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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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GOD IN THE TIME OF THE INTERNET by Phillip Shirvington
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2014

"An outlandish but exhaustively thought-out imagining of humanity's ultimate destiny."
A searching debut treatise that offers alternatives to typical religious ideas of the afterlife. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"A nail-biter with natural appeal, but it ducks the question of whether risking one's life for sport is admirable."
Informed account of a cave-diving disaster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Storm Before the War by Phillip Otts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2016

"Sparkling action scenes punctuate the first in a series of tales about the run-up to the Civil War."
Two young Americans find adventure and intrigue in the slavery era. 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 >

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WORTHY BROWN'S DAUGHTER by Phillip Margolin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Margolin's dialogue is sometimes affected, sometimes faintly anachronistic, but his scene-setting, knowledge of the frontier and relating of the hard task of the law make for an appealing read that, the author says, took 30 years to write."
Legal thriller writer Margolin (Sleight of Hand, 2013, etc.) turns back the clock to confront murder, deceit and slavery in frontier Oregon. Read full book review >