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Footprints in Spain By Simon Courtauld

Footprints in Spain
by Simon Courtauld

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Part history, part memoir, part travelogue - a fascinating tour of Spain by an author who knows its history and culture inside out
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Footprints in Spain: British Lives in a Foreign Land by Simon Courtauld

Part history, part memoir, part travelogue - a fascinating tour of Spain by an author who knows its history and culture inside out. Britons have been drawn to Spain for many centuries. It has played host to bloody wars and legendary love affairs that have shaped the culture, history and psyche of both nations. Over time, Spain has made its mark on many of our best-loved artists, thinkers, writers and royals. Intelligent, humane and idiosyncratic, this book tells the story of great British lives in Spain from the Pyrenees to Gibraltar and La Coruna to Valencia. In doing so, it vividly charts the tumultuous history of Spain, its people and its British visitors, from Catherine of Lancaster to Laurie Lee. Writing with warmth, colour and an eye for a great anecdote, Courtauld gets to the heart of Spanish life and sheds new light on this eternally fascinating country.

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Footprints in Spain Reviews


Praise for Courtauld's previous books: 'Simon Courtauld is both an acute observer and an accomplished writer. This book entertains and instructs.' Spectator; 'Every page offers some surprising, often informative, anecdote or digressive titbit...' Times Literary Supplement

About Simon Courtauld


Simon Courtauld is the author of seven previous books including To Convey Intelligence (Profile Books) and Border Life (Elliott & Thompson). As well as spending many years travelling Spain he has been legal correspondent to the Times, deputy editor of the Spectator and a regular contributor to the Telegraph. He lives in Devizes, Wiltshire.

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GOR010299721
Footprints in Spain: British Lives in a Foreign Land by Simon Courtauld
Simon Courtauld
Used - Good
Hardback
Quartet Books
2016-10-20
240
0704374196
9780704374195
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.