Search Results: "Suzannah Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CONFESSION OF KATHERINE HOWARD by Suzannah Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"A sexually charged version of history angled toward a Gossip Girl audience."
Queen Katherine's life of clothes, music and "constant partying" comes to an unpleasant end in Dunn's (The Queen's Sorrow, 2008, etc.) latest historical. Read full book review >

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DARKER DAYS THAN USUAL by Suzannah Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Promising."
Young British writer Dunn debuts with a collection of three stories and a novella exploring—with insight and empathy—the darker sides of suburbia. Read full book review >

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THE MAY BRIDE by Suzannah Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Dunn embroiders a capable historical novel around the few known facts about Katherine Filliol, but non-Tudor obsessives may find her minute scrutiny of the Seymour marriage an overextended prologue to the more mainstream events."
"The tricky business of a man setting aside his wife" in a Tudor marriage prefigures coming events at the court of Henry VIII in the latest from six-wives chronicler Dunn (The Confession of Katherine Howard, 2011, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE LADY OF MISRULE by Suzannah Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"Fun, engaging prose enhances complex religious themes; a good novel for those already Elizabethan-era savvy."
An addition to the growing shelf of Tudor-era historical fiction explores the consequences a young queen faces after her brief reign. 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

THE KING IS DEAD by Suzannah Lipscomb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"A delightful story of intrigue and manipulation that shows how Henry really couldn't control his kingdom."
Lipscomb (A Journey Through Tudor England: Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London to Stratford-upon-Avon and Thornbury Castle, 2015, etc.) shows Henry VIII's attempt to continue control over both church and state. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Probably therapeutic for the author, riveting for the social voyeur, and mildly illuminating for the student of family pathology. (First serial to the New Yorker)"
A dreamlike memoir of the violence and sexuality underlying a well-planned family landscape, its statuary nooks and architectural crannies filled with secrets. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 15, 2013

"A clever history of how the Tudors ushered England into the medieval age, illustrating the broad influence they exerted both then and now."
Lipscomb (Early Modern History/Univ. of East Anglia; 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII, 2009) combines her credentials as historian/TV presenter/author to give us a thorough history/guided tour of the Tudors. Read full book review >

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GIRL ON THE VERGE by Pintip Dunn
Released: June 27, 2017

"A thrilling tale with a lot of heart. (Suspense. 14-18)"
How far would you go to fit in? Read full book review >

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MISTLETOE AND MURDER by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"All too true—and dull, too."
Married at last to Scotland Yard Inspector Alec Fletcher, features writer Daisy Dalrymple (To Davy Jones Below, 2001, etc.) is researching an article about Brockdene, a country estate owned by Lord Westmoor of the Helstone Norvilles but occupied by the family's Cornish branch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A thoughtful reconsideration of the never-ending, grave challenges of governance and power vouchsafed to the modern world by revolutions two centuries ago. (20 b&w illustrations, not seen.)"
Dunn (Williams Coll.; The Deaths of Louis XVI: Regicide and the French Political Imagination, not reviewed) compares the American and French revolutionary traditions and, not surprisingly in this presentist extended essay, finds the latter deficient. Read full book review >