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    René Goscinny(Author) Albert Uderzo(Author)

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Why not infiltrate the little Gaulish village by building a modern housing estate? That's the plan thought up by trendy Roman architect Squaronthehypotenus to help Caesar crush the indomitable Gauls. Will the villagers be tempted by the chance of making money when the first Roman tenants move in? And what about the Gauls' secret weapon. Roll up to see the Roman remains!

A cartoon drawn with such supreme artistry, and a text layered with such glorious wordplay, satire and historical and political allusion that no reader should ever feel like they've outgrown it.--TIME OUTThe Asterix books represent the very summit of our achievement as a literary race. In Asterix one finds all of human life. The fact that the books were written originally in French is no matter. I have read them all in many languages and, like all great literature, they are best in English. Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge, Asterix's translators since the very beginning, have made great books into eternal flames.--THE TIMES

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  • By G. Findlay on 4 January 2011

    Thirty or so years after my Mum and Dad first bought their children Asterix and Obelix books all three of us keep returning to them. They are extraordinary accomplishments; beautifully drawn and coloured and wittily written with slap stick guffaws and giggle-groaning puns. Everybody should own all Asterix books. I'll lob in a similar suggestion on behalf of Tintin, Judge Dredd and Charlie's War; all classics too - 'By Toutatis!'

  • By Elizabeth Bennett on 31 December 2010

    As an Asterix fan since childhood I was certainly not disappointed with this sequel! Intelligent jokes, a really good laugh!

  • By Lou Knee on 26 August 2007

    A slight departure from the norm for a deeper tale with a warning for our modern world. This is an environmentalist story about the dangers of over uburnanisation of areas of natural charm and beauty. The finding of uprooted trees, much to Dogmatix's horror, is a prelude to a massive construction of holiday apartments (in the latest classical style) on the villagers' doorstep. Asterix and Getafix use their wits to put a stop to this rural vandalism. An interesting story this one and a nice change, and there are still plenty of legionaries to bash. Possibly the most overtly French of all the books and definitely the most political.

  • By spkaca on 11 February 2017

    The first Asterix book I ever read, and still one of my favourites. As a youngster I didn't quite get the contemporary resonance of the story (a nice commentary on property development and its associated scandals, highly topical at the time of writing, and still relevant today), but its wit and panache are classic Goscinny. My kids love it too.

  • By Michael F. on 3 May 2015

    Bought these for my little lad, shame he cant read them yet, thats my excuse anyway.

  • By D. M. Brennan on 19 November 2014

    This was a gift for my nephew and was very well received. Good price

  • By hotmamajoanna on 27 March 2016

    Another great book from asterix

  • By alan bentham on 20 November 2014

    Good all round purchase


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