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on 23 October 2006
I got this book yesterday, and I must say that it is a real beauty, I've never seen anything quite like it (in the good sense!)

The majority of the book is taken up with Brain Frouds conceptual art for the Goblins of the Labyrinth themselves (complete with tea stains and shapeless scribblings!), and what a joy it is to look at them! It's hard to beleive they were just in a notebook, you could, literally frame most of the pages in this book, all the figures are impossibly intricate and detailed. The drawings are complimented by Mr Terry Jone's (of Monty Python fame) stories behind each Goblin, his wit and humour shine through, and I break out into giggles whenever I flick through the book's pages. The anecdotes, though very, very random give a hilarious glimpse into the idiocy and general bizarreness of the inhabitants of the Goblin Kingdom.

Despite the merits of the main bulk of the book, the best bits are the centre-folds, there are only 8 of them but trust me, they're worth the price of the book alone! Now they are what I'd call art, depicting various charecters that made their way into the final film as well as a 'prototype Sarah' who is very beautifully drawn (you can see one of the paintings depicting her on the top of the cover.)

Brain Froud's fascinating afterword is similary fantastic, in which he gives an insight into the beginnings of Labyrinth, as well as a fascinating insight into the charecter of everyone's favourite Goblin King, Jareth.

To finish off the package, the book is printed on beautiful high quality paper, which gives the impression the publisher has really pushed the boat out for the design of the book.

A hilarious and beautiful companion to the wonderful fantasy film, Labyrinth.

-Rachael-
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on 30 December 2011
Big Labyrinth fan, and 30 years old.
I have no shame, the film was beautiful.
I bought this book on a random.
It. Is. Beautiful & hilarious.
The stuff dreams are made of.
If you are thinking of buying it, I would say get it, its only short of a tenner and worth every penny and more. What can you get for a tenner these days?
Certainly not something that is as valuable as this. Trust me.
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on 18 February 2014
As an 80's kid I grew up watching the movie Labyrinth over and over. This book delves into the goblins from the world of Labyrinth, and at no point does it disappoint. Every page rediscovers those fabulous characters, giving insight into their history and being. Absolutely love this book!
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on 10 January 2012
A special edition of 'The Goblins of the Labyrinth' with more amazing imagery and fun goblin facts. Bought as a Labyrinth companion, for an avid fan.

Brian Froud is a genius with his artwork. 10/10.
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on 20 July 2013
Froud is a firm favourite for number two sprog, along with Lady Cottingham's Fairy Album. There is something delightful about having offspring who love these books.
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on 30 December 2010
This is an absolutely fantastic book it is a must for all Labyrinth fans the illustrations are fantastic as are the stories about the goblins. excellent!
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on 24 September 2013
Slightly more in than previous versions of the book and still just as funny, Jones' appropriates the Goblin Humor, that Froud has locked into the page.
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on 28 February 2013
Bought for present for a fan of The Labyrinth, lovely book, not much word content but great pictures, my step daughter pleased with it for her 18th!
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on 23 January 2013
Lovely book, funny text and stories, beautiful and captivating line drawings, sketches & full pieces of artwork - a must for any true Labyrinth fan.
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on 28 December 2013
A FASCINATIN INSIGHT INTO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF THE GOBLINS....FASCINATING READ AND THE PHOTOGRAPH S AND ART WORK FIRST CLAS..HERBERTS AVORY
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