Search Results: "Sam Leith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"Required reading for aspiring writers, lawyers, politicians and marketers."
Former Daily Telegraph literary editor Leith (The Coincidence Engine, 2012, etc.) brings to life a forgotten but eternally essential subject. Read full book review >

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THE COINCIDENCE ENGINE by Sam Leith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Leith's narrative runs mildly manic after a while, but the dichotomy between his unruffled prose and the mad events at hand ultimately foster a savvy comedic groove."
When a British student comes to possess a physics-bending device, all hell breaks loose on his journey across America. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT REALM by Sarah Leith Bahn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 21, 2010

"Bahn presents a straightforward fantasy story plenty capable of engaging young readers, especially those with limited attention spans."
Nature acts as a secret source of magic and mayhem for the young protagonist in Bahn's debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Much too deep contemplation of his navel, even for a skilled writer."
British journalist Leith is a fat man talking, and no jolly Falstaff is he in this confessional binge. Read full book review >

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LEAVING PATRICK by Prue Leith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Diverting light fare that entertains agreeably."
One of England's most noted chefs (two television shows, twelve cookbooks) offers up a delicious debut novel of love gone cold but then reheated. Read full book review >

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A LOVESOME THING by Prue Leith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Intelligent summer reading, light but perceptive about the many passions that obsess and delight. Gardeners will especially appreciate."
A love story with a difference, as English cookbook author and third-novelist Leith (Sisters, 2002, etc.) deftly portrays an Englishwoman smitten with a famous garden—and the two men who vie for her heart. Read full book review >

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THE RIDDLED NIGHT by Valery Leith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"Messy, certainly, and sometimes slow, but the real attraction here, as in book one, is Leith's shimmering, vaulting imagination: complex, enigmatic, seemingly limitless, her creations nonetheless have a satisfyingly plausible shape and weight and structure."
Second part of Leith's trilogy (The Company of Glass, 1999) about the land of Everien and its ancient, bizarre, half-forgotten magic. Read full book review >

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SISTERS by Prue Leith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Light fare, though with lots of mouthwatering descriptions of yummy food."
A second novel (after Leaving Patrick, 2001) from the doyenne of British cooking serves up a potentially zesty if uneven mix of sibling rivalry and true love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"An entertaining, well-researched account of the quest that brims with our fond hopes, foolishness and even desperation."
Former Vice editor Gollner (The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession, 2008) may have felt he would need to achieve immortality in order to write this comprehensive, busy book, which bulges with the results of his reading, interviewing and traveling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"A fresh, juicy and highly satisfying treat."
Admitting that he has gone "off the deep end trying to get to the core," Gourmet and Bon Appetit contributor Gollner offers an informative, enlightening account of fruits and their role in human life. Read full book review >