The Book of Magic - The Practical Magic Series 4 (Hardback)Alice Hoffman (author)
Bewitching, haunting and lyrical, The Book of Magic delivers a stunning conclusion to Alice Hoffman’s bestselling Practical Magic series about a family with an otherworldly legacy and a centuries-old curse shaping their fate in matters of the heart.
The stunning, unforgettable conclusion to the beloved Practical Magic series.
For centuries, the Owens family has been cursed in matters of love. When beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the sound of the deathwatch beetle, she knows that it is a signal. She has finally discovered the secret to breaking the curse, but time is running out. She has only seven days to live.
Unaware of the family's witchcraft lineage and all it entails, one of the young sisters of the new Owens generation has fallen in love. As the curse strikes once again, her love's fate hangs in the balance, spurring three generations of Owens to venture back to where it all began and use their gifts to break the spell that has marked all their lives.
But doing so threatens to destroy everything the family has fought so hard to protect. How much will they give up for the greatest gift of all?
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 28 mm
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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“The Book of Magic”
This book marks the end of the Practical Magic series. A series I have really enjoyed, once I found out it was a book before it was a film. A film that actually really did the book justice so, in a minority there! So,... More
“Beautiful and Enchanting Tale”
The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman
I give this book 4.5 stars
For centuries, the Owens family has been cursed in matters of love.Unaware of the family’s witchcraft lineage and all it entails, one of the young... More
“Enchanting conclusion to the magical Owens family saga”
“Some stories begin at the beginning and others begin at the end, but all the best stories begin in a library.”
My thanks to Simon & Schuster U.K. Scribner UK for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘The Book of Magic’ by... More
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