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The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
   

Barcelona 1945: young Daniel Sempere is taken to a fabulous secret library called the Cemetery of Forgotten Books where he is told he must 'adopt' a single book, promising to care for it always. Entranced by his chosen book, The Shadow of the Wind, Daniel begins a quest to find t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781921921704
Barcode 9781921921704
Published 16 December 2011 by The Text Publishing Company
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Ruiz Zafon, Carlos
Translated by Graves, Lucia
Series The Cemetery of Forgotten Books (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9781921921704
ISBN-10 1921921706
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The Text Publishing Company
Imprint Text Publishing
Publication Date 16 December 2011
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook – New edition
Edition New edition
Language English
Translated from Spanish
Author(s) By Ruiz Zafon, Carlos
Translated by Graves, Lucia
Series The Cemetery of Forgotten Books (part: 1)
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Australian
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 863.64
Catalogue Code 274182

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'This is one gorgeous read.' Stephen King

It is 1945 and Barcelona is enduring the long aftermath of civil war when Daniel Sempere's bookseller father decides his son is old enough to visit the secret Cemetery of Forgotten Books. There Daniel must 'adopt' a single book, promising to care for it and keep it alive always. His choice falls on The Shadow of the Wind.

Bewitched, he embarks on an epic quest to find the truth about Julian Carax, the book's mysterious author. Soon Daniel is consumed by strange discoveries about love and obsession, art and life, and how they become entangled within the shadow world of books.

The Shadow of the Wind is a mesmerising love story and literary thriller, which twists and turns and enthralls with its cast of vengeful souls, threatening spectres and innocent hearts.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon was born in Barcelona in 1964 and attended university there. He worked as a screenwriter in Los Angeles for ten years before the publication of his fifth book, The Shadow of the Wind, in 2001. It has been translated into over 40 languages and was a finalist for the Premio Fernando Lara. Ruiz Zafon is now a full-time novelist and regular contributor to the newspapers El Pais, La Vanguardia and El Mundo. He lives in Barcelona.

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'Atmospheric, beguiling and thoroughly readable.' Observer

'A popular masterpiece, an instant classic.' Daily Telegraph

'Utterly unputdownable.' Australian

'Wondrous...intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero.' Who Weekly

'An intoxicating and thoroughly irresistible mix of romance, mystery, gothic horror and melodrama.' Vogue

'I'd like to say more about this superbly entertaining book but don't dare to hint any more about its plot twists. Suffice it to say...anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.' Washington Post

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Author's Bio

Carlos Ruiz Zafon was born in Barcelona in 1964 and attended university there. He worked as a screenwriter in Los Angeles for ten years before the publication of his fifth book, The Shadow of the Wind, in 2001. It has been translated into over 40 languages and was a finalist for the Premio Fernando Lara. Ruiz Zafon is now a full-time novelist and regular contributor to the newspapers El Pais, La Vanguardia and El Mundo. He lives in Barcelona.

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