SN04: 2016: THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

SYNOPSIS
"Everything You Can Imagine is Real."
   —Pablo Picasso

High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company.

But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked Man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: 'Welcome, your majesty. All hail the new king.'

And as war rages across Europe, David is violently propelled into a land that is both a construct of his imagination yet frighteningly real, a strange reflection of his own world composed of myths and stories, populated by wolves and worse-than-wolves, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a legendary book . . .

The Book of Lost Things.

Hodder & Stoughton have reissued The Book of Lost Things in a new edition to celebrate its tenth anniversary. This hardcover includes illustrations by Anne M. Anderson, originally created for a special limited edition published by Edel Torr Editions; two new stories set in the world of the novel ['Cinderella' and 'The Rat King']; and a new introduction by the author.

DEDICATION
This book is dedicated to an adult, Jennifer Ridyard, and to Cameron and Alistair Ridyard, who will be adults all too soon, for in every adult dwells the child that was, and in every child waits the adult that will be.

COPYRIGHT
©2006 John Connolly

FIRST PUBLISHED
Hodder & Stoughton (UK, Ireland, Australia, etc.)
HB - 344 pages - 20/10/2016 - ISBN: 9781473657045

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Atria Books (US & Canada)
HB - XXX pages - xx/11/2016 - ISBN: 9780743298858

NOTE: For the original publication please go to:

THE COLLECTED
  1. Special Launch Edition published 11/10/2016 at special event at No Alibis bookstore (signed by John and artist Anne Anderson)