Search Results: "Martyn Bedford"


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TWENTY QUESTIONS FOR GLORIA by Martyn Bedford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"A page-turner that runs aground on a shoal of stereotype. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Two teens run away to a better life—temporarily. Read full book review >

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FLIP by Martyn Bedford
FANTASY
Released: April 5, 2011

"Alex has to figure out why his soul overtook Flip's body, and how—if at all—he can get back into his own before it's too late. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Fourteen-year-old geeky musician Alex wakes up hundreds of miles from his London home in the body of Philip Garamond, a high-school soccer star and girl magnet nicknamed Flip. Read full book review >

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ACTS OF REVISION by Martyn Bedford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 1996

"A riveting debut. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
From the Yorkshire-based Bedford, a suspenseful saga of a sociopath's return to his painful past, seeking vengeance for slights real and imagined from his former teachers. Read full book review >

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NEVER ENDING by Martyn Bedford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"Beautiful and illuminating but as hard as therapy. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An English teen can't stop blaming herself for her brother's death. Read full book review >

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THE HOUDINI GIRL by Martyn Bedford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

Following his taut debut, Acts of Revision (1997), with a more maudlin tale of love and loss, Bedford offers a promising yet finally disappointing story of a magician unable to perform the ultimate trick: bringing back to life the woman he adored, then betrayed. Read full book review >

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MARTYN PIG by Kevin Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Still, a minor complaint in an otherwise provocative and engrossing debut. (Fiction. 11-15)"
This sometimes grossly funny, always absorbing gut-wrenching thriller tells the slippery-slope story of how a few (granted large) ethical missteps can send a character sliding down a moral mineshaft. Read full book review >

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BRETTA MARTYN by L. Neil Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Noteworthy for its increasingly batty attempts to transplant old-time windjammer swashbuckling into space, and a political subtext that drones in the background like a half-heard but annoying chuckle."
More space-pirate folderol, following Henry Martyn (1989). Read full book review >

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BEDFORD SQUARE by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Only the solution, coming a few quick breaths before the last page, is a letdown. (Mystery Guild main selection; author tour)"
The latest grand address to suffer the blight of Victorian crime is General Brandon Balantyne's house in Bedford Square, whose doorstep, one early morning in 1891, is adorned with a cooling corpse. Read full book review >

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NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST by Jack Hurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 1993

"Since Richard Ellmann is dead and Walter Jackson Bate is retired, how about it, Stephen Sears?"
The Confederate cavalry commander, as conspicuous for his racism as for his military prowess, receives a biography that emphasizes his reprehensible exploits as slave trader and founding father of the Ku Klux Klan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"For war buffs who can't get enough of Saving Private Ryan."
By-the-numbers saga of a bruised and bullet-riddled combat unit in WWII. Read full book review >

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MR. BEDFORD AND THE MUSES by Gail Godwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1983

"In sum: luminous fictions, full of quiet, patiently earned discoveries."
In one very short novel and five short stories, Godwin continues to monitor—with a kind of wary bemusement—the fascinating whorls and asocial display of personalities lost within their own outsize needs and dilemmas. Read full book review >