Across The Wall

Across The Wall : A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories

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Must-have short story collection by Garth Nix, containing thirteen stories all introduced by the author himself.

ACROSS THE WALL brings together an eclectic mix of Garth Nix's writing spanning several years.

The opening story is the 2005 World Book Day novella and Old Kingdom story NICHOLAS SAYRE AND THE CREATURE IN THE CASE, winner of two prestigious Aurealis Awards.

The rest of the collection includes two tales inspired by Arthurian legend, a war story, a western, a traditional tale with a twist and a hilarious choose-your-own-adventure spoof.

The volume is introduced by the author himself and, even better, so is each story - giving context, anecdotes and a generous dollop of Nix's own wry humour.

Plus! A final bonus section of frequently asked questions for which Garth Nix supplies vital answers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 330g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007221460
  • 9780007221462
  • 96,256

Review quote

"Anyone familiar with Garth Nix's children's trilogy Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen will snatch up this anthology... there's a little bit of everything here." SFX
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About Garth Nix

Garth Nix was born in 1963 and grew up in Canberra, Australia. After taking his degree in professional writing from the University of Canberra, he worked in a bookshop and then moved to Sydney. Besides being a full time writer, he has worked as a sales rep, publicist, editor, marketing communications consultant and literary agent. He now lives in Sydney with his wife, two sons and lots of books
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Rating details

13,266 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (4,831)
3 31% (4,106)
2 6% (826)
1 1% (160)

Our customer reviews

Very quick to read and really fun. I loved the little sort of introduction before each story to tell you a little something more about the story and how it came about,some nice insight into how a writer's life sometimes runs. The stories are great fun and not connected making it easier(not easy, just very slightly less impossible) to put down the book between stories! Another book by Garth Nix that did all but disappoint me! Brilliant!show more
by Stephen Joseph Alff
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