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    • ISBN:9781510105003
    • Publication date:17 May 2018
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Asterix and the Chariot Race

Album 37

By Jean-Yves Ferri
Illustrated by Didier Conrad

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The next action-packed adventure from Asterix and Obelix!

The next action-packed adventure from Asterix and Obelix!

The roads across Italy are in disrepair. Defending his name, and to prove Rome's greatness, Senator Lactus Bifidus announces a special one-off chariot race. Julius Caesar insists a Roman must win, or Bifidus will pay. Open to anyone from the known world, competitors arrive from far and wide, including Asterix and Obelix. With Bifidus secretly scheming, who will win this almighty chariot race?

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  • ISBN: 9781510104020
  • Publication date: 02 Nov 2017
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  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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...furiously funny and hilariously jam-packed with timeless jibes and cracking contemporary swipes, plus an enchanting double-surprise ending. Asterix and the Chariot Race is a sure win and another triumphant addition to the mythic canon for laugh-seekers in general and all devotees of comics. — Comics Review
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