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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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Irlanda who behaves most like a grown-up makes her play for power. Irlanda by Espido Freire. This is an excellent novel about dealing with growing up and dealing with the death of a loved one, with a sharp edge to it.

Fairy Tale Review Press- Fiction – pages. At least, now people can read it in English. Natalia is one of many recent female characters who use their considerable intelligence, strength and resilience in order to defend their right never to expido up and take responsibility for their own lives. This name uses Spanish naming customs: As a result, the brutalized wife submits to the abuser. Natalia has a herbarium, a collection of pressed plants. Espido Freire dedicated her early years to the study and performance of classical music.

To her, of course, growing up consists of staying espodo child, which parallels what she says in one of the earlier chapters.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Delightful, beautiful, haunting, textured. You need to be a very careful reader to keep track of ilanda information she is trying to conceal and to avoid letting Natalia manipulate you.

And then one starts to think, what s the source of fear in this novel? Email Address never made public. This narrator manipulates her story any way she wishes.

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The apparent simplicity of the writing style, however, conceals a lot of mysteries and hidden revelations. A Pendragon-legenda The Pendragon Legend.

Es uno de mis libros favoritos, sin duda alguna.

Before I tell you about this beautiful book, let me pose a question to you, you intelligent readers. As such, Natalia’s mother decides that in order to help Natalia escape the grief that she must be experiencing, it would be a good idea to spend her vacation off from school with her cousins, Irlanda and Roberto, in a large old house in the country.

Natalia has lost her dear sister Sagrario, and in order to heal her pain their parents send her to the country during the summer. And then to find out that the lending library checked it out for a whole year on my behalf…I felt like I was in heaven. I wish you were my literature student. Email required Address never made public.

Finally, one of my favorite novels has been translated into English! Narrada magistralmente por una joven Espido Freire.


Natalia and Irlanda represent two competing ways of being female. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Interestingly enough, it has been published in English by a publisher I had not heard of before: The writing or rather the translation is done quite well. Just a moment while we freirr you in to your Goodreads account.

You have no idea how happy I am to be reading it. What if the perceptions she gives us of Irlanda really reflect her own fear?

Irlanda by Espido Freire

The three girls share a room. If it has to do with foxglove, then yes. She also speaks of mistakes again, and keeps talking about sleep, which is hard to follow. A novel of beauty, rivalry and cruelty, that shows without mercy the harshest part of feminine mind.

Book ReviewsFairy Tale Adaptations. Freire freirw an excellent story of a girl who cannot fit in. She often goes off on her own and imagines fairy-tale stories and settings, magical places and evil doings. Her sister fades in and out, a ghost that dances and waves from behind oak trees, and like any proper fairy tale, the adults are always away.