Golden Earrings by Belinda Alexandra – A powerful saga of family love, honour and betrayal, set in Barcelona in the lead-up to the Civil War and Paris in the. Golden Earrings by Belinda Alexandra – book cover, description, publication history. Golden Earrings by Belinda Alexandra. Golden Earrings This is a novel with a moral, that reminds us to always get the full story before judging.

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A disciplined student with the School of the Paris Opera Ballet, Paloma lets little get in the way of her career until she receives a mysterious pair of golden earrings Golden Earrings is a story that moves between two great cities: Barcelona in the lead-up to the Civil War and Paris in the s.

It is the story of two women and the extremes to which they are willing to go for alexanera. It is a story of great passions — and great betrayals — where nothing is quite as it seems. I wanted to know how this was so. Do all good causes eventually succeed, even if it takes decades for them to come to fruition, or is humankind forever doomed to repeat its mistakes?


Golden Earrings has a cast of interesting characters. Which character did you identify with the most and why? Which character beoinda you like the least? Dance – ballet and flamenco specifically – are important motifs in the novel.

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Did you learn something about either style that surprised you? In what ways do the Catalans see themselves as separate from the rest of Spain?

In what ways do they differ culturally. Misunderstandings abound in this novel. Which instances were the most memorable for you and why?

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The workers of Barcelona are poor earrjngs so are the gypsies but they react to their poverty differently. What are some examples of this? Xavier and Margarida have very different views on social justice compared to the other members of their class.

How do you think they formed these views? Do you think some people are born ahead of their time or do you think compassion earringgs something that we learn. In what ways could the wealthy of the city have created better conditions for the poor?


Do you believe that social equality is possible to achieve or will it always be an ideal? Xavier tells Celestina that the spirits of those who die for a just cause live on in future generations and add to the progress of humankind to create better and fairer societies: Is there a cause that you would like to see succeed – if not in your lifetime then in the future? At the end of the novel, Paloma compares her family to that of Jaime.

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How did the end of the novel make you feel? What do you like to imagine happening next?

Reading Group Notes 1. In what ways do they differ culturally 4. Do you think some people are born ahead of their time or do you think compassion is something that we learn 7. What for you was the most memorable scene in the novel and why?