Practical Magic: The Beloved Novel of Love, Friendship, Sisterhood and Magic - The Practical Magic Series 3 (Paperback)
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Practical Magic: The Beloved Novel of Love, Friendship, Sisterhood and Magic - The Practical Magic Series 3 (Paperback)

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The beloved classic novel, the basis of the classic film starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock

As children, sisters Gillian and Sally were forever outsiders in their small New England town, teased, taunted and shunned for the air of magic that seems to sparkle in the air around them. All Gillian and Sally ever wanted was to get away.

And eventually they do - one marries, the other runs as far from home as she can manage.

Years later, however, tragedy will bring the sisters back together. And they'll find that no matter what else may happen, they'll always have each other. An enchanting tale of love, forgiveness and family, Practical Magic is beloved of readers of all ages.

Book 3 in the Practical Magic series.

*~*~*Readers love Practical Magic*~*~*

'A real pleasure' Kate Atkinson

'Simply brilliant' Daily Mail

'[A] delicious fantasy of witchcraft and love in a world where gardens smell of lemon verbena and happy endings are possible' Cosmopolitan

'What do you do when your long lost little sister shows up on your suburban front step... a dead man in the Oldsmobile that's blocking your driveway? ...You help her bury him in your backyard, underneath a wilting lilac bush that will suddenly spring back to life, bearing masses of heady flowers that remind everyone who passes by of desires they thought they'd long since stifled' Vogue

'Dark comedy and a light touch carry the story along to a truly Gothic climax, complete with heaving skies and witchery on the lawn' New York Times

'A scrim of magic lies gently over [this] fictional world, in which lilacs bloom riotously in July, a lovesick boy's elbows sizzle on a diner countertop and a toad expectorates a silver ring...' Publishers Weekly

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781398515512
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 21 mm
Edition: Reissue


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Praise for the Practical Magic series

'Her books are a real pleasure - practical magic' Kate Atkinson

'[A] delicious fantasy of witchcraft and love in a world where gardens smell of lemon verbena and happy endings are possible' Cosmopolitan

'Dripping with pathos and otherworldly possibility' Vogue

'Dark comedy and a light touch carry the story along to a truly Gothic climax, complete with heaving skies and witchery on the lawn' New York Times

'A master of magical realism, draws us back into the spellbinding universe of the Owens family with gorgeous prose set against a backdrop of vivid imagery' Marie Claire

'A delightful confection - witty, imaginative, unexpectedly touching' The Times

'Reading an Alice Hoffman book is like falling into a deep dream where senses are heightened and love reigns supreme... I never wanted to awaken' Jodi Picoult

'Hoffman's classy prose imbues this modern fairy tale with bite as well as beauty' Mail on Sunday

'Storytelling is in Hoffman's bones' New York Times Book Review

'Vivid and enchanting... another sublime entry in an arresting series' Esquire

'I got so swept up in this enchanting story' Reese Witherspoon

'A vivid and evocative tale - prepare to be spellbound' Woman

'Full of Hoffman's bewitching and lucid prose and vivid characters, The Book of Magic is ultimately about the very human magic of family and love and actions that echo through generations... it casts a spell' Matt Haig

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“This is not the movie, this is so much better”

Before you start this you need to know one very important fact. The movie is nothing like the book. The characters may be the same but the story itself is very different. The book focuses not only of Sally and... More

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Jamie Barber

“ Close the curtains, turn down the lights and get ready for the witching hour with Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic. ”

Gillian and Sally, the Owens Sisters, take us on a journey to explore life, the magic it holds within and the practicality it often requires. After running away from their colourful childhood with Jet and Frances, the... More

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“Amazing.”

I read this in two halves as I went away and came back, but it didn’t disappoint. One thing, I would recommend watching the film first, if you get too attached to the book you will hate the film, there are... More

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