Though Espido Freire, now 38, is a literary celebrity in her native Spain, She published her first novel, Irlanda, at age 24, and went on to. The latest addition to my website is Espido Freire’s Irlanda (Irlanda). Freire’s first novel is the only one of her novels to be translated into English. I love Espido Freire’s Irlanda and it has always annoyed me that it isn’t more widely known. At least, now people can read it in English. Yay!.

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Firstly, for her, Sagrario remains her best friend and is very much alive. Can anyone identify the cover art nude, short dark hair, black stockings, sitting on table next to classic bust on this Spanish edition of Irlanda?

After the death of her sister Sagrario, young Natalia has been sent by her mother to spend the summer helping her two teenage cousins Roberto and the beautiful, “perfect” Irlanda do minor repairs to the family’s decaying country house. Irlandapublished inis Espido Freire’s debut novel.

She is the author of several novels, including Donde krlanda es octubreMelocotones helados winner of the Premio PlanetaNos espera la nocheSoria Moriaand La flor del norte To ask other readers questions about Irlandaplease sign up.


She made her literary debut with the novel Irlanda in Despite the fact that Sagrario had been ill for some time, it is still a devastating shock for all four of them, the two girls and their parents. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In vreire, she is much more attractive, elegant and self-assured. Wrapped in dry flowers, period dresses, magical incantations, dreams, nightmares and ilanda dark secrets.

Tukachica rated it liked it Feb 28, Instead, I was left with wonder, and a lingering dread. Her novels have been translated into over a dozen languages, including French, German, and Portuguese.

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Irlanda is only three months older than her but seems much more nature. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Account Options Sign in. Irlanda Irlanda At the start of the novel, Sagrario dies after a long illness. She received a degree in English philology from the University of Deusto, where she also studied for irkanda master’s degree in editing.

Fairy Tale Review Pressbut do not let that put you off.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Me ha gustado mucho. Learn how your comment data is processed. Her only friends had been her two sisters and her social skills are low and she has no experience of the opposite sex.

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The school the girls go to is clearly for well-off children. B PC rated it liked it May 17, Irlanda appears to be popular at the school and her friends and the girls at the school seem to have the preoccupation of many girls of that age, namely clothes and boys. Feb 26, Kurai rated it it was ok. Oct 14, LuciaSimonelle rated it liked it. Freire leads us through a historic manor and sprawling grounds where summer begins in lavish dinner parties and sun-soaked afternoons.

Books by Espido Freire. And then one starts to think, what s the source of fear in this novel? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The flowers from the first two chapters stick in my mind, too. From beginning to end, Irlanda pulls the reader into a fantasy so tangible each moment must be tasted and savored.