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A Vineyard in Andalusia

Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caister and Lorenza Garcia
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ABOUT
THE BOOK

A sweeping historical epic by an author whose novels have sold over 6 million copies worldwide.

  1. A ruined silver-mine owner sets sail from Mexico City to seek his fortune in the New World.

Mauro Larrera has just four months to pay his creditors or his bankruptcy will be revealed and his family’s honour will be in tatters. In magnificent Havana – home to beautiful women and dangerous men who deal in mysterious trades – he gambles what little he has left on what will become the greatest adventure of his life …

A Vineyard in Andalusia is a novel of glories and defeats; of silver mines, family secrets, vineyards, cellars, and splendid cities of faded grandeur; of unexpected passion, and love in the strangest of circumstances.

Once again, María Dueñas’ powerful storytelling and rich historical detail transport us to a faraway time and place, and on an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Maria
Dueñas

Maria Dueñas holds a PhD in English Philology and is currently a professor at the University of Murcia. She has also taught at American universities, is the author of several academic articles, and has participated in various educational, cultural, and editorial projects. She is currently writing her second novel.

Maria Dueñas holds a PhD in English Philology and is currently a professor at the University of Murcia. She has also taught at American universities, is the author of several academic articles, and has participated in various educational, cultural, and editorial projects. She is currently writing her second novel.

ABOUT
THE TRANSLATOR Nick
Caistor

Nick Caistor is a translator, journalist, and author of non-fiction books. He has translated some forty books from Spanish and Portuguese, including those by Paulo Coelho, Eduardo Mendoza, Juan Marsé, and Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, and has twice been awarded the Valle-Inclán prize for Spanish translation. He has presented and produced many programs on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service and is a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian.

Nick Caistor is a translator, journalist, and author of non-fiction books. He has translated some forty books from Spanish and Portuguese, including those by Paulo Coelho, Eduardo Mendoza, Juan Marsé, and Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, and has twice been awarded the Valle-Inclán prize for Spanish translation. He has presented and produced many programs on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service and is a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian.

NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

María Dueñas is the favourite author of Spanish readers and her novels have been acclaimed by literary critics and all of them have been made into movies. In this romantic and historical novel the plot becomes more international, taking place from Andalusia to Mexico (already independent) and Cuba (still Spanish colony) , with the background of the wine trade between Jerez (Cadiz, Spain, birthplace of sherry) and England.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/01/2015
Country
Spain
Original Language
Spanish
Author
Publisher
Scribe
Translator
Nick Caistor
Translation
Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caister and Lorenza Garcia

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