Search Results: "Posie Graeme-Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DRESSMAKER by Posie Graeme-Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"The book could serve as a costumer's reference for period fashion, but Ellen is simply too perfect to be the believable protagonist of an up-from-adversity story."
Rags-to-riches saga of a fashionable London couturière, from Tasmania resident Graeme-Evans (The Uncrowned Queen, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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WILD WOOD by Posie Graeme-Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"More gripping entertainment from a seasoned professional."
Revisiting the interconnected-mysteries-separated-by-centuries setup that worked so well in The Island House (2012, etc.), Graeme-Evans sends an Australian adoptee searching for her birth mother to a castle on the England-Scotland border.Read full book review >

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THE ISLAND HOUSE by Posie Graeme-Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2012

"First-rate commercial fiction."
Graeme-Evans (The Dressmaker, 2010, etc.) intertwines two adventures separated by more than a millennium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKER EVANS by Thomas Nau
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, it succeeds in conveying the intellectual and social environment that nurtured Evans and his unwavering artistic vision—for that reason, it's an important document. (source notes, bibliography, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nau presents the life and times of photographer Walker Evans, who first found widespread recognition with his photos for James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Read full book review >

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WALKER EVANS by James R. Mellow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Well written, lively, and thoroughly documented, Mellow's biography is a fine contribution to American art and cultural history."
A superb biography of a photographer who, dead for a quarter of a century, still exerts a powerful influence. Read full book review >

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EVANS ABOVE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1997

"Llanfair, with its challenging mountain and well drawn locals, is appealing, as is Constable Evans, a kind of Welsh version of M.C. Beaton's Hamish MacBeth."
A pleasingly unpretentious debut that introduces Constable Evan Evans, newly arrived in Llanfair, a village at the foot of Mount Snowden in North Wales. Read full book review >

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Released: June 8, 1995

"Rathbone tells why Evans's vision of America was archetypal and powerfully original, but his persona remains an elusive presence behind the work. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Serviceable and cautiously polite, this first full-length biography of photography giant Evans is nonetheless a long overdue contribution to scholarship. Read full book review >

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EVANS TO BETSY by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2002

"Too much plot and not enough Evan in this readable but overambitious outing."
Another return to Llanfair and affable Constable Evan Evans (Evan Can Wait, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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UNO’S GARDEN by Graeme Base
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Depicting humans with comically sheep-like features and populating his world with a host of extravagantly odd animals, Base provides a visual feast that makes his point in a simple, direct but never overly earnest way. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Base plays with words, images and even numbers in this lavishly illustrated introduction to the importance of natural balance. Read full book review >

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THE WATER HOLE by Graeme Base
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

After the comic futuristic chronicle The Worst Band in the Universe (1999), Base returns to his Animalia (1987) roots. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KING OF ANGKOR WAT by Graeme Base
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"These pages beckon readers to return again and again to pore over the details. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Four boastful Asian animals learn a lesson in humility. Read full book review >

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THE WORST BAND IN THE UNIVERSE by Graeme Base
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Reading this one aloud may lead to riotous story hours. (Picture book. 6-12)"
Steven Spielberg meets Lewis Carroll via Jimmy Page in this latest opus from the irrepressible Base (The Discovery of Dragons, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >