Menna van Praag lebt in Cambridge. Und ihre Romane spielen dort, freilich ein etwas anderes Cambridge, voller Magie.
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Since her parents‘ mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta’s dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta’s charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passers-by, but the colourfully vibrant racks of beaded silks, delicate laces, and jewel- toned velvets hold bewitching secrets: With just a few stitches from Etta’s needle, these gorgeous gowns have the power to free a woman’s deepest desires.
Ein magischer Kleiderladen. “Personally I would describe Van Praag’s novel as the modern fairytale of the 20th century, complete with magic and a fairy-godmother. The magic within the pages of this story wove around me infusing it’s spell, once I begun I was hooked and found I couldn’t wait to find a spare five minutes to continue reading.” (Leserin) (34 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 263 Seiten noch günstig?
After Alba Ashby suffers the Worst Events of Her Life, she finds herself at the door of 11 Hope Street, Cambridge. There, a beautiful older woman named Peggy invites Alba to stay, on the house’s usual conditions: she’ll have 99 nights, and no more, to turn her life around. Once inside, Alba sees that 11 Hope Street is no ordinary place.
Ein Haus der Hoffnung. “From the very first paragraph I was hooked, believing entirely in the house and its inhabitants, past and present. It’s warm and inspiring, thoughtful, wise and if you’re needing a little hope in your life just now, please do yourself a massive favour and read this book, with a mug of creamy hot chocolate and ginger snap biscuits!” (Leserin) (189 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 319 Seiten noch günstig?
In a forgotten nook of Cambridge a little shop stands where thousands of sheets of beautiful paper and hundreds of exquisite pens wait for the next person who, with Clara Cohen’s help, will express the love, despair and desire they feel to correspondents alive, estranged or dead.
Magische Schreibwaren. “I loved everything about this whimsical book that is so magical and wistful. I would love to receive one of the hope filled letters that know the darkest corners of your soul and say exactly what you need to hear.” (Leserin) (40 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 247 Seiten noch günstig?