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Abandoned Spain

Abandoned Spain
  • Author(s): Fran Lens, Carlos Sanmillan, Paco Quiles
  • Location(s): Spain
  • Genre(s): Photography
  • Era(s): Modern

An outstanding photographic report that draws attention to the often dramatic fate of Spain’s abandoned heritage and its frequently forgotten beauty. The locations featured all have their own stories to tell, in a variety of voices, but with one...

Alberto’s Lost Birthday

Alberto’s Lost Birthday
  • Author(s): Diana Rosie
  • Location(s): Spain
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

A little boy and his grandfather embark on a quest to find the old man’s missing birthday in Diana Rosie’s debut novel, Alberto’s Lost Birthday. Alberto is an old man. But he doesn’t know how old – he remembers nothing...

All My Mothers

All My Mothers
  • Author(s): Joanna Glen
  • Location(s): Córdoba
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

MEET EVA MARTÍNEZ-GREEN, AN ONLY CHILD FULL OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HER BEGINNINGS. But between her emotionally absent mother and her physically absent father, there is nobody to answer them. So Eva begins a journey to find these answers for...

City of Wonders

City of Wonders
  • Author(s): Eduardo Mendoza, Nick Caistor (translator)
  • Location(s): Barcelona
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1888 - 1929

Eduardo Mendoza’s classic novel about the birth of Barcelona as a world city, embodied in the rise of the ambitious and unscrupulous Onofre Bouvila “Though historical in subject matter, this story of Catalonian enterprise and Barcelonan ambition is thoroughly...

Clarissa’s Warning

Clarissa’s Warning
  • Author(s): Isobel Blackthorn
  • Location(s): Fuerteventura
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A lottery jackpot changes Claire Bennett’s life. She buys an ancient stone ruin on the island of her dreams. Her mystic aunt Clarissa warns her of danger, but Claire pays no heed. Soon after moving to the idyllic island,...

From Moulin Rouge to Gaudi’s City

From Moulin Rouge to Gaudi’s City
  • Author(s): E J Bauer
  • Location(s): France, Spain
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): present day

When Elizabeth receives a diagnosis of breast cancer, she reassesses her life’s to-do list. Having always suppressed her travel longings, she opens her neglected ‘someday’ ledger and takes a much closer look at the contents. After an opportune invitation...

Iberia

Iberia
  • Author(s): James A Michener
  • Location(s): Spain
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2000s

Spain is Michener’s second home and he writes about the glories of the Prado, the bullfights, and everything that is Spanish: such a great storyteller, he magnificently captures the stunning variety of life and culture in Spain.

Songs for the Flames

Songs for the Flames
  • Author(s): Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Anne McLean (Translator)
  • Location(s): Colombia, Spain
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

A morally complex, searing set of stories by the award-winning author of The Sound of Things Falling and The Shape of the Ruins (shortlisted for the Booker International Prize 2019). A renowned photographer probes a traumatic incident in the...

The Labyrinth of the Spirits

The Labyrinth of the Spirits
  • Author(s): Carlos Ruis Zafón (Carlos Ruis Zafon)
  • Location(s): Barcelona
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

The Labyrinth of the Spirits is the fourth book in Zafón’s wonderful The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series As a child, Daniel Sempere discovered among the passageways of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books an extraordinary novel that would change...

The Orange Grove

The Orange Grove
  • Author(s): Rosanna Ley
  • Location(s): Seville
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present looking back

An unforgettable story of past love and family secrets, set in sunny Seville Holly loves making marmalade. Now she has a chance to leave her stressful city job and pursue her dream – of returning to the Dorset landscape...

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