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Asterix and the Actress

Album 31 (Asterix)

By Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

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Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 April 2001
The content of the new book is a closely guarded secret. Books will be held securely until publication date when there will be a worldwide simultaneous release.

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The first new Asterix adventure for 5 years The largest simultaneous woldwide publication ever - 6 million copies A massive 1 million global marketing campaign UK first printing of 100,000 copies Global sales outstrip Harry Potter 11,000 websites devoted to Asterix Combined UK sales of the last 5 books - 2.2 million copies Over 300 million books sold worldwide.

About the Author

Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of Pilote. Asterix the Gaul, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 33 Asterix albums. Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977.


The 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 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 OUT

EAN: 9780752846576
ISBN: 0752846574
Publisher: Asterix
Dimensions: 29.72 x 22.53 x 1.24 centimetres (0.44 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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Simon Moetara on
This is the 31st adventures published in French and English in 2001.

With Rene Goscinny deceased, Albert Uderzo began writing as well as illustrating the series. Not as good as the first 24, sales show that they are no less popular...

A Roman actress pretends to be the beautiful Panacea (whom Obelix had a crush on in "Asterix the Legionary") in order to recover Pompey's sword and shield from Asterix & Obelix. Not bad, but not the same as when Goscinny was alive & writing...

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