Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is one of the most widely talked about and widely read phenomenons of modern day publishing. Adored by children around the world, this series chronicles the lives of the Baudelaire orphans as they lurch from one calamity to another... The author constantly reminds young readers that rather than reading such depressing stories, they may well prefer to play with a fluffy cat or read another book altogether, but, so far, children have chosen not to take heed and have read - and loved - these stories in their millions. A perfect antidote to all that is light, patronising or trivial in children's books today, this series might be unfortunate but it certainly is popular. This special collector's gift set features the first ten beautifully produced hardback books presented in a delightful slipcase.