Snicket to write new book series Snicket将撰写新书籍
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Children's author Lemony Snicket is to write a further series of books after signing a new deal in the UK, it has been announced.

有消息称,孩子们的作家Lemony Snicket在英国签署了一项新协议并将撰写新系列的书籍。

Snicket wrote his final Unfortunate Events book in 2006
Snicket wrote his final Unfortunate Events book in 2006

Snicket - real name Daniel Handler - is famous for his popular, but sinister1(不吉利的,凶恶的), A Series Of Unfortunate Events books.

More than 60 million copies of his stories have been sold worldwide.

The first book in Snicket's new series of four titles will be published by Egmont Press in 2012.

Egmont publisher Leah Thaxton joked: "Usually, I look forward to opening my post. It's exciting to think that I might find a manuscript(手稿,原稿) to bring comfort and joy to any reader.

"But that morning, when I saw the handwriting on the envelope - well, how would you feel if you knew you were about to unleash2(解开,解放) yet more untold3 misery4 on the unsuspecting children of this country? We at Egmont can't escape Lemony Snicket's grim(冷酷的,残忍的) story."

Snicket, who is based in the US, said: "I can neither confirm nor deny that I have begun research into a new case, and I can neither confirm nor deny that the results are as dreadful and unnerving as A Series Of Unfortunate Events. However, I can confirm that Egmont will be publishing these findings."

Director of Egmont Press, Cally Poplak, said: "As if the recession weren't bad enough, now British readers have the threat of a new series from Mr Snicket hanging over them.

"As a responsible publisher, of course we shall put all our efforts into ensuring no child is exposed to yet more misery from Mr Snicket's investigations5."

Snicket is famed for the dark world he created in he Unfortunate Events books, which featured the terrible scrapes of orphans6 Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire.

The trio(三个一组) were subjected to numerous misadventures as their evil relative Count Olaf imprisoned7, mistreated and tried to kill them.

The first three books were made into a hit film starring Jim Carrey, Billy Connolly and Meryl Streep in 2004.

The Unfortunate Events books will published in paperback8 for the first time next year, for which Snicket will be visiting the UK.


1 sinister 6ETz6     
  • There is something sinister at the back of that series of crimes.在这一系列罪行背后有险恶的阴谋。
  • Their proposals are all worthless and designed out of sinister motives.他们的建议不仅一钱不值,而且包藏祸心。
2 unleash bjewz     
  • They hope to create allies to unleash against diseases,pests,and invasive species.他们希望创造出一些新群体来对付疾病、害虫和一些有侵害性的物种。
  • Changing water levels now at times unleash a miasma of disease from exposed sewage.如今,大坝不时地改变水位,从暴露的污水释放出了疾病瘴气。
3 untold ljhw1     
  • She has done untold damage to our chances.她给我们的机遇造成了不可估量的损害。
  • They suffered untold terrors in the dark and huddled together for comfort.他们遭受着黑暗中的难以言传的种种恐怖,因而只好挤在一堆互相壮胆。
4 misery G10yi     
  • Business depression usually causes misery among the working class.商业不景气常使工薪阶层受苦。
  • He has rescued me from the mire of misery.他把我从苦海里救了出来。
5 investigations 02de25420938593f7db7bd4052010b32     
(正式的)调查( investigation的名词复数 ); 侦查; 科学研究; 学术研究
  • His investigations were intensive and thorough but revealed nothing. 他进行了深入彻底的调查,但没有发现什么。
  • He often sent them out to make investigations. 他常常派他们出去作调查。
6 orphans edf841312acedba480123c467e505b2a     
孤儿( orphan的名词复数 )
  • The poor orphans were kept on short commons. 贫苦的孤儿们吃不饱饭。
  • Their uncle was declared guardian to the orphans. 这些孤儿的叔父成为他们的监护人。
7 imprisoned bc7d0bcdd0951055b819cfd008ef0d8d     
下狱,监禁( imprison的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He was imprisoned for two concurrent terms of 30 months and 18 months. 他被判处30个月和18个月的监禁,合并执行。
  • They were imprisoned for possession of drugs. 他们因拥有毒品而被监禁。
8 paperback WmEzIh     
  • A paperback edition is now available at bookshops.平装本现在在书店可以买到。
  • Many books that are out of print are reissued in paperback form.许多绝版的书籍又以平装本形式重新出现。
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