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Peter Handke, Spain and other Nobel laureates

The Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to the Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and the Austrian author Peter Handke last week. But did you know about the connection the later author has with Spain? In this article by Pablo de Llano (El País 13th October 2019)  we learnt that thirty
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La Mancha is not only in Spain

Last week a student mentioned in a class that she lives in a tiny village in the Scottish Borders, in Peeblesshire, which I have never heard before: Lamancha.
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An alien dressed as Madonna

An alien or Madonna?
Hooray! Waterstones did it again! In two months, two Spanish authors were included in its seasonal Book Club. In Spring it was the turn of Javier Marías, and now it’s the time to discover Eduardo Mendoza in the Summer Book Club.
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Learning a language, learning a culture

The windows and the entrance of the big bookshop chains generally display the big commercial titles and authors. It's no surprise to see something by J K Rowling or Morrissey's autobiography, but not a Spanish author. We were pleasantly surprised to discover The Inflatuations, the lat
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The best book of the year / El mejor libro del año

Ten years ago, Spanish photographer Paco Gómez, found a box of family photographs in the street. But these images were far away from typical family photos and Paco was intrigued to discover who they were.
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A beautiful adaptation of “Don Quixote”

Yesterday we spoke about Don Quixote, arguably the greatest novel of all time. If you are interested in reading it, Penguin Classics has a fantastic translation in English that we recommend, although if you have lot of time, a lot of patience and a good dictionary, you can always read
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