The new novel by Paulo Coelho released in hardback 16th April 2007. Check out the first three chapters of his novel exclusively today on his blog http://en.paulocoelhoblog.com/witch-of-portobello/ and look out for a further four over the coming weeks Author of international bestsellers The Alchemist, Eleven Minutes and The Zahir and one of the worlds best-loved story tellers, Paulo Coelho is back with a gripping and intriguing new novel, The Witch of Portobello. Charting the disappearance of Athena, the novel is pieced together through interviews with those who knew her well, her friends, lovers, parents and those acquaintances who hardly knew her at all, weaving through Romania and Beirut to London, where her life takes a dramatic turn The novel is published in hardback on April 16th 2007. However, in an unprecedented twist on the traditional serialisation of popular novels by Charles Dickens et al, which enabled all people to have access to literature, Paulo Coelho has decided to publish the first seven chapters of The Witch of Portobello on his blog http://en.paulocoelhoblog.com/witch-of-portobello/
Through this controversial decision, Paulo is giving universal and free access to his work, a decision which is especially significant in those countries where his novels have been previously banned.
Further embracing the expanding digital landscape, Paulo Coelho has created a forum on his blog where his readers can meet to discuss his books and ideas, follow his literary and physical journeys, view snapshots from his life and get an exclusive insight into his thoughts.
Taking advantage of the virtual world where everyone is included, Paulo has emphatically entered into the debate on literature online and now you can join him?Paulo Coelho