Intense Professional Marquesa

Intense Professional Marquesa

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As the 19th century writes its final chapters, change cannot come to Spain fast enough. GaudíÂs architecture, SorollaÂs paintings, Ramon y CayalÂs scientific breakthroughs, and Blasco IbáñezÂs writings are matched with illness epidemics, poverty, inequality and conservative landowners still reigning supreme.In Valencia, Mireya de Centelles y Aragon, the sixth Marquesa de Valencia, holds a Happy New Year 1885 ball at her husbandÂs palace, to raise funds for earthquake victims in SpainÂs south. But Mireya is unlike the other women of the Spanish nobility; the daughter of a Spanish Duke and a French Princess, she is a botany student at Valencia University, the only woman in her field. When Mireya meets an architect, Tiago Ríbera Herestoza, who is new to the city after studying in London, an idea is born.Mireya, married off at 15 to a nobleman twice her age, and Tiago, a middle-class man of esteemed education, have more in common than imagined. Both have a treasury of secrets and dreams that clash with their position within the class system. With TiagoÂs London life threatening his future, and pressure on Mireya to produce the next generation of noble-blooded Valencians, all the couple can embark on is an Âintense professional relationshipÂ. But one glass of tainted champagne could alter MireyaÂs 400-year-old noble family line foreverÂshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 18mm | 336g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514717824
  • 9781514717820