Search Results: "Sarah Bradford"


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Released: Nov. 1, 1993

According to Bradford (The Reluctant King, 1990, etc.), poet, writer, and art critic Sacheverell (``Sachie'') Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by Sarah Bradford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 1996

"No tabloid hype here, but this authoritative biography has enough revealing nuggets scattered through an otherwise flat narrative to keep a royal watcher enthralled. (17 color and 39 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
In the year of her 70th birthday, Elizabeth II of England comes under scrutiny as mother (not quite good enough), wife (better), and constitutional monarch (outstanding). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A thoroughly researched, gracefully written revision of the most beguiling Borgia."
A sympathetic view of the Renaissance beauty's progress through a maze of political marriages to become the Duchess of Ferrara. Read full book review >

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THERE WILL BE WOLVES by Karleen Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Steer readers to Karen Cushman's The Midwife's Apprentice (1995) for its more richly developed characters and vivid, better-integrated picture of medieval life. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A harsh, patchy tale of the first Crusade. Read full book review >

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MARTIN AMIS by Richard Bradford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Just serviceable. Readers interested in all things Amis will want to refer to the roman à clef The Information and anxiously await an autobiography."
Indifferently written bio of "the best prose stylist in English…in the closing decades of the last and the opening of this century." Read full book review >

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BUTTON HILL by Michael Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Rare, scary fun. With tomatoes. (Horror. 11-13)"
A moment's messing with an odd clock plunges a lad into the strange and dangerous borderland between the living world and the realms of the dead in this decidedly offbeat chiller. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR by Chris Bradford
ADVENTURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"Despite the website hype, this is a commonplace James Clavell knockoff for kids. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
In 1611, 12-year-old British sailor Jack Fletcher's ship is attacked by ninjas, and the entire crew, including Jack's father, the ship's pilot, are killed. Read full book review >

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THE DIVINER'S TALE by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"A book that's likely to be best remembered for putting an attractive human face on an esoteric craft."
A committed dowser but reluctant psychic is the winsome protagonist of this sixth novel from Morrow (Ariel's Crossing, 2002, etc.), which occupies a middle ground between domestic realism and Gothic suspense. Read full book review >

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ARIEL’S CROSSING by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2002

"High-toned escape with palatable preaching and beautiful scenery."
Ghosts of the Spanish settlers and lingering effects of the Manhattan Project pleasantly spook the atmosphere in a New Mexican family drama. Read full book review >

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THE ALMANAC BRANCH by Bradford Morrow
Released: June 1, 1991

"Plotted for maximum tease value to entice the reader on this convoluted journey but offering too little rewardperhaps because there's not enough substance to this particular rich and neurotic family."
Morrow's teasing, psychologically dense second novel (after Come Sunday, 1988)about the neurotic lives of a rich American familybetrays its early promise in favor of endless literary avant-garde posturing. Read full book review >

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The Witch-Fiddler by Deborah Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Predictable but nonetheless engaging."
Inspired by Celtic mythology, Bradford's debut fantasy novel follows its title character from unhappy childhood through the evolution of her powers as a caillagh (witch).Read full book review >