Three all-time favourites from a bestselling author. The Alchemist is a story with the power to inspire nations and change people's lives. Santiago, a young shepherd living in the hills of Andalucia, feels that there is more to life than his humble home and his flock. One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanised by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The people he meets along the way, the things he sees and the wisdom he learns are life-changing. Veronika Decides to Die is a dramatic story of love, life and death that shows us all why every second of our existence is a choice we all make between living and dying. The story follows Veronika through these intense days as to her surprise she finds herself experiencing feelings she has never really felt before. Against all odds she finds herself falling in love and even wanting to live again… Eleven Minutes is a daring modern fable. A chance meeting in Rio takes Maria to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune, yet ends up working the streets as a prostitute. Eventually, Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter and begins an odyssey of self-discovery, Set of 3 Books: Veronika decides to die, Eleven minutes, The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world. Especially renowned for The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, he has sold more than 85 million books worldwide and has been translated into 63 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France's Legion d'Honneur, Paulo Coelho was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002. He writes a weekly column syndicated throughout the world.