When in Spain reading list: 16 must-read books on Spain - Episode 34

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I've put together a 'When in Spain Reading List' of 16 of my favourite reads about Spain.

My recommendations include books on Spanish history and society, light reads about moving and adapting to life in Spain, Flamenco, Moorish history, culinary tradition and a great Spanish recipe book, that's a must-have if you love cooking Spanish food!


My Spain bookshelf

I'll give you a background to each book, read you some excerpts and give you my review of them too. So if you need some recommendations, here are mine!


South From Granada


And...here's a list of the books I talk about in this episode:


Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain and Its Silent Past - Giles Tremlett

The New Spaniards - John Hooper

South from Granada - Gerald Brenan

Duende - Jason Webster

Andalus - Jason Webster

The Road to Santiago: Walking the Way of St James - René Freund

A Late Dinner: Discovering the Food of Spain - Paul Richardson

Tasting Spain: A Culinary Tour - H.M Van den Brink

Homage to Catalonia - George Orwell

Spain - Jan Morris

Driving Over Lemons - Chris Stewart

The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society - Chris Stewart

The Last Days of the Bus Club - Chris Stewart

The Telling Room - Michael Paterniti

Footprints in Spain: British Lives in a Foreign Land - Simon Courtauld

Spain: The Cookbook / 1080 Recetas de Cocina - Inés Ortega & Simone Ortega


Incidentally, after making this episode I recorded an episode with Paul Richardson, author of A Late Dinner: Discovering the Food of Spain. The episode is here: Self-sufficiency in Extremadura with author Paul Richardson

Homage to Catalonia

Keep your ears out for the When in Spain Readinglist Part 2, when I´ll be talking through some more of my favourite reads about Spain.




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