Lemony Snicket Poison for Breakfast

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A brand-new book from the bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events - a cautionary tale about his own demise.

For curious children and adults alike.

For more than twenty years, Lemony Snicket has led millions of young readers through a mysterious world of bewildering questions and unfortunate events. With this latest book - a love letter to readers young and old about the vagaries of real life - long-time fans and new readers alike will experience Snicket's distinctive voice in a new way.

This true story - as true as Lemony Snicket himself - begins with a puzzling note under his door: You had poison for breakfast. Following a winding trail of clues to solve the mystery of his own demise, Snicket takes us on a thought-provoking tour of his predilections...

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'Reading this little book feels like opening a window to let in air and light. It's filled with curious information and powerful feelings, and is humorous, sad, meditative and rapturous by turns - with ambiguous questions to be mulled and savoured.'
- Guardian

'A wittily macabre treatise about philosophy, creativity, connectivity, gratitude and bravely facing one's demise while living as well as possible in the meantime.'
- Financial Times

'A genial, discursive ramble of a book ... The tone throughout is Vonnegutian - bewildered, amused, quizzical - and if the book fails to deliver any startling philosophical breakthrough, that's rather the point, since it's more about the journey than the destination. A bit like life, then.'
- James Lovegrove, FT

''Poison for Breakfast is a strange, beguiling, beautiful book. No one else could have written it, or anything even a little like it. If Lemony Snicket didn't exist, we'd have to invent him.'
- Anthony McGowan, author of Lark

'Poison for Breakfast is a book to savour. Every sentence is perfectly balanced to surprise, delight, intrigue and, yes, bewilder the reader. A book about impending death which captures the simple, but profound, joys of being alive. I am a long-time Lemony Snicket fan and this is his best yet.'
- Sarah Hagger-Holt, author of Nothing Ever Happens Here

'Witty, clever and unsettling - it's Lemony Snicket at his finest, and bright minds that love dark delights will gobble it right up.'
- Rachel Delahaye, author of Mort the Meek

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