Search Results: "Sophie Ratcliffe"


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P.G. WODEHOUSE by P.G. Wodehouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"Editor Ratcliffe's (On Sympathy, 2009) generous annotations and judicious edits give scope to a rich, brilliant, happy, oblivious life."
The life and times of the creator of Bertie and Jeeves, as told to friends and family. Read full book review >

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THE FREE FALL by Jane Ratcliffe
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"For realistic, hard-hitting fiction about a young woman making tough choices about relationships, stick to Sarah Dessen's Dreamland (2000). (Fiction. YA)"
In a truly directionless descent, this disturbing discourse plunges steadily downward beginning with the end, as Violet "Let" Hitchcock, recovering in the hospital, the cause of her injuries unknown, chronicles the events leading up to her admittance. Read full book review >

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Daemon by Robert Ratcliffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 27, 2015

"A run-of-the-mill thriller with unsteady aim."
A wisecracking analyst unwittingly finds himself in the thick of an international espionage operation in Ratcliffe's (Red Hammer 1994, 2013) latest.Read full book review >

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RED HAMMER 1994 by Robert Ratcliffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2013

"An intelligently written techno-thriller that's reminiscent of the late Tom Clancy's work."
In Ratcliffe's debut thriller, Russia launches a pre-emptive nuclear attack, and the United States must defend itself at sea, on land and in the air. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Chock full of appealing ideas, with a thorough table of contents, index, and a colorful, illustrated layout, to boot. (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Clear directions for nifty-looking duct-tape crafts abound in this guide, featuring items that can be made for school and home, to wear and to carry tablets, phones and even lunch. Read full book review >

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HANGING BY A THREAD by Sophie Littlefield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Intriguing and entertaining. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Clare's paranormal ability to experience the past when she touches clothing involves her in a murder mystery. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO CAMELOT by Sophie Masson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Maggie Hamilton's tendentious opener ('Merlin') aside, the stories are all chock-full of unusual, fan-pleasing takes and angles. (Short stories. 12-15)"
Fourteen writers from Down Under envision watershed incidents in the youths of as many Arthurian figures in this themed import, published overseas in 2002. Read full book review >

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BEHIND ECLAIRE'S DOORS by Sophie Dunbar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 19, 1993

"Calling Adrian Lyne."
Murder takes a backseat to fashion, great food, and Negronis in this first novel—even though Danish/Cajun swamprat Claire Claiborne, owner of Eclaire's haircutting salon, finds the first victim, manicurist Angie Labiche, in her own apartment with her once-and- future husband Dan bending over the corpse; and the second victim, New Orleans homicide cop Joe Antoine, was the last man she dated before deciding to go back to frat daddy Dan's overripe bed and board. Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH THE GROWN-UPS by Sophie Dahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"Cloying and weightless."
A slightly autobiographical first novel from Dahl, granddaughter of Roald, and a one-time fashion model and current contributing editor at Men's Vogue. Read full book review >

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DROPPED FROM HEAVEN by Sophie Judah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2007

"A fascinating mix of the exotic and the familiar."
Debut collection spotlighting the little-known but centuries-old culture of the Bene Israel community in the author's native India. Read full book review >

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THE CANCER WHISPERER by Sophie Sabbage
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Sabbage proves to be an empathetic advocate for patients confronting one of the world's most unsparing and mystifying diseases."
A woman courageously stares down incurable late-stage cancer. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Screwball romance with a likable and vulnerable heroine."
Plucky bride-to-be makes an unexpected connection after she appropriates a stranger's cellphone. Read full book review >