Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Laureate, on La Llamada del Tribu, his recent book.
MVL “was” an intimate friend of Gabriel García Márquez, my favorite Colombian spanish writer with 33+ awesome books. MVL’s extensive doctors thesis was on GGM. Once I was lucky to speak with MVL, in the business lounge of Madrid airport.
Other books are e.g. The Feast of the Goat and Pantaleón y las visitadoras.
The Feast, a savage portrait of political tyranny through the story of dictator Rafael Trujillo. “The Goat”, whose bloody rule of the Dominican Republic lasted from 1930 until his assassination in 1961. A contrasting narrative strand Explores the human impact of Trujillo’s evil regime.
Pantaleón y las visitadoras is a short comedic novel taking place in the Peruvian department of Amazonas. Where troops from the Peruvian Army are attended by prostitutes. Referred to euphemistically in the Spanish term visitadora, meaning “visitor”. It deals with Captain Pantoja’s astonishing efficiency campaign to provide prostitution services. For quelling the sexual desires of the Peruvian army soldiers stationed in an aphrodisiacal Amazon jungle.
This interesting book was a 1984 Christmas present. From a dear female colleague, when most happily serving in Intevep, PDVSA.
The Morgan Motor Company Ltd. was established in 1909 by H.F.S. Morgan with the design of the Morgan three-wheeler. A four-wheeled model began production in 1936, and Morgan cars have long become famous the world over for their unique blend of charisma, quality materials, craftsmanship and performance.
The ethos at Morgan remains unchanged: all our cars are coach built and subjected to continual development in order to meet current standards of safety and to offer the responsive thoroughbred performance with which our name is associated. The development of our model-range has taken the marque into the 21st Century, and today Morgan builds in excess of 1300 cars per year. The Aero 8, a major achievement for a small Company, was launched in 2000, and continual evolution of the Aero Range has seen the 8 joined by the dramatic Aero SuperSports and its fixed-head sibling, the Aero Coupe. In 2011 we re-launched the Morgan 3 Wheeler, a modern interpretation of H.F.S. Morgan’s classic design. Our ‘Classic’ range continues to be our flagship vehicle – with models including the 4/4, the world’s longest-running production vehicle, and engine sizes ranging from 1600cc to 4800cc, these famous icons are the models perhaps most associated with Morgan.
Morgan is extremely proud of its heritage. We have established ourselves as a manufacturer synonymous with pure excellence, reinforced over time by our adherence to superior principles, higher standards and the best craftsmanship. Leading design capability, an extensive array of luxurious materials and the latest drive-train technologies combine to create an unparalleled driving experience.
The family atmosphere at our factory in the beautiful spa town of Malvern, Worcestershire, is one we cordially extend to our customers. Prospective owners are encouraged to visit us to watch their car being built and to choose from our wide paint and leather-trim ranges, along with the optional extras that will stamp their own individuality upon their Morgan; whether it be the lively ‘Classic’ range sports car, the extravagant high performance ‘Aero’ supercar or the truly unique Morgan 3 Wheeler, every last detail of a Morgan is tailored to the customer’s specification.
We invite everyone to witness the charms and the technology for themselves at our on site visitor centre