Don Jaime, el Trágico Borbón
The second child of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, don Jaime de Bourbon was Prince of Asturias only during ten days, until his father made him renounce to his rights in June 1933.
In the only biography written to date about this figure, Zavala answers some transcendental questions: Was don Jaime of Bourbon, uncle of King Juan Carlos, assassinated? Why Alfonso XIII hid from the public opinion that his son was deaf-mute from birth? What caused his separation from Emanuela Dampierre? Who was the great love of his life?
“An excellent book, rigorous and objective, already essential in the literature of the Spanish Royal Family in the Twentieth Century”.
LUIS MARÍA ANSON
“Zavala has written a work that is both enjoyable and rigorous, full of unpublished or almost unknown details about the relationship of the Bourbons with the family and the power, whose prominence, at times political, at times domestic, hides in this story moments that sometimes are funny, but others are really dramatic”
CARMELO LÓPEZ-ARIAS MONTENEGRO (The Weekly Digital)