Search Results: "Suzannah Lipscomb"


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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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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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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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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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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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Elvis the Penguin, Second Edition by Kara Casanova
Released: April 2, 2015

"A whimsical, heartfelt picture book about a little bird with a surprisingly big dream."
A pompadour-touting penguin makes a bid for fame in Casanova's zany, rollicking debut children's book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A vivid, moving account of addiction, trauma, and hard-won triumph by two survivors."
Two adults overcome damaging childhoods and addictions to find each other and rebuild their lives together in this affecting debut memoir. Read full book review >