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Old 07-11-2005, 14:44   #21
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Okay, now am confused

why does my one said it is No 3

with magician nephew 1 and LWW 2nd?
I bought the book mentioned below and it's one book with all the stories, not 7 separate books.

I don't think it really matters about when you read TMN as it's quite short and basically a very quick introduction to Narnia

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ah well i've ordered The Chronicles of Narnia all in one book and it's got them listed as:

1. The Magician's Nephew
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
3. The Horse & his Boy
4. Prince Caspian
5. Voyage of the Dawn Treader
6. The Silver Chair
7. The Last Battle

so I'll take it from there
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Old 07-11-2005, 14:49   #22
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I bought the book mentioned below and it's one book with all the stories, not 7 separate books.
your list corresponds with the one in my box set so i think we're okay. Its the other lists that are different.
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yeah, we're right and they're wrong!
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Old 07-11-2005, 20:05   #24
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and on reading half of horse and boy it is sort of set during LW and W
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Old 09-11-2005, 00:14   #25
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Are most of the currently-in-print versions of these books not numbered on the spine in chronological order ANYWAY?
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:26   #26
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I haven't read these since I was a kid, but from what I remember, it might be more fun to read TLTWATW before The Magician's Nephew.

People saying these are worth having a read as an adult then? I'd never have thought of revisiting these - but I'm a bit curious now
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I'm enjoying them - I'd only ever read TLWATW and Voyage of the Dawntreader when I was young
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They are worth having another read of. I didn't read them until I was an adult (30ish). I'd seen a cartoon version of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe when I was younger, but that was about it.
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Old 09-11-2005, 18:13   #29
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People saying these are worth having a read as an adult then? I'd never have thought of revisiting these - but I'm a bit curious now
I only read the first 2 as a child and perhaps a tony bit of the one where the kids start on a train platform.

Now (at 32) re-read the first 2 and read Horse and boy for first time. Which i enjoyed. a nice simple read, ideal for the train journey into work each day.

Chap next to me on the tube last night did look astonished and checked my cover as he said he recognised the illustraitions but could not think where from.

Sure more people will be re-reading when the movie comes out.
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Old 11-11-2005, 19:04   #30
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These are all out at the various libraries near me, and it seems like it might be too much hassle to reserve them at a time, so I might just go ahead and buy them.

Fantasy generally isn't my thing, but I liked the film when I was younger so I think I'll give this a go.

Edit: Hurrah, I expected The Book People to have this and they do, only £6.99!

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your list corresponds with the one in my box set so i think we're okay. Its the other lists that are different.
The other lists are the order they were published in, and are the order that it's best to read them in.

The order that's printed on the spines of the books is the chronological order, from the creation of Narnia to the end, but as somebody already posted, if you read them in that order, you get answers to questions that haven't come up yet, etc. It's definitely better not to read the Magician's Nephew first.

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Old 12-11-2005, 10:11   #32
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As a matter of interest, what does reading magicians nephew spoil for LW and W?
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Read them in the published order if you're reading them for the first time.

It's a bit like watching Star Wars in chronological rather than production order. You can do it, but it's a different experience and one that should really be saved for after you've seen them in production order.

Off topic (ish) but I am soooooo psyched for the movies

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Old 14-11-2005, 10:37   #34
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I've seen a couple of films for LTWATW a few times, but haven't read the book. Either way because of that I think I'll go with The Magician's Nephew first.
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Old 14-11-2005, 12:52   #35
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I used to have the set when i was abouit 10, but for some reason never read the last 2 books.

tempted to order from bookpeople above
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I went with Amazon actually in the end, the delivery was £3.50 with Bookpeople which came to just under the price of the books on Amazon. I also wanted another item so just went with Amazon.
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Old 14-11-2005, 21:37   #37
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Which wad the one from amazon Al? There are loads of sets and wasnt sure which too get. I have another book to get from amazon as well so would prefer to use them.
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Old 14-11-2005, 21:50   #38
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do you have a THE WORKS locally. Think thats where dad got them from for about £10 or so.
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Oh, good point, there's a Works in Soton. Already ordered tho

I went for this one, one of the cheapest ones on there I think! Amazon.co.uk
Edit: I might cancel that actually, only just noticed that's all of them in one single book, I think I'd prefer to have them as a set of books. CJ do you know if the one your dad got was a set or a single omnibus?

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My dad has the set, so 7 seperate books (and a cardboard cover). Much easier to read as then they are thin and slip into my bag for tube journeys etc.
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