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A Week in...Spain

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXSPN281

Buy these 5 items as a set for $84 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

A Traveller's History of Spain

SPN06
Juan Lalaguna
Interlink Publishing Group
2001
304
1566564069
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This survey of Spanish history features a useful chronology, historical gazetteer and a long section on contemporary life. It covers early settlements through the Romans, Goths and Moors to the present.
$14.95

The Alhambra

SPN226
Robert Irwin
Harvard University Press
2004
213
0674060333
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Irwin's brief, indispensable guide introduces the stunning Moorish palace and fortress complex, revealing its mysteries, myths and significance with wit and insight.
$17.50

Homage to Catalonia

SPN03
George Orwell
Harcourt Books
2015
256
0544382048
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
5/9/2015
0
1
0
0
Orwell's portrait of the Barcelona uprising and the spirit of a city at war is a classic, an observant and heartfelt report from the streets.
$14.95

Eyewitness Guide Spain

SPN05
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
672
1465440208
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb, colorful guide covering all of Spain features bright photography, dozens of maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$30.00

Spain & Portugal Adventure Map

SPN22
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1566955394
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided full-color map of Spain and Portugal at a scale of 1:1,000,000 with good shaded relief, topographic detail, roads and waterways.
$12.95

Andalucia Map 578

SPN107
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2061007651
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A travelers' map of Andalucia and the Costa del Sol at a scale of 1:400,000 with city plans of Seville, Malaga and Granada.
$11.95

Culture Smart! Spain

SPN342
Marian Meaney
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338383
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture provides a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$11.99

Eyewitness Guide Barcelona & Catalonia

SPN121
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
208
1465437541
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this superbly illustrated guide features color photography, dozens of local maps and detailed information on the region's attractions.
$20.00

Eyewitness Guide Seville and Andalusia

SPN15
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
288
1465438351
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This wonderfully organized and visually rich guide features excellent maps, essays on the culture, history and geography of Andalusia, along with a practical block-by-block guide to Seville.
$23.00

Fodor's Madrid's 25 Best

SPN172
Fodor's
Fodor's
2014
128
0804143463
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide includes an excellent pull-out map of the center of Madrid and essential information on its highlights, including restaurant recommendations and sightseeing.
$13.99

Xenophobe's Guide to the Spanish

SPN509
Drew Launey
Trafalgar Square
2009
96
1906042489
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful -- and entertaining.
$9.95

Food and Wines of Spain

SPN100
Penelope Casas
Random House
1982
457
0394513487
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This classic collection of 400 recipes, interwoven with cultural commentary and culinary history, is a pleasure to read, but prepare to become hungry.
$37.50

Moorish, Flavors from Mecca to Marrakech

MDE213
Greg Malouf, Lucy Malouf
Independent Publishers Group
2014
224
1742706959
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A celebration of the spices and flavors of the Middle East, North Africa, Spain and the Mediterranean, this collection of recipes includes dishes such as mango tart filled with orange blossom water and Atlantic salmon grilled with sumac. Features full-color photographs.
$29.95

Spain and the World Table

SPN496
Martha Rose Schulman, Culinary Institute of America
DK Publishing
2011
272
075668899X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
For this superb new tribute to Spanish flavors, the Culinary Institue of America brought together a wide array of popular chefs from Spain and around the world, asking them for recipes that exemplify Spanish cuisine. Includes a map of culinary regions in Spain.
$22.95

Barcelona

SPN01
Robert Hughes
Vintage Books
1993
570
0679743839
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
A Longitude favorite, this big, thoroughly enjoyable cultural history of the city touches on architecture, art, religion and literature from Roman outpost to today.
$22.00

Ghosts of Spain

SPN323
Giles Tremlett
Bloomsbury USA
2007
396
0802716741
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Tremlett captures the Spanish character, history and modern politics in this masterful portrait, interweaving the story of his love for the country (where he has lived for 20 years) with interviews, anecdotes and observation.
$20.00

South From Granada

SPN447
Gerald Brenan
Gardners Books
2008
336
0141189320
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A masterful interpreter of the culture and politics of Spain, Brenan writes beautifully of his time in Yegen, a small town in Andalucia's Sierra Nevada, in the years leading up to the Spanish Civil War in this beloved classic, originally published in 1957.
$19.95

Spain, The Root and the Flower

SPN13
John A. Crow
University of California Press
2005
455
0520244966
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Take this book with you to Spain: it's an absorbing, well-written account of Spanish cultural history from prehistory to the Romans, Jews, Moors, Golden Age and on to Franco and his legacy in Spain.
$29.95

The Arts of Intimacy, Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture

SPN365
Maria Menocal, Jerilynn Dodds, Abigail Balbale
Yale University Press
2009
416
0300142145
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Using the visual art and literature of medieval Spain, the authors illustrate the vibrant mix of three cultures that have become part of the Castilian identity.
$214.00

The New Spaniards

SPN08
John Hooper
Penguin Putnam
2007
458
0141016094
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This survey of the cultural, political and economic changes in Spain since the death of Franco offers an authoritative and compelling look at the everyday life of Spaniards.
$18.00

The Ornament of the World, How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

SPN185
Maria Rosa Menocal, Harold Bloom (Introduction)
Little Brown and Company
2003
272
0316168718
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A lively, illuminating portrait of the Andalucian Kingdom, its cultural achievements and religious tolerance from the eighth century to 1492.
$16.00

The Story of Spain, The Dramatic History of Europe's Most Fascinating Country

SPN429
Mark R. Williams
Golden Era Books
2009
352
0970696930
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Williams brings Spain to life through the tales of El Cid, Columbus, King Philip II, Cervantes, St. Theresa, Goya, Picasso and others from ancient times through the Golden Age to today.
$22.95

The Story of the Moors in Spain

SPN12
Stanley Lane-Poole
Black Classic Press
2010
285
0933121199
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully readable, sweeping tale of splendor and tragedy, first published in 1866.
$18.95

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

SPN454
Laurie Lee
David R. Godine
2011
192
1567923925
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A new edition of Laurie Lee's gorgeous memoir of youthful adventures in Spain on the brink of civil war, second in his autobiographical trilogy. Arriving in Galicia July 1935, the British poet tramps from Vigo north through Valladolid and Segovia to Madrid, Toledo and Seville. supporting himself with not much more than his wits and a violin, he continues around the coast to Cadiz (which he did not much like) and Almunecar, the then-sleepy Andalusian village where he was holed up as the war broke out.
$15.95

Driving over Lemons, An Optimist in Andalucia

SPN135
Chris Stewart
Vintage Books
2000
256
0375709150
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Stewart's memoir about moving with his wife to a farm in Alpujarras is charming and insightful. Unlike many expatriates, Stewart manages to ground himself far enough into the community to make lasting friends -- as well as a home for his young daughter.
$15.95

Grammar Lessons

SPN345
Michele Morano
University of Iowa Press
2007
184
158729530X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Morano, who lived in Oviedo in the early 1990s, reflects on the humor and trials of living in a new language in these 13 essays on travel in Spain and search for self.
$22.50

Iberia, Spanish Travels & Reflections

SPN16
James Michener
Fawcett
2015
960
0812969804
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this best-selling travelogue, Michener presents a compulsively readable and well-observed account of his love affair with Spain and all things Spanish. It has achieved the status of a classic, rich in detail and insightful.
$18.00

Spanish Recognitions, The Roads to the Present

SPN205
Mary Lee Settle
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
358
0393327175
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A magical, meditative account of Spanish history, art, archaeology and travels by the noted writer. Settle (Turkish Reflections) conjures Cervantes, El Cid, the Moors, Visgoths, Romans, Lorca and Balboa as she writes of a road trip from Castile in central Spain to the southern coast.
$22.95

The Face of Spain

SPN17
Gerald Brenan
Serif
2010
248
189795963X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Brenan searches for Lorca's unmarked grave (and knows not if he has found it), travels to the great mosque in Cordoba, the Synagogue of Toledo and other touchstones of Spain's history, in this immensely pleasurable portrait of Spain in 1949, the wounds of the war still fresh.
$18.00

The Train in Spain

SPN551
Christopher Howse
Bloomsbury USA
2014
256
1441198059
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This jaunt through Spain journalist and bestselling author Chris Howse takes us through 10 railway trips and more than 3,000 miles of Spanish countryside.
$29.95

Don Quixote

SPN23
Miguel de Cervantes, John Rutherford (Translator)
Penguin
2003
1072
0142437239
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The most famous work in Spanish literature, rendered in a lively, modern translation. It is the picaresque tale of a romantic, mad gentleman who imagines himself a knight errant.
$17.00

For Whom the Bell Tolls

SPN19
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
471
0684803356
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's great novel about the Spanish Civil War is a love story set during the four-day fight of anti-fascist units in the mountains.
$18.00

Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion

SPN173
Peter R. Bush (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2003
242
188351312X
PAPER
Anthology
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A collection of 30 stories from a who’s who of contemporary Spanish literature, including writers from Galicia, Leon, the Basque Country, Madrid and Barcelona.
$14.95

The Shadow of the Wind

SPN298
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Penguin Putnam
2005
512
0143034901
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the brooding atmosphere of post-WW II Barcelona, this gripping story-within-a-story has it all: murder, doomed love and a mysterious book which draws the young hero, Daniel Sempere, into the city’s dangerous underworld.
$17.00

The Sun Also Rises

SPN33
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
256
0743297334
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's great novel, which encapsulates the angst of the post-WWI "Lost Generation," is the story of unmoored American and British expats travelling from Paris to Pamplona.
$16.00

Victus, The Fall of Barcelona

SPN563
Albert Sanchez Pinol
HarperCollins
2014
464
0062323962
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A sweeping historical novel set in the early 1700s in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain. Pinol’s main character is Marti Zuviria, a treacherous, young military engineer who holds the fate of the War of Spanish Succession in his hands. Dark, witty and profound, the novel culminates in a great betrayal and the fall of Barcelona and Catalonia.
$29.99

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Eyewitness Guide Madrid

SPN122
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
232
146544064X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features bright color photography, dozens of excellent maps and a synopsis of the attractions in and around Madrid.
$23.00

For Kids

The Cricket Sings: Poems and Songs for Children

SPN97
Federico García Lorca
New Directions Publishing Corporation
1980
96
081120734X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This brief collection of folk songs and poems by Garcia Lorca (with English and Spanish on facing pages) will delight little ones and parents alike.
$10.95

Children's Travel Journal

GEN118
Adrienne Hartman (Illustrator), Anne Banks
Little Bookroom
2004
48
0964126206
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An inspired workbook and travel journal for children, spiral-bound and printed on heavy paper to accommodate lots of glue and watercolor. The book invites young travelers to get busy, alternating lined and unlined pages, with illustrations and suggestions throughout.
$19.95

Spanish Flash Cards

GEN203
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2016
50
1780044658
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the Spanish word on the reverse.
$8.99

I, Juan de Pareja

SPN155
Elizabeth De Trevino
Macmillan
1984
180
0374435251
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This Newbery Award-winning children's novel, based on a true story, chronicles the evolution of the friendship between the Spanish painter Velazquez and his African slave. Ages 9-12.
$7.99

Shadow of a Bull

SPN160
Maia Wojciechowska
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
151
1416933956
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this compelling award-winning, young-adult novel, everyone expects Manolo to become a bullfighter like his father. Not surprisingly, it features vivid descriptions of bullfights.
$6.99

If You Were There in 1492, Everyday Life in the Time of Columbus

SPN164
Barbara Brenner
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1998
112
0689822413
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A "you-were-there" history of medieval Spain, written for middle-schoolers and fun for the family. This clever illustrated history gives the facts of life in the cities and countryside from a child's point of view.
$8.99

Spain, The People

SPN165
Tara Steele, Noa Lior
Aa Balkema
2001
32
0778797333
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A pictorial and factual introduction to the people of Spain, geared for middle-schoolers. Chapters cover traditions, history, city and village life, homes, school, entertainment and food.
$7.95

Isabel, Jewel of Castille: Spain, 1466

SPN187
Carolyn Meyer
Scholastic Inc.
2000
202
0439078059
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The imagined diary of Isabella when she was still a youngster, written for middle schoolers. The book is designed to feel like a real princess's diary, with gold-embossed pages and a sturdy binding.
$10.95

Secrets in the House of Delgado

SPN188
Gloria Miklowitz
Aa Balkema
2002
182
0802852106
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Set in Spain in 1492 in the thick of the Inquisition, this historical novel tells of what happens when a Catholic orphan, taken in by a Catholic family of Jewish ancestry, agrees to spy on her protectors. For ages 9-12.
$8.00

Spain or Shine

SPN304
Michelle Jellen
Puffin
2005
224
0142403687
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Elena goes to Spain to strike out on her own, but the 16 year-old must first overcome her insecurities. The third book in the SASS (Students Across the Seven Seas) series.
$7.99

Isabel Saves the Prince, Based on a True Story of Isabel I of Spain

SPN388
Joan Holub
Aladdin Books
2007
48
068987197X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In this historical adventure for ages 4-8, Princess Isabel must protect her little brother from jealous King Henry, their half-brother who fears for his throne. Kids will enjoy spending time with the future Queen of Spain, who emerges as a plucky and sympathetic heroine.
$13.99