Released on 28 January 2016.

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Alberto's Lost Birthday

4.05 based on 165 ratings & 32 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

A country that promised to forget, an old man who's lost more than he realized, and a little boy who believes everyone should have a birthday . . .

As a child, Alberto lost his birthday in the Spanish civil war. Now an old man living a simple life, he rarely thinks about his disappeared past.

But when his grandson discovers his Apu has never had a birthday party, never blown out candles on a birthday cake, and never received a single card or present, he's determined to do something about it.

As the two set off to find Alberto's birthday, they have no idea it will be a journey that takes them through Spain's troubled past, to places - and people - that Alberto once knew.

But in a country that has vowed to move forward, looking back can be difficult. Will they be able to find the memories they're searching for?

In the media

This warming story will capture your heart until the very end
Essentials Magazine
Charming . . . A film script surely beckons
The Herald
Moving, thoughtful and absorbing . . . Alberto's Lost Birthday reminds us of the importance of home and the peace that comes with knowing who we truly are
Mail on Sunday Event Magazine