Search Results: "Nicholas Shakespeare"


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PRISCILLA by Nicholas Shakespeare
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A somewhat disjointed story that nonetheless successfully recounts how one woman dealt with her dysfunctional life."
Novelist Shakespeare (In Tasmania, 2004, etc.) searches for the realities of his aunt's life before, during and after World War II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A talented author's peripatetic self-regard."
Bruce Chatwin's (1940-1989) wife Elizabeth and his authorized biographer Shakespeare compile the literary vagabond's correspondence. Read full book review >

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THE DANCER UPSTAIRS by Nicholas Shakespeare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Precisely, beautifully detailed, with a remarkable grasp of tension in a society not the writer's own: a tale both faithful to its time and utterly timeless."
In a sequel of sorts to his award-winning novel The Vision of Elena Silves (1990), Shakespeare again explores an explosive situation in Latin America (inspired by the Shining Path insurrection in Peru), deftly mingling love and suspense in a powerful, persuasive narrative. Read full book review >

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SNOWLEG by Nicholas Shakespeare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Both sentimental and avant-garde, much as with The Dancer Upstairs, the story here beats with so strong a pulse that its portrait of a frozen East Germany will remind readers of the journey anyone devastated by loss and betrayal must make in order to reach the point of risking love again."
Another richly imagined tale of thwarted romance from Shakespeare (The Dancer Upstairs, 1997). Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF THE SEA by Nicholas Shakespeare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2008

"Although oddly paced and occasionally quirky, this is both a skillful, empathetic tale and an affectionate portrait of a place and its community."
Set in Tasmania, an accomplished love story by British author Shakespeare (Snowleg, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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BRUCE CHATWIN by Nicholas Shakespeare
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"An unflinching reconstruction of a singular writer's scorching trajectory through life: Speed makes it concise; fate makes it haunting. (Family tree, photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An ingenious, outsize myth-meets-facts "life and works" of the charismatic global citizen and compulsive tale-teller. Read full book review >

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POISONING THE ANGELS by Marguerite Shakespeare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"Too many neatly dovetailed relationships and predictably pesky villains, but Shakespeare's handling of edgy family members, especially despairing wives, is top-notch."
Two sons skewer their unethical dads in Shakespeare's third Lloyd's of London insurance thriller (A Question of Risk, 1990 etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The images, rich in blues and tender golds, have the misty outlines of imagination and serve the poetry well. (Poetry. 4-10)"
In a lovely conceit, well presented, Mayhew respins a gentle tale in pictures that tie together a bit of Shakespeare for the very young. Read full book review >

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WINTER SONG by William Shakespeare
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A fine winter read-aloud and an appropriate introduction to the Bard for this age group. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Taking the lively lyric from Love's Labor's Lost, Hall makes a cheery mixed-media collection of images in bright colors, fulsome textures and an Elizabethan air. Read full book review >

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2008

"These attempts to convert Shakespeare into visual language fall flat, although the slick manga styling alone may attract some new readers to these works. (plot summary, author's biography) (Graphic fiction. 13 & up)"
Of late many classic titles—including the Bible—have been turned into manga, in a 21st-century version of the venerable Classics Illustrated comics. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
by Gregory McNamee

Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MACBETH by William Shakespeare
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"Even so, this remains Macbeth, arguably the Bard of Avon's most durable and multilayered tragedy, and overall, this enhanced e-book makes the play appealing and graspable to students. (Enhanced e-book. 12 & up)"
A pairing of the text of the Scottish Play with a filmed performance, designed with the Shakespeare novice in mind. Read full book review >