The hopes and fears of a resilient woman in the Spanish Second Republic —and the facts that would become history.
October 1934, Madrid. Twenty-five-year-old Enma de Cas- tro is a qualified teacher in search of a job. But finding em- ployment in Madrid is not easy, so she accepts a teaching position at a village school in far-flung rural Galicia where she educates her pupils using novel methods that arouse the parents’ misgivings. She also starts an adult school, which wins her the friendship and confidence of the village women. Her subsequent close friendship with Elias Doval, a learned and sophisticated local union leader, gives rise to idle talk. An encounter with Miguel Figueirido, a rough, widowed peasant who worships his daughter, makes Enma reconsider her decision not to start a family of her own. Meanwhile, the Second Republic is teetering on the brink, and no-one is pre- pared for what is coming. Will Emma overcome her troubles and become the teacher she dreamt of being?
Teresa Cameselle was born in Mugardos, A Coruña. An insatiable reader of everything and in any order, she writes all manner of stories. Teresa is passionate about the cin- ema and travelling.
In 2008 she published her first novel, La hija del consul, which earned her the
Talismán prize for romantic novels. Her tireless efforts have produced such titles as No todo fue mentira, El mapa de tus sueños and No soy la bella durmiente. In 2015 she won the Vergara Prize for Quimera. In 2019 Teresa published her first historical novel, Como el viento de otoño. In 2020 she was awarded the Letras del Mediterráneo prize for Si te quedas en Morella...
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Libros de Seda is a Spanish publishing house based in Madrid, Spain. We are specialized in Women’s Fiction, Mistery/Thriller, Romance and YA.