This project is at the research stage, but will develop into five novellas set during 1937-8. The novellas will follow two Welsh women, an impoverished nurse and a wealthy author, who travel to Spain and view the conflict from opposite sides of the war.
The title comes from Dolores Ibárruri, La Pasionaria, who said, “You are history. You are legend. You are the heroic example of democracy’s solidarity and universality. We shall not forget you; and when the olive tree of peace is in flower, entwined with the victory laurels of the Republic of Spain, come back.”
As you know, humour plays a big part in my novels, particularly my Sam Smith novels. I hope this story tickles your funny bone.
I decided to get a pet from the local pet shop. Even though the scorpion had been a bit of a disaster – they’re not big on…
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