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Lemony Snicket - Author

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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. His forthcoming book, “Who Could That Be at This Hour?”, which is the first question in a series of All The Wrong Questions, will be made available only to the general public on October 23, 2012. He is represented in all matters literary, legal, and social by Daniel Handler, author of the Printz Honor-award winning Why We Broke Up.

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Lemony Snicket was born before you were, and is likely to die before you as well. His family has roots in a part of the country which is now underwater, and his childhood was spent in the relative splendor of the Snicket Villa which has since become a factory, a fortress and a pharmacy and is now, alas, someone else's villa. To the untrained eye, Mr. Snicket's hometown would not appear to be filled with secrets. Untrained eyes have been wrong before.

Though his formal training was chiefly in rhetorical analysis, he has spent the last several eras researching the travails of the Baudelaire orphans. This project, being published serially by HarperCollins, takes him to the scenes of numerous crimes, often during the offseason. Eternally pursued and insatiably inquisitive, a hermit and a nomad, Mr. Snicket wishes you nothing but the best.

Due to the world-wide web of conspiracy which surrounds him, Mr. Snicket often communicates with the general public through his representative, Daniel Handler. Mr. Handler has had a relatively uneventful life, and is the author of three books for adults, The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and Adverbs, none of which are anywhere near as dreadful as Mr. Snicket's. Like Mr. Snicket, Mr. Handler wishes you nothing but the best.

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Reader ReviewedShouldn't You be in School?
Lemony Snicket
Madcap fun and mystery in this somewhat eccentric yet addictive series from the huge bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events. This is Book three in the critically acclaimed four-part mystery series.
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedShouldn't You Be in School?
Lemony Snicket
October 2014 Book of the Month Madcap fun and mystery in this somewhat eccentric yet addictive series from the huge bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events. This is Book three in the critically acclaimed four-part mystery series.
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Format: Hardback | Released 30/09/2014
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Reader ReviewedWhen Did You See Her Last?
Lemony Snicket
The second in the highly anticipated new series by Lemony Snicket, the enigmatic author of the bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events. The series reveals how a young Lemony Snicket, in a fading town, far from anyone he knew...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Dark
Lemony Snicket - illustrated by Jon Klassen
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 Possibly destined to be THE TOP PICTURE BOOK of 2013. Bestselling Lemony Snicket gives an original, delightful and empowering take on the familiar theme...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2014
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When Did You See Her Last?
Lemony Snicket
The second in the highly anticipated new series by Lemony Snicket, the enigmatic author of the bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events. The series reveals how a young Lemony Snicket, in a fading town, far from anyone he knew...
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Format: Hardback | Released 15/10/2013
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Who Could That be at This Hour?
Lemony Snicket
Bestselling Lemony Snicket's fast-talking writing is brilliantly on display in this wise cracking detective story which is full of references to the great detective writers of the past. Thirteen year Snicket is apprenticed to S. Theodora Markson, a second rate...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/05/2013
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Reader ReviewedThe Dark
Lemony Snicket - illustrated by Jon Klassen
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 - April 2013 Book of the Month Possibly destined to be THE TOP PICTURE BOOK of 2013. Bestselling Lemony Snicket gives an original, delightful...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/04/2013
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Who Could That be at This Hour?
Lemony Snicket - illustrated by Seth
Bestselling Lemony Snicket's fast-talking writing is brilliantly on display in this wise cracking detective story which is full of references to the great detective writers of the past. Thirteen year Snicket is apprenticed to S. Theodora Markson, a second rate...
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Format: Hardback | Released 23/10/2012
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The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events 13)
Lemony Snicket
This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback. Deeply ironic and highly regarded, the series regales readers with the hugely entertaining details of the tragic...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2010
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The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events 12)
Lemony Snicket
This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback. Deeply ironic and highly regarded, the series regales readers with the hugely entertaining details of the tragic life...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2010
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The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events 10)
Lemony Snicket
This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback. Deeply ironic and highly regarded, the series regales readers with the hugely entertaining details of the tragic life...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2010
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The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events 11)
Lemony Snicket
This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback. Deeply ironic and highly regarded, the series regales readers with the hugely entertaining details of the tragic life...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2010
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The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events 8)
Lemony Snicket
This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback. More terrifying than a mob, and almost as ill-tempered, this is the eighth in the series. The miserable...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
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The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events 9)
Lemony Snicket
This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback. More terrifying than a mob, and almost as ill-tempered, this is the seventh in the series. The miserable...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
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The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events 4)
Lemony Snicket
This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback. More arduous than hard labor, and almost as rewarding. This is the fourth in the series. There is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events 5)
Lemony Snicket
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade. This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback. More ghastly than boarding school, and almost as interminable....
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events 6)
Lemony Snicket
This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback. More eerie than an elevator shaft, and almost as dark, this is the sixth page-turning mystery featuring the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events 7)
Lemony Snicket
This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback. More terrifying than a mob, and almost as ill-tempered, this is the seventh in the series. The miserable lives...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events 1)
Lemony Snicket
This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback, launches with the suitably named title that charts the unlucky reason why the whole woeful story of the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2010
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The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events 2)
Lemony Snicket
The second in this bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback, sees the Baudelaire children taken to their new guardian, Dr Montgomery, having escaped the evil...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2010
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The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events 3)
Lemony Snicket
More destructive than a hurricane, and almost as damp. The third in this bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), sees the Baudelaire children moved to their third guardian, Aunt Josephine, who lives...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2010
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