So many books, so little time… (part 11)

Raggle-Taggle: Adventures with a Fiddle in Hungary and Roumania  (1933) by Walter Starkie I had seen Walter Starkie mentioned elsewhere, but Fernando Diaz-Plaja wrote about him with such enthusiasm in The Spaniard and the Seven Deadly Sins  that I couldn’t resist tracking down some of his books. Starkie was an Irish writer, translator and scholar. … Continue reading So many books, so little time… (part 11)

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Trashumancia

In a futile attempt to escape the relentless heatwave that’d been terrorizing Europe this summer we spent a week at the in-laws’ rustic little cottage in the Jerte Valley. Lucyna, the Polish woman who takes care of Lola’s father, was pushing him around the garden in his fancy new wheelchair. She was chainsmoking, as always, … Continue reading Trashumancia