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The Witch of Portobello

The Witch of Portobello

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Language English
Binding Paperback
Publisher Harper
Paulo Coelho, one of the world's best loved storytellers, is back with a riveting new novel set in London. This is the story of Athena, or Sherine, to give her the name she was baptised with. Her life is pieced together through a series of recorded interviews with those people who knew her well or hardly at all - parents, colleagues, teachers, friends, acquaintances, her ex-husband. The novel unravels Athena's mysterious beginnings, via an orphanage in Romania, to a childhood in Beirut. When war breaks out, her adoptive family move with her to London, where a dramatic turn of events occurs Athena, who has been dubbed 'the Witch of Portobello' for her seeming powers of prophecy, disappears dramatically, leaving those who knew her to solve the mystery of her life and abrupt departure. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy and sacrifice. Praise for Paulo Coelho: 'An exceptional writer.' USA Today ... See more
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  1.  Curiosity is everything 7 September, 2013 On
    I loved the curiousness in athena and the way she looks to approach different things in life... good read

    It even made me consider pain as a different thing, made me reach that point that makes you realize the importance of it and how divine does it feel to be at that stage..

    You will start loving it. it was an experience.
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