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The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Nix, Garth

A girl's quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world. From the bestselling master of teen fantasy, Garth Nix. In a slightly alternate London in 1983, Sus...an Arkshaw is looking for her father, a man she has never met. Crime boss Frank Thringley might be able to help her, but Susan doesn't get time to ask Frank any questions before he is turned to dust by the prick of a silver hatpin in the hands of the outrageously attractive Merlin. Merlin is a young left-handed bookseller (one of the fighting ones), who with the right-handed booksellers (the intellectual ones), are an extended family of magical beings who police the mythic and legendary Old World when it intrudes on the modern world, in addition to running several bookshops. Susan's search for her father begins with her mother's possibly misremembered or misspelt surnames, a reading room ticket, and a silver cigarette case engraved with something that might be a coat of arms. Merlin has a quest of his own, to find the Old World entity who used ordinary criminals to kill his mother. As he and his sister, the right-handed bookseller Vivien, tread in the path of a botched or covered-up police investigation from years past, they find this quest strangely overlaps with Susan's. Who or what was her father? Susan, Merlin, and Vivien must find out, as the Old World erupts dangerously into the New.
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ISBN 9780063050815
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781760631246
Released NZ 22 Sep 2020
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780063050815
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books
Imprint Katherine Tegen Books
Released 22 Sep 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Nix, Garth
Category Adventure Stories
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 363g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress England, Quests (Expeditions), Magic, London (England), Time travel
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult