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The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

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In a quest to find her father, a man she has never met, Susan Arkshaw discovers an extended family of magical fighting booksellers, who police the mythical Old World of England to prevent it from intruding on the modern world - as well as running several bookshops.

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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. But before she can ask crime boss Frank Thringley any questions, he is turned to dust by the prick of a silver hatpin in the hands Merlin, a young left-handed bookseller (one of the fighting ones).

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, Vivien, the right-handed bookseller (one of the intellectual ones), 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. From the bestselling master of fantasy, Garth Nix.

  • Paperback, 416 pages.
  • Measures 12.8 x 19.7 x 3.1 cm.
  • Gift set includes the novel, a bone china Go Away I'm Reading Mug and a pair of adult size Go Away I'm Reading socks.

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