Write Around the World with Richard E Grant

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Write Around the World with Richard E Grant

Postby Enrique » Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:38 pm

Hi,

An interesting series........Series 1 : Episode 3 is about Andalucia........on BBC iPlayer

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/ ... rd-e-grant
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Re: Write Around the World with Richard E Grant

Postby chrissiehope » Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:23 pm

Sounds interesting - will take a look :-)
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Re: Write Around the World with Richard E Grant

Postby Flashman » Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:46 pm

good shout... really enjoyed the Naples and Granada episodes

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Re: Write Around the World with Richard E Grant

Postby Miro » Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:19 am

Great tip, thanks :thumbup: Just a little disappointed he chose Marbella and not Torremolinos - he could have picked one of my favourites, The Drifters by James Michener, and one of my favourite quotes: "Wandering through Torremolinos by night is like touring a sewer in a glass-bottom boat." :lol:
Slightly ashamed to admit I've never read I Stepped Out One Midsummer Morning, but have just ordered it, as well as Pictures from Italy, which has also somehow slipped by me.
Anyone have any other recommended reading of this genre?
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Re: Write Around the World with Richard E Grant

Postby Trooperman » Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:54 am

"Anyone have any other recommended reading of this genre?"

Ther are three books in Laurie Lee's autobiographical story:

Cider With Rosie; As I walked out One Midsummer Morning; and A Moment of War.

The first has little if no connection with Andalucia, but the last memoir, albeit short, is a reminder of all that was truly awful about the Spanish civil war.
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Re: Write Around the World with Richard E Grant

Postby olive » Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:01 am

Good heads up Enrique :thumbup:

Watched the Naples episode last night.

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Re: Write Around the World with Richard E Grant

Postby Miro » Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:56 am

Thanks Trooperman, I've ordered Moments of War as well now. I recently read Orwell's Homage to Catalunya, so that should be a good one to continue the theme :thumbup:
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Re: Write Around the World with Richard E Grant

Postby Trooperman » Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:42 am

Orwell's is, in my opinion, a strange book. It really focusses on the chaos of war and, in this particular case, the futility engendered by opposing political dogma. I've not researched it, but I suspect that Ken Loach's film "Land and Freedom" took some of that futility as a base where political correctness was more important than pure ideology. If you want a feel for that film, a visit to the village of Mirambel (where much of the film was shot) is in order.
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