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A Long Hard Slog

Spanish Steps – Travels With My Donkey by Tim Moore A Review by Robert Bovington This post has moved to my “Books about Spain” blog:- http://bovingtonbooksaboutspain.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/a-long-hard-slog/ Advertisements

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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee

A Review by Robert Bovington First Edition As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) is an autobiographical account of an epic journey around Spain in the nineteen thirties. It is 1934 and Laurie Lee, the author, is a young … Continue reading

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"Familiar Spanish Travels” by William Dean Howells

A review by Robert Bovington William Dean Howells (1837 – 1920) In October 1911, American William Dean Howells travelled to Spain. The author wrote about his experiences in “Familiar Spanish Travels”. As an avid reader of books about Spain, I … Continue reading

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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

A review by Robert Bovington Given that this book was written 500 years ago it is surprisingly readable. In fact, it is a thoroughly enjoyable and often comical read. Maybe it is Edith Grossman’s translation that has made it accessible … Continue reading

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Castilian Days by John Hay

A Review by Robert Bovington Castilian Days I enjoyed this book. Unlike many travel books about Spain, it was not all about cathedrals, churches and castles. American John Milton Hay was more famous as a statesman than as an author … Continue reading

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Glories of Spain by Charles W. Wood

A Review by Robert Bovington “Glories of Spain” was published in 1901 and describes the travels and adventures of Charles W. Wood and his friends, on a trip to Spain. Despite the book title, the party only visited the east … Continue reading

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