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Fascinating journey through a now-vanished world,
By A Customer
This review is from: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Paperback)
A fascinating journey through a now-vanished world. Spain, when Laurie Lee walked its length, was almost mediaeval in parts.
He's a wonderful, lyrical storyteller and (like all the best travel writers) has a love of people and places. The combination makes for a stunning book.
Anyone who knows modern Spain, particularly the Costa del Sol and Andalusia, will find the book amazing. Fuengirola is a small fishing village.
It brings home how much the world has changed in 50 years. I'm also filled with admiration for the bravery of a young man, who spoke no Spanish, but who caught a ship and went exploring.