Search Results: "Winston Graham"


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WINSTON & GEORGE by John Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2014

"Cucco's vibrant illustrations, published posthumously, make Miller's simple tale with its valuable message something special. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An exploration of the unusual friendship between the crocodile and the crocodile bird. Read full book review >

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WINSTON CHURCHILL by John Keegan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2002

"Sturdy and illuminating: of interest to students of modern British history and the conduct of WWII."
A capable, brief study of Great Britain's renowned wartime leader and the troubled course of his passionate—if hardly compassionate—conservatism. Read full book review >

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TREMOR by Winston Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Deliberate and old-fashioned storytelling—the good, patient, rewarding kind."
A curiously mundane title for an acutely observed novel of manners cum thriller: the prolific Graham (Stephanie, 1993, etc.) showcases a commanding grasp of human foibles and yearnings, as well as an appetite for—literally—earthshaking coincidences. Read full book review >

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STEPHANIE by Winston Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1993

"Not much real mystery or detection here, but plenty of surprises from old pro Graham (Ross Poldark, etc., etc.)."
Vacationing in India with her married lover Errol Colton, Stephanie Locke accidentally discovers his connection with the drug trade and returns home uncertain about what to do—and, on the evidence, still undecided at the time of her death of a barbiturate overdose shortly thereafter. Read full book review >

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THE TWISTED SWORD by Winston Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1991

"With flights and cliff-edge rescues, pretty indoor appointments, and Cornwall vistas, and with all the loose ends finally tied up, this is a must for the series' followers—although a newcomer can also easily plunge in."
In this, the last novel in the popular English Poldark series, the Cornish family—home and abroad—suffer abrupt changes of fortune in the year 1815, when Napoleon returns from Elba to march on Paris. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 18, 1996

"A crisp, open design features well-chosen, effectively placed black-and-white photographs that make this very readable work even more accessible. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
An extraordinary biography of a fascinating, larger-than-life man; Severance's first book is a carefully organized, inclusive, balanced, and affectionate portrait of a man whose public life stretched over half a century. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1995

"Despite Shelden's relentless animus for Greene as a person and a writer, this propaganda campaign can neither surpass nor subvert the Greene legend. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Trying to hunt down the controversial, complex Greene (190491) as the Harry Lime of the literary racket, Shelden (Orwell, 1991, etc.) succeeds less in decoding the deceptions of Greene's life than in creating a trail of false leads. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 14, 1973

"There is also an inductive introduction by Mr. Greene on how he now views the short story and on some of the curious circumstances in which a few of them were conceived."
Forty in all, representing a forty-year span, "a collection of escapes from the novelist's world" and combining those which appeared in May We Borrow Your Husband?, A Sense of Reality, Twenty-One Stories, as well as three which appear in book form for the first time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Calculatingly inspirational while avoiding treacle."
An analysis of key factors and events in Graham's remarkable transition from acquiescent wife and mother to stalwart CEO of the Washington Post. Read full book review >

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MARTHA GRAHAM by Russell Freedman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 20, 1998

"Extraordinary black-and-white photographs coalesce with the clear and stimulating chronicle of her life and art, until a complete picture of a genius emerges from the pages of this enlightening, liberating volume. (Biography. 10-15)"
In a biography as elegant as its subject, Freedman (Out of Darkness, 1997, etc.) delves into the life of the dance pioneer who not only revolutionized modern dance but married it with theater, music, literature, and art in a dazzling and emotional way. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2003

"A pleasant walk over very familiar ground. (b&w photos throughout.)"
Admiring, even romantic chronicle of the Anglo-American leaders' warm personal relationship before and during WWII. Read full book review >