Our Lady of the Sewers

Our Lady of the Sewers

by Paul Richardson
     
 

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

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

Witty and knowledgeable ... fascinating—THE TIMES

Richardson writes vividly ... read OUR LADY OF THE SEWERS for a view of a Spain that is becoming ever harder to find—SUNDAY TIMES

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780349108575
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Richardson has written on Spanish cultural themes for publications as diverse as HARPERS, the SUNDAY TIMES, the EUROPEAN, the OBSERVER and ATTITUDE.

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