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Popular fiction Books burn badly

  • By Manuel Rivas
  • Price: £9.99
  • ISBN: 9780099520337
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 27/09/2021 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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On 19 August 1936 Hercules the boxer stands on the quayside at Coruna and watches Fascist soldiers piling up books and setting them alight. With this moment a young carefree group of friends are transformed into a broken generation. Out of this incident during the early months of Spain's tragic civil war, Manuel Rivas weaves a colourful tapestry of stories and unforgettable characters to create a panorama of twentieth-century Spanish history.

For it is not only the lives of Hercules the boxer and his friends that are tainted by the unending conflict, but also those of a young washerwoman who sees souls in the clouded river water and the stammering son of a judge who uncovers his father's hidden library. As the singed pages fly away on the breeze, their stories live on in the minds of their readers.

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Series Popular fiction Title Books burn badly
Subject Spanish Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date February 2011 Authors Manuel Rivas
Binding Paperback Pages 560
Size(mm) 129x198 Weight (gms) 205
ESB Code 56155 ISBN 9780099520337
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 27/09/2021 if you order today
  Price £9.99

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