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Title   Strange Library 

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Author   MURAKAMI Haruki  ISBN   9781846559211  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Harvill Secker  Group   Fiction View shopping cart
Binding   Hardback Category   Fiction A-Z  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2014 
Subject   Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
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Synopsis 'All I did was go to the library to borrow some books'.

On his way home from school, the young narrator of The Strange Library finds himself wondering how taxes were collected in the Ottoman Empire. He pops into the local library to see if it has a book on the subject. This is his first mistake.

Led to a special 'reading room' in a maze under the library by a strange old man, he finds himself imprisoned with only a sheep man, who makes excellent donuts, and a girl, who can talk with her hands, for company. His mother will be worrying why he hasn't returned in time for dinner and the old man seems to have an appetite for eating small boy's brains. How will he escape?

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