mrs j a l elliott

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  • Golden Earrings

  • By: Belinda Alexandra
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Catalina, grand-daughter of Spanish refugees, is a disciplined student with the School of the Paris Opera Ballet. Little gets inthe way of her career until the visit of an otherworldly being, who leaves her a mysterious pair of golden earrings. Given a quest, Catalina realises she must explore her own Spanish heritage and makes the connection between the visitor and ‘La Rusa’, a young Andalusian flamenco star. La Rusa died in exile in Paris in 1952, her death ruled as suicide. But as Catalina begins to discover, there were those in the community, who had good reason for wanting La Rusa dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommend!

  • By Nicky on 08-12-13

The cost to families of Spanish civil war

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-12

One of several novels stimulated by Spain's apology in 2007, the survival of traditional Spanish music and dance being part of gypsy culture which was targeted by Franco. Linked to tradional ballet in Paris. Real characters stunning story with ghostly associations

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