. Read full book review >

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A MISLAID MAGIC by Joyce Windsor
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Suffers from a bad case of the cutes."
A child's-eye view of sex and sexuality among Britain's elite that has a tone coy enough to turn off all but the most rabid Anglophile. Read full book review >