Asterix and the Secret Weapon (#29)

Author(s): Albert Uderzo; René Goscinny

Children Fiction

A woman bard? That’s unheard of in Ancient Gaul. So, when the mothers in Asterix’s town want to replace Cacofonix with Bravura, the men are horrified. But, Bravura hits the right notes musically, and she proves very valuable when Julius Caesar sends in his secret weapon: a group of female legionnaries. Caesar thinks the Gauls will be too noble to fight the women...but Bravura has no such scruples! And, even Cacofonix succeeds in coming into his own.


Product Information

Special re-release to follow the first new Asterix adventure for 5 years Global sales of Asterix outstrip Harry Potter 11,000 websites devoted to Asterix Combined UK sales of the last 5 books - 2.2 million copies Over 300 million books sold worldwide

Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of Pilote. Asterix the Gaul, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 33 Asterix albums. Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977.

General Fields

  • : 9780752847771
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Orion
  • : March 2002
  • : 287mm X 216mm X 4mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Albert Uderzo
  • : English
  • : 741.5/944
  • : 48
  • : 48 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • : Albert Uderzo; René Goscinny
  • : Paperback
  • : 715