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Jonathan Strange


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At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England's history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England--until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celeb...

  • Author: susanna clarke
  • Publish Date: 2006-08-01
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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
    RE: 15 favorite fantasy novels
    By: Footch
    2013-03-22 05:50:45

    A fantastic and very unique book. It was a very fun read that wad even a little informative

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    RE: Best Urban Fantasy Books
    By: Anonymous
    2013-05-02 09:46:57

    An excellent book! Anyone who dislikes it obviously didn't check the number of pages before they read it: it is a real doorstopper but, for this book, that is a point in its favour. You'll miss it once you've put it down.

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    RE: Best Urban Fantasy Books
    By: Anonymous
    2013-09-07 08:44:18

    Love this book. It is beautifully written, and while it starts off slowly, it really picks up the pace after a few chapters. By the time you're at the end, you'll be amazed at how immersed you are in the story. Its rather affected Jane Austen style prose is, unusually among modern books, a positive and not a negative.

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