The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

by Emily Croy Barker

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The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic Synopsis

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic is a sparkling romantic adventure. When Nora Fischer stumbles, quite literally, into a magical world where everyone is glamorous and life is one long party, she's immediately captivated. What she doesn't realise, because everything is such fun, is that there's a darker side to her new friends. In fact, it's only after she agrees to marry the charismatic, masterful Raclin that she discovers she's a prisoner in this new world. If Nora is to escape, then she has just one hope: the magician Aruendiel. And if she can also persuade him to teach her the art of real magic, then she might just be able to return home. Is that what she wants, though? Aruendiel has a biting tongue, a shrouded past and no patience, so there's no way Nora could be falling for him...Is there? A dark fantasy fairy tale ideal for fans of Twilight, The Time Traveller's Wife and Stardust, The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic is the magical adventure of the year. A graduate of Harvard University, Emily Croy Barker has been a magazine journalist for more than 20 years. She is currently executive editor at The American Lawyer magazine. The Thinking Woman's Real Guide to Magic is her first novel.

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic Press Reviews

A marvellous plot, clever dialogue, and complex characters distinguish The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic. With the intimacy of a classic fairy-tale and the rollicking elements of modern epic fantasy, Emily Croy Barker's delightful debut will sweep readers into another world. Fun, seductive, and utterly engrossing, this wonderful tale of magic and adventure is a perfect escape from humdrum reality -  Deborah Harkness, bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches

 

To read The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic is to enter a lush, fantastical dream filled with beauty and strangeness, love and cruelty, playfulness and gravitas. Emily Croy Barker has crafted a wholly imaginative and witty debut novel that is unlike any I've read  - Sara Gruen, author of Water For Elephants


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ISBN: 9781405913096
Publication date: 31/07/2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405913096
Publication date: 31st July 2014
Author: Emily Croy Barker
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 576 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Emily Croy Barker

Emily Croy Barker spent almost twenty years as a journalist. A graduate of Harvard University, she is currently the executive editor at The American Lawyer magazine, where she oversees international coverage. She lives in New Jersey. The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic is her first novel.

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