Author(s): Isabel Allende
From one of the world's best-loved storytellers comes a magical novel of adventure and discovery -- the sequel to Isabel Allende's bestselling City of the Beasts.
'This spellbinding novel, like its predecessor, is storytelling at its best' Mail on Sunday 'Allende again proves her talent for evoking exotic landscapes, spinning tall stories and weaving seductive magic.' Sunday Times 'City of the Beasts is the kind of accomplishment to show readers that there's more to life than Harry Potter.' Literary Review
Isabel Allende was born in 1942, and is the niece of Salvador Allende, who went on to become famous as the elected President of Chile deposed in a CIA-backed coup. She worked as a journalist, playwright and children's writer in Chile until 1974 and then in Venezuela until 1984. Her first novel for adults, 'The House of the Spirits', was published in Spanish in 1982, beginning life as a letter to her dying grandfather. It was an international sensation, and ever since all her books have been acclaimed and adored in numberless translations worldwide.