The Lamps of Albarracín (in Spanish, Los Candiles de Albarracín) is a fictional first person narrative by a Sephardic girl that recounts the arrival of the Spanish Inquisition into the Kingdom of Aragon in the 1480's.
This novel tells the true story of a city's resistance to the arrival of King Ferdinand's inquisitor, long
suppressed by the Spanish Monarchy and Church. A woman's narrative, the text brings alive the
historical figure of Brianda de Besante, an unsung heroine of resistance to the Inquisition. It also brings alive the multicultural Spain of the early Renaissance -- religion, spirituality, arts and crafts, houses of worship, songs and ballads, recipes and fashion.
Edith Scott Saavedra earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. Ms. Scott earned a juris doctor cum laude from the Harvard Law School. She has had a distinguished career as an international lawyer, business consultant and author. Ms. Scott is the co-author of several leading works on the competitiveness of industries, regions and nations. The Lamps of Albarracín/Los Candiles de Albarracín is her first novel.