A House Full of People (“Una casa llena de gente”) delves into the private and common spaces of a small building and the people who inhabit it, in order to reconstruct a memory. With subtle humour, intelligent suspense and delightful writing, the novel exposes both human weaknesses and the wounds caused by generational clashes. Literature is neither more nor less than a house full of people, or at least it is for Leila Ross, a translator and frustrated writer for whom time is organised in and for books. However, her life is rather more complex than that: she has to cope with the demands of the household and a very demanding mother, the fearsome Granny, proudly English by birth, pragmatic and judgmental. And then there is the house, the castello where the whole family will live, and which will shape a plot that progresses through the unspoken, the suggested, the contrast between points of view, humour and mystery. Predicting her own death, Leila bequeaths to her daughter Charo her diaries and a large collection of family photographs and films, as well as a list of instructions telling her what to do with them. Charo will gradually rediscover a new side of her mother, which until then had remained hidden.