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Ghosts of Spain Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past by Giles Tremlett
  

Ghosts of Spain Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past

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Synopsis

Ghosts of Spain Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past by Giles Tremlett

Spaniards are reputed to be amongst Europe's most forthright people. So why have they kept silent about the terrors of their Civil War and the rule of General Franco? This apparent 'pact of forgetting' inspired writer Giles Tremlett to embark on a journey around Spain and its history. He found the ghosts of Spain everywhere, almost always arguing. Who caused the Civil War? Why do Basque terrorists kill? Why do Catalans hate Madrid? Did the Islamist bombers who killed 190 people in 2004 dream of a return to Spain's Moorish past? Tremlett's curiosity led him down some strange and colourful by roads, and brought him unexpected insights into the Spanish character.

Reviews

Praise for Ghosts of Spain

[Tremlett] paints a rich, multicolored canvas of one of Europe's most fascinating nations. --Entertainment Weekly This well traveled journalist...knows his subject as he ventures through the past to explain the present personality of a country so varied that even in modern times its complicated medieval legacy is part of everyday life.

-- Washington

Times (Ann Geracimos) Tremlett has written a smart and highly readable book that mixes incisive political history with sophisticated cultural reporting. -- Seattle

Times (Robin Updike) [An] incisive and engaging book....[Tremlett's] sober analysis of how the Madrid train bombings of March 11, 2004...exposed deep fissures in Spanish society is the best report I've read on the subject....[A]n invaluable book. Indeed, since it appeared in Britain last year, 'Ghosts of Spain
has become something of a bible for those of us extranjeros who have chosen to live in Spain. A countr

About the Author

Giles Tremlett is the Guardian's Madrid correspondent. He has lived in Spain - and written extensively about the country and its people - almost continuously since graduating from Oxford University thirty years ago. His books include Ghosts of Spain, described as a 'brilliant evocation of Spain ... vivid and sensitive' (Spectator) and Catherine of Aragon, which BBC History Magazine called 'Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Spain.'

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2012

Author

Giles Tremlett

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Travel writing

ISBN

9780571279395

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