The Military Consortium of Menorca has published the second publication of the surgeon and lover of history, Alejandro Fernández. It is a novel that recounts the purchase, transport and sale of human beings from West Africa to the Spanish Caribbean during the years after the Treaty of Amiens, once Menorca was incorporated, after British rule, into the Spanish monarchy.
Alejandro Fernández (Oviedo, 1958) has practiced his profession as a surgeon in Menorca for 28 years and, since his recent retirement, has decided to dedicate himself to writing, due to his interest in history and his enthusiasm for island. In fact, it is the second book that he has published, since the first one came to light in 2017, with the title “A Menorcan corsair; Historical recreation of the naval and medical Menorca from the beginning of the 19th century”.
According to the author, the second novel is a continuation of the first, and both have involved a painstaking work of documentation, research and compilation of documents whose main source comes from the information digitized by the Ateneu de Maó from the “Revista de Menorca”.