Spanish Crossings

Spanish Crossings #2020

Spanish Crossings Spanish Crossings is an epic tale of love politics and conflict with the yearning but elusive possibility of redemption A woman s life has been cast in shadow by her connection to the Spanish Civil
  • Title: Spanish Crossings
  • Author: John Simmons
  • ISBN: 9781911331681
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Spanish Crossings is an epic tale of love, politics and conflict, with the yearning but elusive possibility of redemption A woman s life has been cast in shadow by her connection to the Spanish Civil War We meet Lorna in Spain, 1937 as she falls in love with Harry, a member of the International Brigade who had been at Guernica when it was bombed Harry is then killed inSpanish Crossings is an epic tale of love, politics and conflict, with the yearning but elusive possibility of redemption A woman s life has been cast in shadow by her connection to the Spanish Civil War We meet Lorna in Spain, 1937 as she falls in love with Harry, a member of the International Brigade who had been at Guernica when it was bombed Harry is then killed in the fighting and Lorna fears she might have lost her best chance of happiness Can she fill the void created by Harry s death by helping the child refugees of the conflict She finds a particular connection to one boy, Pepe, and as he grows up below the radar of the authorities in England their lives become increasingly intertwined But can Lorna rely on Pepe as he remains deeply pulled towards the homeland and family that have been placed beyond his reach Coming through the war, then the post war rebuilding, Lorna and Pepe s relationship will be tested by their tragic and emotive history.
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    Powerful story of love and hope set around the Spanish Civil War and laterLorna is the main character, a strong young woman who falls in love with Harry, a member of the International Brigade scarred by his experience of the bombing of Guernica Harry is then killed and Lorna is bereft and throws herself into helping children evacuated from Spain to the UK The author s research is impeccable with much detail on the civil war itself, but also the support and political groupings back in the UK.The [...]

    I have come to the conclusion that John Simmons is a natural storyteller his books are intricate and meaningful and he continues to amaze me with his latest novel, Spanish Crossings His previous novel, Leaves, was one of the first books I reviewed when I first started my blog in 2015 and I consider it to be among my favourite books of the 21st Century Spanish Crossings is completely different to Leaves, in that it is based on real events The Spanish Civil War, however, John Simmons has woven a b [...]

    Spain 1937 and Lorna a young woman falls in love with Harry who is a member of the International Brigade and who returns to fight in the Spanish Civil War after seeing at first hand the horrific bombing of Guernica Lorna later finds out that Harry is then killed Has Lorna s chancing of lasting happiness now gone Spanish Crossings by John Simmons is a deeply moving and exceptional novel of love and hope when all seems lost In historical writing this is up there with the best A novel based on true [...]

    I enjoyed this for the history, especially regarding the evacuation of the Basque children I also found the ending poignant But I think the novel would have been stronger if it were about a third shorter Full review Spain s civil wars Court of Lions Spanish Crossings annegoodwin.weebly 1 post

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