By Kathryn Richardson
A BRITISH author has penned a romantic novel based around an expat falling for her flamenco teacher.
Cherry Radford’s new novel, Flamenco Baby, follows the personal life of a dance enthusiast called Yolande who desperately longs for a child but is missing the vital ingredient: sperm.
Torn between taking back her faithless ex-partner and trying to convince her gay best friend to be a sperm donor, she turns to flamenco, only to find love with her teacher.
The adult novel, set in Granada, follows the love triangles that ensue and explores some of the issues between the two cultures.
Mother of two Radford – who mentions the Olive Press in the book on a couple of occasions – said she was inspired by her sympathy for girlfriends who couldn’t find the right man to father their children.
“I’m very excited! I hope that Flamenco Baby encourages more people to discover flamenco, with its depth of feeling, wide range of emotions – including humour – and individualism,” she explained.
Redford, whose first novel Men Dancing was published in 2011, has read the paper during frequent visits to Granada.