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Paradors of Northern Spain

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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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

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

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

Eyewitness Guide Northern Spain

SPN315
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
272
1465457305
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A literate, visually rich guide to northern Spain from Galicia across Asturbias and the Basque Country to La Rioja to the Pyrenees.
$25.00

Eyewitness Guide Portugal

PGL05
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
480
1465440526
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide features hundreds of photographs and drawings, an excellent overview of the culture and history and good information about where to go and what to do.
$25.00

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

Barcelona Map

SPN105
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
386609373X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed city map, laminated and folded for easy reference.
$9.95

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 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

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

My Portugal, Recipes and Stories

PGL93
George Mendes
Harry N. Abrams
2014
256
1617691267
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A showcase of 125 Portuguese recipes interwoven with tales and anecdotes by the author, a Michelin-starred chef. His 125 mouthwatering recipes include his signature Duck Rice and Garlic Seared Shrimp, Mozambique Shrimp and Okra with Piri Piri.
$35.00

A Traveller's History of Portugal

PGL32
Ian Robertson
Interlink Publishing Group
2002
352
1566564409
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively, admirably concise survey from prehistory to the present, great for travelers to Portugal who would like an overview of the country's history and culture.
$14.95

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

Lisbon, War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945

PGL98
Neill Lochery
Hachette
2012
306
1610391888
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This well-researched chronicle of intrigue and espionage uncovers the backstage role Lisbon played in WWII as the conflict raged around neutral Portugal.
$17.99

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 Basque History of the World

SPN116
Mark Kurlansky
Penguin Putnam
2001
288
0140298517
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Kurlansky's engaging portrait of the seven provinces of Basque lands takes in everything from language to culinary heritage, role in the Spanish Civil War and seafaring traditions.
$17.00

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

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

I'm Off Then, Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago

SPN420
Hape Kerkeling
Free Press
2009
333
1416553878
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Overweight, overworked and unfit, Kerkeling turns an arduous trek across the French Pyrenees into a superb opportunity to deploy his self-deprecating humor and barbed wit in this laugh-out-loud account of an unlikely pilgrim.
$17.00

Journey to Portugal, In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture

PGL23
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
2002
464
0156007134
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Jose Saramago's richly detailed account of his journey across Portugal in 1979. He combines his vivid impressions of the Portuguese landscape and people with a dose of history, fiction and meditation.
$17.95

Small Memories

PGL82
Jose Saramago
Houghton Mifflin Company
2012
192
0547752636
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this contemplative memoir, the Portuguese Nobel laureate recalls a childhood both dark and magical, split between the growing city of Lisbon and the tiny village of Azinhaga.
$13.95

The Road to Santiago

SPN209
Kathryn Harrison
National Geographic
2003
176
0792237455
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The novelist's personal and meditative account of journeys along the Route of St. James, from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela.
$20.00

Travels with My Donkey

SPN242
Tim Moore
St. Martin's Press
2006
328
0312320833
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this wickedly comic account of grand adventures on the 500-mile pilgrimage to Santiago de Campostela with a French-speaking donkey, Moore salts his anecdotes of fellow travelers and grand adventures with an account of the history and culture of the med
$17.99

Day of Atonement

PGL100
David Liss
Random House
2015
400
034552019X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A young man returns to the streets of Lisbon under assumed name, falling in with a group of old friends who will aid his quest: to find the man who killed his father. A dramatic story of obsession, loss and redemption set against the backdrop of 18th-cent
$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

Requiem: A Hallucination

PGL09
Antonio Tabucchi, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2002
110
0811215172
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Tabucchi's fever-dream tour of a vanishing Lisbon. The narrator, an "adopted Portuguese," returns after many years and visits cemeteries, brothels and gentlemen's clubs, in an ambiguous search for the ghosts of his past.
$14.95

The Maias

PGL07
Jose Eca de Queiros
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2007
633
0811216497
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This sprawling family epic is worthy of comparison to the greatest accomplishments of Proust and Tolstoy. It's the atmospheric story of the decline of an affluent 19th-century Lisbon family.
$26.95

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 Stone Raft

PGL46
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
1996
300
0156004011
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A geological fantasy from the Nobel Prize-winning author, in which the Iberian Peninsula becomes unmoored from France.
$16.99

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

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

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Marks of Identity

SPN25
Juan Goytisolo, Gregory Rabassa (Translator)
Serpent's Tail
2003
352
1852427671
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Banned under Franco, this is the story of a man struggling to get along without love for his country or himself. The author has written a number of novels concerning Spain on the periphery of the Western and Islamic worlds.
$15.00

Baltasar and Blimunda

PGL26
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
1998
343
0156005204
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This tale of two unlikely lovers in Inquisition-era Portugal is arguably Saramago's masterwork: a philosophically charged, intellectually rigorous historical drama which is also a captivating read.
$15.95

Painting in Spain 1500-1700

SPN183
Jonathan Brown
Yale University Press
1998
283
0300064748
PAPER
Art & Architecture
7/1/2017
0
0
0
0
Velazquez and El Greco are but a few of the Spanish artists discussed in this in-depth study of the art produced during Spain's golden age.
$45.00

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

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