Search Results: "Rosalind Thornycroft"


BOOK REVIEW

KINGS AND QUEENS by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 1952

"Limited—I should think."
This is a reissue, with addition of verses devoted to Edward VIII and George VI. Read full book review >

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HEROES AND HEROINES by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1933

"Famous historical characters."
Better for the American public than KINGS AND QUEENS, and just as good from every other angle. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Engaging and fun to read, but for a more subtle study, see Myraim Miedzian's Boys Will Be Boys (p. 587)."
The lurid title suits this swift, wry, anecdotal survey of the pitiful confusion that Miles (The Women's History of the World, 1989; Women and Power, 1986) finds in the lives of adult men: Acculturated largely by women to identify with their penises (which makes them prone to violence), they are, she says, ``dislocated'' by the women's movement, frustrated, angry, and even more violent than historically they have been known to be. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA’S BEACH by Rosalind Beardshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A subtle and positively uplifting duo that will easily help any child through those inevitable crestfallen moments in life. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sometimes creative and inventive grandparents can provide the best solutions for the disappointments a child may encounter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECOMING GEORGE SAND by Rosalind Brackenbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2011

"Slender and a little too neat, but a resonant meditation on love, literature and lived experience."
Parallel love stories link and illuminate the lives of two women, the 19th-century French writer George Sand and a Scottish academic writing about her. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Essential reading for women's-studies courses."
Carefully constructed and thoroughly researched examination of the role played by Columbia University's women in transforming a small, all-male, WASPy college into a diverse research institution and influential center for feminist scholarship. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN TULIP by Rosalind Laker
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Obviously, lots of research went into this, resulting in a plethora of details about iconography, tulip-breeding, 17th-century guilds, etc. Certainly lovers of Flemish painting will be beguiled- -even though the plot doesn't quite sizzle and Laker's writing is as much decorating as anything else."
An accessory-mad costume drama by one of the genre's leading lights that, like other Laker originals (The Silver Touch, To Dance with Kings, etc.), focuses on an antique trade—in this case, Dutch painting in the days of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Read full book review >

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ORCHIDS AND DIAMONDS by Rosalind Laker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Conversation here, as in Laker's others, is a shade stiff, but her vision of beautiful clothes is admirably researched and pastry- sweet."
More competently informed period bubbly by the author of The Sugar Pavilion (1994) and umpteen others. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"As always from Desai: an intelligent and freshly tooled retelling of an old story."
True love contends with treachery in high places in this last of a trilogy (Isolde, 2002, etc.) about the fraught lives of Tristan, noble knight, and Isolde, Queen of Ireland. Read full book review >

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THE SUGAR PAVILION by Rosalind Laker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1994

"Leisurely, long, stiff as a board in places, but with some yum-yum desserts."
From period-romancer Laker (The Venetian Mask, 1992; etc.), a tale of smuggling, the plight of ÇmigrÇ aristocrats during the French Revolution, the amours of the future George IV, and the art of the confectionery trade—all in the 1790's seaside resort of Brighton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JANE CROW by Rosalind Rosenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2017

"Assiduous research and clear prose give Murray her due."
A cradle-to-grave account about one of the most interesting, accomplished, and controversial figures in 20th-century America who is far too little known. Read full book review >