A Woman Unknown voices from a Spanish life

A Woman Unknown voices from a Spanish life

Paperback (06 Apr 2000)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Lucia Graves, daughter of the poet Robert Graves and his wife Beryl, grew up in the beautiful village of Deia on the island of Majorca. Neither Spanish nor Catholic by birth, she nevertheless absorbed the different traditions of Spain and felt the full impact of Franco's dictatorship through the experience of her education. Lucia found herself continually bridging the gaps between Catalan, Spanish and English, as she picked up the patterns and nuances that contain the essence of each culture.

Portraying her life as a child watching the hills lit up by bonfires on Good Friday, or, years later, walking through the haunting backstreets of the Jewish quarter of Girona, this is a captivating personal memoir which provides a first-hand account of Catalonia, where Lucia lived and raised a family. It is also a unique and perceptive appraisal of a country burdened by tradition yet coming to terms with political change as the decades moved on.

Book information

ISBN: 9781860495533
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
DEWEY: 946.08092
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 273
Weight: 328g
Height: 205mm
Width: 146mm
Spine width: 18mm