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Iberia, Spanish Travels & Reflections
In this best-selling travelogue, Michener presents a compulsively readable and well-observed account of his love affair with Spain and all things Spanish. It has achieved the status of a classic, rich in detail and insightful.
Insight Flexi Map Mallorca
An accordion-folded map of Mallorca, laminated for protection from weather and wear. It features a clear map of the island, plus an index, recommended sights and some traveler's information. Scaled at: 1:200,000.
A Woman Unknown, Voices from a Spanish Life
A memoir of growing up in the rarefied intellectual household of Robert Graves on the island of Majorca during the Franco years.
Birds of Europe
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
Lonely Planet Mallorca
This comprehensive practical guide in the hallmark Lonely Planet style includes local and regional color maps, a section of photographs, and chapters on history, culture and attractions.
Spanish Recognitions, The Roads to the Present
A magical, meditative account of Spanish history, art, archaeology and travels by the noted writer. Settle (Turkish Reflections) conjures Cervantes, El Cid, the Moors, Visgoths, Romans, Lorca and Balboa as she writes of a road trip from Castile in central Spain to the southern coast.
This book on the history and culture of Islam in Spain is detailed but readable.
Bread and Oil, A Celebration of Majorcan Culture
An appreciative account of peasant traditions, especially food, in rural Majorca. Author Tomas Graves, the son of Robert Graves, was raised on the Spanish island.
111 Places in Mallorca That You Shouldn't Miss
This "111 Places" guide to Mallorca profiles so many strange and original places that it will surprise even loyal residents. Each hidden gem reveals the history and unique flavor of the Spanish island.
Food and Wines of Spain
This classic collection of 400 recipes, interwoven with cultural commentary and culinary history, is a pleasure to read, but prepare to become hungry.
Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Mallorca
A handy, illustrated pocket guide with highlights and must-sees for the traveler.
A Traveller's History of Spain
This survey of Spanish history features a useful chronology, historical gazetteer and a long section on contemporary life. It covers early settlements through the Romans, Goths and Moors to the present.
A tale of family, togetherness, overcoming differences and... vacation! When a busy, rapidly-changing family from Manhattan combines for a two-week trip to Mallorca, Spain, with a same-sex couple, everyone leaves with something more than a great suntan.
Sofia, a young anthropologist, has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother's unexplainable illness. She is frustrated with Rose and her constant complaints, but utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life. She and her mother travel to the searing, arid coast of southern Spain to see a famous consultant--their very last chance--in the hope that he might cure her unpredictable limb paralysis.
Culture Smart! Spain
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.