The original version will be out this week!

This week, finally, The Smile of Endurance will be out!  I can’t begin to say how delighted I am, it’s been a long struggle, but finally I’ll be able to welcome it into the world. We decided to launch the Spanish version here first, but it doesn’t change the fact that the English book is the original – it will only feel completely real when it too is published.

These last eight months of translation and editing have been a real battle, and we have hardly even stopped for a day – the last two months have seen Frank and I working right through the weekends. Vilaprat has been onboard for the last two, and has been invaluable to us. At times this is what has to be done, so as to be able to realise something important, and despite the exhaustion, the stress, and at times even the desperation, you carry on fighting for what you believe in. At least I do. With so many delays that were beyond our control, it was important that we have booth books out before we leave in June. And I’m delighted to announce that it will indeed be so.

You can now get a sneak preview of the book here on the website, by clicking on the banner to the right of this blog and later in the week it will be on sale.

Friday, Saturday and Sundays Spanish presentations went beautifully – it will be pleasure to finally be able to present it in English too.  Enjoy the read and …¡Kilometrate!

6 Responses to “The original version will be out this week!”

  • vilaprat:

    Fue un autentico reto, en ocasiones tuvimos que tirar de resistencia anaerobica para poder seguir el ritmo de Alex. Pero el resultado es genial!

    Realmente tanto en Girona con el gran Xavier Avellana como en la TSE con Melcior Truncal fueron presentaciones muy cálidas, entrañables y participativas.

    Escribo desde el Metro llegando a la Maquinista para estar compartiendo un rato con las joyas humanas que dice Alex de ASEM.

    • Alex:

      Jajajaja creo que de resistencia anaerobia, tienes mucho Vilaprat! Ayer fue genial con ASEM, con Estefi y nuestro kilometraja bajo la lluvia!

      • vilaprat:

        Cuando escribí esto no sabía que haría un par de kms a 3′ el km con el ordenador cargado en la espalda!!!! Resistencia anaeróbica pura. Menuda serie me pegué sin calentar ni nada. Pero la repetiría, lo que viví en ASEM no tiene precio! Merecen todo el apoyo del mundo por su manera de ser, simpatía y humanidad!No vi gente con una enfermedad, vi gente con mucha ilusión y con un gran corazón cada uno de ellos.

        Cuando volvemos?

  • Kate:

    Alex – you know how excited I am to see the preview of the book and cannot wait to hold the finished article in my hands.
    It reads so well and I know how much of yourself you put into the book – I look forward to reading it all over again!

    • Alex:

      Kate – I suspect that I may be even more excited about dedicating your book, and sending it to you. You have played an absolutely invaluable role in the editing – it has been a absolute pleasure working with you…I look forward to the next session of editing!

  • Fue un verdadero placer teneros de nuevo en Girona, ya sabeis que sois bienvenidos siempre a esta ciudad. Un abrazo para todos.

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