The New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller Over one million copies sold in the UK alone A novel of breathtaking scope Guardian 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION – THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH This new edition features an amazing early chapter from Markus Zusaks brand new literary novel BRIDGE OF CLAY.