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The book on fire

Author: Keith Miller
Publisher: Stafford, England : Immanion Press, 2011, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Balthazar, book thief and bon vivant, arrives in Alexandria to steal from the famous library. But from the moment he steps off the boat, a veiled figure shadows him. Zeinab, literary prostitute and avenging ghost, will be his chaperone through the city of books. With her help, he succeeds in penetrating the underground library. But once inside, instead of ransacking it, he becomes obsessed with the younger  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Miller
ISBN: 9781907737206 1907737200
OCLC Number: 772530906
Notes: Includes the story City of bones (p. 233-257).
Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: City of bones.
Responsibility: Keith Miller.

Abstract:

"Balthazar, book thief and bon vivant, arrives in Alexandria to steal from the famous library. But from the moment he steps off the boat, a veiled figure shadows him. Zeinab, literary prostitute and avenging ghost, will be his chaperone through the city of books. With her help, he succeeds in penetrating the underground library. But once inside, instead of ransacking it, he becomes obsessed with the younger librarian, Shireen, who was born in the library and is herself more than half book. Their love story forms the heart of the novel. Balthazar schemes to get Shireen out of the library. But Zeinab has plans of her own"--Publisher's description.
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