Search Results: "Weldon Swanson"


BOOK REVIEW

MY BACKPACK! by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"While a clever idea, as young children are often obsessed with bags and packs, parents wishing to avoid the overt marketing ploy should seek another title. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A branded lift-the-flap offering featuring five Skip Hop animal backpacks. Read full book review >

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WRAITH by Phaedra Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2007

"Zoë's an appealing if occasionally irritating protagonist, and the plot mostly works despite the overcomplicated backdrop: a worthwhile debut that bodes well for disembodied adventures to come."
In the first of an urban fantasy series, an astro-traveling private investigator, whose psychic mother is landlady to a witch and two gay ghosts, stalks an invisible murderer. Read full book review >

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LIFE FORCE by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"The rest is great fun: Virginia Woolf with a pineapple on her head and no problem with sex at all."
Weldon's kicking up her heels again, and raising great, intoxicating clouds of dust, in this delectable new novel written all around the theme of infidelity. Read full book review >

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HABITS OF THE HOUSE by Fay Weldon
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"If this all sounds more than a little familiar, it is."
Prolific Weldon borrows heavily from both Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs in her first in a series of three novels about Edwardian Britain, all to come out within the next year. Read full book review >

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LONG LIVE THE KING by Fay Weldon
Released: May 7, 2013

"Weldon plugs in historic figures like Lord Balfour and Lady Marlborough and some interesting bits of Edwardian social history and manners, but as a work of fiction, this entry is less than compelling."
Weldon's second installment in the Edwardian trilogy (Habits of the House, 2013) again revolves around deciding who is to receive prized invitations, this time to Edward VII's 1902 coronation. Read full book review >

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POLARIS And Other Stories by Fay Weldon
Released: Aug. 1, 1985

In a sense, this is an extremely representative collection by British feminist/cynic Weldon (see above), for it shows her at her hauntingly subtle best, and sledgehammer worst. Read full book review >

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THE BULGARI CONNECTION by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Weldon's not exactly challenging herself here, but she's still one of the sharpest, most entertaining novelists around."
A characteristic blend of social and sexual satire from Weldon (Rhode Island Blues, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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RHODE ISLAND BLUES by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

Our preeminent fictional chronicler of the war between men and women takes a break to report on the state of battles between continents, generations, past and present. Read full book review >

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THE CAPED CRUSADE by Glen Weldon
NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2016

"An enthusiastic, immersive, entertaining guide for both die-hard Batfans and curious onlookers."
A passionate, precise documentation of Batman's legacy and enduring popularity among "nerds and normals alike." Read full book review >