Ghosts of Spain

By Giles Tremlett,

Book cover of Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain and Its Silent Past

Book description

Spaniards are reputed to be amongst Europe's most forthright people. So why have they kept silent about the terrors of their Civil War and the rule of General Franco? This apparent 'pact of forgetting' inspired writer Giles Tremlett to embark on a journey around Spain and its history. He found…

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1 author picked Ghosts of Spain as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

As the Guardian correspondent in Madrid, Giles Tremlett’s book is a no-holds-barred deep investigation into the Spanish psyche and recent history and its uncomfortable relationship to the trauma of the Spanish Civil War. It is brave, provocative, deeply-researched but above all immensely readable.

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