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Seville, Sunshine, Love and the Flamenco!
on 14 February 2002
Orange Bitter, Orange Sweet, is rather an apt name for a book dealing with love and loss in and around Seville in Spain. The story revolves around a group of friends, some English, some Spanish and one German - exploring the relationships within the group and how the differences in cultural attitudes mark those relationships. The relationship between James and Borja is the central focus of the book and explores the complexity of sexuality (Gay relationship) and how they both view the relationship based on their cultural values.
The book has a rich and vivid texture and Anthony McDonald succeeds in making the reader wish they were in Seville listening to the Flamenco being played by Karston on his guitar.
The book is excellent and well worth reading and if you are like me, you will be booking your ticket to Seville!