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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
  • 19,854

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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 M Harris

Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted CHOCOLAT (made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp) and many other bestselling novels. Her hobbies are listed in Who's Who as 'mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion'. She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was 16, is currently studying Old Norse, and lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire, about 15 miles from the place she was born.

Find out more at www.joanne-harris.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @Joannechocolat
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540 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 29% (156)
4 38% (203)
3 27% (148)
2 6% (30)
1 1% (3)
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