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And my first SPANISH FEEDBACK. (Glad she left a translation,
though I was figuring it out. My French helps.)
El libro llego a tiempo. Es todo lo que esperaba. Estoy muy contenta
con esta compania. Volveria a comprarles denuevo. Puedo recommendar
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An excellent experience.
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Dear Charioteer Books (our Amazon Partner store), A precious little
volume, received two days ago, 09.24.2012, so carefully wrapped. An
earlier order elsewhere was lost in transit, so I was especially happy
to receive this. You have my profound thank you for the exactness of
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Check these out:
Peter T on Sept 25th - Normally, I don't bother with leaving
feedback. Pain in the ass. In this case, though, I'm glad to do so.
Seller was superb on all counts. Accurate in description, careful in
packaging, and prompt in shipping. In short, thoughtful and accommodating.
Lene on Sept 7th - This order arrived very fast ahead of
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excellent shape. I've almost finished the book and am enjoying it....
That drive through northern Spain to get here on the
Bay of Biscay, where France ceases at the Pyrenees and Spain juts out
into the Atlantic, is impossible to forget. Haunted and
abandoned castles on nearby hilltops, dry desert of Aragon turning
into the verdant Ebro Valley of Navarre. It's capital,
Pamplona, even without the bulls running and Hemingway getting drunk
(especially), is celestial. The occasional religious roadside
shrine, the less evident but persistent....
It was after noon the day my nephew Aaron and I got out of Madrid on
a straight shot to BARCELONA in the rental. My sister Pat and
her long time partner Kate paralleled our trip, we in the rental, they
in the fast train. We stayed a single night, and also for the
bull fight on Sunday at the old arena near the SAGRADA FAMILIA,
Gaudi's masterpiece of a 20th century church.
We had not been in a church since Segovia, and were not about to
start again with one so pricey....
On a day trip from Madrid, some thirty of us boarded a bus and
climbed a thousand feet into the northwestern hills about that many
miles out of the city to the cooler air of
Segovia. With such a large group as we
were, it had always been possible in Madrid to get around on our own.
But as with our day in Toledo, we had a wonderful
tour guide, and so we were not our own masters.
And so it was here when my nephew Aaron announced (to
me), after we managed our way....
A DAY TRIP OUT OF MADRID, TOLEDO is a marvel.
Perched over a bend in the river on the Route of Don
Quixote, linking the city with La Mancha Castile, is a town
occupied since the Bronze Age. Does that means
it's old? You bet it does.
If your on your way further south to Andalusi'a,
it's a great stop. Even the old churches have
art collections that include Velazquez and El Greco,
and you don't have to pay the pricey admission fees
The best place to start the day in Madrid is "up" at the EL
RETIRO, or "Parque del Buen Retiro," formerly ROYAL
GARDENS, on a hilltop, quite extensive, and more gentle and pretty
than New York's bustling, nervous Central Park. Joggers, puppet
shows around the lake, and of course punting boats can be expected,
but how 'bout a crazy, man-made mountain you can walk around on.
It reminds me of the one in Paris at the Buttes-Chaumont.
Our sixteen days in Spain in the spring of 2007 started soberly
enough, with a private tour of an exhibition at the Prado of the works
of a Venetian painter, the catalog of which was produced with the
efforts of my brother's life partner. He conducted the tour with
great panache, mentioning before speaking of the largest painting in
the most prominent position, that it was "the worst piece"
in the lot, and for good and many reasons he went on to enumerate.
What a stunning, friendly town. Everyone said we would be bored
with the rest of Spain after a week in the great city of Madrid,
pronounced more or less Mah-dreeeed, with a guttural ending, as the
bus tour guide explained coming from the airport.
So much to get used to: the FOOD, ah me! Tapas! Delicious, but
also strange, difficult flavors everywhere. So much old, so much
modern. Walking from our hotel by the Porta de Atocha rail
station, south of the center,....
What is it about Spain? I don't even speak Spanish, and yet
love the place. A mere two weeks there three years ago with a
lot of my family for an exhibition of paintings at the Prado, the last
week being off to drive through the Pyrenees from Barcelona with my
nephew Aaron. We busted the tail light of the rental in one of
those casbah hill towns in Castile left over from muslim Spain.
The road kept getting narrower as we climbed the hill.
Finally we got....
The autumn spectacular leaf coloring that makes the Northeast so
briefly electric is at peak in the New Jersey Highlands, as you see
in the photo taken mid October. We are planning our SPAIN
spectacular, with comment and books to include travel, political
dialogue, and fiction, literary and popular. Send us ideas for
books you want. And all of them, as my nephew Aaron likes about
my site, at prices I myself would be willing to pay.
Then after Thanksgiving and through....
has people looking for books? They're flying out the door
here, doing a month of sales in one long weekend. Thank you for
Man Booker Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book
Award, not to forget the Bancroft ...
We have them all on SPOTLIGHT this month. Some
short-listed, even some long-listed. Take a chance on a writer
you've heard of, and now you can afford to try. Buying two on
the page even lowers your overall shipping per....
IT CAN BE DIFFICULT to find the time in September to read, but all
the more reason to value the relaxation to the body a book gives
while engaging the mind. You may have heard of a writer during
the summer, maybe someone a friend suggested, or someone you just
never got to. This is your chance. Our selection is
small, but eclectic.
IF YOU came to this site after finding another book you liked and
wanted to see if there might be another of the same quality,....