The Prisoner of Heaven

The Prisoner of Heaven: The Cemetery of Forgotten Books 3

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 11/04/2013
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'This is is explicitly, and joyously, a book about books, about what can be learned from them and what is lost when they are lost' GUARDIAN 'Full of stylish writing, Gothic atmosphere and love letters to 19th-century novels' WASHINGTON POST Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son, and their close friend Fermín Romero de Torres is about to be wed. But their joy is eclipsed when a a mysterious figure with a porcelain hand enters the Sempere bookshop, threatening to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades. His appearance plunges Fermín and Daniel into a dangerous adventure that will take them back to the 1940s - the early days of Franco's dictatorship and the very heart of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. The Prisoner of Heaven is a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge set in a dark, gothic Barcelona, in which the heroes of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game must contend with a nemesis that threatens to destroy them.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781780222851
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm

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The Prisoner of Heaven
Put yourself int he hands of El Maestro...
Carlos Ruiz Zafon has to be one of the greatest writers alive today. His books are full of vibrant energy, and the dialogues between the characters are bri... READ MORE
D J Smith
The Prisoner of Heaven
A new hope...?
First came The Shadow of the Wind, which I can honestly say is one of the most surprising and wonderful books I’ve read this century. Then came The Angel’... READ MORE
The Prisoner of Heaven
Another very fine novel in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. Beautifully written, humorous, suspenseful, menacing, grin inducing, knuckle-biting and ... READ MORE
Nocturnal bibliophile
The Prisoner of Heaven
Entrancing and breath-taking
This is the third book and I am loving it so much! The twists and turns and intrigue are fascinating as secrets are explored and their effects felt, and as... READ MORE
Sue Saunders