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  • Paperback 496 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (5 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571279392
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571279395
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 171 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tremlett's work will bring many who think we know Spain to confront what we have hesitated to acknowledge even to ourselves. (Matthew Parris)

Tremlett writes with humour, modesty and a great affection for his subject (Miranda France Daily Telegraph 2006-03-19)

a transfixing, elegantly written account of Spain today (Siobhan Murphy Metro 2006-03-22)

Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Spain. (Sarah Williams BBC History Magazine 2006-04-01)

A feast of a book (Irish Times)

'Lively and well-informed ... at once a history, a journalistic inquiry and a travel book.' (Sunday Telegraph)

'An invaluable book ... Ghosts of Spain has become something of a bible for those of us extranjeros who have chosen to live in Spain ... A country finally facing its past could scarcely hope for a better, or more enamored chronicler of its present.' (New York Times Book Review)

'Tremlett skilfully transports the reader back and forth from the medieval atmospher and tragic events of Spain's mid-twentieth century, to its modern and sophisticated present.' (Guardian)

'A brilliant evocation of Spain ... vivid and sensitive.' (Spectator)

'Excellent ... Tremlett writes with humour, modesty and a great affection for his subject.' (Daily Telegraph)

Book Description

Ghost of Spain by Giles Tremlett, in a newly revised and updated edition of the Guardian journalist's journey through contemporary Spain examining the darker sides of its history.

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