Following the world-wide success of ASTERIX AND THE ACTRESS in hardback, everyone's favourite character now comes into paperback.
The first new Asterix book for five years now appears in paperback. It sees Asterix and Obelix celebrating their joint birthday party back in the Gaulish village and some surprise guests have been invited!
Meanwhile, Julius Caesar has to deal with his old enemy Pompey, who is looking for supporters among the legions stationed in Gaul. And just what part do the two old friends play in the story - Tremensdelirius, from Asterix and Caeser's Gift, and the lovely Panacea, first encountered in Asterix and the Legionary After many exciting adventures, all is finally revealed...
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 34 Asterix albums.