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  • Magic Lessons

  • A Prequel to Practical Magic
  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Sutton Foster
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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By: Alice Hoffman
Narrated by: Sutton Foster
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The extraordinary new novel from the author of Practical Magic and The Dovekeepers

We first met the Owens in the glorious novel Practical Magic. We discovered the tragedy of the Owens siblings in Rules of Magic. Now we learn how it all began...with a baby abandoned in a snowy English field in the 1600s. Under the care of gentle Hannah Owens, little Maria learns about the 'Unnamed Arts'. Maria has a gift for them - a gift that may well prove her undoing.

When Maria is abandoned by the man she loves, she invokes the curse that will haunt her family for centuries. Because magic has rules, and they must be followed. This is the lesson that Maria will carry with her for the rest of her life, and pass on to her children and her children's children. 


 

©2020 Alice Hoffman (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

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ABSOLUTELY DIVINE

Beautifully written....Melodiously narratted...... Not a moment of it was lost on me........ l loved it sooooo much l cried when it came to its appropriate completion because l wanted it to never end.....Definitely a wonderful book l would gift my daughter & granddaughter........Without question a book of wisdom from a intuitive heart full of real love....... Thank you Alice for sharing your gift so eloquently with our world........May its blessings never end may all...... both men or women who find your works be forever blessed. 🙏 ✨️ 🙌 💛

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My favourite in the series

My favourite in the series. More gritty, better written and focuses much more on magic. Maria is a wonderful, strong character. I wish the characters in the other books were more like her.

In regard to the narration it would have been nice if the narrator was able to do other accents (such as the British accent) seeing as many of the characters, including Maria, were British or recent migrants from Britain or other parts of Europe. Other than that the narration was excellent.

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Loved it so much x

Ordering next book now! Wonderful story and narration. Recommended, especially if you are a fan of the film Practical Magic!

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Magic Lessons is dare I say magical

Beautifully narrated story with a wonderful array of characters.
Never boring.
A love letter with all the ebb and flow of an old river winding it’s way through life.
Not just magic lessons but life lessons.
I want all the recipes for the different teas. That could be a book of its own.

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This book is a rare gem!

I absolutely adored this book! I could not stop listening and it made me cry because of the true emotion!

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Magical Series

Love the Practical Magic series. This was such a beautiful edition taking us back to how the whole Owens women were cursed. Alice Hoffman has weaved a wonderful, heartbreaking at times story of love, magic, persecution, betrayal & a woman’s right for independence. Your heart will go out to Maria Owens.

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