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Book review: ‘The Forbidden Notebook’, Alba de Céspedes

Comment on this story Comment “I was wrong to buy this notebook, very wrong,” declares Valeria Cossati at the beginning of Alba de Céspedes’ brilliant 1952 novel, The Forbidden Notebook. The voice immediately catches our attention: strong, clear and morally engaged. Céspedes was born in Rome in 1911 to an Italian mother and a Cuban …

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