The Labyrinth of the Spirits

The Labyrinth of the Spirits : From the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Magnificent: a dizzying tale of drama, intrigue and passion' MAIL ON SUNDAY

As a child, Daniel Sempere discovered among the passageways of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books an extraordinary novel that would change the course of his life. Now a young man in the Barcelona of the late 1950s, Daniel runs the Sempere & Sons bookshop and enjoys a seemingly fulfilling life with his loving wife and son. Yet the mystery surrounding the death of his mother continues to plague his soul.

Just when Daniel believes he is close to solving this enigma, a conspiracy more sinister than he could have imagined spreads its tentacles from the hellish Franco regime. That is when Alicia Gris appears, a soul born out of the nightmare of the war. She is the one who will lead Daniel to the edge of the abyss and reveal the secret history of his family, although at a terrifying price.

'This is a novel to lose oneself in, and it promotes the sort of reading experience we remember from childhood - of complete absorption into a fantasy world' IRISH TIMES
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Product details

  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 52mm | 600g
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1474606210
  • 9781474606219
  • 3,054

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Zafón is a master storyteller, combining the postmodern and the traditional in an enchanting hymn to literature... Magnificent: a dizzying tale of drama, intrigue and passion
Mail on Sunday
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By the author of the brilliant Shadow of the Wind, this is a good long read to relish on chilly winter evenings. * Saga * This is a suspenseful story of loss, betrayal and redemption. * Independent * Neither too geeky nor too highbrow, Zafon's genre-mashing novels provide a high-definition, alternative account of Spain's turbulent 20th-century history, with added Hollywood blockbuster thrills. I was hooked. * Daily Mail * Sprawling, seductive and hugely atmospheric * Sunday Express * Rich, ambitious storytelling. * Sunday Times * Moving and engaging. This is a novel to lose oneself in, and it promotes the sort of reading experience we remember from childhood - of complete absorption into a fantasy world * Irish Times * A colossal, genre-crossing achievement... it is to be hoped that Zafon's next books deal as seriously and enjoyable with the present and future of Barcelona. * Guardian * Zafon is a master storyteller, combining the postmodern and the traditional in an enchanting hymn to literature... Magnificent: a dizzying tale of drama, intrigue and passion * Mail on Sunday *
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About Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Carlos Ruiz Zafon is the author of eight novels, including the international phenomenon THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, and THE ANGEL'S GAME. His work has been published in more than forty-five different languages, has sold over thirty million copies, and has been honoured with numerous international awards. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
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