We purchased an inexpensive earlier edition of this Andalusia-focused text to accompany the thicker Frommer and Steve's Spain guidebooks and we were pleasantly surprised. The Cadogan guide provides a different point of view, with more historical and cultural comment and much less practical information (i.e. hotel and restaurant reviews). As a thin volume, we carried Cadogan with us, until I foolishly dropped the book from my shoulder bag in Triana (Sevilla) - luckily near the end of our ten-day intinerary through Cordoba, Granada and Sevilla. I wanted to cry! As mentioned, we bought the slightly outdated previous additional for a few dollars, since we were relying on the current other guides to give us the up-to-the-minute practical info. This strategy worked perfectly. I recommend that any traveler to these Andalusian cities, particularly those on a first visit, purchase this guide as a good supplement to the other better-known guidebooks, whether you carry it to Spain, or not.