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Twelve-year-old Hans Thomas lives alone with his father, a man who likes to givehis sons lessons about Life and has a penchant for philosophy. Hans Thomas' mother left when he was four (to find' herself) and the story begins when father and son set off on a trip to Greece, where she now lives, to try to persuade her to come home. En rout, in Switzerland, Hans Thomas is given a magnifying glass by a dwarf at a petrol station, and the next day he finds a tiny book in his bread roll which can only be read with a magnifying glass. How did the book come to be there? Why does the dwarf keep showing up? It is all very perplxing and Hans Thomas has enough to cope with, with the daunting prospect of seeing his mother. Now his journey has turned into an encounter withthe unfathomable...or does it all have a logical explanation?
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From the author of the international bestseller Sophie's World, which has now sold over 12 million copies worldwide Jostein Gaarder's UK sales now stand at 1.75 million All Gaarder's paperbacks have been Guardian Top 100 Fastsellers and Sunday Times bestsellers Sophie's World was still on the bestseller list seven months after publication and received unparalleled media attention The Solitaire Mystery can be read as the prequel to the bestselling Sophie's World 'Intellectually arresting, emotionally uplifting' Max Davidson, Daily Telegraph

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Jostein Gaarder is the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, a huge bestseller in over 40 countries. He was born in Oslo in 1952 and lives there now with his wife and two sons.

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