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Orfeia : A modern fairytale novella from the Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author

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Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in this stunning new novella from #1 Bestselling author Joanne Harris.

When you can find me an acre of land,
Every sage grows merry in time,
Between the ocean and the sand
Then will you be united again.
(Inspired by The Child Ballads 2 & 19)

So begins a beautiful and tragic quest as a heartbroken mother sets out to save her lost daughter, through the realms of the real, of dream, and even into the underworld itself.

But determination alone is not enough. For to save something precious, she must give up something precious, be it a song, a memory, or her freedom itself . . .

Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, this is a stunning and original modern fairytale.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 132 x 200 x 22mm | 280g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473229952
  • 9781473229952
  • 46,470

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Orfeia is tragic, emotional, beautiful, thought-provoking, moving and poignant Bookmarks and Stages
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Orfeia is tragic, emotional, beautiful, thought-provoking, moving and poignant * Bookmarks and Stages * This dreamy, melancholy novella is saturated with sacrifice, richness and a sense of layered worlds. * Metro *
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About Joanne Harris

JOANNE HARRIS is an Anglo-French author, whose books include fourteen novels, two cookbooks and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology and fantasy. In 2000, her 1999 novel CHOCOLAT was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and in 2013 was awarded an MBE by the Queen.
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Rating details

935 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 28% (260)
4 37% (346)
3 27% (255)
2 7% (62)
1 1% (12)
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