The Alchemist

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HarperCollins Publishers, 2013 - Alchemists - 224 pages
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A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever.

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book ‚e" a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life‚e(tm)s path and, above all, follow your dreams.

Santiago, a young shepherd living in the hills of Andalucia, feels that there is more to life than his humble home and his flock. One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanised by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The people he meets along the way, the things he sees and the wisdom he learns are life-changing.

With Paulo Coelho‚e(tm)s visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, The Alchemist is a story with the power to inspire nations and change people‚e(tm)s lives.

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Audiobook performed by Jeremy Irons This is Coehlo’s international best-selling classic tale of an Andalusian shepherd boy’s quest to find his own Personal Legend. Santiago is tending his sheep when ... Read full review

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Probably one of the best-known books of recent years, this has been praised and criticised in equal measure. I find it a refreshingly simple antidote to the rush of everyday life: on one level, a ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world. Especially renowned for The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, he has sold more than 115 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 71 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, including the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France‚e(tm)s Legion d‚e(tm)Honneur, Paulo Coelho was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002.

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