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The Solitaire Mystery

(1990)
A novel by

 
 
Twelve-year-old Hans Thomas lives alone with his father, a man who likes to givehis sons lessons about Life and has a penchant for philosophy. Hans Thomas' mother left when he was four (to 'find' herself) and the story begins when father and son set off on a trip to Greece, where she now lives, to try to persuade her to come home. En rout, in Switzerland, Hans Thomas is given a magnifying glass by a dwarf at a petrol station, and the next day he finds a tiny book in his bread roll which can only be read with a magnifying glass. How did the book come to be there? Why does the dwarf keep showing up? It is all very perplxing and Hans Thomas has enough to cope with, with the daunting prospect of seeing his mother. Now his journey has turned into an encounter withthe unfathomable...or does it all have a logical explanation?

Genre: Mystery

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June 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Solitaire Mystery
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ISBN: 1-897580-09-6 / 978-1-897580-09-7 (UK edition)
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June 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Solitaire Mystery
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March 2001 : UK Paperback
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November 2003 : USA Paperback
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September 2000 : UK Paperback

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November 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Solitaire Mystery: a novel about family and destiny
Author(s): Jostein Gaarder
ISBN: 0-425-15999-X / 978-0-425-15999-6 (USA edition)
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April 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Solitaire Mystery
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June 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Solitaire Mystery
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ISBN: 1-85799-865-0 / 978-1-85799-865-8 (UK edition)
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January 1997 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: The Solitaire Mystery
Author(s): Jostein Gaarder
ISBN: 0-7538-0000-4 / 978-0-7538-0000-3 (UK edition)
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June 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Solitaire Mystery
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ISBN: 1-897580-64-9 / 978-1-897580-64-6 (UK edition)
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1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Solitaire Mystery
Author(s): Jostein Gaarder
ISBN: 1-85799-733-6 / 978-1-85799-733-0 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

June 1997 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Solitaire Mystery
Author(s): Jostein Gaarder
ISBN: 1-56740-175-9 / 978-1-56740-175-2 (USA edition)
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July 1996 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Solitaire Mystery
Author(s): Jostein Gaarder
ISBN: 0-00-105247-0 / 978-0-00-105247-5 (UK edition)
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July 1996 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Solitaire Mystery
Author(s): Jostein Gaarder
ISBN: 1-56100-332-8 / 978-1-56100-332-7 (USA edition)
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July 1996 : USA Audio Cassette
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June 1996 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Solitaire Mystery
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ISBN: 1-56100-916-4 / 978-1-56100-916-9 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

July 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Solitaire Mystery
Author(s): Jostein Gaarder
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November 2003 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Solitaire Mystery: A Novel About Family & Destiny
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