Search Results: "Paula Byrne"


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BELLE by Paula Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"Byrne brings to this brief history an eye for telling details of daily life, slaveholders' unthinkable cruelty, and the fervent work of a few good men and women who changed their world."
A history of Britain's anti-slavery struggle that begins with a child. Read full book review >

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KICK by Paula Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"At first, the book is less a biography and more a society report of England's upper class, but it evolves into an exciting, heartbreakingly tense love story."
The Kennedys all kept journals, and Byrne (Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice, 2014, etc.) uses them to the fullest in this biography of Kathleen, aka Kick (1920-1948).Read full book review >

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MAD WORLD by Paula Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 9, 2010

"A sharp, entertaining literary biography that encompasses plenty despite its narrow focus."
A perceptive study of how Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) emerged from middle-class beginnings to inhabit the tony corridors described in Brideshead Revisited (1945). Read full book review >

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THE REAL JANE AUSTEN by Paula Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Her exquisite novels remain the major source of fascination with Jane Austen."
For Austen obsessives, this latest study offers a few flashes of revelation amid long stretches of minutiae. Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS OF JANE AUSTEN by Paula Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2017

"A thoroughly researched, somewhat scholarly investigation of Austen's oeuvre for devoted Austen fans with some background in literature."
Biographer Byrne (Kick: The True Story of JFK's Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth, 2016, etc.) explores Jane Austen's passion for the theatre and the influence of comedic plays on her writing. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK IS OUT OF CONTROL! by Richard Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"It's finally OK for kids to press buttons! This interactive story will empower, educate, and entertain young readers who are on the path to independent reading. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The act of reading a picture book has never gotten so out of control. Read full book review >

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THE DUKE by Kerrigan Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This sexy romp has it all—a mystery, a feminist heroine worth rooting for, and moments of heat so intense they might need a nurse."
Imogen Pritchard keeps crossing paths with Cole Talmage, Duke of Trenwyth. Will time and mistaken identity keep them apart? Read full book review >

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GHOSTS AND LIGHTNING by Trevor Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"Messy, funny, troubled and tragic."
A refugee from Dublin's slums returns home to face the phantoms of his hometown. Read full book review >

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THE OCCUPY HANDBOOK by Janet Byrne
NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2012

"An educational, highly useful primer on what's broken and how to fix it."
A succinct body of essays by knowledgeable, sympathetic observers on the grievances of the Occupy Wall Street protestors. Read full book review >

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THRILL by Robert Byrne
Released: July 1, 1995

"Engaging details about roller coasters, but uninspired thriller work."
A formulaic, far-fetched offering by disaster-thriller veteran Byrne (Mannequin, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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A GENIUS FOR LIVING by Janet Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 1995

"A portrait of Frieda that comprehends all of her life's events and none of her spirit. (16 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Freelance writer Byrne captures little of Frieda von Richthofen Lawrence's unconventional vitality, her independent mind, or her tempestuous marriage with D.H. Frieda, equally careless of her reputations as Lawrence's muse, earth goddess, and obtuse nymphomaniac, never inspired tepid opinions, whether in Lawrence's portraits of her in his novels or in the recent spate of Lawrenciana. Read full book review >

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Tipping Point by Tomas Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tautly written thriller propelled by sharp writing and an ever complicating plot."
Byrne (Skin in the Game, 2015) returns to the world of renegade whistleblower Joe Hawkins in this new ecological thriller.Read full book review >