Alfredo de Gallegos
Born in 1942 in El Salvador of a Salvadorian father and Costa Rican mother. His father died in 1948 and his mother returned with her young family to Costa Rica to live with her parents and there they stayed until her appointment in 1955 as Costa Rica’s Ambassador to England. That same year, his mother travelled to London to take up her position accompanied by Alfredo and his younger brother.
In 2008, after a long and varied working life, redundancy forced him to retire and he decided to indulge a long-held ambition to write a book. Alfredo duly sent a partially written first draft, which, with Caffeine Nights Publishing's help and encouragement and that of Alfredo’s wife and family, eventually led to his first published novel, Mary Dear.
Asked what he likes, Alfredo will readily admit to being an avid reader. He speaks his native Spanish as well as English, Italian and, what he calls, a modicum of French and loves to read in all those different languages. His tastes include all types of fiction, the classics and biographical works of all kinds.
Alfredo lives in Surrey with his wife and has a grown-up married daughter and a newly acquired grandson whom, he says, has brought him and his wife a brand new lease of life.
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The Mary Dear - Redux
by Alfredo de Gallegos
It is 1951 and a storm is raging in Guayaquil when Edward Hannah boards a plane on its way to Peru's capital, Lima and so begins a tale of pirates, treasure islands, looted Nazi gold, terrorists and KGB assassins.
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