Speak the Culture: Spain by Andrew Whittaker
Speak the Culture: Spain is the second in a new and exciting concept of travel and culture guides. It provides insights into history, literature and philosophy, performing arts, cinema and fashion, media, food and drink, and information about daily Spanish life. It takes a different approach to the more typical guide books by providing real-life experiences and exploring what really makes the Spanish tick.
Speak the Culture: Spain Content:
- Identity: the foundations of Spanish culture
- Literature and philosophy
- Art and architecture
- Performing arts
- Cinema and Fashion
- Media and communications
- Consuming culture: food and drink
- Living culture: a day in the Spanish life
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About the Author of Speak the Culture: Spain
Andrew Whittakeris a successful journalist and writer who has traveled widely, and written extensively on France and the Mediterranean countries. Speak the Culture: Spain, is his second book in the series.
Reviews of Speak the Culture: Spain
Speak the Culture: Spain is the second in a new and exciting concept of travel and culture guides. Perfect for residents who want to immerse themselves in Spanish culture and life, it provides history, literature and philosophy, performing arts information, cinema and fashion, media, food and drink culture, and information about daily Spanish life. It takes a different approach than typical guide books, providing real-life experiences and exploring what really makes the Spanish tick. InMadrid Magazine An essential addition to any Spain fan’s library. To get to grips with Spain and the Spanish, you have to get to grips with the culture argues a fabulous new book. Living Spain Magazine
When I’m off sunning my self in Espana I always make sure I look and feel the part. Hey, I may not speak the language but thanks to Thorogood’s Speak the Culture I feel just as Spanish as the next person.
Rather then just concentrating on useless phrases to disappoint your waiter with, this book focuses on the history and lifestyle of the country, while also looking at their architecture, food and literature. So rather then going to a gorgeous country and spending all day cemented to the beach go there with a little knowledge and embrace it. Beauty and the Dirt
The second in a series of books (the first was on France) that promises to unravel the DNA of a nation. It’s like a breezier, brighter version of one of those Contexts sections in the back of a Rough Guide, a tapas menu with bite-sized chunks on everything from history to film. Michael Kerr The Daily Telegraph
Whether you own a second property in Spain or visit as a tourist, you can get much more out of your experience by exploring what makes the Spanish tick. Caché+ Magazine