Friends, family and people from the world of culture filled the auditorium of the Library of Duanes de la Mar. A great success of public assistance in the presentation of the book by Rafa Andarias, who achieved consensus in the library as they attended up to three former mayors: Enrique Bas, Juan Moragues and Jaime Sapena, in addition to José Chulvi that next to the councilor of culture, Quico Moragues and the people in charge of the Atlantis publishing house accompanied the novel writer.
Andarias expressed and showed his satisfaction, «I am like at home. Writing a novel and having it published to you is very difficult, and adding that it is my first novel is still much more complicated. "
The author relates that he wants the novel to like people, «Is a novel for the convinced reader, a mixture of genres, suspense, action and love story that is located in the last months of the Civil War, in 1939». The novel narrates when Maria, a young archaeologist of republican ideas is called by the government of Franco, to collaborate with Nazi archeology at the end of the war. She meets a journalist, Karl and both visit the Hotel Victoria in Alicante. A nest of spies where Republicans come to be able to leave the country. They are seen in an atmosphere of intrigue and uncertainty that reigns in the last republican stronghold. "It is a political reflection of our tragic past, whose shadow extends to the present. When the Republic arrived, the Reina Victoria Hotel was renamed Victoria Hotel, the most luxurious hotel of the time in Alicante, where illustrious guests such as Sorolla, Ramón y Cajal and Miguel Hernández stayed, among others »Said Rafael Andarias.
In the presentation, Quico Moragues, councilor of culture, indicated that the novel narrates the experiences of the protagonists in the Civil War. Mario Fernández of the Atlantis publishing house, commented that they have published books by Joaquín Sabina, Aute and Sánchez Dragó, and they are in love with the paper. The editor, Esperanza Morais, added that there are many doctors like Andarias who have been writers: Servet or Pío Baroja.
The novel takes place between Madrid, Alicante and a ship and in it there is no lack of a nod to chess. For his part, the mayor, José Chulvi, recognized the work in the new adventure of Andarias, its perfectionist character and with the illusion that the culture lives.
In the act, three students of the symphony orchestra of the Center Artístic Musical that directs, Joan Bou, played a couple
of pieces. The novel Reina Victoria Hotel consists of 379 pages and will be in conventional bookstores from next week, although in the specialized platforms for book sales and online you can already buy at the price of 19 euros.