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As I am writing for various magazines and a newspaper on the Costa. I feel I should share the information with all the members who do not have access to these articles and columns. Some are informative and some are just fun.

Rosalinda Powell fox, daughter of the Raj and Spain
16 July 2009 @ 12:17

 

A woman has not lived, unless she has been loved and hated, envied and talked about
Japanese proverb used by Rosalinda Powell Fox in her book.
 
I have been lucky enough to have spent many hours talking, asking questions and passing many a warm afternoon in the shade of the flower scented patio at the home of this great aristocratic and beautiful woman who passed away at the enviable age of ninety six.
Rosalinda daughter of the Raj spent most of her youth in India where she married at the tender age of 16.   After given birth to her only child Jonny, she developed bovine tuberculosis. Diagnosed as incurable her husband lost interest in his ailing wife and with a pension of 30 pounds a month she rejoined her family in Britain.  Her mother and sisters concerned for her feeble health sent her to Switzerland to be treated by a family friend and well known doctor. Strapped to her bed with her small son by her side and a typewriter gently resting on her chest, she began to write her enchanting book later to be published under the title “The Grass and the Asphalt” Bored and jaded Rosalinda called her medic and posed the question about her life expectancy.  ‘Seven to eight years if you stay in bed’  ‘Bring me my clothes she ordered’ and in 1935 headed to warmer climates.  Spain and Portugal would be more beneficial for her delicate health.  With the intimidation of her mortality always present she began her mysterious adventures.
Whilst attending the German Olympics in 1936 she met the then Spanish military attaché in Berlin, Colonel Juan Luis Beigbeder who would later become her lover and subsequently minister for the exterior in the Government of Francisco Franco.  Her relationship with this interesting man, many years her senior was to have serious repercussions on Rosalinda’s life.  During World War II Franco suspected her of spying for the British.  Britain took the opposing view and she was refused entry into Gibraltar.  Undeniably she had a great influence on Col. Beigbeder, one of the motives for which Franco had Beigbeder put under house arrest in Ronda. Rumour has it that Churchill stated ‘the war might have taken a very different course where it not for Rosalinda’ Spain had courted the Axis powers during Franco’s rule. Rosalinda was also arrested in Morocco by the French when she alleged that she was an unwilling witness to the French army’s intention to invade the Spanish zone. It leaves little to the imagination as to why this robust voyager had driven miles to the French area on a road hardly fit for donkeys.
This most unusual and valiant lady was indeed a bizarre sight driving around Spain in a Rolls Royce. She also spent time in the famous cafes of Madrid frequented by members of Franco’s government and high society.    She travelled to Portugal when it became too dangerous for anyone implicated with the regime to stay in Spain. There she was known to have collaborated with the American intelligence services.
With the end of the war, Rosalinda headed to Guadarranque where she bought a property to await the release of her cherished Juan. Here he would live out the rest of his life enjoying the views across the bay to his much beloved Africa.  Their personal house was built and the interior refurbished with exquisite carved wood from their residence in Tetuan. To this day it had been rather painful for me to have learnt that the present habitants of the property have removed some of these wooden panels.                     
On the shore of the bay of Gibraltar, this little haven comprised of several chozas (huts) where few locals resided. Rosalinda immediately ordered the building of brick houses, which to this day have the British bulldog above their entrances.  She also had a small wall erected to prevent the river flooding the village and planted many trees. This articulate personality planned and spoke about her plans for a book about her existence in this locality.   Unfortunately she was never to write the book and to this day the facts relating to her life and properties, in what is still a small hamlet are obscured by intrigue and mystery. But this is another story
 

 



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73 Comments

Maria Duenas said:
17 July 2009 @ 20:24

Your entry is such a wonderful susprise!


I am the author of a recently published novel in which Rosalind Fox is one of the main characters along with her lover Juan Luis Beigbeder. The book´s tittle is EL TIEMPO ENTRE COSTURAS, and the publisher TEMAS DE HOY.


I am EXTREMELY interested in finding out about Rosalind's life beyond her relationship with Beigbeder. In fact, right now I'm cooperating with an Andalusian journalist in a piece about her.


Should you be willing to share your memories of Rosalind with us, we would be both delighted and grateful.


Please, say yes!




Maria Duenas said:
17 July 2009 @ 20:43


I think I forgot to leave my e-mail address regarding Rosalinda Fox's previous message:

mduena@telefonica.net

Thanks a lot for your interest,

Maria


More said:
19 July 2009 @ 22:22

Hola Myra

That was amazing reading. I have just Googled for more & found a lot written down the page in here. You & Maria may enjoy reading it.

http://islandmomma.wordpress.com/books/



More said:
19 July 2009 @ 22:26

Just realised Maria has commented a few times in the comments part at the bottom on http://islandmomma.wordpress.com/books/
Apologies, I missed seeing them.


Ian Gill said:
01 November 2009 @ 20:30

Dear Myra
With reference to The Grass and the Asphalt I have a photocopy of the front and back cover and believe the original manuscript is apparently somewhere to hand. Currently looking into Rosalinda's history would appreciate any help. Your Sincerely Ian Gill (ian@horizontallyinclined.com)


Niece said:
24 January 2010 @ 20:50

What fun to see so much interest in my dear old aunt. I loved her very much and often visited her.


myra cecilia said:
24 January 2010 @ 22:19

Hello Niece. I am not sure whether we met at your dear Aunts funeral. Please contact me.


Paloma said:
20 October 2010 @ 22:40

Hi,
Thanks a lot for this interesting review about Rosalinda Fox. I was just trying to find some more information, after reading the wonderful book by María Dueñas .... Rosalinda´s story seems to be amazing, although I had never heard of her before till I found María´s Book. I would be very interested in finding more information about such a brave woman.

Thanks María as well, for writting such an awesome book. I highly recommend it. I saw your comments above, what a pleasant surprise!.

Paloma from Madrid.


Paloma said:
20 October 2010 @ 22:40

Hi,
Thanks a lot for this interesting review about Rosalinda Fox. I was just trying to find some more information, after reading the wonderful book by María Dueñas .... Rosalinda´s story seems to be amazing, although I had never heard of her before till I found María´s Book. I would be very interested in finding more information about such a brave woman.

Thanks María as well, for writting such an awesome book. I highly recommend it. I saw your comments above, what a pleasant surprise!.

Paloma from Madrid.


Myra Cecilia said:
20 October 2010 @ 22:50

Hello Paloma.

Thank you for your kind comments. María Dueñas book is a pleasure to read. As you are aware her books has been highly claimed and rightly so. Rosalind had written a book in English titled 'From the Green to the Ashphalt. It has never been translated into Spanish and I feel it is a loss to both Spanish history and so many interested readers such as yourself.


myra cecilia said:
20 October 2010 @ 22:53

Hello Paloma.

Thank you for your kind comments. María Dueñas book is a pleasure to read. As you are aware her books has been highly claimed and rightly so. Rosalind had written a book in English titled 'From the Green to the Ashphalt. It has never been translated into Spanish and I feel it is a loss to both Spanish history and so many interested readers such as yourself.


Paloma said:
21 October 2010 @ 20:59

Hi Myra,

yes, I learnt about that book by Rosalind Fox yesterday when I tried to find out more about her and her interesting life. So I wish I had the chance of read it sometime.

About ' El tiempo entre costuras ' I really hope there´s an English translation avalaible soon, as I am going to recommend it to all my British friends, that, without a doubt, are going to enjoy it as much as I did, I am certain.

Cheers,

Paloma.




Noa said:
17 February 2011 @ 14:05

I just finished reading "tiempo entre costuras" and i must say that finishing it makes me feel like if i´ve forgotten something,there´s emtyness. I really liked the story it just took me 3 days to start and finishing it, I couldn´t stop. But to be a good critic reader i must say that the last 6 or 7 pages happen extremly fast, too fast for a reader who also would like to know more about Gonzalo Alvarado y Dña Candelaria.
I recomend the reading.
lactuca_sativas@hotmail.com


Helga said:
02 May 2011 @ 21:37

Having read Maria Duena's book, I would like to purchase Rosalind Powell Fox' book "From the Green to the Asphalt", I found her a very fascinating character. Amazon.uk does not seem to offer this book. Does anybody know where it can be
purchased ??
Thank you in advance for any advice


Michela said:
03 June 2011 @ 17:12

Hi to everyone!
Does anyone know the date of birth, or in alternative, the date of death of Rosalinda?
Thanks in advance,

Michela


Angela said:
15 June 2011 @ 19:31

Try searching for her book under the title: "The grass and the asphalt"
Paperback: 259 pages
Publisher: J. S. Harter and Associates
Language: English
ASIN: B00393DFAM



myra cecilia said:
15 June 2011 @ 21:50

Hello Michaela. I will find her date of birth in her book and refresh my memory about her death. I was at her cremation but not good with dates. Will find out and do prompt me.


myra cecilia said:
15 June 2011 @ 21:52

Hello Michela. I will find her date of birth in her book and refresh my memory about her death. I was at her cremation but not good with dates. Will find out and do prompt me.


chloe from guadarranque said:
21 June 2011 @ 22:11

hi i knew Rosalinda as a child and am only now coming to appeciate the chance i had. however i have been anable to find her book anywhere and would like to read more about her life, is there anywhere you know where i can find it. you would be so much help


myra cecilia said:
16 July 2011 @ 23:32

Hello Chloe. I wonder if you are the lovely young girl I once met at Rosalinda's house. The person I met is Spanish and was about to be married and live in one of Rosalinda's house. My email. myra@costaadvicebureau.com






Ana said:
03 August 2011 @ 00:20

Hello,

I've sust finished reading Maria's book and I was looking as well for information about Rosallinda. What a fascinating woman! I loved the story. A great subject developped very well.
I am a writer myself so I want to make one comment about the book: the characters speck all in the same way. They have the same oral rythm. They looked like eachother from this point of view and this is dull. But Maria is a great writer and I would like to read something else written by her.




Olga Santana said:
15 October 2011 @ 03:25

Dear Maria Duenas
I have just read your book "El tiempo entre las costuras" and I liked it so much. I'm half Russian half Portuguese married to Brazilian diplomat. At the moment? we live in Montevideo. It may be a coincidence, but I learned the period of Spanish history, which You are describing in Your book, when I was a student of Moscow State University. My teacher was a Spanish lady who was brought ro Russia in 1937, when she was a child. My Mom had a Spanish fiance called Florial Ramon Casanellas who was a Republican pilot and died in action in 1937.
Best regards,
Olga Santana
P.S. I speak Spanish/


Sonia said:
08 November 2011 @ 17:48

The American edition of "The Time in Between" is coming out today, November 8. The U.K. version may have already been published, but if not, it should be coming out at the same time.


Dietre Hayford said:
06 January 2012 @ 20:42

Hello- I would very much like to read The Grass and the Asphalt but I can't find it anywhere. Does anyone have any idea how I can get it?


myra cecilia said:
06 January 2012 @ 21:39

Dietre. I have lost two signed copies by lending out. Still luckily have a copy. Only 1000 were printed.


Try Amazon for second hand Copy. Email me if you wish.


Dietre Hayford said:
09 January 2012 @ 16:33

Hello- I would very much like to read The Grass and the Asphalt but I can't find it anywhere. Does anyone have any idea how I can get it?


eva said:
14 January 2012 @ 23:44

yo soy de guadarranque conoci a esta señora y en la pagina,memorias de guadarranque tenemos una foto de ella.


Carolyn said:
01 February 2012 @ 13:04

I have just finished reading Maria's book. In Australia it is published under the name "The Seamstress" When I purchased the book I hadn't heard of Maria or Rosalinda. I think it is one of the most interesting books I have ever read and will keep it because I am sure I will read it aain and again.

Thank you for the information you have provided - I enjoyed reading a bit more about her. I am hoping to visit Spain in June this year and I think now having read the book Madrid will have a different meaning for me. I an hardly wait.


carole said:
03 February 2012 @ 17:35

Dear Maria Duenas,

I loved The Time in Between, and hated for it to end. It left me wanting to know what happened to these characters(and real persons) after the war...hopefully, you have a sequel in the works...

Thank you for a wonderful book.
I will be waiting for your second novel.





Gabriela Mendelsohn said:
06 February 2012 @ 23:17

I have just finished reading Maria Duenas's book 'The Seamstress' after not being able to put it down. i was absolutely fascinated by the plot and characters and immediately researched Rosalinda who i found a particular draw.
the information has been great so far and would love to get more.
i was also wondering if there is a follow up to the book?


Colina said:
19 February 2012 @ 22:34

I just finished reading The Time In Between and really enjoyed it. I too was interested in learning more about Rosalinda Fox and pleasantly surprised to see that she spent the end of her life in Cadiz, where I lived for 5 years. I would love to read her book, The Grass and The Asphalt, but it seems that it's impossible to find. Does anyone know how we can track it down?


Viji said:
25 February 2012 @ 03:04

I am reading The Seamstress as I type this and it is one of the nicest books I've read! I too find Rosalind Fox to be intriguing and would love to read more about her. Thank you Maria for a lovely read and for transporting me to a different time and place.


audrey kilpatrick said:
03 March 2012 @ 05:13

I too loved the book of Maria Duenas Time in Between - did not want it to end! and would love to know more about Rosalinda Fox - where is her book available?


audrey kilpatrick said:
03 March 2012 @ 05:20

I too loved the book of Maria Duenas Time in Between - did not want it to end! and would love to know more about Rosalinda Fox - where is her book available?


Ioana said:
16 March 2012 @ 09:13

Thank you for the review about Rosalinda Fox, she's such an interesting character in the book and I wanted to know more about her. In Romania the book by Maria Duenas was published under the title "The Love Stories of the Seamstress", and I am half way into reading it and I just love it.


Geoffrey Henny said:
29 March 2012 @ 02:42

I just finished reading "the Time in Between" by Maria Duenas. I love it. My sister lives in Spain and my mother in Portugal. I plan to send them the book. Of course like the other people writing here I am now fascinated with all the characters in the book and will take great pleasure in finding out about them. Thank you Maria for a wonderful piece of work which has given me great pleasure.


Donna said:
16 June 2012 @ 03:38

I am currently reading The Time In Between upon the recommendation that it involves the SOE (Britain's Special Operations Executive servie of WWII). How delighted and surprised I was to find it is set in Madrid (soy Hispana) and Morocco (a favorite country). Dueñas writing is painstakingly descriptive which adds to the enrichment of the reader; in some instances it adds to the suspense of the story. I am thrilled to know that Rosalinda was a real person and shall seek to read her story next...


rosa garcia said:
19 June 2012 @ 00:56

I finished readind El tiempo entre costuras yesterday and I'd love to read "The grass and the asphalt" by Rosalinda Powell Fox. I work in Sotogrande, where she seemed to have many friends and her memories were published. any help?


Sandra said:
27 June 2012 @ 16:47

The seamstress was a wonderful read & would make a wonderful movie


Megan Cullen said:
17 July 2012 @ 18:32

I just finished racing through "The Time in Between," staying up 'til three and four in the morning for the past two days. What strong women characters Maria Duenas (sorry, can't add the accent/tilda) depicted in her novel. Yes, I too was taken with Rosalinda Fox (amazed to discover she was an actual person!) and was so happy to find this site and to read fellow readers' comments. A woman who simply could have become a shallow, vain "wife of" or "mistress of" rose above her (mainly) privileged circumstances and devastating health issues to care deeply about helping others less fortunate, and apparently, from the comments I've read post-novel, this empathy carried into her older years as well. Thank you for introducing my daughters and me to this unforgettable woman. May we all learn lessons from Rosalinda.


Kathe said:
02 August 2012 @ 03:45

i've been reading this book on and off all day and can't imagine sleeping before I get to the end. I'm thrilled to discover that it is based on REAL
People and will do more research about them and their time in history.
Churchill's effort to develop info networks was brilliant. k from california


Andrea Nogues said:
26 September 2012 @ 22:55

I also ended up on this page after reading Maria Dueñas' book and wanted to find out more about Rosalinda, what a great book! great story! all those true facts mixed with fictional characters, i absolutely loved it couldn't stopped reading, I will definately be reading Ms. Fox's book as well, loved the book Maria!! great work! can anyone recommend a book of this style? I will be checking out more of hour books as well Maria


Myra Cecilia said:
03 October 2012 @ 20:06

Hello Nancy. Thank you so much for this message on my blog. I have been searching for your Aunt. So sorry to hear she is no longer with you. Please can you send me an email please on myra@costaadvicebureau.com or info@costaadvicebureau.com. Regards, Myra.


Nancy Jaffe said:
03 October 2012 @ 23:54

My aunt, Jane Strong Harter, published The Grass and the Asphalt for her friend, Rosalinda Fox, in 1997. Jane pre-deceased Rosalinda, dying in 2001. Less than a week ago my mother-in-law recommended The Seamstress to me and when she started to describe it I told her I knew Rosalinda (I had met her in Spain in 2000.) She was very surprised, but then I produced my copy of The Grass and The Asphalt and loaned it to her to read! She will share it with her book group in Pennsylvania next week. I do not have the original manuscript but I can check with my cousins as we have my aunt's papers here in the USA, if you are interested. I look forward to reading The Seamstress soon.


Myra Cecilia said:
04 October 2012 @ 06:30

Hello Nancy. It was such a pleasure to have made contact with you. I will email you later today. Take care now. Regards,
Myra.


Sudee Jacquot said:
20 October 2012 @ 23:02

Maria Duenas, Just finished the Time in Between and absolutely loved it. Have lived and worked in Spain, France and several African countries with my French husband. We have done humanitarian relief work for decades and currently live in Ashland, OR. Add me the the list of readers looking for "The Grass & the Asphalt".


Myra Cecilia said:
20 October 2012 @ 23:33

Hello Sudee. As to not confuse anyone. This blog is actually my personal blog on the Eye on Spain website. It was a pleasure that Maria Dueñas commented on the blog in the early days whilst she was writing her wondeful book. I am sure she may still have time to peruse the site as she will be receiving emails regarding the posts. This note is to anyone who may be disappointed to not receive a response. Regards.


Katie Kazoo said:
16 November 2012 @ 10:54

I was so enchanted with The Seamstress and the portrait of Rosalinda Fox, it is difficult to find information about her. I was delighted to find these comments, and also see Rosalinda's niece has written.
I am interested in visiting places Rosalinda lived, in particular to Guadarranque where she retired with Juan. I'd like to visit some parts of Morocco and Lisbon too. Has anyone any particular place to suggest where she spent time, which meant something to her?

Also, there is only one portrait type image of Rosalinda online, the one from the front cover of her book, are there any other images of her to be had/viewed, particularly during the 1930s and 40s. Was she a tall lady?

I would be so obliged if anyone with small details could share or send to me at: bealbinn@gmail.com.

X Kate


Jean A Lewis said:
03 December 2012 @ 14:05

the Seamstress what a wonderful book, and Rosalinda, wow what a character,
to discover she was a real person was a welcome surprise.
I regard this writer as a master of her trade and hope I can find other books of hers that have been translated into English.
I look forward to a film of this novel, but who to play the two women, now there is a question. My choices are all dead.


Jean A Lewis said:
03 December 2012 @ 14:05

the Seamstress what a wonderful book, and Rosalinda, wow what a character,
to discover she was a real person was a welcome surprise.
I regard this writer as a master of her trade and hope I can find other books of hers that have been translated into English.
I look forward to a film of this novel, but who to play the two women, now there is a question. My choices are all dead.


Jean A Lewis said:
03 December 2012 @ 14:06

the Seamstress what a wonderful book, and Rosalinda, wow what a character,
to discover she was a real person was a welcome surprise.
I regard this writer as a master of her trade and hope I can find other books of hers that have been translated into English.
I look forward to a film of this novel, but who to play the two women, now there is a question. My choices are all dead.


Myra said:
03 December 2012 @ 15:29

Hello Jean. Have you had the pleasure of reading Rosalinda's own book (though difficult to get a copy now) 'The Grass and The Asphalt'


Jacqueline Perry said:
06 December 2012 @ 17:43

I have just finished reading The Seamstress, absolutely wonderful and felt compelled to find out more about Rosalind Fox. I have so enjoyed reading everyones comments on your blog. There will be hundreds of us trying to find her book, The Grass and The Asphalt!
My surprise at finding Alan Hillgarth in Maria Dueñas book was immense as I live in Menorca and he played a big part in Menorcan history when the civil war ended and a Republican Menorca surrendered to the Nationals. He was responsible for saving some 415 military and civilian republicans by helping them escape off the island on the British cruiser "The Devonshire". They were taken to Marseille, France and left in the refugee camps on the South coast of France. This was in February 1939 and yes, another story. So it goes on and on. The Menorcan people never forgot Alan Hillgarth and paid honour to him many years later. I have copies of Top Secret letters signed by him sent back to London from Madrid during those terrible post civil war years. Enough said and thank you Myra for your excellent write up about Rosalind Fox.


Jean A Lewis said:
07 December 2012 @ 10:07

The only copy of Rosalindas book that I could trace is over fifty pounds,
my local library has put a trace on it.
Question is, is it worth reading?, being a wonderful woman does not mean she is a great writer.
Perhaps a biography of her would make an interesting project for some one?


Jean


Meghann Wandrocke said:
06 February 2013 @ 01:03

Our book club just finished The Time In Between an loved it! We were all curious to learn more about Rosalinda Fox! I would recommend it to anyone. I hope that Maria Duenas is planning on writing more novels.


Rena said:
19 March 2013 @ 07:16

I too have been trying to track down The Grass & the Asphalt. It is available as an antiquarian book through Amazon at about $200. It would be great if it could be re-published - either as a paper "proper" book or electronically by scanning & selling through Kobo or somewhere else. I would gladly pay, as the subject is fascinating - but not $200.


nanette walker said:
03 June 2013 @ 21:55

When I started reading Maria Duenas' book The Seamstress I couldn't put it down and now to my delight I found out that not only Rosalinda was a real person, she lived a long life against the odds.
Wonderful to know she and Colonel Juan Beigbeder reunited after the war and had I hope some very happy years together.
Thank you ms Duenas, for many happy hours of reading!


Paula Carvajal said:
05 June 2013 @ 02:19

I have also extremely enjoyed Maria Dueñas' book and must admit it was a surprise to find out the characters on the book were real! I am so interested in finding out more about them; specially Alan Hillgarth and Rosalind Fox - I honestly thought they were pure fiction. I am now trying to find Rosalind's book, if anyone has happened to find it?? Please. Any further information on Alan Hillgarth and Rosalind Fox will be very much welcome. Thank you everyone.



Sue Meehan said:
09 June 2013 @ 04:51

Just finished "The Seamstress" and enjoyed it immensely. Upon reading the bibliography wanted to know more about the various characters mentioned. Very happy to read that Rosalinda lived to a ripe old age, especially with her health issues. Also that she and Juan got together after the war. I also felt that the book finished off too quickly in a few pages considering how long the story was. Would also like to join the list of readers for Rosalinda's book.


Carol Scoville said:
14 June 2013 @ 23:52

I saw the book, The Time in Between in a book store. I have a great interest in WWII history. Four of my dad's brothers served in that war. Several of his cousins and a brother-in-law did also. My mother is of German and French descent. Her grandparents came Germany in the late 1800's. I was asked when I was in elementary around 1945 or '46 which country my grandparents came from. My mother wouldn't tell us. She said we were supposed to say we are "Americans." Thus began a great curiosity of finding out all about my roots on both sides of my family.


Thomas Rees said:
26 June 2013 @ 17:12

Dear Myra Cecilia,

There is a reference to a quote by Churchill saying that the war would have been very different without Rosalinde Fox. Do you know where this comes from? I'm not far from the Public Records Office in Kew, London, and would love to investigate.

Thomas Rees - rees48@hotmail.com


Pat said:
15 July 2013 @ 18:26

Loved 'the Seamstress' - thank you Maria Duenas. Now adding my name to the list of people (by now, probably thousands) of people who want to read Roselinda's book. On amazon, currently quoted at over $300, so won't be buying. Could the publishers re-issue, I wonder?


Pat said:
15 July 2013 @ 18:33

Oops! - apologies - should be 'Rosalinda'.


Pat said:
15 July 2013 @ 18:51

just checked Amazon site - 1 copy of 'The Grass and the Asphalt' for sale at $750!!!


Yassi C said:
23 July 2013 @ 03:53

I purchased Maria Duenas's The Time In Between at the airport returning from a Spain and Portugal vacation. I also like so many others enjoyed reading it a great deal specialy after visiting some of the places she describs in her book. I also thought all the characters are fiction untill I read the author's notes at the end of the book. Like so many others, I immediately started searching for Rosalinda in Wikipedia and found this page! I also am very interested in reading her book and finding more about her. Ms. Duenas's book is captivating and I could not put it down either. I am confused though, about the time Sira spends in Lisbon with Da Silva and particularly attending his party with the Germans. If she did not speak Portuguese nor German, how did she manage to figure out what she heard or how was she able to communicate with the Portuguese wives of mine owners? It is mentioned repeatedly in the book that Spanish is the only language she speaks! Did I misunderestand it?


Maria Massiou said:
02 August 2013 @ 12:59

Greetings from Greece.... Thank you Myra Cecilia and Maria Duenas for sharing Rosalinda's story with us. When studying history, we often focus on dates and events -- your work reminds us of the real people involved.



Ruth said:
12 August 2013 @ 02:33

Antena 3 made a mini series about the book, more info here http://www.antena3.com/series/el-tiempo-entre-costuras/


angiiiii said:
26 October 2013 @ 12:03

MARVELLOUS INDEED.... I own and reluctantly need to sell my copy.
It is an uncorrected proof by the great lady herself, and contains a post it note to the editor JS Harter, 8 pages in Chapter 5 are repeated, and a further small correction. Rosalinda signed this too.
The book is in marvellous condition, and sure to please, almost mint.
You can find this on etsy.com shop is Aaaaaantique.
I sell to support Antequera's waifs and stray cats and dogs, so it's not for personal gain.
Just an English lady doing her bit which I think Rosalinda would approve of ! Several photos on this site of the condition etc.
Hope this helps someone achieve their hunt for this amazing book.


angiiii said:
26 October 2013 @ 12:08

Apologies, I also meant to leave my email
angiemharper2@aol.co.uk, should additional info be needed.


ana mosca said:
29 November 2013 @ 10:48

Loved the book and I am now enjoying a Spanish TV series based on the book which I watch on my laptop in Sydney where I am spending some time. Good production and beautiful clothes.


Casey Ann said:
27 December 2013 @ 05:00

Do you know what happened to her son?


myra cecilia said:
27 December 2013 @ 12:57

Casey Ann.I am afraid Johnny died and Rosalind outlived him.



Vane1604 said:
29 April 2014 @ 16:35

Hi, during my vacations last year in Spain I have watched the antena 3 version "el tiempo entre costuras", the tv show was amazing and I have continued watching the series in my country (Argentine). Also, I have read the Maria Dueñas´s book. Someone could send me a copy of Rosalinda´s book? I have been trying to find it in several web sites and I couldn´t find it, tks! vml1604@gmail.com


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