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Encarnita`s Journey

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Price: £6.99£7.99


E-book, E-Book (USA), Paperback

Author Joan Lingard
Rights World English
ISBN 9780749082291
Pages 304
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It is 1920 and the beautiful village of Yegen, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, awakens to a new year and two events that are to change the pueblo for ever: the birth of Encarnita, a beautiful dark-eyed girl; and the arrival of the British writer Gerald Brenan and his string of artistic and literary visitors, including Virginia Woolf, Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington. 

Growing up in Yegen, and taught English by Brenan, the beautiful Encarnita longs for the world outside the small pueblo – the stories Brenan and his friends tell her spark her imagination.  And so begins her long journey, from the Sierra to Edinburgh, where  eighty years after her birth, she will have one last story to tell. 

Exquisitely written, Encarnita’s Journey is a tale as beautiful as its Spanish setting, with touches of true insight into the lives of its literati cast and dark-eyed heroine.


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  1. Abraham-Ajayi Toyin

    I bought Encarnita’s Journey from a scrap book store close to my house. I was walking by and I sighted the store full of books and felt so overwhelmed by which to buy! The cover page however caught my attention and I bought it!
    Encarnita’s character as depicted by Joan Lingard is someone I hope to be described as someday…calm,persevering,decent,brilliant,soul searching,beautiful and honorable.
    When I dropped the book,I was quite shaken for a couple of minutes with the imagination of what could have been had Conal MacDonald found her! They might have lived a great life or otherwise. I think everything in life is well planned n laid out by God and they simply weren’t meant to be.
    I hope to live a great life of love that smells like a beautiful garden! I hope to have better luck than Encarnita. But most of all,during my waiting years in life, I hope to be as patient and perceptive and calm as Encarnita. Thank you Joan! Even though I don’t know you, I know from this book, you’ve got a beautiful mind; and I love you!

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