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 Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read.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 had an unusual education and a perplexing youth, and now endures a despondent adulthood. His previous published works include the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Composer Is Dead, and 13 Words. He is represented in all matters literary, legal, and social by Daniel Handler, author of the Printz Honor-award winning Why We Broke Up. Artist Seth has portrayed suspicious circumstances and shady characters in much of his work He is a multi-award-winning cartoonist, author, and artist, whose works include Palookaville, Clyde Fans, and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists. He lives in Guelph, Canada.