Part personal travelogue, part anthology, this literary companion will surprise, entertain and, on occasion, move the reader. It is a wide-ranging and incisive portrait of a country and its people, with content dating from the Roman poets through Cervantes to Orwell and Hemingway. Highlights include: the enduring nature of regional identity; the joys - and pitfalls - of Spanish food and wine; tributes to Spain's three cultures - Christian, Jewish and Muslim; the passions of flamenco and bullfighting; battlefield experiences from Wellington to the Civil War; and changes to the country wrought by tourism.
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Jimmy Burns, a veteran journalist and author, takes advantage of his Anglo-Spanish background in this compelling narrative.