SPAIN BOOK REVIEW: January – ‘The Exile’ by Mark Oldfield

1954: Comandante Guzmán is out of favour and in exile. Franco’s one-time favourite secret policeman has been posted to the Basque country, a desolate backwater – in his eyes – of simmering nationalism, unlikely alliances… More

SPAIN BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Sentinel’ by Mark Oldfield

Madrid 13 January, 1953:  The Spanish Civil War has been over for 13 years, but Franco swore he would never forgive or forget his opponents. And he hasn’t.  At dawn tomorrow, 15 enemies of the… More

SPAIN BOOK REVIEW: July – The Spanish Civil War 80th Anniversary – Part 2: Fiction

Following on from yesterday’s post –SPAIN BOOK REVIEW: July – The Spanish Civil War 80th Anniversary – Part 1: Non-fiction, here is part two, novels based around the Spanish Civil War. It is a particularly difficult… More