I Just love this..
“This place is a mystery. A sanctuary. Every book, every volume you see, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens. In this place, books no longer remembered by anyone, books that are lost in time, live forever, waiting for the day when they will reach a new reader’s hands, a new spirit…”
Love both this book and “Shadow of the Wind” , gothic in nature and set in Barcelona they introduced me to the magical idea of the Cemetery of Lost Books. The author has written a sequel to Shadow “The Prisoner of Heaven” and I am eagerly waiting to return to the world of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop. It begins just before Christmas in Barcelona in 1957, one year after Daniel and Bea from The Shadow of the Wind have married.
I have also just found a preview of his next young adult novel – and it sounds just as entrancing, but now I have to wait until to possibly next year to read two new books from one of my favorite authors. I almost wish I hadn’t found out, guess I need to add both to my ever-expanding ‘wish’ list.
Copyright Weidenfield & Nicolson; 1st edition (1 May 2013)