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Brida [Kindle Edition]

Paulo Coelho
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Praise for Paulo Coelho:

‘An exceptional writer.' USA Today

‘His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.’ Times

‘One of the few to deserve the term “Publishing Phenomenon”.’ Independent on Sunday

‘Coelho’s writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts…he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.’ Daily Express

‘“The Alchemist” is a beautiful book about magic, dreams and the treasures we seek elsewhere and then find on our doorstep.‘ Madonna

‘It’s like music, really, the way he writes, it’s so beautiful. It’s a gift that I envy above all others.’ Julia Roberts

‘A touching tale…Coelho is a beautiful storyteller, and he turns Brida’s tale of self-discovery into a beautiful story.’ London Lite

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Praise for Paulo Coelho: 'An exceptional writer.' USA Today 'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' Times 'One of the few to deserve the term "Publishing Phenomenon".' Independent on Sunday 'Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts!he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.' Daily Express '"The Alchemist" is a beautiful book about magic, dreams and the treasures we seek elsewhere and then find on our doorstep.' Madonna 'It's like music, really, the way he writes, it's so beautiful. It's a gift that I envy above all others.' Julia Roberts 'A touching tale...Coelho is a beautiful storyteller, and he turns Brida's tale of self-discovery into a beautiful story.' London Lite

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 325 KB
  • Print Length: 291 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007274459
  • Publisher: Harper (28 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Z5POYI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,453 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947. He 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 100 million books worldwide and his work has been translated into 67 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France's Legion d'Honneur, Paulo Coelho was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002. He writes a weekly column syndicated throughout the world.

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57 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "I want to learn about magic." 6 Mar 2008
By Brida TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have long been a fan of Coelho's work and have long waited for BRIDA to be published in English, so as soon as this was available I grabbed it. Having now finished it the question of whether it was worth the wait is an inevitable one.

BRIDA is the story of a young Irish woman, Brida, who wishes to learn about magic. At the very beginning of the novel, she meets a Magus from the Tradition of the Sun who teaches her about the Dark Night and who recognises that she does have a gift - he is just not completely sure what that gift is. Yet this marks the beginning of Brida's spiritual journey - to find out what her gift is and what her path shall ultimately be.
This path then leads her to Wicca, a woman who commands respect and stirs emotions within Brida that she does not always understand. Wicca takes Brida on as a student, teaching her the Tradition of the Moon.
So, BRIDA is basically the story of one woman's spiritual journey of self-discovery. Along the way she learns how to listen to the hidden music of the world and how she would be able to recognise her Soulmate. Brida also discovers that, as for anyone embarking upon a journey of self-discovery, the things that she experiences and learns have an effect upon not just her but those who are close to her. This, as Coelho tries to empart, is the nature of such a journey - once you have found the right path, to see it to the end and fulfill your destiny is not always an easy ride.

For fans of Coelho's work, BRIDA should be an enjoyable read. For those who have never encountered his work before, BRIDA may be somewhat of a disappointment. As with much of Coelho's work, the reader gets out what they are willing to put into their reading experience.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Could be for you 2 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback
It's difficult to know whether to recommend this book or not. I'm sure many people will love it and quite a few will hate it. Coelho's books are very much about the message rather than the story, which is just a vehicle. If you are looking for a story with lots of action and events, this will not be for you, as not a great deal happens.If you want an accurate account of either witchcaft or Ireland, you are likely to be disappointed. If you want to know how to find your soulmate, this won't help much, either (basically, it seems that they have a light in their eyes and a point of light above their left shoulder, if you are trained enough to see it).
Some people have described this book as inspiring, though, and it is easy to see why. The book puts forward interesting messages about life and love. Those with some interest in spirituality will find much to think about, and many find in Paul Coelho's books instances which reflect or explain spiritual experiences that they have had themselves - and that can inspire. Those who think they have already found their soulmate will find either confirmation or food for thought. Those who believe there is more to life than just the moment, that there is some sort of purpose to it, will undoubtedly find something here and you certainly don't need to be into Wicca or sympathetic to it's ideas (which a lot of Wiccans, it seems, feel are misrepresented here anyway).
So, approach this as stimulus material, and you are unlikely to be disappointed. Most people know something about Paul Coelho and will have an opinion about whether they will like his books, and they are usually right. For those who like this genre, this book will entertain and may inspire.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No Depth 24 Mar 2011
By Leaf
Format:Paperback
This was the first novel I have read by Paulo Coelho. I was drawn to it by the interesting storyline; unfortunately that's all it has going for it. This is not good literature - neither the characters nor the plot have any depth to them. This will be the last Coelho novel I read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brida 1 Mar 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
paulo coelho is a great story teller. I always learn something about myself from reading his books.
this story about Brida was a great experience for me as i am on a similar journey to the charater.

I always enjoy reading Paulo's books and couldn't put it down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT 13 Feb 2011
By Maggie
Format:Paperback
Im totally in love this book. I enjoyed every page of it. classic Paulo's story: magical, spiritual, encouriging to follow your path. I mean if you like Paulo you've probably already read it or you HAVE TO read it!!! It's beyond beautiful ;)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story - beautifully written 22 Oct 2012
By Elaine
Format:Paperback
I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who is working along their spiritual path. I recently stumbled on to Paulo Coello's books. This is the fifth one I have read this year Unlike any other author - I love his work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Read 24 Dec 2010
Format:Paperback
A friend recommended this book as she knows I like all things 'Spiritual' and it was like reading about myself. Loved it; his books are a fabulous read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a beautiful book, if understood. 28 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback
at first I was a bit bored by this book, found it hard to get into, I can't remember at what point it grabbed me but after that I didn't put it back down, this is not a book for the cynical, it must be read with an open mind. but now I have read it I believe every word, and the beauty in which it is written had me in tears.
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It was sent quickly and the book was perfect. Really good book. Very thought provoking. Loved reading it and then continued reading more of his books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a lovely book
I am really enjoying reading this book,with its bit of humor. The book reminds me of what life is about. which is I had forgotten.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I really enjoyed this book, following the spiritual journey of brida, Paulos simple but genius story telling captures your imagination from beginning to end.
Published 3 months ago by Sarah
4.0 out of 5 stars Much more than a love story
Like all Coelho books, Brida deals with undercurrents in life and not just everyday adventures. This is about a girl named Brida searching for a deeper understanding of Witchcraft... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lisa Maynard
2.0 out of 5 stars Rather Dark
I had expected something spiritual and uplifting. Instead, the story progresses into rituals, witchcraft, and just didn't feel nice to me. Not my cup of tea at all.
Published 3 months ago by lisa m
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This book doesn't even look is a second hand book.
The condition and packaging are brilliant.
It's going to be a present, I think the person won't even notice that's a... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Susana Pereira
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