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

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

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The appearance - sixty years after that war ended - of mass graves containing victims of Franco's death squads finally broke what Spaniards call 'the pact of forgetting'. This book takes us on a journey around Spain - and through Spanish history.

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The appearance - sixty years after that war ended - of mass graves containing victims of Franco's death squads has finally broken what Spaniards call 'the pact of forgetting'. At this charged moment, Giles Tremlett embarked on a journey around Spain - and through Spanish history. Tremlett's journey was also an attempt to make sense of his personal experience of the Spanish. Why do they dislike authority figures, but are cowed by a doctor's white coat? How had women embraced feminism without men noticing? What binds gypsies, jails and flamenco? Why do the Spanish go to plastic surgeons, donate their organs, visit brothels or take cocaine more than other Europeans?

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SKU GOR001254657
Title Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past
Author By (author) Giles Tremlett
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0571221688
ISBN 13 9780571221684
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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The appearance - sixty years after that war ended - of mass graves containing victims of Franco's death squads has finally broken what Spaniards call 'the pact of forgetting'. At this charged moment, Giles Tremlett embarked on a journey around Spain - and through Spanish history. Tremlett's journey was also an attempt to make sense of his personal experience of the Spanish. Why do they dislike authority figures, but are cowed by a doctor's white coat? How had women embraced feminism without men noticing? What binds gypsies, jails and flamenco? Why do the Spanish go to plastic surgeons, donate their organs, visit brothels or take cocaine more than other Europeans?
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001254657
Title Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past
Author By (author) Giles Tremlett
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0571221688
ISBN 13 9780571221684
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No