Search Results: "Philippa Perry"


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HOW TO STAY SANE  by Philippa Perry
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Using stories from her therapy practice to illustrate her points as well as numerous exercises to conduct alone, with a loved one or within a group, Perry brings new light to a well-visited subject."
A self-help book for combating the stress of today. Read full book review >

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HOW TO CATCH A MOUSE by Philippa Leathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Clemmie in a trench coat, using what she's learned, is worth the price of admission alone. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Ginger kitten Clemmie keeps her house mouse-free…or does she? Read full book review >

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THE BLACK RABBIT by Philippa Leathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Sweet but slight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An adorable bunny discovers his shadow; trepidation and then friendship follow in this familiar and mildly entertaining tale. Read full book review >

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CHANGELING by Philippa Gregory
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2012

"Gregory says in her author's note how much fun she had writing this. Perhaps some may enjoy reading it. (Paranormal/historical fiction. 14-18)"
A paranormal/historical potboiler for teens from Gregory. Read full book review >

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A FACTORY OF CUNNING by Philippa Stockley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Polished, clever, and really quite shocking."
A Dutch philosopher nursing a grudge sends a marquise with a scandalous past to London to work the downfall of an even more depraved earl. Further debauchery ensues—in a guiltily pleasurable slice of fashionable Georgian life. Read full book review >

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THE BOLEYN INHERITANCE by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"Royal history spoon-fed in a highly digestible form."
The author of The Other Boleyn Girl (2002) returns to the executed queen's doomed family in a historical novel that maps the sad demise of Henry VIII in a series of intimate personal testimonies. Read full book review >

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Released: April 20, 1987

"They should also be good for book-talking or reading aloud."
Short stories can be hard to sell to children, but this collection is worth pushing. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2013

"As usual, Gregory delivers a spellbinding (and definitely York-biased) exposé."
In the aftermath of the Wars of the Roses, the new queen of Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty, struggles with divided loyalties. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF PLEASURE by Philippa Stockley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Repellent characters redeemed by saucy, vivid writing."
Brazenly romantic debut about a London golden-boy artist who hits the skids but redirects his wayward life with the help of a nice girl from the neighborhood Read full book review >

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HEAT OF THE MOMENT by Philippa Blake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"A refreshingly sensible take on sensational crime."
An intelligent tale of a family still haunted by a murder long-ago in far-away Kenya. Read full book review >

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THE TAMING OF THE QUEEN by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Although Kateryn's studiousness makes for some dull reading, the pace picks up as her intellect becomes her greatest liability."
By pondering the mistakes of her predecessors, Kateryn Parr, sixth wife of King Henry VIII, manages to keep her head. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE HOUSE by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An unblinking portrayal of psychological slavery, deeply bizarre family ties, betrayal, and courage."
Gregory, author of five previous historicals with feminist twists (Wideacre, 1987, etc.), offers a contemporary psychological thriller that may prove to be a crossover hit. Read full book review >