Search Results: "Mistress Jacqueline"


BOOK REVIEW

MISTRESS by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1994

"Bestselling."
The author of several lighthearted romances sequined with one- word titles (Deception, 1993, etc.) again sets her fragile mystery and sportive verbal and physical foreplay in what seems to be the Regency era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 1991

"Sympathetic—but rough on the stomach."
Readable memoir of ``Alice,'' by day a psychologist, by night ``Mistress Jacqueline'': a dominatrix, or ``fantasy engineer''- -although ``some people call me `Goddess.' '' Rimmer (The Harrad Experiment, etc.) and Tavel started out to interview 10 or 12 porno stars to find out how they abandoned parental sexual and religious conditioning, bared their bodies, and had sex in public. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS by Donald Spoto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"Uncritical, unoriginal, sometimes downright sappy—just like most love letters. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Celebrity biographer Spoto (Notorious: The Life of Ingrid Bergman, 1997, etc.) glides smoothly across the silken surface of the life of one of this century's most famous women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2011

"All politics is local—and personal. These interviews are invaluable in providing a fly-on-the-wall view of life in the Kennedy White House—and there has never been so intimate a view from a First Lady's perspective."
The late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis speaks candidly about life in Camelot. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE BOUVIER by John H. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 1996

"Although the broad outlines of Jacqueline Bouvier's childhood are familiar, Davis's memories add details that will help readers better understand this most celebrated, most mysterious woman."
Nothing more to learn about Jackie O.? Read full book review >

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MISTRESS SHAKESPEARE by Karen Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Meandering and conventional, but capable."
William Shakespeare had two wives, both named Anne, one of whom was the dark lady of the sonnets, this mainstream historical romance declares. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Informative but ultimately unsatisfying. (16 pages b&w photos)"
This biography of barrier-smashing cellist du PrÇ (1945—87) is the literary equivalent of an Çtude: important for the lessons it teaches, but dry and decidedly lacking in musicality. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS by Lester David
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 1994

"To be read under the hair dryer, but not really thrilling enough to take home. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to New Woman)"
A rehash of the life of Jackie as she turns 65: a collection of old news, non-news, and tabloid analysis. Read full book review >

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MISTRESS SUFFRAGETTE by Diana Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2017

"A sprightly, winning historical novel about an unexpected romance—between a young woman and her own power."
Set in Gilded Age New England, Forbes' debut novel follows teenage Penelope Stanton as she struggles through dubious attachments and financial ruin to become a suffragist leader. Read full book review >

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THE MISTRESS by Philippe Tapon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 1999

"The Mistress reads like a screenplay, and the movie version can't be far behind."
A nest-of-vipers melodrama set in German-occupied France near the end of WWII, from the young author of last year's debut novel A Parisian from Kansas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"No fascinating new dish here, but a meat-and-potatoes biography."
A pretty streetwalker from northern England becomes a painter's model, high-class courtesan and then mistress to Lord Nelson himself in this businesslike portrait of Emma Hamilton. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Lends exciting textual possibilities to the turmoil beneath Bradstreet's 'glowing breast.'"
Poet Gordon offers a thorough, occasionally whimsical, and hearteningly feminist take on the life of early Puritan pioneer and pundit Anne Bradstreet. Read full book review >