About this book
A love story set during and after the Spanish Civil War. "I have rarely read a piece of writing so poetic" "Telegraph".
It is the summer of 1936, in the early months of the civil war that engulfed Spain. In a prison in the city of Santiago de Compostela, an artist sketches the Portico de la Gloria. He uses a carpenter's pencil. He replaces the faces of the prophets and elders with those of his Republican inmates.