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Author Tremlett, Giles.

Title Ghosts of Spain : travels through a country's hidden past / Giles Tremlett
Edition Paperback edition
Published London : Faber, 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  946.08 Tre/Gos 2007  AVAILABLE
Description xxiv, 437 pages ; 20 cm
Contents Introduction: The edge of barber's razor -- 1. Secretos a voces -- 2. Looking for the generalisimo -- 3. Amnistia and amnesia: The pact of forgetting -- 4. How the bikini saved Spain -- 5. Anarchy, order and a real pair of balls -- 6. The mean streets of Flamenco -- 7. Clubs and curas -- 8. Men and children first -- 9. 11-M: Moros y cristianos -- 10. In the shadow of the serpent and the axe -- 11. The madness of Verdaguer -- 12. Cofins, Celts and clothes -- 13. Moderns and ruins
Summary Spaniards are reputed to be amongst Europe's most voluble people. So why have they kept silent about the terrors of the Spanish Civil War and the rule of dictator Generalísimo Francisco Franco? The appearance, sixty years after that war ended, of mass graves containing victims of Franco's death squads has finally broken what Spaniards call 'the pact of forgetting'. As these graves were dug up, Giles Tremlett embarked on a journey around Spain - and through Spanish history
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Includes index
Originally published: 2006
Subject Tremlett, Giles -- Travel -- Spain.
National characteristics, Spanish.
Regional disparities -- Spain.
Spain -- Description and travel.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Influence.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939.
Spain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780571221684