Search Results: "Stella Tillyard"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Although the formal history could be more adeptly integrated, Tillyard generally brings the women and their extraordinary world to life."
This colorful narrative succeeds at bringing four historically distant lives closer to us. Read full book review >

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TIDES OF WAR by Stella Tillyard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Solid historical fiction, with vivid characters and vibrant local color."
Set in the pre-Waterloo days of the peninsula campaign, Tillyard's narrative explores both military and personal maneuvers as Wellington seeks victory on the battlefields and some of his officers seek victory in the bedrooms. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2006

"A juicy account of George's challenging and colorful relationships with his siblings, told from a fresh perspective."
British historian Tillyard (Citizen Lord, 1998, etc.) paints a Hanoverian family portrait centered on the reign of the eldest brother, who became King of England in 1760. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1998

"Lord Edward materializes here as not just an Irish martyr, but as a remarkable figure far in advance of his turbulent times. (8 pages b&w photos, 4 pages color photos, not seen)"
In this bicentennial of the failed United Irishmen rising against Britain, a charismatic Protestant aristocrat, soldier, and radical politician receives the extended treatment usually given to the rebellion's legendary Wolfe Tone. Read full book review >

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BABY TALK by Stella Blackstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"There is nothing new here, but the photographs are very sweet and engaging. (Board book. 0-18 mos.)"
Tender photographs depict the many ways babies and adults can communicate beyond the use of words. Read full book review >

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THE AMANDA PROJECT by Stella Lennon
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A baldly predatory attempt to get into teens' wallets. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
According to popular Callie, Amanda Valentino was a quirky math genius who lived in a pretty, Victorian house. Read full book review >

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TURN AND DIE by Stella Whitelaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"Lacey serves each client, rich or poor, with grace and persistence, never losing her nerve, her sense of irony or her passion for James."
Months after a near-fatal accident, private detective Jordan Lacey (Ring and Die, 2005, etc.) goes back to work, knowing too well that time may not heal all wounds. Read full book review >

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STATE OF HAPPINESS by Stella Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Chilly and pretentious fictionalizing of a devastating disease."
A cartographer and big-selling author charts the progress of her cancer. Read full book review >

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SHAKEDOWN by Charlie Stella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2006

"With his fifth entertaining entry in the gangster follies (Cheapskates, 2005, etc.), Stella earns a place among the most readable writers in crime fiction."
Can a mob bookmaker have a wife and a family and be out for good? "Fuhgetaboutit," say the wiseguys. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 1998

"An admirable debut by Suberman, vividly told and captivating in its humanity. (Author tour)"
In this first book by a retired book reviewer for the Miami Herald, Suberman recounts the story of her family's sojourn as the only Jews in a rural Tennessee town in the 1920s. Read full book review >

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THEODORA by Stella Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Although heavy on the sex and sensationalism, there's also intelligence and empathy under the energetic potboiler surface."
The unexpurgated story of Theodora, performer and prostitute in Roman Constantinople, destined to rise above her hardscrabble life to become the Emperor's wife. The book is being for HBO. Read full book review >