The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events 8) by Lemony Snicket

The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events 8)

Written by Lemony Snicket
Part of the A Series of Unfortunate Events Series

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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 lives of the Baudelaire orphans continue as they are relentlessly pursued by the evil Count Olaf. Lemony Snicket goes from strength to strength and in The Hostile Hospital Klaus and Sunny must rescue Violet from Olaf’s clutches on the operating table but the only way of escape is in the boot of Count Olaf’s car, possibly more dangerous than the rescue itself. With all the usual Snicket devices in place, readers old and new will not to be disappointed.


The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events 8) by Lemony Snicket

There is nothing to be found in the pages of these books but misery and despair. You still have time to choose something else to read. But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on...The Hostile Hospital - There are many pleasant things to read about, but this book contains none of them. Within its pages are such burdensome details as a suspicious shopkeeper, unnecessary surgery, heartshaped balloons, and some very starling news about a fire. Clearly you do not want to read about such things.

About the Author

Lemony Snicket

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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.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont or read on at your own risk...

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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272 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

5th July 2010




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