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Literary Andalucia

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

An invaluable companion for anyone who is interested in the literature of Andalucia. Andalucia – A Literary Guide for Travellers by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards (IB Tauris) This is a thoroughly-researched, comprehensive guide to every major writer who has ever lived, or spent time, in Andalucia. From Miguel de Cervantes to Michael Jacobs, ...

Review of 2014’s blog posts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

This year, here on the Blog, as always, we've covered a wide variety of topics - from culture and gastronomy to local news - everything from International Sherry Week to the Seville Film Festival, Spain winning top place as the world's number one wine producer, and Andalucia as Trip ...

As I Walked Out: One man’s journey in the footsteps of Laurie Lee

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_14412" align="aligncenter" width="379" caption="On the 100th anniversary of Laurie Lee's birth, the book takes readers on a revealing journey across 21st-century Spain."] [/caption] To celebrate the centenary of Laurie Lee's birth, Paul Murphy retraced the writer's journey on foot across pre-war 1930s Spain from Vigo to Almuñecar, as recounted years ...

La Noche en Blanco – late-night culture-fest in Sevilla

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

This Friday night, 26 October, Seville is holding a "Noche en Blanco", a night-time cultural festival. It's a full evening programme of events being held throughout the city, embracing all disciplines: literature, music, art, sculpture, at over 30 locations. Just to the north of the Setas, otherwise known as Metropol Parasol, is a group ...

Latin love poetry by moonlight

Monday, July 9th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_7060" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption=""Nocturnal pleasures - literature and seduction in Rome"."][/caption] Romantics among you will be interested to hear about night-time visits to the Roman city of Italica, just outside Seville, which take place on weekends throughout the summer. The theme: Latin love poetry. Italica is one of Andalucia's most important ...