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The Judge’s Wife

Isabel Allende

‘Nicolas Vidal always knew he would lose his head over a woman.’

Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor

Nicolas Vidal always knew he would lose his head over a woman. So it was foretold on the day of his birth, and later confirmed by the Turkish woman in the corner store the one time he allowed her to read his fortune in the coffee grounds. Little did he imagine though that it would be on account of C…


Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born in Chile in 1942. She is a prolific writer, widely translated, whose works include a short-story collection, Stories of Eva Luna (1989), and the novels The House of the Spirits (1982), Inés My Soul (2006) and, most recently, The Island Beneath The Sea (2010).

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Translated by Nick Caistor

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