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5 Books . . . To Put A Little Magic In Your Life

The nights are drawing in and the days have grown cold, so let TTR’s top five Magical Realism books brightened up your Winter . . .

  1. Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson
    Set in the 17th century, this is a story about love and sex; lies and truths; and twelve dancing princesses who lived happily ever after, but not with their husbands.
  2. The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter
    Classic Carter and heady with cultural icons and feminist symbolism. A coming of age story set in a fantastical toyshop overseen by the pathological Uncle Philip.
  3. The Master and Margherita by Mikhail Bulgakov
    Satirical fantasy that remained unpublished in its author’s home country of Russia for over thirty years. Watch out! The Devil’s coming to Soviet Moscow.
  4. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship on the Pacific a solitary lifeboat contains the only survivors: the 16-year-old Pi, a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a 450-pound tiger.
  5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    A circus that arrives without notice and yet contains the most fantastical displays you will ever see. At its heart there is a secret and a battle between a magician’s apprentice and a sorcerer’s daughter.

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3 thoughts on “5 Books . . . To Put A Little Magic In Your Life

  1. I could not get on with The Magic Toyshop whatsoever, I would recommend some Italo Calvino instead but that’s just me bewing picky. Life of Pi is great though.

    Posted by StetotheJ | November 14, 2012, 9:22 PM
  2. I know that feeling, there is never enough time. It was my first Carter book and I had to give up but hopefully it has gone to someone who appreciates it more. You are in for a treat with Calvino, each book is stylistically different so it makes life more fun.

    Posted by StetotheJ | November 15, 2012, 5:05 PM

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