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 TIPTOEING TIGER by Philippa Leathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Nicely paced, comfortably told, and not altogether predictable: a winner. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." 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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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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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 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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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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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 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 >