The first volume in the highly anticipated new series by Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events
In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He began asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read. This is the first volume.
`Charming, clever and enormously enjoyable' Guardian
`Wonderfully eccentric and addictive ... Just beautiful writing' Observer
`Better than ever' Independent
`A dazzlingly clever, funny and literary concoction.' Irish Times
Lemony Snicket was born before you were and is likely to die before you as well. He published his first book in 1999 and has not had a good night's sleep since. Mr Snicket is the author of quite a few books, all dreadful, and has been falsely accused of many crimes, all falsely. Once the recipient of several distinguished rewards, he is now an escapee of several indistinguishable prisons. He is widely regarded as one of the most difficult children's authors to capture and imprison. There are thirteen books in the A Series of Unfortunate Events, which should be avoided at all costs. He has also written the mystery series 'All the Wrong Questions'. To his horror and dismay, he has no wife or children, only enemies, associates, and the occasional loyal manservant. Until recently, he was presumed to be 'presumed dead'. Instead, this 'presumed' presumption wasn't disproved not to be incorrect. Most things written about him are not true, but this is.