MicroReview 26: Strange & Norrell

Clarke, Susanna: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. London: Bloomsbury, 2004. ISBN 978-0747579885.

Vast in scope & admirably written, this book rejuvenated European speculative fiction. 2 rival magicians battle Napoleon & each other in a cruelly exquisite mock-Austen Regency England. I give *****/5.

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(Webfront photo credit: A fresh cover template by book designer Matt Roeser.)



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