Search Results: "Victoria Glendinning"


BOOK REVIEW

ELECTRICITY by Victoria Glendinning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

Second novelist (The Grown-ups, 1989) and biographer (Trollope, Rebecca West, Elizabeth Bowen) Glendinning reveals a flawless knowledge of daily existence in late-Victorian England as her heroine tells the private and often absorbing story of her life. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT by Victoria Glendinning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Time wounds all heels, they say, and Martagon does have a few bad moments, but little increase in self-knowledge. About par for this superficial man and superficial novel."
Take a globetrotting English engineer; have him fall for a glamorous Frenchwoman; stir well; add a second woman and a dash of glitz. That's the recipe for this third fiction from Glendinning (Electricity, 1995, etc.), best known for her literary biographies. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"For those who read Trollope for pleasure or from curiosity, in comfortable chairs without taking notes. (Fifty photographs.)"
English literary biographer Glendinning (Rebecca West, 1987, etc.) claims here that she has ``never been so happy researching and writing any book''—a pleasure she conveys to the reader in this first life of Trollope by a woman, and first popular biography of the recent, primarily scholarly, Trollope revival (e.g., N. John Hall's Trollope, 1991—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"Like his Gulliver,' Glendinning concludes, 'Swift is always too big or small for the company he keeps,' but she at least puts him into some proportion to his life and times. (8 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A lively, discursive distillation of the Swiftian essentials from Swift's own life. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 11, 2006

"A closely reasoned, well-researched and eminently fair account of a gifted and giving man who married a miracle."
A generous and sympathetic portrait of the complex and fiercely intelligent man (1880-1969) who is best known as Mr. Virginia Woolf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1994

"Glendinning has much to say to our alienated selves, but she spoils her case by exaggeration and oversimplification."
Arguing that civilization, by dissociating us from nature, is responsible for present-day social and environmental ills, psychologist Glendinning (When Technology Wounds, 1990) calls on human beings to reclaim the wholeness she believes is still present in all living things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEA TIGER by Victoria Turnbull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A sweetly imaginative story about friendship whose message will linger. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Turnbull's debut plumbs the depths of a friendship between a confident Sea Tiger and a quiet merboy. Read full book review >

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PINKALICIOUS 123 by Victoria Kann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Children learn gender stereotypes soon enough. No need to rush the process. (Board book. 2-4)"
Pinkalicious spreads her message to the board-book set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT PET ESCAPE by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Guaranteed fun for young readers, who will eye their classroom pets with some suspicion in the future. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
Classroom pets have a wild night in the halls of Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AQUALICIOUS by Victoria Kann
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"For fans of the series, more of the same. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pinkalicious goes to the beach. Read full book review >

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ROLLER GIRL by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Full of charm and moxie—don't let this one roll past. (Graphic fiction. 9-13)"
One summer changes everything for two 12-year-old girls whose friendship is tested when their interests—and attitudes—diverge. Read full book review >

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THE COSTUME PARTY by Victoria Chess
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not a bad way to while away some stuck-indoors time. (Picture book. 6-8)"
After a long rainy spell sets her five bull terriers to tearing up the house, Madame Coco decides to divert them with a costume party. Read full book review >