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Today's recommendation is: Asterix: Asterix Omnibus 1

Background: Colour map of Gaul marking where Asterix lives, illustrated by Albert Uderzo. Foreground : White Cover of Asterix Omnibus Volume one with and image of Asterix the Gaul holding Dogmatix.

30 gifts for 30 days of November - Day 24

This is the twenty-fourth of thirty Better Than a Poke in the Eye recommended gifts for the book lover in your life, even if that book lover is YOU!

Today's recommendation is: Asterix: Asterix Omnibus 1

Asterix has been one of Rachel's heroes since she could hold a book in her own two hands. Presented as a comic book, Asterix has so far generated 41 books in the series which includes the illustrated story of How Obelix Fell into the Magic Potion.

The plucky Gaul has been fighting off the Roman invaders who want to take over his village and his way of life for over 64 years. He does this with the help of his friend Obelix, the druid Getafix, his fellow villagers and the magic potion which Getafix brews to give the villagers superhuman strength.

The magic potion however, does wear off (Obelix isn't allowed any after he fell in the cauldron as a child) and the Roman army tries to take advantage of that moment every time, which always ends in failure as our plucky heroes Asterix and Obelix always have a plan.

This omnibus contains the first three books in the series, Asterix the Gaul, Asterix and the Golden Sickle and Asterix and the Goths.

Asterix was created by the winning team of Udezo and Goscinney, and has generated a handful of animated and live action movies, stamps, merchandise, some beautiful exhibitions and a huge theme park Parc Asterix in France,

You can purchase it through our online bookshop or through any of our affiliate links.

Asterix: Asterix Omnibus 1 - R.R.P. £14.99

We also have all the Asterix books available in our bookshop

Published: 24 Nov 2023 18:00
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