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Our Lady Of The Sewers: And Other Adventures in Deep Spain

Paul Richardson

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The Hungry Student, Prose: non-fiction, Travel writing

*A fascinating and personal portrait of a culture in danger of dying out: rural Spain.

Paul Richardson's mission - 'to sieve out the ancient, perverse and eccentric from the new, nice and normal' - took him from coastal plain to mountainous peak. It also took him, often, by surprise. From ritual pig killings to wood-chopping competitions, from an alchemist who eats stone, to pilgrimages in the name of obscure Virgins, his journey into deep Spain is captivating, often hilarious, sometimes surprising - and always highly illuminating.

'Richardson writes vividly about some of the wilder characters he meets ... read OUR LADY OF THE SEWERS if you want a glimpse of the surviving truth behind tour-operator cliches, and for a view of Spain that is becoming ever harder to find' SUNDAY TIMES

'Puckish, witty, casually erudite . delivers acute and sharply observed portraits of both people and places' TLS

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Praise for Our Lady Of The Sewers: And Other Adventures in Deep Spain

  • Richardson writes vividly about some of the wilder characters he meets ... read Our Lady of the Sewers if you want a glimpse of the surviving truth behind tour operator cliches, and for a view of a Spain that is becoming ever harder to find - SUNDAY TIMES

  • Witty and knowledgeable ... fascinating - THE TIMES

  • Fascinating ... The really amazing thing about Spain is that it continues to stimulate people into writing books as interesting as this - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

  • He knows stuff about Spain we fly-by-nights can only guess at - GUARDIAN

  • Puckish, witty, casually erudite ... delivers acute and sharply observed portraits of both people and places - TLS

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Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson won critical acclaim for 'Indulgence', 'Our Lady of the Sewers' and 'Cornucopia; A gastronomic tour of Britain'. He is fast-becoming one of Britain's leading food-history/travel writers.

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