Category Anglo-Spanish Edwardians

Anglo-Spanish Edwardians (an occasional series) II: The Secret Life of Tomás Enrique Gurrin (1848-1913)

Sometimes in the course of research, a neat little mystery just falls right into your lap and upsets all your best laid plans, and everything else gets put on hold until you’ve solved it. Or is that just me? (I always did have a problem with focus…) As those of you who follow me on […]

Podcast! ‘In Old Madrid’ by Henry Trotere and Clifton Bingham

Ever wondered what Books on Spain sounds like? Well, here’s your chance to find out! In an experiment which may or may not go poof! at some point, here I am talking about the much-loved Victorian ballad “In Old Madrid” (Warning! Flugelhorns may be played! If you don’t like amateur musicians and poor sound quality, […]

(Belated) Happy 2013! On trains, new jobs, Roscón de Reyes and Anglo-Spanish Edwardians

It’s still January and so I think I am just about still in time to wish everybody a wonderful, joyful and book-filled 2013. Feliz aninovo, Feliz año nuevo and Happy New Year! This has been a quiet space for the last few months as I’ve been getting used to a new job and a new […]

Anglo-Spanish Edwardians (An occasional series) | 1: Leticia ‘Lily’ Higgin, 1837-1913

The research for my current book, The Edwardians and the Making of a Modern Spanish Obsession, has turned up dozens of long-forgotten writers, commentators and artists who in their different ways, shaped the modern British view of Spain. Many of them were of Anglo-Spanish origin or had family connections that placed them at the heart […]