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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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 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 >

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THE LAST TUDOR by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Tedium is inevitable as we watch these Tudor heirs wait."
The bloodlines, if not the ambitions, of three Tudor sisters imperil their lives. 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 CHANGELING by Philippa Carr
Released: May 3, 1989

It's not necessary, of course, to remember just who it was of the heroine's kin who took center stage in Carr's previous volume. Read full book review >

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CHAUCER AND THE DOCTOR OF PHYSIC by Philippa Morgan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Lacks the fast pace of the poet's first case (Chaucer and the House of Fame, 2004), but the interesting characters and historical tidbits make it worthwhile."
Geoffrey Chaucer travels to Devon to avert a diplomatic crisis. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Although their fates are known, Gregory creates suspense by raising intriguing questions about whether her characters will transcend their historical reputations."
The latest of Gregory's Cousins' War series debunks—mostly—the disparaging myths surrounding Richard III and his marriage to Anne Neville. Read full book review >

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THE CONSTANT PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2005

"Gregory makes the broad sweep of history vibrant and intimate—and hinges it all on a bit of romance."
Gregory (The Virgin's Lover, 2004, etc.) is back in Tudor England to reimagine the reign of Katherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife. Read full book review >