Search Results: "Oliver Postgate"


BOOK REVIEW

IVOR THE ENGINE by Oliver Postgate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2011

"With unassuming art and both prose and characters sporting low-key Welsh inflections, this is an engaging natural for both shared and independent reading. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
A new version of the original story line from an animated British television series first shown in the '50s features a close, if less anthropomorphic, cousin of Thomas the Tank Engine. Read full book review >

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LOVE STINKS by Daniel Postgate
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Bill is an endearing pup any poodle would be lucky to have. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Love stinks when you're the smelliest mutt in town and you've fallen for pristine, purebred poodle Peachy Snugglekins, who happens to be owned by your nemesis, Great Aunt Bleach! Read full book review >

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THE OUTER REACHES OF LIFE by John Postgate
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Lifts your head out of the muddle."
Diversities of life among the microbes make up 18 generally lively essays by Postgate that—for the general reader—waver on the edge of opacity. Read full book review >

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VERDICT OF TWELVE by Raymond Postgate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"The results of Postgate's probing eye, by turns psychological and sociological, are richly and rewardingly ironic, right down to the indelibly understated final speech. A classic reprint you can't afford to miss."
This reprint of Postgate's celebrated 1940 debut, which examines the impact of individual jury members' lives and opinions on the outcome of a murder case, is the first entry in Poisoned Pen's British Library Crime Classics to actually live up to the series title. Read full book review >

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TIDE POOL SECRETS by Narelle Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A solid choice for those who live near or are interested in tide pools. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A lift-the-flap book explores tide pools. Read full book review >

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RINGER by Lauren Oliver
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Speculative fiction at its core, Oliver's novel is also a reflection on the nature of humanity as explored through the dualities of life/death, autonomy/ownership, truth/lies, and good/evil. (Science fiction. 15-adult)"
It has been three weeks since the Haven Institute fell, but it still has subjects Lyra and Gemma in its insidious grip. Read full book review >

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GRATITUDE by Oliver Sacks
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"If that promise of clarity is what awaits us all, then death doesn't seem so awful, and that is a great gift from Sacks. A fitting, lovely farewell."
Valediction from the late neurologist and writer Sacks (On the Move: A Life, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A worthy companion to Rick Atkinson's outstanding In the Company of Soldiers (p. 115)."
A frontline memoir by Daily Telegraph correspondent Poole, the sole UK journalist to be embedded with American forces in the Iraq campaign. Read full book review >

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RED ZONE by Oliver Poole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"There's little good news, but Poole offers an insightful, sympathetic foreigner's perspective on America's misadventures in Iraq."
Discouraging but observant Iraq memoir from an embedded British journalist. Read full book review >

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AN AMERICAN CADDIE IN ST. ANDREWS by Oliver Horovitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2013

"Not everyone can get to St. Andrews, but with Horovitz's memoir, they can get somewhat of an insider's view."
The experiences of an American caddie at golf's most sacred locale. Read full book review >