Search Results: "Nigel Simeone"


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PARIS by Nigel Simeone
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Style notwithstanding, any visitor to Paris with an interest in music will find this guide indispensable."
An interesting and useful guide, written in a competent, but dry style. Read full book review >

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THE LEONARD BERNSTEIN LETTERS by Leonard Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Bernstein emerges as highly literate, compassionate, astonishingly busy and gifted almost beyond measure."
Nearly 60 years of revealing letters to and from the composer of West Side Story, a musical colossus who stood with one foot on Broadway, the other in whatever of the world's symphony halls he wished. 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 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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Released: March 20, 1989

British readers' appetite for fresh slants on Soviet penetration of UK security services is apparently insatiable. Read full book review >

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THE ATLAS OF SHIPWRECKS AND TREASURE by Nigel Pickford
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1994

"You can almost taste the salt, feel the heft of the gold bars. (Picture book. 10+)"
Dorling Kindersley has a lock on high quality atlases for young people. 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 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 >

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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: July 1, 1992

"A vivid and extensive primary source on private lives—lives whose modernity reveals convention-flouting individuality and speaks much about Britain's upper class and its attitudes and freedoms."
Nicolson's distillation of the letters between his parents- -poet/novelist Vita Sackville-West and diplomat Harold Nicolson- -further documents the extraordinary relationship he described in Portrait of a Marriage (1973; to be dramatized on PBS later this year). 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 >