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Speak the Culture: Spain Paperback – Jun 30 2008


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"essential addition to any Spain fan's library. To get to grips with Spain and the Spanish, you have to get to grips with the culture argues a fabulous new book."Living Spain Magazine"When I'm off sunning my self in Espana I always make sure I look and feel the part. Hey, I may not speak the language but thanks to Thorogood's Speak the Culture I feel just as Spanish as the next person."Rather then just concentrating on useless phrases to disappoint your waiter with, this book focuses on the history and lifestyle of the country, while also looking at their architecture, food and literature. So rather then going to a gorgeous country and spending all day cemented to the beach go there with a little knowledge and embrace it."Beauty and the Dirt"the second in a series of books (the first was on France) that promises to unravel the DNA of a nation. It's like a breezier, brighter version of one of those Contexts sections in the back of a Rough Guide, a tapas menu with bite-sized chunks on everything from history to film."Michael Kerr The Daily TelegraphA"Whether you own a second property in Spain or visit as a tourist, you can get much more out of your experience by exploring what makes the Spanish tick.A"Cache+ Magazine

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Andrew Whittaker has travelled widely and written extensively on France and the Mediterranean countries.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Highly recommended to armchair and onsite world travelers alike Oct. 9 2008
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There's more to understanding people than language. "Speak the Culture: Spain" is a guide to those who may be visiting the land of Spain in the future. A guide to understanding the Spanish people, their culture, and how to avoid cultural misunderstandings, as well as what to expect, the contents within are as vital as a fluent grasp of the Spanish language. Also serving as a book of history, "Speak the Culture: Spain" is highly recommended to armchair and onsite world travelers alike.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Printed using a horrible orange font for headings and diagrams. Feb. 24 2013
By Lake Waters - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The unreadable orange color is used in everything but the actual text of the book. It made it annoying to read. Maybe not an issue to many but it kept me from even wanting to read the book casually.

The book has nothing to do with language. It is pretty much an encyclopedia of Spanish life. In hard to read orange.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
good and interesting book Aug. 21 2009
By Amorcompasivo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a good and interesting book for anyone who's now learning Spanish and want to know more about its rich and wonderful culture including ways of life written in English.


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