An intriguing definition of what makes a secret worth keeping – not the secret itself, but those from whom it must be kept.

This gripping book-loving adventure in Barcelona is built on generations of secrets slowly coming to light, releasing people from repeating history so they can live happily.

‘A secret’s worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.’

See also our celebration of this book, complete with a mosaic of illustrated quotations and metaphors.


Source: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind, trans. Lucia Graves (London: Phoenix, 2012), p. 9

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