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The Witch of Portobello
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I have developed a bad habit, which I am determined to kick in the arse. It is the habit of finishing a book and not writing the review immediately, which has always been my best way of working. Now, I have a mountain of books to review and am struggling to give each one the attention that it deserves. I’ll give it my best shot though, hope for the best and learn from my mistakes. Paulo Coelho is an outstanding writer, whom I admire and envy in equal measure. ‘The Witch of Portobello’ is a stunning novel, which has managed to – like all of Coelo’s books – alter something inside me, something extremely positive, which I can’t quite put my finger on. His writing is so generous with beauty, every sentence is carved into the finest form and each word earns its place. And the front cover – one of the most gorgeous front covers I’ve ever seen. The story is about Athena, a unique, mysterious young woman, born in Romania and living in London, and is told by many different characters who have all encountered her throughout her life. I really appreciated this way of telling the story, the variation of voices broadened my focus and increased my enjoyment. It has a truly magnificent beginning.

Author: Paulo Coelho,
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780007251889
Cover Type: Paper-Back Cover

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