Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 12/02/2015
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Beautiful, but terrifying!
A beautiful Gothic horror story set in old Barcelona, with a touch of romance, drama and mystery. With Zafon's poetic and beautiful imagery, he takes you o... READ MORE
Bee at Cardiff


We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine . . .In May 1980, 15-year-old Óscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in the old quarter of Barcelona. For seven days and nights no one knows his whereabouts . . .His story begins in the heart of old Barcelona, when he meets Marina and her father German Blau, a portrait painter. Marina takes Óscar to a cemetery and at 10 am, a coach pulled by horses appears. From it descends a woman dressed in black, her face shrouded, wearing gloves, holding a single rose. She walks over to a gravestone that bears no name, only the mysterious emblem of a black butterfly with open wings. When Óscar and Marina decide to follow her they begin a journey that will take them to the heights of a forgotten, post-war Barcelona, a world of aristocrats and actresses, inventors and tycoons; and a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets.From the bestselling author of THE SHADOW OF THE WIND comes a haunting gothic mystery - now an international BookTok sensation.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781780224268
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 230g
  • Dimensions: 201 x 130 x 24 mm

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This was picked up entirely on a whim (okay so the staff at the bookstore 'talked' me into it) and I was so glad I did. This is a superbly dark Gothic tale... READ MORE
Marina is a graceful, suspenseful, characterful story
Marina is the fourth and last of Carlos Ruiz Zafon's novels for Young Adults and was written in 1997. Marina is translated to English by Lucia Graves and w... READ MORE
Anne Cater