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Yet she was just one person, despite producing some 4, novels in a year writing career. She was the biggest-selling novelist of the 20th century, selling some m books in Spain and Latin America. Tellado grew up in a fishing village in the Asturias region on Spain’s northern coast and her father worked as an engineer in the merchant navy. When one of her four brothers wrote a novel, she felt it was unrealistic and produced one herself at the age of The local bookseller suggested she send it to the publishers Bruguera in Barcelona.
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They published the book, called Atrevida Apuesta Daring Betand offered her a contract to deliver a page novel every week. This she did until Bruguera’s collapse in released her from the contract’s draconian terms: From the s onwards Bruguera was the publisher that cashed in on the Spanish tradition of selling cheap, popular novels from newspaper stalls in the street.
Bruguera manufactured novela negra noir novels, detective stories for men and novela rosa pink novels, romances aimed at women. The Franco dictatorship encouraged these books: Tellado saw herself as a writer of realist novels about the difficulties of life and love. Hers were not stories of princes falling in love with Cinderella, but of ordinary women living in contemporary Spain.
Her popularity is due to this realist aspect, though the books did not for this reason stop being literature of evasion. The genre demanded a happy ending. In an early novel, Tellado left her heroine tellao.
The Bruguera editor sent back the typescript, demanding: Realist aspects also led to censorship of her books by the dictatorship. From the start, she included kisses and had women driving cars and working. This did not fit well with Franco’s Catholic ideology of love inside marriage with women subordinate.
I told things clearly. Censorship taught me to imply things. Her writing gave her the financial independence, when her marriage failed, to separate in and bring up her two children.
Each day, she started work at 5am with coffee and a packet of menthol cigarettes. She was widely read throughout Latin America and, from the s, she also published fortnightly photo-novels: In the late s, with censorship abolished, she tackled tougher subjects, such as abortion and rape.
She expressed boldly feminist views. Tellado was honest and convinced of the value of her literature, though she exaggerated its feminist elements.
Her well-told stories in plain language fall within the framework of traditional romance. Her millions of fans gained great pleasure and the freedom to dream. She is survived by her son and daughter and six grandchildren.