About the Book
Vaulted Home is a novel guided by two main lines: firstly the history of mankind, from prehistory to twentieth century, told by a woman – the home of the world; secondly, the construction of the house of the individual. The seven chapters in which the work is divided, is an analogy and reference to the biblical seven days of creation.
About the Author
Ana Filomena Amaral is a Portuguese writer, born in Avintes, Oporto, on 4th September 1961, and living in Lousã. She holds a Master degree in Contemporary Economic and Social History from the University of Coimbra, and a Specialization in Documentary Sciences.
She has a long experience as an interpreter and translator in several European languages, particularly German.
Ana Filomena Amaral works at the Minister of Education in Coimbra. She is responsible for the European Projects and is also External Evaluator of the National Agency for Qualification and teacher trainer.
She has already published five novels in Portugal and “Vaulted Home” is one of them. She also published historical monographies such as the one about Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo which became her master thesis.