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Guardian journalist Giles Tremlett travels through Spain trying to penetrate the wall of silence obscuring the darker sides of its past. Giles Tremlett is the Guardian ‘s Madrid correspondent.
He has lived in, and written extensively about, Spain almost continuously since graduating from Oxford University twenty years ago. Settings Tips on technique 3: Point of view Tips on technique 4: Dialogue Tips on technique 5: Plot Tips on technique 6: Tense Tips on technique 7: Not available to order from this website, please try another retailer.
Guardian journalist Giles Tremlett travels through Spain trying to penetrate the wall of silence obscuring the darker sides of its past 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 Generalisimo Francisco Franco?
Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain and Its Silent Past: Giles Tremlett: Bloomsbury USA
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’.
At this charged moment, Giles Tremlett embarked on a journey around Spain – and through Spanish history. Spaniards, he found, had tried to wipe both the Civil War and Franco from their memory.
History, Tremlett discovered, was a tinder-box of disagreements for Spaniards. Who caused the civil war?
Why do Basque terrorists kill? Why do Catalans hate Madrid?
Did the islamist bombers who killed people in dream of a return to Spain’s Moorish past? The ghosts of the past were everywhere. Tremlett’s journey was also an attempt to make sense of his personal experience of Spaniards: How had women embraced feminism without men noticing?
Ghosts of Spain
Why do Spaniards go to plastic surgeons, visit brothels or take cocaine more than other Europeans? Finding answers to those questions involved travelling some strange and colourful byroads.
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