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BSFA Review: The Sinister Booksellers of Bath by Garth Nix

03/01/2024 08:46 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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The Sinister Booksellers of Bath by Garth Nix

(Gollancz, 2023)

Reviewed by Susan Peak

If you already read and like Garth Nix’s books, then you will like The Sinister Booksellers of Bath and its predecessor, The Left-Handed Booksellers of London. If you haven’t read his books, then this duology (as it is at present) is a good introduction to his writing.

It very much is a duology, too—there is background material in the first book that’s necessary to understanding both the booksellers and the kind of dangers they deal with that isn’t repeated in this second book. And, while The Left-Handed Booksellers of London is self-contained, a key plotline and character relationships are continued into this book—so I am taking care to avoid spoilers for either book.

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