Search Results: "Vanessa Williamson"


BOOK REVIEW

VANESSA by Dan Callahan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2014

"Richly detailed account of Redgrave's career, though it's missing the fireworks that some encounters with the author might have ignited."
A freelance critic and author returns with a blend of biography and criticism in his reconstruction of the life of the woman many consider the greatest actress of her time. Read full book review >

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VANESSA REDGRAVE by Vanessa Redgrave
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"She makes this case so convincingly that the reader is left wanting to go back and see every part she has played—more often than not brilliantly—with the new eye this book provides."
In keeping with celebrity autobiographies, Redgrave offers a tell-all memoir—except that the passions she reveals are for politics, not sex. Read full book review >

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VANESSA & VIRGINIA by Susan Sellers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2009

"A self-consciously precious sort-of-fiction that follows the facts and offers nothing new for Bloomsbury cultists while flattening much of the drama into navel-gazing."
Despite the title, this first novel by Virginia Woolf scholar Sellers is much more focused on Virginia's sister Vanessa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"A timely study of a contemporary movement and its far-reaching effects on politics and policy."
Two Harvard scholars investigate the latest iteration of third-party radicalism in the United States. Read full book review >

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KISSING VANESSA by Simon Cheshire
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"It's flat-out uproarious. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Kevin falls in love at first sight and does everything wrong in this sidesplitting romp through adolescent love. Read full book review >

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THE WILLIAMSON EFFECT by Roger Zelazny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"And Fred Saberhagen's own dread Berserkers clash with Williamson's Humanoids in a showdown that will have topped many a fan's wish list."
Fourteen original tales and several poems, with an Introduction by David Brin, in tribute to the influential, much- loved, well-respected and (fortunately) long-lived Jack Williamson (b. 1908), though it's ironic that both editor Zelazny and contributor John Brunner died during the book's gestation. Read full book review >

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VANESSA AND HER SISTER by Priya Parmar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Not exactly uncharted territory, but Parmar enters it with passion and precision, delivering a sensitive, superior soap opera of celebrated lives."
A devoted, emotionally intense portrait of the Bloomsbury group focuses in particular on sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf, whose complicated relationship is tested to the breaking point by their competing affections for two men. Read full book review >

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A LION NAMED SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Humor with bite, as it were, given substance by the playful artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lionness bound for a zoo is dubbed Shirley Williamson due to a bad phone connection. Read full book review >

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SELECTED LETTERS OF VANESSA BELL by Regina Marler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"The real pleasure here is in seeing Bell mature with the century, her fashionable attitudes replaced by authentic experience."
In this selection of 300-plus (from over 2500) surviving letters of Vanessa Bell (1879-1978), Marler adds a warm, modest, humane, and maternal tone to the raucous Bloomsbury chorus—to the ironies, cruelties, and wit of Virginia (Bell's sister) and Leonard Woolf, Lytton Strachey, John Maynard Keynes, Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, and Ottoline Morrell, all of whom appear in these casual letters. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF THE GOLDEN BIRD by Duncan Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Sit back and listen to the words of the old folks and their bygone ways. (glossary of Scottish words) (Folk tales. 8-12)"
More traditional tales from Scotland. Read full book review >

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DUNNARD'S PEARL by Mike Williamson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2013

"An often very funny satire, but one that has little new to say."
In Williamson's debut sci-fi satire, aliens abduct three British high school students who later find themselves setting off a revolution. Read full book review >

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SINGING WITH THE TOP DOWN by Debrah Williamson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Pauly's voice has some charm, but even 13-year-olds might find the story cloyingly innocent and optimistic."
A young girl deals with her parents' death while driving with her aunt from Oklahoma to California in this work of spiritual uplift from romance novelist Williamson. Read full book review >