The Lonely Matador

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21x30cm 56pp colour Hardcover

Recommended Age: 12+

“Juan Belmonte was, and still is considered to be one of the most revolutionary bullfighters of all time.

This book serves as homage to the late bullfighter Juan Belmonte. Despite his shy and insecure personality Belmonte was an accomplished and rambunctious man. He overcame the disability of deformed legs to create a superior technique as a bullfighter. Belmonte introduced the technique where he would stand firm on his feet, and with skilful cape work divert the bull’s charge so that the horns barely missed him.

After years of injuries, wine, cigars and countless affairs with women, a doctor advised him to give it all up – but Juan decided he would rather die. He took one last ride around his ranch on his horse, then shot himself in the head.

The book tells a tale of his retirement, in the absence of his suicide.”