Search Results: "Martin Dillon"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1999

"A notably depressing read that exposes the horror of Northern Ireland's history. (21 b&w photos)"
A chilling, stomach-turning study of Northern Ireland's infamous Shankill Butchers, a Loyalist gang of murderers who preyed on Belfast's Catholic population. Read full book review >

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THE DIRTY WAR by Martin Dillon
NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1999

"A seminal, if dated, study of Northern Ireland's nightmarish legacy of official and unofficial violence."
An amazingly detailed and profoundly disturbing examination of the "dirty" covert war between Northern Ireland's paramilitary groups and British security forces. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The avalanche of minutiae only underscores the tenuousness of the assertions, and the tale drifts along on Maxwell's paranoia, bullying, and general unpleasantness, so undesirable a character that readers won't care how he met his end, just as long as he did. (8-page photo insert)"
A shaky case that British media tycoon Robert Maxwell, a giant in his own eyes if not his bankers', might have been given some help in dying when he tumbled from his yacht off the Canaries in 1991. Read full book review >

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THE RACE OF THE GOLDEN APPLES by Claire Martin
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A handsome update of a grand story. (Mythology. 5+)"
Abandoned by her father because she's not a boy, the infant princess Atalanta becomes the protege of the goddess Diana and is raised by a bear, learning to outdistance all the forest creatures. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This is a gift book in the best sense, to be read often; if children don't respond immediately to its overall formality, they will surely find pages to pore over herein. (Picture book. 9+)"
The Dillons illustrate the familiar verses of Ecclesiastes in the King James version, one spread for every double-edged phrase, e.g., "a time to mourn, and a time to dance." Read full book review >

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A VERSION OF LOVE by Millicent Dillon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Very cerebral and rather obvious."
From novelist (Harry Gold, 2000) and biographer Dillon (Paul Bowles, et al.): a spare psychoanalytical tale constructed much like a "serious art film," with ambiguous scenes and loaded dialogue. Read full book review >

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THE DANCE OF THE MOTHERS by Millicent Dillon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1991

"But it does produce a cumulative wail of grief arising from the rigors and limitations of simply being a woman."
A poetic hieroglyph from the author of other such unusual works—including last year's After Egypt, an impressionistic biography of Mary Cassatt and Isadora Duncan. Read full book review >

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IF KIDS RAN THE WORLD by Diane Dillon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Well-meaning but saccharine and didactic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Leo Dillon's last book with Diane Dillon imagines what the world would be like if children were in charge. Read full book review >

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MOTHER GOOSE: NUMBERS ON THE LOOSE by Leo Dillon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Includes a brief note on the history and selection of the rhymes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Long-limbed numbers and letters, anthropomorphic insects, stalwart vegetables, inventively dressed animals and other unusual creatures join multiethnic humans in a cheerful march to the irresistible rhythm of Mother Goose in this selection of numerical nursery rhymes. Read full book review >

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AYRSHIRE MURDERS by E.R. Dillon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2014

"Although the Scottish hero and his apothecary sidekick in Dillon's series debut are a mite anachronistic in their pursuit of forensic science, Kyle is an attractive hero trying to do right by both Southrons and Scots."
A deputy sheriff balances patriotic loyalty against sworn duty in late-13th-century Scotland. Read full book review >