Search Results: "Philip Sington"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOIA’S GOLD by Philip Sington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2006

"An engaging portrait of an artist swaddled in overused cloth."
Sington, who's written six thrillers under the name Patrick Lynch (Figure of Eight, 2000, etc.), explores the shadowy life of a Russian painter for this (slightly) more literary excursion. Read full book review >

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THE VALLEY OF UNKNOWING by Philip Sington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"Atmospheric, poignant, witty, but mournful too, Sington's novel cleverly considers what might have been the back story to real-life tragedies."
Amadeus meets The Lives of Others in a compelling story of jealousy and betrayal behind the Iron Curtain. Read full book review >

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ROBERT BROWNING by Pamela Neville-Sington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"Close readings of Browning's work done with a deft, light hand."
Husband of the more famous Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett emerges his own man in the 30 years after her death in this sprightly life by British biographer Neville-Sington (Fanny Trollope, 1998). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 1998

"Fanny's humor, warmth, and adventurous spirit are evident in all her writing, be it fiction or a thank-you note. (illustrations and photos, not seen)"
The title may smack of an Erica Jong novel, but this is a biography of the courageous and tender woman best remembered as mother of 19th-century novelist Anthony Trollope. Read full book review >

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VALENTINE AND HIS VIOLIN by Philip Hopman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Delightful whether or not you've ever attempted to play a stringed instrument. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Valentine's violin teacher says he's doing very well, but the effect of his playing on others is dramatic in a different sense. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE ROCK SPLITS THE SKY by Philip Webb
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 25, 2014

"For Western aficionados who don't mind alien outlaws in their shoot'em-ups. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
In a bizarre post-apocalyptic future, Megan Bridgwater's world is defined by Western garb, gab and clichés. Read full book review >

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SIX DAYS by Philip Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Even if events don't always quite hold together, it's such a racketing good time it doesn't matter. (Science fiction. 9-11)"
In this crackerjack adventure, a pair of Cockney trash-pickers and their spaceman friend seek a MacGuffin in the ruins of post-apocalyptic London. Read full book review >

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FEVER CRUMB by Philip Reeve
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"An essential read for fans and a great entry point for newcomers to the world; here's hoping there's more to come. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"

BOOK REVIEW

INFERNAL DEVICES by Philip Reeve
Released: June 1, 2006

"Brighton's fiery end paves the way for the concluding volume in this extraordinary series, which tests both protagonists and readers to their utmost. (Fiction. 12+)"
Some 16 years after the city of Anchorage, with Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw aboard, found refuge by grounding itself on the shores of North America (Predator's Gold, 2004), its peace is disturbed. Read full book review >