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Ghosts of Spain: Travels though Spain and its Secret Past

Ghosts of Spain: Travels though Spain and its Secret Past

Author(s): Giles Tremlett

Location(s): Spain

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue

Era(s): 2000s

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Giles Tremlett starts his journey through Spain, just as the harrowing past of the Spanish Civil War comes to the fore through the discovery of mass graves. This book describe his journey in beautifully written prose, trawling through the paradoxes of present day society founded on a recent past of apocalyptic tragedy. He probes why it is that the Catalans hate Madrid, what the bombers of 2004 really wanted to achieve, what drives the Basque terrorists, many questions that underpin modern day Spain. A well informed book.

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This book provides many answers to some of the questions about Spanish life and culture. Why, for example, do the Spaniards live in apartments when there is so much available land, how come feminism...

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