In Place of Splendour by Constancia de la Mora

With an introduction by Soledad Fox Maura

In Place of Splendour by Constancia de la Mora

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ISBN 978-1-913693-07-7

Cover design by Ivana Nohel

Constancia de la Mora was the grand-daughter of Antonio Maura, who had served under Alfonso XIII as Prime Minister of Spain. She was one of the first Spanish women to obtain a divorce under the new laws passed by the fledgling Spanish Republic, and quickly remarried. Her new husband was appointed Commander of the Republican air force when the fascist rebellion broke out in 1936, while Constancia became a key figure in the Republic’s international press office, bringing her into contact with senior members of the Republican Government as well as a long list of international news reporters, writers and photographers, including Jay Allen, Henry Buckley, Laurence Fernsworth, William Forrest, W H Auden, Stephen Spender, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Capa and Gerda Taro. This is her autobiography, first published in 1940.

See related article by Soledad Fox in Literary Hub magazine.

See review by John Green in The Morning Star.

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