The best books about emigrating to Spain

Alan Cuthbertson Author Of Fiestas and Siestas Miles Apart
By Alan Cuthbertson

The Books I Picked & Why

South from Granada

By Gerald Brenan

Book cover of South from Granada

Why this book?

Even though this book was written in the 1920s, any visitor to inland Spain today will feel like they have been transported into its pages. The situations he finds himself in, mixed with the characters and traditions he has to deal with, make you feel like his book could have been written yesterday.

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We've Gone to Spain

By Tom Provan

Book cover of We've Gone to Spain

Why this book?

I bought this book when we first decided to move. It's jam-packed with advice and tips for anybody thinking of moving to Spain. From the kind of property available, to the cost of living, right down to the small details like, the postal service and internet availability. This book is great for those traveling through Spain looking for somewhere to put down their roots.

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Driving over Lemons

By Chris Stewart

Book cover of Driving over Lemons

Why this book?

I've never met an expat that hasn't read this book. Chris Stewart has a unique style of explaining situations and places that bring alive the imagination. The humour he uses keeps the book entertaining, and to be honest, it was after reading this book that encouraged me to convert my emails back home into a book of a similar style. Thanks Chris.

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Lonely Planet Spain 12

By Anthony Ham, Stuart Butler, Anna Kaminski, John Noble, Miles Roddis, Brendan Sainsbury, Regis St Louis, Andy Symington

Book cover of Lonely Planet Spain 12

Why this book?

This book is the equivalent of Google for Spain. Any expat, holidaymaker, or even if you're just passing through, you need this book. No matter where you are, or going to in Spain, this book will have everything you need to know, from opening times, fiesta dates, accommodation, even directions.

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Homage to Catalonia

By George Orwell

Book cover of Homage to Catalonia

Why this book?

If you are going to live in Spain then you need to know the background of the Spanish civil war. This is a sensitive subject, especially amongst inland villages where opinions are still divided over 80 years later. Orwell was originally a correspondent sent to report on the war, but it wasn't long before he joined the fighting against the fascists.

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