Sean's Picks

Sean really likes the books in our history section and is always happy to give a recommendation.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

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Sean
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$15.99
ISBN: 9780062255662
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 3rd, 2014

A perfect novella of dark magical grace. Perhaps Gaiman's most satisfying fiction yet. Doesn't try to do too much, just tells a tale of youth and the dark dangerous side of fairy magic. Will appeal to fans of Gaiman and fans of urban fantasy. Also anyone who enjoys bittersweet tales of youth but can step away from realism.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

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Sean

For me, a lifelong appreciation of magic and adventure started with C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, of which no book is more important than The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Quick, effortless and exciting reads. A good start before taking on Alexander, Pullman, Cooper, Tolkien and Rowling.

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By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780064409421
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Published: HarperCollins - August 22nd, 2000

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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Sean

The perfect novel. It has elements of historical fiction, coming of age, father/son dynamics, romance, mystery, goth, books as culture, as well as writing craftsmanship.

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By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
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Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

Arthur & George by Julian Barnes

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Sean

A partially true story of two very different lives in Victorian Britain. Bigotry, unintentional racism, class warfare and a peek into the very private life of a very public author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781400097036
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Published: Vintage - January 9th, 2007

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