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Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho
  

Manuscript Found in Accra

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Through a translated 10th century manuscript, based on the words and wisdom of a mysterious man known only as the Copt, Paulo Coelho addresses some fundamental human questions such as coping with defeat, rejection love and loyalty. As with all of his books the story carries much more profound thoughts and advice on the human condition.

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Synopsis

Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho

The incredible new novel from the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Alchemist. July 14, 1099. The city of Accra awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the gates. There, within the city walls, men and women of every age have gathered to hear the words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the townspeople to address their fears with truth, hope and comfort. They begin with questions about defeat and struggle; they contemplate the virtues of loyalty and solitude; and they ultimately turn to questions of beauty, love, wisdom, and what the future holds. What is success? poses the Copt. It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace. Now, centuries later, the manuscript containing the Copt's extraordinary insights on courage, solitude, loyalty and loss has been unearthed from a cave in Cairo.

Reviews

'One of the few to deserve the term publishing phenomenon '
Independent on Sunday

'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.'
The Times

'His writing is like a path of energy that inadvertently leads readers to themselves, toward their mysterious and faraway souls.'
Le Figaro

'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

'An exceptional writer.'
USA Today

About the Author

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho’s life remains the primary source of inspiration for his books. He has flirted with death, escaped madness, dallied with drugs, withstood torture, experimented with magic and alchemy, studied philosophy and religion, read voraciously, lost and recovered his faith and experienced the pain and pleasure of love. In searching for his own place in the world, he has discovered answers for the challenges that everyone faces. He believes that, within ourselves, we have the necessary strength to find our own destiny.

His novel The Alchemist has sold more than 65 million copies and has been cited as an inspiration by people as diverse as Malala Yousafzai and Pharrell Williams. Paulo Coelho’s books have sold more than 175 million copies worldwide. He is the writer with the most followers on social media and is the most translated living author in the world. He has won 115 international prizes and awards, has been a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002 and in 2007 was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Author photo © Xavier Gonzalez

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Book Info

Publication date

28th March 2013

Author

Paulo Coelho

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Publisher

Harper Element an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback

Categories

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ISBN

9780007513925

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