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Based on the award-winning debut novel by British author Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell tells an alternative history of England, set during the Napoleonic Wars. Magic, considered to have died out several hundred years earlier, is discovered being practiced in the north of England by Mr Gilbert Norrell (Eddie Marsan), a chap who is able to make statues talk. He is convinced to move to London to help in the war against France, where he attains fame and respectability by conjuring a fairy to bring the fiancee of a government minister back from the dead. In London Mr Norrell meets Jonathan Strange (Bertie Carvel) a wealthy gentleman who becomes his apprentice. This seven-part BBC series has been highly recommended for its script, costumes, special effects and performances by a strong British cast.

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Title Annotation:Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Publication:The Lamp
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Date:Oct 1, 2015
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