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Stroud, Jonathan. THE AMULET OF SAMARKAND - Doubleday 2003

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The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud. 2003 - Doubleday. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud, published in 2003 by Doubleday.

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Title The Amulet of Samarkand
Author Jonathan Stroud
Publisher Doubleday
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2003
ISBN 0385605994
Cover Price 12.99
No. Pages 480
Dimensions 22 cm x 14 cm
Weight (kg) 0.64

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has blue boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £12.99.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire, with his wife and small daughter, Isabelle. While writing his earlier novels, Buried Fire, The Leap and The Last Siege, he worked as an editor in a London publishing firm. Now, with world-wide interest in the best-selling Bartimaeus Trilogy, he devotes himself to full-time writing.He travels extensively, promoting his books.

Synopsis of this title

When the 5000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind: revenge. Against his will, Bartimaeus is packed off to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition. Before long, both djinni and apprentice are caught up in a terrifying flood of magical intrigue, murder and rebellion.

Reviews of this title


'Not since Gulliver's Travels has a children's writer managed to combine a thrilling tale of magic and adventure with such deliciously pointed comedy… Stroud's sinister world is imagined in baroque and energetic detail…'Amanda Craig, The Times

'Drama, humour and hypnotically engaging storytelling' Nicholas Tucker, Independent

'the truly original touch is the way Stroud alternates Nathaniel's story with the djinni's own knowing and irascible first-person narrative&' Diana Wynne Jones, Guardian Review

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