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The Beatrice Letters

A Series of Unfortunate Events

by Lemony Snicket

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The Beatrice Letters by Lemony Snicket
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2006
    72 pages
    Genre: Novels

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On the cusp of the last book in A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket offers an unprecedented compilation of evidence encoded in a collection of revealing correspondence. Collected by Mr. Snicket himself and delivered to HarperCollins under cover of night, this exquisite collection of intriguing correspondence sheds light on many of the mysteries surrounding Lemony Snicket and A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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Jenniferr

The Beatrice letters
This book makes you realise the importance of life. It certainly made me realise it.

Mira Jane

Breathtaking
I will say this book is one that offered me great pleasure, Mr Snicket wrote this book how I wanted to read it.

Cloggie Downunder

Disappointing.
The Beatrice Letters is a short book in A Series of Unfortunate Events by American author, Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler). It consists of twelve items of correspondence between Lemony Snicket and Beatrice Buadelaire, who is apparently the sister of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire, and a letter to his editor. While it is difficult to make any sense at all out of this, frankly, bizarre collection, Snicket does display his love of whacky definitions and wordplay like puns and anagrams. The items include calling cards, a poem, a telegram and letters: typed, hand-written and of the punch-out variety, this last allowing for plenty of games with homonyms. Separating these items are colour-plates of shipwrecks, caves and certain relevant(?) objects. There is probably some cleverness in there somewhere, but not enough to justify the price unless you are a die-hard Series of Unfortunate Events fan. Disappointing.

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Lemony Snicket Author Biography

Daniel Handler tells us that Lemony Snicket was born before you were, and is likely to die before you as well. His family has roots in a part of the country which is now underwater, and his childhood was spent in the relative splendor of the Snicket Villa which has since become a factory, a fortress and a pharmacy and is now, alas, someone else's villa. To the untrained eye, Mr. Snicket's hometown would not appear to be filled with secrets. Untrained eyes have been wrong before.

The aftermath of the scandal was swift, brutal and inaccurately reported in the periodicals of the day. It is true, however, that Mr. Snicket was stripped of several awards by the reigning authorities, including Honorable Mention, the Grey Ribbon and First Runner Up. The ...

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