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Friday, August 30, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of the readers forever. Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist is such a book. With over 20 million copies sold worldwide, and translated into 42 languages, The Alchemist has already achieved the status of a modern classic.
This is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who years to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him.
This story teaches us, as only few can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path and above all following our dreams.
'Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts...He gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.' DAILY EXPRESS
'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' THE TIMES
'One of the few to deserve the term 'publishing phenomenon' - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, Paulo Coelho is a storyteller with the power to inspire nations and to change people's lives.
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Friday, August 16, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
'Wicked, magical, hilarious, enduring. A masterpiece from one of world literature's great cult writers.' - Katherine Boo
An extremely funny novel about two larger-than-life heroes and their bawdy, Rabelaisian adventures in post-colonial urban India
'Nagarkar is a genuine experimentalist: he combines in his writing a tremendous instinct for storytelling with a rare openness of imagination. He is willing to go where it takes him, express it in whatever form and through whichever language. What remains constant is his subversive pleasure in fiction for its own sake. It makes him one of our most precious writers.' - Anjum Hasan, The Caravan
Monday, August 12, 2013
Anna meets her friend Molly in the summer of 1957 after a separation.....
The two women were alone in the London flat.
'The point is,' said Anna, as her friend came back from the telephone on the landing, 'the point is, that as far as I can see, everything's cracking up.'
Molly was a woman much on the telephone. When it rang she had just enquired: 'Well, what's the gossip?' Now she said, 'That's Richard, and he's coming over. It seems today's his only free moment for the next month. Or so he insists.'
'Well, I'm not leaving,' said Anna.
'No, you stay just where you are.'