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Question by the reader : Laura

Author: Paulo Coelho

My question to you is this: in the prologue you speak of how you had spoken to a lady who had told you her story and that you had based the story on her.. is this true? was there really a “Brida”? Is the character based on a person you really knew?

Indeed, this character is a real . Of course, some of the parts of the book are metaphors of my own journey in this life. But Brida exists and provided me with the starting point for this story.

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