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Asterix in Britain: Bk 8 by Rene Goscinny
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“Asterix in Britain” is the eighth Asterix adventure, first published in 1966, and later made into an animated movie in 1986. This is the original comic, and I really enjoy this one.

Caesar has taken over Britain, by only fighting during teatime and weekends, when the British are drinking cups of hot water and milk on their breaks from battle. All the Romans have gone over to make it part of the empire, while back in Gaul Asterix and Obelix are bored in their village. They have no legionaires to hassle, that is until a British relative of Asterix's comes and asks for their village's help. They have heard of the magic potion that gives the Gaulish village strength against the Romans, and they would like some to drive Caesar away. He gets the potion, a whole barrel, and Asterix and Obelix come with him to carry it. They dodge legions, lose the barrel, get captured, and even get caught up in a rugby match. Will the English village be able to push away the Roman armies.

It's great fun, like the Asterix's are, and shows Britain in a warm but funny and colourful way, which is interesting for a French comic. You can tell the two guys who write/illustrate the series (Rene Goscinny and Albert Udzero) love the place, and say so in the earlier prints of the comic to English fans. It's worth picking up, fan or newcomer to the series.

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Gaul was divided into three parts. No, four parts - for one small village of indomitable Gauls still held out against the Roman invaders. BOOK 8 The Romans have invaded Britain but one village still holds out against them. At his British cousin Anticlimax's request, Asterix and Obelix set off to help with a barrel full of magic potion.

Author Biography

Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of Pilote. Asterix the Gaul, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 33 Asterix albums. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of Pilote. Asterix the Gaul, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 33 Asterix albums.
Release date NZ
May 20th, 2004
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Illustrated by Albert Uderzo
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
48 Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
Orion Children's Books
Pages
48
Series
Dimensions
217x287x6
ISBN-13
9780752866192
Product ID
1686743

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