Search Results: "Simon Garfield"


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SIMON by Richard Kennedy
Released: Feb. 25, 1954

"Historical romance on an old theme, broad enough to give it new life."
England during Cromwell's revolution, and especially that part of Devon which saw the heat of it, backgrounds an adventure of loyalties and plots, highlights a character and vividly paints the issues with which he has to deal. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Alexander Masters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"A rarefied glimpse at bizarre brilliance."
The breezy biography of a highly eccentric mathematician. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A fine, fun presentation of the brand of cartography that continues to whet our imaginations."
A vivid foray into the romance of maps. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"'When we choose a typeface,' asks Garfield, 'what are we really saying?' His book offers an informed and pleasing answer, and a lively companion to books such as Robert Bringhurst's essential Elements of Typographic Style (1992) and John Lewis's classic Typography: Design and Practice."
A thoroughly entertaining, well-informed tour of typefaces, some now 560 years old, some invented within just the last few years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"Mauve-lous. (8 pages color illustrations, not seen)"
The life, times, and enduring influence of pioneering chemist Sir William Perkin, who at 18 discovered a substance that yielded a most lovely color. Read full book review >

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TO THE LETTER by Simon Garfield
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2013

"Katherine Mansfield once wrote to a friend, 'This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment.' Garfield provides a fond, lovely reflection on the essence of that sentiment."
A tribute to writing personal letters, courtesy of the widely curious Garfield (On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ERROR WORLD by Simon Garfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"The author's enthusiasm does not prove contagious."
Observer feature writer Garfield (Private Battles, 2006, etc.) examines his passion for stamp collecting. Read full book review >

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SICK SIMON by Dan Krall
by Dan Krall, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Though the science is not particularly solid, the message is an important one, and with the level of gross in the illustrations, it is sure to get through to young audiences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krall's latest is a disgusting, tongue-in-cheek lesson in contagiousness. Read full book review >

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SIMON SAID by Sarah R. Shaber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1997

"Still, an accomplished debut."
A first novel set in Raleigh, N.C., where Pulitzer Prizewinner Simon Shaw teaches history at small, prestigious Kenan College, built largely on the estate once owned by the Bloodsworth family—now reduced to a distant cousin and her son Bobby Hinton, a student at Kenan. Read full book review >

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SIMPLE SIMON by Ryne Douglas Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"The Chicago landscape, meantime, is dimly glimpsed, and the climactic, glass-shattering shoot-out on top of the Sears Tower seems lifted from the Die Hard movies. (Film rights to Universal)"
A crowded, violent thriller involving an autistic boy who effortlessly cracks a supposedly unbreakable government communications code—and then becomes the target of murderous villainy from shady Washington spies and a sadistic Japanese hit- woman. Read full book review >

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SIMON SAYS by William Poe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2012

"For a novel so filled with debauchery, it could use a few more real thrills."
After his father's death, Simon Powell moves from sleepy Sibley, Ark., to Los Angeles, where he's pulled into a seedy underworld. Read full book review >