LONDON CALLING by Juan Pedro Aparicio


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An explosive combination: a wonderful collection of short stories by Juan Pedro Aparicio and 15 illustrations by Fernando Vicente.

A real "British" book by a master of this genre, Juan Pedro Aparicio, who again dazzles us with this striking collection of micro-stories.

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"The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world" said Oscar Wilde. This book is both universal and British, likewise Juan Pedro Aparicio's literature and style. It is an invitation to take a tour around the British capital throughout the polite conversation established by the members of one of its private clubs who are all gathered in the Oxymoron room welcoming the Spanish ambassador. Accompanying the narrative Fernando Vicente's illustrations create the perfect dialogue between text and image.

Juan Pedro Aparicio (León, 1941) is a Spanish novelist. He received the Nadal Prize in 1988 and he is also known for essays, newspaper articles, short stories and travel books. He studied law in the universities of Oviedo and Madrid. He is also a former director of the worldwide non-profit institution of the Spanish government, Instituto Cervantes, in London. His career has been for long focused on short stories, however he changed its direction of when published the work on which he has been working for the last 10 years, Nuestros hijos volarán con el siglo (Our Sons Will Fly with the Century) (Salto de Página), the story of the turbulent escape from Spain of Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, in a ship, the Volante, that had to face a wild storm and the assault of a group of pirates in what became an 8-day odissey.

Fernando Vicente (Madrid, 1963) Self-taught, his early work as an illustrator appeared in the first half of the eighties, in the middle of movida madrileña, magazines Madrizand LaLuna Madrid where continuously publishedAfter this initial periodfor nearly a decade he put aside the artwork as their main occupation, to spend the advertising sector where it would beart director at various agencies. Back in the world of illustration, from 1999 to the present published regularly in the newspaper El País and its various supplements, being particularly important collaborations in the cultural BabeliaThanks to this work has won three Awards of Excellence from the Society for NewsDesign. His art has appeared in magazines such as Europe Viva, Ronda Iberia, Pencil, Rock de Lux, Vogue, Playboy, Gentleman, Letras Libres, Interviu, Cosmopolitan or DTBesides his work for newspapers and magazines, has done covers of books and records, as well as illustrations of more than twenty books, bothaimed at children and young people and adults. His work is collected in volumes The pin-ups of Fernando Vicente (2004 Dibbuks), illustrated Literature (2007, Ediciones Sins Entido and Council of Seville), Portraits (2009, Blur Ediciones), Cover (2010 Brandstudio Pressuniverses (2011City of Palma de Mallorca and Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo), Artbook (2014 Ominiky Editionsand Fernando Vicente (2014 Roads Publishing)The work as a painter of Fernando Vicente is characterized by the constant presence of the human figure combined with other elements that the author has collected throughout his life. Thus, of thefour major series grouping his paintingsAnatomies is painted mapsatlases mechanical blades workshop and Vanitas and Venus using anatomical plates (taking the latter two as references,respectively, to photographs of fashion 50s and the great themes of classical painting).



  • Age Adults
  • Binding Paperback
  • ISBN 9788483931837
  • Language Spanish
  • Pages 184
  • Product Dimensions 24 x 15 cm.
  • Publisher Páginas de Espuma

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