Search Results: "Nigel Randell"


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THE WHITE HEADHUNTER by Nigel Randell
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A fabulous ethnographic tale inside a larger tragedy of cultural genocide and retaliatory murders. (8 pp. b&w photos, maps, index)"
Documentary filmmaker Randell debuts with the story of a young Scottish sailor's eight-year stay on a South Pacific island. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"It's a popularity that has kept The White Company in print without interruption since 1891."
The creator of Sherlock Holmes took so much greater pride in a series of carefully researched historical novels that posterity has largely forgotten that he tossed his best-loved hero into Reichenbach Falls in order to head off the temptation to revive him. Read full book review >

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LET'S DANCE, GRANDMA! by Nigel McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"This intergenerational story has an ending sure to satisfy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young fox tries to share her passion for dancing when her grandmother comes to visit. Will she succeed in getting Grandma up on her feet? Read full book review >

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IT’S TOO SOON! by Nigel McMullen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A snuggly last-book-of-the-night read that both adults and children will appreciate. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As any caretaker knows, toddlers hang onto their day with a sticky-fingered grip, and for Anna, who is being looked after by her Gramps, the skill at delaying bedtime is finely honed. Read full book review >

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NOT ME! by Nigel McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A keen look at sibling relations tempered with a generous dose of humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
McMullen's tale of two brothers takes a wry look at sibling bonds. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK NORTH by Nigel McDowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"Ambitious and engaging. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old twins Oona and Morris Kavanagh join the Cause to fight the Invaders from the Black North and defend their home from the evil that threatens to sweep across the land. Read full book review >

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THE SOCIAL LIFE OF MONEY by Nigel Dodd
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 2014

"An exhaustive analysis of money as a complex social process—not a thing—that will appeal to scholars in many fields."
A sociologist takes a broad new view of the nature, value and history of money. Read full book review >

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THE BLASPHEMER by Nigel Farndale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Farndale (Haw-Haw: The Tragedy of William and Margaret Joyce, 2005, etc.) raises compelling philosophical and theological themes, though ultimately, in literature and in life, they remain intriguingly unresolved."
From English author Farndale, a novel about angels, a nematologist and World War I. Read full book review >

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STILL WATERS by Nigel McCrery
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 2008

"Alternate chapters are written from the viewpoint of the murderer, leaving no doubt who's guilty. But Lapslie's quest and the mystery behind it are reason enough to make this chiller from McCrery (Silent Witness, 1998, etc.) a must read."
Deputy Chief Inspector Mark Lapslie is called back from the medical leave he's been granted as he struggles to cope with his synaesthesia to handle a case of serial poisoning and identity theft. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Depp plays oddballs and once messed up a hotel room. We knew this going in, right?"
Thimble-deep bio of misfit maestro Johnny Depp. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG HANDS by Nigel Richardson
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"A riveting psychological exploration of mutant powers grounded in the sad realities of everyday life. (Fiction. YA)"
Graham Sinclair has very odd hands. Read full book review >

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THE MARCHMAN by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Braveheart'' of his time, offers a detailed, accessible take on life north of the border as armies and ideas clash, and monarchs and courtiers plot."
Scotland is barely saved from England's grasping Tudor monarchs as Tranter (The Riven Realm, 1985, etc.), a popular chronicler of Scottish history, tells the engaging story of John Maxwell, the young Warden of the Borderlands who routed the English, advised his monarch, and married for love. Read full book review >