Search Results: "Phillip Knightley"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 4, 1989

The moral equivalent of an authorized biography that, against all reason, presents KGB mole H.A.R. (Kim) Philby as an essentially sympathetic character. Read full book review >

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How The English Establishment Framed STEPHEN WARD by Caroline Kennedy
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"A fine investigation of a legal injustice and the cultural upheaval that conjured it."
Modern Britain's splashiest sex-and-politics scandal led to the persecution of an innocent—or at least not especially guilty—man according to this yeasty exposé of the Profumo Affair, reissued for the 50th anniversary of the debacle. Read full book review >

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THE EARL I ADORE by Erin Knightley
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Well worth reading."
A young lady with a modest dowry is husband-hunting at a summer music festival, but her task becomes more urgent as she waits for the news of her sister's elopement to leak out and ruin her chances. Read full book review >

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FLIRTING WITH FORTUNE by Erin Knightley
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An emotional and refreshingly original Regency tale. Knightley's 'sweet' (read: no sex) romance may gain favor with Regency fans hard-pressed to find less sexually provocative stories."
When Lady Beatrice Moore meets Sir Colin Tate, she is convinced he is the man of her dreams, and the fact that he is her favorite artist's son is a bonus; however, if there is one thing the lady can't abide, it's a fortune hunter, so it's a tragic shame that Sir Colin happens to be one. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"A superbly told, remarkable true story and an excellent addition to stories of civilian resistance in World War II. (photos, bibliography, chapter notes) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A handful of Danish teens takes on the occupying Nazis is this inspiring true story of courageous resistance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 2, 2009

"Her commitment to combating injustice, however, was unaffected, and she remains an inspiring figure whom contemporary readers will be pleased to discover. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12 & up)"
Claudette Colvin's story will be new to most readers. Read full book review >

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SLEIGHT OF HAND by Phillip Margolin
Released: April 9, 2013

"Margolin presents another triumph of inventive plotting over paper-thin characterization, flat prose and a wholesale departure from realism. The result is on a par with an especially good episode of Columbo."
Washington, D.C. shamus Dana Cutler (Capitol Murder, 2012, etc.) goes up against an impossibly clever killer: an amateur magician who's also a member of the bar. Read full book review >

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DJUNA by Phillip Herring
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"As elusive as Barnes's writings, but not as artistically satisfying. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The author of Joyce's Uncertainty Principle (not reviewed) sketchily profiles a lesser-known modernist: the acerbically witty author of Nightwood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Trenchant observations on the Bosnian war of particular interest to those trying to make sense of the latest events in the Balkans."
A highly critical, honest, and opinionated chronicle by a top United Nations official of the period that saw the UN's transformation from peace-keeper to peace-enforcer. Read full book review >

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THREE SHOT BURST by Phillip DePoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"The second in DePoy's new series (Cold Florida, 2016, etc.) is packed with humor, philosophical musings, fascinating characters, and his hero's palpable passion for his job."
An unlikely sleuth battles drug lords to rescue two sisters in big trouble. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

A British MP's cleareyed and tellingly detailed assessment of just what the West is up against in its economic rivalry with Japan. Read full book review >

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A WIDOW’S CURSE by Phillip DePoy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 2007

"An intricately nuanced transgenerational saga rendered with the panache of a master southern storyteller. DePoy (A Minister's Ghost, 2005, etc.) clearly loves southern cooking, southern mountain folk and the wryly acerbic sniping of best friends."
A folklorist is accused of murder. Read full book review >