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The Resource The left-handed booksellers of London, Garth Nix

The left-handed booksellers of London, Garth Nix

Label
The left-handed booksellers of London
Title
The left-handed booksellers of London
Statement of responsibility
Garth Nix
Title variation
Left handed booksellers of London
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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, Susan 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. He is turned to dust by the prick of a silver hatpin in the hands of Merlin, a young left-handed bookseller (one of the fighting ones). With the right-handed booksellers (the intellectual ones), they 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. Merlin and his sister Vivien, are on a quest to find the Old World entity who used ordinary criminals to kill his mother. As they tread in the path of a botched or covered-up police investigation from years past, their quest overlaps with Susan's. -- adapted from jacket
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Aurealis Awards, Best Fantasy Novel, 2020.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2021.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10922249
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nix, Garth
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.N647
LC item number
L44 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Missing persons
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Young adult fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The left-handed booksellers of London, Garth Nix
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 393 pages
Isbn
9780062683250
Lccn
2020937197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1135574928
  • (OCoLC)on1135574928
  • 672387
Label
The left-handed booksellers of London, Garth Nix
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 393 pages
Isbn
9780062683250
Lccn
2020937197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1135574928
  • (OCoLC)on1135574928
  • 672387

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