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  • Historical Dictionary of the Catalansby Helena Buffery; Elisenda Marcer

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 92.99

    Historical Dictionary of the Catalans deals not only with the people who live in Catalonia, but with the language and culture of the Catalan countries. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture,... more...

  • The Road to Santiagoby Kathryn Harrison

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 20.00

    Displaying her "real talent for conjuring far-flung times and places," Kathryn Harrison tells the mesmerizing story of her 200-mile pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. In the spring of 1999, Kathryn Harrison set out to walk the centuries-old pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. "Not a vacation, " she calls it, "but a time out of time."... more...

  • The Basque Countryby Paddy Woodworth

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 17.99

    The Basque Country is a land of fascinating paradoxes and enigmas. Home to one of Europe's oldest peoples and most mysterious languages, with a living folklore rich in archaic rituals and dances, it also boasts a dynamic modern energy, with the reinvention of Bilbao creating a model for the twenty-first-century city. In The Basque Country, Paddy... more...

  • The Alhambraby Robert Irwin

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    The Alhambra, the 'red fort' on its rocky hill above Granada, with its fountained courts and gardens, and intricate decoration, has long been a byword for exotic and melancholy beauty. In a stimulating new book in the 'Wonders of the World' series Robert Irwin, Arabist and novelist, examines its engrossing and often mysterious history. Built by a... more...

  • Driving Over Lemonsby Chris Stewart

    Sort Of Books 2011; US$ 5.82

    Meet Chris Stewart, the eternal optimist. At age 17 Chris retired as the drummer of Genesis and launched a career as a sheep shearer and travel writer. He has no regrets about this. Had he become a big-time rock star he might never have moved with his wife Ana to a remote mountain farm in Andalucia. Nor forged the friendship of a lifetime with his... more...

  • A Parrot in the Pepper Treeby Chris Stewart

    Sort Of Books 2002; US$ 5.82

    Chris Stewart's DRIVING OVER LEMONS told the story of his move to a remote mountain farm in Las Alpujarras -- an oddball region of Spain, south of Granada. Funny, insightful and real, the book became an international bestseller. A PARROT IN A PEPPER TREE, the sequel to Lemons, follows the lives of Chris, Ana and their daughter, Chloe, as they get... more...

  • Cataloniaby Michael Eaude

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 13.99

    Squeezed between more powerful France and Spain, Catalonia has endured a violent history. Its medieval empire that conquered Naples, Sicily and Athens was crushed by Spain. Its geography, with the Pyrenees falling sharply to the rugged Costa Brava, is tormented, too.Michael Eaude traces this history and its monuments: Roman Tarragona, celebrated by... more...

  • The Basque Countryby Paddy Woodworth

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 13.99

    The Basque Country is a land of fascinating paradoxes and enigmas. Home to one of Europe's oldest peoples and most mysterious languages, with a living folklore rich in archaic rituals and dances, it also boasts a dynamic post-modern energy, with the reinvention of Bilbao creating a model for the twenty-first-century city of cultural services and... more...

  • Authoring the Pastby Jaume Aurell

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    Authoring the Past surveys medieval Catalan historiography, shedding light on the emergence and evolution of historical writing and autobiography in the Middle Ages, on questions of authority and authorship, and on the links between history and politics during the period. Jaume Aurell examines texts from the late twelfth to the late fourteenth... more...

  • Goats from a Small Islandby Anna Nicholas

    Summersdale 2011; US$ 9.99

    Witty, pithy, and brimming with memorable characters, Anna's third book about working between two places is a delightful tribute to Mallorca's rich and varied way of life   Life is never simple for PR consultant Anna Nicholas as she attempts to cut loose her ties with London for a rural existence in Mallorca with her family. Despite nearing... more...