Posts Tagged ‘Blenheim Palace’
September 15, 2012 by Lydia Syson
Paul Preston must know more about the history of twentieth-century Spain than anyone else alive. A captivating speaker, who charms with his truculence, he’s a hero to thousands, including me.
The first time I heard him in public I squeezed into the last seat of a dark and crowded basement at the Instituto Cervantes just as he began to introduce his fellow speaker, Julián Casanova. The event was called ‘Remembering the Spanish Civil War’. I gulped, keep reading