Search Results: "Patrick Neate"


BOOK REVIEW

PATRICK by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"For the most part, though, the format, vocabulary and art work well here to encourage kids to read on their own and have fun doing it. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
Hayes, the Geisel Award-winning creator of the Benny and Penny stories (Benny and Penny in the Big No-No, 2009, etc.) introduces a new character in this collection of short graphic stories. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Stephen R. Lawhead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2003

"A straightforward Celtic paperback yarn, but this one is blessedly short on the talking trees, magic swords, and warrior maidens that clutter up so many from Lawhead (Mystic Rose, 2001, etc.). Still, you'll still need to be a serious Celt-ophile to get through it."
A fictionalized biography of St. Patrick, circa a.d. 400, concentrating on the "lost years" of the famous Irish patriarch. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 1992

"An excellent contribution. (Biography/Picture book. 4-8)"
A brief, straightforward summary of the known facts about the saint's life, illustrated in dePaola's usual accomplished manner with simple, stylized figures and a pleasing variety of frames bordered with gold bands that unify the whole. Read full book review >

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CITY OF TINY LIGHTS by Patrick Neate
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2006

"The main value of this trendy exercise in up-to-the-minute private investigation, in fact, may be its revelation of how strikingly postmodern that romantic knight errant Philip Marlowe was all along."
Despite the insouciant heading "Another Tommy Akhtar Investigation," this hunt for a missing prostitute marks the raffish Indian/Ugandan private eye's debut. Read full book review >

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THE LONDON PIGEON WARS by Patrick Neate
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Amusing, and just credible enough to be read straight, but Neate's (Twelve Bar Blues, 2002, etc.) third novel is too far-fetched to be swallowed whole."
Waugh's Vile Bodies is invaded by Hitchcock's The Birds: a bizarre fantasy about the high-jinks of a group of Bright Young Things moving through a fashionable London demimonde. Read full book review >

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TWELVE BAR BLUES by Patrick Neate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A bit too crowded and busy but, still, a fine depiction, in vivid and indelible colors, of a bygone age."
Jazz, history, and love across a hundred years and several continents, in a US debut by British music journalist Neate, winner of the 2002 Whitbread Award. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"A straightforward look at how music and hope can change the fate of an unmoored society."
Novelist Neate (City of Tiny Lights, 2005, etc.) and human-rights defender Platt celebrate the success of an influential musical organization. Read full book review >

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PATRICK HENRY by Jon Kukla
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2017

"A skilled historian, Kukla has done his homework and written a detailed, lively, probably definitive biography of a revolutionary figure who merits more recognition but perhaps not promotion beyond the second tier of Founding Fathers."
A new biography of the American statesman who Thomas Jefferson said "was our leader in the measures of the Revolution in Virginia." Read full book review >

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PATRICK HENRY by Thomas S. Kidd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Kidd's biography awakens us to the depths of Henry's devotion to liberty and small government."
A deeper look at Patrick Henry. Read full book review >

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LEAVING PATRICK by Prue Leith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Diverting light fare that entertains agreeably."
One of England's most noted chefs (two television shows, twelve cookbooks) offers up a delicious debut novel of love gone cold but then reheated. Read full book review >