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Carpenter's Pencil

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It is the summer of 1936, the early months of the agonising civil war that engulfs Spain and shakes the rest of the world. In a prison in the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela, an artist sketches the famous porch of the cathedral, the Portico da Gloria. He uses a carpenter's pencil. But instead of reproducing the sculptured faces of the prophets and elders, he draws the faces of his fellow Republican prisoners. Many years later in post-Franco Spain, a survivor of that period, Doctor Daniel da Barca, returns from exile to his native Galicia, and the threads of past memories begin to be woven together. This poetic and moving novel conveys the horror and savagery of the tragedy that divided Spain, and the experiences of the men and women who lived through ti. Yet in the process, it also relates one of the most beautiful love stories imaginable.

Product code: 9780099448464

ISBN 9780099448464
Publisher Vintage Publishing
No. Of Pages 176
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS12
In a prison in Santiago de Compostela, an artist sketches the famous porch of the cathedral. He uses a carpenter's pencil. Instead of reproducing the faces of the prophets on the sculptured portal, he replaces them with the faces of his fellow Republican prison inmates.