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Want to find out about books written in or about Spain? Then search no further!

 Alan Gandy

Book Review: The Life and Death of the Spanish Republic (Henry Buckley)

Book Review: The Life and Death of the Spanish Republic (Henry Buckley)

A while back I asked Rod Younger from Books for Spain to recommend a book on the Spanish Civil War. He suggested “The Life and Death of the Spanish Republic” by Henry Buckley. I never really paid much attention to Spanish history when we lived back in Lanzarote where it has little relevance in many […]

 Elle Draper

Author Spotlight – Paul Rice

Author Spotlight – Paul Rice

Recently I read “Dangerous Games” by Paul Rice, part of the Jake Collins series. Normally I steer clear of spy novels, but because Paul lives in Spain… I wanted to read the book in order to feature him on this website. Paul has kindly taken some time to chat with us, and we hope you […]

 Elle Draper

May Book Review – Drunk as a Skunk, Naked as a Jay Bird (Brits Abroad)

May Book Review – Drunk as a Skunk, Naked as a Jay Bird (Brits Abroad)

I stumbled across this book recently when Amazon were running a promotion. I don’t know what drew me to it… but every now and again I like to surprise myself. I was not disappointed.

 Elle Draper

Costa Women – Diversity meets Creativity

Costa Women – Diversity meets Creativity

“Costa Women – Diversity Meets Creativity” is a joint initiative by members of Costa Women. It is a self-help book to help inspire others and offer support and strength.  Filled with personal experiences, it covers various topics including health tips, thoughts on wellbeing, spirituality, self-confidence, holistic healing, with advice from life coaches, as well as […]

 Elle Draper

April Book Review – Tapas and Tinto

April Book Review – Tapas and Tinto

Every now and again I stumble across a book that makes me roar with laughter straight away. Tapas and Tinto is one example. This book caught my eye because the author, Pete Wolstencroft, attended the University of Portsmouth. Links to purchase the book follow the review. Enjoy!

 Elle Draper

March Book review: “Sandwiches in The Sun” – Chris Herman

March Book review: “Sandwiches in The Sun” – Chris Herman

Regular visitors to this blog will know that we lived in Lanzarote for a few years before moving to Almeria. So when Chris Herman told us about his book, Sandwiches in The Sun, I was keen to read it!

 Elle Draper

February Book Review. “From Barcelona” – Jeremy Holland

February Book Review. “From Barcelona” – Jeremy Holland

The vast majority of books that I have read recently with a Spanish theme, have been non-fiction. Stories about moving to Spain, Living in Spain, loving Spain…  the list goes on. So I really enjoyed reading “From Barcelona – Jeremy Holland” recently.

 Elle Draper

Book Review – Going Local in Gran Canaria

Book Review – Going Local in Gran Canaria

I am always wary when offered “destination guides” to read/review… as so often they offer quite a narrow view of the area in question. Let’s face it – we all have different ideas of what we like to do whilst visiting somewhere. For example… when Alan and I visited Madrid, we headed straight for the […]