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After the remains of the Armada hobble back to Spain, an extraordinary document - part diary, part love letter - is discovered on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. When it is translated, it reveals - not treachery nor evidence of Spanish military ambition - but something about the human condition. Love, loss, laughter and the madness of war are all in Tearaght.
Published October 2017 by The Real Press
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This is a puzzling book. On the one hand, there is the story it tells, that is fascinating but not complex to explain and summarise. The book is divided into three parts, and tells the story of two lovers, living in XVI century Spain, both conversos (Jews who converted to Catholicism, although, at least in their case and that of their families, they remain Jews, only they practice their religion in secret, to avoid the Inquisition and the risk of being expelled from the country). The man, ...more
Is war again. Set in 1600's Is Spain, France and England. The main character is Jewish and on a ship to fight. It is never what one thinks. He writes a dairy and instructs his girlfriend left behind to do the same. The book is their diaries. Is a romance in some ways. Struggled due to dialect writing. Thanks to Goodreads.