Thalia Book Club: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell with Author Susanna Clarke

  • by Susanna Clarke
  • Narrated by Neil Gaiman
  • 1 hrs and 34 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Susanna Clarke discusses her remarkable debut novel, the BookSense Book of the Year, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell with her friend, novelist Neil Gaiman. Set in an alternate version of England in the early 1800s, an England in which the people yearn to recapture the practical magic of an earlier era, this fantasy novel combines the wit of Jane Austen with rollicking adventure and hilarious scholarly footnotes.


Audible Editor Reviews

This recording of an evening at Symphony Space’s Thalia Book Club features a delightful discussion between authors Susanna Clarke and Neil Gaiman, which took place shortly after the release of Clarke's sensational debut, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. After a long dramatic reading from the book by actress Cristina Pickles, Gaiman and Clarke discuss their first meeting many years ago, Clarke's 10-year process writing the book, her diverse influences, and her disdain for distinctions between high and low culture. With thought-provoking questions from the audience, this is sure to be a treat for fans of these beloved authors.


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Customer Reviews

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Wonderful to hear Clarke and Gaiman in conversation

Plenty of insights into both their writing worlds. A lovely recording of them. Recorded not long after JS & Mr N became a phenomenon in the US and before Anansi Boys was published.
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- Kassandra2006

Lies, lies and more lies ...

What would have made Thalia Book Club: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell with Author Susanna Clarke better?

For a start it's NOT and audio book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It sounds like somebody rehearsing in the bathroom .

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Trade descriptions act ... I want my money back and Audible can gets stuffed.

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- The Raven KIng

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2006
  • Publisher: Symphony Space, Inc.