CASTLE IN ANDALUSIA by Elizabeth Spriggs
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CASTLE IN ANDALUSIA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A book entitled The Old Man Dies failed to put Elizabeth Sprigge on the map. Perhaps because it was an unfortunate title. The book itself deserved wide popularity. Now comes Castle in Andalusia, the story of an English girl -- very English -- who marries a Spanish grandee -- very Spanish -- of Royalist sympathies and traditions. Her struggles to adapt herself to his expectations of her position as his wife, the graphic picture of life in a rundown castle, teeming with family retainers and peasants, the curious problem of her relations with Podro, unacknowledged illegitimate half brother of her husband, the sharp contrasts of the extreme and sordid poverty of the peasants on the place, and the glamorous pageantry of life. It makes interesting reading. Then comes the Revolution -- and the counter-revolution -- a unique picture of a little understood side of modern Europe. A book that will repay some special effort in calling it to your customers attention.

Pub Date: March 19th, 1935
Publisher: Macmillan