Search Results: "Robert Hough"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STOWAWAY by Robert Hough
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A hair-raising story well told with sympathy and respect, particularly in the treatment of the heroic Filipinos, modest men with very big hearts."
Two Romanian refugees stow away on a stateless container ship, in a tale based on horrifying true incidents of cruelty and salvation. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL CONFESSION OF MABEL STARK by Robert Hough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Just about perfect. One of the most entertaining novels in many a year."
A marvelous debut, winner of a Canadian literary prize, about the life and amazing adventures of the greatest female tiger trainer in circus history are narrated with delicious humor and warmth. Read full book review >

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DR. BRINKLEY'S TOWER by Robert Hough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Hough slyly presents a cast of characters largely taken in by their own folly and gullibility."
Hough fictionalizes the real-life exploits of charlatan Brinkley, known both for his radio broadcasts from Mexico (across the U.S. border) and for his goat-gland implantation procedure to cure male impotence. Read full book review >

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EDWARD AND ALEXANDRA by Richard Hough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1993

"An adulatory study of the British royal family before it became a soap opera. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs)"
Smooth but shallow dual biography of the king and queen who succeeded Victoria on the British throne, by Hough (coauthor, The Battle of Britain, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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VICTORIA AND ALBERT by Richard Hough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1996

"Nonetheless, a fitting corrective to Victoria's often misunderstood popular image. (8 pages illustrations, not seen)"
A delightful and engaging joint biography of Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, from prolific popular historian and British royals watcher Hough (Born Royal: The Lives and Loves of the Young Windsors, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST SUMMER by John Hough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Formulaic and rather obvious, but a pleasant tale all the same: old-fashioned, straightforward, and spiced up with some historical scenery and a bit of real suspense."
From Hough (The Conduct of the Game, not reviewed, etc.), the story of a middle-aged woman who tries to start a new life on Cape Cod during the summer of 1968. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK by Richard Hough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"A rich taste of 18th-century life and its spirit of scientific and human daring."
A vivid and well-documented account of the life and voyages of the famous 18th-century English navigator. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

IF SOMEBODY LIVED NEXT DOOR by Libby Hough
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"In the pictures, Olivia plays with a toy farm (from which her fantasies take shape) and owns a copy of an earlier book Kvasnosky illustrated, Florence Page Jaques's There Once Was a Puffin (1995). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little Olivia Wendell is without neighbors, so she has learned to play alone. Read full book review >

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ROBERT CROWTHER'S POP-UP DINOSAUR ABC by Robert Crowther
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"From Allosaurus to Zuniceratops, a mix of familiar standbys and new or rare finds with bite-sized facts for confirmed dinomanes. (Informational pop-up book. 6-8)"
Twenty-six dinos rear up, unfold or slide into view in a pop-up prehistoric procession. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE HOUSE by Robert Sabuda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"A selective but resplendent tour. (Informational pop-up. 6-9)"
White House high spots, presented with 3-D flair by the archon of paper architects. Read full book review >

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A BUNNY IN THE BALLET by Robert Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"Alas, not the stuff of dreams for balletomane readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Toe shoes and tutus are the stuff of dreams for a rabbit. Read full book review >