Synopsis: A writer of detective stories, living in London, discovers an astonishing truth among the legacy of his mother’s papers. A girl that persists in a secret and forbidden en-gagement. A Galician emigrant in Argentina who does not forget his origins all while seeking financial success. A historian that, drawn by the violence of the events, remembers the crucial moments of his life.These are some of the characters that make up the plot line in which normality is only the appearance where the mysterious mysteries hide. “All That We Were” is a novel that covers more than a century of Galician history, and presents us the history of a past which is still uplifting as in the present.