Filter by

Any questions?

contact@bs2bo.com

This week hand-picked selection

Browse by Theme

+ More themes

How it
works?

  • Stay connected all year to the literary world
     
  • Receive every week our selection of adaptable titles that will be published
     
  • Ask complete reading reports and manuscripts
     
  • Be introduced by BS2BO to audiovisual rights holder
     
  • Find your next story in the database of more than 8,000 titles
     

See Membership & Pricing

Available languages:

THE DOVE OF RAVENSBRÜCK (working title)

Carme Martí

  • Original Title: UN CEL DE PLOM
  • Publication date: December 2012
  • Publisher: Amsterdam Llibres
  • Country: ES
  • 360 print pages
  • Factual/Memoirs

Information

  • Epoch: Mixed
  • Time Period: 20th century, 21st century, World War II
  • Location setting: France, Germany, Spain
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Looking back on one's life, Death, Resilience, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Survival, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Totalitarian regime, War and other conflicts, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Solidarity, Commitment, LOVE / HATE, Amorous urge, CHARACTERS, Strong Female Character

Pitch

A fictionalised memoir written after several interviews with Neus Català, who passed away in 2019, the last of the Spanish survivors of the Ravensbrück extermination camp. Before that she took the hard road to exile in France where she fell in love and helped the Resistance.

Comments

Translation rights sold: Spain (Castilian), Romania

The book has become a long-seller in Catalan with over 15,000 copies sold

Carme Martí is a Spanish writer. A Professor of Catalan language, she is currently a member of the team that manages the Museum of Rural Life in Espluga de Francolí (Tarragona).

Summary

Neus Català’s life, the last of the Spanish survivors of the extermination camp of Ravensbrück, is the living story of a century and an endless struggle. Her memories, collected in the form of a novel by Carme Martí with sensitivity and intensity, are true life lessons within an unforgettable story. Born into a peasant family of Priorat, Catalonia, Neus Català was a young woman of twenty-one when the Spanish Civil War broke out. Under those circumstances, and animated by a deep desire of being helpful, she was appointed the head of a group of 182 children. With them she took the hard road to exile in France where she fell in love and helped the Resistance. She was deported to the Nazi camps of Ravensbrück and Holleschein, where she found hell but also solidarity and sisterhood without limits. "Surrounded by unknown women who suffered the same fate as me, I felt alone and in good company at the same time. In our vast solitude we had each other." Neus Català tells her story from an old people’s home in her native village, Els Guiamets, near Tarragona.

go further

  • Author’s biography

    Carme Martí (born 1972) is a Spanish writer. A Professor of Catalan language, she is currently a member of the team that manages the Museum of Rural Life in Espluga de Francolí (Tarragona). UN CEL DE PLOM (The Dove Of Ravensbrück), her first book, written after several interviews with Neus Català, the last of the Spanish survivors of the Ravensbrück extermination camp, has become a long-seller in Catalan with over 15,000 copies sold and was translated into Spanish and Romanian.