I’ve always wanted the excuse to read the Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell story and, now, I can catch the tale on TV. The BBC has adapted the book into a mini-series to play sometime in 2015. The story are set in the nineteenth Century with a man, Mr Norrell, who uses magic to benefit the government in it’s battle against Napoleon.
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At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England’s history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England–until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight.
Soon, another practicing magician comes forth: the young, handsome, and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell’s student, and they join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic, straining his partnership with Norrell, and putting at risk everything else he holds dear.