BOOK THIEF - SIGNED

Author(s): Markus Zusak

RARE AND COLLECTIBLE | Australian Fiction

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger and her younger brother are being taken by their mother to live with a foster family outside Munich. Liesel's father was taken away on the breath of a single, unfamiliar word  and Liesel sees the fear of a similar fate in her mother's eyes. On the journey, Death visits the young boy, and notices Liesel. It will be the first of many near encounters. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jewish fist-fighter in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up, and closed down. The Book Thief is a story about the power of words to make worlds. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. First published 2005.

This is an 8th impression of the original Australian True First. Paperback as originally issued in Australia. This world best selling book is hard to find SIGNED, dated (20/2/2007) and doodled by the author with a dedication to the previous owner "heres to life, death and all the words and colours in between...". This copy is in used condition with the previous owners name stamped to the front free endpaper and what looks like a coffee stain to the bottom rh corner of the cover and first 6 pages. There is also a Perth International Arts Festival sticker on the cover. This is, despite the blemishes, a collectible copy of an early impression of the  true first edition. Scans available if required.

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Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Book of the Year 2006 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2007 and YoungMinds Book Award 2007 and British Book Awards: Waterstones Newcomer of the Year Award 2008.

General Fields

  • : 9780330364263
  • : Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited
  • : Picador Australia
  • : 0.766
  • : August 2007
  • : 234mm X 155mm X 45mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 592
  • : A823
  • : Paperback
  • : Markus Zusak