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Ballesteros, Mercedes (1913–1995)

Spanish journalist and novelist. Name variations: (pseudonyms) Baronesa Alberta; Rocq Morris; Sylvia Visconti. Born Mercedes Gaibrois de Ballesteros in 1913 in Madrid, Spain; died 1995; dau. of Mercedes Gaibrois y Riaño de Ballesteros (1891–1960, historian), and Antonio Ballesteros Beretta (count of Beretta and university professor); m. Claudio de la Torre (writer).

Humorist whose works include Así es la vida (1953), Eclipse de tierra (1954), Este mundo (1955), La cometa y el eco (1956), Mi hermano y yo por esos mundos (1962), La sed (1965), El chico (1967) and Los amores de cinco minutes (with José Ortega, 1995); also wrote Las mariposas cantan.

Ballesteros, Mercedes (1913–1995)

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