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Modern Languages writer co-authors new book


Carmen Martín de León (writer) from Modern Languages at Southampton and Tilman Sánchez-Elsner (illustrator) from the Faculty of Medicine have co-authored “El papel higiénico y otros asuntos de suma importancia”, the first book of the series “El Mundo de Custodio”, Editorial Verbum. Custodio is an apothecary with a big family to feed, a challenge he undertakes during the Spanish “Transición” with a “velvet fist in an iron glove”.

The book has already been presented in Madrid and in Bembibre (León), Custodio’s hometown. In Bembibre the authors decided to donate all proceeds to the Spanish Society of the Hemorrhagic Hereditary Telangiectasia (HHT), to raise awareness and fund research to cure this rare disease. HHT affects 1.4 million people worldwide and, like other rare diseases, draws little attention. However, rare diseases affect 3.5 million people, only in Spain. The second book of the series, “Basado en hechos surrealistas”, is already on its way…

For further details about the book, visit the publisher’s website, or the publication Facebook page.

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4 Responses to Modern Languages writer co-authors new book

  1. Marisa says:

    Custodio and his stories catch you so easily from the very beginning. I wanted to know what was coming next….I couldn´t stop reading it. It is funny and pleasant to read. I highly recommend it to every type of reader.
    Brilliant!! Outstanding!!

    I would like to read more stories about Custodio.

  2. Rocio Teresa Martinez-Nunez says:

    This is a fantastic book that will take you to the world of Custodio and his patient family. He is all character and eccentricity, and the illustrations reflect so well each one of the family members and the stories! It is the perfect combo of short and sharp stories with cool drawings.
    I had so much fun reading the first book and I am looking forward to the release of the second one!
    Recommended for all ages, it is an entertaining book full of funny anecdotes that will make you read non-stop.

  3. As a reader of the first book of Custodio, I encourage everybody to enjoy this book and the lectura. It is really fascinating and really funny.
    On the other hand as friend of the authors, I feel proud of this book which represents a master piece of writing and illustration of my friends. I am very grateful for the solidarity of Bembibre and the authors who offered the funds raised in the presentation of the book to the research and awareness of the HHT (hemorrhagic Hereditary Telangiectasia) affecting 1 out of 5,000 people in the world, including Spain, and UK.
    Anybody Reading the book is assured to have a wonderful couple of hours.
    Sorry for my English!!! I am Spanish!

  4. Eva Garrido says:

    I have recently read this book and I definitely recommend it!
    It is so funny that I felt like devouring it all on the first read.
    But the stories are so good that I never get tired of them, so I can go over Custodio’s anecdotes once and over again. The drawings are so comical that make you have a very amusing reading time.
    Really excellent!

    Custodio es una maravilla y sus historias no te dejan indiferente. Totalmente recomendable!