Search Results: "Peter K Worsley"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2014

"An artist's handbook for marketing and salesmanship that can help turn a passion into a career."
A debut guide to promoting and selling artwork online and off. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Still, a distinctive addition to the anthropology of knowledge."
An energetic, often fascinating, but somewhat sprawling argument about the pliable nature of knowledge. Read full book review >

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SAVING DONKEY by Peter K. High
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"A breezy but nuanced road trip."
A New Zealand-based author offers a semifictional, meditative debut memoir involving motorcycles and Christianity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Worsley ably shows how audiences drove writers, actors and purveyors of news to satisfy their morbid curiosities."
Worsley (If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home, 2012, etc.) explains England's love affair with scandals, lurid murders and executions. Read full book review >

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MAID OF THE KING'S COURT by Lucy Worsley
Released: March 14, 2017

"Exhilarating, romantic, and illuminating; has the potential to turn casual readers into Tudor history buffs. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 15 & up)"
Hampton Court curator Worsley's debut novel for teens digs into the danger that lies just beneath the glamour of Henry VIII's court. Read full book review >

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JANE AUSTEN AT HOME by Lucy Worsley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"A charming, well-researched journey to 'Austen-land.'"
A fresh, spirited look at the beloved author by a self-proclaimed "Janeite." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"Anyone who lives in a home with a kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom will delight in reading this history of the development of home life."
This masterful social history illustrates the lessons you could never have learned in school, and with a great deal more entertainment. Read full book review >

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SHE RISES by Kate Worsley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Despite excessive length and some overly ornate period language, this unusual, seductive period tale of love and transformation creates its own memorable world."
In a notably ambitious British debut, an 18th-century English dairymaid leaves home to enter a world of secrecy, survival and forbidden love. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 29, 2012

"The unfolding mystery—not the characters—will keep readers interested in this dark tale."
Mystery novelist Simpson (A Debt of Death, 2008, etc.) weaves a twist-filled tale of deception about a young wife who disappears at a mall in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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LIKING THE UNLIKABLE
by Leila Roy

I know it’s not cool to define yourself by a boy. Girls are supposed to be independent, these days. We should be Strong Female Characters, we should be tough and self-motivated and grrrrrls instead of girls. We’re supposed to run the world—girls—and look unapologetically into the camera. We don’t have to smile. We can cross our arms or curl our ...
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A BOY AND HIS SKUNK
by Leila Roy

“I love him,” Bat said. He hadn’t meant to say it out loud. Mom laughed. “Careful, or you might make me jealous,” she said.
“But it’s true,” Bat said. “I love him.” 
Mom said they’d have to hand the kit over to the rescue center in a month. But Bat, holding the tiny animal in ...

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