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Ellen Galford (1) (1971–)

Autor/a de The Book of Beginnings (Enchanted World)

Per altres autors anomenats Ellen Galford, vegeu la pàgina de desambiguació.

22+ obres 1,496 Membres 16 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Obres de Ellen Galford

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Necrologue: The Diva Book of the Dead and the Undead (2003) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1971
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
UK
Lloc de naixement
USA
Llocs de residència
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
London, England, UK
Professions
writer
Premis i honors
Lambda Literary Award, 1994

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Ressenyes

Well-written, engaging narrative, bursting with detail on both Hatshepsut and the Egypt of her day. Includes supporting photographs of artifacts alongside the text and a timeline along the bottom of the pages. The layout was somewhat busy, but not enough to be overwhelming. There were a few two-page informational spreads, which were placed cleanly between sections so they did not disrupt the flow of the text. An informative and solid introduction to Egypt's princess who became a king.

Content considerations:

Artistic nudity (including an Egyptian painting of a birthing, p 11)
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buddingnaturalist | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2021 |
This is a lot of fun. Rainbow Rosenbloom is a lesbian, a London taxi driver, and a non-observant Jew. She's also the great-great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter of a woman who jilted her lover two centuries back. Kokos is a dybbuk who's been contracted to possess the female descendants of that woman - although, having been stuck in a tree for the past two centuries, Rainbow is the first one she's got to. Hilarity, as they say, ensues.

I enjoyed the glimpses of lesbian London (with the exception of the biphobia), and Jewish London, and the intersection of the two, in the early 90s. Beyond that, it reminded me of nothing so much as Good Omens in its portrayal of a supernatural bureaucracy which is all too reminiscent of the earthly sort. Kokos is an engaging if unreliable narrator, and the ending has a satisfying twist (though the direction the plot takes to get there feels a bit forced and melodramatic).

Good fun, though with a hefty dose of fridge horror.
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KathleenJowitt | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Oct 2, 2020 |
tomboy and lesbians in Elizabethan London
 
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ritaer | Jun 6, 2020 |

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Joyce Tyldesley Contributor
Jürgen Liepe Cover artist
Susan Spain Narrator
Maria Visnapuu Translator
Veli Valpola Translator

Estadístiques

Obres
22
També de
1
Membres
1,496
Popularitat
#17,173
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
16
ISBN
59
Llengües
4
Preferit
1

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