Posts Tagged ‘fiction’

  1. Talking about the Spanish Civil War

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    September 15, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    preston

    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


  2. And another thing

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    September 7, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    Amy' s pic of iBook filming

    I spent yesterday filming for the iBook edition of A World Between Us.  So I’m spending today with all the things I should have said yesterday swirling round my head.  Too late.  Did I really fail to mention the time my great-aunt Lulu was arrested after throwing a keep reading



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