Going to bed with the Devil

The next of our profiles on English-language novels set in Catalonia is Jessica's Cornwell first novel, and the first of a trilogy – the second part is due out in 2017 – which creates a world that is rooted in medieval alchemy, including coded documents and witch-hunts, and is interwoven with a series of murders committed in modern Barcelona

The English Don Quixote

On the 400th anniversary of Cervantes' death, professor Bartolomé analyses his influence on Anglo-Saxon authors

A young girl browses on of the book stands at last year's edition of the book fair.  ALBERT SALAMÉ

Four kilometres of book shelves

The Setmana del Llibre en Català returns this September with more activities and more exhibitors and with the aim of encouraging reading among young people especially

Cheap beer, Barcelona's principal tourist attraction. Arxiu

Avoiding the Sagrada Família

Every year, thousands of young men and women flock to Barcelona just because it's a cool place to live. What destiny awaits them in this city of legend? They usually end up teaching English, though they may never have faced a classroom in their lives.

Nancy Cox and the cover of her book, Pleasant Days in Spain.  ARCHIVE

A city with charm

A bustling day in the enchanting city of Barcelona delights a well-travelled Amercian sculptor

Mallorca the Magnificent (New York, 1927 ARCHIVE

Waxing lyrical

A philanthropist from the US takes time from her wartime work to paint a picture of Mallorca with her words

Han Kang

books of the month recommended by linguae bookshop

Girona's El Call, the citys' medieval Jewish quarter.  JORDI SOLER

Secrets of the stones An Entrancing Forest

Fleeing madness and boredom in Sidcup, Patrice Chaplin found love, excitement and freedom in, paradoxically, Franco's dictatorship

Fool me Once - Harlan Coben

books of the month recommended by linguae bookshop

A selection by Caroline Earle White, A Holiday in Spain and Norway (Philadelphia, 1895), pp. 11-16Barcelona's famed Rambla at the beginning of last century.  PERE GIFRA ARCHIVE

The critical eye

A 19th century American animal rights campaigner observes the treatment of animals in Valencia