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In this masterly book, now in a revised and updated fourth edition, Michael Jacobs looks with fresh eyes at all the traditional delights of Andalucia. 
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In Search of Andalucia

If your idea of a holiday is sitting on the beach all day, think again. In Search of Andalucía will inspire you to explore further and appreciate the history behind Spain's most popular holiday destination. More >

Ghost of Spain

The Spanish are reputed to be amongst Europe's most voluble people. So why have they kept silent about the terrors of the Spanish Civil War?
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Two Middle Aged Ladies in Andalucia

Penelope Chetwode's sole companion on her ride over the disused mule tracks and goat paths in the wilds of Andalusia in 1961 was the twelve-year-old bay mare, La Marquesa. More >

A Literary Guide for Travellers

As vibrant and compelling as the region itself, Andalucia: A Literary Guide for Travellers illuminates the very soul of Spain.
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The Flamencos of Cadiz Bay

Gerald Howson went to Cadiz in Andalusia, Spain to learn Flamenco in the 50's. This is his account and is essential reading for anyone interested in Flamenco. More >

The Life of Manuel Cortes

In this absorbing narrative, based on numerous interviews conducted by the author, Cortes's incredible ordeal is supplemented by his experiences during the Civil War. More >

Al Andalus

Clive Finlayson now returns with an evocative, wonderfully illustrated, personal tribute to the Iberian Peninsula, embracing history, geography and ecology. More >

A Guide to the Spanish Countryside

This information-packed new sister title to Santana's 2003 classic Finca is the result of sixteen years' owning and farming a small-holding in Andalucía. More >

Between Two Fires

For long the subject was taboo. Now a new books throws fresh light on a forgotten war that raged in the 1940s and early 1950s in the mountains of Spain. More >

Back Roads of Southern Spain

In 432 information-packed pages award-winning author David Baird covers 25 excursions to delightful and little known corners of southern Spain. "Recommended reading" (Weekend Guardian). More >

Seeking Silverio

Renowned writer and researcher Paco Sevilla, aware of the great wealth of flamenco knowledge available but inaccessible sets out to produce a readable history around the lives of great artists from the early years. More >

South from Granada

Between 1920 and 1934, Gerald Brenan lived in the remote Spanish village of Yegen and depicts his time there. Knowledgeable, elegant and sympathetic, this is a rich account of Spain's vanished past. More >




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