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22 Five star reviews on Amazon 

YOGA MAGAZINE MAY 2011:”A powerful story full of hope and inspiration”.

PARADIGM SHIFT MAGAZINE FEB 2012 : “This book contains ideas that should be taught in every schoolroom in every country in the world. It is not only a great novel and a riveting read, but also a demonstration of how we learn to create the shell of the title – around our feelings, our intuition, and our ability to connect with other people – and then how to break it down. It is, in essence, a book about communication.

Everyone should read this book. Why not do your bit for the future of humanity, and read it for yourself?”

SPIRIT & DESTINY MAGAZINE: “Spiritual fiction at its best. Full of wit and charm and a style similar to JD Salinger’s classic ‘The Catcher in the Rye, this novel captivates from the very beginning.”

 “Thought-provoking, intriguing and beautifully written.”

“A mirror in words!” 

“Beautifully crafted, very wise”

“Sex, drugs and a rock’n’rollercoaster of a ride!”

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: the art of change
  • ISBN-10: 0953006352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0953006359
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Author: Barry Durdant-Hollamby

About the book

The Breaking of the Shell weaves the teaching of ancient wisdoms into a modern context in classic story-telling style. Like the works of Paulo Coelho which deliver timeless truths, this book brings together the subtle energies of the awakening consciousness of the 21st Century through the sometimes dramatic, sometimes seemingly ordinary life experiences of a middle class Englishman, Alexander Baker.

When a tragedy strikes during an innocent childhood game, 6 year old Alexander’s life is changed forever. It will be many years before the outcome of that day is finally discovered, an outcome only made possible by the destruction of Alexander’s personal world and the humbling experience of opening his heart to the women closest to him. With consequences that will not only help Alexander to heal his deepest wounds, but also engage him in a process that could lead to global transformation, The Breaking of the Shell is a powerful story of our times, filled with hope and inspiration.


From Jo Berry. peace ambassador and daughter of Sir Anthony Berry who was blown up in the 1984 Brighton Bombing:

“I could not put the book down once I started and found I was thinking about the characters for a long time after. They are so real I could identify with them, I got angry with them, I was was inspired by them and felt a strong emotional connection with them. The book is telling a story of transformation, and it does it very well. The people are very real, the writer gives them depth, real emotions and feelings, and when the transformation begins I am totally convinced.

This book deals with the root causes of our inner blocks and insecurities and demonstrates that anything can be restored and transformed. A uplifting book and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a gripping engaging book which has meaning and is inspirational. it is also beautiful written.”


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