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The Breaking of the Shell

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The Breaking of the Shell weaves the teaching of ancient wisdoms into a modern context in classic story-telling style. Like the works of Paulo Coelho which deliver timeless truths, this book brings together the subtle energies of the awakening consciousness of the 21st Century through the sometimes dramatic, sometimes seemingly ordinary life experiences of a middle class Englishman, Alexander Baker.

When a tragedy strikes during an innocent childhood game, 6 year old Alexander's life is changed forever. It will be many years before the outcome of that day is finally discovered, an outcome only made possible by the destruction of Alexander's personal world and the humbling experience of opening his heart to the women closest to him. With consequences that will not only help Alexander to heal his deepest wounds, but also engage him in a process that could lead to global transformation, The Breaking of the Shell is a powerful story of our times, filled with hope and inspiration.


PREDICTION MAGAZINE "Reminiscent of international bestseller Paulo Coelho's works, Barry Durdant-Hollamby has managed to capture the process whereby facing our deepest and darkest wounds, we are often able to undergo profound and inspirational change. A real page-turner."

SPIRIT & DESTINY MAGAZINE: "Full of wit and charm and a style similar to JD Salinger's classic 'The Catcher in the Rye, this novel captivates from the very beginning."

FEELGOOD MAGAZINE:"For anyone struggling with difficult circumstances in their own life, this book will illustrate how everything happens to us for a reason. This is a book which convincingly deals with the fabric of the universe and the great mystery of coincidence and consequence."

YOGA MAGAZINE: "An excellent book - The Breaking of the Shell is a powerful story filled with hope and transformation."

PARADIGM SHIFT MAGAZINE:"This book contains ideas that should be taught in every schoolroom in every country in the world. It is not only a great novel and a riveting read, but also a demonstration of how we learn to create the shell of the title - around our feelings, our intuition, and our ability to connect with other people - and then how to break it down. Everyone should read this book."

KINDRED SPIRIT MAGAZINE: "Hard to put down..."


Used availability for Barry Durdant-Hollamby's The Breaking of the Shell

Paperback Editions

February 2010 : UK Paperback

Title: The Breaking of the Shell
Author(s): Barry Durdant-Hollamby
ISBN: 0-9530063-5-2 / 978-0-9530063-5-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: the art of change
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Breaking of the Shell
Author(s): Barry Durdant-Hollamby
Publisher: The Art of Change
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA