Today’s Free Kindle eBook: Matador
Known as El Bailarín – the dancer – in the bull-ring, Don José commands respect and obedience from those who surrounded him…His first-born son Pepe takes after his father: known for his skills in the bull-ring, he is just as was expected of him and the man he father always wished he’d be. But Don José’s second son, the crippled Miguel, is not so adored. Always the outcast, he soon finds himself going down the route to becoming a priest, knowing he would never be able to be the bull fighter his father was. And Juan, the youngest; the apple of his father’s eye is handsome, but hiding a dark secret…When the opportunity arises for Doña Mercédes to marry her granddaughter Pilár off to none other but the El Bailarín’s son, she grabs it.After all, it is riches these matadors seek and riches is what she has, or so she claims. Don José is captivated by Pilár.Her young innocence calls out to him and since the death of his wife, no other woman has had such an effect. But Pilár is due to marry Pepe and Pepe is not used to this kind of woman.To Juan, however, Pilár is perfect … but will she ever reciprocate his love for her? Matadoris a passionate literary tale set in the heart of Spain. Praise for Marguerite Steen ‘Miss Steen is a superb manipulator of scene, and she makes her places as alive as her people’ – Daily Telegraph‘Rich and enjoyable’ – The Observer‘fine scenes and piquant portraits’ – The Sunday Times‘a vivid narrative’ – Manchester Guardian ‘full of colour and character’ – John o’ London’s Weekly ‘rich, lavish, violent, passionate’ -Evening News Marguerite Steen (12 May 1894 – 4 August 1975) was a British writer. Very much at home among creative people, she wrote biographies of the Terrys, of her friend Hugh Walpole, of the 18th century poet and actress (and sometime mistress to the Prince of Wales) Mary ‘Perdita’ Robinson, and of her own lover, the artist Sir William Nicholson. Her first major success was Matador,for which she drew on her love of Spain, and of bullfighting. Also a best-seller on both sides of the Atlantic was her massive saga of the slave-trade and Bristol shipping, The Sun Is My Undoing. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1951.
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