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416 pages, Hardcover
First published September 22, 2020
You’re gotta admit, the title - The Left-Handed Booksellers of London - is brilliant. For me, there was that title callback to Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness. It got that wonderful quirky book-y allure — I mean, we all know that book readers are awesome, and so are the librarians and the booksellers (and no, I’m not sucking up to you, Amazon, despite your book selling humble beginnings). And London is a shorthand for coolness of the British variety.
“For a mortal you are remarkably unperturbed by my presence,” said the woman. “Or that of the Fenris. Most mortals I have met are greatly frightened, and run screaming, or collapse and gibber.”
A different practical yet magical Susan (Terry Pratchett’s creation) whom “our” Susan sometimes brought to mind.