Hector’s Talent for Miracles


Split time frame family mystery set in contemporary Spain and Wales and during the Spanish Civil War.

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Hector’s Talent for Miracles

By Kitty Harri

"...an intelligent and sympathetic exploration of the lasting damage done to survivors of war." Planet

Fiction, Historical fiction, Novels



Mair is looking for her lost grandfather - or least for a trace of his passing. Her journey takes her from a stultifyingly dull veterinary surgery in Cardiff to the heat and passion of Torre del Burros in Spain, an Asturian town popular with pilgrims. There she uncovers not just her own family's secrets, but those of the intriguing, but puzzling Hector... Who is this scruffy, lanky but somehow mesmerising man - the congenital idiot his family believe him to be? A lunatic as some of the townspeople think? An unsung genius with a talent for chess? Or a misunderstood romantic with a heart of gold?

Digging deep into the past unsettles both Mair and Hector, bringing long held frustrations and secrets to light along with the nightmares of civil war that echo down the decades.

Kitty Harri also writes as Kitty Sewell: her first novel ICE TRAP was shortlisted for the 2006 Wales Book of the Year, the 2006 Crime Writer's Association New Blood Awarde, and winner of the People's Choice, BBC Radio Wales.


'A thoroughly absorbing piece of writing, achieved by a vivid but disciplined and controlled imagination' www.gwales.com

ISBN: 9781870206815
Language: English
Categories: Fiction, Historical fiction, Novels
First Published by Honno: 18th February 2007

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