Search Results: "William of Suffolk"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 24, 2007

"'How can people be so picky?' William the Latter complains. Let us count the ways."
One of our shires is missing, and it's up to a medieval Sherlock to figure out where it went. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIBS! by William of Suffolk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2006

"In that sense, it's better than a spell in the Tower of London-but not much."

BOOK REVIEW

JOURNEY TO A BLACK HOLE by College of Charleston
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2014

"Not a stellar effort. (iPad informational app. 8-11)"
Some grant-funded undergraduate research on black holes makes its way to the iPad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSEUM SHAPES by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A marvelous gift for parent and child, promising many hours of visual stimulation and enjoyment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Once again, the collections of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art serve up instantly recognizable images of ten forms, each identified by word, shape and images. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS STORY by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A beautiful, sophisticated merging of art and text that could be used in church programs on Christmas Eve or as an introduction to medieval and Renaissance painting for older students. (Picture book/religion. 8-14)"
The story of the birth of Jesus is illustrated with works of art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, paired with text from the King James Bible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"No surprises; the usual conservative diet fare, spiced by the Duchess's starry presence."
That old reliable—the standard, well-based Weight Watchers' weight-control plan—is enlivened by vignettes from the organization's spokeswoman, the Duchess of York (Dining With the Duchess, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Slight but readable: to be dipped into at leisure rather than read in one go."
Miscellaneous thoughts and observations by the proprietress of one of England's stateliest homes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPINESS by Editors of n+1
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Sometimes-angry, always intelligent, deeply earnest, n+1, protesting against the glib, the slick and the trendy, is well-represented by this articulate collection."
The editors of the feisty literary journal celebrate their 10th anniversary with a collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"For those who prefer to wade in history's shallows rather than swim in its depths. (Illustrations throughout)"
An aristocratic author who claims descent from both women chronicles the decades-long battle for the attention and love of the France's Henri II between his queen, Catherine de' Medici, and his lover, Diane de Poitiers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSEUM ABC by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"If it were in a bigger format, one might be tempted to keep it on the coffee table. (Picture book. 2-6)"
For anyone interested in developing the visual vocabulary of a small child, this is the way to do it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROYAL SWITCH by Duchess of York
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The copyright page states that American English has been used in the book, but some readers won't know their knickers, lace-ups, and nappies from the royal family tree. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 8-11)"
A knock-off of Twain's Prince and the Pauper and myriad other tales, about Emily Jane Chornak, of Brooklyn Heights, New York, and Amanda, the princess of Powers Court, in London. Read full book review >