Magick in the West End: Stories of the Occult

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Llewellyn Publications, 2005 - Fiction - 177 pages
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 Step inside Malynowsky's Central, a nearly-two-hundred-year-old bookstore teeming with tomes on magick and esoteric lore. Maybe you recognize the young woman sitting in the shop window reading Tarot for customers. That's Kala, who brought us inside a fascinating otherworld of true magick and myth at The Magick Bookshop in Oxford.

Kala continues her urban forays into Qabalah, Witchcraft, and the occult at this not-so-ordinary bookshop on the gritty West End streets of modern-day London. These seven vivid tales are filled with metaphysical happenings and unforgettable characters-including Sam, the sexually-frustrated art student with a heartbreaking past; Shahlia, the Kurdish mother on the run from an abusive husband; and the wise shop owner Mr. Malynowsky, who helps Kala break free from an unhealthy downward spiral that threatens everything dear to her.

Winner of the 2006 COVR Award for Visionary Fiction

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User Review  - Vivienne - Goodreads

I enjoyed this more than The Magick Bookshop feeling that the writing was sharper and that the teachy tendency of the first had lessened. Kala Trobe still did place herself as the main character and ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Kala Trobe (UK) is the main nom-de-plume of Kate La Trobe-Bateman. She is author of the award-winning work of fiction The Magick Bookshop and the new Magick in the West End, a dazzling collection of short stories that brim with imagination and come straight from the theatre-lit, gaudy, blinding, yet, bewitching streets of London's West End - and all seen through the eyes of a magically-minded young and aspiring occultist at one of Londons most well-known esoteric bookshops. Kala Trobe is the author of several works of Llewellyn non-fiction including Invoke the Goddess: Visualizations of Hindu, Greek, & Egyptian Deities, Magic of Qabalah, Invoke the Gods: Exploring the Power of Male Archetypes and The Witchs Guide to Life, and is also published by Random House UK. Ms Trobe currently divides her time between London and Amsterdam.

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