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W&N Fiction Literary Fiction HB / ETPB November £12.99 / £12.99 240pp 978 0 297 60973 5 / 978 0 297 60974 2 eBook: £12.99 / 978 0 297 60975 9

Jostein Gaarder’s novels have sold 2.5 million copies in the UK & Commonwealth alone.

JOSTEIN GAARDER The World According to Anna Translated by Don Bartlett

The author of Sophie’s World returns with a spell-binding fable about a girl who begins to receive messages from another time . . . Station Eleven meets The Little Prince. When sixteen-year-old Anna begins receiving messages from another world, her parents take her to the doctor. But he can find nothing wrong with Anna; in fact he believes there may be some truth to what she is seeing. Anna is haunted by visions of the desolate world of 2082. She sees her great-granddaughter, Nova, roaming through wasteland with a band of survivors, after animals and plants have died out. The more Anna sees, the more she realises she must act to prevent the future in her visions becoming real. But can she act quickly enough? Haunting, gripping and magical, The World According to Anna is a fable for our time. Jostein Gaarder is the author of Sophie's World, the bestselling book in the world in 1995. It has been translated into fifty-five languages and has sold over thirty million copies. He is the author of many other bestselling, beloved novels including The Orange Girl and The Christmas Mystery.

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Location: Oslo, Norway Available for interview

W&N Fiction • November 2015