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