Blogs in December 2023

Red Smoking Mirror 6th December 2023

The year is 1521 in the Mexica city of Tenochtitlan. Twenty-nine years earlier, Islamic Spain never fell to the Christians, and Andalus launched a voyage of discovery to the New Maghreb. For two decades the Jewish merchant Eli Ben...

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The Legend of the Poinsettia 13th November 2023

In Mexico, the poinsettia is called flor de la Nochebuenao flower of the Holy Night. At Christmastime, the flower blooms and flourishes, the quite exquisite red stars lighting up the countryside. This Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came...

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The Tiger Came to the Mountains 18th July 2023

Mexico, 1917. On a farm during the violent tumult of revolution, a more immediate threat prowls in a short, emotional story about survival by the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic. She is the adventurer of the...

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Witches 2nd July 2023

‘You can’t really know another woman until you know yourself.’ Weaving together two parallel narratives, this is the story of Feliciana, an indigenous curandera (healer), and of Zoë, a journalist: two women drawn together by the murder of Feliciana’s...

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Love’s A Beach 17th May 2023

At a luxury resort in sunny Mexico, cast and crew film the hit reality dating show, Love’s a Beach. The series is known for plotlines as shallow as the turquoise waters, but this season takes a dark turn when...

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