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Madrid : A Literary Guide for Travellers

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Madrid has now overtaken Barcelona to become Spain's most visited and popular city. Its literary tradition has always been deeply ingrained in the city's history and poets and writers continue to hold court in the city's literary salons. Jules Stewart guides the reader on a colourful journey through more than 400 years of literary and intellectual life, centred mostly in the Barrio de las Letras, and brings to life the people and places, vivid anecdotes and rich historical detail that made Madrid the heart of literary Spain.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27.94mm | 432g
  • I.B. TAURIS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 15 black and white illustrations and 2 maps
  • 1788310993
  • 9781788310994

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"Stewart, who lived in Madrid for 20 years ... [gives] a full and rewarding portrait of this city that he clearly knows intimately, paving the way for fellow explorers, both in the literal and literary sense." -- New York Journal of Books
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About Jules Stewart

Jules Stewart is a journalist, historian and author. He was born in New York and worked there in various guises - including a yellow cab driver - over the years. His books include Madrid: The History; Albert: A Life; The Kaiser's Mission to Kabul; On Afghanistan's Plains: The Story of Britain's Afghan Wars and Gotham Rising: New York in the 1930s (all published by I.B.Tauris); Crimson Snow: Britain's First Disaster in Afghanistan; The Savage Border: The Story of the North-West Frontier; Spying for the Raj: The Pundits and the Mapping of the Himalaya and The Khyber Rifles: From the British Raj to Al Qaeda. He lives in London.
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