'One of the great books about Spain' - Tristan Garel-Jones, Observer
Cees Nooteboom was born in the Hague in 1933. He is a poet and the author of prize-winning fiction and travel books. In 1993 he won the Aristeion European Literature Prize for his novel The Following Story. His books have been translated into many languages.
"One of the great books about Spain" -- Tristan Garel-Jones * Observer * "His prose is as sturdy as a good Rioja, and equally delicious" -- Sara Wheeler "With this immensely attractive book, Cees Nooteboom joins a select band of writer... who have the rare ability to evoke the soul of a nation. No one with a feeling for Spain should fail to read this book" * Daily Telegraph * "Invites the reader to share the excitement, experiences, even food, that the author has encountered while weaving his way through [Spain] slowly and deliciously... Mr. Nooteboom lingers in out-of-the-way places most tourists miss" * New York Times Book Review * "Nooteboom plunges fervently into the fabric of Spain itself" * San Francisco Chronicle *