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5.0 out of 5 stars A "must" for serious tourists in north-east Spain, 29 Jan 2009
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A. I. Watt (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Catalonia: A Cultural History (Paperback)
This book has just the right balance of history and culture, ancient and modern. It gives the reader a real feel for today's Catalunia and its journey from pre-Franco to present democracy, and its gentle quest for a measure of independence. It ranges from the buildings of Barcelona to the Monastery at Montserrat, and from the protest songs of Raimon to the passion of the Camp Nou and Barcelona F.C. I would have liked more detail in the small Catalunia map provided, and perhaps a street map of Central Barcelona but these are minor criticisms of what is a fascinating read for the indending visitor. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb survey of Catalonia - its history, art, politics and cultural heritage, 15 Dec 2007
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Richard Zimler (Portugal) - See all my reviews
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I loved this book. Michael Eaude writes with a novelist's sensibilities about a region that he clearly adores, and he is able to translate his passion into captivating chapters about everything from cuisine to architecture to anarchist politics and history. I particularly enjoyed the section on Catalan music and its connection to the region's political movements since I knew nothing about that subject. He writes concise and often poetic prose, and his flashes of wit enliven his text. For anyone preparing to visit Catalonia or explore its history, this book would be a great place to start. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Guide to the real 21st Century Catalonia, 8 Mar 2014
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I have read Michael Eaude's other book "Barcelona" which I enjoyed very much, learning a lot and visiting places on the city I otherwise would not have found.

This book points one in so many directions and whets the appetite for many more visits in Catalonia.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative, 28 Mar 2013
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Have just started reading this, after returning, and it puts a lot into perspective. But the photos are terribly reproduced - much darker and smaller than they deserve.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb survey of Catalonia - its history, art, politics and cultural heritage, 18 Dec 2007
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Richard Zimler (Portugal) - See all my reviews
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I loved this book. Michael Eaude writes with a novelist's sensibilities about a region that he clearly adores, and he is able to translate his passion into captivating chapters about everything from cuisine to architecture to anarchist politics and history. I particularly enjoyed the section on Catalan music and its connection to the region's political movements since I knew nothing about that subject. He writes concise and often poetic prose, and his flashes of wit enliven his text. For anyone preparing to visit Catalonia or explore its history, this book would be a great place to start. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Need to know about Sant Sadurni, 1 Nov 2013
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We desperately need to know about Catalan history and culture as we have fallen in love with Sant Sadurni and wnat to move there. This book is a great introduction.
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