July 28, 2017

Nicobobinus by Terry Jones

NicobobinusI must have read Nicobobinus not long after it was published (in 1985). It’s a fantastic children’s book from the Monty Python star Terry Jones.

Nicobobinus tells the story of Nicobobinus a young Venetian during the Renaissance era who is slowly turning to gold (from the feet up). He and his friend Rosie decide it’s down to them to find the cure – dragon’s blood – and this is the story of their travels and adventures.

It’s a fantastic tale – lots of fantasy and horror, and plenty to keep those pages turning. I’d heartily recommend it to anyone (not just kids) but you’ll have to look hard for a copy as it doesn’t seem to be in print anymore.

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