Rivers of London: The 10th Anniversary Special Edition - Rivers of London 1 (Hardback)
  • Rivers of London: The 10th Anniversary Special Edition - Rivers of London 1 (Hardback)

Rivers of London: The 10th Anniversary Special Edition - Rivers of London 1 (Hardback)

Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 12/08/2021
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A divine mash-up of comedy, crime and fantasy, Rivers of London is the book that kick-started the formidably successful Peter Grant series. Overlaying a wonderful supernatural gloss on the streets and landmarks of the capital, Aaronovitch provides a thrillingly exciting opening mystery for his detective/apprentice wizard protagonist.

This 10th anniversary special edition contains four masterful illustrations, a brand-new map, an illuminating introduction from author Ben Aaronovitch and stunning illustrated endpapers.

My name is Peter Grant, and I used to be a probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service, and to everyone else as the Filth.

My story really begins when I tried to take a witness statement from a man who was already dead . . .

Since its publication in 2011, Rivers of London has grown into an international phenomenon. Embark on your journey to a magical London with this special edition, the perfect escape from the real world to a place you'll never forget.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473234574
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 218 x 138 x 34 mm

A darkly comic read with characters you can't help but like * The Sunday Express *
Funny and wildly inventive * Mail on Sunday *
Masterfully crafted . . . gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money * The Sun *
Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there even more than the real London * Nick Frost *
Charming, witty, exciting * Independent *
An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups * The Times *
What would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Fuzz. A hilarious, keenly imagined caper * Diana Gabaldon *
A consummate story of real policing in a vividly real world intersecting the decidedly unreal to marvellous effect. Filled with detail and imagination, the quality of this achievement stands out, making Aaronovitch a name to watch * Peter F. Hamilton *
Magical, mysterious and mesmerising, Rivers of London will have you spellbound * Total Sci Fi *
An engaging mix of magic and police procedural, this is a great kick off to a very promising series as well as the most satisfying fantasy thriller to hit bookshelves in quite some time. Witty, imaginative and gripping * SFX *
We can't fault the pace, ingenuity and creativity of Rivers of London. With each page, we're eager to learn more about this mysterious new world, set on very familiar streets * Londonist.com *
The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter * i09 *
Great, great fun * Simon Mayo, Radio 2 *
It's a real treat - Hot Fuzz meets Harry Potter via hardboiled police procedural - with a compelling cast of characters and a nail-biting mystery to be solved * Living North *
Rivers of London manages to be fresh and original and a wonderful read. I loved it * Charlaine Harris *


Canterbury - Rose Lane
Friday 28th January 18:30

Ben's fantasy police procedurals set in a reimagined London have a Pratchett level of subversive wit. They have sold millions. Come and get any of his books signed. He will be interviewed by Mark Stay, whose Crow Folk is a tale of witches, demons, and bellringers in wartime Kent.Think Dads Army, with paranormal activity.


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“Great Urban Fantasy”

Peter Grant is a probationary copper in the Met, and he is trying to avoid going to the Case Progression Group, a career path with zero prospects. At a recent murder he takes a statement from a man who is very much... More

Paperback edition
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“Wacky and great!”

Sometimes a book comes along which you don't expect you will enjoy. You start it thinking it is perhaps a bit too out of the ordinary for you. This is that type of book. It has ghosts, time travel, magic, rivers... More

Hardback edition
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This novel is unique. Never read anything quite like it. Enjoyed it. Marveled at it. Although I most certainly found it very odd. I would recommend it. However, I am not sure I would want a second one.
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