Search Results: "Sian Rees"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2002

"Historical writing of the first rank, graphic and of real presence."
Rees debuts with a cracking tale drawn from an unedifying episode in her native England's history: the "Transportation to Parts Beyond the Seas" of hundreds of British women, shipped on the Lady Julian in 1789 to penal life in Australia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"Wide-ranging, informative and entertaining, especially for parents and educators."
How our bodies and minds work in tandem. Read full book review >

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1 2 3 COUNT WITH ME by Sian Tucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Should the sturdy little doors and flaps fall off— as inevitably they will—the book still works. (Lift-the-flap. 2-4)"
1 2 3 Count With Me ($12.95; Sept. 1, 1996; 24 pp.; 0-689-80828-3): From one to twenty, this bright, basic counting book puts forth a given number of items for each number, e.g., four ponies. Read full book review >

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WASH THIS BLOOD CLEAN FROM MY HAND by Fred Vargas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Another of Vargas's powerful explorations of unusual crimes (Seeking Whom He May Devour, 2006, etc.): first-class from start to finish."
A 30-year sequence of murders continues to haunt Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, who's very personally involved. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2003

"A life as if seen from afar. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
A memoir gets mired in heavy detail and an endless procession of admittedly justifiable mood swings. Read full book review >

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Find It, File It, Flog It by Hedley Rees
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"A thoroughly researched and considered industry critique that includes substantive, visionary ideas for rehabilitation.
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A searing indictment of "Big Pharma" offers specific recommendations for change. Read full book review >

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THE WISH HOUSE by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Compelling for its examination of the darker side of desire both sexual and artistic. (Fiction. YA)"
An intense foray into first lust and the meanings of art in the summer of 1970 and six years later. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE HIGH by Douglas Rees
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Readers will love to find out. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Cody Elliot's plan to get his parents to return to California (Objective #1: fail all subjects in his new Massachusetts public high school) backfires when his not-so-doting dad transfers him to Vlad Dracula Magnet School. Read full book review >

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MOZART'S LAST ARIA by Matt Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A beautiful book illuminated by the author's own musical background that moves slowly and deliberately to a fine conclusion."
Rees' latest marks a distinct departure from the Omar Yussef detective series as it combines mystery and historical intrigue with a timeless love story. Read full book review >

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SOVAY by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

It's best not to mess with Sovay Middleton. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An intimate peek at Gauguin's creative process and the story behind the cover painting Matamoe with just enough action and native color to entice. (notes, biographical timeline, and suggested reading) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin's arrival in the lush, colorful world of Tahiti in 1891 is the focus of this second entry in the Art Encounters historical-fiction series. Read full book review >

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THE MUM HUNT by Gwyneth Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2003

"Moderately intriguing, yet ultimately unconvincing. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A presumptuous, hip, young French au pair caring for motherless Esmie, 11, and Matt, 15, decides to orchestrate a match-making campaign by encouraging the children to place an ad in the newspaper personals column. Read full book review >