Blogs in October 2020

All Yours 20th October 2020

Inés is convinced that every wife is bound to be betrayed one day, so she is not surprised to find a note in her husband Ernesto’s briefcase with a heart smeared in lipstick crossed by the words “All Yours”....

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Captains of the Sands 16th February 2020

A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia. They call themselves ‘Captains of the Sands’, a gang of orphans and runaways who live by...

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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon 27th July 2019

When Gabriela came to the Brazilian town of Ilhéus, things would never be the same again … In 1925, the town’s cacao plantations are flourishing and progress reigns, but Nacib the Arab’s most desperate worry is that his cook...

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The Violent Land 1st January 1970

A tale of greed, love and redemption – 2 families are in the midst of an internecine war over a cacao plantation in the north-east of the country. It is the vivid nature of writing and description that makes...

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Bahia Blues 1st January 1970

Since the arrival of Gringa, everything has been going wrong. Maria Aparecida, the queen of the slums, has disappeared: one-eyed Tonio has stopped singing: Ze and Manuel are feverish and Mama Lourdes the clairvoyant can only predict bad news....

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