Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell By Susanna Clarke


Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell By (author) Susanna Clarke ISBN:9780747579885 Longlisted for the Man/Booker Prize for Fiction 2004 Film rights have been acquired by the studio behind The Lord of the Rings trilogy The year’s most talked about debut is sure to become the year’s biggest novel in paperback

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The year is 1806. Centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation’s past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains – the reclusive Mr Norrell, whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful woman from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French. Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician – the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Young, handsome and daring, Strange is the very antithesis of Norrell. So begins a dangerous battle between these two great men which overwhelms that between England and France. And their own obsessions and secret dabblings with the dark arts are going to cause more trouble than they can imagine.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell By (author) Susanna Clarke ISBN:9780747579885

Winner of British Book Awards: Newcomer of the Year 2005

Winner of Hugo Award: Novel Category 2005


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Susanna Clarke's debut novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell was first published in more than 34 countries and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award. It won British Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award in 2005. The Ladies of Grace Adieu, a collection of short stories, some set in the world of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, was published by Bloomsbury in 2006. Her second novel, Piranesi, will publish in September 2020. She lives in Derby shire.


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