Search Results: "Tim Pears"


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THE HORSEMAN by Tim Pears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This leisurely curtain raiser, a gloriously devoted poem to England's past, springs to life in its final chapters."
In the foreground of a reverent portrait of pre-World War I England, a talented boy's life is set in motion. Read full book review >

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IN THE PLACE OF FALLEN LEAVES by Tim Pears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 1995

"Yet this tale remains heartening as Pears reveals the secret beauty of the hard life of the land through unsentimental and magical prose."
This captivating debut novel roams the dry valley of a rural English village during the summer drought of 1984, revealing lushness in simplicity and the awesome untapped power and wisdom of a girl on the verge of womanhood. Read full book review >

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LANDED by Tim Pears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"Lovingly crafted but—like its central character—introverted."
In a finely observed if uneven elegy to loss, British writer Pears (In a Land of Plenty, 1998, etc.) tracks the lonely youth and tragic adulthood of a quiet man. Read full book review >

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IN A LAND OF PLENTY by Tim Pears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 1998

"Several cuts above Delderfield and Cronin, and two or three below Angus Wilson, whose No Laughing Matter it resembles."
An agreeable and generally absorbing second novel from the British author of the highly acclaimed contemporary pastoral In the Play of Fallen Leaves (1995). Read full book review >

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AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST by Iain Pears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1998

"Rashomon meets The Name of the Rose in a triumphant triple-decker that knocks every speck of dust from the historical mystery. (First printing of 80,000; $150,000 ad/promo; Book-of-the-Month main selection)"
Nothing in Pears's five archly amusing art mysteries (Giotto's Hand, p. 839; The Last Judgement, 1996, etc.) hints at the range or depth or boldness of this multifaceted scrutiny of a murder case in Restoration Oxford. Read full book review >

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THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION by Iain Pears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"So many secrets are disclosed and so many bridges burned in this tangled, high-spirited seventh case for Flavia and Jonathan (Death and Restoration, 1998, etc.) that it's hard to imagine what Pears might have left for an eighth."
Under Italian law, you can be jailed for two years for paying a ransom for a loved one who's kidnapped. Read full book review >

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THE LAST JUDGEMENT by Iain Pears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"Though the flashback to historical intrigue barely 50 years old is something of a novelty for Pears (The Bernini Bust, 1994, etc.), Argyll and Flavia's fourth is as densely plotted as ever."
When will Jonathan Argyll learn? Read full book review >

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DEATH AND RESTORATION by Iain Pears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

Blissfully unaware of the splash her author made earlier this year with his monumental An Instance of the Fingerpost, Flavia di Stefano, of Italy's Art Theft Squad, can think only of what's going to become of her when her boss, Gen. Read full book review >

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THE BERNINI BUST by Iain Pears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"All in all, the cleverest entry yet in this deliciously literate series."
Feckless British art expert Jonathan Argyll (The Titian Committee, 1993) should have known it was all too easy when the Arthur M. Moresby Museum's agent, James Langton, popped up out of the blue to buy the Titian whose sale Jonathan was hoping to broker. Read full book review >

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GIOTTO'S HAND by Iain Pears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 1997

"Urbane and amusing as ever, with surprising new depths of temptation for the hero—though series veterans won't be fooled."
Now that fledgling art dealer Jonathan Argyll has finally consummated his rather foolish romance with Flavia di Stefano, of Rome's Art Theft Department (The Last Judgment, 1996, etc.), the two of them can finally turn their full-time energies to tracking down stolen Italian masters. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM OF SCIPIO by Iain Pears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2002

"This imposingly intricate novel begins slowly, makes heavy demands on the reader, and rises to a stunningly dramatic crescendo. Pears has leapt to a new level, creating a novel of ideas even more suspenseful and revelatory than his justly acclaimed mysteries."
The truism that "The evil done by men of goodwill is the worst of all" is given memorable expression in this brilliantly constructed historical novel from the British author of the runaway success An Instance of the Fingerpost (1998). Read full book review >

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ARCADIA by Iain Pears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A head-scratcher but an ambitious pleasure. When puzzled, press on: Pears' yarn is worth the effort."
Arcadia: a kind of heaven on Earth. Arcade: a place where games are played. Somewhere between the two lies this odd confection by the restless, genre-hopping Pears (Stone's Fall, 2009, etc.).Read full book review >