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Ghosts of Spain : Travels Through a Country’s Hidden Past

A newly revised and updated edition of Guardian journalist Giles Tremlett’s journey through contemporary Spain examining the darker sides of its history.

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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 and the rule of Dictator Generalisimo Francisco Franco? The appearance - sixty years after that war ended - of mass graves containing victims of Franco's death squads has finally broken what Spaniards call 'the pact of forgetting'. At this charged moment, Giles Tremlett embarked on a journey around Spain - and through Spanish history. Tremlett's journey was also an attempt to make sense of his personal experience of the Spanish. Why do they dislike authority figures, but are cowed by a doctor's white coat? How had women embraced feminism without men noticing? What binds gypsies, jails and flamenco? Why do the Spanish go to plastic surgeons, donate their organs, visit brothels or take cocaine more than other Europeans?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Giles Tremlett is the Guardian's Madrid correspondent. He has lived in, and written extensively about, Spain almost continuously since graduating from Oxford University twenty years ago.

ISBN9780571279395
Book Title

Ghosts of Spain

Publisher

Faber

Imprint

Faber

Genre

Travel Writing

Format

Paperback

Dimensions

200mm X 120mm

Date Published

June 2012

Pages

496

Weight0.370 kg

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