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Menna van Praag - Author

About the Author

Menna Van Praag is a freelance writer, Oxford graduate and chocolate aficionado. A magnificent insight by her mother, Vicky, led to a three-day experience of enlightenment, from which Men, Money & Chocolate was born. This is her first book. Menna currently lives in Cambridge with her husband, Artur, a gourmet genius, and their son Oscar. For updates, recipes, articles, life-coaching and more go to: www.menmoneyandchocolate.com

 

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The Sisters Grimm

The Sisters Grimm

Author: Menna van Praag Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of sisters Grimm on Earth. You may well be one of them, though you might never know it. You think you're ordinary. You never suspect that you're stronger than you seem, braver than you feel or greater than you imagine. But I hope that by the time you finish this tale, you'll start listening to the whispers that speak of unknown things, the signs that point in unseen directions and the nudges that suggest unimagined possibilities. I hope too that you'll discover your own magnificence, your own magic . . . This is the story of four sisters Grimm - daughters born to different mothers on the same day, each born out of bright-white wishing and black-edged desire. They found each other at eight years-old, were separated at thirteen and now, at nearly eighteen, it is imperative that they find each other once again. In thirty-three days they will meet their father in Everwhere. Only then will they discover who they truly are, and what they can truly do. Then they must fight to save their lives and the lives of the ones they love. Three will live, one will die. You'll have to read on to find out who and why...

The Sisters Grimm

The Sisters Grimm

Author: Menna van Praag Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

'Vividly drawn, evocative and complex, The Sisters Grimm is both absorbing and beautiful - a great achievement' Bridget Collins, bestselling author of The Binding There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of sisters Grimm on Earth. You may well be one of them, though you might never know it. You think you're ordinary. You never suspect that you're stronger than you seem, braver than you feel or greater than you imagine. But I hope that by the time you finish this tale, you'll start listening to the whispers that speak of unknown things, the signs that point in unseen directions and the nudges that suggest unimagined possibilities. I hope too that you'll discover your own magnificence, your own magic . . . __________________ This is the story of four sisters Grimm - daughters born to different mothers on the same day, each born out of bright-white wishing and black-edged desire. They found each other at eight years-old, were separated at thirteen and now, at nearly eighteen, it is imperative that they find each other once again. In thirty-three days they will meet their father in Everwhere. Only then will they discover who they truly are, and what they can truly do. Then they must fight to save their lives and the lives of the ones they love. Three will live, one will die. You'll have to read on to find out who and why...

The Patron Saint of Lost Souls A magical story of getting your heart's desire...

The Patron Saint of Lost Souls A magical story of getting your heart's desire...

Author: Menna van Praag Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Jude is the owner of a unique antiques shop in Cambridge. She makes it her mission to match cusomers with the special something that they are missing, a talisman to bring them what their heart desires. Unfortunately, Jude's life is not overflowing with the love she wishes for. However, when she 'inherits' a niece that she never knew existed, doubling her meagre family overnight, Jude's life is soon set to get a lot less lonely and a lot more interesting. Viola is a single-minded perfectionist whose only heart's desire is the position of Head Chef at one of Cambridge's most prestigious restaurants. But when Viola keeps bumping into a widower, Mathieu, she begins to discover that there's more to life beyond the kitchen.

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Author: Menna van Praag Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2017

In a forgotten nook of Cambridge a little shop stands where thousands of sheets of beautiful paper and hundreds of exquisite pens wait for the next person who, with Clara Cohen's help, will express the love, despair and desire they feel to correspondents alive, estranged or dead. Clara knows better than most the power a letter can have to turn a person's life around, so when she discovers a cache of wartime love letters, she follows them on the start of on a profound journey of her own.

The Witches of Cambridge

The Witches of Cambridge

Author: Menna van Praag Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

The Cambridge University witches have been meeting for as long as the university has been around - over 900 years - they meet mainly to discuss books, though they do so on the roofs of the colleges and they drink hot chocolate while up there. The members are limited and selective, only those invited can join. In 2014 this includes Kat (a great spell-caster and professor of mathematics), George (a professor of Classics & all-round witch who seems to have no special skills), Amandine (retired French Literature professor and psychic, Kat's mother) and Noa (student of history - who sees people's secrets and can't help but say them). Cosima, Kat's sister, is the chef/owner of Gustare, the best cafe in Cambridge, where they group meets every month. Cosima is also a witch and, when she begins casting spells to attract a mate (being desperate to conceive) everything starts to go wrong - she sets off a chain of events that turns each of the witches' worlds upside down.

The Dress Shop of Dreams

The Dress Shop of Dreams

Author: Menna van Praag Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2015

Since her parents' mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta's dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta's charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passers-by, but the colourfully vibrant racks of beaded silks, delicate laces, and jewel-toned velvets hold bewitching secrets: With just a few stitches from Etta's needle, these gorgeous gowns have the power to free a woman's deepest desires.

The House at the End of Hope Street

The House at the End of Hope Street

Author: Menna van Praag Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2015

After Alba Ashby suffers the Worst Events of Her Life, she finds herself at the door of 11 Hope Street, Cambridge. There, a beautiful older woman named Peggy invites Alba to stay, on the house's usual conditions: she'll have 99 nights, and no more, to turn her life around. Once inside, Alba sees that 11 Hope Street is no ordinary place. Past residents include Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Parker, and Agatha Christie, who all stayed there when they, too, had lost hope. With the house's help, Alba decides to risk everything - and embarks on a journey that may even save her life.

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