The Thief Lord
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You even learn a little Italian along the way, as it's used a bit in dialogue and there's a dictionary on the last few pages.
It's a gentle but fun and dangerous adventure story, great for reading aloud to kids but a lot of fun for adults who're young at heart. I loved every page, and I'm starting a bookring with it so you can enjoy it too. :)
Blurb from Amazon.co.uk
Winter has come early to Venice.
Two orphaned children are on the run, hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways of the city. Befriended by a gang of street children and their mysterious leader, the Thief Lord, they shelter in an old, disused cinema.
On their trail is a bungling detective, obsessed with disguises and the health of his pet tortoises. But a greater threat to the boys’ new-found freedom is something from a forgotten past—a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself.
Wonderful. An exciting and richly atmospheric thriller told in the best storytelling tradition by a bestselling international children’s author.
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AgnesXNitt, UK (can post within EU)
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- Neuilly, US (prefers US/Canada postage)
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Started reading, quite good so far.
Thanks to Lottiotta for hosting this one! BTW my sainted brother - currently struck with man flu - is having another Manga sort out. Do you want to be kept posted as to what he's letting me have?
Thanks for hosting this one Lottiotta :) I'll keep you posted on my brother's Manga reshuffle ;)
PM'd DitteL yesterday, she sent me her addy and I've post this book off today from RAF Wyton Post office to catch the 5pm post today.
Thanks for sharing Lottiotta and thanks for sending it to me and for the beautiful postcard AgnesXNitt
I've alrady got benschu's address and will post the book tomorrow.
On its way to Germany.
Its a really nice story, a little bit fantastic, great.
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On its way to Hungary
The book arrived safely today! :)
I love it so much! Beautiful writing, an adventure. During the first part I felt the story took place in 19th of century, but not, the happenings are nowadays. There are many twists in it, I couldn't put it down, just read and read and read. I wouldn't have dared to sit on the magical roundabout. :)
merry-go-round/roundabout, to take his eyes off, housekeeper, air-mattrass, reed, to snarl, hostile, plaster, midget, bait, crafty, red-bearded, alley, ground plan, hideout, impassively raid, moth-eaten, fishing-rod, crooked, tongs, nostrils, I didn't mean it, to haggle, to chime, upholstered, impertinent
This book is on its way to Neuilly! (Goes by airmail)
Happy reading to you! :)
Ironically today I watched the movie "Inkheart" based on one of Funke's other novels. Small world!