Sep 212012
September fiestas in Spain and an excellent new book

Contrary to what you may believe, September is a good time for fiestas in Spain.  This was pointed out to me recently by my pal, Rod Younger, who runs Books4Spain – the best on-line bookshop for Spain related books on the marketplace. Indeed, Rod has just produced an article on some of the unusual fiestas in Spain in September and these may be of interest to you, if you are in Spain now or thinking […]

Jul 162012
The most popular books about Spain

Do you know what the most popular books about Spain are? Well, I had no idea – so I asked my pal Rod Younger of Books4Spain to draw up a shortlist of the most popular books about Spain that he sells.  I thought that this would be interesting, as it would stand as a handy guide for anyone seeking some good summer reading. As many of you know, Rod runs Books4Spain which is an on-line […]

Mar 152012
Jason Webster, author of five books about Spain and expert on the culture of Spain

Few people know the complexities of Spain better than Jason Webster, who has written five books about Spain – four of which have been factual.  In fact, Jason is an acknowledged expert on the complex and fascinating culture of Spain and writes for a number of quality newspapers in the UK, as their expert on the country. Jason’s first book was Duende, which has become a standard work for anyone interested in flamenco, one of […]

Jan 112012
Great books about Spain, 'The Spanish Temper'

As an Anglo-Spaniard with a long history of living and working in Spain on and off over the last 40 years, I was keen to read this recently re-published book of Pritchett’s views and opinions about Spain and its people based on the 4 years he spent in Spain in the 1920s and subsequent visits in the 1940s and 50s. Pritchett follows in the footsteps of other foreign travellers, such as Borrow, Ford, Maugham, Sanford […]

Dec 112011
Special Discounts for Culture Spain readers as Books4Spain takes on Amazon

Recently, I was having a chat with Rod Younger of Books4Spain about the sales of books and the revolution in the way that books are sold.  This, of course, is of some importance to me as the author of five books with my new book, The Laptop Entrepreneur, out this week.  The question, of course, is how to buy books now and the importance of niche on-line book shops – with Rod Younger offering a […]

Nov 252011
Books about Spain, a wonderful new resource!

I am delighted to be able to report that my friend, Rod Younger, has just opened his on-line book store: Books4Spain (  This, as the name suggests, is a specialist book store that deals only in English language books and ebooks about Spain, whether fact or fiction. Most conventional book stores have a restricted number of books about Spain – with books about Spain usually scattered throughout a shop, depending upon their category: fiction, travel, biography, history, […]

Sep 242011
New book about Spain, buying property in Spain and moving to Spain

I am delighted to report that my book ‘How to Buy Spanish Property and Move to Spain – Safely’ has just been published in print form, as well as being now available on Kindle and as an e-book.  In fact, I received my first copies yesterday, which is always a nerve wracking moment for an author (does the cover look alright – are there any hidden errors etc.?).  However, it looks good and should do […]

Aug 122011
Culture Spain growing all the time in importance and relevance!

So, Culture Spain has just received its 100,000th unique visitor – in just over twelve months (since 22 July 2010)! Meanwhile, the number of people coming onto Culture Spain has been steadily increasing day by day, month by month.  This, we believe, is because we strive hard to provide information about Spain that is consistently objective and authoritative – whilst (we hope) being sufficiently quirky, at times, to be both fun and interesting. Certainly, the […]

Aug 112011
Rick Stein on Spain, spreading the word

The recent Rick Stein on Spain television series has recently generated a huge amount of justified interest in Spain. This has complemented our efforts at Culture Spain where, as you know, we constantly do our bit to spread the word about Spain! Interestingly, we will soon be joined by Books4Spain, a new online bookstore specialising in English language books about Spain.  In fact, the express aim of Books4Spain is to help you discover books about Spain – on subjects ranging […]