A Barcelona Heiress




      A Barcelona Heiress
A historical detective story set against the social and political tumult of 1920s Barcelona and based on the real events of the end of a dazzling era In the decade before the Spanish Civil War, Barcelona is on the verge of boiling over Pablo Vilar, a well connected young lawyer and journalist, meets several mysterious people who seem to hold clues to what is brewing in the city The diverse cast of characters includes an assaulted cabaret artist, an anarchist leader, the city s new autocratic civil governor, and a beautiful, wealthy countess their destinies all bound by invisible ties While the city both touches its zenith and peers into the abyss, Vilar guides us through a labyrinth that leads from the caverns of Montju c, home to paupers and outlaws, to the high society parties in the gardens of Horta Based on documents from the author s family archives, and called an irresistible read by Carlos Ruiz Zaf n, author of The Shadow of the Wind, A Barcelona Heiress provides a fresh perspective on a complex and dramatic period. New Download [ A Barcelona Heiress ] author [ Sergio Vila-Sanjuán ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Sergio Vila Sanju n b 1957 , one of Spain s best known cultural journalists, is the coordinator of the Cultura s supplement of the newspaper La Vanguardia Vila Sanju n has published several books on journalism and was commissioner of the Barcelona Year of the Book and Reading in 2005 His first novel, A Barcelona Heiress, inspired by historic events and by his discovery of a manuscript by his grandfather, received enthusiastic reviews and is currently being translated into several languages.

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  • ebook
  • 318 pages
  • A Barcelona Heiress
  • Sergio Vila-Sanjuán
  • 23 October 2018
  • 1453264000

10 thoughts on “ A Barcelona Heiress

  1. Lorina Stephens says:

    Sergio Vila Sanjuan s A Barcelona Heiress has all the ingredients for a great novel, following in the tradition of early 20th century writers such as F Scott Fitzgerald and John Steinbeck There is the hotbed of political unrest during the Crown supported dictatorship of General Miguel Primo de Rivera, anarchis...

  2. Viviane Crystal says:

    Barcelona, Spain is on the verge of Civil War in the 1920s The story of this multi layered conflict is narrated by lawyer and journalist, Pablo Vilar He s a man who in the name of both careers attempts neutrality in the conflicts but also a man who is constantly being swayed by partisan characters who want him to write articles favoring or defending one side against the other side While he is not influenced that much, what he sees and hears is worthy of our attention, for it is the stuff of Barcelona, Spain is on the verge of Civil War in the 1920s The story of this multi layered conflict is narrated by lawyer and journalist, Pablo Vilar He s a man who in the name of both careers attempts neutrality in the conflicts but also a man who is constantly being swayed by partisan characters who want him to write articles favoring or defending one side against...

  3. Lara Kleinschroth says:

    From and ARC sent by Netgalley for reviewSpanish history is rich and complex and here the author focusses on a time we hear little about the early 1920 s, a time of civic and cultural unrest, a dozen years or so before the Civil War This particular story is based on the life of the author s own grandfather, taken from notes he left Pablo Vilar is a lawyer and journalist, in a unique position to observe all sides and help those he can without taking sides, while battling to maintain his own From and ARC sent by Netgalley for reviewSpanish history is rich and complex and here the author focusses on a time we hear little about the early 1920 s, a time of civic and cultural unrest, a dozen years or so before the Civil War This particular story is based on the life of the author s own grandfather, taken from notes he left Pablo Vilar is a lawyer and journalist, in a unique position to observe all sides and help tho...

  4. Douglas says:

    An excellent read for those who love this great city The tensions leading up to Franco s dictatorship are written clearly and in first person The fact my late father in law, Dr Francisco Merino, was bo...

  5. Antonio Iglesias says:

    Interesante novela sobre los a os 20 en Barcelona El protagonista es Pau Vilar, un abogado y periodista mon rquico Un d a la artista de variet s Maria Nilo le pide que la defienda en un caso en que fue agredida por 3 hombres A trav s de ell...

  6. Diane says:

    I was totally without clue about this time period It took me a bit to get into the story, but then I was hooked.

  7. Carles Muñoz Miralles says:

    Novela muy interesante para entender la Barcelona de los a os 20 desde un punto de vista distinto al habitua normalmente se nos habla desde el punto de vista obrero o de los cabarets en cambio, aqu usa el at pico punto de vista de la patronal, del hombre rico y reaccionario que ve las reivindicaciones obreras como poco m s que una abominaci n, y junto con l vamos descubriendo las luces y sombras de los anarquistas, de las mujeres de vida alegre y de la gente bien Eso s , la trama da poco de Novel...

  8. Naomi says:

    Read my full review In 1920 s Spain, which is on the cusp of Civil War, the living differences between the rich and the poor are glaring and those with their own agendas are manipulating the system Simmering beneath the surface is someone murdering individuals whom have been found innocent of their crimes by the courts Narrated from the perspective of Pablo Vilar, an attorney and journalist, who is always being manipulated from the interest groups wanting their Read my full review In 1920 s Spain, which is on the cusp of Civil War, the living differences between the rich and the poor are glaring and those with their own agendas are manipulating the system Simmering beneath the surface is someone murdering individuals whom have been found innocent of their crimes by the courts Narrated from the perspective of Pablo Vilar, an attorney and journalist, who is always being manipulated from the interest groups wanting their own stories told, and loves an heiress, who seems to be able to mix with all these groups flawlessly Is the heiress all she seems to be or is there something much deeper under the surface My rating 2.5 StarsMy opinion Although the premise of the story was interesting to me and the description of the setting was superb, I couldn t connect to any of the characters and found them to be written...

  9. The Lit Bitch says:

    I really liked the setting I thought the high society and gritty underworld worked well together That mixture really highlighted the mystery and added a great contrast to the era I am not very familiar with Spanish history or social structure during this era and I thought some of the facts were a little lost on me There were a lot of references to predominant figures in Spain during this era and I found myself struggling to remember who was who and what their function was I think I would I really liked the setting I thought the high society and gritty underworld worked well together That mixture really highlighted the ...

  10. Melisende says:

    The author assumes the readers familiarity with the subject matter as a given Had the author provided a short background to this story, then the fictional narrative would have madesense As it was, the execution was lacking as there was no real connection between na...

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