The French writer Héloïse de Flandre will present the novel today ‘The Andalusian eye’ (L´oeil andalou), at 5:00 p.m., at the Casa de Las Tejerinas, in Plaza de Las Flores.
The meeting with the author, organized by the French Alliance in collaboration with the Consistory, will be moderated by Frédéric André, from the French-speaking magazine Esprit Sud. Those interested will be able to attend from 4:30 pm for the sale and signing of books.
Originally from the North of France, Héloïse de Flandre has lived in Estepona for more than 20 years. She has a doctorate in Law from the University of Catania (Italy), where she lived for 10 years, as well as an entrepreneur in the Andalusian mining industry. Some years ago he decided to dedicate himself to writing scripts and novels.
Published in French this summer by the publishing house ‘Spinelle’ in Paris, in ‘L’œil andalou’ the author tells the story of Marie, an 18-year-old French girl who in 1974 arrived in Estepona on vacation with her parents. On the beach of La Rada, Marie meets a very handsome Andalusian boy, Paco, and they both fall in love.
Back in France, the girl realizes that she is pregnant. She decides to have the child but does not say anything to the father. A girl will be born, Manuela. Thirty years later, he decides to look for his father … and lands in Estepona.
In this novel, Héloïse de Flandre teaches with great humor the cultural differences that exist between the north of France and the south of Spain, being the protagonists the city of Estepona and its surroundings.
There is currently, by AlmeríaFilms, a film adaptation project of the work to make a television series of it, which will be shot in Estepona with the collaboration of many of its neighbors.