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Pocket Rough Guide Madrid
by Simon Baskett
By the savvy editors at Rough Guide, these just-right guides are bundled with a pullout map.
by Streetwise Maps
A laminated, folded walking map of Seville. Two Sides. 8.5x27 inches.
The New Spaniards
by John Hooper
This survey of the cultural, political and economic changes in Spain since the death of Franco offers an authoritative and compelling look the everyday life of Spaniards.
Ghosts of Spain
by Giles Tremlett
Tremlett captures the Spanish character, history and modern politics in this masterful portrait, interweaving the story of his love for the country (where he has lived for 20 years) with interviews, anecdotes and observation.
Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion
by Peter R. Bush (Editor)
This collection of 30 stories from a who’s who of contemporary Spanish literature, including writers from Galicia, Leon, the Basque Country, Madrid and Barcelona.
The Tomb in Seville
by Norman Lewis
A harrowing, yet heartwarming travelogue by the journalist-author. Commissioned by his father-in-law to find a family tomb in the Seville cathedral, Norman Lewis journeys into Spain, unawares that a civil war will soon begin.
The Seville Communion
by Arturo Perez-Reverte
In this third Perez-Reverte thriller, Vatican security officer Father Lorenzo Quartz -- a disciplined dandy -- investigates a disturbing plea sent by a computer hacker to the pope through the church's security system. The message leads him to Seville.
Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook
by Izaskun Arretxe
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
A Late Dinner, Discovering the Food of Spain
by Paul Richardson
A resident of Spain for the last 15 years, Richardson searches out the diversity and delight of Spain and its food in this engaging account of travels in search of a meal.
The Ornament of the World, How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain
by Maria Rosa Menocal, Harold Bloom (Introduction)
A lively, illuminating portrait of the Andalucian Kingdom, its cultural achievements and religious tolerance from the eighth century to 1492.
Adventures in Spain
by Catherine Petit
From Madrid north to Santiago and south to Granada, join Catherine Petit as she shares her journeys through the countryside, hills, mountains and quaint cities and towns of the breathtaking country of Spain. Catherine serves as your personal guide through cathedrals, museums, parks, gardens, and architectural delights as she treks her way through the enchanting landscape. The photographs will bring the experience of Spain right to your door. The friends she made, the people she met, and the cultural extravagance she witnessed will ensure you make Spain your next destination.
by Marion Trutter (Editor)
Organized by region, this profusely illustrated guide to virtually all aspects of Spanish cuisine is full of recipes, tips and cultural information.
Only in Spain, A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir About Food, Flamenco and Falling in Love
by Nellie Bennett
In this exuberant memoir, an enthusiastic young Australian discovers a passion for Spanish culture (especially flamenco) as she explores Seville and Madrid.
by Robert Irwin
Irwin's brief, indispensable guide introduces the stunning Moorish palace and fortress complex, revealing its mysteries, myths and significance with wit and insight.
Culture Smart! Spain
by Marian Meaney
This concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture provides a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
Eyewitness Guide Seville and Andalusia
by Eyewitness Guides
This wonderfully organized and visually rich guide features excellent maps and essays on the culture, history and geography of the region. With a pullout city map of Seville.
Spain, The Root and the Flower
by John A. Crow
Take this book with you to Spain: it's an absorbing, well-written account of Spanish cultural history from prehistory to the Romans, Jews, Moors, Golden Age and on to Franco and his legacy in modern Spain.
Dancing in the Fountain, How to Enjoy Living Abroad
by Karen McCann
Filled with wacky and fun anecdotes from her move from Cleveland, Ohio to Seville, Spain, Karen McCann's narrative guide makes living abroad seem well within reach.
Goya, Painter of Terrible Splendor
by Jeanine Baticle
A pocket-size encyclopedia, this slim book is an illustrated overview of the life and times of Goya. It's an illuminating portrait of 18th-century Madrid.
Driving over Lemons, An Optimist in Andalucia
by Chris Stewart
Stewart's memoir about moving with his wife to a farm in Alpujarras is charming and insightful. Unlike many expatriates, Stewart manages to ground himself far enough into the community to make lasting friends -- as well as a home for his young daughter.
by Living Language
A simple, multi-media course which includes a book of 10 lessons, three CDs and access to Living Language’s online Language Lab.