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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...

Alone

Alone
  • Author(s): Carlota Gurt, Adrian Nathan West (Translator)
  • Location(s): Catalonia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

An intoxicating story of collapse and survival Mei is a forty-two year-old editor living in Barcelona. After years of unsuccessfully trying to become pregnant, and having grown apart from her husband, she decides to escape her crude reality when...

Barcelona

Barcelona
  • Author(s): Robert Hughes
  • Location(s): Barcelona
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): over time

Robert Hughes has been visiting Barcelona since the 1960s and he has written an epic tribute to a city he loves. He tells the story of the growth of this Mediterranean metropolis from its origins as a Roman colonial...

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.