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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
Laurie Lee captures the atmosphere of a beautiful but violent Spain during the Spanish Civil War.
A Vision of Battlements
1965 novel by Anthony Burgess based on his experiences during World War II in Gibraltar, where he was serving with the British army.
Ghosts of Spain
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: The Root and the Flower
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.
The New Spaniards
John Hooper's fascinating study brings to life the new Spain of the 21st century
South from Granada; a Sojourn in Southern Spain
An amusing and insightful account of Spanish village life in the early 20th century from a brilliant interpreter of Spain and Spanish culture.
Only in Spain, A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir About Food, Flamenco and Falling in Love
In this exuberant memoir, an enthusiastic young Australian discovers a passion for Spanish culture
(especially flamenco) as she explores Seville and Madrid.
Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History
A page-turning account of the dramatic four-year siege of Britain’s Mediterranean garrison by Spain and France—and an often overlooked key to the British defeat in the American Revolution.
Spain Revealed: Cordoba's Mezquita
The definitive guide to the Great Mosque of Cordoba .
Driving over Lemons, An Optimist in Andalucia
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.
An entertaining and enlightening account of a vital period in Spanish history which transformed the culture and society, not only of Spain, but of the rest of Europe
Death in the Afternoon
Ernest Hemingway's classic exploration of the history and pageantry of bullfighting, and the deeper themes of cowardice, bravery, sport and tragedy that it inspires.
The Arts in Spain: From Prehistory to Postmodernism
A representative anthology of examples of painting, architecture and sculpture providing a critical overview of Spain. From Iberian and Roman beginnings, the book traces the development of the arts in Spain, examining the magnificent Islamic and Christian foundations at Cordoba and the Escorial, the idiosyncratic masterworks of El Greco, the Golden Age of Zurbaran and Velazquez, the art of Goya, and the innovative works of Picasso, Dali and Miro, and revealing that many of the most characteristic Spanish artistic currents had their origins at the dawn of history.
Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion
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.