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Soldiers of Salamis

Soldiers of Salamis

Author(s): Javier Cercas

Location(s): Spain

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): Late 1930s



The unnamed voice of this book is a contemporary journalist, who is investigating the story of Rafael Sanchez Mazas, a “good, not great” writer from the 1930s,set against the final moments of the Spanish Civil War. Sometimes philosophical, sometimes ponderous, with good pace and insight.

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A truly wonderful, magnificent novel” Allan Massie, The Scotsman

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