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Asterix and the Cauldron

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Financial skulduggery in ancient Gaul! When local Chielf Whosemoralsarelastix wants a cauldron full of money kept out of Roman hands, the cash disappears while Asterix is guarding it. He and Obelix must earn enough to repay it through fairground gladiatorial contests, trendy theatrical performances, even bank robbery - they'll try anything. But whose morals are really eleastic? And how do the pirates, just for once, get an unexpected bonus.

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Asterix in Spain

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix and the Roman Agent

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Julius Caesar turns to psychological warfare...Tortuous Convolvulus the Roman agent is guaranteed to sow jealousy and discord anywhere. Can he make the Gauls suspect each other of treachery? Has Asterix really sold Rome the secret of the magic potion? And can Asterix, Obelix and Getafix outwit the weedy but wily Convolvulus and get the villagte back to normal?

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Asterix in Switzerland

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix in Britain

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix and the Normans

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix The Legionary

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Obelix is in love - but the beautiful Panacea is engaged to Tragicomix, a conscript in the Roman army. Who'd have expected to see Asterix in a legionary's uniform? When he and Obelix join up to rescue Tragicomix from North Africa, Centurions Nefarius Purpus and Dubuis Status don't know what's hit them. But the Gauls and their fellow recruits have a smashing trip abroad.

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Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

When the hero Vercingetorix was defeated he threw his arms at Julius Caesar's feet. Years later, Caesar plans to hold a triumph with his enemy's shield - but where is it? Romans and Gauls race to track it down, and Chief Vitalstatistix, dieting on a health farm, has a surprise to spring. Will Caesar defeat the Gauls again, or will the truimph go to Asterix?

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Asterix at the Olympic Games

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

The athletes of the ancient world assemble in Athens for the Olympic Games. Asterix and the Gauls enter too, but they're due for a setback. As an artificial stimulant, magic potion is banned. Can our friends win at the Games without it? And what's the special ingredient of the other potion, the one in the cauldron in the shed with the door that doesn't close properly?

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Asterix and the Big Fight

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix and Cleopatra

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

How can lovely Queen Cleopatra show Julius Caesar that ancient Egypt is still a great nation? Her architect Edifis recruits his Gaulish friends to help him build a magnificent palace within three months. There are villainous saboteurs to be outwitted, but Asterix, Obelix and Getafix still find time to go sight-seeing - and leave their mark on the pyramids and the Sphinx's nose.

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Asterix The Gaul

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix and the Golden Sickle

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

It's a disaster - the druid Getafix has broken his golden sickle. Asterix and Obelix go to Lutetia (now Paris) to buy him a new one. Soon they are tangling with the criminal underworld of the big city - can they outwit Navishtrix, Clovogarlix and the sickle-trafficking gang? Will Getafix ever be able to brew magic potion again?

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Asterix and the Goths

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Asterix and Obelix escort Getafix to the druids' annual conference in the Forest of the Carnutes. Little do they know that the Goths are lying in ambush, ready to kidnap the Druid of the Year - who of course is Getafix! But what with Gauls, Goths and Romans all at odds, it's hard to tell friend from foe... until Goths begin fighting Goths in the Asterixian Wars.

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Asterix The Gladiator

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

When Cacofonix the bard is taken to Rome as a present for Julius Caesar, Asterix and Obelix set out to rescue him, sailing with master salesman Ekonomikrisis, the Phoenician merchant. How do our Gaulish friends come to end up training as gladiators? The next Games in the Circus Maximus are not quite what Caesar and the Roman public expect...

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Omnibus 11

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Omnibus 2

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Omnibus 1

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix and Obelix's Birthday

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

A collection of 12 new stories - all linked by the theme of Asterix's anniversary celebration.

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Asterix and the Banquet

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Gaul, now France, has always been famous for its food and drink - so when, for a bet with the Romans, Asterix and Obelix travel round collecting local delicacies they start on the journey home with all sorts of goodies. First, however, they must outwit the thieves Villanus and Unscrupulus. And who's that little dog who has been following them all the way?