Practical Magic

Practical Magic


As children, sisters Gillian and Sally were forever outsiders in their small New England town, teased, taunted and shunned for the air of magic that seems to sparkle in the air around them. All Gillian and Sally ever wanted was to get away.

And eventually they do - one marries, the other runs as far from home as she can manage.

Years later, however, tragedy will bring the sisters back together. And they'll find that no matter what else may happen, they'll always have each other. An enchanting tale of love, forgiveness and family, Practical Magic is beloved of readers of all ages.

Our Review

For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in town.

As an avid bookworm I try to always read the book before I see the film but in the case of Practical Magic I didn’t realise there was a book. Unfortunately, I think the film was so good that it ruined my enjoyment of a very good book.

I couldn’t read about Sally and her husband without hearing ‘This Kiss’ in my head and I have to admit I felt her relationship with the detective was very rushed but I probably wouldn’t have felt that without the images from the movie in my head.

Having said that I still loved the book. Alice Hoffman is a masterful writer. Sally and her girls, Gillian and the aunts are all larger than life characters and they make the book worth reading.

There is such a wealth of detail in this book and it is easy to see why it was made into a film.

Wonderful book.

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