Search Results: "Sarah, Duchess of York"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"No surprises; the usual conservative diet fare, spiced by the Duchess's starry presence."
That old reliable—the standard, well-based Weight Watchers' weight-control plan—is enlivened by vignettes from the organization's spokeswoman, the Duchess of York (Dining With the Duchess, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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MICHAEL AND HIS NEW BABY BROTHER by Sarah, Duchess of York
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The series is a reminder that celebrity does not necessarily provide the training ground for successful writing for children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Michael's mommy gently introduces him to his new baby brother, first as a "bump" in her tummy, later at the hospital, where he and the baby "exchange" presents, and finally at home, where Michael helps with bathing and introduces his new brother to friends and extended family. Read full book review >

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OLIVIA SAYS GOODBYE TO GRANDPA by Sarah Duchess of York
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Other Helping Hands Books titles coming out in March 2011 include Molly Makes Friends, When Katie's Parents Separated and Jacob Goes to the Doctor and Sophie Visits the Dentist. (Bibliotherapy. 6-10)"
Olivia's grandpa, who has been very sick, is admitted to the hospital. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROYAL SWITCH by Duchess of York
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The copyright page states that American English has been used in the book, but some readers won't know their knickers, lace-ups, and nappies from the royal family tree. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 8-11)"
A knock-off of Twain's Prince and the Pauper and myriad other tales, about Emily Jane Chornak, of Brooklyn Heights, New York, and Amanda, the princess of Powers Court, in London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Slight but readable: to be dipped into at leisure rather than read in one go."
Miscellaneous thoughts and observations by the proprietress of one of England's stateliest homes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2003

"More self-consciously literary than its predecessor, but still some valuable gleanings."
An uneven second collection of essays on writing from the New York Times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"An excellent job of synthesizing the many voices made available through the newspaper to form a coherent and forceful narrative. (16 pp. b&w insert, not seen)"
The planes came out of the blue, but their intentions were long in the making as New York Times reporter Bernstein (Dictatorship of Virtue, 1994, etc.) explicates in this taut narrative of the events, personalities, and circumstances surrounding the attacks of September 11, 2001. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NO BROKEN HEARTS by Sheila York
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2014

"Chatty, detailed and slow-moving, though replete with incident. The conscientious plot complications are consistently overshadowed by revelations about life under the studio system."
It's the 1940s, and screenwriter Lauren Atwill is loaned out to a studio that's just a tad apprehensive that where she goes, violent death follows (Death in Her Face, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >

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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MERCY by Alissa York
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"The fallen priest is an old story, but newcomer York's searing images mark her as a talent to watch."
Two devout Catholics, yielding to temptation, destroy three lives in this intermittently powerful first novel, a Canadian counterpart to Southern Gothic. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN HER FACE by Sheila York
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"A fast-paced, lightweight talkfest with a surprisingly clever solution. The greatest pleasure, however, is watching a bunch of variously amusing studio types take turns pouting, posturing, mugging and declaiming as if they're the hottest story of 1946."
A dead body and a vanished starlet pull heiress/screenwriter Lauren Atwill back to Hollywood for another retro whodunit. Read full book review >