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Magic Lessons

(2020)
(The prequel to the Practical Magic series)
A novel by

 
 
The extraordinary new novel from the author of PRACTICAL MAGIC and THE DOVEKEEPERS

We first met the Owens in the glorious novel Practical Magic. We discovered the tragedy of the Owens siblings in Rules of Magic. Now we learn how it all began... with a baby abandoned in a snowy English field in the 1600s. Under the care of gentle Hannah Owens, little Maria learns about the 'Unnamed Arts'. Maria has a gift for them - a gift that may well prove her undoing.

When Maria is abandoned by the man she loves, she invokes the curse that will haunt her family for centuries. Because magic has rules, and they must be followed. This is the lesson that Maria will carry with her for the rest of her life, and pass on to her children and her children's children. 

PRAISE for ALICE HOFFMAN

‘Beautiful, harrowing, a major contribution to twenty-first century literature’
Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate in Literature, on The Dovekeepers

 ‘I am still reeling from The Dovekeepers – from the history Alice Hoffman illuminates, from the language she uses to bring these women to life. This novel is a testament to the human spirit and to love rising from the ashes of war. But most of all, this novel is one that will never be forgotten by a reader.’
Jodi Picoult

‘In her remarkable new novel, Alice Hoffman holds a mirror to our ancient past as she explores the contemporary themes of sexual desire, women’s solidarity in the face of strife, and the magic that’s quietly present in our day-to-day living. Put The Dovekeepers at the pinnacle of Hoffman’s extraordinary body of work. I was blown away.’
Wally Lamb, author of She’s Come Undone

 ‘Alice Hoffman takes seemingly ordinary lives and lets us see and feel extraordinary things.’
Amy Tan

‘Miss Hoffman heals wounds with the gentle touch of an angel’
Joseph Heller
 
 

Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 2021 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic
Author(s): Alice Hoffman
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Title: Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic
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2020 : Leather Bound
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October 2021 : UK Paperback

Title: Magic Lessons: A Prequel to Practical Magic
Author(s): Alice Hoffman
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Title: Magic Lessons: A Prequel to Practical Magic
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October 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic
Author(s): Alice Hoffman
ISBN: 1-79711-124-8 / 978-1-79711-124-7
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Title: Magic Lessons
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Magic Lessons: A Prequel to Practical Magic
Author(s): Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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October 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Magic Lessons: A Prequel to Practical Magic
Author(s): Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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October 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Magic Lessons: A Prequel to Practical Magic
Author(s): Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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October 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Magic Lessons: A Prequel to Practical Magic
Author(s): Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Scribner UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic
Author(s): Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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