Search Results: "Trevor Royle"


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CRIMEA by Trevor Royle
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Royle has fashioned what will be the standard popular work on the subject."
A thorough, engaging account of the causes, events, and consequences of the Crimean War by Sunday Herald journalist and popular historian Royle (Precipitous City, 1980, etc.) Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 2008

"The source material occasionally feels overfamiliar, but Royle's meticulous research, supplemented by a useful appendix listing the main characters, makes this a welcome addition to the body of literature about this pivotal epoch in English history."
An account of the epic 15th-century battle for the crown of England. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS AND LIGHTNING by Trevor Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"Messy, funny, troubled and tragic."
A refugee from Dublin's slums returns home to face the phantoms of his hometown. Read full book review >

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THE NEWS FROM IRELAND by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1986

"As always, Trevor, the consummate storyteller, writes with skill and compassion as he scrupulously weighs the press and passions of time and event on restless lives straining after illusions—or held by the potency of an evil never fully understood."
Another Trevor collection of short stories is always good news, and here in these 12 tales (many previously published in The New Yorker), the author again attends to the usually sad, small defeats of victims caught in the consequences of distant searing events, betrayed by their own wrong turns or, worse, simple inadequacy. Read full book review >

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AFTER RAIN by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Dependably brilliant work from one of Chekhov's most accomplished disciples."
A wonderfully affecting new collection of 12 stories by the Anglo-Irish master (Felicia's Journey, 1995, etc.), whose sympathetic portrayals of lonely, betrayed, and self-betraying people are unsurpassed by any of his contemporaries. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF DYNMOUTH by William Trevor
Released: March 1, 1977

"Another illumination from an author only recently recognized here."
In his "unspoilt" English coastal village Trevor has planted the most insidious of bad seeds—an adolescent of a curious, arrested innocence who focuses the ache of the castaway child he was into a terrible revenge. Read full book review >

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PIGGY by Trevor Lai
by Trevor Lai, illustrated by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"Pass on this porky paean to friendship; stick with Piggie with a side of Elephant. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Into the crowded field of porcine protagonists comes Piggy, a friendless pig who loves to read. Read full book review >

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MORTALITY by Nicholas Royle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Frustrating in its unfulfilled potential."
Love, murder, space travel—Royle rounds up all the usual subjects in this entertaining but uneven collection. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2006

"A chattily erudite account of the author's personal pilgrimage."
Marine biologist Norton (Stars Beneath the Sea, 2000, etc.) chronicles his enviable peripatetic life. Read full book review >

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MISS GOMEZ AND THE BRETHREN by William Trevor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"Early work, strictly for fans, who are (justifiably) legion."
First published in England in 1971, a rambling novel of lower-middle-class manners that lacks the distinctive qualities of the mature Trevor (After Rain, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >