Love in the Time of Cholera

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Penguin Books, 2008 - Colombia - 348 pages

'One of the greatest love stories I have ever read. It is so beautifully written.'- Oprah Winfrey

Fifty-one years, nine months and four days ago, Florentino's adoring love was rejected by the beautiful Fermina. While she became the model wife to a wealthy doctor, poor Florentino pined for her, and has done so ever since, never finding love or peace as he yearns for the day he can woo her again. When Fermina's husband is killed falling from a mango tree, Florentino seizes his chance to declare his enduring love. But can young love find new life in the twiglight of their lives?

Now a major film - in cinemas March 2008

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3.5 A solid story throughout. I ended up enjoying the first third more than the rest of the book but near the ending the story took hold and brought me to a notable conclusion. Read full review

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Rated: A Love Gabriel Garcia Marquz's imagery. Such a gifted author. Winds you the magic of an epic love story through the back stories of each character. Great read. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on 6 March 1927 in Aractaca, Colombia, and died on 17 April 2014 in Mexico City, aged 87.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for a body of work that includes novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories.

His most famous works include Leaf Storm(1955), In Evil Hour(1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude(1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch(1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold(1981), Love in the Time of Cholera(1985), The General in His Labyrinth(1989), News of a Kidnapping(1996), Living to Tell the Tale(2002) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores(2004).

'Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do.'Salman Rushdie

'Marquez is a retailer of wonders.'Sunday Times

'An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny.'Sunday Telegraph

'An imaginative writer of genius.'Guardian

'The stories are rich and startling, confident and eloquent. They are magical.' John Updike

'One of this century's most evocative writers.'Anne Tyler

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