¡Va por ti!: This is for you!
Author: Liz Parry
Date First Published: 30/09/2020
A phrase book by Liz Parry, together with an insight into Spanish customs. Do you know how to establish your turn in the queue to buy a loaf of bread? Or what to say when you answer the phone? Can you order coffee exactly the way you like it? Do you wish you knew the right thing to say at a Spanish wedding or funeral, or at the birth of a baby? If you are living in Spain and want to know more about its customs and how to communicate with your neighbours, then this book is for you. This book was previously published by Santana Books as "Liz Parry's Spanish Phrase Book" while the author was the Editor of the English-language newspaper SUR in English, and was based on her weekly column about living in Spain. Now retired, she has updated its contents for new readers.
About the Author
Liz Parry was born in Salisbury in the UK, and grew up partly in Warlingham (Surrey) and mostly in Retford (North Nottinghamshire). She studied Spanish and French at Birmingham University and since then has lived almost all her life in various parts of Spain. In 1979 she moved permanently to Malaga and now describes herself as a ‘malagueña de adopción’.
After several jobs, including simultaneous interpreting at a summer sports university (“hard on the brain but good for weight loss”) and taking time out to have children, she started working for the weekly newspaper SUR in English, later becoming Editor and the driving force behind the publication’s motto: Linking Communities. Her role in keeping the English-speaking population informed and in touch with what was happening around them was rewarded in 2017 with royal recognition in the form of a British Empire Medal for services to British residents in Andalucía. In 2018 she was presented with the ‘Medalla de honor’ by the Malaga Press Association.
Now retired, the author continues to write while making the most of all that Malaga has to offer, and maintains her role as trustee of the English Cemetery Foundation and of Cudeca, and as Vice President of the Costa Press Club. She is also a confirmed life-long learner - and says
Nunca es tarde para aprender - It’s never too late to learn