"Inglesa e o Marialva" makes the inverse route of Clara Macedo Cabral
Monday, October 15, 2018
Living in England since 2005, Clara Macedo Cabral presents her fifth book in her home country. Livraria Lello is first bookshop to receive the this new novel from book publisher Casa das Letras. The presentation happens October 19, at 18:00, in Livraria Lello, “Living Voices”.
Since her first chronicles novels Há Raposas no Parque (2009) and O Inverno das Raposas (2011), Clara Macedo Cabral also published children books like Lisbon Story (2013), The Last King of Portugal and Maggs (2015). In A Inglesa e o Marialva the author wrote about a real young woman that make the inverse way that she did in 2005 and tried to integrate in Portugal.
The story happens in Chamusca do Ribatejo, a small village between Lisbon and Coimbra, where the fearless and determined Ginnie Dennistoun arrived in a closed, elitist and masculine world of cattle breeding. Its beauty and elegance do not go unnoticed by the arenas full of spectators which form different opinions to the young English girl who had come to take the man's place. How much more a relation with an older man in the Salazar’s dictatorship?
A Inglesa e o Marialva- um amor na arena narra a vida de uma mulher de coragem que, contra tudo e contra todos, incluindo a própria família, venceu os constrangimentos do mundo em que nascera e, nessa viagem, descobriu verdadeiramente quem era.
A Inglesa e o Marialva- um amor na arena tells about a life of a woman of courage who, against everything and everyone, including her own family, overcame the constraints of the world in which she was born and, on this journey, truly discovered who she was.
The book presentation will be in charge of the lawyer Francisco Mendes da Silva and will also have the presence of Casa das Letras’ manager brand, Helena Alves.
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